Schools & Libraries
When the Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24, 1883 it was called “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” 56 years later, when The Golden Gate Bridge opened (May 27, 1939), 200,000 people turned out to walk across the entrance to San Francisco Bay! Bridges are a great introduction to engineering for children of all ages. They are practical and beautiful, and even a kindergartener can build one. (Read more)
The StarWalk Writer™ is a cloud-based platform that creates a single, collaborative environment for reading, writing and research. Designed to make learning and teaching reading in complex nonfiction subject areas like science and social studies more effective and exciting for upper elementary and middle school students, the StarWalk Writer™ also shows great promise as a practice environment for the new online, standardized testing. (Read More)
WAKE UP, BRAIN! By Mary Howard
John Medina, author of Brain Rules, identifies attention as one of twelve principles for surviving and thriving as learners. Medina states, “The more attention the brain pays to a given stimulus, the more elaborately the information will be encoded – and retained (2008. p. 74). Considering Medina’s caution that our brains have difficulty multi-tasking, student attention certainly warrants our attention.
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