I was listening to CBC last evening and "stumbled" across an Ideas episode on what they call the Stratemeyer legacy. If you ever read Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or Tom Swift as a kid, or know folks who still love these characters, this show is for you. It's not "up" as a podcast yet, but you can listen to the streaming audio at the following link:
"The BBC show, called Animal Camera, makes use of innovative camera, sound, tracking and surveillance technology. Series highlights include footage from tiny miniature cameras strapped to birds and a sequence that solves the mystery of what baboons do at night. The series has been made by the BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol."
See a clip from the show that shows birds flying, from the birds' perspective!
"Veterans’ Week is observed each year from November 5-11. We are again offering our free educational newspapers Tales of Animals in War (ages 5-11) and the Canada Remembers Times (ages 12-18) to help engage young people in Remembrance. ‘Postcards for Peace’ and an on-line teacher’s guide are also available."
La Semaine des anciens combattants se déroule chaque année du 5 au 11 novembre. Cette année encore, nous vous offrons nos journaux éducatifs gratuits Histoires d’animaux à la guerre (pour les élèves de 5 à 11 ans) et Le Canada se souvient (pour les élèves de 12 à 18 ans). Ces journaux aident à promouvoir le Souvenir chez les jeunes lecteurs. Les Cartes postales pour la paix, ainsi que le guide de l’enseignant en ligne vous sont également offerts. Vous pouvez commander vos exemplaires à :
Are you looking for a short video to remind your students how to take care of their books? Follow this young student as she brings home a Clifford book, but makes every mistake possible! (Note: You can also download the video or embed it on your webpage.)
Warning: May be disturbing to some teacher-librarians!
This free eBook is a good resource for teachers and parents. Each chapter would make a good eSafety lesson for teens and pre-teens.
"Linda McCarthy, the former Senior Director of Internet Safety at Symantec, wrote the first edition of "Own Your Space." With 20+ years experience in the industry, Linda has been hired to test security on corporate networks around the world. For the 2010 edition, Linda’s expertise is backed up by a full team to provide the best security experience possible for teens and families online." Using support form Microsoft, McCarthy has released this book as a free eBook download."
Here are a few of the topics covered in the book:
Hackers and crackers
"When asked why she decided to partner with Microsoft to post her book online for free, author and OwnYourSpace founder says, "It is increasingly more important that schools and families have access to free security information to protect themselves on the internet."
"Third-grade teacher and award-winning, Rick Morris is a recognized specialist in the field of classroom management and student motivation. Mr. Morris is the creator of New Management, a refreshingly new way to manage your students and involve them in the learning process."