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- Karen A. has been using stamps to great effect.
- Claire likes sparkly gel pens.
- The Babylon High School Mascot.
- Helen S. liked the conversation about charters, and enjoyed this movie about the last ice merchant on Chimborazo.
- The “recent kerfluffle” about Success Academy centers around pushing out difficult students, and the CEO publicly posting student discipline records.
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- Claire is (kind of) on Twitter.
- Claire has found slip quizzes to be a useful device to help students read through a lab prior to doing it in the classroom
- David has accomplished similar things with Lab Cookbooks.
- You, too, can use a TextExpander program to generate a form email to send home to parents of students who don’t do so great on exams.
- David also uses TinyLetter for monthly parent newsletters (Bonus Hack!)
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This Week's Topic: Science Research Classes
- Locations of Intel Finalists
- SMART teams
- The Intel Science Talent Search.
- The Siemens Science Competition.
- Are there equity issues in science research classes?
- MAPS teams
- Barcode Long Island
- Questions about the utility of Jack Andraka’s Intel-winning Pancreatic Cancer test.
- Lab Cheese
- David has been enjoying Google Photos and its auto-awesome feature.
- Claire learned about a freaky snail baby living in a leg wound.
- David apologizes for using the word ‘inimitable’ twice in this episode, though in both cases.
- David and Claire are both sorry they were not able to recall the name of Jack Andraka, who won the Intel Science Fair with a novel test for Pancreatic Cancer. Some discussion of the utility of this research is linked in the show notes.