We were thrilled recently when Heather at Beyond Our Front Yard named StickTogether as "Our favorite screen-free family activity of 2019."
Her blog focuses on family travel and activities and is full of good ideas. We think you'll enjoy her review of StickTogether - it's fun, informative and, as you can see, her kids are pretty adorable too! Thanks, Heather!
We had a great time in Phoenix at Creativation in January! Meeting and sharing ideas with so many influencers in the making/crafting world was inspiring, educational and just plain fun! Thanks to all who visited our booth!
Special thanks to Lynn Lilly of Craft Box Girls for including us in her wrap-up of show highlights: https://www.facebook.com/CraftBoxGirls/videos/1950982598334403/ (we’re featured at around minute 28:28.) Also to Cindy deRosier at My Creative Life for choosing StickTogether as a Creativation 'Cool Product Pick' and her lovely review: https://www.cindyderosier.com/
Stay tuned for more collaboration!
February is Black History Month and communities all over America are coming together to honor and learn about this important part of our shared history.
This list of "20 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond" from We Are Teachers is full of meaningful and inventive suggestions: https://www.weareteachers.com/7-fresh-ideas-for-black-history-month/
How does your community commemorate Black History Month? Let’s share our ideas!
Many thanks to Trish Auletta for sharing her experience teaching an ‘Introduction to Computers’ class to students with disabilities.
Trish explains, “Quite often, topics are so conceptual that students struggle to be able to apply and understand them. Such topics also typically require so much 1:1 support, that collaboration among students isn’t possible. One of those topics dealt with pixels. Students struggled to understand that the pictures they looked at on the computers were made up of smaller ‘shapes’ put together.”
Her school’s librarian came to the rescue, suggesting StickTogether. Trish purchased several large format posters. “On the first one (the tiger,) we allowed students to place the stickers without knowing why. They enjoyed themselves and worked on social skills and collaboration. When they were done, we lined them up, held the picture up close to them and then started backing away. Watching their eyes go wide once the “pixels” took shape was simply remarkable!”
Building on that success, her class completed several more StickTogether posters. “After the first surprise, they now gather at the end of each class period trying to guess the picture! An added bonus came when our occupational therapist came by our class. She was thrilled with StickTogether and how it helped with student’s fine motor skills.”
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At StickTogether, we have a soft spot for all things pixelated. If you share our sentiments and are in the New York/New Jersey area, or are planning a visit over the holidays, you might want to check out Liberty Science Center’s Pixel Art.
The interactive exhibit includes 952 pixel dials, each of which can produce over 1,000 possible color combinations as they’re turned. Visitors can create endless patterns and images, going wherever their imagination takes them.
Speaking of pixels…while at the Liberty Science Center, make sure to visit the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. The biggest in the Western Hemisphere, its lighting system can produce 281 trillion colors, with an image resolution of 88 million pixels (in case you were impressed with StickTogether's 4000 ‘pixel’ sticker posters!)
For further information: https://lsc.org/