April 2011 Issue
March 18, 2011

Freebies: Nice to nurses

Source: NYSUT United

Nice to nurses

The Campaign for Nursing offers free materials to promote the profession, including a "You Can be a Nurse" coloring book, and colorful magnets that read "Thank a Nurse" and "Nurses Save Lives." Log on to campaignfornursing.com/free-materials-promotional.

Stuck on you

Get a free sample of Glue Dots, sticky things useful for many crafts and classroom projects. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a description of how you would use your sample, to: GateWay Distributors, Inc., 13591 McGregor Blvd. #19, Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Get your game

Scholastic magazine is offering a free WiggleWorks game demo CD. WiggleWorks is a beginning-reading software for pre-K-3 that blends technology, literature and teacher support. Go to teacher.scholastic.com/products/wiggleworks/contact/requestcd.asp for your CD.

Women's history

NYSUT celebrates Women's History Month — March — with a free poster highlighting Sandra Feldman, whose career began as a second-grade elementary school teacher in New York City and ended as president of the 1.3 million-member American Federation of Teachers, one of NYSUT's national affiliates.

You can download printable posters at www.nysut.org or order via e-mail at orders@nysutmail.org. Reference Project No. 516/11 and include your name and mailing address.

Online story time

Story Time for Me has released an online children's book library of free multimedia storybooks. All of the books teach morals and values through socially relevant themes. The books are available to download in PDF format. The site is launching a personalized activity book series on April 22, beginning with an Earth Day theme. For more information, visit www.storytimeforme.com/teachers. ( http://www.storytimeforme.com/teachers. )

There's an app for that

Created in 2007, the eduTecher website's main purpose is to help educators and schools around the world effectively integrate technology into the classroom. Now educators can have access to thousands of web tools in the palm of their hands with the free eduTecher app, available for iPhones and Android devices. Visit www.edutecher.net/app for information.