Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PBS Has new Activity Widgits

Grab an Activity Pack PBS Teachers® recently introduced PBS Teachers Activity Packs, a growing library of Web-based widgets that contain links to PBS education resources and activities focused on a specific curricular theme for multiple grade levels. Presently more than 30 Activity Packs are available, free of charge, for educators to “grab” for classroom use or to post on their classroom and school Web sites or favorite social networking sites. Activity Pack themes cover a wide range of subject areas, including reading/language art, science, social studies, health and art. Some currently available themes are Arts Everywhere; China; Forensic Science; Great American Authors; Healthy Choices; Money in America; Mysteries of the Universe; Unsung Heroes in African American History; Technology & Ethics; and Volunteerism.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Doodle for Google

2008 Winner of Doodle for Google

Just Announced!
Google is running their Doodle for Google Contest again this year. This is a great opportunity for students to create their own Google illustration to replace the Google logo for one day.
Watch this amazing video to see what the contest is all about!

The theme for the contest is What I Wish for the World...
The contest runs until March 17th so make sure to get your kids doodling!
Register for the contest here!

Here are a few examples of Doodles for Google from the Google Illustrator.

Here is a great video from the Google employee who does the doodles!