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.
Science classrooms are unique learning environments unlike any other classrooms. As a matter of fact, some things only happen in science classrooms. Here is a collection of event that happened in my own science classroom over the last school year. It's a growing list, so check back for updates.
Report from yours truly live-tweeting and navigating the melee at GETCA 2015 (Annual Greater Edmonton Teachers' Conference).
Can a pencil be more than just your average run of the mill pencil? The legendary Palomino Blackwing Pearl can take a student or teacher's writing to new heights. We have taken a batch of the Pearls for a spin and are blown away by how much writing and sketching can be transformed by this unassuming pencil.
Dr. Pineda's Classroom is going YouTube with the release of its first screencast on the exciting topic of calculating percents. Only time will tell if this is the start of something big and shiny or just a passing fad.
After several weeks working on setting up habitats for new classroom animals the big day finally arrived. The newest addition to our classroom include aquatic denizens in our new aquarium and a teenage bearded dragon with lots of attitude and no table manners.