News You Can Use Part 237

In no particular order … Reducing stress in our kids while we’re staying at home. NPR’s Patti Neighmond talked with psychologists about how parents can help their kids cope. Reopening Schools Was Just an Afterthought: (from the Atlantic) Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure. More on reopening schools at theContinue reading “News You Can Use Part 237”

Lesson Plan Ideas for June 1-4

Science: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a great set of projects, and they provide step-by-step written instructions, easy-to-follow video walk-thrus, and hand-outs to make assembly a breeze. This week we tried the Straw Rocket, which adds data collection and visualization to the mix. Literacy: Scholastic hit a home run with their Pottermore 2.0, now calledContinue reading “Lesson Plan Ideas for June 1-4”

Links for the week of May 4

Lots going on this week .. Our kids continue to work on their Coding at Home projects, like the Week 2 Share Your Skills activity. This one is especially cool because they set up the page during the first session, over maybe half an hour or so, and then they can revisit once a weekContinue reading “Links for the week of May 4”

GWC Code at Home

Have you been trying any of the weekly Coding at Home activities? I’ll admit, stay-at-home schooling has taken up a way bigger chunk of the day that we had expected when we started this new normal thing. This weekend we made a point of trying one of the longer projects, and I think it’s oneContinue reading “GWC Code at Home”

Futures Lab Design Project

Submissions are due April 24 A fun design project from PSD’s Futures Lab: design the ideal remote learning space. Join us this week for the first in a series of Futures Lab Design Challenges! Open to all ages, all learners. #psdtogether #fldesignchallenge pic.twitter.com/V92qK4KnlU — Futures Lab (@psd_futures_lab) April 20, 2020 What is “design thinking”? KellyContinue reading “Futures Lab Design Project”

Do Not Let Your Parents See This Page!

Monday’s assignment: Print out the attached document and cut out the blocks Arrange the blocks according to the three different diagrams, and each time, place the frame over the assembled blocks to show that it still fits. (See the video at the bottom for a demonstration.) Practice a few times to get the hang ofContinue reading “Do Not Let Your Parents See This Page!”

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