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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Many teachers are organizing interactive Skype sessions. By taking advantage of Skype to allow students to interact with guests outside the classroom, sometimes thousands of miles away, teachers from all over the world are creating new opportunities for students to make academic gains in a motivating way. In this article, the author discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration
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Potok, Carol – Childhood Education, 2012
On a recent Saturday morning, 20 inmate mothers filed into the prison chapel at Alabama's Tutwiler Prison to participate in a unique program--The Storybook Project, a program of Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM). AIM is a nonprofit organization that helps mothers in prison stay in contact with their children during their incarceration. At the front of…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Mothers
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Seay, Sue – Childhood Education, 2012
Many municipalities, armed with research showing the immense benefits of early education, are struggling to ensure children have the opportunity to attend quality preschools (Barnett, 2012; Magnuson, Ruhm, & Waldfogel, 2007). Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama, is no exception. In developing a profile of Birmingham's efforts to provide…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Preschool Education, Young Children, School Readiness
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Kirkland, Lynn D.; Camp, Deborah; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2008
In an effort to meet the needs of low-income students, a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Hoover City School system was initiated. The university and school system have collaborated for the past four years to change the nature of summer programs, both for students and teachers. This article describes…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Low Income, Teacher Attitudes
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Bowden, Shelly Hudson – Childhood Education, 2006
Field trips provide active learning as children have firsthand experience with information they had previously encountered only in textbooks. In this article, the author describes how she used an interesting textbook to plan a field trip for her elementary social studies methods class to Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery (Alabama). The textbook,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Active Learning, Field Trips, Elementary School Students
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McCorquodale, Gwenyth – Childhood Education, 2005
The world-renowned infant-toddler and preprimary programs in the northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia offer teachers in the United States ways to use the resources in their own landscape to break through the boundaries of textbook-driven instruction in the social studies, to go beyond mandated curricula, and to explore learning possibilities…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Grade 3, Social Studies
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Burnett, Jeanie – Childhood Education, 2005
Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 29, 2005. The author discusses the efforts she and other Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) colleagues made for the welfare of children who suffered from the storm. After her initial search for family, friends, and professional colleagues, she began trying…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Elementary Secondary Education, Natural Disasters
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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2004
Today, many classroom teachers are busy preparing for standardized tests. The No Child Left Behind Act encourages such behavior. Little time is left to devote to subjects that previously were considered a vital part of the curriculum, such as social studies, physical education, art, and music. Needless to say, if these subjects have taken a back…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests, Service Learning