Week of: October 20, 2008
- Atomic Learning has announced a limited-time free offer on Vicki Davis' Seven Steps to a Flat Classroom workshop.
Through October 30, 2008, the workshop can be accessed free of charge by visiting www.AtomicLearning.com/7sfc_wb2.
- Cast Your Vote: Decision 2008For the next two weeks, classes using Promethean's Activotes can participate in "Cast Your Vote: Decision 2008." This online activity lets classrooms from around the world choose the next US president. Each participating classroom has been assigned a US state. Teachers are provided with flipchart templates to use in their classroom (which can be found online). The class will then use Activotes to vote for the president.
- Put to the Test: T&L Editors ReviewRosetta Stone Classroom Version
Description: practice. Rosetta Stone provides both foreign and English language learners with self-paced interactive multimedia tools for skill development. Version 3 has modules to teach 21 languages, including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish (Both Spain and Latin America), and English (both British and American). Self-paced, multimedia lessons integrate thousands of realistic images and sounds to teach words, phrases, pronunciations and grammar without requiring learners to memorize vocabulary.
- Contests & Grants
Contest: The Kids' Science Challenge (www.kidsciencechallenge.com)
Award: The first 1000 entries receive free science activity kits.
Description: The Kids? Science Challenge is a nationwide competition that encourages third to sixth graders to submit experiments and problems for a group of scientists and engineers to solve. Using podcasts, virtual communities, after-school activities, and online games, the Kids? Science Challenge is designed to inspire third to sixth graders to discover the fun of science.
Deadline: January 31, 2009.
- Sites we like
Teacher Survival Central
Discovery Education, Walden University, Mimio, Adobe, Elmers, and CDW-G have joined forces to launch Teacher Survival Central. This new Web site offers tips, tricks, tools, and practical suggestions for easing entry into the teaching field. Educators will find classroom management techniques, ideas for connecting classroom activities to the curriculum, lesson plans, peer-networking resources, tools to create engaging learning centers, and more. In addition, New Teacher Survival Central is offering $50,000 in weekly prizes until January 31, 2009. One first-year educator will be chosen from all entries to win a grand prize package that includes products from all the site partners.