Daily Archives: October 3, 2010

The Gates Foundation 60 billion reasons altruism may be alive.

The Gates Foundation 600billion reasons altruism may be alive. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/united-states/Pages/united-states-education-strategy.aspx Effective Teaching Teachers matter most when it comes to student achievement. Read more about the role of effective teaching in preparing students for college success. Fact Sheets: Intensive Partnerships for … Continue reading

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Enjoying Jewel- Sweet&Wild

iPhone message… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Never confuse the special devices that connect us, with the precious moments that keep us together.

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Laurie Halse Anderson Fights ‘Soft Pornography’ Label

http://madwomanintheforest.com/ Laurie Halse Anderson Fights ‘Soft Pornography’ Label By Maryann Yin on October 1, 2010 4:41 PM Award-winning novelist Laurie Halse Anderson (pictured with this GalleyCat correspondent at BEA 2010) wrote the controversial young-adult book Speak, where the female protagonist … Continue reading

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Let’s ban pencils!

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/johnson/johnson004.shtml Originally, http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/10/1/bftp-rules-for-pod-people-and-a-proposal-to-ban-pencils.html Rules for Pod People and a Proposal to Ban Pencils Ex abusu non arguitur in usum. (The abuse of a thing is no argument against its use.) One of my biggest worries has always been that by … Continue reading

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New Study on Reading in the Digital Age: Parents Say Electronic, Digital Devices Negatively Affects Kids’ Reading Time | Scholastic Media Room

http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/node/378 http://scholastic.com/readingreport Kids Say They Would Read More Books for Fun if They Had Greate Access to Books Kids’ definition of reading is changing in the Digital Age: one in four kids think texting with friends counts as reading New … Continue reading

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