It’s August. The craft supplies are used up, the inflatable pool in the back yard has sprung a leak, and you’re down to your last popsicle. You’ve hit the point in the summer where you’ve done all kindsLearn more!
Full Name: Valerie Morrell (changed to Plumwood in honour of Plumwood Mountain) Born: 1938 Died: 2008 Hometown: Sydney, Australia Fave Subjects: Humans and Nature, The Environment, How to Be Good, Power Career Highlights: wrote many books about protectingLearn more!
Have you ever watched those YouTube videos where they give children pieces of older tech, like vinyl records or Walkmans and ask them to guess what they were used for? It’s cute when they screw up their facesLearn more!
Full Name: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Born: 1869 Died: 1948 Hometown: Porbandar, India Fave Subjects: Right and Wrong, Power, Human Nature, War and Peace Career Highlights: helped India to become independent, without violence leader of the Indian National CongressLearn more!
He’s cool, he’s shiny, and today, he’s 7 years old! Happy birthday to Phil Bot, who has his own book and interactive eBook, and who has co-starred in virtually all of our cartoons, games and apps. If you’dLearn more!
Full Name: Saint Hildegard of Bingen or Sibyl of the Rhine Born: 1098 (give or take) Died: 1179 Hometown: Bermersheim vor de Hohe, Germany Fave Subjects: Art, Beauty, Medicine, Reality Career Highlights: wrote poetry, plays, music, philosophy, andLearn more!
Put a mobile device in the hands of just about any toddler, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of how easily children, even very small ones, take to digital media. Watching a school-aged child whip through onlineLearn more!
Full Name: Si’ ahl (English name Seattle) Born: 1780 Died: 1866 Hometown: Blake Island, USA Fave Subjects: Peace, The Environment Career Highlights: famous speaker led six tribes, but wasn’t actually a chief (they didn’t really have chiefs) createdLearn more!
Yeah, we cringe when we hear about curriculum cutbacks too. It’s the hope of pretty much every parent and educator that school will have room for activities and lessons that foster vital 21st century skills, and that coverLearn more!
Name: Dame Jean Iris Murdoch Born: 1919 Died: 1999 Hometown: Dublin, Ireland Fave Subjects: Art, Beauty, How To Be Good, Power Career Highlights: wrote more than 25 books, including novels, philosophy, and plays won a Booker Prize forLearn more!