Where to Find It
TAKE THE "A" DRIVE The McGraw-Hill Teacher's Calendar describes "Drop Me Off in Harlem" as online multimedia that help students interact with the creative forces at work in Harlem during the 1920s. The site is divided into three sections: Faces of the Renaissance, where students can discover the leading personalities and talents of the period; A Place Called Harlem, an interactive map of the neighborhood and its landmarks; and Themes and Variations, where lasting contributions to American culture are presented. These and more are available at the Kennedy Center-sponsored site, http://artsedge.kennedycenter.org/exploring/ harlem/artsedge.html. It's a great national Black History Month resource.
C-SPAN CLIPS C-SPAN recently introduced new video enhancements to its online site for middle and high school social studies teachers. The upgrades are designed to make it easier and faster for educators to incorporate CSPAN's public affairs and political programming into their classrooms. Check out www. c-spanclassroom.org for free video clips from C-SPAN's collection of standards-based content. Teachers can also search archived and current video by keywords and create personalized user areas for favorite clips. The C-SPAN Classroom resources all are linked to state and national civics and social studies standards and are provided free of charge. Teachers who sign up at the site also can request a free DVD of C-SPAN clips to jump-start their video library.
PROFESSIONAL GRANTS The Houston-based Fund for Teachers has opened the application process for 2007 fellow grants. Grants are available for preK-12 teachers with at least three years of experience in select districts. Eligible teachers can stop in at www.fundforteachers. org and apply to receive a $5,000 individual or $7,500 team grant for a self-designed professional development project. The deadline for submission varies by location; check the Web site for participating areas and deadlines.
SCIENCE, MATH HONORS Nominations are open for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The program was established in 1983 by the White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This year, the program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers in grades 7-12. Anyone may nominate a teacher, and self-nominations are accepted. Each winner will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and gifts from donors. Each winner (and a guest) will be invited to attend recognition events in Washington, D.C., in March 2008. The deadline for nominations is April 2, 2007. For details, visit the awards section at www. nsf.gov.
CALLING ALL GAMERS The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a nationwide contest to promote the development of computer and video games that improve people's health and help them get the care …
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Publication information: Article title: Where to Find It. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: American Teacher. Volume: 91. Issue: 5 Publication date: February 2007. Page number: 23. © American Federation of Teachers Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.