Don Chance, a finance professor at Louisiana State University, says it dawned on him last spring. The semester was ending, and as usual, students were making a pilgrimage to his office, asking for the extra points needed to lift their grades to A’s. “They felt so entitled,” he recalls, “and it just hit me. We … Continue reading Intro – Rube Goldberg Machine | April 29, 2010 – OK Go | Fantastic. (Source: Continue reading

The question on researchers’ minds is whether all that texting, instant messaging and online social networking allows children to become more connected and supportive of their friends — or whether the quality of their interactions is being diminished without the intimacy and emotional give and take of regular, extended face-to-face time. It is far too … Continue reading

Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month. Teens, Cell Phones and Texting – Pew Research Center Continue reading

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Fatherhood and Teaching

I have found that one of the most difficult things about being a high school teacher is being a high school teacher with two small children. It’s not that having two small children makes it harder to get work done at home, which they do, or that my teaching and coaching keeps me away from … Continue reading Fatherhood and Teaching

Old News in the Classroom

The News Archive Partner Program provides a way for Google and publishers and repositories to partner together and make historical newspaper archives discoverable online. As part of Google News, the News archive search function provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. via I’ve used this feature a couple of times in … Continue reading Old News in the Classroom