Jenn Gilgan guided her students to explore their connections to countries around the world through their family heritage or the clothes in their closet. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Creating Stories of Global Connections
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … urine, not chlorine, causes itchy eyes in pools. Dive in! … how we talk about teachers, and why it might be worth it to pay them $100,000 … or more. Stay tuned to TeachingCenter for details. … how “sushi” children … Continue reading 15 Things We Learned This Week!
TECHNOLOGY Researchers at IBM have demonstrated the most advanced integrated circuit made of graphene—a two-dimensional “wonder material” that could revolutionize electronics. (BBC) Use our materials to see how scientists are experimenting with graphene and other nanomaterials. Discussion Ideas The scientists profiled in the BBC article are creating a new type of integrated circuit. What is an integrated circuit, and how is this one different? An … Continue reading Chip Off a New Block
BUSINESS China has some of the dirtiest air in the world, but a large share of the country’s pollutants are generated in the manufacture of goods destined for countries like the United States, according to a new study. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the global “trading game.” Discussion Ideas The new study profiled in the Nat Geo News article puts China’s … Continue reading Is China’s Air Pollution Really ‘Made in China’?
BUSINESS 3D printing technology “will do for physical objects what MP3 files did for music,” says an upcoming legal article. Industries from medical-device makers to auto manufacturers will have to respond. (New York Times) Use our resources to better understand intellectual property, counterfeiting, and piracy. Discussion Ideas One legal expert quoted in the NY Times article says 3D printing technology “will do for physical objects … Continue reading Will 3D Printers Bring 3k Lawsuits?