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October 22, 2014

Making the Most of Field Trips


Opportunities for Real-World Connections
Trips to the Future
Take younger students to a nearby upper school to collaborate with older kids and prep them for the big transition.

Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips
Bring student learning to life by integrating real-world experiences into the classroom.

Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips
No budget? No problem! You can visit these exotic locations without leaving your classroom.

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: STEM Everywhere

Watch this VideoLearning STEM Through Farming
Discover how one family uses science every day to care for their cattle and run their ranching business. (7:46 mins.)

 

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE: A MESSAGE FROM GEORGE LUCAS

We (Heart) Our Facebook CommunityIn celebration of surpassing half a million likes on Facebook, our founder and chairman offered some special words.
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HELPFUL HOMEWORK?

Question the Value of Assignments There are five questions every teacher should ask before assigning homework. Read about them.

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY

Use Me to Learn How to Integrate the Arts!Prize: Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet ($279 value!)
Deadline:  October 26, 2014

Enter the Giveaway

 

GRANTS & RESOURCES

STEM-Works
STEM-Works is a resource for teachers, parents, mentors, and anyone else wanting to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. The site offers links to virtual field trips, interactive lesson plans, and fun activities for all grade levels.

Check out the big list of Educational Grants and Resources, updated weekly.

EVENTS

 WEBINAR  The Inspiration Behind Project-Based Teaching
Hosted by: BIE
When: October 28, 2014, 12:00 p.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. EDT

See more Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences, also updated weekly.

 

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