We're your typical North American family of four (mommy's always the one snapping the photos so you don't get to see me).
I've been putting together my own coloring pages for the girls for ages now. They are masters at coming up with odd requests ("Can we color a picture of an Anaconda, please!?"). I've found it easier to put together my own pictures than to try to purchase a coloring book that happens to have an anaconda in it.
I hope you enjoy using these as much as we enjoyed making them!
Learning the basics of using technology. Using technology to support traditional instruction.
Integrating new technology into traditional classroom practice. Discovering new uses for technology tools or designing projects that combine multiple technologies. Focusing on cooperative, project-based and interdisciplinary work with technology being just one of many tools that students use.
A principle is not a principle unless it costs you something.
BACKGROUND: On May 21, 2004, 28-year-old Sgt. Camilo Mejia was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Camilo spent six months in combat in Iraq, then returned for a 2-week furlough to the US. There he reflected on what he had seen, including the abuse of prisoners and the killing of civilians. He concluded that the war was illegal and immoral, and decided that he would not return. In March 2004 he turned himself in to the US military and filed an application for conscientious objector status.
…Videogames at their best build awe-inspiring spaces from immaterial light. They are cathedrals of fire. Now, it is true that the great cathedrals of Europe, at Rome, Chartres, or Köln, purposively evoke wonder not as a purely aesthetic end in itself, but as a means to lead the spectator to humble contemplation of his or her impotence in the face of the grandeur of God. Videogames, on the other hand, represent the latest stage in the secularization of wonder that has been abroad since the fine arts were divorced from religion and aesthetics was invented. Some people deplore this development; others argue intriguingly that that wonder has always been equally a secular instinct, providing the motivation for empirical scientific investigation.
--Steven Poole's Trigger Happy: The Inner Life of Videogames
A terrific site is iKnowthat.com.
This site covers almost every subject area you can imagine and is divided into grade levels as well. Of course, teachers need to preview and work through the activities before assigning them to students. There is a subscription version of the site but most activities are worthwhile without using the site's additional paid features. Hope you enjoy this site.
A colorful, easy on the eyes splash page. Read Our Vision for the thinking that went into this ambitious venture. Definitely worth your time.
(Note - This site requires the latest versions of Shockwave and Flash.)
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I dipped into the lesson plans yesterday and found them to be of excellent quality. I printed out one for my class, and bookmarked five others for future use. This site rocks the shizzle! Or something.