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Engaging Students in Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Nova: Rise of the Drones)

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“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” - Fran Lebowitz

Perhaps you’ve been lurking in the shadows reading my blog posts on Higher Order Thinking? If so, you’ve done nothing wrong even though the verb sounds creepy. Lurking is a perfectly good thing to do while you way the merits of an online dialog. So we all do it! But there comes a time when you have to fish or cut bait. Here is an idea you might wish to try when are ready to go fishing.



PBS apps feed the mind using iOS Devices

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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the first." - Albert Einstein

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an independent source of information and news. It maintains its independence by means of financial support from individual citizens like you and me. It's programming, in my opinion, is superior to that of commercial media and the program embedded below is a prime example.



Flipping Tip: Explore!

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"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." - Edward Abbey

Wilderness surrounds us with gifts if we only care enough to notice. Even in the city nature is only a few mouse clicks away.



PBS American Experience: Jesse Owens

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Get ready for the Olympics games!

This is the true story of how Jesse Owens humiliated Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics.

These games were held in Berlin and Nazi Germany expected to demonstrate arian superiority by sweeping the events but one American had a different idea.



NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space

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Part 1: The Mystery of the Milky Way (52:55)

You expect great programming from PBS & NOVA and that's what exactly they deliver in this first of a two-part series on the state of the art in astronomy.

The cinematography is stunning on an iPhone with its abilities to display rich vibrant colors in high definition. The sound is truly superior using the built-in speaker but it blew me away when I listened through earphones. The bass of the narrators voice came through loud and clear.



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