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Announcements for Aug 04, 2015

Advantages of the classroom eJournal!

Your students live in a digital world. The eJournal of The Albuquerque Journal is an excellent interactive tool that helps you and your students meet technology and core curriculum learning objectives.

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National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Agday.org has assembled a number of resources.

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The Albuquerque Journal is again sponsoring the New Mexico Spelling Bee. Students grades two through eight may participate in the 2015 bee.

The New Mexico Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 21, 2015 at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque.
Check the web site www.spellingbee.com or www.abqjournal.com/spellingbee for updated information.

The winner of the New Mexico Spelling Bee goes on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The champion and a parent’s airfare, hotel, food and official tour expenses will be paid for by the Albuquerque Journal.



Schools Tackle Social Media

Discussion prompts & video archive.


Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.



Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:



Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Is it a movie or real life? Learning the difference is entertaining -- and educational

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

This week's lesson:

Trump trash talk draws jeers, voters

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Slurry Technology: Air Conditioning

A type of slurry, similar to the rainbow colored variety we enjoy in slush drinks, is a futuristic element for large scale structural cooling.
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-- Aug 4, 2015


Kid Scoop is a multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, games, comprehension, vocabulary, family involvement activities and more!

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This week's word in the news: IDEOLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to or characteristic of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to use state taxpayer dollars to continue the program failed in the Republican-led state Senate earlier this year, killed by ideological and fiscal objections.
The Denver Post -- 08/03/2015