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Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image Even as the national beauty obsession grows, a new virtual world has emerged to give kids another perspective about image. Credit: David Julian Eighth graders type furiously on the keyboards in a middle school computer lab. Their spirited online chat is all about appearances: Who looks gross? Who wants a makeover? Most teachers would ban this kind of digital discussion, but not health teacher Diane Whiting. Fruits Vocabulary ESL Interactive Board Game, apple, orange, peach Practice Fruits Vocabulary and Sentences with this ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Crocodile Board Game for Beginners (apple, orange, peach, pear, pineapple etc). ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. There are images and in some cases audio in these types of games. Please note that if you want to stop hearing the introductory audio repeating, simply click the start button. Click on the dice to roll. A random number will show up and you will advance.

Animal Adaptations (4/12) Wow! Every year my third graders do amazing work on their animal adaptation projects. Here are the animal adaptation power points that were just completed by my third graders this year. Our goal was to combine what we have learned about habitats, landforms, nonfiction reading and research to put these projects together. Be prepared to learn a lot about animals and how they adapt to their environments: Owls

Top 20 of Best Sites to Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself EmailShare 3EmailShare Do you feel uncomfortable showing your real photo in any online profiles and avatars? If your answer is Yes, here we have a solution to you – create a carton character of yourself. There are many free web services out there allow you to create a picture of yourself in a cartoonized way, so that you can use it to represent yourself on Facebook, Twitter, Gravatar, Windows Live Messenger, and other social networking sites. Today we have collected a list of 20 popular sites that allow you to create a cartoon character of yourself. The Literacy Block Saturday, 7 July 2012 at 3:47 pm A literacy block should provide a balanced program of literacy instruction including the following teaching/learning approaches to support reading and writing. Essential Reading Components: Modelled Reading

What’s the Game? Avatars in the Classroom : TEACH Magazine What’s the Game? : Avatars in the Classroom By Lisa Tran Everyone likes to learn. Not everyone enjoys the classroom experience, however, even the likes of Sir Winston Churchill who once said, “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” Vegetables Vocabulary ESL Vocabulary Interactive Crocodile Board Game Practice Vegetables Vocabulary with this ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Crocodile Board Game for Beginners (cabbage, carrot, broccoli, cucumber, potato etc). ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. There are images and in some cases audio in these types of games. Please note that if you want to stop hearing the introductory audio repeating, simply click the start button.

Arctic Plants As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. The Art Of Storytelling » Tell A Story Get inspired by featured artwork from the Delaware Art Museum and write a story through the interactive Tell a Story activity. Look through the images below for a brief introduction on how this activity works, or click on the link below to begin telling your story. Launch the Tell a Story Activity 1) Choose an inspirational work of art First, select a work of art as the inspiration for your story.

Writing game Writing games provide skills practice with authentic texts … Simple games can provide opportunities for language experience, explicit teaching, coaching and collaboration. Here’s a simple one I was playing recently. You need 45 minutes for crafting, reviewing, revising, sharing and feedback.

Avatar (computing) The word avatar originates in Hinduism, where it stands for the "descent" of a deity in a terrestrial form. (Deities in India are popularly thought to be formless and capable of manifesting themselves in any form.) In Norman Spinrad's novel Songs from the Stars (1980), the term avatar is used in a description of a computer generated virtual experience. In the story, humans receive messages from an alien galactic network that wishes to share knowledge and experience with other advanced civilizations through "songs". The humans build a "galactic receiver" that describes itself:

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