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Nigel Robinson

Draw It Live - 118 views

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    "Draw it Live is a free application that allows you to work together with other people to draw in real time. You simply create a whiteboard and share its URL to allow other people to join in.

    No password is required, and no special plugins are required."
Nigel Robinson

MyWorld | A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students - 113 views

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    MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students aims to teach students essential digital literacy skills through simulating their favourite online experiences.
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    I was hoping this would be a free online tool but it's actually a licensed product. It still looks very promising though.
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Snip.ly - 80 views

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    Snip.ly is a new service for clipping and sharing parts of websites. The idea is this; when you want to share just a portion of a webpage with someone you can now highlight the text you want and share it.
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Warning for Food Colorings to Be Considered by F.D.A. Panel - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • The hearings signal that the growing list of studies suggesting a link between artificial colorings and behavioral changes in children has at least gotten regulators’ attention — and, for consumer advocates, that in itself is a victory.

    In a concluding report, staff scientists from the F.D.A. wrote that while typical children might be unaffected by the dyes, those with behavioral disorders might have their conditions “exacerbated by exposure to a number of substances in food, including, but not limited to, synthetic color additives.”

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ADHD: It's the food, stupid | Grist - 2 views

  • The study found that in 64 percent of children with ADHD, the symptoms were caused by food. "It's a hypersensitivity reaction to food," Pessler said.
  • But Pessler's study indicates that up to two-thirds -- or 2 of the 3 million children currently medicated for ADHD -- may not need medication at all. "With all children, we should start with diet research," Pessler said.
  • After three years on Ritalin, children were about an inch shorter and 4.4 pounds lighter than their peers, according to a major study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2007.
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  • There are a multitude of credible scientific studies to indicate that diet plays a large role in the development of ADHD.
  • there are two factors at work in this study: One being the allergic reaction to the actual foods themselves and the second being a possible reaction to food additives, or combinations of food additives, found in industrial foods. Both certainly could be at play in the results of this study, although the discussion of Dr. Pessler's study thus far hasn't addressed the latter issue.
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In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many - NYTimes.com - 29 views

  • In a sentiment no doubt echoed by news organizations everywhere, an MSNBC editor acknowledged that the four-missile picture was initially welcomed with open arms. “As the media editor working the msnbc.com home page yesterday, I was frustrated with the quality of a fuzzy video image we published of the Iranian missile launch,” said Rich Shulman, the network’s associate multimedia editor. “So I was thrilled when the top image crossed the news wires.”
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      Is hasty journalism going to continue to reduce the quality reporting? If a skilled graphic designer manipulated an image used by the news media could it be detected?
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