Christmas Eve Dinner

December 28, 2006

Christmas Eve Dinner Originally uploaded by complicitytheory. Well, yuka got some too. Cornish hen with port/cranberry sauce. Kenny’s greek salad recipe. Romanian wine and some stellar cheeses.

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Children, Youth and Environments

December 28, 2006

Jeremy pointed me to this. Children, Youth and Environments “is a refereed publication dedicated to improving the lives of young people…. In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, on this site you will find field reports, book reviews, a database of individuals and organizations, a calendar of upcoming events, an extensive searchable bibliography, video links, and […]

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Blog is effective teaching tool — Education Q&A

December 28, 2006

[This is the text of the Toronto Star article from a couple weeks back. They never posted it on their web site, so I thought I’d put it here. Typos are, I think, theirs.] Blog is effective teaching tool — Education Q&A The Toronto Star Thu 21 Dec 2006 Page: R05 Section: GTA Is blogging […]

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College Freshmen Struggle With Tech Literacy

December 27, 2006

Slashdot | College Freshmen Struggle With Tech Literacy an article on the E-Commerce News site [E-Commerce News: Trends: Generation M’s Surprising Struggle With Tech Literacy] about techno-literacy problems with incoming college freshmen. Some schools, like CSU, are planning on including a technology comprehension test alongside their English and Math evaluations for new students. From the […]

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How the Kids Took Over

December 25, 2006

Nice thing to watch on Christmas day. Instead of opening presents we’re watching the docu How the Kids Took Over: “The fight for your children’s money & influence.” Wonder how I can get this into my course. [related: Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood]

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Christmas Presence

December 25, 2006

Rather than buying stuff for anyone we decided to donate the budget to Habitat for Humanity – Toronto to help with 10 houses being built this year in the Kingston Road and Main Street area. Close enough to where my parents grew up. Actually 1.6 km from where I lived in the early 80s, and […]

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Search for missing Lyns continues without success

December 24, 2006

Updates from Jamacia where our great aunt and uncle have been missing since December 13. It is a night when people often think of people who are not able to be home for the holidays. I sometimes think of my brother. Yuka and I have never met the Lyns, being relations by marriage, but I […]

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Springer Book on Wikis free to download

December 24, 2006

Jeremy blogs about a new Springer Book on Wikis free to download: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-29267-8/. And he’s right, it doesn’t look bad. I’ll print it out when I get to school again.

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The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow

December 23, 2006

Found this link on myomancy , one of my fav blogs: The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow (Horizon 2006) – Google Video: “Dr Temple Grandin has a legendary ability to read the animal mind and understand animal behaviour when no one else can. But this is no feat … all ยป of telepathy; her explanation is […]

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A New Acronym: CUIS

December 22, 2006

It stands for catastrophic university induced stupidity. Usage: “Bill, I got another CUIS situation here.” I came up with the phrase when I was trying to describe the situation most of us have been in, and some of us survived, when just being at a university for the first time causes a temporary (though this […]

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