Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: A great time to remind ourselves of all the good things in life. A great time to spend precious time with friends and family.  And always a great time to learn. To look back and learn from our successes and our failures. Embrace them all and keep doing what’s right and noble. History teaches […]

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What’s your Thanksgiving Score?

Read on and take the test. Do you want to study first? Choositoooooooooooooooo! Don’t forget to pick your level.

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If a website is published as a book, is it then more reliable?

Nothing will ever be the same. Every assumption we have about what is reliable information  is now challenged.  We tell our students not to believe everything on the web just because it’s in print.  And this is correct.  Why? They ask. Because anyone can write on the web, we say. True, again. It will take […]

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Big Hero 6: 21st century superheros are STEM nerds

Big Hero 6 was a delight.  Based on Marvel book comic characters,  this is the story of Hiro,  who is taken away from wasted genius gambling on street bot fights to a fun and diverse group of young scientists. His brother draws him to the exciting world of science and technology labs in academia. Hiro […]

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How to get rid of ads

During the past three years I spent a lot of time in classrooms with teachers and students using Choosito to help them find good resources for their projects. As you know, Choosito displays no ads.  There are many websites, however, including sites you can find in Choosito’s Library that have tons of ads. This is because […]

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Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble

William Shakespeare

The unreasonable popularity of scary

  Every year around Halloween, I take my kids to a Halloween store to pick a costume. Every time I find myself surrounded by skeletons, scary masks, vampire costumes, fake blood, grave stones, evil laughs, screeching doors  and other scary sound effects, I shake my head in disbelief and wonder why we like this “stuff”. […]

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