More from TED Talks

I mentioned back in a February post that there are interesting streaming videos from TED Talks, a convention featuring speakers from various fields at the intersection of technology, education and culture. Since then, I have visited the site many times and discovered more fascinating videos. Here is another short list highlighting seven videos I found thought-provoking and would like to share with you:

There are dozens of other discussions worth listening to, but it really depends on your curiosity and attention span to find the ones that “speak” to you. Good luck searching for your serendipitous rewards, and thank you for stopping by.

© 2008 henry toromoreno

Summer Reading Lists Updated

We just updated the links on the Summer Reading Lists Page for all grades at the High School. We’ve also added two new links, “Social Studies Summer Reading” and the “Classical Academy Summer Reading“. To view the actual lists, you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader as the documents are in .pdf format. If you don’t already have the Acrobat reader, you can download it here. If anyone is interested in providing feedback and/or commentary regarding any of the reading lists, there will be a meeting held at the Haverhill Public Library on June 18th at 1:30 pm. We hope that some teachers can make it; as for the rest of you, enjoy your summer and make the most of your reading time.

© 2008 henry toromoreno

Garbage Island

Have you ever heard of the large collection of garbage floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Some have reported that it may cover an area twice the size of Texas! Sounds like an urban myth, doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, “garbage island” is a very real phenomena. I first heard about this a year or so ago and it was recently featured on a weekend program called news to me. I have also discovered a web-site that has a twelve part series covering an expedition out to “garbage island”. Beware that there is some rather salty language as the crew literally talk like sailors. Visit here to see more and thank you for stopping by.

© 2008 henry toromoreno