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Drug & Alcohol Information for Teens - Department of Health and Human Services

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The US Department of Health and Human Services offers this online catalog of drug and alcohol information for teens. Many of these publications are available online, and they may prove...more
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The US Department of Health and Human Services offers this online catalog of drug and alcohol information for teens. Many of these publications are available online, and they may prove helpful to parents, students, or guidance counselors grappling with substance abuse issues. HHS also offers additional catalog sections targeted specifically to children.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (20)

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug photo posters using Captioner, reviewed here.

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Character Education Curriculum Resources - Boston University

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The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading...more
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The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading list, information on the Six E's of character education, and a large collection of lesson plans and ideas that integrate character education with other subject areas.

tag(s): characterization (16), social skills (20)

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Teachers will want to explore the lesson themes in detail; each introduces many possibilities.

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About Character Education - Boston University

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The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers an introduction to what character...more
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The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers an introduction to what character education is and is not, along with resources for further exploration. Parents and teacher alike will find the information useful as a guideline for integrating character education into other curricula and activities.

tag(s): characterization (16)

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My Hero

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Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world ...more
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Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world through their lives and activities. There are featured heroes and a large collection of biographies indexed by theme. This is a great site for students who ask, "Sure, but what can I do...?"

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Plastic Fork Diaries - Maryland Public Broadcasting

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Here's a "teens and nutrition" site with a quirky interface that will attract teens and annoy grownups. Old folks: deal with it! There are good information nuggets buried in the ...more
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Here's a "teens and nutrition" site with a quirky interface that will attract teens and annoy grownups. Old folks: deal with it! There are good information nuggets buried in the story and plot, and users will ultimately learn a lot about building good eating habits. The site structure encourages browsing and persistence, so let the kids loose on this one and see what they come back knowing.

tag(s): nutrition (153)

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Indiana Clearinghouse for Citizenship and Character Education - ERIC

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This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information...more
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This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information here, but the wide range of content will require some thorough examination to ensure that resources are easily adaptable to local circumstances.

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Walk in My Shoes - University of Illinois Extension

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The University of Illinois Extension developed this site to help young people understand the problems and issues that confront the elderly. The site uses a collection of hands-on activities...more
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The University of Illinois Extension developed this site to help young people understand the problems and issues that confront the elderly. The site uses a collection of hands-on activities to demonstrate the issues and challenges that older people confront in living their daily lives. Health classes will find these an interesting way to examine life style differences, and the site could also be used to help students work more closely with older people in their community.

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Endgame - Ethics and Values in America - PBS

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PBS tackles greed, honesty, and the gray areas that separate vice from virtue in this series on America's ethics. While many viewers will think about the business implications of the...more
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PBS tackles greed, honesty, and the gray areas that separate vice from virtue in this series on America's ethics. While many viewers will think about the business implications of the series, the producers put the focus at a more personal level. Depending on your local situation, this site could be useful in business, guidance, or similar applications - or simply as a homeroom discussion starter for older students.

tag(s): ethics (17)

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Invention at Play - Smithsonian Institution

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Don't miss this engaging exploration from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for Invention. Learn why play is important for both adults and children, and discover the essential relationship...more
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Don't miss this engaging exploration from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for Invention. Learn why play is important for both adults and children, and discover the essential relationship between play, creativity, and invention. The site is loaded with interactive examples and games, and those with broadband connections will enjoy well produced video interviews and explanations.

tag(s): behavior (46), child development (25), creativity (111), inventors and inventions (96)

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Try this one if you work with gifted students or are planning a unit on invention or inventors.
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BullyingUK - Family Lives

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This British site offers a very complete resource, and its foreign origin may offer a slightly different spin from that encountered on American sites. Teachers and parents alike should...more
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This British site offers a very complete resource, and its foreign origin may offer a slightly different spin from that encountered on American sites. Teachers and parents alike should find the content useful, and there is a deep well of content submitted by students. American users should note that both the legal situation and the school rules in Britain can differ from that in the US in some significant respects.

tag(s): behavior (46), bullying (48)

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Testing and Test Interpretation - National Association for Gifted Children

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A discussion of what to expect from IQ testing, types of testing, interpretation of scores, and how to proceed after testing is completed. ...more
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A discussion of what to expect from IQ testing, types of testing, interpretation of scores, and how to proceed after testing is completed.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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What's in an IQ - Privately Published

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What exactly is IQ? What is a standard deviation? How are IQ scores classified? This site briefly and clearly addresses many questions parents may have as their child faces IQ ...more
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What exactly is IQ? What is a standard deviation? How are IQ scores classified? This site briefly and clearly addresses many questions parents may have as their child faces IQ testing.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Characteristics of Giftedness - Memphis Public Schools

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Is this child gifted? This page includes an easy to understand chart compares attributes of bright children to those who are truly gifted. ...more
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Is this child gifted? This page includes an easy to understand chart compares attributes of bright children to those who are truly gifted.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Keep this handy reference to use when you have questions about one of your students or to share with parents at conferences. FInd out how gifted referrals are handled in your school, and use this as a reference as part of the process.

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Summers and Saturdays - Hoagies

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Links to summer and Saturday programs for gifted and talented students throughout the United States and abroad are provided along with brief explanations of each. All grade levels are...more
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Links to summer and Saturday programs for gifted and talented students throughout the United States and abroad are provided along with brief explanations of each. All grade levels are represented in this compilation.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Gifted Academic Programs and Activities - Hoagies

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An annotated list of special academic programs, activities, and competitions that challenge students beyond the regular school curriculum. ...more
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An annotated list of special academic programs, activities, and competitions that challenge students beyond the regular school curriculum.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Giftedness and Preschoolers

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Practical advice on identifying and nurturing your gifted pre-school student at home. Includes descriptions of creative activities you can do with your child outside of school to encourage...more
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Practical advice on identifying and nurturing your gifted pre-school student at home. Includes descriptions of creative activities you can do with your child outside of school to encourage critical thinking skills and creativity.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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More Brain Teasers - Hoagies

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A creative collection of puzzles and brainteasers to challenge gifted students. This large collection is maintained by Hoagies and sometimes has a few dead links, but the collection...more
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A creative collection of puzzles and brainteasers to challenge gifted students. This large collection is maintained by Hoagies and sometimes has a few dead links, but the collection is still worth visiting for the MANY good sites they share.

tag(s): gifted (96)

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Asking the Right Questions

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Knowing what questions to ask can make all of the difference in advocating for your gifted child. Written by the mother of a hearing impaired student, this article provides practical...more
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Knowing what questions to ask can make all of the difference in advocating for your gifted child. Written by the mother of a hearing impaired student, this article provides practical advice for any parent seeking to improve the educational climate for their child.

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Questions About IQ Testing - Harcourt Publishing

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A collection of frequently asked questions parents have about the IQ testing process. ...more
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A collection of frequently asked questions parents have about the IQ testing process.

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Giftedness: Early Childhood Indicators - Gifted Development

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This article and related charts examine early childhood characteristics that might indicate the need for further assessment of giftedness. ...more
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This article and related charts examine early childhood characteristics that might indicate the need for further assessment of giftedness.

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