Additional Social Network article:
By Patty Cooke, Technical Editor
Facebook defines itself as “a social utility that connects people with
friends and others who work, study and live around them.” The mission
statement is “to give people the power to share and make the world
more open and connected.” Clearly though, the site has moved far
beyond its original purpose. Today’s Facebook users do more than just
connect and share – they learn from one another.
Pitsco’s Facebook followers are no exception. The list of topics
our visitors are discussing is as varied as it is interesting. Promotions,
products, surveys, questions, advice, accomplishments, collaboration, and
just downright cool stuff are keeping educators, mentors, students, and
companies talking and connecting in a way few could have predicted.
From a church youth group building and racing Pitsco propeller cars,
to FIRST® teams sharing virtual high fives, shared links about the LEGO®
space station built onboard the ISS, the discovery of water-deposited
minerals on Mars, and everything in between, Pitsco fans are sharing a
wealth of knowledge – all of which you can easily tap into. Check out the
sampling below for a small taste of what our visitors are sharing.
And don’t forget to visit us at www.facebook.com/PitscoEducation
to share your stories.
Posts to Pitsco’s page
- Thanks to Tony Allen for speaking about the TETRIX Building System
at our (Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce) breakfast this morning.
- My church youth group loves building and racing the propeller cars.
The pinewood derby is too simple for my older boys. The prop cars
make them think and collaborate more with each other on design and
construction of the cars. Race day is so much more fun and rewarding.
Thanks for your great kits.
- Learning About Engineering Through Fun at Leaphart Elementary –
- This is my picture of Mr. Robot!
Contests, Promotions, and Grants
- tinyurl.com/bmc56nr Like and share the giveaway post at the
Learning Palace Facebook page for a chance to win this Hoberman
Original Transforming Sphere for your classroom or home! These are
so fun! Kids love them! Winner will be picked Monday!
- Freebie Alert for second-fourth grade teachers: tinyurl.com/6pm5btg.
Questions, Advice, and Insight
- tinyurl.com/clnpxpw What’s your advice to first year teachers or those
switching grades that are starting out with little to nothing? What are
some tips on helping them supply and furnish their classrooms with a
- tinyurl.com/clnpxpw What’s your biggest tip on saving on classroom
supplies? (i.e., do you coupon, get with other teachers and buy in bulk,
buy a ton during back-to-school time?) What’s your tip for other
teachers on saving in the classroom?
Activities and Classroom Ideas
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