Iván Silva

The Why? Files: The Science Behind the News #scichat…

Posted by in Education, math, news, scial studies, science, social studies, weather

The Why? Files: The Science Behind the News

#scichat  #sschat

“The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.” University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new story is added each week.

Excellent resource that also includes:

  1. Classroom Activity Pages
  2. The Weather Guys
  3. Virtual Science (interactives)
  4. Archives

Included in News 4 Kids and Sensational Science Sites

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The Science Spot




Cool resource! The National Museum of African Art has a nice…

Posted by in African American History, African textiles., black history, Black History Month, Black History Resources, Education, social studies

Cool resource! The National Museum of African Art has a nice interactive feature called TxtStyles to Fashioning Identity.  

#BlackHistory #sschat #edtech

From the past to the present learn how symbols are used in African fashion. Lots of neat interactives and activities.



Added to image Countries for Kids LiveBinder

More kid friendly stuff from the National Museum of African Art.

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Go On a Live African Safari (Fantastic resource!)


 ”Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art…

Posted by in Education, social studies, women in U.S. history, women's history, women's history month

 ”Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art activity. Freebie in preview!

#sschat #womeninhistory #edtech

I just finished polishing up my  ”Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art activity.

It’s a fun game that can be played for as little or as much time as you have. Kids will learn about 20 notable women in U.S. history and be able to create their own cards, stamps and book covers. All templates provided.

What’s really cool about this is that I have created an edCanvas to go along with it. It is a one stop shop for short videos featuring many of the women in the game. The link is provided in the product.

I am thrilled to be able to share this with you. I want to thank my husband and Mom for all of their help and, of course, lots of proofreading.  🙂 Very much appreciated! OK… I know I need proofreading skills for this blog too. It’s just that my mind is much faster than my fingers. LOL

Oh and “Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art activity is selling at a special price for the first 48 hrs. on sale at my store. (3/8-10/13)

Card sample



Posted by in countries for kids, country comparison tool, Education, geography, social studies

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IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

You can also use our visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. The Pakistan Flood and BP Oil Spill are currently featured. 

Screenshots below.

Comparison of U.S. and Japan.

Map compares the size of countries with overlay.

KB…Konnected’s insight:

Excellent resource!  Easy to use tool that lets you compare 2 countries of your choice. Results based on 10 key statistics are compared. Google maps are also used.

I’ve added it to Countries for Kids LiveBinder 

See on ifitweremyhome.com