National Youth Violence Protection Week

April 7-11, 2014, is National Youth Violence Protection Week.  The National Association of Students Against Violence (SAVE) has partnered with five other groups to host a full week of activities aimed at supporting and empowering youth to make their communities safer.  More details and suggested activities are available HERE. Each…

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Edcamp

What is Edcamp?  Here is the promotional web site’s “definition”: “EdCamp sessions are NOT ‘sit and get’ presentations. EdCamps are about discussion and thinking and problem-solving. We build the agenda first thing in the morning and then spend the rest of the day talking, sharing, and learning. Come prepared to participate!”…

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Science Fair Theory Leads to Real-World Suggestion

This middle school student had a good idea that just kept getting better. A Pittsburgh-area teen had a hypothesis for his science fair project: The school district might save some money by reducing its use of printer ink…by changing the font used to create the handouts teachers distribute in class….

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet:  That Shouldn’t Be a Question

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: That Shouldn’t Be a Question

   To get straight to the point:  I am not an avid or successful Twitter user.  The mere thought of saying something that matters in 140 characters makes me want to hide under my desk. But recently I have become increasingly aware of the potential for Twitter to support my…

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Thirteen Tips

Thirteen Tips

The internet is replete with blogs that list tips for every possible need.   “Top 10 ways to clean (___everything you ever owned or wanted to own___).” “Fifty ways to make your (__any relationship you can think of____) happy. ” “Suggestions for being a better (___whatever____).” I find much of…

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