But before we get to celebrating The Dot, there are a few other items of note over on Discovery Education’s Educator Network Blog:
- The Summer School webinar archives featuring the many ways you can incorporate digital storytelling, tips for getting the most from Discovery Education streaming, PBL, and PLN’s (what would an education post be without a few good acronyms?)
- Discovery and the Siemens STEM Institute along with some free resources from the National Museum of Natural History.
Are you a fan of Peter H. Reynolds? If you aren’t sure who he is or about the great things that he and FableVision do for kids and learning, stop reading this right now and go visit his webpage. Seriously. Go!
If you are back, or just still here, then you know that Peter H. Reynolds and Fable Vision are responsible for some amazing kids’ literature that focuses on finding their own creativity, their own stars. He is also an advocate for educators and offers us wonderful resources, like his free, downloadable posters. One of my favorite books of Reynolds’ is The Dot, which has become so beloved around the world that it has become its own day!
Help your students find their own mark by celebrating International Dot Day on September 15, 2011. Read The Dot together as a class and find ways to have students make their own marks. Need some ideas for inspiration and activities? Check out Reynolds’ page for The Dot http://www.peterhreynolds.com/dot/ at his website. Start planning now! Be prepared to share your mark with other educators in September!
(Kelly Hines, NC Leadership Council)