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Capture Street Photos for DC Vision Zero

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Between traffic congestion, hurried pedestrians, and natural wear and tear, major cities are plagued with numerous road safety issues. To spur dialog about these issues, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and OpenGov Hub will be hosting a Vision Zero hackathon in Washington D.C. on February 13.

Breaking the Code: Unleashing the Talents of Our Girls and Students of Color | EdSurge News

Breaking the Code: Unleashing the Talents of Our Girls and Students of Color

My five-year-old girl entered kindergarten this past fall, bringing me one of life’s greatest experiences: watching her explore her curiosities and creativity as she desires and develops skills that will last her a lifetime. Her energy and joy for learning is inspiring. Each morning before school, she’ll sprint up the bus steps, only stopping to give a quick wave back home. She’s anxious to get to school and enters each day with a natural curiosity and ...

Osmo – Award-Winning Educational Games System for iPad

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Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play.

Add, count and multiply the tiles to match the numbers on the bubbles. Popping enough bubbles will free the fish and unleash a storm of lightning and thunder! Big or small, even or odd, will you become the Numbers Master?

Museum of Science Fiction

A museum of science fiction.

Escape Velocity | Micro futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of Science Fiction

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Escape Velocity is a micro futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape Velocity seeks to make a measurable positive impact to boost informal learning on the more conceptually challenging academic areas.

Center for Government Excellence - Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence

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Established in 2015, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University helps local governments build capacity for decision making that is rooted in evidence, transparent accountability, and community engagement. GovEx is part of the University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative, a cross-disciplinary research initiative for urban study and change.

15 Picture Books That Support Children’s Spatial Skills Development – Deborah Farmer Kris

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Having strong spatial skills — the ability to understand and mentally manipulate shapes and figures — has been identified by researchers ascharacteristic of those who find success in STEM fields and creative pursuits. Developing those skills can start early through activities and the language that caregivers use with children. Parents can also support young children’s spatial reasoning skills by reading them “spatially challenging picture books,”...

J u l i e   D i l l e m u t h children's author - Blog

And maps are indeed powerful: by showing an area larger than what we can see from the ground, they help us find our way, even helping us form mental maps of places we may never have visited. On a world-map scale, they are powerful politically, and as Mark Monmonier told us in his book, How to Lie With Maps, it’s important to think critically about maps and how they represent (or misrepresent) reality.

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps | Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building children’s spatial reasoning skills and helping them make sense of our world.

Temple University’s Dr. Nora Newcombe describes spatial thinking as “seeing in the mind’s eye.” Spatial skills are what allow us to “picture the locations of objects, their shapes, their relations to each other and the paths they take as they move.”

Hopper - When to Fly and Buy

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Hopper was named the best travel app of 2015 by Apple Download it now.