Dizzy Gillespie was a real cool cat who turned trouble into tunes. The be-boppin' jazz trumpetist's colorful style bursts onto the pages of this book.
Meet Author Shana Corey
Shana Corey, author of Milly and the Macy's Parade, gives a tour of her writing life.
Audio Interview With Jon Sciezcka
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jon Sciezcka loves to make kids laugh. View slides while listening to an interview with the author of classics including The Stinky Cheese Man.
Digging for Fossils in Antarctica
Find how fossils offer up clues about early Earth with paleontologist Ross MacPhee from the American Museum of Natural History.
Global Climate Change
Learn the latest on global climate change with Ed Mathez, a geologist at the American Museum of Natural History.
Field Trip to a Butterfly Conservatory
View a slideshow of the butterflies Jeremy Brunaccioni's class saw at the conservatory, as well as of the fun they had constructing costumes.
Life Under the Big Top: Scenes From the Circus
Marvel at the diverse, colorful, and daring acts of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus!"
From the California Wildfires
Teacher Linda Foote shares photos and stories about her experience during the California wildfires.
Surveying the Damage
Teacher Linda Foote shares photos of one of her student's experience during and after the California wildfires.
White House Holiday 2007
Check out photos from the press preview of the White House Holiday 2007.
Scholastic News Review, 2007
This slideshow spans the top ten news stories for 2007 from the editors of Scholastic News Online.
Westminster Dog Show 2008
These photos were taken at The Westminster Kennel Club 132nd Annual Dog Show February 11–12, 2008. Scholastic News Kid Reporter Siena Rafter was in New York City for all the doggie action.
View images from Administr@tor magazine's September 2007 feature on cool schools.
Take the Learning Outdoors
Students working on Green projects in schools that study environmental education.
Thanksgiving Diversity Parade
Each November, this class creates a parade of diversity floats that celebrate our heritages.
Embracing Our Diversity
These photographs document Ms. Newingham's 3rd grade class as they study and celebrate their diverse ancestry. Her students complete research reports and stage an International Festival.
Creating a Writing Center
A writing center is a great classroom resource for drafting and publishing student work.
Interactive Bulletin Boards
Beautiful bulletin boards ideas with an educational purpose.
Honoring Student of the Week
Every week, celebrate one student with fun and exciting daily activities.
Make Test Review Fun
Interactive games are an effective way to get students excited about studying.
Classroom Management in a Reading Workshop
Managing a group of independent readers while you are conferring with readers and meeting with small groups can be challenging! Here are some ideas to help you make this time less stressful and more productive.
Class Book Awards
In a year-long activity, students nominate and vote for class book awards.
The Dream Team
The Dream Team led an environmental campaign in their school and the greater community by generating awareness of clean and renewable energy sources. They shared their message in eleven different languages!
The L.I.F.E. team spread their message that energy conservation can help reduce greenhouse gases. The team accomplished their goal to educate and serve as a catalyst for change.
Marine Science Researchers
The Marine Science Researchers used photography and hands-on GIS (geographic information system) research to document the importance of creating more protected biodiverse marine areas.
Newberry Environmental Girls
The Newberry Environmental Girls focused on sustainable practices, and developed a high school curriculum so that other students could spread the word nationwide about conserving depleting resources.
Save Our Fresh Water - Utah
Inspired by their Outdoor Classroom, the team taught others about the importance of water conservation. This classroom has been converted to a nature area that requires water every seventeen days rather than every single day.
Team Earth - North Carolina
Team Earth took a closer look at a tool we use every day—the toilet. They decided to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and the use of low-flow toilets.
The Elementals - New York
The Elementals established a "GET Active" (Global Environmental Transition) campaign in order to spread awareness about global warming, and what the global community can do to help prevent it.
Vampire Electronics - New York
Vampire Electronics sunk their teeth into discussing those appliances left plugged into the wall that are still siphoning energy, even when not technically "in use". Their blog received over 3,500 page views.
The Ones Who Care - California
The Ones Who Care tackled the devastating effects that global warming has on polar bears. The team's web pages offer some informative discussion of what they call the "Lexus the Polar Bear" project.
The Great Gators - Pennsylvania
The team rose awareness that under-inflated tires contribute to excess carbon dioxide emissions by researching with a local car dealership to track the tire pressure of cars that were serviced over the course of a week.
Westminster CCC3 - Georgia
The Westminster CCC3 team went "A.P.E. for Recycling". They created a campaign that spread awareness, encouraged participation, and helped eliminate excess.
The Climate Academy - New Jersey
The Climate Academy took on the challenge of educating Jersey City about storm drain pollution and its effects on ocean health and marine life.
Earth Warriors - Illinois
The Earth Warriors team wants everyone to be aware of global warming and the ways to stop it! The team raised enough money to make a donation to the Rainforest Network.
Radon Awareness Group - Utah
The Radon Awareness Group created a campaign to inform their community about the dangers of radon. The team enouraged their community to take action by mailing out radon test kit coupons.
The Tree Huggers - Utah
The Tree Huggers want you to flip the switch and do your part to help reduce emissions that lead to air pollution! The team reached thirteen different states through their efforts.
St. Margaret Science Club - Louisiana
The St. Margaret Science Club created a recycling campaign and pledge campaign. Their efforts were recognized by their national senator, state senator, mayor and the National Energy Education Development organization.