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Facts About Weights and Measures Most of the world uses the metric system. The only countries not on this system are the U.S., Myanmar, and Liberia. The metric system is based on 10s. For example, 10 decimeters make a meter (39.37 inches). Picture Books on YouTube One thing I love to do with my kids is to browse YouTube for fun educational songs and videos that we can watch together. I have found so many amazing picture books on YouTube. Most are animated and set to music making the stories come to life. SO many of our favorite stories are read and told in a fun way on there.

BIG ICONS, BIG AUSTRALIAN ICONS, AUSTRALIAN BIG ICONS, AUSTRALIAN ICONS The Big Apple - Stanthorpe QLD The Big Apple in Queensland is a tribute to all the apples grown around the Stanthorpe area! It can be found approximately 2.5 hours south-west of Brisbane, on the Cunningham Highway. The Big Arch of Victory - Ballarat VIC The Arch of Victory was opened in Ballarat in 1920, funded by female staff at Eleanor Lucas' Lingerie Factory.

10 free tools for creating infographics For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love the best infographics. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop CC is often beyond the limits that time allows. Luckeyfrog's Lilypad: The Perfect Book to Teach Asking Questions! Okay, I have a new favorite reading lesson-- my asking questions lesson! When I got a chance to work with Scholastic last spring, they gave us a bag of swag that any teacher would love, and it included the book This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, which is perfect for teaching a reading lesson about asking questions! (I’ve linked it to Amazon here, but I also highly recommend finding it through Scholastic Reading Club :) On my CRAFT board, we list "Ask questions before, during, and after reading" as a reading comprehension skill (although some of my kids think it belongs under Response to Text, so we concluded that it could go as either!). This is a really important skill for some of my struggling readers, because some of them never question what they read. They are just reading to get it over with!

Australian Geographic's 100 Aussie icons WHY DO AUSTRALIANS HOLD such disparate things so dear? Fly spray...Vegemite...A hat made from rabbits? A backyard washing line that does double duty as a frame for kids' cubbyhouses, or a vagabond who carries his bed on his back? An annual race of thoroughbred horses? So-Called "Digital Natives" Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows “In Google we trust.” That may very well be the motto of today’s young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the “digital natives” due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a perhaps misguided) perception that the young are more digitally in-tune with the ways of the Web than others.

20-Remembering-the-Anzacs The landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915 has been seen as a turning point in Australian history. Investigate the reasons for the Gallipoli campaign, the nature of the campaign, the sacrifices of young Australians at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, and the ongoing commemoration of Anzac Day in Australia. Area of focus: Gallipoli and other Australian World War I campaigns Why Use a Database? Subscription Databases » Why Use a Database? Why Use a Database? What is a subscription database anyway? And why should I use one? The Startup Guide - Creating a Better World Through Entrepreneurship The Wright brothers’ plane lifts off during the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 17 December 1903. By Ryan Allis Innovation is the process of creating something new that makes life better.

Grade 5 Links Cotton Creek School >> Library/Computer Lab >> Cotton Creek Links >> Grade 5 Please note that these links will take you out of District 118's website. District 118 is not responsible for the content of these site. If problems occur, please contact Amy Sanecki at 847-526-4700. Thank you. Design Your Classroom When they are in school, children spend most of their time in their classroom. But have they ever considered its design? Have they thought about why it was laid out in that way? Do they think they could create a better classroom layout? Before they actually start to design a classroom, you might want to encourage the children to think about some of the following aspects of the room: the contents of the room - what is actually in the room?

WEB 2.0 Tools I have known about some very interesting web 2.0 applications for a while. The obvious ones like wikispaces, wikipedia and alike, but also the online applications like word processors, spreadsheets and media sharing spaces like flickr. There are however many more that are really worth looking at. Click here for Web 2.0 Productivity Tools Web 2.0 Tutorials