To infinity and beyond
From NASA's Discovery Program comes the Discovery & New Frontiers Space Thrills poster. Designed for students in grades K-4, the poster uses reading and writing activities to teach students about the solar system.
Teacher tips and resources and student activities are also included. The poster is available in English and Spanish. To order one for your classroom, visit http://discovery.nasa.gov/posterForm.cfml.
Apps for all subjects
Looking for a way to be more interactive with your students? Scholastic has compiled a list of free and/or low cost apps for IOS and Android. The apps cover a host of subjects, including math, English, science, social studies, music, art and special education. Apps also include resources for planning lessons, classroom management, communication and organization. Visit www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/50-fab-apps-teachers.
Listen to the classics
At freeclassicaudiobooks.com, users may download audio books in mp3 and m4b format for iTunes and the iPod. Books available on the site include Huckleberry Finn, Pilgrim's Progress, Treasure Island, Helen Keller's My Story and much more.
Humane-ed materials available
TeachKind, the education program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), offers several free resources for pre-K-12 educators on healthy and humane treatment of animals in your communities. Resources include curriculum kits, magazines, lesson plans and posters.
Visit www.teachkind.com/merchandise.asp to order materials for your classroom.
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