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UB Reporter: DeVELOP Learning to Think, Talk and Act Like an Engineer

Welcome to the Engineering Club at Sweet Home School District’s Heritage Heights Elementary. Joey and Anton are eager third-graders working on how they can attach the back wheels (CDs) to an axle (pencil) to a car body (foam core board) that will be powered by a rubber band.

The boys are part of an after-school club sponsored by the University at Buffalo’s CLaRI (Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction) and NYSCEDII (The New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation), along with support from the Graduate School of Education and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UB…

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WIVB: The 21st Century parent-How to handle technology

News 4 talked to University at Buffalo Professor Mary McVee, with the Graduate School of education, about how to deal with introducing technology to children. McVee says every family should decide what types of values they put on media and come up with a “family media plan”. “Think ahead, what do you want your family policies to be? That includes cell phone use, as well as other digital devices”….

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Additional Parent Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics (Safetyet)
AAP – Family Media Use Plan
Common Sense Media (Parent Concerns)

WIVB: The 21st Century parent-How to handle technology
WIVB: The 21st Century parent-How to handle technology