Announcements for Jan 25, 2015

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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The life skill topics are: Consumer Economics, Employment, Community Services, Health, Housing, and Transportation. The three general topics are: Using Newspapers, Just Language, and Potpourri.

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Online Extras (Updated every Monday)



Why Is Everyone Going After Mitt Romney?

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NIESpecial Report


Science of Golf

This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.

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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


Seasonal Backyard Science - Every Tree Tells A Story

Examining a fallen tree can reveal a lot about the animals that have used it.
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-- Jan 23, 2015



Saudi Arabia delays second blogger flogging

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: MOMENTOUS

DEFINITION:
Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Like legions of hyperactive butlers, many of the brainy gadgets being developed for the Internet of Things will anticipate our needs and make choices for us -- without being told what to do -- marking a momentous transformation in our relationship with machines.
San Jose Mercury News -- 01/19/2015



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:
Calling Near and Far


Resources for K-3

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Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers!


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Kid Scoop Activity Pages
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Kid Scoop Lesson Library
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!