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  •  My Plate! (6+ / 0-)

    Small potatoes, but...

    My university students (future teachers) are planning their first teaching experiences in real classrooms.  

    One is teaching about nutrition....oops, no "myplate.gov"

    Another is teaching about plate tectonics & earthquakes....oops, can't access USGS.

    A third, space science (solar system) ....  oops, no nasa.gov

    A fourth student was looking for climate information...oops, no noaa.gov

    My response, "well, I guess this is a teachable moment about the importance of political decisions to your lives."

    And then, we put in a lot of extra time finding alternatives.

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