Education

The Green Effect – A Chance to Win $20,000 for Your Green Project

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Just got my latest MyWonderfulWorld e-newsletter, and National Geographic and SunChips are announcing a new initiative called the Green Effect, which will award $20,000 each to 5 individuals or groups to implement their community green project. The contest opens on April 22nd and runs until June 8th. You’ll be able submit your green idea to […]

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K-12 In West Virginia to get ESRI licenses

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Just got a bit of news that’s not been officially announced but kicking around the state – the K-12 schools in West Virginia are getting a 3 year license for ESRI software, donated from ESRI itself!  I’m a little unclear exactly how much of the software they’re getting (does it include server for example?), but […]

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Rockin’ with Geography – Teacher and the Rockbots

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Rock n’ roll lovers everywhere – now you can help remember your geography skills by rocking out with Teacher and the Rockbots, as they sing classics like “Continents,” “How to Read a Map, and “Supply and Demand” from their album “World” Teacher and the Rockbots is an educational site that also has 3 other music […]

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New Media and Education survey

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This is the last reminder of the New Media in Education survey we would like you to complete to support a paper that we are finishing up. The survey, which closes Wednesday, is intended for anyone who is involved in education/training at any level. It is a short survey that should only take 2-4 minutes […]

Education

CoolGlobes: greening the globe

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Another great art as education/activism has apparently been going on this summer and will be continuing through the fall and into next year. The project, CoolGlobes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, is an exhibit that began in Chicago last summer (’07) that features sculpted globes, each about 5 feet in diameter which were intended […]

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Webkinz and Maps

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I played Webkinz all weekend with my nephew. It’s a cute stuffed toy with a code to enter a virtual environment with tons of interactive games. Many schools use Webkinz as an educational tool or as a reward for good behavior. Gantz, the makers of Webkinz list the reasons why virtual world is educational but […]