Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dating Rights and Responsibilities

Sometimes I run across a resource that is so important it doesn’t matter that it doesn’t fit the theme of the blog. This is one of those items. For those of you that follow the activities of Infinite Spectrum, you … Continue reading

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SchoolTube…yeah I’m more excited than I should be

Youtube is great for alot of things but there are some logistical issues in relation to classroom projects that aren’t possible there. That’s where Schooltube comes in. SchoolTube.com is the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students … Continue reading

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Is the Internet a barrier or a bridge for young adults?

By Christine Rogers Is literacy in danger because of technology? Will students stop reading and writing all together because they spend lots of time on the computer? I have talked to some parents who legitimately worry about their children slipping … Continue reading

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Play a game…fight a disease

John Roach writes:Video games might make some of us fat and depressed, but Canadian researchers are hoping gamers will find an online puzzle challenge addictive enough to help them figure out the origins of genetic diseases. The game, called Phylo, … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved

Natural selection acts by winnowing the individuals of each generation, sometimes clumsily, as old parts and genes are co-opted for new roles. As a result, all species inhabit bodies imperfect for the lives they live. Our own bodies are worse … Continue reading

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Calculating your Ecological Footprint

As we end the first decade of the twenty first century, the discussion of conservation is everywhere. Going Green is at the heart of popular culture. And Conservation is, of course a way to address STEM in your classroom. I … Continue reading

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Another Resource for Comics in the Classroom

First graders in the after-school program at the Bronx’s PS 90 spent part of last school year working collaboratively to create a comic book called The Bionic Butterfly. The title character, infected with pollutants, turned into a very strong, intelligent … Continue reading

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