Monthly Archives: October 2012

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, a 15 year-old girl from Pakistan is one of my heroes. She is an outspoken advocate for education for girls, and because she took this courageous position, she was nearly killed by gunmen from the Taliban on October … Continue reading

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Empathizing with South Sudan

On Tuesday, October 16, students enrolled in a class called The World in Which We Live got to spend more than an hour talking and empathizing with Nyuol Tong, a Duke University junior from South Sudan who is starting a … Continue reading

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Bringing South Sudan to life (pre-visit)

In about two hours, Nyuol Tong, the son of a village chief from the newly formed country of South Sudan will talk with a group of 12 students in a class I’m teaching, called The World in Which We Live. He’s a … Continue reading

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Getting a new computer! (from China)

Eight days ago, I went online and ordered a new learning machine (computer) from Lenovo. It was assembled in China, and should arrive at my door, via UPS, any time now… Here’s a six-minute Google Earth video I made that … Continue reading

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The Electoral College: an interactive experiment

Here’s an experiment in collaborative learning — let’s see how many students from around the country we can get to add their questions about how the Electoral College works to this shared Google Doc about the Electoral College. One student … Continue reading

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