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.
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.
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.