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  • How is a SMART Board Like a Mosquito Net?

    Residents of Zambia, provided with mosquito nets to help reduce the number of cases of malaria, have been wreaking havoc on the nation’s beleaguered wetlands. The thing is, they have no intention of using the nets over their beds, which make handy – and freely provided by well-wishing developed nations – fishing nets. It’s not that the mosquito nets aren’t needed, it’s just that hungry now is a more powerful motivator than malaria someday. The worries do not end with the misuse of the nets. Laced with a pesticide that is carcinogenic to humans and also especially poisonous to fish,…

  • FETC 2015 Day 1

    After my first day at the Florida Educational Technology Conference, I am exhausted. My Nike+ Fuelband says that I took a total of 16 532 steps today, however that did include a 4.4 kilometre run after the exhibit hall closed… We started our day with a Photo Walk. The FETC committee was hoping to break a world record but I get the impression that we didn’t quite make it, given that they haven’t mentioned it since this morning. We did, however, break a record for the number of simultaneous users on Kahoot at the Techshare Live session. If you haven’t…

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