What is an "@rt sparker?" According to the @rt Room, it is an idea that excites the synaptic nerves in your brain and stirs your imagination. It is a snow day and with two young children at home, we need something to do after the snow man is finished and we have painted in the snow. Great - artist books for kids - we made a book out of a paper bag. The @rt room is a cool site designed around the idea of "activity" centers that encourage kids to create, to learn, and to explore new ideas. The primary author of the site is Dr. Craig Roland, Associate Professor of Art Education, at the University of Florida.