Summer 2011
June 27, 2011

Freebies: Name that tune

Source: NYSUT United

Name that tune

Developed by educators, Intelli-Tunes offers free classroom songs, ideas, games and activities every month. The site promotes educational songs written by teachers for teachers. The classroom-tested songs teach concepts, skills and standards across the curriculum. Visit http://intelli-tunes.com/free-teacher-resources.php for more information.

Posters promote health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a variety of free posters on subjects ranging from house pets to smoking prevention. Check out the collection at www.cdc.gov/education/teachers.html.

From seed to tree

International paper, a global leader in paper and packaging products, is offering a free 16x20, full color poster set and accompanying curriculum on "The Life of the Forest." Other lessons are available on how paper is made and tree farming. To order the poster set, visit http://signetstore.com/%28X%281%29S%281jsfbjunqxmvrcio0pqod555%29%29/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1. The posters are also available for download at www.iplifeoftheforest.com.

The great ape

Sign up at www.koko.org/kidsclub/teachers to receive free facts and information from The Gorilla Foundation. The teacher supplemental materials are aimed at inspiring students to learn more about gorillas, conservation and the technologies necessary to "create a better future for all great apes." Class materials are available to view online, or to download, print and distribute to students.