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Required Readings

Fighting Creeping Creationism — Full episode of Bill Moyers interviewing 19-year-old anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin and historian Susan Jacoby.

Also, Zack Kopplin’s Interactive Map of Voucher Schools Teaching Creationism in the U.S. — When “school choice” means choosing baloney…and funding it with tax dollars.

The Free Technology for Teachers blog — a resource for teachers looking to incorporate more tech.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that “by the October when they were 25 years old, 30 percent of women and just 22 percent of men had received a bachelor’s degree”  — A brief Business Week article on the subject indicates that many stupid responses to this information are forthcoming.

Sugata Mitra becomes the first winner of the $1 million TED Prize for education innovation, for his “School in the Cloud” plan — Maybe we are on our way to OASIS? I say rock on. (Side note, to those who have not read Ready Player One: wtf, dude? You need to read that!)

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DrShell is an Associate Professor of English at a small liberal arts college. She teaches world literature, composition, popular culture, and speculative fiction and serves as faculty sponsor for the Secular Student Alliance. DrShell lives in tame suburbia with her husband and son and a pack of rescued pets, where she spends a lot of time running, taking Body Pump classes, and thinking about getting another tattoo.

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