Friday, June 04, 2004

I Love That Teaching Idea!

I Love That Teaching Idea! Resources for elementary school teachers in math, science, reading, writing, spelling, and assessment, as well as workshops and recommended books.

From the site:

I Love That Teaching Idea! was founded in 1998 by twin sisters Kim Christopherson and Kris Thurgood. Their goal is to provide elementary school teachers creative, practical and effective ideas for the classroom. Their new line of books, “The Bright Ideas Collection,” is a series designed to provide unique, ready-to-implement ideas for the busy educator.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Sources of Information about Promising and Exemplary Programs and Materials for Elementary School Science

Sources of Information about Promising and Exemplary Programs and Materials for Elementary School Science. If you are conducting research in this area, here are some good places to look.

From the site:

Many school staff and their client communities are concerned about pupil achievement, skills, and attitudes related to science. To respond to these concerns, staff need to determine how they can improve their science programs by modifying the content and skills emphasized in the curriculum, changing or supplementing instructional materials, and changing instructional approaches, and changing the use of technology.
WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM?
There are several publications available to use to determine what a science program should include. Several states including California, Michigan, and New York have produced state guides or frameworks suggesting what should be included in a good elementary school science program.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched Project 2061, an ambitious project outlining content to be included in K-12 school programs. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is developing a project to modify the scope and sequence of K-12 science.

In addition to the state and national frameworks there are guidelines for elementary school science produced by other groups including the National Center for Improving Science Education (1989).

Monday, May 31, 2004

Handwriting Help for Kids

Handwriting Help for Kids. Overview of skills required for handwriting acquisition, teacher tips, worksheets, and tutoring service.

From the site:

Why choose "Handwriting Help for Kids"?

* Fun “LETTER STORIES” teach manuscript letters.
* Cursive comes to life as children surf throught the cursive "WAVES”.
* Learn using a "hands-on" approach in our workbooks. Click Here to see!
* Practice using our laminated "WRITE-ON" sheets.
* No “lefties” are left out with Handwriting Help for Kids!
* Workbooks are SPIRAL BOUND so they lie flat.