Tag: health

Representation

Model PhotoshopThis lesson used to be part of a unit which was dropped from the Year 7-9 ICT Course due to time constraints. However, the content is so powerful that I decided to include it, not as a unit, but as a single lesson. The aim …

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Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_specter_the_danger…

In an age where we rely so heavily on technology, more and more people are starting to doubt and deny the science that underlies it. In this fascinating¬† talk, Michael Specter discusses the danger of such denial. Examples include the supposed link between autism …

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No Impact Man

http://noimpactman.typepad.com/

Colin Beavan (a.k.a No Impact Man) dedicated a year of his life to trying to reduce his environmental impact to zero. He stopped taking taxis, trains and elevators, only ate food grown within 250 miles of his home, left the power grid, stopped buying …

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Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food

http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/everything-fast-food/

This interesting visualisation paints a picture of fast food as an unhealthy yet profitable industry. A good tool to encourage students to think critically about the companies they interact with everyday.…

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Google Maps + Swine Flu

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=106484775090296685271.0004681a37b713f6b5950&ll=32.398516;-107.885742&spn=18.503807;35.332031&z=5&source=embed

This is really interesting; but the source of the data needs to be questioned very carefully! There are some good classes to be built around this idea of not simply believing everything that is on the web.…

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