Latest Katie Davis Stories

Music Videos Enhance STEM Learning
2014-04-03 06:39:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Music videos with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themes may enhance students' understanding of these concepts, according to a new study from the University of Washington. While previous research has shown that music can reduce stress, increase student engagement and help students memorize facts, University of Washington researchers Katie Davis and Greg Crowther theorized that music videos could also help...

2013-11-18 10:28:03

Research in recent years has suggested that young Americans might be less creative now than in decades past, even while their intelligence — as measured by IQ tests — continues to rise. But new research from the University of Washington Information School and Harvard University, closely studying 20 years of student creative writing and visual artworks, hints that the dynamics of creativity may not break down as simply as that. Instead, it may be that some aspects of creativity —...

Digital Media And Social Networking In The Teen World
2012-10-23 06:18:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Experts have looked into whether the digital age is altering a teenager's social development, and reported their findings in the Journal of Adolescence. In a new study from the University of Washington, researchers show that digital media is helping teens reach developmental milestones, like gaining a sense of belonging and sharing personal problems. Adolescents have been gaining access to Internet-connected technologies more and...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Alec Baldwin, award-winning actor, author, and now a children's literacy advocate, joins the Brooke Jackman Foundation in creating the first Brooke's Books Advisory Committee to select age-appropriate books for the thousands of underprivileged children served by the Foundation. Among the renowned panel of experts comprising the committee are Dr. Twila Liggett, founder of the beloved series, Reading Rainbow; Dr. Gay Su Pinnell, well known literacy expert...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'