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Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World

Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Many schools throughout the country are struggling with creating uniform practices for teaching social media manners and etiquette.

Many schools can play a critical role in teaching online etiquette and finding educational resources to teach this can be difficult. Learning ZoneXpress understands these difficulties and that is why we have produced “Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media DVD”. This educational video addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.


Teachable segments include:

  • The 4 Guidelines
  • Mobile Manners
  • Texting
  • Social Media
  • Final Advice

Social media can be valuable in many ways, but children need guidance and supervision to develop good social media habits. They are less likely to understand the importance of social media etiquette and safety when they’re left to figure it out on their own. We hope that this video helps you teach these valuable lessons.

Please share the lessons you’ve taught in the comments below. We would love to share them with other teachers and schools.

Grants Promote K-12 Science and Math Education

From our friends at GrantStation

Grants Promote K-12 Science and Math Education
Toshiba America Foundation
The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in U.S. K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants through the following two initiatives: The Grants Program for K-5 Science and Math Education provides grants of up to $1,000 to teachers in public or private schools to help them bring innovative hands-on projects into their classrooms. The application deadline is October 1, annually. The Grants Program for 6-12 Science and Math Education provides small grants of up to $5,000 and large grants of over $5,000 to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Applications for small grants may be submitted throughout the year. The annual application deadlines for large grants are February 1 and August 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website for details about each of the grant programs.

Funding for Health and Welfare Initiatives for Young Children

From our friends at GrantStation

Health and Welfare Initiatives for Young Children Funded
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: The Early Childhood Welfare category supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide caring environments to ensure all children thrive. The Early Childhood Education and Play category focuses on improving the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. The Parenting Education category promotes programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, and health, and also programs which provide support to parents. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

Funds for Teen Technology Programs in Company Communities

My Digital Life DVD

My Digital Life DVD

From our friends at GrantStation

Funds for Teen Technology Programs in Company Communities
Best Buy Community Grants Program
The Best Buy Community Grants Program provides support to community-based organizations that are located within 50 miles of a Best Buy facility. Grants promote programs that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage them in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. Eligible programs must build technology skills utilizing cutting-edge technology such as computers, digital cameras, video cameras, and professional software; deliver community-based youth programs for teens, ages 13-18, during out of school time; and serve a diverse population. Grants typically range from $4,000 to $6,000, and will not exceed $10,000. Public and nonprofit community-based organizations (e.g., community centers, schools, and libraries) are eligible to apply. Online proposals may be submitted between June 1 and June 29, 2015. Visit the Best Buy website to review the program guidelines.


Next Week is Food Allergy Week May 10-16

Happy Food Allergy Action Month! We just wanted to send a heads up on Food Allergy Awareness Week, which is happening next week from May 10-16. You can learn more from the grandfathers of food allergy awareness


In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. This year’s awareness week falls on May 10-16, 2015, but we will have activities and ways to get involved throughout the entire month of May for Food Allergy Action Month. This is a special opportunity to shine a spotlight on food allergies and anaphylaxis. There are many easy ways you can get involved in raising awareness, educating others and inspiring action.


Learning ZoneXpress has a number of nutrition educational materials to help you help others understand allergies:


food allergy brochureFood Allergies Tri-Fold Brochures

What you know about food allergies could potentially save a life from a severe reaction. The Food Allergies Tri-Fold Brochure includes an overview of important food allergy information including the eight most common food allergens, symptoms, treatment, and more.

The tri-fold brochures are an easy-to-read nutrition education resource for the doctor’s office, healthcare clinic, classroom, or workplace.

Price: $16.95


food allergiesFood Allergies DVD

What is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity? Why do some schools have peanut-free zones? What is Celiac disease? Are some people sensitive to food dyes? Join in on a discussion of food issues with an allergy expert as well as real people who live with food sensitivities and life-threatening food allergies every day. Learn the steps you can take whether you have an allergy, work with food, or know someone with an allergy. A little knowledge can prevent some big problems.

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Price: $49.95