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Nice but... How about recess or gym? Cutting those gym classes is not so great huh? And I see a big problem with not letting the kids learn how to be still in appropriate situations, like a classroom. Can you imagine what will happen to them in high school?
Oakridge Elementary is getting desks with bicycle pedals and swinging bars in an effort to incorporate movement and exercise into classroom learnings.
The new desks, as well as yoga ball chairs, are part of a pilot program to improve kids’ ability to learn while in school.
The idea behind the new equipment is based in science, said Heather Suave, a member of Oakridge’s 2Fit2Quit Committee and Wellness Council. Research has shown that when kids’ brains are active, which happens during exercise, they are able to retain more information.
“Kids in elementary school have the wiggles, and it’s a good energy release,” Suave said.
Oakridge Elementary was able to raise $9,000 through sponsorships and donations — from Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts, the Oakridge PTA and individual donations — to buy three of the two person pedal desks, four stand-up/swinging desks and eight yoga ball chairs.
The pilot program has only been in place for a month, Suave said, but it is already showing promise.
Jenn Crain, a third and fourth grade teacher, said the new equipment has helped with keeping her students focused and have not been a distraction in the classroom. She has had the pedal desk and standing desks in her class.
“Some of them prefer the pedal desk, some of them prefer the standing desk, some of them prefer none,” she said.
The kids have also had positive feedback toward the equipment, she said during a presentation.
Maxwell Thomas, an 8-year-old student, likes the pedal desk because they help him concentrate while he does his math schoolwork.
“I can get my body moving while I work,” Maxwell said.
Annabella Brooks, a fifth-grade student, likes the standing/swing-desk “because people have a way to fidget without making noise.”
The desk helps her concentrate and she finds it relaxing, Annabella said.
“It’s easier to think while moving,” she said.
This is the first pilot program in Virginia. The equipment is also used in 30 schools in Texas and in 32 other states, said Lowell Lease, a representative with KidsFit, the company that provides the equipment.
The company has received good feedback on the equipment from other schools as well, Lease said.
“The kids love it,” he said. “The teachers love it because the kids pay attention better.”
I'm gonna remember this.
Someone did this in the house next to my apartment in Mountain View in the mid 90's. Three tents in his back yard.
Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9′ x 7′ Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night.Read the rest
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Does Deadpool want a Cable movie? What are the new origins of the Fantastic Four? Is William Stryker back for X-Men: Apocalypse? What does Grant Morrison think of Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman? Who’s coming to Arrow next season? Will Gotham Season 2 give Bruce a new love interest? What would a Peyton Reed-directed Fantastic Four have been like? Can Paul Rudd take Conan seriously for Ant-Man‘s sake? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Thank you to all the loyal and loving supporters of the #RogueCut It really means a lot to me.
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 17, 2015
Anna Paquin is so pleased the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut is going over well.
Warner Bros. is tearing down its DC Comics animation mural in Burbank.
Thor and Loki sit through an excruciatingly awkward family dinner (via Reddit).
A 5-year-old Batman rescued a toddler in England.
Warner Bros. / DC’s rumored “no jokes” policy apparently also applies to trailer leak reactions (via Imgur)
Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds wants an X-Force movie led by Cable.
CinemaSins has some nits to pick with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con trailer.
ScreenCrush teaches you “How to Become a Marvel Supervillain in 5 Easy Steps.”
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HA! My mom shared this with me. It's such a good burn.
I like turtles!
I think that is here.
The library is working with an Ohio-based company called Hoopla Digital, which bills itself as a “free Netflix-like service” which users can access through their Apple TV, smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Hoopla offers a range of digital content including e-books, comics, audiobooks, music and streaming TV and movies.
The library’s current contract with Hoopla gives library patrons access to audiobooks and music, according to library spokesman Peter Golkin, who described the partnership as the next logical step in adapting to new technology, something libraries have been doing for decades.
Golkin said one particularly attractive feature of Hoopla was the elimination of waiting lists. In the past, when libraries bought audiobooks, they would have to buy several copies — and even then patrons could end up waiting a long time for more popular titles. Through Hoopla, however, one title can be checked out by an unlimited number of patrons.
The company also touts its automatic returns, which it says eliminate library late-fees. Users will be able to check out up to six items a month and listen to them as often as desired. Due to record label restrictions, the same album may only be checked out twice in a 30-day period.
Arlington Public Library began using Hoopla last Tuesday (June 16), and is the 10th library system in Virginia to do so. To start using the service, patrons can create an account through the library’s website.
Very, very few people like their cable providers, and in factTime Warner Cable is America's worst company.
The mounting frustration let Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost to unleash his hate on Twitter June 17.
Well played, George.
He needs aloe stat!
A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones.
Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot.
The issue apparently lies in the way the iPhone handles notifications and unicode.
Here’s an explanation from The Guardian:
When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot.
You can watch the error in action in the demo video above.
It reportedly only works if the other person does not already have their text thread open at the time, and you can prevent it from happening to you by turning off banner notifications and text previews (Here’s a visual of the settings on Imgur).
And if you can’t access your messages after the glitch, you can also apparently send a new message to the thread using Siri or Notes, and when it opens just delete the malicious text.
Of course the best way to prevent this from happening is by not being a troll and sending the text to anyone in the first place.
Apple apparently knows this is a problem and is hopefully working on a fix ASAP.
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It's Jay's battle too ;)