The America's Promise Alliance's Youth Partnership Team is currently accepting applications for new members. The Youth Partnership Team is a select group of young leaders chosen to help support and lead the America's Promise Alliance's campaign for children and youth. Members of the YPT are often called upon to speak on behalf of the America's Promise Alliance, give presentations and workshops at conferences, and help manage and facilitate a national, web-based youth leadership program for other young people. Eligibility: youth ages 14-22. Deadline: June 2, 2006."
At schools nationwide, multimedia projects are coming on strong as the student newspaper fades out. What's the trade-off?
Elizabeth Garcia still has a five-year-old copy of the student newspaper from her freshman year at Mission High School in San Francisco. She kept it all this time not because she wrote for it, nor because her name appears in it, but because it was one of the only issues of the paper she remembers ever being printed, and she'd hoped to write for it one day. But by the time Elizabeth was a sophomore, the paper was no more.
...a site with tips on setting up computer workstations to provide teachers and students with a "healthy" environment for computer work; (a student booklet and lesson plan I put together may be found here: http://nausetschools.org/pdf/ergo.pdf
A new report on the state of media literacy among children in the UK was issued today and is available at http://www.ofcom.org.uk/advice/media_literacy/medlitpub/medlitpubrss/children
"This report focuses on children aged 8-15 across the UK. Its purpose is to provide stakeholders with a source of information about children’s levels of media literacy. We examine children according to two main age-bands – 8-11 and 12-15.
Video can be one of the most powerful forms of communication, and it offers a tremendous vehicle for learning. Experiencing video production, even in its most basic form, can open new career opportunities and avenues for personal expression.
Samsung Electronics America launched the "Hope for Education" essay contest in 2004. Hope for Education is a distinctive educational philanthropy program designed to better educate U.S. elementary, middle, and high school students through the delivery of new digital technologies and software.
Teachers, administrators, parents, and students may enter the contest by writing a 100-word essay on why their school and students are in need of digital technology in the classroom.
The mission of National Neighborhood Day is to inspire, build, and sustain the neighborhood relationships that provide the foundation for civic action and the building of stronger, more caring and effective communities. The vision establishes National Neighborhood Day as an annual day to recognize and reinforce the relationships that are the fabric of our communities.
To promote National Neighborhood Day’s mission and vision, we are hosting our second annual National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest.
FILM YOUR ISSUE, an unprecedented "issue film" competition, is inviting young Americans 18 to 26--including 7 million college and university students on 1,200 campuses nationally-- to add their voices to the public dialogue on contemporary issues via 30- to 60-second films. The Millennium Development Goals are included as one of five "suggested sub-categories," which will offer additional presentation platforms to winners. George Clooney and Walter Cronkite have each written an open letter urging young Americans to engage in the pressing social issues of our times.
Most teachers I've talked to want to use Microsoft Excel with their students but don't know where to begin. This episode guides you through a simple but interesting project with Excel which involves doing a real-time survey, entering that data into Excel, and very quickly and easily turning that data into a pictograph." Click here for large Google Flash Video