From the Desk of Kay Ezzell Technology Resource Specialist at Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing /FDLRS
207 North San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Shelley Popson Ardis
The Florida Symposium on Early Childhood Hearing Loss will be October 1-2.
Two concurrent pre-sessions will be offered on Thursday, September 30. The
Symposium will be at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort in St.
Please contact the following for more information:
Audrey Largent - email@example.com
Gail Strassel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss out on a day of discovery, reflection, and motivation to
enhance your students' FCAT Science scores. The title of this workshop is
FCAT Science Clusters Day Camp 2004. This one-day workshop is geared for
middle and high school teachers in the state of Florida. The last day for
Early Registration is coming up fast. The price increases from $165 to
$199 one week prior to the workshop. Don't miss out on this great
opportunity. The sessions are filling up so, hurry and register.
Teachers can link on to http://www.fledtools.com for a registration form,
information about the workshops, and directions.
Register Early and Save!!
»$165.00 (up to one week before workshop)
»$199.00 (one week before workshop)
Elementary Day Camp 2004 Locations:
Jacksonville: April 21, 2004 @ Prime Osborn Convention Center
Orlando: May 12, 2004 @ Sheraton World Resort
Emerald Coast: May 26, 2004 @ Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale: June 22, 2004 @ Sheraton, Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Secondary Day Camp 2004 Locations
Jacksonville: April 22, 2004 @ Prime Osborn Convention Center
Orlando: May 13, 2004 @ Sheraton World Resort
Emerald Coast: May 27, 2004 @ Emerald Coast Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale: June 23, 2004 @ Sheraton, Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Sign up five teachers and the sixth teacher is FREE!! Workshop attendees
will receive a FREE Digging into FCAT Science Inquiry Based Activity
Book!!!! Call today (800) 586-9940 or log onto http://www.fledtools.com
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Students from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center created these
digital dictionary projects. There is a Digital Dictionary, Idiom Digital
Dictionary, and a Multiple Meaning Digital Dictionary. You can view their
[Notes: You will need the Real One Player to view the videos. If your video
stops playing, refresh your screen.] You might also be interested in learning
more about other
literacy projects at the Clerc Center and
Summer Camps for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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Just turned in your taxes? Do your students understand taxes and why we have
to pay them? Here you can find 36 lesson plans to help with this in the
classroom. Each lesson plan serves as an instructional guide on how to
incorporate tax theory, history, and application into your classroom. There
are even PowerPoint presentations included.
Want to participate in an online project? This site has a list of current
and ongoing projects. Some are even in foreign languages.
National Budget Simulation
This is a simulation activity that allows you and your students to "try" to
balance the national budget. There is both a short and long version.
The 4-H Virtual Farm takes you on a tour of the farming industry. Students
can learn why farming is a part of their lives even if they've never even
visited a real farm.
Students & teachers are able to access data generated from the latest
scientific instruments. The goals include an increased understanding of the
process of gathering scientific data & the opportunity to interact with
scientists from several disciplines and students in other classrooms. Be
sure to check out some of the projects - especially EggMath and Bugscope.
Virtual Factory Tour
Maybe it's a week late, but here you can take a virtual tour of the Cadbury
Factory and learn how they make their Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs hollow.
Another one that's a week late, but see how those Marshmallow Peeps are
made. They make these for all holidays now, so you could use this almost
Here you can view an amazing array of microscopic images in the Molecular
Expressions Photo Gallery. This is just one portion of a web site devoted
entirely to exploring the world through microscopy. The Photo Gallery is
full of photomicrographs (photographs taken through a microscope) in every
field imaginable: burgers 'n fries, butterfly wings, beer, computer parts,
dinosaur bones, DNA, etc. The Education Collection shows you crayons, glue,
chalk, fingerpaint, and modeling clay.
The Surfing the Net with Kids newsletter this week feature links to
information and activities dealing with monkeys and other primates.
Day Resource Page
Lots of links to Lessons and Units, Worksheets, Online Activities, Clipart &
Images, and Other Resources dealing with Earth Day.
it Straight: The Facts about Drugs
This site is a publication for kids and teens about the dangers of drugs,
brought to you by the DEA. Students will learn about prescription drugs,
over the counter drugs, marijuana, LSD, Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Heroin.
Each chapter contains information about the physical and mental effects of
the drugs, street names, how they're made, what they look like, and how
they're used, and the consequences of using them. The site urges students to
get the facts straight and encourages them to find out more with activities
throughout the chapters.
Medieval Adventure in Problem-Solving
Many students have a difficult time solving word problems. This site breaks
them down into step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand and
help students conceptualize the problem and determine the solution. Have
students try the word problems on the site or have them read the solving
strategies and then try each one. Then they can write their own problems and
submit them to the site. All the problems have a medieval theme. This
ThinkQuest Junior site was made by fourth grade students for fourth grade
Classics for Kids
This site contains reviews of classic novels by students in grades six
through eight. It was designed with the hopes of getting kids excited about
reading. Reading reviews written by peers will be a good experience for
students because they will be able to relate more to the reviewers and
decide which books they might enjoy. Many of these books are quite
challenging for students at this level, but hopefully the reviews will
inspire them to strive for a higher degree of literacy. Some of the novels
include Frankenstein, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Little
Women, and Of Mice and Men.
A visit to the doctor's office today is quite different than seeking medical
attention in the past. With this online activity you can experience this
evolution as a patient would in 1900, 1950 and 1998. Compare the doctor's
methods of examination and treatment of three different ailments and see how
you fare after your diagnosis. See how technological advances and medical
breakthroughs have made it possible to survive wounds and diseases that were
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AG Bell Florida Annual Convention
April 23-24, 2004, Tampa
For more information, go to http://www.agbellflorida.org
Educational Interpreter Summer Institute
June 13-18, 2004, FSDB, St. Augustine, FL
For more information, contact Shannon Simon at email@example.com
Florida Symposium on Early Childhood Hearing Loss
October 1-2, 2004 - St. Augustine
For more information, contact Audrey Largent
November 5-6, 2004
Hotel Orlando North, Maitland, FL
For more information, go to http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/rmc/fehi
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA):
Orlando - January 18-20, 2005
Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL
Fore more information, go to http://www.ATIA.org
Florida Educational Technology Conference 2004 (FETC):
Orlando - January 27-29, 2005 in the Orange County Convention Center.
For more information, go to http://www.fetc.org/
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