Following News

Yesterday was a big news day.  There will be those who will read about the events in today’s morning paper.  But, if you’re connected, you could have followed the events live, as they happened.  And, if you were so inclined, you could have commented on them as well.  In this day and age, everyone can have a voice.

Discovery Channel Hostage Taking
Read about it:  Google News
Talk about it:  Twitter
Watch it:  YouTube
Blog it:  Women State

Apple New Products
Read about it:  CrunchGear
Talk about it:  Twitter
Watch it:  Apple
Blog it:  The Mobile Gadgeteer

Hurricane Earl
Read about it:  CBC News
Talk about it:  Twitter
Scientifically follow it:  National Hurricane Centre
Watch it:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Blog it:  Roger Pielke Jr.’s Blog
See it:  Flickr

NASA GOES 13 satellite image showing the US east coast and Hurricane Earl on September 1, 2010 13:10 UTC.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/GOES/NOAA

For more information about GOES click here:
<a href="http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/" rel="nofollow">goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/</a>

<b><a href="http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html" rel="nofollow">NASA Goddard Space Flight Center</a></b>  is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

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<b>Join us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenbelt-MD/NASA-Goddard/395013845897?ref=tsd" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a><b></b></b>Thanks – NASA Goddard Photo and VideoCC Attribution 

And yet, we still debate and discuss the use of these tools in education?  With these tools, we can easily engage and contribute to the discussion.  Taught appropriately, shouldn’t students be able to learn how to understand and digest all of this for themselves?

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2 Replies to “Following News”

  1. Of course students should be using these tools to digest and understand their world. The problem is getting the adults passed their fear of the unknown long enough to see the value of the tools.

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  2. You have structured this post so well. How exciting for students if they can have teachers who can show them the way for dynamic research and inquiry.

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