July 25, 2013
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Superheroes and spaceships are all well and good when it comes to summer entertainment, but we thought you might also enjoy something a little more, well, down-to-earth. With another month of summer to go, now is the perfect time to start getting inspired for the new school year, while still taking advantage of relaxing vacation days. We think you’ll enjoy these award-winning films about the power of education and the positive influence that educators can have on their students’ lives. 1. The Miracle Worker (1962) The Miracle Worker tells the true story of Helen Keller and her tutor Anne Sullivan.
July 11, 2013
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Do the words “I’m bored” sound way too familiar? After the initial excitement of school-free days wears off, kids can start to get a little antsy. And as great as virtual games and apps can be, once in a while, you need a hands-on activity to shake things up! 1. For younger kids: Sometimes, the simplest activities are the best—and can keep kids entertained for hours! Get inspired with this super-easy project that repurposes a cheap pool noodle into a cool marble racetrack. 2. For older kids: What could be more fun than a real-world treasure hunt? In geocaching, players use GPS to help them locate hidden containers in their neighborhood—and all over the world. Caches can be found near a city street, at the end of a hike, or even underwater!