DESIGN FOR CHANGE (USA) is a global movement of young people who are changing the world! One of the opportunities that DFC offers youth groups is outlined below:
- Who: Any group of young people (K-8) with an adult mentor e.g., teacher, parent, youth leader, coach.
- How: Teams dream up and lead social change projects in their own schools/communities using DFC curriculum and training, along with the web portal and other resources.
- What: Teams are expected to fully implement, present and submit their social change project to DFC USA by the deadline: May 15, 2016.
- Winners will be announced May 30, 2016. (Learn more about contest rules here.)
We are pleased to share with you one of the Design for Change USA projects from young people across the nation. We hope you will join them in BEING THE CHANGE!
DFC USA Winners 2015
John Winthorp Elementary School, Boston
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The Metro Human Relations Commission (Nashville, TN) is co-sponsoring the first annual Youth Spoken Word Competition for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There are cash scholarship prizes. Please pass this on to your staff so they may share it with churches, synagogues, mosques, and civic and community groups they are involved with.
High school and college students (or people between the ages of 14 and 22) are invited to start creating and uploading their videos. They can submit their videos now until December 1st. Participants can win cash prizes based on different categories as individuals or in groups.
The MHRC would like to give a big thank you to Neal & Harwell Law Firm and Meharry Medical Center for sponsoring the scholarships.
Find more information about the competition here: http://mlkdaynashville.com/video-contest/
The videos will be posted on the MLK Day YouTube page.Filed under Educational Technology, Uncategorized | Tags: contest, innovation, MLK Day, service-learning, spoken word, videos, youth | Comments Off
need some new ideas for incorporating reflection into learning or serving? try one of these:Educational Technology, Uncategorized | Comments Off
10 Recommended YouTube Edu-tainment Channels
(There are some great educational resources on this list!!)Filed under Educational Technology, Uncategorized | Comments Off
If your kids are interested in technology, you might be able to use this resource:Educational Technology, Uncategorized | Comments Off
thought teachers and youth workers might be interested in this article I just read:
10 Sites to use with Mobile Phones in EducationEducational Resources, Educational Technology | Comments Off
Help your youth learn math skills through these airplane games!
|Flight Path: Find the shortest path between 2 cities.||Plane Capacity: How many people can board your plane?||Runways & Takeoffs: Fly a herd of buffalo to the prairies.|
|Bird’s Eye View: Learn to fly a rescue helicopter.||LiftOff: An old fable helps explain how planes lift.||TimeFlies: A rap group is landing. Can you tell when?|
|Pie in the Sky: When is an overcast sky really overcast?||Go Fly a Kite: Build your own kite!||Fill ‘Er Up: Plan a flight around the country.|
Margie Christoffer is the computer teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School. She compiled a list of educational websites to let grade school children use during computer class. We thought you might like to see it too!
pbskids.org – games
crayola.com – treasure hunt
earthsky.com – universe info
madsci.org – science
historychannel.com – history info
jackhanna.com – animals pictures
funbrain.com – games
geographic.org – countries info
learn2type.com – typing practice
google.com/sky – galaxy live shots
h t t p ://bit.ly/le1ES – Cool Brain info
wordworld.com – reading K-2
vocabulary.co.il – games about words
AAAmath.com – math games
coolmath.com – math games
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Your art budget may be shrinking, but www.TheToyMaker.com has lots of printables that you could use in your classroom, youth center or home:Educational Technology | Comments Off
National Gallery of Art presents a series on exploring art through technology. Here are their featured programs, all available for free:Educational Technology | Comments Off
Neuroscience for Kids – Letting kids take a trip inside of a brain. Check out all of these resources that help kids figure out how their brains work:
Can your eyes deceive you? How good is your memory? Do you like to play games or challenge your friends? Then check out the brain teasers, puzzles, games and jokes related to the nervous system. Also, get in on the neuroscience web search treasure hunt and compete for the “Golden Neuron Award”.
Anyone ready for a game of “Synaptic Tag”?
Neuroscience Coloring Book
Color any or all of these pictures to make your own coloring book.
Brain Worksheets and Lessons
Games, puzzles, activities and lesson ready to print. Some require access to this site; others are great off-line activities to keep your brain busy.
Creative Writing Projects
Don’t settle for a boring report. Try a creative writing project!
Quick! What was that? Jump, kick, and grab it before it hits the floor. How good are your reflexes? Quick and easy experiments are here for you to try.
The Senses: Taste–Smell–Vision–Touch–Hearing
Lots of experiments to explore how we learn about the world around us: smell, taste, touch, see and hear. Great teacher resources and plenty of links. Perhaps a science fair project too.
Most people are right-handed. Are they also right-footed? Right-eyed? Right-eared? Find out here.
Sleep and Dreaming
Do you remember your dreams? How much do animals sleep? Why do we sleep? Go here to find out.
Memory and Learning
Would you be a good detective? Have you noticed what color eyes your best friend has? Can you remember what you had for dinner last night? Techniques and activities to help us remember and understand how our brain “arranges” information.
Keeping track of time with our internal clock. Our sleep patterns, body temperature, and our alertness are controlled by an internal clock. Would this internal clock still work if you were in the dark 24 hours a day? Do other animals have an internal clock? Find out…
Protect your brain! It’s the only one you’ve got.
See photographs of students working on “Neuroscience for Kids” projects.
Gallery of Student’s Work
See what projects and artwork some students have created and add your own masterpiece to the collection.
Sing along with songs about the nervous system.
GamesThatGive.net is a new website that allows you to play online games free, and they make donations to the charity of your choice. I love it! I’ve included some of the games below. They don’t have direct academic correlations, but you can use the opportunity to educate youth about some great charities, including Ronald McDonald House, CityYear, DoSomething, United Way, and many others. So go play – and feel great about the time you spend building your brain AND your community!
|Bricks Squasher 2|
|Pile of Balls|
Play a crossword-like multiple choice word game at http://www.charitii.com/ and donate money to charity for each question you answer correctly. You get to choose the charity for your donations – see the list here.
**This builds the Commitment to Learning Assets**Filed under Creative Play, Developmental Assets, Educational Technology, Practical Ideas, Teambuilding & Play with Purpose | Tags: building character from the start, creative play, great group games, great group games for kids, play with purpose | Comments Off
www.edhelper.com is full of unit studies for elementary school. Click on the links below, or visit their site for more info.
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Reading and Writing
Read and Color Books
Middle School Math