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Review of Two Classroom Response Systems for Instant Student Feedback

Educators: are you looking for instant feedback from your students? Consider one of the following student response systems for your classroom. A brief description of system features is listed below:

The i>clicker interactive student response system relies upon a base unit with proprietary software and dedicated presented remote (hundreds of dollars) plus a remote-controlled “clicker” [...]

Barnes & Noble Publishes On Illegal Rainforest Paper

A Greenpeace investigation has found that the giant bookstore chain has been publishing books using paper made from trees illegally harvested on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where there are many endangered animals, including tigers and orangutans. [...]

Beat Cabin Fever With Online Geometry Software and Projects

Is your family snowbound in Saskatchewan? Heatbound in Gila Bend? Stave off cabin fever in entertaining and educational fashion with some geometry activities that are free of charge and available at the mere tapping of your fingers.

HyperGami offers a series of colorful projects to print on cardstock, cut, fold and glue into the shapes [...]

Happy Isaac Newton Eve!

Writing for the New York Times, Olivia Judson observed yesterday that more than one luminary’s birth has been pegged to the day of December 25: Isaac Newton was also born on that day, at least under the older Julian calendar. That makes today Isaac Newton Eve.

Judson somewhat jeeringly suggests that supporters of science [...]

As Recycling Crashes, Consider Composting Paper and Cardboard

The New York Times reports today that the recycling market for materials like paper and cardboard has started to collapse. Recycling used to be profitable, but as municipalities and local recycling companies get reimbursed less for such materials, they have started to edge away from accepting them. And this dirty secret emerges: even the companies [...]

Traveling through Chillicothe? Visit the Hidden Dard Hunter Studios

If you find yourself in southern Ohio for reasons of business, family or wanderlust, I encourage you to take a trip to Chillicothe where a hidden treat sits in store. On 125 West Water Street sits a building with a plain corrugated metal front, an industrial-scale garage door with another plain door embedded in it. [...]