There are many reasons why the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has been awarded the Library of the Year prize, the first Canadian library to win the award. One of the reasons, at least in my mind, clearly must be that one is able to sign out Raspberry Pi Starter Kits (not to mention the EPL Makerspace with 3D printers, Book binding machines and much more)..., whoever said that libraries are just about books? These days, most libraries offer more than books to their patrons, but Raspberry Pi kits is definitely outside the box making a great library a role-model library. There seems to be no end in sight to how EPL is reinventing their role as a community library.
The preparations are in full swing for the arrival of our new classroom tenant..., a desert dwelling creature that will grow to an impressive size by the time it reaches adulthood.
Studying math is not like studying other subjects, e.g. history or social studies. Rather it requires some very specific study habits in order to succeed at.
It is the night before the first day of school for this freshly brewed teacher.
Classroom pets offer many learning opportunities in the science class room. A few days ago the first group of classroom animals arrived to their new home in my new classroom ready to start their important educational and outreach mission.
Some things really are free, particularly when it comes to educational resources. Today I received two packages from the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development packed with educational material on Alberta's natural history, including mountain pine beetle specimens and samples of blue stained wood.