Tuesday, 2 December 2009

Weather for today – High 61′ – Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 61F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Rainfall may reach one inch.

I’m going to try to upload a photo of the day of our school, beginning today — How’s this?

Why can’t schools look like this? Did they, once upon a time? Was this your image of a school room when you were children growing up? What was your image of a school room?

Finally, a solution to an ancient problem –

Want to learn a neat trick for using who and whom?

And here’s a really cool piece of language technology!


Big changes at Facebook…


The Collaboratory

Use Web 2.0 software to create a common 24-7 platform in order to develop a full-scale Mass Comm presentation.

Choose one of these suggested topics, or your own large concept for the collaboration:

1. The future of the American high school (or the future of education).

2. Can wars be fought video-game style, with actual automated weapons instead of combat personnel; and what are the moral questions involved in such a development?

3. How can we control the costs of health care?

4. What is privacy in the Web 2.0 world, and what does “altered-privacy” mean to your individuality?

5. Your choice of topic…


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