November 2012 Issue
October 26, 2012

Freebies: All about scoliosis

Source: NYSUT United

All about scoliosis

Spine Check, an educational collaboration of the Scoliosis Research Society and Medtronic, is offering a free scoliosis screening kit to school nurses. The kit is designed to give you the tools you need to either conduct in-school screenings or provide valuable scoliosis information to students and parents.

The kit includes a video on how to perform the Adam's Forward Bend Test; fact sheets, diagrams and links to websites about scoliosis; information on avoiding "schooliosis" and misidentification of scoliosis; and much more. Visit for more information.

Izzit or Izzn't it?

Educators may receive one free educational DVD every year via, a not-for-profit providing "engaging educational videos and materials promoting critical-thinking and thoughtful discussion among students." To view the catalog and request a DVD, visit

Helping Hands deserve extra help

Free samples of (seed) healthy hand cream are available to educators this fall, while supplies last. The cream is all natural, non-greasy, and features grape seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and sunflower seed oil — rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 and Omega 9. For your free sample, send an email to Visit for more information.

Get your lemonade here

The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is offering a copy of the children's book Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand to educators.

The book shares the message that students of all ages can make a real-world difference and is based on the true story of Alexandra "Alex" Scott. Visit for more information and to request a copy of the book.

Common core: Algebra

Curriki, a K-12 global community for creating, sharing and finding open learning resources, offers a free Algebra 1 course, which addresses each of the Algebra 1 Common Core State Standards. Available online, the project-based modular course engages students through real-world examples, captivating projects, interactive web 2.0 tools, videos and targeted feedback. For more information, visit