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Greetings, Enjoy the happy reading for today. best, <Karen> 1) The Arts: http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/HOME_Arts.html Roots of Folk Dance http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/Traditional_Arts.html Contra Dance, Maypole Dance, Hootchy Kootchy Dance. Performing Arts http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/resources2.html Modern Dance, Tap Dance, Native American Dance, Square Dance, European Folk Dance Talking Feet is the first documentary to feature flatfoot, buck, hoedown, and rual tapdancing, the styles of solo Southern dancing which are a companion to traditional old time music on which modern clog dancing is based. 2) Music http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/ Do you know your state song; how about Florida's State Song?Ever hear Florida's Official State Song by Stephen Foster, called Swanee River?
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/statesong.html Bill "Bojangles" Robinson--Step Dance--Swanee River (1932) Do you know the names of all the Presidents? No? Well if you learn the Presidents Song you will know all their names. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/presidents.html Is the music too loud? Wait, you want to check that answer? All those mp3 players - ear buds - + everything else in you ear. Please protect yourself and the kids. Test yourself & Don't go deaf. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/ears.html 3) Literacy - http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/ Want to teach reading? Sure why not, it's easy right? NOT http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/reading.asp Start listening to the Three Stooges remarkable Swinging the Alphabet Song. Read and think about music and rhythm research, the importance of rhythm syllables and how tricky this is for all the tonal language speakers in the world who want to learn english. Reading Assessment and Readability Tests and Tools http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/readability.asp Do you speak, read and write in Standard English? http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/aboutdialect.aspHow about English English, Creole English, AAVE, Spanglish, Changlish, Netglish?
What is American English and Who are Creole Dialect Speakers? Literacy and Government Programs - Follow the Money http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/govprograms.asp Who profits from these programs? QUESTION: What do bogus reading programs actually cost the country when the student can't pass the state exit exam from high school. Answer QUESTION: What can so-called fuctionally literate adults actually do? Answer 4) Linguistics http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Linguistics/ English English, Creole English, American English "Think 22nd Century Linguistic Rights" What language should a nation officially call its own? http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Linguistics/22century_lg_rt.html 5) TEACH HISTORY THROUGH the MUSIC OF AMERICAN CULTURE MAKERS And the role they played in shaping character. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/IEC/iecmusic4.html 6) Black History Month All Year Long http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/bhm/bhm.html Far more than just an offering for "Black History" Month All Year Long, these interdisciplinary resources will provide thoughtful curriculum acrossK - Higher Ed grade levels. Identify what fits the learning needs of YOUR students.
Folklore and Fakelore: Follow the Drinking Gourd - Is This Song 'Authentic'? False information is well entrenched in our educationalresources, showing up in prescribed curricula and librarians' 'highly recommended'
lists, and is in use daily across the country. Recognition of the existence of "processed folk" tradition, will stimulate discussion at all levels. 7) Learn about WebQuests and How to make one. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/Stars/webquest.html Adults can try one out, especially if you like music. Take the Empty Next Web Quest. All the answers are found in the unit about the Funk Brothers http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/Stars/EmptyNestWebQuest.html Webquest Tools and Rubrics http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/webquest.html 8) Can you do something for your school? Do you have a second? Can you help get the URL of your school online? http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Schools/ thanks! 9) It's all about Information Literacy and Cybrarians. http://tinyurl.com/2waxfl Remember those folks called Librarians and that Dewey Decimal thing we learned about in the 60's? Do you still think the library is about books? Gosh are you out of it. When did this Happen? Indexing, Education, Resources, National Associations And those Librarians are now all about those databases. What you say? Free Databases? You mean I don't want google? http://edu-cyberpg.com/internet/search3.html 10) Oh Boy! A great little movie about the History of the Interent. http://edu-cyberpg.com/Internet/history_internet.html I always wanted to know how that got started. And just what is the oldest computer anyway? 11) Copyright Law and just what is ok in the classroom? http://tinyurl.com/2rkx5q WHO OWNS IT the teacher or employer? Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution, a general roadmap of some of the legal issues specific to podcasting." What a K12 Teacher or Administrator Needs To Know CopyRight -- Is it in the Public Domain? How to find out. 12) Steven Colbert explains the Tele Com Industry and AT & T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj1Mtv9cD0I 13) Download podcasts from your Library Audio to Go: Library wisdom for the MP3 masses http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Library/Borrowing/eaudiotogo.html eBook Snippets & Digital Collections http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Library/Borrowing/Podcasts/ebooksnippets.mp3 14) EPA Gets an Earful on Library Closures Decision Derided as Harmful to Agency's Own Employees <http://tinyurl.com/2mjlhv> A national controversy over cutbacks and outright closings of Environmental Protection Agency libraries came to Seattle over the weekend as librarians from around the country told EPA officials the agency is undercutting its own workers, its scientists and the public. <>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletters Mailing List
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