Hi I'm looking for some help on some lesson plans if anyone wants to chat please contact me on the chat function. I am a student teacher and could use any ideas that any elementary school teachers may have on some lessons....or message me and let me know on my page! :) Thanks
I am Marsha from Israel and we are implementing a large online project called Globaldreamers, we would love to have you and the kids join us, we would love to make new global friends. http://www.globaldreamers.org
My name is Prakash and I have been teaching finance for over 2 decades. I decided to share my teaching experience through the form of children's stories and wrote 20 children's books on finance. I have 2 young boys, ages 6 & 7 years old, and these books are really meant for kids in their age group, though anyone can read these books and learn about finance. I wrote these books in the form of children's stories with financial lessons in them. Currently you can get these books on Amazon, Follett Library Resources or through our website (most desirable option) www.finance4kidz.com We are also currently translating them into Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic. In addition, I am trying to get my books animated so that they can go on ipads, They should also be available on kindle soon.
I am very interested in knowing if anyone here has "animated" their classroom examples, or stories, and if they did it themselves. I would like to do the animation myself if it isn't too complicated. I am open to suggestions.
BTW, one of the top 6 % school districts in the nation has adopted our books for use in the classroom. Other schools and libraries have also been using them. These books come with free lesson plans for educators. If you are interested in adopting these books in your schools (elementary, middle, high, home) or in any other form, please do write to me off-list (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or if you are interested in collaborating.
Your illustrations look 'simple' enough that they would lend themselves to Flash programming. Bit of a learning curve, but here is one example done by a 12 year old (click on the word information). And another done by a 13 year old. A bit expensive and a bit of a learning curve.
One more thought.... You may wish to try to involve your own children through their school in the Global Virtual Classroom contest... perhaps even 'consulting' with the team on the topic of finance! Registration closes on September 24. A teacher needs to be involved.
I have been doing the GVC classroom since 2005 and it is a phenomenal and rewarding experience. The kids learn technology, improve their English and learn to share their culture with their teammates.
It is a lot of work but SO rewarding.
Marsha from Israel http://www.globaldreamers.org