Carver Center Resource Round-up

A Newsletter About Resources for Parents and Students

Think Spring!

Welcome to the first issue of Carver Center for Arts and Technology's Resource Round-up, a newsletter that will offer a variety of resources, events, and educational opportunities for parents and their teens to engage with and explore. Please feel free to contact us with ideas for additional topics that may be of interest to you.

Educational Resources

Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math

Does your child need extra practice with exploring linear data? Does applying math skills learned in class to a real-life scenario sound more interesting than completing another "paper-pencil" practice? If so, the Illuminations website is for you. Illuminations is a project created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that provides quality resources for teaching and learning mathematics, as well as interactive tools that help to make math practice engaging and challenging for students. Check it out at

Wolfram Alpha

Who invented magnetic tape and how does it work? What are the properties of nitrogen? Where is Timbuktu located? The answer to these and thousands of other questions can be found on Wolfram Alpha, a computational knowledge engine that works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports. Students can use Wolfram Alpha as a reference for research papers and group projects, to create visual aids for presentations, or simply to gather information on a general topic. Follow the link to visit, and it's free!

Techno Tip of the Day

Have you ever visited the Office of Digital Learning Resource Wiki Page? It is filled with information about all of the digital tools that are available to BCPS students to help support research and the creation of student learning projects. To get there, log into BCPS One, then click on the Instructional Tools tab. Next, click on the O.D.L. Resource Wiki tab. If you click on the Toolbox Index icon, it will open to give you a comprehensive list of web-based tools with directions for how to use them.

Events Around Town

An Intimate Evening with Regina Belle

Saturday, April 9th, 8pm

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts

American singer and songwriter. Tickets are $60 for VIP seating, $45 for all other seats.

New Arrivals: Maryland Artists

Sunday, Feb. 7th, 11am to Sunday, May 8th, 4pm

Baltimore Museum of Art

This exhibit celebrates recently acquired works by Raoul Middleman, John Waters, and others.

Light City Baltimore

Monday, March 28th, 9pm to Sunday, April 3rd, 11pm

Various downtown Baltimore locations

To celebrate the vibrancy of Baltimore’s arts scene, the city will host Light City Baltimore. The weeklong festival will combine art installations, music and theater performances, and tech and innovation conferences in an eclectic, electric experience unlike anything ever staged in the U.S. Highlights will include a 1.5-mile Inner Harbor promenade past 51 large-scale, luminous installations, and four innovation conferences with speakers ranging from AOL founder Steve Case to Radiolab host Jad Abumrad. All events are free, except for the conferences, but organizers are reserving a quarter of all conference tickets for community members, free of charge.

This and That...

Check out Jack Andraka's TED Talk, where he shares how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that's super cheap, effective, and non-invasive- all before his 16th birthday!

Carver Center for Arts and Technology

Magdalena Fitzsimmons, S.T.A.T. Resource Teacher