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Albert Einstein: "Play is the highest form of research."
Plato: "Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play."
Mr. Rogers: "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play studied children’s unorganized games and play. He lectured about his work to the British Folklore Society and became a friend of the eminent English folklorist Peter Opie.
Fun Learning Games - Research shows that learning with laughter and play helps avoid burn out.
10/12/14 Schools Need to Learn the Importance of Recess Jesse Hagopian
Research has shown recess supports academics, healthy friendships and healthy bodies. The American Academy of Pediatrics stated in 2007, "Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth."
Controlled experiments by researchers Catherine Bohn-Gettler and Anthony Pellegrini show that recess improves children’s attention to academic tasks. Moreover, recess is a critical factor in a student’s social and emotional well-being. Recess facilitates children’s social development by allowing for cooperation and conflict resolution during unstructured free play, critical for helping children develop the necessary qualities for strong friendships. In addition to the social and emotional benefits, recess plays an important role in the physical health of children. With adequate adult staffing, recess can significantly contribute to increased physical activity to reduce obesity, according to the American Journal of Public Health.
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Give teachers and students in the nation a reason to use a computer, learn to use the world wide web, and integrate technology, literacy and music into the classroom curriculum through play. Drive safely on the Internet superhighway.
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Sebastian Hinton, was a patent lawyer who invented the jungle gym in 1920
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Category: Play Sites for KidsJump Rope Games: National Repository of Children's Indigenous Playground Poetry, crosses over between urban playgrounds, and a cyberplayground. It's an electric online playground, a comprehensive and intelligent place totally dedicated to games where parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators can submit their songs.
The word culture is derived from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). In general, it refers to human activity; different definitions of culture reflect different theories for understanding, or criteria for valuing, human activity. Anthropologists use the term to refer to the universal human capacity to classify experiences, and to encode and communicate them symbolically. They regard this capacity as a defining feature of the genus Homo. Since culture is not innate but learned, people living in different places have different cultures.
Our job is to represent all the submerged cultures in the world. The slogan is: "Every Culture with it's equal time on the air and in the classroom";. Cultural equity should join all the other important principals of: human dignity, freedom of speech, freedom of movement freedom to work and enjoy yourself and freedom of your culture to express itself. Cause that's all we have you know".
The public folklore project built by the nations' children and adults will result in an electronic library database, a national archive, that will be searchable by state, name of song and grade level.
This online project will integrate Music, Technology and Literacy in the classroom and provide cross cultural exchanges. Homeschooled, classroom students, after school and summer school programs will be able to participate, everyone is welcomed. The Repository is an Archive leaving a legacy - our legacy - to the nation. Games Kids Play This site contains a selection of games, many of which require physical activity. Included with each game is a description and rules. Games can be searched by keyword or viewed by category or title. CyberPlayGround® free music downloads
Linguistics on the Playground 2004
NPR's Michele Norris talks with Penelope Eckert, a professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. She's studying the speech patterns of Northern California school kids, looking at how language, specifically the way vowels are pronounced, relates to social status.
New Accessible Playground Rules May Not Go Far Enough 2013
he federal government made accessibility standards at playgrounds mandatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act so that children with disabilities can more easily play alongside typical kids.
Length of the school year
School years are extended based on three basic models:
—stretching the traditional 180 days of school across the whole calendar year by lengthening spring and winter breaks and shortening the one in the summer.
—adding 20 to 30 actual days of instruction to the 180-day calendar.
—dividing students and staff into groups, typically four, and rotating three through at a time, with one on vacation, throughout the calendar year.
At the heart of the debate is nothing less than the ability of America's workforce to compete globally.
A Center for Public Education review found that students in India and China — countries Duncan has pointed to as giving children more classroom time than the U.S. — don't actually spend more time in school than American kids, when disparate data are converted to apples-to-apples comparisons. The center, an initiative of the National School Boards Association, found 42 U.S. states require more than 800 instructional hours a year for their youngest students, and that's more than India does. The center's study also found that some nations that outperform the U.S. academically, such as Finland, require less school. Many schools are experimenting with the less controversial, less costly interim step of lengthening the school day instead of adding days to the school year.
2012 Five states announced they would add at least 300 hours to the academic calendar in some schools beginning this year. The three-year pilot project will affect about 20,000 students in 40 schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee. The National Center on Time & Learning has estimated that about 1,000 districts have adopted longer school days or years. Supporters also say a longer school year would give poor children more access to school-provided healthy meals. Camps, hotel operators and other summer-specific industries raise red flags about the potential economic effect.
STUDENT DISCIPLINED FOR SAYING "THATS SO GAY"
When do playground insults used every day all over America cross the line into hate speech that must be stamped out? Derogatory terms for homosexuality have long been used as insults. But the landscape has become confusing in recent years, reports the Associated Press, as minority groups have tried to reclaim terms like "queer," "ghetto" and the n-word. In recent years, gay rights advocates and educators have tried teaching students that it is hurtful to use the word "gay" as an all-purpose term for something disagreeable.
In recent years, gay rights advocates and educators have tried teaching students that it is hurtful to use the word "gay" as an all-purpose term for something disagreeable.
the n-word Hate speech must be stamped out.
Derogatory terms for homosexuality have long been used as insults. But the landscape has become confusing in recent years, reports the Associated Press, as minority groups have tried to reclaim terms like "queer," "ghetto" and the n-word. In recent years, gay rights advocates and educators have tried teaching students that it is hurtful to use the word "gay" as an all-purpose term for something disagreeable.
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Introduction to Swift Playgrounds
Lee Brimelow created the Swift Video Tutorial “Introduction to Swift Playgrounds”. In this video he shows you where to Download the new X-Code 6 beta, how to setup your first Swift project and shows you the new live scripting experience with Swift Playgrounds.