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Pop Quiz: Cell Phones In The Classroom

Howdy, everyone my name is JoDee and I am new to these here parts. I am not sure why I am typing with a western accent like I am some old school cowgirl. Actually, I am a college educator in physics and astronomy so the only thing I wrangle are …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 24 December 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are some articles for your consideration: -Atheist groups around the country are rebuffed while trying to be charitable. -This writer says that teaching is more difficult than being an aerospace engineer. -A new Harris poll addresses evolution and creationism. Have some links you’d like to share? …

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Pop Quiz: Gaming

Angry Birds, Lego Star Wars, FIFA Soccer, Grand Theft Auto. These are just a few of the thousands of iPad games that I’ve noticed on the screens of my students during class time. My school has been a 1 to 1 computing school for nearly a decade, but recently it …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: News Flash — Some Atheists are Assholes!

The other day, I was looking at my personal blog. I’ve got things on that that I wrote four or five years ago. It’s always a bit embarrassing for me to read through all that emotion that pours out as I write. In person, I’m cheerful and slightly inappropriate and …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 15 October 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are your Tuesday readings: –5 ways the Next Generation Science Standards will change classroom science. – Some colleges in California are going to start charging more for high-demand courses. -The South Carolina Board of Education gave initial approval for new science standards that are a revision …

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Required Readings, 13 October 2013

Vitamin craze, Nobel winners forced to research abroad and Kansas isn’t decided on its funding for education. Good morning everyone, have a nice Sunday and enjoy your reading! Two Israeli scientists who emigrated to U.S. win Nobel Prize in Chemistry – in case you hadn’t heard about this, and why …

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Culture

Apples and Footballs

Happy belated World Teachers Day! In case you missed it, World Teachers Day was October 5th. I felt all warm and fuzzy inside contemplating all the good things us teachers are doing well in this world. Then, I read this article and felt…different. The article, “The Case Against High-School Sports”, …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: I’m NOT Angry!

“You’re not an atheist… you’re just angry at God.” Yeah, you’ve heard that too? Ugh. It drives me up a wall. My mom is Catholic through-and-through. I was, too, for a long time. Catholic schoolgirl. Confirmation. Church choir. Eucharistic minister at the college Catholic church. I think, in some ways, …

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Pop Quiz: You Have One Hour To Learn All There Is To Know About Rape

Hi there, Doubters! I’m really sorry that this post is a little late; Friday night traffic is rotten. I’ll make this a quickie so that we’re not delayed too much longer.   Today we had a visitor from a rape counselling service in our school. Each year she visits for …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 25 August 2013

God smites Creation Museum worker (he was probably gay), religious education doesn’t make children more intelligent and other news today in your Required Readings. Good morning everyone, have a nice read and enjoy your Sunday! TURKEY: Is it possible to manifest religion or belief in teaching and education? – it would …

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