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Absurd Science Questions and Answers: What If?

Absurd Science Questions and Answers: What If? is a great book for divergent thinkers. Continue reading

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Sci-Fi/Future Dystopias: “Oryx and Crake”

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood   Snowman (as in Abominable), who was once known as Jimmy, appears to be the last human being on earth. His existence doesn’t seem much worth living–the environment is in ruins and he cannot … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Circle”

The Circle by Dave Eggers  With job prospects slim, Mae Holland, a 24-year-old college grad, has been working at a local utility company for a few years. She sees her job as a dead end, but what can she do? … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Adults and Teens: The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr   –“Intensive multitakers are ‘suckers for irrelevancy,’ commented Clifford Nass, the Stanford professor who led the research. ‘Everything distracts them.’” The Shallows, p. 142 People have long felt … Continue reading

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That Used to Be Us–Looking Outward and Forward

That Used to Be Us—Links on looking to the future Last thoughts on how the book connects to educators Places to find more information “Who knew that being an educator meant you needed to be a student of technology?” Gregg … Continue reading

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“That Used to Be Us: Part II: The Education Challenge”

Part II: The Education Challenge Teachers who are overwhelmed should try to make time to read, at the very least, this section of the book. The global market and the IT revolution discussed in Part I means big changes for … Continue reading

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“The World is Flat”

“The World is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman Throughout my reading of “The World is Flat,” I wondered, would your average high school student want to read this? This is ironic, because where subject matter is concerned, this book should … Continue reading

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