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Around the Solar System - In Focus Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Saturn, and two operational rovers on Mars. Several others are on their way to smaller bodies, and a few are heading out of the solar system entirely. Although the Space Shuttle no longer flies, astronauts are still at work aboard the International Space Station, performing experiments and sending back amazing photos. With all these eyes in the sky, I'd like to take another opportunity to put together a recent photo album of our solar system -- a set of family portraits, of sorts -- as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries. Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Dozens of coronal loops gyrate above several active regions of the sun, as they were rotating into view on October 17, 2012. A Martian eclipse from the past.

visitor location Creating a Learning Environment for Young Children The following is an excerpt from Teaching Our Youngest. Introduction What do effective preschool teachers and child-care providers do? What does a classroom that can enhance learning look like? Effective preschool classrooms are places where children feel well cared for and safe. They are places where children are valued as individuals and where their needs for attention, approval, and affection are supported. They are also places where children can be helped to acquire a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for school success. Young children need teachers who welcome all children to their classrooms, including children from various cultures, whose first language is not English and children who have disabilities. Effective preschool teachers and child care providers: Know when children can figure out new ideas and concepts on their own and when it is important to explain things to them step-by-step. A Classroom to Enhance Learning Ms.

Hot Blog Tips | blog tips worth blogging about Qualtrics | Sophisticated Research Made Simple Free and Open Source Forum Software Google Sites for Teachers 2012 Edutech for Teachers » Tech Tip of the Week Gooru: Science & Math Resources February7 Resource: Gooru is new service whose mission is to provide teachers and students with a variety of multimedia resources – videos, diagrams, interactive displays, documents and quizzes – related to 5th–12th grade science and math topics. By creating a Gooru account, one has access to over 50,000 resources categorized into a variety of subject areas: earth science, biology, chemistry, geometry, and algebra to name a few. In addition to being able to search the Gooru resources by keyword, users can browse the Resource Library or check out Gooru favorites in the “Featured Resources” section as well. Another feature about Gooru that is worth mentioning is the fact that the site’s resources are vetted and published by educators and aligned to U.S. Integration Ideas: Use Gooru to increase student engagement and motivation to learn by connecting subject matter with 21st Century resources and real life applications. Tech Tip of the Week Archives February3

School and Education Technology Webinars eSchool News is proud to present a variety of webinars on the hottest topics in education technology. Our webinars are a great place to learn about new technologies, how your colleagues are solving concerns you may have and more. All of our webinars are free, just click on the links below to register. All you’ll need on the day of the event is internet access. After you register, you’ll be supplied with a link to log-in at the scheduled time. Can’t make the date or missed a previous webinar — don’t worry, our webinars are also recorded and archived. Introduction to 3D Printing Modules in the Classroom Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST Date: Tuesday, November 24th Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST About the Event We are thrilled to be offering this upcoming webinar on how to incorporate 3D printing course content into your own K-12 classroom! How to Deploy a 1:1 iPad Program in Education Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST

Web 2.0 Science Tools By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 1.0 tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some manner. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. EcoKids This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12) www.explorelearning.com This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. Google Google SketchUp Google Earth for Educators St.

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