September 2011 Archives

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Lady Gaga: "Bullying is for Losers"

Video: Lady Gaga sings tribute to Jamie Rodemeyer, gay 14-year old who committed suicide last week Read more
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"Mr. Cellophane" Invisible Kids: In the middle of the achievement gap

Because you can look right through me, walk right by me, and never even know I'm there Read more
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Taking a homework break and "feeding my brain"

13-year old daughter is doing homework on-line. Mom walks in. Sees her watching a video when "supposed" to be doing homework . . . Read more
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The Unintended Consequences of Grading "Effort"

"Even when I try really hard, I'm still dumb." Grading effort is a precarious endeavor that teachers need to think long and hard about before . . . Read more
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Gamers Help Scientific Breakthroughs for AIDS and Cancer

"Developed by researchers at the University of Washington, Foldit turns scientific problems into competitive games."This just in from PC World.  Great story going beyond the usual positive spin of gaming.  Excerpts:  In just three weeks, gamers deciphered the structure of... Read more
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Lipgloss: "The Gateway Drug" for Girls

3 Quick Videos from the "Women of the World" 2011 Conference Read more
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Malcolm Gladwell: We're Off the Rails

Being Smarter about Stuff: like Income Inequality Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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