An archived stack of papers: 'dopa'

How It Should Be Done

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Dec
  • 31
  • 2006

While reading Andy Carvin’s summary of the good news about DOPA, a click on “TV for Teachers,” a link I found at the bottom of the page, lead me to a lesson plan. Usually,... read more

Impact: Irrelevance Is Best, Part 3

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Aug
  • 21
  • 2006

If “a hurricane triggered by butterfly wings,” this idea that a small action can have gigantic and unforeseen consequences far away, is accurate then students need to be aware of how the things they do impact people they will never meet. The easiest way to do that, as I can see it, is to introduce students to various ways of life through reading.

Hurricanes And... read more


In a stack of papers called Legislation.

  • Jul
  • 28
  • 2006

We all want to Delete Online Predators, don’t we? Don’t let the title of the bill deceive you. People are paid big bucks to craft just the right title, regardless of truth in advertising (No Child Left Behind sound familiar?). HR 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), seeks to keep students away from... read more

Perils Of Surfing?

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • May
  • 17
  • 2006

While clicking and reading online the other day, I heard a news report about a new teenage method of getting drunk. I think that it dealt with using cough medicine to achieve the high, but I can’t be certain. Honestly, I wasn’t paying attention. My iBook was far more interesting. Why would I actually watch the news? I’m online!

Anyhow, a stuffy gentleman caught my attention for... read more