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In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.
Just in time for summer are 7 free Sesame Street apps for your young kids! Each Sesame Street app targets a different situation for helping kids, and all of the apps are available on both Apple and Droid devices.
1. Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
Summer is a great time to keep kids actively learning by having them participate in fun, educational activities. Check out this awesome list of educational websites for families by the Georgia Department of Education.
Seamless. Transparent. Purposeful. Three words that should come to mind when we think about incorporating technology in the 21st century classroom. Today’s teachers have the latest and greatest educational technology tools right at their fingertips. However, that doesn’t always mean it’s easy to integrate technology to engage students and improve learning outcomes. There are often organizational, administrative, and personal barriers that get in the way.
Teachers can create multimedia presentations that are INTERACTIVE and provide feedback to teachers based on student results. Here are 5 ways NearPod can benefit you in your classroom:
1. Create Engaging Classes:
Summer brain drain exists. Research shows that children and young adults can lose up to two months of math and reading skills over their summer break. For students in poverty, the numbers are even more staggering. So, how can we combat this loss of information without sacrificing the desire to break from all things educational? As a parent of two children, I have found using reading challenges and technology helps promote my children’s engagement!
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that provides instructional videos and practice exercises primarily in the area of K-12 math. However, it also offers content in science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more. With a mission that aims to “provide a free, world-class education, for anyone, anywhere,” it is no wonder why this website is helping students excel in and outside of the classroom.
Here are 10 ways that Khan Academy can help you in your classroom!
The annual Judson Women’s Leadership Conference will take place at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavillion, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The conference was created as a part of the JCI Foundation’s mission to help young women achieve greatness in their lives through positive mentorship, education, and sport.