Friday, January 30, 2009

Hammer Head

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kids as Architects

Student Assignment: Anya

PlayableKids is a contest for kids through the age of 12 to draw pictures of how they like to play. The pros will take it from there.

Write a story about the contest and encourage the young kids at Hillwood to consider participating in the contest.

Find more photos like this on PlayableKids

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Beauty of Birds and Art

This week most of our interactions with birds will come courtesy of Thanksgiving dinner. But we urge you to check out some other feathered creatures at the simply gorgeous Birdbook, an elegant site dedicated to Bird, Andrew Zuckerman’s recently released book of photography.

Zuckerman and a team of bird specialists enticed the inhabitants of several aviaries to swoop, soar and posture in front of a simple white sheet. The result is startlingly vivid and lifelike shots of birds outside their normal environments, which makes for a wild visual experience. With each of the 87 entries (from African Fish Eagle to, yes, Wild Turkey) comes helpful information such as genus, height and wingspan, plus most of the entries include each bird’s personalized call. The pictures even seem to capture a bit of bird personality: a Red-legged Seriema stalks through its shot; a puffed-up Great Horned Owl regally poses; a Golden Eagle glares (rather vengefully) at the camera. Game, on.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Interview Tips

Student Assignment: Rubina

You have two assignments this week: First, write a story about how to interview people based on these tips from The New York Times.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Healthier Moves

Thursday, January 8, 2009

History of Valentine's Day