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Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
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Cover Stories: Seeing Waste in a New Light For this week’s special issue “Working with Waste,” our cover features a photograph of bales of compressed aluminum cans destined for recycling—aptly titled “Blocks to Go.” It is the work of Washington, DC–based photographer Huguette Roe, who is quick to suggest another creative use for these blocks. “I have a small one I want to keep to make a table," she says. This sentiment exemplifies Roe’s general sensitivity toward environmental issues. This core ethos of looking at something in a new light, be it a discarded soda can or an idea, has influenced her artistic style. The cubes of recyclables in this photo lent themselves particularly well to her artistic sensibilities. Plastic coating from recycled wiring. CREDIT: Huguette Roe But it is not always easy to come by her subject matter. Details that both capture the science and produce an aesthetically arresting image are key criteria for all of our cover images. —Yael Fitzpatrick, Art Director, Science

Scholarships from Apple In Money and MacBooks Company of Creative Reinvention The longstanding computer rivalry between Apple and Microsoft represents the cutting edge competitiveness that is common in today’s forward technology industries. Since the mid-1970s when co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak dragged their first primitive Apple computer out of their garage workshop, Apple has been pushing the envelope on innovation – often with creative, minimalist gadgets that appeal to computer geeks and modern users of all kinds. From Start-up to Space Age Only a decade or so ago, Apple computers existed on the fringe of the PC world. STEM Revolution Forward-thinking industries require steady streams of talented innovators, so high need fields attract a lot of attention among corporate student aid benefactors. Technology fields are rich with opportunity for college funding. Apple Corporate Ethos Falls Heavy on Education Scholarships and college help go a long way, but Apple’s commitment to education does not stop there.

National History Day Contest What is the National History Day Contest, you ask? Each year more than half a million students just like you participate. You will choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. In the spring, you may enter your work into local NHD contests where it will be judged by professional educators and historians. Congratulations on embarking on your National History Day journey! The 2015 Kenneth E. 100 Free and Useful Tools for AP Students and Teachers High school students who opt to take AP classes may do so to become more prepared for college, to try to gain admittance to a top-notch school, or to get college credits and save both money and time on their education. These students and their teachers strive for a deeper level of education and understanding of the material they are studying. Luckily, there are plenty of free tools ranging from AP test prep to online courses and open courseware classes to student organizers to reference materials to research tools and beyond. AP Test Prep These tools and resources will help students prepare for their AP tests. AP Potential. Online AP Courses and Resources for AP Courses Students can take these online courses prior to testing or use these resources to learn about other online resources. University of California College Prep. Open Courseware Materials MIT OpenCourseWare. Student Organizers These organizers will help busy students keep up with grades, time management, schedules, and more.

Raíces de empatía Alfabetización Emocional Los padres con su bebé visitan el aula tres semanas durante el año escolar. En este aprendizaje experiencial, el bebé es el “Maestro” y una palanca, que el instructor utiliza para ayudar a los niños a identificar y reflexionar sobre sus propios sentimientos y los sentimientos de los demás. Esta “alfabetización emocional” sienta las bases para que las aulas sean más seguras y afectuosas y en las que los niños son los “agentes de cambio”. Los niños son más competentes en la comprensión de sus propios sentimientos y los sentimientos de los demás (empatía) y por lo tanto es menos probable que físicamente, psicológicamente y emocionalmente se hagan daño unos a otros a través de la intimidación y otras crueldades. En el programa Raíces de Empatía los niños aprenden cómo desafiar la crueldad y la injusticia. Empatía El aspecto cognitivo de la empatía es la toma de perspectiva y el aspecto afectivo es la emoción. Currículum Raíces de Empatía Indicadores:

Susan Dorothea White Scholarships | Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships This page provides information about prestigious scholarships. Prestigious scholarships are among the most well-known and most generous scholarships, but are also the most competitive. They are national or international in scope. Winning one of these awards marks you with a stamp of excellence that can open doors. Some of these awards require nomination by the student's school and do not accept applications directly from students. Undergraduate Scholarships Apple Scholars The Apple Scholars scholarship program is sponsored by Apple Computer. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. Robert C. Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships are open to US high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Benjamin A. Letters About Literature | | The Library of Congress Letters About Literature 2018-19 official rules and details are now available! Entries will be accepted online starting on November 1, 2018. Please note that the online submission forms will not be live on the submission platform until November 1, 2018. For deadlines, online submission forms and more information, select your state: 2018-19 Documents Video Guides Watch our video series for guidance on participating in Letters About Literature and writing your letter. About the Contest Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. The 2018-19 Letters About Literature contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries and other organizations. Dear Rick Riordan:

Understanding Digital Children - Ian Jukes One element of my professional reading at the moment is reading through Ian Jukes “Understanding digital children (DK's) Teaching & Learning in the New Digital Landscape”. Ian looks at the difference between digital kids and teachers and the impact that this has on teaching and learning. At one point Ian summarises the differences between Native Learners (screenagers) and Teachers. We know that experience, like using a computer, will change the structure of our brain, This is a concept called Nueroplasticity. We also know that, the more intense the experience, the more profound the change. Our students, who often have a greater exposure to technology, are likely to be more nuerologically adapted, but adults can as easily be "Digital Natives". Media Exposure Mark Prensky - in his papers digital natives and Digital immigrants, highlighted the exposure our students have to different forms of media. Increasingly, the readings and research are converging towards the same point.

The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds 1 of 4 About the exhibition Sunflower Seeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain. Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports. Update: Friday 22 October 2010 The landscape of sunflower seeds can be looked upon from the Turbine Hall bridge, or viewed at close range in the east end of the Turbine Hall on Level 1. Although porcelain is very robust, we have been advised that the interaction of visitors with the sculpture can cause dust which could be damaging to health following repeated inhalation over a long period of time.

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