|English: Blackboard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Are you an educator? Want to help your students develop global competencies through international collaborations? Become part of one of the largest global movements that inspire students around the world to learn, collaborate and work towards developing solutions to one of the most pressing environmental issues of all time.
DeforestACTION provides an array of educational resources that help students engage in meaningful, global collaborative problem-solving by exploring the global issue of deforestation. Browse through the resources located in the left hand tabs. These resources are designed to incorporate a variety of social media and online technology tools, allowing students to become empowered by taking real action on the planet they will inherit while cultivating 21st century skills like teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Teacher Resources – Looking for quick ways to introduce DeforestACTION in the classroom? Check out these starter activities;
DeforestACTION is a project of TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed). TIGed hosts community of globally-minded educators interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens, a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, and a virtual classroom that allows students to use collaborative technology in order to connect with people from around the world and learn about global issues. For more information, visit www.tiged.org.
Teachers: Sign up your school!
By signing up to DeforestACTION below, you will automatically receive a School Hub and access to create a free online DeforestACTION Virtual Classroom to engage your students!
- Climate change and deforestation in the Heart of Borneo could be a deadly combination - new report warns.
- Earthwatchers @ wherecampeu 2012
- Say Goodbye to Indonesia: Palm Oil Production Causing 'Irreversible Damage'
- ANNOUNCEMENT: Borneo Chic at the INACRAFT FAIR 2012
- 5 youths head to Borneo's jungle to study rainforest conservation
- Mercury polluted rivers central borneo
- Intel's Education Programs
- A Grim Portrait of Palm Oil Emissions
- Faint ray of hope for Orangutans - Canberra Times
- Filariasis in Indonesia
- Sarawak: German Engineers Plan To Flood The Rainforest Of Borneo
K-2: Father's Day Facts
What do you know about your dad? Write down 3 facts about him.
Bonus: For each Father's Day Fact, draw a picture to illustrate that fact about your dad.
(You can use an uncle, grandfather or other male role model in place of your dad.)
3-5: Moments with Dad
Describe a moment in your life in which your dad played a major role. Describe the event in detail, along with how your dad was involved and how having him there made you feel.
(You can use an uncle, grandfather or other male role model in place of your dad.)
6-8: Dad's Life Stereotypical Activities
What activities best represent the "dad life" to you? What activities does your dad, or other dads that you know, break with these stereotypical "father-figure" activities?
Using those examples, explain how people in your life either life up to OR go against "dad" stereotypes.
9-12: A Father's Influence
Why is it important for children to have a father, or a positive male role model, in their lives? In an argumentative essay, explain the importance of a father's influence, citing specific reasons to support your claim. You can use examples from your life or from those around you as additional support.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
For many, it’s a scary thought. What if the internet simply disappeared tomorrow? What if all of the connections we held and activities we performed online were suddenly not available to us? These are questions that most would not want to answer even if they weren’t actively involved professionally online. Those of us who work online could be devastated.
In case you’re one of those who takes the world wide web for granted, here’s an infographic that takes us through the hypothetical scenario. The benefit, of course, is that more kids would go outside to play.
From: Online Colleges Blog
With the price of tuition and books soaring, college can get costly. Luckily, there are ways you can get free money to help make your higher education experience more affordable.
Grant money, however, is usually based largely on need and is often parceled out on a first-come, first-served basis. As college costs skyrocket, it's important to apply early for financial aid and be aware of any available grants that might help lower your college costs.
Four types of grants
First, the major types of grants:
- Federal Pell Grants. By far the largest grant program, Pell grants range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. These grants are based solely on need, as determined by the student's college of choice using federally approved guidelines. Eligible colleges receive a fixed amount of Pell money each year; once it's gone, it's gone, which is why it can pay to apply for aid early. Students receiving Pell grants who are math, science or social sciences majors may also be eligible for theAcademic Competitiveness Grant (up to $750 for the first year of study and $1,300 for the second). Math and science students may also be eligible for the National SMART Grant (up to $4,000 a year for the third and fourth years of study). Both were introduced in 2006.
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants.These grants of $100 to $4,000 are reserved for the neediest of students. As with Pell grants, students apply through their colleges' financial aid offices.
- State grants. Most states have some kind of free-money program -- again, often based on need, although some programs are also targeted to encourage study in certain areas. To find grants such as these and learn how to apply, check the website for your state's student-aid or higher-education commission.
- Institutional grants. These grants come from the colleges themselves, and they are handed out when federal and state aid isn't enough -- or when the school is trying to discount its sticker price enough to attract a desirable candidate. Sometimes, colleges will substitute grants for loans to sweeten the deal for a sought-after student. Typically, you don't apply for these grants. But students can increase their chances for an attractive financial aid package by targeting schools that are likely to want them, rather than fighting to be admitted to a school that has plenty of other choices.
How to improve your chances
How can you improve your chances of getting a grant? The first step is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which you can submit online, find at schools' financial-aid offices, or have mailed to you by calling the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 433-3243.
The earliest you can submit your form for the following school year is Jan. 1.
It's smart to file as soon as possible because many colleges' aid deadlines are in early to mid-February, and their reserves of grant money may have dwindled substantially by the time they actually stop accepting applications.
The FAFSA requires copies of your previous year's tax return. If you don't have that ready, you can include a return with estimated numbers and update them when you get better numbers.
Your form will be sent to a federal center for processing. Once the numbers are crunched, you'll be sent a summary showing how much you're expected to contribute toward a college education. This is the figure your college will use as a starting point to build your financial aid application.
Many colleges require additional forms or information when handing out their own aid. Your college may require thePROFILE form, for example, which you'll be sending to the College Scholarship Service.
- How To Apply For Pell Grants
- federal pell grant eligibility
- How do i get alot of gralats
- Celebrating Success: 40 Years of Pell Grants
- Reason for pell grant denial
- Rising college costs drive students to Bergen Community College
- Dos and Don'ts of College Savings
- pell grant international students
- 2600 or so 4-year colleges in the US; 10 agreed to greater clarity in financial aid letters.
- Op-Ed Contributor: Fixing College Through Lower Costs and Better Technology
- Do we need a revolution in higher education?
- Pay for College - How to Avoid Financial Aid Scams
- California budget deal could prevent tuition hikes
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
From: MapQuest Via: Chattanooga Mitsubishi