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Free K-2 Earth Environmental Education Curriculum Available - 0 views

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    "The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, a leading non-profit provider of environmental education for primary and secondary schools, is making its award-winning curriculum available free online. Kindergarten through second grade teachers can now access free Think Earth materials at www.thinkearth.org to teach students about the environment and the everyday behaviors that can help protect it. Updated Think Earth units for third grade will be available in September 2015, and grades four through eight are in development and will be available online in 2015 and 2016."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education - Lesson Plans Incorporating Visuals ... - 4 views

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    "The new Canva for Education site features eighteen lesson plans written by Vicki Davis, Steven Anderson, Terri Eichholz, and Paul Hamilton. The lesson plans include things like Paul's making historical infographics in which students summarize and visually represent the connections between historical events and their causes. For the elementary school crowd Terri has a lesson called Initial Selfies in which students learn to isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds. One of Steven's lesson plans calls for students to build graphics about percentages. And to take advantage of students' familiarity with Facebook, Vicki has built a lesson plan in which students build historical figure fan pages."
John Evans

5 Completely Free Education Reference eBooks from Google Books - 0 views

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    "Where is your first port of call when looking for the right book? Amazon? iTunes? Even an actual brick-and-mortar library??? All good options, but there is one delightfully simple place you should be trying first. Google Books. Not only can you preview a large portion of a book to try before you buy, you may even strike it lucky and get the whole thing for free! Here are five completely free eBooks to get you started, but make sure to take some time and explore, who knows what gems you might find."
John Evans

30 Free Holiday / Winter Writing Ideas | Education Rethink - 2 views

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    "Here are thirty free writing ideas that connect to the holidays or to winter. I want to mention ahead of time that teachers need to be careful with the Establishment Clause. Some of these mention specific holidays and I think it's critical that teachers respect the diversity of beliefs found among students. They are meant to be ideas and not prompts; meaning they are optional visual writing ideas that kids can choose if they want to use them. "
John Evans

Google Drive For Education Now Free, Offers Unlimited Storage - 0 views

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    "Okay, so we're a little late to this one, but while no one was looking, Google Drive for Education went both free and unlimited last month, much to the delight of schools and districts that make use of its splendor. The announcement from Google:"
John Evans

How Family Dinner Can Grow Learning and Strengthen Relationships - Education.Answers.com - 0 views

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    "This isn't just for people with traditional careers and family lives. It applies to all families regardless of how busy your schedule or important your job, In her book "The Obamas," author Jodi Kanter highlights the President's commitment to having dinner with his family five times a week. Unfortunately in the hustle and bustle of today's digital world, the art of the family dinner has been drained out of many homes with device interaction replacing face-to-face connection. During a panel discussion hosted by Common Sense Media that focused on raising caring kids in a digital world, Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education shared that many families are not even sure what to do at dinner time if all are free of digital devices.

    If this applies to your family, don't despair. Below are ideas for dinner time activities for each day of the week. These suggestions should serve as a helpful way to ensure dinner time is a valuable experience for families."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Uses of Augmented Reality in Education - 0 views

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    "Last week I mentioned augmented reality during a presentation and I could tell from the looks on some people's faces that augmented reality was a new thing to them. That's not uncommon. Sometimes when people hear "augmented reality" their minds drift to some vision of a science fiction world. The truth is augmented reality isn't science fiction, it's technology that is readily available now. To learn more about it, watch the short video below (if you're reading this in RSS click here for the video)."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Technology Education for Pre-Service Teachers - 3 Months ... - 2 views

  • I’ve just wrapped up my first semester teaching Technology in the Classroom, a course designed to prepare pre-service teachers for effectively using technology for teaching and learning. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to write a post for Free Technology for Teachers earlier in the semester
John Evans

Guide to Free, Quality Higher Education | MindShift - 2 views

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