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Digital Portfolios: Getting Started

Thanks to middle school teacher Jennifer Leung for creating this awesome step-by-step presentation for students on their digital portfolio. There is an embedded Google Presentation and a YouTube video! Mrs. Leung is working on designing flipped class lessons as well as learning how to create screencasts and created these as an example of her learning … Continue reading Digital Portfolios: Getting Started

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A Letter on GMO’s

This is a segment of an email I sent to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren discussing GMO’s …Genetically Modified Organism is an incredibly vague term that is often used to describe crops that have had genes added or removed from them for a specific purpose. A well-known example of this is Golden Rice. Golden Rice is … Continue reading A Letter on GMO’s

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Genetically Modified Organisms, the Step into a Golden Age, or the End of Mankind?

In the past several years, a new technology has arisen known as Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. GMOs are organisms that have had their genetics purposefully changed by humans in specific ways. This is different than selective breeding where the genetics are changed slowly and imprecisely. GMOs are also different because the introduced genetic code … Continue reading Genetically Modified Organisms, the Step into a Golden Age, or the End of Mankind?

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The Science of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease is a genetic disorder caused by an inability to produce properly¬†formed Huntingtin Protein. The day’s functional protein is caused by a series of CAG repeats along one part of Chromosome 4. The altered Huntingtin causes neurological breakdown in the Basal Ganglia and cortex leading to difficult cross-brain communication and motor control dysfunction. The … Continue reading The Science of Huntington’s Disease