Sunday, April 04, 2010

Paperless Classrooms for Earth Day 2010

The first Earth Day took place 40 years ago this April.

And on this Earth Day, teachers from around the world will be honoring a pledge to teach paperless on April 22nd.

So far, over one-thousand teachers have taken the pledge. Click here to see the complete list of participants. And click here to make the pledge.

I've also started a wiki for teachers to use in documenting their paperless day.

Let's make this a special event both for saving paper and for thinking outside the box in terms of the ways that we engage with our students.


  1. New Episode of MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual FIeld Trips for Kids April 1, 2010

    Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of EARTH DAY with a virtual field trip to Colorado's beautiful Aiken Canyon. Kids learn about what they need for a day hike. This three-minute episode includes links to fun websites, the Nature Conservancy, Nature Rocks, The Environmental Kids Club, Planet Pals and Love the Outdoors. Check out the new
    a list of recommended books and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities about each episode.

    MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids (
    is a series of free educational video pod casts is directed at kids ages 7-12.

  2. Dear Shelly Blake-Plock,

    I'd like to contact you because my distance learning organization,, would like to recognize your efforts in educational blogging. Could you please contact me at MaryFrancesS [AT] dmipartners [DOT] com? Thanks very much.

    Mary Frances Stotler

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    I like what you are doing to help the environment by having a paperless day on EARTH DAY April 22. You are a shining example of how we can
    help in making the earth a greener place to live. Continue the good work, not only on Earth Day, but at every chance you get to save our planet.
    Thank you.
    Sydney's G-ma


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