Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Half of all Elementary School Teachers Admit to Bullying Students

In a recent survey, nearly half of all Elementary School Teachers Admitted to bullying students, some link it to teacher's past experience of being bullied when they were young

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Full Dodo bird skeleton found

This is a big find for scientists who wish to study the flightless bird that went extinct sometime in the 17th century. The last full set of bones was destroyed in a museum fire in Oxford, England, in 1755. Cool science story.

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Apple has another Grand Opening in the Triangle

Grand Opening
Originally uploaded by The Blake Slate.
My daughter, Laura, called me on her cell phone today and ask me to guess where she was. I knew she must be in line at the Apple store in Crabtree Mall. I emailed her this week to remind her about the exciting event. It is really exciting to my daughter because she can walk from her apartment complex to the mall there in Raleigh.

She sent me 6 photos on her SideKick cellphone. This is my favorite.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Computer Lab or PC Graveyard?

Originally uploaded by teach42.
These are too funny. Best thing to do is throw them out that nice window. No, not really, but what a nice view. Had to say something positive.

I am sure the better computers are on the desks of the employees, right? Can someone from IT please report to this room?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Pluto's Newest Moons Named Hydra and Nix

The International Astronomical Union has officially christened Pluto's two newest satellites Nix and Hydra.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fish oil 'calms children better than Ritalin'

A daily dose of fish oil is better at treating hyperactivity than Ritalin - the 'chemical cosh' linked to the deaths of children, stunning research has revealed.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Playing for Dinner

Father's Day at the lake. The turkey as deep dried and was a real hit. Almost as good as the Bluegrass music picked by my brother, his son, and me.
Father's Day '06 at the Lake
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How Public Education Cripples Our Kids, And Why

So all my childs [must have skipped English class should be child's instead of childs. That's the teacher in me, wink wink] problems with learning and behavior come from the boredom of being schooled (imprisioned) for the first 12 years of his life?
The article is interesting, however the most engaging part of this Digg article has been the online comments generated by the "Digg-nation". Some comments really hit the issue of our public education on the nose. Others supported the various agendas present in all public debates of education. Some how, none of the contributors had any solutions. Funny how that works. I have a supportive administration that asks one thing from classroom teachers when we have a complaint - come up with a workable solution. If not, shut-up and teach. It works for me most of the time.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Choosing Boot Camp or Parallels to Run Windows on an Apple MacBook

This article is an overview and comparison of two alternatives for running Windows on an Intel based Apple MacBook: Parallels or Boot Camp, which to choose? Pictures, benchmarks and video are included to demonstrate each Windows on a Mac solution.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Google releases SketchUp for Mac OS X

Looking for some good summer fun? Check this out: Google has also kicked out a Mac OS X version of their recently-purchased SketchUp, a 3D modeling app for the masses.

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