Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Inspiration from nature

‎"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." -Elizabeth Lawrence

Hope you're enjoying the beautiful wonders of fall! Here's a movie to inspire you. Click on the picture or here => http://bit.ly/b4NYn5

Monday, May 18, 2009

Powerpoint for teachers

The website is designed to provide tips to improve technical aspects and ideas to help you make your powerpoint engaging in a classroom setting

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Brain POP at school

BrainPOP is an educational program, providing content spanning 6 main subjects including: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health and Technology. Within each subject, you will find hundreds of short, animated movies that speak to kids in a language and voice that they understand. Developed according to national standards (NCTM, NSES, & NCTE), BrainPOP's topics present students with an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining view of a given subject.

Visit Brain Pop

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Comics across the Curriculum: Science, Math and Technology

The combination of images, words and storytelling can be used to communicate just about anything. Exploring that notion, we spoke to cartoonists, authors and educators about how comics and graphic novels can be used to help readers learn and foster an enduring curiosity about science, technology and math. (full story)

Friday, May 08, 2009

The Evolution Revolution

The Evolution Revolution

(From l.): Mary Ann Hoberman,
Deborah Heiligman, Tijs Goldschmidt
and Vicki Cobb.

Two hundred years after Charles Darwin began a discussion of human evolution, people are still talking. The discussion, and specifically the issue of teaching evolution to children, continued Sunday at a PEN World Voices panel held at powerHouse Books in Brooklyn. Entitled, "Evolution for Children: The Fight Goes On," the panel brought together authors Vicky Cobb, Tijs Goldschmidt, Deborah Heiligman and Mary Ann Hoberman, all of whom have been in the forefront in one way or another in the quest to keep the teaching of evolution in schools.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Reading is fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental, UK is an initiative of the National Literacy Trust that helps children and young people (aged 0 to 19) to realise their potential by motivating them to read. We promote the fun of reading, the importance of book choice and the benefits to families of having books at home. Our projects provide motivational activities, opportunities for family and community involvement, and free books for children to choose and keep.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Periodic table of comic books

"Click on an element to see a list of comic book pages involving that element," then click on thumbnails to see the whole strip. Another wonderfully sneaky way to interest kids in science.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy teacher and students

"Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher."


One great teacher can make all the difference. Teachers may not always see the impact of their work on kids and families, but the testimonies we received from parents, teachers, and students themselves are proof that good teaching is a powerful thing. Read the notes of appreciation for inspiration to send an e-card to a teacher who has made a difference in your life. and more ...