Teaching Children to Spot False Information Online

Teaching children to spot false information online is a passion of library media specialist Anne Marie Griffin. Every year she teaches students about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. This is an amphibian who survives in water and climbs trees, and is an octopus. ...

Students Learn About Propaganda and Purpose

At the Museum of Veterans and Military History in Vilonia, there was an opportunity for ninth grade civics students to learn about propaganda and purpose. Students from Vilonia Freshman Academy sat at picnic tables inside the barn at the museum, listening to students...

Middle School Partners with University

When a middle school partners with university professionals, students benefit and enjoy experiences with analytical thinking skills and off campus visits to museums. Stillwater Middle School students enjoyed a collaborative effort of their teachers with members of the...

Children Learn Chess – and It’s Their Move

A new strategy to improve student achievement helps children learn chess – and it’s their move.  Kids think strategically and creatively through mastery of the classic game.  Broward County schools plan to add chess this fall  to the second and third grade...

Common Core and Critical Thinking

Common core and critical thinking are very important to Amy Lawson. Her fifth-grade class needs to remember more thank just the plot of the story.  Lawson wants her students to think more critically. She asks students to answer questions like, “What do you think...