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Education Blog - January 13, 2015

Space Racer Event This Weekend!

Free Space Racer Event at the Challenger Learning Center on Saturday, January 17 at the Challenger Learning Center in Normal, IL. 

Education Blog - January 07, 2015

iPad Hacks for Student Film Making

iOgrapher is a teacher-designed tool that turns an iPad mini into a fully functional production video camera for students.

portion of a poster for the Pens to Lens event

Education Blog - January 06, 2015

Pens to Lens

Pens to Lens is more than just a screenplay writing contest for students, the CU Film Society also supports screenwriting in the classroom and has high quality video equipment available for students to check out.

Students looking at a computer on a desk

Education Blog - December 28, 2014

Kids Can Code

With the help of WILL Education, 5th grade students at Kenwood Elementary school made a video about what computer science looks like at their school.

Hand-painted sign saying Pom Pom Power Dancers

photo by Suzanne Linder

Education Blog - December 28, 2014

Using Thinglink with 3rd Graders

Thinglink is an easy tool to make interactive images with young students.

Student Sonie Toe examines polyhedra made from paper

Photo by Kimberlie Kranich

Education Blog - December 18, 2014

Building polyhedra to teach geometry to middle school students

Geometry:  Let’s Face It, a 27-minute professional development video and support documents for middle school math teachers from PBS Learning Media, is “excellent,” according to Jayadev Athreya, assistant professor and director of the Illinois Geometry Lab at the University of Illinois.

My 7-month old daughter on my lap at home

Photo by author

Education Blog - December 17, 2014

On being a new parent, listening to your intuition and seeking outside help

When my infant daughter had her first serious cold, I used my intuition, the experiences of friends who were parents long before me and help from our trusted pediatrician. As my daughter develops, I’ll also turn to the trsut PBSparents website for help. 

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