This collection of ready-to-use graphic organizers will help children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. All of our free, printable graphic organizers are designed to facilitate understanding of key concepts by allowing students to drill down to the basic points and ideas. By using graphic organizers across all subject areas, you will be empowering your students to master subject-matter faster and more efficiently. We have graphic organizers for reading, science, writing, math, and for general use. We also have put together slideshows of our favorite graphic organizers in each subject, to save you time.
Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.
Hi, and welcome to Lemonade Stand! Your goal in this game will be to make as much money as you can within 7, 14 or 30 days. To do this, you've decided to open your own business -- a Lemonade Stand! You'll have complete control over almost every part of your business, including pricing, quality control, inventory control, and purchasing supplies. You'll also have to deal with the weather, which can be unpredictable. Unfortunately, the weather will play a big part when customers are deciding whether or not to buy your product.
Other factors which will make or break your business is the price you charge. Customers are more apt to pay higher prices when the product (your lemonade) is more in demand - When the weather is hotter. As the temperature drops, and the weather turns bad (overcast, cloudy, rain), don't expect them to pay nearly what they would on a hot, hazy day.
The other major factor which comes into play is your customer's satisfaction. As you sell your product, people will decide whether or not they like it, and how much they like or dislike it. As time goes on, they'll start to tell their friends, neighbors, and relatives (hence, your 'popularity'). Sell a good product for a good price, and you'll build business over time; overcharge for inferior products, and you'll be out of business sooner than you'd think. Another more direct form of customer satisfaction affecting sales takes place directly at the stand. As customers buy your product, you'll see some tell you what they think by the bubbles over their heads. If customers are enjoying their product, others are more likely to buy. If they're expressing their dissatisfaction, other customers are more likely to take their business elsewhere.
Windward: Outsmart the Weather in a Race Around the World is the third of a series of demonstrations that shows the educational power of cable's technology and great content.
Created in cooperation with Discovery Education, The Weather Channel, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this online, interactive game teaches kids and adults about weather as they sail in a virtual race around the world. The game is great fun, featuring a series of challenges and decisions that must be made to circumnavigate the globe. Players learn how to sail, how to read weather maps and negotiate winds and weather, what tools are needed, and more.
The site includes helpful sections for teachers and parents that will give ideas for using the Windward at school and at home.
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Scratch is available free of charge: go to Download. Currently available for Mac OSX and Windows (see system requirements)
To find more about the ideas underlying Scratch, visit our page for Educators.
To learn how to use Scratch, go to Support.
To read research papers on Scratch, see Research.
To find out who is working on Scratch, see the Credits.
To read what people are saying about Scratch, see Quotes.
To hear the latest Scratch news stories, visit News.
Kids' Vid is an instructional web site that gives teachers and students the tools necessary to implement video production in the classroom. Video production can be intimidating to the novice. Not to worry. It is nothing more than a method for recording research and expressing creative ideas. Video production, if properly implemented, is more than a new toy for students. It provides the tools and the means for students to create and display serious work in a new, exciting and engaging way that is appropriate for all age groups and abilities. This is a place for serious fun.
The Mission of Kids' Vid:
The mission of Kids' Vid is to offer teachers and students assistance in enhancing learning through the power of digital media.
The Goals of Kids' Vid:
* To provide assistance in digital production . * To create a resource in digital production for the classroom. * To create a network of classrooms around the world that instigates joint productions.
This site was inspired in part by Mike Keating, a professional videographer and instructor, who developed a manual for integrating video into the classroom as part of his Master's thesis at Montana State University.