Announcements for Jul 30, 2014

Advantages of the classroom eEdition!

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

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This special professional development series for teachers of grades 4-12 will focus on the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre by using newspapers and primary sources to examine the event from multiple points of view.

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)



Colorado River drying up at alarming rate

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIE Special Report

Back by popular demand

Children's book authors share their writing experience to help students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing.

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Cell Sounds - Death

For the first time on the radio--the sound of Death!
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-- Jul 30, 2014



Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Become a Wildlife Watch Treasure Hunter

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment and share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

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

Federal agency warns about health risk of Alert Energy and other pure caffeine products

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return in September!

This week's lesson:

GOP leaders run from Palin proposal

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


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



This week's word in the news: FRACKING

DEFINITION:
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post -- 07/28/2014



Youth Content





Become a Youth Reporter

A website for 4th through 8th graders. Show off your writing and photography, comment on stories other youth have written and have them comment on your writing, and get the chance to be published in Colorado Kids in The Tuesday Denver Post or the NextGen column in the YourHub.com section in the Thursday Denver Post. Check it out!! Our reporters have interviewed the mayor, the governor, movie stars and directors -- and it could be you.

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The Mini Page has gone digital!

This weeks lesson:
Reaching New Heights


Resources for K-3

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Kid Scoop Lesson Library
Search through hundreds of lessons in our lesson database. Search by subject, grade & skill!


Kid Scoop Download Edition
Download Kid Scoop learning fun each week! These pages are available for free for one week only and are posted each Friday for use the following week.



Webliography
Find great online teaching resources in our archive of educational, kid-friendly web sites. You can find lesson plans, online, interactive learning games, videos and more with a quick search through our archives.



Kid Scoop Teachers
Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers! Print or online Fort Worth Star-Telegram is the most up-to-date text book you can find!


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Kid Scoop
Learn! Laugh! Play!


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Kid Scoop Parents Information
Each month we feature an article on an aspect of children's education, health or wellbeing.


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Kid Scoop Word Search

Have a great summer, watch for new quizes next school year.