Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
David Merrill, co-founder of Sifteo, demonstrated what appears to be the future of play at the Big Ideas Fest. They’re Siftables: small, digital tiles that connect to each other to create different types of games. You can flip them over, shake them, tilt them, and pour them onto each other, and they’ll react accordingly. “It’s [...]