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URLwire for Friday January 10, 2003
January Busy Educator's E-Newsletter from Marjan Glavac
Below is the January 2003 issue of The Busy Educator's Newsletter, the free newsletter edited by teacher, speaker and author Marjan Glavac.

As a valued reader of the Busy Educator's Newsletter newsletter, I've really appreciated your support and positive feedback.  That's why I want to acknowledge your support by making The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2nd Edition (foreword by Dr. Harry Wong, author of The First Days of School) available for just $7.47 US/$9.97 CDN (plus shipping and handling) --that's a 50% savings off the regular price of $14.95 US/$19.95 CDN for readers of the newsletter.  100% money back guarantee. 
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* Replies From Decemeber Newsletter Special Request
* Starfall
* The Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements And Principles
* The Fin, Fur And Feather Bureau Of Investigation 
* Nobleed News
* Pilate Coins
* Songs For Teaching Using Music To Promote Learning
* Quintessential Careers
* Norseman Junior Middle School
* Paul S. Gardiner Elementary School
* Busy Educator's Award


Fran Tripka, a Tech Coordinator at James J. Flynn Elementary School in Perth Amboy, New Jersey USA, and a subscriber of the Busy Educator's Newsletter sent in the following recommendation:

I happened to come across this URL in my local newspaper to this really great website for beginning readers.  It is   Totally free. Sends out teacher's materials to go along with their website.  My kindergarten and first grade teachers love the site.  The owners of the website are poet Susan Polis Schutz and her husband.  They were the original owners of Blue Mountain Arts. Enjoy!

Thank you Fran for this wonderful suggestion!

Artists use visual elements and principles like line, color and shape as tools to build works of art. Learn about these concepts in a variety of ways:

Explore the Toolkit (Watch animated movies demonstrating the elements and principles, create your own composition using the elements and principles), Artists in Action, (watch professional artists Ta-Coumba Aiken and Judy  Onofrio create original compositions to see how artists use the visual elements and principles), and  Encyclopedia (learn more about the building blocks of 
composition with this in-depth guide). ************************************************************************

The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation (FFBI) is an international website for kids grade 4-5 chronicling the exploits of an unusual, animal-run detective agency. The site invites Field Agents to solve interactive mysteries on two FFFBI missions:  Rainforest Undercover-an adventure to the Galapagos and the Amazon; and Operation GAS-Chicken--a fowl genetic experiment threatens Mars. 

The site uses innovative interactive stories and cleverly disguised original thinking games to get kids to solve mysteries and learn crucial skills along the way, such as using the Internet for research and investigation, critical thinking, reading, and writing. The project is also a seductively devious springboard to explore a wide range of subjects - from math and science to geography, genetics and history.

NobleEd News is an education website for parents, teachers and students.  The student sections mainly focus on upper elementary, middle and high school curriculum.  The parent section is filled with articles that will help busy parents.  The teacher section has information about literacy, standards in education, classroom discipline and lesson plans.  Site also has other areas of general interest such as educational games and coloring pages in the Playroom, the art 
gallery, the music room, news headlines, a greeting card station and tons more.

The coins of Pontius Pilate are fascinating. They are found at the crossroads of Roman polytheism, Judaism and of a burgeoning Christianity. They are the privileged, but affordable witnesses to an era and to an event that would profoundly and forever change the history of humanity.

A comprehensive source of ideas for using music in the classroom. Resources for integrating music across the curriculum are grouped according to subject area. Categories include: Movement, Everyday Life, Chants & Raps, Reading, Science, and more. Teacher Tips include lesson plans and suggestions by and for teachers. Visitors to the site can find research about using music in the classroom and are invited to share their own lessons and songs. 

Quintessential Careers is a career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) makes this site a comprehensive resource for all.

Norseman Junior Middle School's website is designed to be an effective communication tool for parents and students.  The site provides information about the school, programs, relevant issues of interest, and links to Internet resources.  Norseman is located in the west end of Toronto Ontario Canada and teaches students from Junior Kindergarten through to grade 8.

Paul S. Gardiner Elementary School, located in Geauga County in Northeast Ohio USA, houses first and second grade.  The school's website was established to help keep family members informed about what is happening at the school.  The website consists of a school newsletter, menu, a forms page, a list of interesting  websites, curriculum guides, and some teachers include classroom information.  A favorite part of the webpage is examples of children's work and photos of students.

As a valued reader of the Busy Educator's Newsletter newsletter, I've really appreciated your support and positive feedback.  That's why I want to acknowledge your support by making The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web 2nd Edition (foreword by Dr. Harry Wong, author of The First Days of School) available for just $7.47 US/$9.97 CDN (plus shipping and handling) --that's a 50% savings off the regular price of $14.95 US/$19.95 CDN for readers of the newsletter.  100% money back guarantee. 


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