Article 7 – Recommended Web Sites

leapfrogThey Make Learning Fun!
The Leap Frog story in its own words: Engaging, Inspiring, Igniting. We think that when learning is fun, surprising and exciting you do more than simply nourish growing minds, you inspire a lifelong love of learning. that’s why at LeapFrog we always put learning first.

Games, books, educational lessons and videos and all kinds of neat things for pre-school through middle school kids…and in both English or Spanish!

fineThe Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) is a national network of over 5,000 people who are interested in promoting strong partnerships between children’s educators, their families, and their communities.
FINE offers the following resources online with free membership:

What’s new – monthly announcements of current ideas and new resources
Resources – research, evaluation, and training tools
E-newsletter (FINE Forum) – program models and perspectives on family involvement
Member insights – opinions about topics of interest

fridayinsteThe William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University:

From the Institute’s home page: The 33,000-square-foot William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, . . .combines the talents of students and teachers, education professionals and research scientists, community leaders and business professionals to identify and formulate solutions to the most pressing educational challenges.

From the Education Development Center’s home page: During our 45-year history, EDC has evolved from a curriculum development laboratory specializing in science and mathematics to a global organization focused on learning and human development for people of all ages. That broadened perspective has helped to reshape our work with schools and universities in the U.S. and around the world.

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