NATURE’s two-part special Dogs That Changed the World tells the epic story of the wolf’s evolution, how “man’s best friend” changed human society and how we in turn have radically transformed dogs.
In Part One, “The Rise of the Dog,” you’ll learn about how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves — and human trash — that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has placed the origins of domesticated dogs — and those of the first dog — in East Asia. You’ll also discover 14 dog breeds that controversial genetic studies show are the most ancient — and the best living representatives of the ancestors to all living dogs.
How to Start a Kids Cooking Club
Organizing a kids cooking club is a great way to get kids excited about cooking, exploring their creativity, and connecting with friends over the summer. Interested? See how to organize a cooking club in six steps.
Fun Recipes for Kids:
• Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops
• Chuck’s Chunky Chicken Salad Sandwich
• Mango Lime Coolers
for recipes and ideas!
WFSU knows that it does! Programs like Super Why! are leading the way in modeling responsible usage of technology that is appropriate for young children. Children see their older siblings and parents texting and on using the computer for all sorts of things. We found this interesting article about technology and early education and if you have a moment… please check it out! Here is an introduction to the blog, the link will follow:
Does technology have a role to play in early childhood education? The debate about this question is escalating. Into the debate comes a report from the Sesame Workshop (admittedly not an objective third party in the debate), “Families Matter: Designing Media for a Digital Age“. This report documents how digital technology is changing the rhythm of family life. The report finds that families are in a transition period, one in which parents recognize the importance of technology in their children’s learning and future success, but don’t always grant them access to the newer forms of media transforming their own adult lives. Does Technology have a Role to Play in Early Education?
2011 PBS Teachers Innovation Award Winner Brenda Branch on WFSU dimensions
WFSU, Florida. Winner: Brenda Branch – 2nd Place
PBS Teachers recently announced the first and second place winning entries for the 2011 PBS Teachers Innovation Awards and WFSU has a winner! Sponsored by The Henry Ford and SMART Technologies, the second annual PBS Teachers Innovation Awards honored teachers who continuously strive to inspire young minds and display creative and inventive use of public media to engage students and improve learning.
For the 2011 contest, PBS Teachers selected 12 first place and 28 second place winners across subject areas and grade ranges. First place winners will receive a unique weeklong “Innovation Immersion Experience” at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., from July 31 to Aug. 5, 2011, a SMART Slate wireless slate, free enrollment in a national PBS TeacherLine online professional development course, and a tote bag of PBS educational resources. Second place winners receive a tote bag filled with tools and instructional technology resources for the classroom from PBS. Prizes will be mailed to the winning educators at the end of June.
Did you know that in 1 year’s time, 31.6 Million children between the ages of 2 – 11 in America watch PBS? Did you know that kids who watched Super Why! scored 46% higher on standardized tests than those who didn’t?
These are just 2 of many interesting tidbits about PBS…