10 Recommended YouTube Edu-tainment Channels
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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!
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!
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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.
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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
www.abcteach.com offers a plethora of educational resources for multiple subject areas. Primarily for K-8 classrooms. Here are some of the categories that you can explore for printables and lessons:
- Social Studies
- Sports / P.E.
- Language Arts
- Testing (Practice)
- Audio and Video
- ABC Activities
- Fun Activities
- Theme Units
- Teaching Extras
- Think Green
- Learning Centers
- Clip Art
- Reading Comps
Change your World Videos – our collection of youtube music videos and movie clips chosen to inspire youth to serve. We’d love to add YOUR favorites to the collection! You can add them directly on the youtube site or add them in the comment box below.Educational Technology | Comments Off
A spark is something that gives your life meaning and purpose. It’s an interest, a passion, or a gift.” —Dr. Peter Benson, author of Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers
Learn about Sparks:
Use the Sparkfinder tool to help young people identify their sparks and find resources to help them discover more about themselves.
The “Make Sparks Fly” program is a series of 15 student lessons based on the “Fifteen Actions to Support 15-Year-Olds” outlined in Best Buy’s Teen Voice 2009: The Untapped Strengths of 15-Year-Olds. The lessons are most appropriate for language arts, social studies and career exploration and advisory classes. The program will help teens reflect on their “spark,” find their voices and develop the relationships critical to success in their endeavors. In each lesson, students will engage in self-reflection, read about relevant topics in USA TODAY and be directed to take action on the @15 website. At the end of the program, students will have a portfolio of ideas and inspirations that will help them turn their sparks into achievable goals.
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