Learn to appreciate music online with this interactive site filled with music An unbelievable site filled with a music dictionary, music history, and even review of a multitude of music concepts. In addition there are quizzes and practice tests to assess your understanding. The musical topics cover Scottish music, jazz, American music, different periods of classical music, vocal music, world music, and 20th century music. The more advanced sections go into greater detail of each period of music. Listen to audio files that provide examples of everything that is discussed.
Watch a webcast of teachers learning how to teach the properties of
two-dimensional figures. The introduction explains the general
overview of the webcast, and the succeeding segments go into deep detail of why
paper folding helps students understand geometric figures, and how to use paper
as a visual and kinesthetic tool. One segment goes through the van Hiele
Taxonomy of Geometric Thinking as a way to follow a student’s progress through
the steps of understanding. After the lecture segments, watch students in
classrooms working with paper and compasses as they explain what they are
Got a report and need to know what makes a good news reporter? What separates a good reporter from one that is well noted? This site divides news harvesting into three levels, and explains what you need to do to advance to the third level of gathering information. Basic reporting is based on just what you are told. Usually little research is added to these type of stories. But to be a great reporter you need to do your own research, check the facts, and add some background to what you are reporting. Find out how stepping up to level three can make a huge difference in the quality of your reporting. If you have a newspaper article that needs to be writte
Muvee Cloud is a redesign of the popular video presentation site Shwup. It is extremely easy to use and has a nice polished look. This site is great for creating school projects with photos and videos. Best of all it is free to educators
What is muvee Cloud all about?
You know the problem: Some people took photos and
someone else brought a camcorder. One guy promises to e-mail his photos and
another friend plans to post hers online. The third person swears he'll send
everyone a DVD, when he has time to get to it. That's why we built muvee Cloud.
We make it as easy as possible for you to consolidate everyone's photos and
video in a private, shared online album. - Muvee Cloud
Farmers Almanac reported that in 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join a grassroots demonstration. Mr. McConnell chose the spring equinox, March 21 and Sen. Nelson chose April 22. Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day is more important then ever.
We at New Wave OLC, we believe in the importance of teaching our students to become stewards of the Earth. We are pioneers in educational technology and environmental awareness, ed tech bioneers if you will.
At New Wave OLC, Earth Day is every day!
- John Vaslowski
Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated once the fever of planting season ensues. There is quite a bit of legend surrounding the life of John Chapman, known in his time as Johnny Appleseed. This was due to his deep desire to spread apple trees across this great nation so that no one would ever have to go hungry. You can use this site to learn about his life, and the legends that surround his efforts. His travels took him through Pennsylvania, the Ohio Valley, and into the area that became Indiana. Johnny bought land and planted apple seeds wherever he had trodden When you complete reading the information about Johnny Appleseed, you can check your understanding by doing the crossword puzzle based on the article.
If your student needs a review on statistics for the elementary set then use the ideas from this site to help your child understand how probability and statistics work in the real life. There are 17 objectives on the site and each is accompanied by a problem. For more enrichment, each has an activity that uses manipulatives, and a game. If an activity requires special cards or spinners, they are provided in PDF files to print off. Students will learn the vocabulary needed to describe the outcomes. There are even sections that require a sentence or two explaining higher order thinking skills like problem solving. Each game along with suggested adaptations reinforces the objective in a way that helps students understand that learning probability can be fun.
New Wave OLC is part of the Bioneer Movement! We are the local program of emerging social and scientific innovators in our culture that combine the educational and environmental issues facing the I generation today. Through New Wave OLC we want to bridge the connection between students and the environment so they can learn and understand that they are a part of the interconnected web of nature.
Our focus is to replace old lessons with new, up to date materials that engage students in topics that matter to them - the air they breathe, the water they drink, the food they eat. We strive to cultivate student understanding of their relationship with the environment and encourage them to be responsible stewards of the Earth. We make learning fun and relevant. We offer programs and apps available to accomplish these goals. In our online Center we bring the extras that are lacking in traditional education. Our virtual education experience is like no other! We are nurturing the leaders of our sustainable future.
Pioneers in Biology - BIONEERS. Sign on with New Wave OLC and become a BIONEER too!
A front page article in the New York Times, Saturday, 3/23/2013, mentioned that some of Volusia County Schools are encouraging students to BYOT (bring your own technology) to school. Here at NWOLC, it is a requirement and viewed as an essential to student achievement. Students that are comfortable with their own tools perform better. What we focus on is instilling confidence in your child's education using his/her tools and virtual education. We take the aspects of the students online educational environment that they are comfortable with and build on that.
Self confidence in learning through the equipment students use in everyday life breeds success. But wait! Look at your child. Are they like most children today who are glued to their technology? Are they physically fit and active? Do you find it difficult to get them active and socializing? Well, at NWOLC we also have BYWS (bring your walking shoes). Yes, that is correct. An integral part of our program is getting outside, walking, enjoying nature, and socializing. Does that seem trite and overlooked in today's educational climate? Not at NWOLC! We can make a difference in your child's education by making learning fun! Get in touch with us and stake a claim in your child's education with NWOLC.
Spring is in, and it's time to get outdoors, make those birdfeeders, and learn to identify indigenous birds in your area. Use this site to find out activities that help you learn to identify the birds around your landscape. Included in the site are instructions that tell you how to count birds and enter your checklist. Doing so helps scientists follow where and how many birds there are in specific locations. In addition, you’ll find recipes for making bird treats, a game to help you learn the calls of common birds, information about bird coloration, and some jigsaw puzzles for you to solve. Get outside and feel good!