Pi, it’s irrational! It goes on forever! It also thoroughly mystified me growing up. What is Pi? Why do we need it? This March 14, go on a math adventure with your kids to solve the mystery of Pi. Read Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi with your kids. We found a copy at our local library. It’s not only a great story, it’s a clever way to help kids understand Pi. In the story, Sir Cumference drinks a potion that accidentally turns him into a dragon. His son, Radius, must find a cure.
I love my garden. It’s a tiny little thing by most standards, but it’s all mine. And it has been years in the making. Each Mother’s Day and birthday, my husband and kids have added little bits here and there as gifts to me. Three years ago, it was two raised beds. Two years ago, a two more. Last year, we added two apple trees. It’s my happy place. If I’m having a bad day, I go out to my garden and my mood is instantly lightened. There are so many reasons to love a garden.
One of the things I love most about Adventures in Learning is seeing how opportunities for learning are all around us. Today we’re going to take that learning to the grocery store! It’s a great place for incidental and intentional learning. Even if you’ve never taken an education class, you can probably figure out the difference between incidental and intentional learning. Their names give them away. Incidental learning refers to learning that occurs when you are not specifically trying to learn.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".