Afterschool and Technology

YouthLearn offers tips, model programs and a vision for using technology to advance content-rich learning through afterschool programs.

Waste Free Lunches

Start a waste-free lunch program at your school, or simply learn how to make and pack lunches kids (and adults) will eat with little waste and reusable containers.

What Will $1,000,000 Buy?

Reprinted from Exchange Every Day by Child Care Information Exchange: What Will $1 Million Buy? April 26, 2007 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.Helen Keller Did you ever play the game, “What would you …

Edutopia on Emotional Intelligence

Edutopia, the online educators magazine from the George Lucas Educational Foundation, has compiled a collection of resources on emotional and social intelligence.

The Internet Archive The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. By the way, the Internet Archive even includes a catalog of live Grateful Dead concerts …

Misunderstood Minds by PBS

Misunderstood Minds is a ‘companion site to the PBS special on learning differences and disabilities.’  Special areas on the site focus on attention, reading, writing and math.  Stories, information and resources for parents (and teachers).

By-pass Pizza Hut’s BOOK-IT Program

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood writes: As part of our ongoing effort to counter commercialism in schools, CCFC is encouraging parents and educators to stop schools from using Pizza Hut BOOK IT! programs.  BOOK IT! is one of corporate America’s most insidious school-based brand promotions. It reaches 22 million …

U.S. health officials say autism rate about 1 in 150

The article below makes one pause… MIKE STOBBE Associated Press ATLANTA – The largest U.S. study of autism has found that the troubling condition is more common than previously understood. About one in 150 American children has autism, U.S. health officials said Thursday, calling the troubling disorder an urgent public …

David Warlick on Web 2.0

Harnessing the New Shape of Information I am sitting in a presentation by David Warlick for TRLD 2007 in San Francisco. I’ve heard him talk about millennial children, and now I’m here to learn more about Web 2.0…  I’ve been blogging for a few months now, but I’m still trying …