January 2011


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Toyota has a new Prius Prius and this one is bigger, sort of. It uses the same platform and full hybrid powertrain as the current version but squares off the back to gain more than 50 per cent more interior cargo space .

Called the Prius v, this version has been redesigned with an extended roofline with revised tailgate. Inside, the second row seats have slide adjustment  and can be reclined through 45 degrees. The valuable 60:40 split rear seat adds room, especially since the front passenger seat can also be folded flat.

Options include a panoramic sunroof, but the real story is the gas mileage which should be nearly the same as the exiting gas sippers. There will also be the fun power button for added acceleration and a CVT with electronic gear selector. Wireless multimedia systems are promised.

The Car Family thinks this is a winner and can’t wait until this summer to test one. Shades of the old Toyota Camry station wagon, though.

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Classroom Art  Resources

All free

Arts and Crafts Lessons and Links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/crafts-lessons.html

 

Kids and Art

http://www.reacheverychild.com/arts/visual/kids.html

Unique Art Lesson

http://www.reacheverychild.com/lessonplans/plan1.html

What it looks like

http://www.socalnie.com/teachers/

A listing of national standards for the arts from the Kennedy Center

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teach/standards.cfm

And Lesson Plans

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teach/les.cfm

 

Art Terms

A dictionary for older students.

http://www.artlex.com/
Use Critical Thinking to Solve Crime

Using art, of course. Great way to create other lessons as well.

http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/

British site

Newsletter, holiday art, printables, crafts and a whole lot more.

Diverse, with the emphasis on younger folk.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

 

Large Printable Selection

For Elementary
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/creativearts.html

 

Kids Architecture

An interactive that offers a basic understanding of building and materials.

http://www.archkidecture.org/

Large Link Site

Includes nice index that includes museums, ancient art, modern art, and more. Takes a while, but worth it to find unusual resources.

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

And

http://www.teachers.cr.k12.de.us/~galgano/artlinks.htm

 

Submit student work

http://www.artmuseums.com/galler4kids.htm

 

Not an art museum

This site is for art teachers. Includes ask the teacher, exchanges, art lessons, and more.

http://www.artmuseums.com/

 

Art and music lessons for all levels

Highly interactive site. Good attention holder.

Primary
http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/art_music.shtml

Elementary
http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/fine_arts.shtml

Middle and High School
http://www.uen.org/7-12interactives/arts.shtml

 

Dictionary of Artists

Includes examples of their wor

http://cgfa.acropolisinc.com/fineart.htm

 

Art videos

Nearly 1000 of them

From WatchKnow

http://www.watchknow.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=93
Crayon site

Crayola has created this site that features a lot of nice color pages among other things.

For primary level.

http://www.crayola.com/

 

Great Art Blog

Lots of examples and how to do it segments.

http://www.deepspacesparkle.blogspot.com/

 

Recycled Art

An interesting site that lists of materials needed and what can be made from them.

http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/matchtmp.html
Mystery Art

For older students. You solve a puzzle to learn about art and art history.

http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/

 

Comic maker

An interactive cartoon making site. This is excellent for students if given direction as the theme of the comic.

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

 

Puppet link page
http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry

 
Scrapbook resource sites

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001972.shtml

 

A general site for teachers and parents

Deals with art as it relates to a child’s development. Has ideas and a blog.

http://www.artjunction.org/about.php