Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two resources from Scholastic

Scholastic has a monthly calendar with events and resources for every day of the month.


Did you know today was Marc Brown's birthday?

Another thought to share....

"Kids may be savvy about technology and the Internet, but as you can see from this CBS Evening News segment they're not always so smart about remembering that the Internet goes out to everyone (and lasts for a long time)"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Interactive Classroom Makeover Contest

Take a look at these videos created by teachers and students for the Interactive Classroom Makeover Contest. Sure, they wanted to get "free stuff" and hopefully win, but the message remains the same..."kids learn with technology best".

Here is the link to the K-5 finalists - http://eimakeover.shycast.com/contestant/289/

Science Resources for the classroom

Current Event links and sites for Kids in Science:

Animal Planet
Find everything you ever want to know about animals.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
You can find a lot of really neat science stuff on this site! He shows you
home experiments and answers your questions.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
This site for younger kids offers some really cool science stuff that you
can do at home.

Discovery Kids.com
Explore this site. Enjoy fun & games, and even live cams!

Kids Health
Whether you’re a kid or a teen, this site can answer all of your tough
questions and has some really great links!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Current Event Resources

K-5 Current Event links and sites for Kids
Headline Spot for Kids
This site links to ABC News for Kids, Scholastic News, NY Times Student and more!
TIME for Kids
The latest news from around the world for kids in grades K-6. Includes related polls, games, and websites.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids provides an introduction to the Federal Government.
Nick News with Linda Elerbee
Reporting on local and world events that affect kids’ lives