COVID-19 Symptom Video / Think Like a Hotshot / A Lesson on Risk

March 20th, 2020

Virus symptoms
Start with a short video that explains the symptoms of COVID-19. There is more variety than you might think. Then learn how to think like a hotshot and a lesson on risk. On to creating contact groups in Gmail, a very cool Carl Sagan video, women who changed the world, four Steve Jobs quotes, and the role of vultures in our environment.

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Virus Home Schooling Tips / Common Design Mistakes / Get Outdoors

March 19th, 2020

Home Schooling
Start with tips for parents who are now homeschooling. Then it’s common design mistakes and why you need to get outdoors as we fight COVID-19. On to doing science labs at home, the death toll from pandemics through history, the difference between the common flu and COVID-19, a Forrest WiFi quote, and an F-22 Raptor doing some crazy moves.

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Being Bilingual – It May Not Be What You Think: Common Misconceptions About Bilingualism by Jonty Yamisha

March 18th, 2020

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Being Bilingual – It May Not Be What You Think: Common Misconceptions About Bilingualism by Jonty Yamisha offers people who only speak one language and some insight regarding what it’s like to be bilingual. He also explains why immigrants might shift to their new native language and the advantages of being bilingual. Be sure to check out his Optilingo site.

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Google Hangouts for Canceled Events / Remote Learning Tips / Updated Visme

March 17th, 2020

Google Hangouts
With schools closed, we need to get some learning done at home. Here are two resources that can help. Then it’s an updated version of the Visme presentation tool. On to how to clean your phone, donating blood and cancer risk, questions for your staff and students, a do nice things quote, and the Casio DG-20 digital guitar.

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Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

March 16th, 2020
Slaying Goliath

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch tells the story of how wealthy people like Bill Gates and the Koch brothers aided by politicians and the media have disrupted public schools in an effort to privatize K-12 education. She does an excellent job of showing how their efforts have been seriously misguided and how they have damaged public schools, teachers, and students. She also shows how the underfunded opposition has had a number of victories in their efforts to fight back. If you want ammunition for the fight against charter schools, vouchers, and standardized tests, look no further.

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