About Us — The Exploratory Jean Kaneko is sought after program/curriculum developer and speaker in the world of STEAM education and Making. An early adopter of making as an engagement strategy, she has been teaching STEAM subjects in formal and informal education programs such as after school, in-class, camps to both children and educators since 2011. Early days of tinkering in the garage and the dark room with her father led her to a career working in media that combined science, technology and art.
Story Nory - free audiobooks for kids The Tin-soldier trembled; but he remained steadfast, showed no emotion, looked straight in front of him, shouldering his gun. This touching story by Hans Christian Anderson relates how a brave tin soldier keeps a stiff upper lip throughout his adventures. He is treated unfairly but never complains, and always remains true to the toy ballerina with whom he has fallen in love.
Office Depot Company Information National Backpack Program Through its signature National Backpack Program, now in its seventh year, the Office Depot Foundation places new backpacks into the hands of children who might not otherwise have the proper tools for success. Prior to the start of the new school year, backpacks are donated to charitable organizations and schools on behalf of every Office Depot store in the United States and Canada. Technology with Class: OSMO is Awesome!!! Check out what I got in the mail this week!!!! I got my OSMO, and it is Awesome! I was so excited and could not wait to try it out and show everyone how amazing it actually is. For those of you who haven't heard about OSMO yet, check out this video. Innovation labs UNICEF Ventures invests in early stage solutions that show great potential to positively impact children in the one-to-two-year future. This investment comes from the recently launched UNICEF Innovation Fund, which is a pooled funding vehicle that invests in open source technology solutions coming from startups based in UNICEF’s programme countries. Below are a few examples of projects the Innovation Fund has helped support.
Teach with Picture Books: history While few of our students will go on to become best-selling authors, most as adults will use their writing to convince others: to buy, to act, to vote, to choose, to agree. That's why it's so important that we as teachers help our students to develop effective persuasive writing skills. A fantastic new picture book will help students see that persuasion need not be a totally serious matter. United Federation of Teachers Here are some resources for teachers looking for help in finding money to pay for classroom projects. Grants, Awards and Freebies We scour the Internet and other sources for grants, awards and free things that New York City public school educators are eligible for and publish what we find in each issue of the New York Teacher. AFT Funding Database
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Reader's Theater Editions (Readers Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays) Reader’s Theater Editions are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission. Centre for Multiliteracies Literacy in New Times Situated in a picturesque part of the Niagara escarpment, the Centre for Multiliteracies explores ways of expanding pratices and understandings of literacy in the 21st century. With CFI-funded laboratories in the CFI-funded Centre for Multiliteracies, the Centre investigates reading, writing, communicating, videogaming, teaching and assessing students through different technologies, immersive environments and printed texts. The Centre for Multiliteracies at Brock University and the Brock University Reading Clinic are under the direction of Jennifer Rowsell, Co-Editor of the Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies with Dr. Kate Pahl:
DORF (DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency) - Online Activities 4 DIBELS OverviewDORF is comprised of two components: Oral Reading and Passage Retell. The oral reading component assesses the student's ability to read connected text fluently and with accuracy. The passage retell component assesses the student's comprehension, determined by both the number of words used and a quality of response rubric. DORF is administered MOY Grade 1 through EOY Grade 6. Wacky Web Tales Game similar to Mad Libs where students select a short story from over 50 titles, fill in 5-10 blanks with specific parts of speech, and then read the story with their words in it.
Education 1. Sahayika: The Knowledge Network The project has been taken up with IIT kharagpur. Sahayika is a system that aims at supplementing the knowledge requirement of the school students,based on the prescribed curriculum.