5 Great and Geeky Books for Kids
Selecting books for kids can be fun, but it’s not always easy. The world of children’s books is vast and as varied as its audience. Matching a young reader with the book they’ll fall in love with is itself a labor of love. Luckily, children’s authors are happy to help, and every year they publish […]
Win a Chance to Have Bill Nye Take Over Your Science Class
Bill Nye possesses a power that millions of adults lack. It's something like the Midas touch, only instead of transforming everyday objects into gold, he morphs the boring into the cool. That's no simple task.
4 Innovative and Inspiring Tech Tools
If you’re a part of the Spark network, you know that we’re always on the lookout for innovative tech tools. Last week, we showcased five unique tools that helped students and adults get creative in some seriously inspiring ways. This week, we’d like to shine a spotlight on four more new digital devices. From wireless […]
5 Tech Tools with a Creative Twist
If you've been following this blog, we don't need to tell you that tech tools are a great way to make learning fun. You already know this, and if you're a parent, teacher, caregiver or simply a lifelong learner, you probably have your own strategies for making the most of digital learning tools in your daily life.
"Play the Election" Game Will Do for Civics What Bill Nye Did for Science Class
If there's a single tool that can get kids excited about the 2012 Presidential Election, Play the Election is it.
Maker Movement Hits the Road with SparkTruck’s Cross-Country Tour
SparkTruck, an “educational build-mobile” is traveling across the country bringing unforgettable experiences to kids across the country, with stops in Pittsburgh September 12 - 15
Cool New Learning Tools – The Reading Rainbow App
The world of digital learning tools just got a dose of 90s nostalgia. Reading Rainbow’s rolled out with a new app for the iPad – one that was developed by LeVar Burton himself. For anyone who learned to read sometime during the last 30 years, this is obviously exciting news. For parents and educators, it […]
Domains Beat Diaries – Why You Should Let Your Kids Blog
Forget the diary -- buy a domain instead and let your kids blog!
5 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Strategies Over the Summer
Are you a teacher hoping to make the most of your summer "vacation?" If so, use one, or all, of these tips to make the next school year your most successful one yet.
5 Great Infographics That Explain Gamification
Gamification -- what is it? Check out the five inforgraphics we've rounded up for a visual explanation.
Social Media Makes Learning Fun With Learnist
Learnist is a creative learning site that hopes to connect experts to amateurs and help us all learn something new in the process.
5 Fun Ways to Jump Start Summer Reading
Summer reading is a little like eating broccoli. Kids who like it need no convincing, but those who don't? Getting them to change their minds is an uphill battle.
Zombies as Learning Tools?
You've heard of DML, but have you heard of ZBL? Zombie-Based Learning is a new approach that uses the undead scenario to challenge students.
Exciting Pittsburgh Events — Pittsburgh International Children's Festival
If you've made a promise to yourself, or to your kids, to attend more Pittsburgh events and have more summer learning fun this season, the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival is a great place to start.
Technology Integration — The BYOT Approach
A new trend in technology integration is sweeping the nation: Bring Your Own Technology, or BYOT, if you prefer.