Online video game training for teachers

The Game Institute and Muzzy Lane Software Introduce Online Video Game Training for Teachers

Helping educators get the most from video games in the classroom.

As more schools embrace the educational promise of videogames, teachers are demanding a new kind of education: Courses that help them use interactive technology effectively in the classroom.Today, the Game Institute and Muzzy Lane Software announce a new online education series that will do just that. The new professional development series called “Using Games in Education” is a hands-on training program delivered over the Internet.

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Powerpoint Templates

PowerPoint Templates for Teachers from Vicki Blackwell.

Also includes links to PowerPoint presentations for teachers and other template sites.

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Healthy lunch menu plan

From the Coles Website
Children need to eat a variety of foods everyday to be healthy.

Choosing healthy lunch food is easy.

Here are some ideas:

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Teaching to the test

Let’s Teach to the Test
By Jay Mathews
All signs point to 2006 being a crucial year for testing in America, with the first national results from the new SAT due, as well as significant changes underway in how states use the tests that rate schools under the No Child Left Behind law. If only, then, we could figure out a way to speak clearly to each other about what we think of the many tests our children are taking. Let’s start by trying to clarify what I consider the most deceptive phrase in education today: “teaching to the test.”  Read on …

Group work ‘raises attainment’

Pupils are more focused on their work, make more progress and behave better if they work in groups, research suggests. A one-year project by the Institute of Education at London University found group work led to improvements in maths, reading and science

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Schools Tree Day

Finally a school activity where kids can get dirty! 28 July is Planet Ark’s ‘Schools Tree Day’. Sponsored by Toyota and the AMP Foundation the number of schools becoming involved rises steadily each year. On 28 July 2006 tens of thousands of students around Australia will join in tree planting activities and fun outdoor eco-lessons. To get out of maths lessons, call 1300 88 5000 or visit Planet Ark to download lesson plans.

New Information Literacy website

This website has been designed and developed by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy. The site will support practitioners by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available toolkits. Our aim is to provide a practical resource that information professionals regularly visit to discover the latest developments in information literacy.

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L.A. Times Finalists Named

The finalists for the Los Angeles Times prize for young adult fiction have been named. The five nominees are:

Looking for Alaska by John Green (Dutton),

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan (HarperCollins/Eos),

You & You & You by Per Nilsson (Front Street),

The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhofel (Delacorte) and

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (Knopf).

The winner will be announced on April 28.

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L.A. Times Finalists Named

The finalists for the Los Angeles Times prize for young adult fiction have been named. The five nominees are:

Looking for Alaska by John Green (Dutton),

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan (HarperCollins/Eos),

You & You & You by Per Nilsson (Front Street),

The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhofel (Delacorte) and

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (Knopf).

The winner will be announced on April 28.

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