In Our Feeds: Facebook in the classroom, poetry bugs, and Harry Potter accessories
By Lia on January 18th, 2013
It’s been an exciting week here at Scholastic HQ! Between the release of the Kids & Family Reading Report and the tenth Captain Underpants book, a Twitter party with Baby-sitters Club author Ann M. Martin, plus the launch of our new Common Core website and “The Adventures of Captain Underpants” App for iPad, we’ve have seen lots of cool articles in our feeds. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites:
There’s been lots of talk of Facebook in the news, but Alex came across a piece about the ways in which one Amsterdam school is using the Timeline feature for history class. So cool!
The idea of “live poetry” reaches a whole new level in to this article that Megan discovered. A man enciphered a short stanza of poetry into a string of DNA and then injected it into bacteria to create what they call a “poetic bug”– maybe the world’s first living poem!
No week is complete without a little Harry Potter love. Check out these adorable Hogwarts-inspired accessories we found!
I have to say, though, the highlight in my feed this week was a company called Poppin. (They participated in an event this week through Scholastic Event Services, and I couldn’t be more excited about their office supplies!) If you’re like me and love all things organized and color-coded, you’ll probably love their website too.
Have a great weekend, OOM readers!
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