Summer 2017 Newsletter
Ideas and inspiration for the K-12 community.
Summer 2017 Newsletter
Especially with the events of the last few weeks, the needs and indeed safety of minority students have come into sharp focus. Many teachers are uncomfortable addressing the subject or do not feel they have the cultural competency to speak to the issues. We've assembled a resource page that can help, part of our Student Subgroups resources. learn more...
Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
With the reliance of students, teachers, business people – well, everyone – on the Internet and its resources, it's imperative that everyone has the tools needed to evaluate and identify good and bad sites. learn more...
Ad Blocking, YouTube and Other Safety Add-Ons
The good news is that the Internet has brought the world to our classroom and laptops. The bad news is that a lot of what comes thru is annoying or unsafe. Ad blocking add-ons for your browser block annoying ads, even on YouTube! Blocking ads will prevent many virus infections. learn more...
Robots For All Ages
Robots can range from incredibly simple to incredibly complex. No matter what the grade, robots get students engaged. And the cost can be as small as some cardboard, string and straws. learn more...
Here are some recent video resource additions.
- Hey teachers -- make it fun
- The Paraffin Paradox
- Soda Can Steam Engine
- A Conversation With My Black Son
- MIT App Inventor
- Make A Simple Robotic Arm from Cardboard
We Need Your Help
2017 Solar Eclipse
Let us know if you or your students have a write up or blog post on the 2017 solar eclipse. We would like to assemble a page highlighting educator and student experiences. Send your web links to email@example.com
We would like to get the word out on the K-12 Internet Resource Center. If you know of a local or regional conference where we can attend or provide flyers, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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There are now good, no cost on-line and off-line alternatives to the cost and licensing issues of Microsoft Office. →
We have a whole section on how to get started and incorporate it into the classroom.
With the advent of inexpensive production tools and free video hosting like YouTube, the idea of the school film has been turned on its head. →
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site for free to creating videos and 3D printing. →
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Backyard Adventures
• Integrated Studies: Math (sampler)
• The National Endowment for the Humanities
• Every Student Succeeds Act
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• After School Programs