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Archive for the ‘April 2013’ Category

National Museum of Natural History: Lesson Plans & Classroom Resources

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 13th, 2013
The National Museum of Natural History has a myriad of exciting resources for those who wish to help young people learn about natural history. On the site, visitors can make their way through three sections: Lesson Plans, Web-based Student Activities, and Resources for Teachers & Classrooms. In the Lesson Plans area, visitors can make their way through resources that include the Ocean Portal, which features lesson plans and fact sheets created by several partner organizations, including NOAA. Also, the area contains a great Measuring Biodiversity Across North America activity which uses state-of-the art interactive mapping technology.

Space Foundation Selects 20 New Teacher Liaisons

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2013
The Space Foundation has selected 20 outstanding educators from 13 states for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were chosen for their active promotion of space and science education. The new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space-themed education, and will use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space principles into the classroom. The prestigious Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program has more than 270 active participants, including the 2013 flight. The teachers are selected by a panel comprising experienced Teacher Liaisons and representatives from the space industry and the military.

A Quiz – Test Your Uncommon Sense

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2013
See how many of the 10 you can answer correctly! 1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last? 2) Which country makes Panama hats? 3) From which animal do we get cat gut? 4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of? 6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

Communication 101 – Caution: Dangerous Reading

By Tim Newlin • Apr 1st, 2013
I heard this in my last year of University, delivered by an elderly female professor wearing a red clown nose (which she never took off or explained during the lecture) on the first day of Speech 101.

Edible Bird’s Nests

By Teachers.Net Community • Apr 1st, 2013
While birds are busy outdoors building nests and starting new families, you and your students can create edible nests in the classroom. Here's the recipe!

Using Poems and Photos to Inspire Writing – Part 4

By Hank Kellner • Apr 1st, 2013
Resourceful teachers and others interested in encouraging writing know how to use even the simplest of black and white images as stimuli for discussion and the creation of written compositions. For example, what does a photograph of a fire hydrant bring to mind? Or a doorway? Or a pair of shoes? Or just about any other thing that we see during the course of a normal day? The list is as endless as the number of images that exist in today’s digital universe.

Grading At-Risk Kids

By Bill Page • Apr 1st, 2013
Believing that students are solely responsible for the grades they get, teachers can give F’s willingly. But assuming their fair share of the responsibility and empathy, teachers can create ways to offer success and encouragement--factors that are absolutely essential for kids’ motivation and effort for the present and for the year.

Audio Library of 850+ Recordings: Folklore, Folk Stories, Interviews Available

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2013
This remarkable collection consists of over 850 audio reels recorded primarily by Dr. Kenneth S. Goldstein. Goldstein was a folklorist, record producer, and teacher who happened to also find time to serve as chairman of the department of folklore and folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. These audio tapes include interviews with musicians and storytellers, recitations of folktales from Newfoundland and Labrador, Pennsylvania, and Scotland.

Tweets for Teachers – Updated Daily!

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2013
All month we'll be adding interesting Tweets posted by teachers for teachers on Twitter. Tweets will contain wisdom, tips, apps and great links, so check back often during the month!

2 Art Activities: Arrow to the Sun and Impressionist Painting

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2013

by Barb Gilman

Project: Art activity using the book Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott.

Objective: Warm Colors, Angular Shapes, Straight Lines

Medium: crayons

Materials: 8 1/2 by 11 inch white construction paper, 3 warm color crayons

Background: When …

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