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10 Cool New Themes for your Blog!

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26/01/2011
10 Cool New Themes for your Blog!

As promised we have added new themes for you to explore and use. When we upgraded the blogging program over winter break it came with some new cool features and these new themes take advantage of a lot of the new features. We will also be deleting some old themes that either don’t work...
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Techno-Free: Student Perspective 1

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21/01/2011

First in a series of Grade 7 student posts about their Technology Free Day (which raised funds for After the Wave). For the technology-free day, I managed to refrain from using any technology (except for lights and AC, of course) for only 12 hours. At first, I thought that was pretty good (imagine not using computers or television from 7:15 in the morning till...
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Techno-Free: Student Perspective 2 (Chinu)

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21/01/2011

Second in a series of Grade 7 student posts about their Technology Free Day (which raised funds for After the Wave). Digital devices, are all the same for people, attractive tools that are addictive, it has 2 sides to itself too. Today in our fourth Socratic seminar, people had lots of points of view,...
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A Day Without Technology

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20/01/2011
A Day Without Technology

This is a link to the website this photo came from. We also couldn’t use computers or T.V or game systems In the 7th grade we had a fundraiser for raising money to help some kids and to raise money you had to get sponsors to give you a certain amount of money for...
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In Defense of PCs

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19/01/2011
In Defense of PCs

Let’s face it, the world is now full of Macs, just thirty years ago, Macs didn’t even exist and now there are iPods, iPads iTouches and even Mac Books and Mac Book pros. PC’s that were once favored are now slowly fading from the spotlight. Everyone is talking bad about the PC and how...
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What If Reading on the Computer Means We Don’t Get It?

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18/01/2011
What If Reading on the Computer Means We Don’t Get It?

After having recently read The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, I decided to do an experiment with my students.   According to the research described in the book, reading comprehension is highest with traditional paper (book, article etc.). I have been trying to minimize my environmental impact both in my personal and professional life for many...
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Win 500 Dollars with just 100 words!

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14/12/2010

Tweentribune.com is hosting a contest where 3rd to 12th graders have a chance to win 500 or 100 dollars! All the students have to do is write a 100 word essay about technology. There will be a total of 60 winners, 6 in each grade. Teachers of the winning students also get a “Learning Happens”...
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Two Hours Without Technology: We Asked a Few Grade 7 Students How They Are Feeling

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14/12/2010
Two Hours Without Technology:  We Asked a Few Grade 7 Students How They Are Feeling


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SelfControl – The Application for Procrastinators

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09/12/2010
SelfControl – The Application for Procrastinators

Procrastination – the guilty act of delaying, putting off or postponing a task. With so many distractions on the internet; Facebook, YouTube, email, Skype and MSN, it’s no surprise that a lot of people find themselves procrastinating homework and putting their social life first. This leads to lack of sleep, lower grades and stress....
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The Catcher in the Rye PART 2

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08/12/2010
The Catcher in the Rye PART 2

The students in high school made up a fake facebook profile for the characters in The Catcher in the Rye. It looks like they took a screenshot of somebody’s facebook page, and then used photoshop to remove the people’s profile picture and name; then they added the names of the characters of the book. They...
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