In a Wilmington classroom, students transform into some surprising characters—healers, mages, and warriors. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that a virtual game is preparing fourth grade math students at Alderman Elementary School for the real world.
Toth: “Alright, let’s take a seat real quick because we have a busy day.”
In a Wilmington classroom, a math teacher is using new technology to turn learning into a game. And in order to succeed in the world of Classcraft, an online, educational role-playing program, teamwork is key.
In Brian Toth’s fourth grade math classes, the students are split into teams and assigned roles. In the game, they can be mages, warriors, or healers. By doing well in class, students gain experience points, and if they behave badly, they take damage, which leads to negative consequences.
Fresh Voices on Air commentator Shelby Hudson explores the freedoms we have compared to those of girls living in oppressive situations.
Shelby Hudson is 15 years old and a sophomore at New Hanover High School. She is a member of the New Hanover High School women's golf team and plays for the Cape Fear volleyball national team. Shelby hopes to gain admission into University of Pennsylvania's neonatal nurse practitioner program.
Tonia Lovejoy is an educator and explorer who has created an organization called the Beautiful Nation Project. Its website offers a hug array of tools on many platforms to expand our understanding of how where we live affects how we live. She will be taking an all female crew of scientists, explorers and educators on her sailboat for an around-the-world trip starting September 15. Their journey can be followed at BeautifulNationProject.org
As the federal government continues debating gun control, several local agencies gathered for a school safety summit in Wilmington on Tuesday at Cape Fear Community College. Attendees represented various organizations, from school administration and law enforcement, to mental health and the court system and it marks the beginning of a community dialogue to assess school safety, focusing on prevention rather than a cure.
Governor Bev Perdue joined a meeting of principals and school counselors in Wilmington Thursday to, as WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports, discuss the county’s new strategies for lowering the dropout rate and helping kids flip that tassel.