Mike Romard on April 26th, 2007

If the pen is “mightier than the sword”, what is a blog worth? The answer is… we aren’t sure. Teachers & students are still discovering the value of using blogs. As this great article on blogs by our own Tech Guru, Mr. Utecht, explains The power of blogs is not in the writing; it is […]

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Mike Romard on April 25th, 2007

Catering to the diverse tastes of an international community is no easy task. Add to that the nutritional needs for an educated community is even more difficult. I was intrigued when I read how school boards in the United States are getting serious about helping combat the big bellies of America’s youth. Schools are planning […]

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Mike Romard on April 24th, 2007

Following our social studies SpaceQuest studies, I was intrigued by the recent discovery of a planet that is similar to Earth in another solar system nearby (it’s only 20.5 light years away). By close I mean, it would take about 21 years to get there if we can make a ship travel at the speed […]

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Mike Romard on April 18th, 2007

Yes, it’s true. We watched this powerful documentary produced by former vice-president Al Gore. We were worried if our ninety fifth graders could sit still and watch the ninety minute film. Boy, were we surprised. We had to cut the film a few minutes short, so they could rush to their following class only to […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

My students are pretending they are planning a final journey to Mars and planning a new colony there. I have to chuckle when they tell me all the materials they plan to bring even though I tell them it’s like a very long picnic – we have to be selective. Then, I found this video […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

While surfing for some interesting video of the planet Mars, I located this one co-directed and designed by an eight year old boy. Very impressive for someone of his age. Take a peek and think of what you could do with a passion you have… Part 1 on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Part 2 on Mars, […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

I originally viewed this video as a powerpoint presentation with a group of sixty colleagues and I remember being overwelmed, impressed and yet motivated all at once. Did you know Video The music alone gets the heart racing but the message and the implications we have on our children are staggering. My students have not […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

Obviously, our Earth isn’t getting any healthier and I was quite excited to learn about biofeuls a few years ago. Then, on my holidays I read a local newspaper indicating that fossil feuls may be a safer source of energy than biofeuls. Of course, I scoffed at first. But, then this second article on the […]

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