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Science Working On Asteroid Collision

ArmegeddonIn a case of life imitating art, the European Space Agency is working on an experiment designed to launch a projectile into space and collide with an asteroid in an effort to alter its path away from Earth.

"Concepts are being sought for both ground- and space-based investigations, seeking improved understanding of the physics of very high-speed...

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White House Nixes Death Star Proposal

The Obama Administration has officially come out against the destruction of entire planets.

death starThe White House’s We The People initiative, an online petition that allows citizens to seek governmental action, is filled with what some would deem crazy requests. Nevertheless, the program promises that any petition generating at least 20,000 signatures will...

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Inauguration Day~ Monday~ January 21~...

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Inauguration Day~ Monday~ January 21~ 2013

The oath that each President takes on Inauguration Day.I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States~ and will to the best of my Ability~ preserve~ protect and defend the Constitution of the...

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Time is a precious commodity in the classroom. There never seems to be enough of it.

Therefore~ we should not only be careful how we use our time as teachers~ but also how we utilize time when it comes to students.

Research shows that many higher-level students~ such as those in gifted programs~ spend about 70-80 percent of classroom relearning material. Whoa-thats a lot of time spent on covering lessons they have already learned.

There has to be a better wayand...

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A Change for the New Year

In the past year~ I have dedicated many of my blogs to the idea of innovation and creativity in the classroom. I am proud to announce that I will continue to share creative strategies for the classroom in a new venue called the Gifted and Enrichment Group.

In this blog~ I hope to share ideas that I have tried and tested in the classroom as well as expound upon theories and research developed for gifted and talented learners. While the term gifted is used~ I believe these ideas...

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Martin Luther King Webquest

January is Martin Luther King Day and February is Black History Month. Perhaps~ you may find a webquest I developed on Martin Luther King of value to use during this time. Go to this link:

Quotes of Martin Luther King:

"The time is always right to do what is right."

" Injustice anywhere is a threat to...

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In the News...What's in a Name?(...

In the News: What's in a Name?

Did you know that in Iceland~ there is a list of approved names to be given for all girl and boy babies? The Personal Names Register lists 1~853 accepted female names and 1~712 male names.All babies' names must stick to this list. Names that start with letters of the Icelandic alphabet can only be used. For example~ names that start with the letter C can not be used as the letter C it is not part of the Icelandic 32 letter alphabet. Names must also follow...

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Resolutions for 2013

As I was reflecting on 2012~ I thought about the professional goals my administration set for this school year for me. The goals for myself are not ones I would have selected. My administration looked at my past evaluations and beginning of the year data~ and based my goals on those two items. Now~ if I had been asked~ I would have given myself different goals.

I have decided that since it is a new year~ I am going to do just that and make resolutions pertaining to my...

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Out of the Box Resolutions


With the New Year in mind~ I wanted to get you thinking about some resolutions for the remainder of the school year--but with a twist. I want to suggest some "out of the box" resolutions that you may not normally consider but that could havea positive impacton those around you. Enjoy and feel free to list your own resolutions by visiting http://community.educationworld...

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Samsung to Turn TVs on Their...Side?

With the Consumer Electronics Show quickly approaching, many tech firms are beginning to leak information about big product unveilings that will take place at the trade show. While most of the leaks are for typical products like tablets and notebooks, Samsung has industry watchers scratching their heads with the release of an image of a purported new television set. The...