A flashmob at graduation? Oh yes. If you want to smile at kids and what happens in today's interconnected society watch this graduation flashmob. Without social media, I doubt this sort of thing would be possible.
Jerry Blumengarten (Cybraryman1) has made a list of diigo resources. Many great ones here to follow as well as instructions. I”ll be presenting on Diigo with co-founder Maggie Tsai at ISTE 2012.
Reading rockets has a lot of resources for parents working to help their children improve their reading over the summer. I have a child with dyslexia and each summer, reading is one of our most important things we do. Every day I set the timer and my son and I both get our favorite book and get on the couch and read.I read too. If it is important enough to have him do, it is important enough for me to do too.
This is a flyer that you can download and tweak to send home with kids for the summer including 100 things that parents and children can do together to keep children's minds active and learning.
I think that every school should have a safety week. Discuss the accidents and safety precautions that kids can use to protect themselves. While some schools celebrate “child safety week” in June – this is a great topic when school gets out for the summer or to be run in summer preschools or camps. It is also something that could be scheduled during the month that students return to school. Children should be empowered to protect themselves. Here are some age appropriate ways this is done by schools now.
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