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Early World of
Learning is a
resource for developing literacy
skills for children
through early elementary school. It includes three interactive
learning environments that offer a wide range of activities
to help strengthen phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension. Readers from diverse backgrounds narrate the stories.
Teachers can download many of the stories and songs as
MP3 files for students to access later. Activities include
printable resources in both English and Spanish. An Education Center provides alignments to state curricula and reading assessments.
MORE INFO: www.worldbookonline.com/training/world_of_learning
NBC Learn has launched a website called Finishing the
Dream, which chronicles the history of the civil rights movement. It includes more than 100 stories from NBC News
archives and will include special broadcasts of four Town Hall
events on the subject. Material includes documentaries on
significant events over the course of 60 years, including the
Montgomery bus boycott; the assassination of Martin Luther
King Jr.; the integration of Central High School in Little Rock,
Arkansas; the Freedom Riders; and more. The content provides
an opportunity for community leaders, teachers, and students
to discuss the impact of the civil rights movement and to consider related modern issues that affect people today.
American Dream by MultiEducator, Inc., is an iPhone/iPod
app that contains nearly 500 important documents in U.S.
history. Included are 480 speeches, 90 Supreme Court decisions, and numerous audio recordings.
Each document includes notes explaining its importance. Documents are
searchable and can be shared freely
by e-mail. The app costs $2.99 and is
available in the Apple i Tunes store.
MORE INFO: www.multieducator.net/formulator/American.html
ISTE is releasing a new book this month.
From Fear to Facebook by Matt Levin-son is an insider’s view of the journey
from peril to possibility with digital media
in school communities. It tells the story
of the cultural shift happening in schools
with technology and provides a roadmap
for navigating this sea change with buy-in
from key stakeholders.
MORE INFO: www.iste.org/bookstore
Biz Kid$ is a new public television show designed to teach children basic financial literacy. The lighthearted program created
by the producers of Bill Nye the Science Guy covers personal
finance topics, such as credit, saving, budgeting, investing, and
charity. Free lesson plans
are available online for each
show. The program will air
on public television stations
around the United States.
Check your local listings for
dates and times.
MORE INFO: www.bizkids.com
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