Don’t Let Black Friday Ruin Christmas

November 22, 2014

This week is the supposed “beginning” of the Christmas shopping season. For decades, the day after Thanksgiving, now known as Black Friday, was the rush to the stores to see the Christmas decorations, pick up your own new decor for the holidays, and get a leg up on your Christmas shopping. Today, when radio stations […]

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November 19, 2012

When we moved I knew I wanted to try to do without cable or satellite. I’m tired of exorbitant prices and nothing to watch. Five years ago we shifted to the lowest cable package ($35/mo) which got 15 or so channels. That’s been fine except for sports. We still haven’t totally resolved that problem (for […]

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Top Educational Websites

March 4, 2012

There are many wonderful resources out there for educators. All you have to do is visit one or more of the education-focused websites to find lesson plans, ideas, handouts, technology integration and more. I’ve put together quite a few for you. Feel free to comment on others  you know about…and tell us how you use […]

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YouTube for Schools!

January 29, 2012

Although there are lots of educational videos on YouTube, there are also many videos that aren’t appropriate for students—which is why many schools block access to YouTube from their networks. To solve this problem, YouTube has created a special section for schools, filled with age-appropriate educational content.

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Winter Forecast 2011-2012

November 27, 2011

Dick Frymire is a well-known lay weather forecaster, known as the “Doctor of Barnyard Science”.What follows is what he thinks will happen this winter. Let’s see how he does. Frymire Forecast 2011-12 forecast “Give or Take Two Days” — Oct. 20: Light frost. — Nov. 18: Killing frost. — Nov. 21: Flurries. — Nov. 24: […]

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