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Scheduling make-ups

<b>At the end of a unit, there are always students who haven’t completed some assignments. Coming in before or after school is not an option for most of</b> …

8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

2. Keep E-Mail Timely and Brief<p>When I receive e-mail from parents, I reply the very same day. By not responding in a timely fashion, you make your …

Teaching

EBSCOhost Login

<b>Important User Information:</b> Remote access to EBSCO's databases is permitted to patrons of subscribing institutions accessing from remote locations …

Reforming Education Requires another Way of Thinking: What is it?

In this article I am going to argue that the kind of thinking that will be required to reform education has been part of our culture for decades, but …

Is Technology the Trojan Horse of the Common Standard’s Movement?

Anthony Cody (Living in Dialog) and Mercedes Schneider (deutsch29) wrote articles on their blogs about the Arne Duncan – Bill Gates – Common …

Technology as Cure-All for Standards, and Even Snow Days

Technology is viewed by some as the elixir or cure-all for education, and school districts, with lots of money available through grants such as Race …

Using Computers and Related Technologies in an Age of Standards

According to Allan Collins, Professor Emeritus of the Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, in this “age of technology,” the very technology …

Private Space Taxis on Track for 2017 Launch, NASA Says

The United States should be able to launch its astronauts to space using homegrown commercial spacecraft by 2017, NASA officials say.<p>The four private …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Satellite sights: How technology is changing environmental perspectives

Technological advances aren't always kind to Mother Earth — witness the impact of nuclear waste, industrial emissions and plastic bottles — but high-tech environmental monitoring systems are also helping us get a handle on the state of our planet. It's good to remember that as Earth Week draws to a …

How trees contribute to making smog

<b>UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) —</b> Researchers have shown how a molecule produced by trees combines with pollutants to create a potentially hazardous form of air …

Pollution

It's getting hot in here: Earth's core is 1,000 degrees warmer than experts thought

The Earth's inner core is hotter than experts previously suspected — by a whopping 1,000 degrees. In fact, new research suggests, the center of our planet might be around the same temperature as the sun.<p>In a study published in <i>Science</i>, a team out of the French research agency CEA simulated the …

APOD: A Raging Storm System on Saturn (2013 Apr 28) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130428.html Explanation: It was one of the largest and longest lived storms ever recorded in our Solar System. First seen in late 2010, the above cloud formation in the northern hemisphere of Saturn started larger than the Earth and soon spread completely around the planet. The storm was tracked not only from Earth but from up close by the robotic Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn. Pictured above in false colored infrared in February, orange colors indicate clouds deep in the atmosphere, while light colors highlight clouds higher up. The rings of Saturn are seen nearly edge-on as the thin blue horizontal line. The warped dark bands are the shadows of the rings cast onto the cloud tops by the Sun to the upper left. A source of radio noise from lightning, the intense storm was thought to relate to seasonal changes when spring emerges in the north of Saturn. After raging for over six months, the iconic storm circled the entire planet and then tried to absorb its own tail -- which surprisingly caused it to fade away. http://www.ciclops.org/view_event/165/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2011-359 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/cassinifeatures/feature20111117/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130428 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0428

Scientists to Eye Potential 'Comet of the Century' with Balloon Mission

<i>This story was updated 5:34 p.m. EDT.</i><p>Scientists are working to loft science gear by balloon to observe the fast-approaching Comet ISON, which could …

Stunning NASA Video Shows 3 Years of the Sun in 3 Minutes

A mesmerizing new video showcases the sun's life over three years, stitched together from gorgeous snapshots taken by a NASA spacecraft in orbit …

Teachers' Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

With one <i>billion</i> monthly users (and growing), YouTube's popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids' unrelenting …

New Science Standards Aim to Relate Concepts to Students' Lives

The standards are organized in three dimensions: key concepts, crosscutting concepts, and practices. Key concepts are broadly important and teachable …