June 2011 Issue
May 23, 2011

Freebies: Eye on you

Source: NYSUT United

Eye on you

The A&P Professor, a site devoted to tips, content updates, teaching tools, resource links, and conversations related to teaching and learning human anatomy and physiology, is offering a free bookmark featuring an anatomic image of the human eye. The bookmarks are intended for use by students or faculty in university or secondary courses in human anatomy and physiology.

Teachers also receive a free zippered case. Visit www.theapprofessor.org/free-bookmarks.html.

Into the deep, deep blue

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, offers posters, pencils and other classroom materials and resources for K-12 teachers through its Deep Earth Academy program.

Visit http://www.oceanleadership.org/education/deep-earth-academy/i-dea-resources/ to download an order form.

Stretch and breathe

Educators may receive a free Yoga-Recess DVD from the Yoga Health Foundation by visiting www.yoga-recess.org/contactus.php. Yoga-Recess in Schools is a national campaign to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms.

Critter college kit

PETCO is offering a Carefresh Lesson in a Box to teachers. The kit includes all the essentials for teaching about small animal pet care, and money-saving coupons for students and teachers. Also in the kit: a teacher lesson plan booklet, 30 individual student lesson pads, a coupon for a free bag of Carefresh Natural Pet Bedding and Complete Small Pet Food for the classroom pet, and more. For more information, visit http://www.petco.com/product/112341/Carefresh-Lesson-In-A-Box-Small-Animal-Pet-Care-Classroom-Kit.aspx.

Films, curriculum

Farmers Insurance Education Programs offer lessons for elementary, middle and high school teachers on everything from history, democracy, and diversity, to the arts, fire safety and more.

Educators have access to documentary-style films coupled with a hands-on curriculum for different grade levels. Visit www.GoFarmersEd.com to browse the library of free resources, which are available through local Farmers agents nationwide. The latest released documentary, called "Second to None," is about women's history and is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter. It features interviews with WNBA star Lisa Leslie, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, WASP Pilot Violet Cowden, former NAACP President Myrtle Evers-Williams and many more.