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Random musings. Half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts.
Things that have caught my eye...
Helpful school guidelines
Ewan McIntosh kindly shares
East Lothian's self-publishing and social media
guidelinesfor students and for staff:
Commas rule. Comma rules.
quite partial to Rule 1. These are
great for teachers looking for examples of interesting and effective pedagogical
uses of technology. Thanks for the link, Global
Regarding teacher dress codes, Miss
Profe asks, "Would we take a trial attorney seriously if he came to court
dressed in a Hawaiian print shirt and board shorts? Or a hoochie skirt and
There's a battle raging over the Madison (WI) school district's decision
to turn down $2 million in Reading First money:
guns pound Schemo
Despite concerns about media immersion (television, music, Internet, etc.),
reading like never before.
Remember the Celestine Prophecy?
Check out David Truss' Web2.0 Prophecy.
We need a plan. We really do.
Higgins nicely extendsmy contrarian
post regarding Web 2.0. Thanks, Patrick!
for New York's state test don't measure up. There's probably a lawsuit in
there somewhere. The last two paragraphs of the story are spot-on.
Have I mentioned that I like Seth Godin?!
- Better start buying your [school
district]sucks domainsnow! (be sure to click through to read the
various domain names that were bought)
are monopolies(almost). Ouch.
refugeesreally just fear
a big gap between good and great.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
It marks a major shift in the government's battle against the opioid crisis.
- The nation's sixth-largest drug distributor is facing criminal charges related to failing to report suspicious drug orders, among other things.
- It marks the first time a drug company has faced criminal charges for distributing opioids.
- Since 1997, nearly 222,000 Americans have died from prescription opioids, partly thanks to unethical doctors who abuse the system.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
The real Game of Thrones might be who best leverages the hit HBO show to shape political narratives.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren argues that Game of Thrones is primarily about women in her review of the wildly popular HBO show.
- Warren also touches on other parallels between the show and our modern world, such as inequality, political favoritism of the elite, and the dire impact of different leadership styles on the lives of the people.
- Her review serves as another example of using Game of Thrones as a political analogy and a tool for framing political narratives.
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