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2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Who’s Responsible For Your Child’s Education? Teachers or You?

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Schools are filled with some really great kids who are eager to learn and some awesome dedicated educators.

However, schools are also filled with some disrespectful students who are interested in everything except being educated.

Some teachers say that parents are the child’s primary teacher and the child’s behavior at school reflects their parents’¬† educational values.

Some parents solely hold¬† teachers accountable for their child’s failures in school .

WHAT’S YOUR SOLUTION FOR THE PARENTS VS TEACHERS PROBLEM?

CRCT ONLINE PRACTICE

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http://www.rabun.k12.ga.us/staff/rhenson/CRCTPractice.html

http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/uge/crct.htm

http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/wle/Home/CRCT/crct_practice_test1.htm

http://www.nwle.com/crct_printable_practice/printable_crct_practice.html

http://www.elementaryschooltutoring.com/crctskills.html

http://www.crctlessons.com/

http://crctpracticeonline.blogspot.com/

http://fergusonelementary.org/CRCT/crcttests2.htm

http://bayvale.rcboe.org/resources/crct-practice-tests

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/tcap_2print.htm

Technology For Kids

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http://www.brainpop.com/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/technology.html

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kdztech.html

http://www.4kids.org/

http://pbskids.org/wayback/tech1900/

http://www.squidoo.com/top-ten-toys

http://mommasaid.net/2012/02/27/toys-ipads/

http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-how-to-use-a-computer/

http://teachmecomputers.tripod.com/

Science Online Games

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http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.htm

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/science_games.html

http://pbskids.org/games/science.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/activities/funscience/

http://sciencespot.net/

http://www.neok12.com/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

http://www.sciencemonster.com/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/biology.html

Reading Online

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http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

http://resources.kaboose.com/games/read2.html

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/interact-read.htm

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/student-activities

http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listcompreheta.html

http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/

http://www.education.com/activity/middle-school/reading/

http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/compre.htm

Math Games Online

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http://www.coolmath-games.com/

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

http://hoodamath.com/games/

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/

http://www.math-play.com/

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/

http://www.mymathgames.com/

ARE YOU A MEAN TEACHER?

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A MEAN teacher insists that each student do the best s/he is capable of doing. A MEAN teacher insists that students hand in their assignments on time and takes off points for late assignments.

A MEAN teacher does not accept incomplete assignments.

A MEAN teacher requires each student to think carefully and to make her/his own decisions.

A MEAN teacher holds each student responsible for her/his own behavior.

A MEAN teacher makes students keep the classroom, themselves, and their belongings neat and clean.

A MEAN teacher does not allow free time in class until all class-work is done.

A MEAN teacher gives homework regularly, sometimes even on weekends.

A MEAN teacher calls on students who don’t raise their hands to answer questions.

A MEAN teacher requires all students to treat each other with respect.

A MEAN teacher makes life miserable for students by insisting that they always tell the truth.

A MEAN teacher produces students who are respectful, responsible, and successful.

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE MEAN* TEACHERS!

*(MEAN = Making Excellence A Necessity)

By Laura M Staunton, New Jersey and Barb Erickson, Michigan

Helpful Online Homework Websites

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JUST A SAMPLING OF ONLINE INFORMATION TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK.

COMPLETING HOMEWORK HELPS STUDENTS TO RETAIN CONCEPTS TAUGHT IN CLASS.