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There’s so much news to report that I had to summon the help of my son. 

On this beautiful Earth Day it was nice to read, via the ResourceShelf blog, that the USPS is going green – somewhat – with its Mail Back program.

"The “Mail Back” program helps consumers make more environmentally friendly choices, making it easier for customers to discard used or obsolete small electronics in an environmentally responsible way. Customers use free envelopes found in 1,500 Post Offices to mail back inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players – without having to pay for postage." 

-There’s still time to chat on Edtechtalk’s Earthcast 2008 –  This is intended to be a 24 hour long conversation about the health of our planet. We hope to have participants from around the world moderate an hour long conversation. (via Mark Ahlness’ blog) 

-Congratulations, Doctor Jenny! See why, here.

-The Teaching For The Future blog has tips, links, and resources on how to reach relunctant readers.

-To all those in the public speaking domain, here’s a site that takes you Beyond Bullet Points. (via the Genuine Curiosity Blog

Ladies, READ THIS! The Washington Post is reporting that "for the first time since the Spanish influenza of 1918, life expectancy is falling for a significant number of American women." (comes via The Education Wonks blog)

A GREAT book by Doug Johnson- you don’t have to buy- but years ago I did – is now available for free!


  1. Dave LaMorte says:

    Thanks for the Link! Let me know if you think I’m ever off base or where I need to go deeper.