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This page is for anything anyone finds that is supplementary to our learning and intriguing at the same. Thanks in advance for contributing!


Proficient and I Know It!


And remember you're awesome!

My fixation with the number 123...

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I've been waiting for this day.

iwastesomuchtime.com

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IB Memes

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Aww...

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We're actually working. :)

Relationship of Ireland and the U.K.

Some background information for Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal:
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Found A Test Prep Site

This sitehas test prep quizzes for AP tests, Psat, ACT, and SAT

Today in Class...

We listened to a Phone Call to the 14th Century.

Like Radiolab?

Radiolab
  • Unraveling Bolero
    This week, we're throwing it back to an old favorite: a story about obsession, creativity, and a strange symmetry between a biologist and a composer that revolves around one famously repetitive piece of music. Anne Adams was a brilliant biolo...
  • More or Less Human
    Seven years ago chatbots - those robotic texting machines - were a mere curiosity. They were noticeably robotic and at their most malicious seemed only capable of scamming men looking for love online. Today, the chatbot landscape is wildly differe...
  • Dark Side of the Earth
    Astronauts at the International Space Station can make one request to talk to an earthling of their choice. For some reason, Astronaut Mark Vande Hei chose us. A couple weeks ago, we were able to video chat with Mark and peer over his shoulde...
  • Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains
    Border Trilogy While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh. ...
  • Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line
    Border Trilogy  While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of f...


How We Do Things Here


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What I found wasting time on Reddit - Willene Willene

Website Usage

There are people all over the world viewing this site:
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Are Smart People Ugly?

You might be surprised to find out the answer. Check it out here.

Lots of Bots

There are some cool "extras" on the WALL-E iTunes download I used in class. One of them is based on an animated storybook called Lots of Bots:
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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity




"Language as a Window into Human Nature" (RSA Animate of Steven Pinker talk)

I found this on Ms. Cohen's wiki and thought it was amusing yet beneficial.


Ragtime Mario

So in class today we talked about a guy who took video game songs that he had never heard and turned them into ragtime. Although this may not be the same guy that Ms. Cohen was talking about, he's still good!
It's the guy! - cohenli cohenli



Drugs, Sex and Coco Puffs

This book is by the same author who wrote Fail. The title is... enticing, haha.

THE THIN BLUE LINE

From The Thin Blue Line, articles about:Randell Adams-http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/us/26adams.html?_r=1David Harris' execution-http://www.txexecutions.org/reports/323.aspSam Kittrell-
http://therecordlive.com/article/Hometown_News/People_and_Places/County_Record_names_Sam_Kittrell_as_2008_Person_of_the_Year/36897
and Errol Morris-http://www.errolmorris.com/film/tbl.html

From Errol Morris's site:
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A good article from Northwestern Law on the aftermath of the film.An excerpt: "In 1988, during a three-day hearing on the motion before Dallas District Court Judge Larry Baraka, Harris recanted. 'Twelve years ago, I was a kid, you know, and I’m not a kid anymore, and I realize I’ve been responsible for a great injustice,' Harris told Baraka. 'And I felt like it’s my responsibility to step forward, to be a man, to admit my part in it. And that’s why I’m trying to correct an injustice.' "

FREAKONOMICS

So, if you really like Freakonomics, I found a Podcast supplementhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=354668519
Here's the latest from the blog/radio show:

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