10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth | MindShift | KQED News

Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab applies the Creative Learning Spiral to show how parents and educators can better support kids’ creativity.

Continue reading “10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth | MindShift | KQED News”

How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language – Atlas Obscura

Of all the changes within Nicaragua to come out of the overthrow of the Somoza regime by the Sandinistas in 1979, perhaps the least anticipated was the birth of a new language. Nicaraguan Sign Language is the only language spontaneously created, without the influence of other languages, to have been recorded from its birth. And though it came out of a period of civil strife, it was not political actors but deaf children who created the language’s unique vocabulary, grammar, and syntax.

Continue reading “How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language – Atlas Obscura”

Feed the Dingo: An Ecosystem Game | Science | Interactive | PBS LearningMedia

Players strive to create a balanced desert ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a desert depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem.

Continue reading “Feed the Dingo: An Ecosystem Game | Science | Interactive | PBS LearningMedia”