In Our Feeds: A Harry Potter periodic table, addictive video games, and a Boxcar Children announcement!
By Lia on August 10th, 2012
Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!
It’s been a fun-filled week here at Scholastic (which means lots of news to share with our OOM readers!) You may have seen Morgan’s post on Tuesday about whether the school year should be longer. Looks like this is a hot topic, because Nadia came across a similar article from The Telegraph that revealed an interesting trend: some U.S. schools are adopting longer days for academic success. What do you think? Should the school days and/or years be longer? Weigh in in the comments!
In other news, comic book/graphic novel fans might be interested in this comic book store that was designed to look like a comic book, while Harry Potter lovers will rejoice when they see this periodic table of elements (thanks to Dante for sharing!)
Tyler found an article this week that raises a great question: Is it possible for a learning game to be TOO addictive? As he put it, “It’s pretty exciting that technology makes it possible for us to more adeptly apply everything we know about the science of motivation and games and what engages kids.” We couldn’t agree more! And speaking of video games, Alex discovered some pixelated renderings of the covers of classic novels (very Pac-Man-esque.)
A few weeks ago, Kristen recapped The Boxcar Children for her Book Nostalgia post. Are there any other fans of the series out there? If so, brace yourselves– we have exciting news! Nadia discovered that, after seven decades, The Boxcar Children is getting a prequel. Looks like I know what I’ll be reading this fall…
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