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A new school year is here and it is the perfect time to share your skills and talents by collaborating with teachers; empowering students as researchers and creators; and giving everyone the learning, literacy and digital tools they need for a successful and engaging year.
One topic I’ve spotlighted this year on the blog is ways to save time without cutting corners. If you want to save time this year while differentiating instruction, I have five tips for you featuring PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and Connect.
It's Back-to-School time once again! In this blog post, we’ll look at three ways to help student readers prepare for the new school year.
Does Back-to-School feel like a giant “Sunday Scary” to you? If so, you are not alone! “Sunday Scaries” is a term that many use to capture the overwhelming feelings of anxiety mixed with anticipation that come with Sunday evenings. For educators, students, and families, this term accurately describes the many feelings that come with the start of the new school year. Well, never fear! Capstone is here to help you get your school year started right and fight off those Back-to-School Scaries!
In this post, we explore media literacy, and how curiosity connects with this 21st century skill set. It may be no surprise that media literacy–the ability to access, interpret, and create ideas using various media forms–is also closely associated with intellectual curiosity. Whether the media is books, newspapers, movies, television shows, or websites, they all provide children with a way to answer the questions they are individually curious about.
On August 30th at 4pm CT, we're tackling the topic of differentiation through the lens of time-saving tips. Please join us for a brand new webinar!
You don’t need test tubes and beakers to foster meaningful science engagement. Everyday life events, like a neighborhood walk, cooking dinner, and casual conversations with teachers and caregivers, can all spark scientific curiosity. Read on to learn how to organically support children’s natural curiosity, and build lifelong science skills in the process!
We are pleased to announce the release of “Past and Present,” 12 brand-new articles on how everyday life has changed over time. Last fall, we removed a set of PebbleGo Social Studies articles about life in the past because they no longer met our standards for inclusivity. This new set of texts covers a range of engaging, standards-aligned topics, from clothing to transportation to games and fun in the past and present.
It’s that time of year when school is out for summer! That is, unless you are teaching this summer. Many educators, myself included, teach some type of programming in the summertime. Below are some of my favorite tips for using PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next to help you and your students succeed this summer school season!