Announcements for Sep 21, 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)



Monarch Butterfly's Numbers Fly Dangerously Low

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIE Special Report


Who doesn’t like to eat?

Turn the fun of food into a great science experience to start off the school year using a new science content reading Is there a gene for liking broccoli? and an accompanying activity Taste this!

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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


Katydids and Crickets - Discovery

Scientists learn something new about crickets and katydids when they stop looking and start listening.
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-- Sep 19, 2014



Philippines considers law to give Muslims autonomy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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



This week's word in the news: TRANSPARENCY

DEFINITION:
Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cigna, the health insurance company, offers an Internet-based transparency tool that shows plan members price information on the 200 most common procedures, which make up about 70 percent of the company’s medical claims, said Mark Slitt, a spokesman.
The Miami Herald -- 09/15/2014



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:
Be a Pro Online


Resources for K-3

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Lessons Ideas for using the e-edition and print edition of the newspaper in the classroom.


Next on Kid Scoop
Learn what's featured on the Kid Scoop page in the coming weeks.


How to Draw
Kid Scoop’s own artist, Jeff Schinkel, shows you how to draw things with step-by-step directions.


Just Plain Weird
Strange stories and amazing facts from Kid Scoop!