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November 2012 Blog Posts (4)

"Out of the Public School Grows The Greatness of the Nation"; the 112th Anniversary of Mark Twain's Boxer Speech

The health of the American Public school system is under debate in many different arenas: political, financial, social, ideological, and now, technological. At the root of these debates is our collective recognition or understanding confirmed by the author Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens):

"We believe that out of the public school grows the greatness of a nation."…


Added by Colette Bennett on November 21, 2012 at 12:21am — No Comments

Classic Educational TV Programs that Still Rock Today

Want to school your kids in some science and sociology? Why not go old school? Some of the educational shows that you grew up on are still just as excellent — and relevant — as they were back in the day.

Here are 10 educational programs from decades past, that are still totally worth watching today

Added by Frank W. Baker on November 16, 2012 at 7:11am — 1 Comment

Reaching Kids from a different angle- Virtual Worlds - Quest Atlantis

Quest Atlantis -- For elementary teachers, another way to reach kids using a research based approach of questing in a world of science, math, art, literacy, ecological concerns, and social justice - Quest Atlantis. I used it in my grade 4 classroom for 3 years as a part of my general project based approach. It is way more than a program installed on computers, it is a teacher facilitated, worldwide venue for global awareness and learning. Comes at no charge as it is a research project via…


Added by Terry Smith on November 10, 2012 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Mankind Connected: A Global Teach In Live Webcast (November 8)

Mankind Connected: A Global Teach In

Live Webcast,

Thursday, November 8th, at 12pm EST/9am PST



We have diverse cultures, varied traditions and we speak

many languages, yet across the globe people share two things in common: our past

and our future.

HISTORY® invites young people across the world to join us

for MANKIND CONNECTED: A Global Teach…


Added by Frank W. Baker on November 5, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments


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