Valuable Resources/Websites

July 19th, 2008

Neuroscience for Kids

Dr. Eric H. Chudler provides a free newsletter is chock full of activities, quizzes, brain icons, brain facts and figures, quotes, jokes, riddles, cartoons, free stuff (like posters) and research announcements.

 

http://brainconnection.positscience.com/

Articles, brain teasers, research and Scientific Learning e-newsletter.

 

Fun Brain

Activities for kids including comics, games, arcade games and academics to explore, create and compete.

 

New Horizons for Learning

Numerous articles on neurosciences, newsletters and education generally.

 

Graphic Organizer Templates: 100s for Downloading:

The following 3 sources are a mother load of charts such as KWL, brainstorming, story map, 5Ws, venn diagrams and hundreds more:

 

Teaching the Adolescent Brain

A 2006 series for trainers by ASCD. It consists of the Facilitators’ Guide and four videotapes. This professional set has all the tools (exercises, transparencies, articles) a trainer needs to conduct workshops on working with the adolescent brain in schools.

 

The Dana Foundation

Offers an extraordinary range of resources about the brain including free publications and newsletters, including Brain in the News and Brainworks.There are book reviews, links to latest news and sites, as well as long printable articles. It features a section on arts education and another on immunology. It provides a schedule of webcasts, podcasts, radio and television programs.

 

Scientific American MIND

An excellent quarterly with well-written articles and exciting findings. The August/September issue focuses on the teen brain,and one on our natural highs, in addition other topics. Highly recommended.

 

Brain Fitness News and Postit Science

Variety of articles and reports of research. Managed by Postit Science, the same people that do the Brain Connection. Some commercial products to energize adult brains.

Helping students make decisions about college: Bachelorsofscience.com was created in 2009 by Aileen Stillman to help potential students, in particular other women, explore the Bachelor of Science degree. The purpose of Bachelors of Science is to provide a simple one page resource where future students can peruse a list of schools as well as basic degree information and logistics so that they find enrolling in a BS program more accessible. http://www.bachelorsofscience.org/

Web Sites about Brain-Based Learning

Principles: http://www.unomaha.edu/coe/moec/brainbased.php

Resources: http://www.newhorizons.org/

http://brainconnections.com

http://www.dana.org/resources/brainykids/

Benefits: http://www.funderstanding.com/brain_based_learning.cfm

http://www.newcityschool.org/MultipleIntelligences_67.aspx

 

Web Sites about Simulation, Games, Puzzles, and Quizzes

Historical: http://multimedialearning.org/games.php

K-12: http://www.creativeteachingsite.com/edusims.html

www.surveymonkeycom

http://quizstare.4teachers.org

www.softchalk.com

Games and activities: newsletter@fitbrains.com

 

Web Sites about Reading and Literacy

www.literacytrust.org.uk

www.bigpicture.org.uk

Disability issues: www.bookmark.org.uk

Encouraging children: www.children’spoetrybookshelf.co.uk – .

Lesson plans and kids’ blog: www.comicsintheclassroom.net

Children and young adults: www.guysread.com

Book reviews:  www.smartgirl.org

Web Sites about Arts Education

http://tweenteacher.com/blog

http://artsincrisis.org

 

Web Sites about Math and Science

Graphic organizers: www.inspiration.com

Simulations: www.explorelearning.com

www.exploratorium.edu

www.mos.org/events_activities/virtual_exhibits

http://webfiles.unci.edu/mcbrown/display/faces.htm

www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/wis

www.jce.divched.org/JCEWWW/Features/eChemists/index.html

www.awis.org

www.osti.gov/sciencelab/ScienceCompetitions.html

www.exploratium.edu/ls/pathfinders/scifairs

www.free-science-fair-projects.com

www.cdli.ca/sciencefairs

www.super-science-fair-projects.com