When I was a student (in the 1980s), the computers sat ominously at the back of the classroom, taunting us to touch them. That mysterious box that you only got the privilege of using if you were finished all your work and in good favour with the teacher drove me to near insanity….When I became a teacher, I swore that I would make all the tools and toys accessible to my students; no students were going to pine after “computer time” on my watch!
Archive for November 2009
There are two trends that are exploding in popularity now: interest in food and wine, and the convenience of mobile apps, says MacLean. That makes the Nat Decants Drinks Matcher a natural fit—like Stilton and port. As a wine-loving geek, I love finding ways for new technology to help us savour all of life’s pleasures, wherever we are.
The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women.
“On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Ironically, as this anniversary approaches, our government is trying to eradicate the firearms registry, the one concrete measure taken to reduce gun violence against women.”