Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Public’s Knowledge of Science and Technology


Public’s Knowledge of Science and Technology:



"...Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?  Take our 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of scientific concepts. Then see how you did in comparison with the 1,006 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national poll conducted by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine."


  1. Take the quiz 
  2. Review the full report
  3. In a comment below, share how you did and your thoughts on the results of this national poll.  What surprised you the most about the results?
  4. In this study, what was shown as the strongest predictor of a person's knowledge of math and science?


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Net Neutrality


Net neutrality loss: What it has in common with SOPA.:



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  • A)  What is the definition of "net neutrality"?
    • ( ...and in your own words, Jordan Webb!!)

  • B)  What is the big deal about net neutrality, and how does it affect you?

  • C)  What is at stake in the battle over net neutrality for the following entities:

      1. Internet Service Providers (like Comcast and AT&T)
      2. Media producers (like NBC and Universal Studios)
      3. Internet companies (like Netflix and Google)
      4. Consumers (like you and I - the general public)






Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Codecademy: Hour of Code (now in iTunes)


Codecademy: Hour of Code:









If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can install the new Code Academy app from iTunes.
  • What do you think of the app?






Monday, February 17, 2014

The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti-Malware (and Which to Use)


The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti-Malware:





  1. What is the difference between Antivirus and Anti-Malware?
  2. Which security programs do we use here at school?  Which ones do you use at home?
  3. What recommendations does the article make regarding protecting your computer from attacks?
  4. How will this article change the way you protect your computers in the future?





U.S. Education: The Age of Wisdom and Foolishness | Arthur Camins

U.S. Education: The Age of Wisdom and Foolishness:













  1. What are the major issues addressed in the article's eight main points?
  2. What solutions are suggested by the author?
  3. Which of these issues affect our school?
  4. Were there any issues left out or not addressed in the article?




Friday, February 7, 2014

Collusion for Chrome





http://lifehacker.com/5901674/collusion-for-chrome-shows-you-where-your-personal-data-is-going-on-the-web-as-you-browse







  • Go to the Chrome Web Store and search for the "Collusion for Chrome" extension.
  • Install it in your Chrome browser.
  • What sites are tracking you as you navigate to each of these websites?
  • What are your thoughts about the article and the Collusion extension?  


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mobile game speeds cancer research - Mobile Games

Mobile game speeds cancer research - Mobile Games:





Play to Cure: Genes in Space is available now for free for iOS and Android.


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  • What are your thoughts on this article?
  • Will you download this game?  Why or why not?