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Solar Panels Dangerous? Or Power Industry Propaganda?

Solar Panels Dangerous? Or Power Industry Propaganda?

I recently had a good look at the shingles on my house, and unfortunately, it looks like they need replacing. But then I got to thinking, perhaps, since I have to do work on the roof anyway, this might be a good time to investigate solar energy. What’s really neat is there is a great source of solar panel and off-grid information right in my backyard – SolarPanel.ca is located in Wabamun, AB, very close to where I live. I…

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Surviving Teaching

Surviving Teaching

It’s natural that as education theory progresses, teachers have to learn, adapt, and make changes to their instruction. Just one example – as curriculum and resources implement principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), teachers obviously need to adjust their lessons and teaching techniques accordingly. Most teachers know this comes with the territory, and happily exercise their professionalism in putting in the extra time that is needed to make sure their students are getting the best instruction possible. However, teacher-time…

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Sustainability Articles at Scientific Explorer

Sustainability Articles at Scientific Explorer

Scientific Explorer has some of the best science writing on the Internet – if you aren’t following this blog, you’re really missing out. Each article has many interesting tidbits nestled into intriguing reading. Recently, Scientific Explorer has gone on an ecological journey, and written great articles on Ecotourism and Birding. There are some very neat stories and videos you can share with your students about sustainability, ecological awareness, and invasive species: Ecotourism: A Personal Evolution Purple Martins: One Man’s Journey…

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