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28th
Nov 2012

Online Educational Video and The Hidden Benefits of Subtitles

Using Subtitles on Video offers Teachers in the Classroom a potential Treasure Trove of Opportunity.

Sadly many believe that when Subtitles (otherwise known as Captions) are provided on educational video for use in the classroom, that they only benefit the deaf, and those with hearing impairments. Yet this could not be further from the truth.

In an educational environment, particularly the school classroom, the use of subtitles provides a range of benefits for children and students of all ages and ability, and certainly not just those with special education needs.

And the faster teachers and schools are made aware of those benefits, the sooner those benefits can be made available and passed on to their students. (more…)


7th
Sep 2012

Children’s Activity 104: Lemonade Stand

A Creative Activity

Here’s a summertime classic that’s sure to bring a smile to your neighbors’ faces.

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Butcher paper
  • Markers
  • Cash box and change
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Sugar 

Instructions:
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5th
Sep 2012

Children’s Activity 102: Kitchen Trace

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Your kitchen is a wonderful source of objects that can be traced and transformed into fanciful works of art.

Materials Required:

  • Paper
  • Pens, pencils, or markers
  • Kitchen containers and utensils 

Instructions:
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31st
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 101: Kitchen Finery

An Arts and Crafts Activity

Ready for a surprise? Your pantry is chock-full of good stuff for making jewelry. Here are a few suggestions.

Materials Required:

  • String, yarn
  • Pasta

Optional Materials:

  • Food coloring

Instructions:

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29th
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 99: Kids’ Circus

An Indoor Play Activity

If your child likes the circus, you can sponsor one right in your own living room or play room.

Materials Required:

  • Sheet or blanket
  • Stuffed animals
  • Boxes
  • Plastic containers/cups
  • String

Optional Materials:

  • Face paints
  • Adult T-shirt and sneakers

Instructions:
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27th
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 98: Kiddie Bank

An Indoor Play Activity

Lots of kids seem to think that the bank is where anyone can go to get any amount of money needed, free. Would that it were so easy.

Materials Required:

  • Play money

Optional Materials:

  • “Coins” from aspirin bottles
  • Crayons
  • Notebook

Instructions:
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