Friday, October 12, 2012

Keeping It Interesting Tweets of the Day 10/12/12

I'm guessing the frog's curious, too.

 

1. Expert Advice: Make More Time for Play

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/more-play-more-learning-suzie-boss?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=playmore 

2. Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival

October 13 • 10:00am - 5:00pm • FREE Admission California State University, Dominguez Hills

http://www.lbff.us/los-angeles-lbff-oct-12.php

3. Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ell-engagement-using-video-larry-ferlazzo-katie-hull-sypnieski 

4. Graham Colton for Acoustic for Autism 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I55D2Ot0Sw 

Good job!

5. How Parents and Schools Can Help Build Kids’ Emotional Strength

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/how-parents-and-schools-can-help-build-kids-emotional-strength/ 

Is it misogyny if the fetus is female?

6. Ontario Education Minister: Catholic schools can’t teach abortion is wrong - that’s ‘misogyny’

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ontario-education-minister-catholic-schools-cant-teach-abortion-is-wrong 

7. Classroom Yoga Helps Improve Behavior Of Kids With Autism

 http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/10/12/162782583/classroom-yoga-helps-improve-behavior-of-kids-with-autism?live=1%3Futm_source%3DNPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20121012

8. Charter School Financing Gets You A Green Card? The New U.S. Visa Rush

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/the-new-us-visa-rush-b_n_1960215.html 

9. Civics Education Testing Only Required In 9 States For High School Graduation: CIRCLE Study 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/circle-study-finds-most-s_n_1959522.html  

10. Combating Classroom Boredom 

http://www.edweek.org/forums/education-forums_off-topic_combating-classroom-boredom 

11.  Professor Builds Tool That Automatically Grades Writing Assignments

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/professor-builds-tool-that-automatically-grades-writing-assignments/ 

12. 8 Fall Fun Activities

http://www.education.com/slideshow/fall-fun-activities/?cid=80.

For Example:

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Science is all around us, you just need to know where to look. In preschool, nature is at the heart of all things science, whether it's talking about animals, comparing leaves and rocks, or discussing the seasons. This homemade bird feeder will bring some feathered friends in for some closer observation and it’s a breeze for little kids to make!

What You Need:

  • Heavy duty string or yarn
  • Pine cone
  • Peanut butter
  • Small plastic knife
  • Birdseed
  • Small paper bowl or plate
What You Do:
  1. Tie the string around the top of the shoelace and knot it, leaving enough string to hang it up from a tree branch.
  2. Give your child the plastic knife and have her spread peanut butter over the pine cone, until it’s completely covered.
  3. Pour the bird seed into the disposable plate or bowl, then let your child roll the pine cone in it.
Hang your new creation on a tree branch near a window, and wait for some birds! As you observe your visitors, talk to your child about what’s the same about each of them, and what’s different. You may just seed yourself a birdwatcher for life!
We are definitely making these this year!

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