TeachAde eBulletin December 2, 2011



Welcome to the latest edition of the TeachAde eBulletin. In this eBulletin you will:

* Be Able to Register for TeachAde & Be Ready for Our Next Giveaway
* Find Lesson Plans for All the Holiday Seasons from NEA
* Discover Two New Resources for Math & Science Teachers
* Meet One of Our New Partners - The Hawn Foundation: MindUP Program
* Learn Safe Online Shopping Tips for the Upcoming Holidays
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Curriculum Resources for Holidays & Observances
from Around the World

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, Pongal and New Years.


Math and Science Teachers --
Check Out Two New Resources We Have!  

Mathwire.com is designed to provide activities and appropriate worksheets for teachers to use in their classrooms. All activities and worksheets support the constructivist approach to learning mathematics and the NCTM Standards.

For science teachers, cool animated, interactive science games and experiments await students who need audio or visual labs to help gain an understanding of such science laws as Darwin's and Newton's. This allows students to discover science using interactive demonstrations.
Meet One of Our New Partners:
The Hawn Foundation & MindUP


As The Hawn Foundation's signature educational initiative, MindUP™ is anchored in current research in cognitive neuroscience. MindUP™ is a family of social, emotional, and attentional self-regulatory strategies and skills developed for cultivating well-being and emotional balance.

MindUP™ features lessons to improve behavior and learning for children. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and can be implemented with minimal preparation. Various MindUP™ skills taught to students have the potential to produce a long-term impact on brain function and social and emotional behavior.

The Hawn Foundation strives to develop programs to help children find happiness and success in school and life.


'Tis the Season


Safe Online Shopping Tips

DO monitor your credit card and bank activity

DON'T shop unless the website uses SSL

DO use your credit card, as opposed to your debit card, when making a purchase online

DON'T buy from irreputable or unfamiliar vendors

DO ensure your computer and anti-virus are up to date

DON'T trust every deal

The volume of cyber online threats and attacks usually peaks during the two weeks before Christmas, when last-minute shoppers are online in full force. TeachAde has listed some tips for shoppers.

Preying on consumers' desire for a good deal, cybercriminals this season may spoof social coupon sites, like Groupon or LivingSocial, in attempts to trick unsuspecting users into installing malware.

Attackers may also, ironically, leverage users' knowledge that online threats increase during the holidays with targeted attack emails stating that recipients must change their corporate account credentials due to a Cyber Monday-related breach.

Be acutely aware of the site you are purchasing from and keep an eye out for internet fraudsters!




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Thought for the Day
"Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel."
~ John Churton Collins
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