Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Children's Media Use in America

I received this infographic this morning showing how portable media use is continuing to rise.  Even compared to a couple of years ago the increase is around 5 times!  It is also interesting to look at the gap between lower-income and higher-income families.  

Thanks to Common Sense Media for this infographic!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Here is a video called Tour the States. I love those dry erase whiteboard artists. Aren't they great!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A little encouragement from Kid President for Teachers

I am pretty sure that Kid President started at Freed Hardeman University in Tennessee. He has created a lot of inspirational videos encouraging people to "make the world less boring". This video is for teachers and the video at the bottom is the "Pep Talk" that started it all. At the end of the second video, he dedicates it to a little girl named Gabbi who was fighting cancer. She is the daughter of a friend of mine. She was recently told that she is cancer free after a liver transplant and other battles.

Chris Columbus Day is October 14th

There will be a free video on Brainpop during the week of the 14th, but in the mean time I found an Old School Christopher Columbus video.

Study Jams

After talking with a teacher today about activities for the water cycle, I came across the studyjams website by scholastic. I have bookmarked this website before, but I don't think they had as many topics at that time. They now have a lot of math topics ranging from place value to algebra and geometry. They also have science topics on plants, animals, scientific inquiry, etc. They provide an interesting video along with a little quiz. I thought it was interesting and thought I would share...since I don't think I did the first time I found it!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Canadian Border- Straight Line?

I really enjoyed learning about the "straight" line that separates the U.S. from Canada.  It is interesting to find out that things aren't always as they seem, especially when looked at a little closer.  Enjoy.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kid Snippets on YouTube

I have subscribed to these videos for a while and I absolutely love them. I think they are hilarious. My girls like to watch the new ones that come out (I think every Monday). Anyway...I embedded my favorite one so far below. I wonder if a teacher would want to have their students try to create something like this??? The children create the story and the teachers act it out with child voices. I think it would be interesting.
A remix of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.  He was awesome!  PBS has also created Reading Rainbow, Julia Child, and Bob Ross Remixes.  Now if they could only do the Lawrence Welk Show.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian Astronaut that recently made headlines for singing a David Bowie song from the International Space Station (I included the video below).  He has also produced some videos about normal everyday things and how the astronauts perform these activities in space.  I included the links below.  They are from YouTube, so you will need to log in with a WebTop account.  Enjoy!

What happens to tears in space?

Brushing your teeth in space

Taking care of spills

making a peanut butter sandwich

David Bowie song- Space Oddity

Getting sick in space

sleeping in space

exercising in space

wash hands

nail clipping