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Teach Elementary Students about “Technology & You”

Children are introduced to new technologies—especially digital devices, like phones and tablets—at younger and younger ages. One study found that, of a group of parents with a child under 12, more than one-third said that their child started interacting with a smartphone before age 5. As this continues to happen, the need to integrate technology awareness, literacy, and fluency into the elementary curriculum becomes more imperative. This includes teaching the history of modern technologies as well as their benefits and dangers. But how can you introduce these topics to a younger audience?  The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary—a fun reference database that helps young children develop online research skills—now has a new topic area students can explore that can help them become more thoughtful technology users and digital citizens: “Technology & You.” Written with older elementary students in mind, this new section includes coverage on these important topics:  The Rise of Technology: Learn about the Industrial Revolution, the Information Age, and today’s technologies. History of the Computer: Read about the first computers along with brief histories of IBM, Microsoft, and Apple. Technology as We Know It: Learn about email, the internet, cell phones, cloud computing, computer animation, and printing (including

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Help Students Master Math with Infobase

We rely on technologies of all sorts every day, whether it’s turning on a light switch, taking life-saving medicine, or making phone calls on computers small enough to fit in our pockets. In fact, we rely on them so regularly, we often take them for granted—and they only seem to get better as time goes on. Not to mention technologies that help us improve our understanding of our world and the universe it inhabits, from the simplest school microscope to the James Webb Space Telescope. Yet, any scientist or inventor will tell you that no new technologies would exist without mathematics. Space travel would be impossible without calculus, and math is a key part of any architecture or construction projects. Math is a key part of medicine, too, as being able to calculate and measure out the correct dosage of a drug can make the difference between life and death. Being able to make the right calculations, measurements, and estimates makes technology possible. This Math 2.0 Day, take the time to check out some of the mathematics resources you can find in Infobase products to help students become comfortable and confident using math in their daily lives and better prepared

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Explore Space with Infobase

“Tranquility Base, here. The Eagle has landed.”  On July 20, 1969, the first crewed mission to the moon landed in the moon’s Sea of Tranquility. In the United States, we commemorate that landing every July 20 with Space Exploration Day, a day to remember this historic mission and to encourage young people to pursue careers in space exploration and science.  Infobase has a wide variety of products with amazing science content that can inform, educate, and entertain students of all ages and backgrounds—a key part of ensuring they grow up to be engaged global citizens and take their own giant leaps for mankind as adults. Educators will also find tools and resources they can use to help curious students explore the “strange new worlds” of astronomy. Learn360’s Space Topic Center Educators, are you looking for content to help with planning lessons and assignments, and need it quickly? Learn360’s Topic Centers bring together specially selected, ready-to-use content on curricular and popular topics—including space. In Learn360’s Space Topic Center, you can find videos, interactives, and printables that can be embedded into your LMS or used in your classroom to encourage your students to explore the configuration of our solar system, technology developed

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