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50 Apps Students Will Be Using In Your Classroom 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers 9.43K Views 0 Likes Student blogging is a wonderful way to get into the world of online writing and learning. Free Elementary School (K-6) Physical Education Lesson Plans SPARK Elementary Physical Education (PE) The original SPARK Elementary PE study was funded by the National Institutes of Health to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in “real world” settings. SPARK Elementary PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.

Experimenting with storytelling Folktales can be a great way to introduce hands-on science into the primary-school classroom. Earlier this year, I ran workshops for young children (aged 7–10) and their parents to do hands-on practical activities linked to a cultural story or folktale. In many UK primary schools there are pupils from many different backgrounds, with as many as 25 native languages being spoken at some schools. Despite their differences though, everyone enjoys a good story. Ancient Civilisations, History, Key Stage 2 - Interactive Whiteboard Resources Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for KidsFlash Recommended if you are looking for information on the Ancient Egyptians or Ancient Greeks. Iron Age CeltsFlash A site with animated cartoon-style games and stories aimed at 7 - 11 year olds. It is about the early Celts. The fact file includes photographs of Iron Age objects.

American Council On Exercise It's no secret that poor nutrition and inactivity are putting today's youth at risk of developing life-threatening diseases as they age. According to the American Heart Association, about 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) are overweight (at or above the 85th percentile of Body Mass Index) and about 1 in 6 are obese (at or above the 95th percentile of Body Mass Index). Children should be learning about the extreme dangers of being overweight and obese as well as engaging in daily fitness-based activities. What better way to do this than to integrate it into the daily curriculum. See How the Rest of the World Celebrated with 'Christmas in a Day' by Ethan Anderton December 26, 2013Source: Sainsbury's A few years ago, exec producer Ridley Scott and The Last King of Scotland/Into the Void director Kevin Macdonald teamed up for a pretty impressive crowdsourced documentary. Life in a Day collected footage from all around the world to show people what it was like to be alive on July 24th, 2010. The feature length documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is available to watch on YouTube right now, and a holiday themed variation on that idea has arrived in the form of Christmas in a Day. Macdonald scales the scope back a bit by only featuring submissions from people celebrating Christmas in the United Kingdom. It's a nice dose of genuine Yuletide joy to check out on the day after Christmas.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 New Useful Grading Tools for Teachers The best thing about web2.0 technologies is that they are dynamic and lively. Some of them do have a relative short life span and they cease to exist after a short period of time but the majority continue for much longer.As a reviewer of such web tools I always make sure to be abreast of the new releases. I love to discover new tools and try them out before sharing them with my readers here. In fact the web is teeming with these tools and it will continue to be so as more and more publishers and developers are having free access to software that used to cost a lot in the near past. In today's post , Educational Technology and Mobile Learning you with some new grading tools that we have not covered in Teachers Best Web Tools.

David L. Katz MD "Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices" Available in English and Spanish! Nutrition Detectives™ is an innovative program for elementary school children. It shows them "5 clues" to read food labels and detect marketing deceptions while learning to identify and choose healthful foods. The program is novel, engaging, and efficient, imparting crucial information in minimal time. It can be presented using either a DVD video presentation (with Dr. Are you a mosquito magnet?- Read, listen and learn a little English! « Tiny Texts How do mosquitoes choose their victims? Summer is great but, if you ask me, it would be even better without mosquitoes. The little nuisances bite your skin, suck your blood and leave you with an itchy red patch. They seem to prefer certain parts of the body, like legs and ankles, but do they have a preference for certain people? Mosquito Alert (Photo credit: Travis S.)The answer is yes.