Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. ISRI and JASON are proud to partner on a national recycling awareness campaign to help students and educators understand the importance of recycling and the recycling industry, as well as the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics that relate to recycling. The campaign includes rich, standards-based, multimedia curricular experiences for students in grades K–12, to be composed of the following elements: an annual recycling competition, interactive Web-based experiences to enhance student engagement, classroom posters featuring ISRI’s key educational messages, age-appropriate hands-on activities for students in three grade bands from kindergarten through high school, fact sheets, live events with STEM role models, a national distribution network, strategies for school visits to ISRI facilities, and more. Visit isri.org (link is external) or watch this video (link is external) to learn more about the recycling industry.
Richland Parish School Board Flip Video Basics Out of the box and into your hands Get your camera and get started Flip Video Spotlight Camcorder Basics Review: Pure Digital Technologies Flip Video Camera National Gallery of Art - Art Zone SEA-SAWS SEA-SAWS is fun for kids of all ages. Select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then arrange the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition. The BUILD tool helps you construct animated characters and set them in motion. (Shockwave, 7.5 MB) 6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren't all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the Internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one. Comic strip enthusiasts who want funny but don't care about pretty drawing can have their strips, those who want artistry have theirs, and even those with very specific tastes can find something just right. The best part about these developments is that they allow you, regardless of any talent as an artist or comedian, to create your very own comic strip. Depending on what you're going for, you can use one of these six sites to help you do it.
YouAreHere - where kids learn to be smarter consumers! In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams. What better place to do it than at the mall! Each area of the mall focuses on a different topic. To enter, choose an area. QR Codes in the Classroom If you haven’t noticed, there has been an influx of strange black-and-white codes showing up all over the place. Restaurants, stores, movie theaters, magazines, and even on the side of buildings! What are they? They are called QR Codes, with the QR standing for Quick Response. Basically, they are bar codes on steroids. You can download a simple free app on your smartphone to be able to scan the code, which will then take you to a website, file, phone number, or wherever else the author of the code wants you to see.
National Gallery of Art - Kids Art Zone NGAkids Art Zone on CD The recently revised Art Zone CD includes 17 of our most popular interactive programs: Brushster, Dutch House, Faces and Places, Jungle, Photo Op, Sea-Saws, Still Life, 3-D Twirler, Collage Machine, Cubits, Flow, Mobile, Paintbox/Swatchbox, Pixelface, and Wallovers. The new NGAkids App CD contains eight additional painting and collage activities related to art in the National Gallery, plus a freehand sketchbook. These easy-to-use creative tools are fun for children of all ages. Our standalone CD programs are compatible with recent versions of Mac OS X and Windows, and they do not require the Adobe Shockwave plug-in or an Internet connection.
10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts. As I think about topics to focus on here in the coming months, I want to make sure we’re touching on the most important ones. What are the most important internet technologies for educators to be aware of, and informed about? I’m sure many people would probably come up with a slightly different list, but based on my observations and experiences, and feedback from faculty at my institution, I have selected the following technologies.
Elementary Nutrition Education - Childhood Health, Obesity Prevention, Nutrition Tools for Teachers, Elementary Schools, Parents Involvement, School- Home Partnerships Welcome Health & Nutrition Providers and Professional Educators Nourish Interactive is a completely free, English and Spanish website that provides nutrition educators and healthcare providers with a variety of interactive nutrition tools to assist you in teaching the key elements of nutrition to children and parents. We designed the website so that the parents’ webpages and nutrition tools complement the children’s games and nutritional messages. Each one of our computer games has free nutrition lesson plans. We provide a website that supports using technology in the classroom with children while facilitating promoting nutrition in the home.
Tina Barseghian: Why Parents Should Both Monitor And Empower Kids Using Social Media With more than 500 million Facebook users across the world, it's hard to refute that the social networking site has profoundly changed the way we communicate and share information. But what is Facebook's effect on kids? When it comes to navigating the social networking world -- whether it's Facebook or fan fiction sites -- the terrain becomes even murkier. Parents worry about what is age-appropriate, what should be kept private and exposure to cyber bullying, among many other issues. And it's true -- there's a lot to navigate, even for adults.