Using Minecraft To Tackle Cyberbullying and Teach Online Citizenship

Using Minecraft To Tackle Cyberbullying and Teach Online Citizenship

Educators and parents are always looking for unique ways to make learning exciting, and quite a few have found success with the video game Minecraft. While to many, video games might seem like the antithesis to learning, not all video games are created equal. And some have special attributes that help in the classroom. The game…

The Best Kids Bookshelf Ideas for Bedrooms, Playrooms and Classrooms

The Best Kids Bookshelf Ideas for Bedrooms, Playrooms and Classrooms

The importance of books is often lost as we race out to buy our children the latest technological gadgets. A kid’s bookshelf might not compare to the latest games console, but a healthy collection of books in the bedroom offers several significant benefits. Children who learn to love books grow up into adults who continue to…

12 of the Best Adult Coloring Books for Mindful Stress Relief

12 of the Best Adult Coloring Books for Mindful Stress Relief

In the past year, adult coloring books have enjoyed a surge in popularity, and it’s not entirely surprising. Coloring for adults should not be dismissed as a childish or simply nostalgic activity. Research has proven the positive results of art therapy used for stress reduction, and adult coloring books are an extension of this. The…

15 Cool Science Books For Kids: Experiments And More

15 Cool Science Books For Kids: Experiments And More

With all of the apps, electronics, kits, and games, it’s easy to forget that science books continue to be a fantastic resource for both education and entertainment. There are countless science books available for kids of all ages and education levels. The best books teach scientific concepts and ideas through fun, memorable, and engaging content….

Michael Fullan’s 6 Secrets of Change for School Leaders

Michael Fullan’s 6 Secrets of Change for School Leaders

For this weeks #FractusReads, we are are giving away a free copy of the school leadership bible The Six Secrets of Change by Michael Fullan. To enter, simply Tweet or share this post on Facebook or Google+ using the hashtag #FractusReads. Simple! Change can be a very difficult process. As leaders we are responsible for embracing, communicating and executing change, making sure it does…

13 of the Best Minecraft Books for Kids Who Are Reluctant to Read

13 of the Best Minecraft Books for Kids Who Are Reluctant to Read

Not since Pacman has a single game captured, the minds, hearts and imagination of kids (and adults) the way Minecraft has over the past few years. From pixelated pigs to nocturnal nasties, Minecraft has become such a cultural phenomenon it has spilled into the real world in more forms than anyone could have imagined. Costumes, meetups, parties and of course the…

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