Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Educational Stuff

Hey Jammers! The new item of today is being sold in Jam Mart Furniture:

Sand Pyramids! A flawless replica of the real thing if you can't afford to see them yourself. A+ craftsmanship

In other news... something small. I just noticed that Animal Jam switched it's title from "Animal Jam: Adopt pets, play games, yadda yadda yadda..." to simply "Welcome to Animal Jam!"

I guess AJ is so far along in popularity right now that it doesn't even need a description. "Welcome to Animal Jam!" seems just right. ^^

Over on the Daily Explorer, have you been seeing the posts by Tierney Thys every Tuesday?

Click the image above to read it clearer. :)

I don't know about you, but I love the educational aspect of Animal Jam. Unlike school, it doesn't force boring assignments on you based on memorizing basic textbook information. AJ does have opportunities to write essays and get them displayed on the Daily Explorer, but it's more about kids learning and being engaged the way they want without being forced to fulfill a pointless requirement.

I think the educational content on AJ is a really good starting point, too. I always see some interesting factoid in a Journey Book or game that I end up researching later. I don't know about you, but I think it's really great. ^^

On the topic of education, did you know that the amount of tigers in the wild has increased? In 2010, the worldwide estimate for the population was a mere 3,200. This year in 2016, however, that number increased to 3,890 wild tigers.

It doesn't sound like much, but if you put it in perspective this is nothing short of incredible. Ever since 1900, the official estimate has steadily decreased... up until now. That's an amazing milestone, and means that conservation efforts have been working. The battle isn't over, but right now it's going in the right direction!

(Source: Number of Tigers in the Wild is Rising – The New York Times)

That's all for now, see you in Jamaa! :D

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