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I'm a Tech Coach from UGDSB hoping to share resources with teachers in our Board and beyond.You can contact me at brenda.sherry@ugdsb.on.ca or …

What's the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning?

We like to think with the frame of continua rather than dichotomies simply because things are rarely on or off, black or white, ones or zeroes. …

Diagnostic Teaching: Pinpointing Why Your Students Struggle

<b>Why Did That Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>When students struggle in school, it can be for a variety of reasons.<p>From …

LeVar Burton Wants To Bring Reading Rainbow To Game Consoles

By now you've probably seen the extraordinarily successful Kickstarter campaign for Reading Rainbow, the TV show hosted actor LeVar Burton that helps …

Kindle Fire

How I Became an Unfair Teacher

It's easy to forget how tiny, arbitrary, everyday decisions can shape a kid's school experience.<p>In third grade, I got back a spelling quiz with red ink next to the word <i>kitchen</i>. I asked the teacher what my mistake was, and she pointed to my sloppy handwriting: “That <i>r</i> should be a <i>c</i>.”<p>“That is a <i>c</i>!” I …

Interview: A Comic-Con Chewbacca on His Sacrifices for Star Wars, Dating a Sith, and Almost Getting Run Over by Harrison Ford

Each year at Comic-Con, one can expect to see a number of attendees dressed as Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader circumventing the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. But it takes an especially devoted fan to don Chewbacca’s hairy costume in the July heat …

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

The Gender Book Everyone Should Read

Clear enough for your mom to understand, real enough to hit home on every page.

Graphic Lesbian Sex Is Not What Makes Blue Is the Warmest Colour Radical

This year's Palme d'Or winner is getting a lot of attention for its explicit sex scenes. But the book it's based on has a much more thought-provoking message.<p>When <i>Blue Is the Warmest Colour</i> won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival last month, it was met with near-universal praise for its …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

34 Cassette Tapes You Haven't Seen (Or Heard) In Forever

So many '80s and '90s memories right here.

Invasive ladybirds wage 'biological war' on natives

<b>German researchers have discovered the biological keys to the success of an invasive species, wreaking havoc across Europe and the US,</b><p>The Asian ladybird was originally brought in to control aphids in greenhouses.<p>But it has escaped and is increasing uncontrollably across Europe, wiping out native …

Clawed frogs spread deadly amphibian fungus

<b>STANFORD (US) —</b> The African clawed frog, a species used around the world for biomedical research, is spreading an amphibian-killing fungus when they …

Zoology

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

Textbooks

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Low-rise, high-density housing attempts to combine the best elements of both urban and …

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Bob Barker Offers Washington University In St. Louis $75,000 To Save Cats

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries:</i><p>Bob Barker may be nearing his ninth decade, but the former "Price is Right" host certainly isn't letting age slow him down.<p>After learning that officials at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are still subjecting live cats to cruel and atiquated …

Relaxation Gene Response: What Yoga, Meditation And Other Stress-Busting Activities Do To The Body

Recent research showed that yoga is able to change the expression of genes involved in immune functioning, and now a new study shows that relaxation in general can have a similar effect.<p>The "relaxation response," a term coined by Harvard Medical School Professor and Body Mind Medical Institute …

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Frank Ocean, "Lost"

Frank Ocean put this up on his Tumblr page Friday afternoon, titling it “summer 2012.” It’s basically a series of Vine clips documenting his travels …

To survive, fast food will have to think fresh

We all know what Bad Fast Food looks like (I’m looking at you, KFC Double Down!) And we all know that tens of millions of Americans eat the stuff …