May 2022

Gun Control and Schools

I’m having a hard time putting into words my feelings over the past couple of days. I work in education but I’m also a parent. I worry about the kids and teachers whom I work with but I also worry about sending my daughter to school. Note: she just finished 4th grade, which has struck …

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On the Uvalde Tragedy

27 school shootings have taken place so far in 2022. What we know about the terrorist attack in Uvalde, TX on May 24, 2022: At least 21 dead; 19 students and 2 adults Uvalde is “the kind of place where ‘interconnections are thick’ and no one would have expected a mass shooting at the …

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Stress Reliever: Dirty Dancing with the Muppet Theme

Feeling overwhelmed as the end of the school year approaches? I prescribe this video to bring you some smiles. Thanks to @Pandamoanimum for creating this awesomeness. If you feel so inclined, buy her a cup of coffee. You can also view the video on YouTube:

Pike Mall Tech: 17 May 2022

Today’s Links The Trials of Academic Publishing Teachers are Leaving, Here’s Why Colophon The Trials of Academic Publishing (Permalink) First things first: I appreciate the need for peer review and understand why we have academic journals. I’m not the person you need to convince that any work any scientist or academic publishes needs to be …

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Assorted Links for Monday, May 16, 2022

Free sound effects for you to use in school projects from the fine folks at the BBC Explordle – watch a video clip and guess where the video was taken. Great for identifying context clues and environments Relationship Building with Dialogue Journals Three videos about the black hole at the center of the Milky Way