Friday, March 30, 2012

Episode 130 - New and Old, Deep Sea Challenge and Civil War Links

It’s Friday, March 30th, 2012 and welcome to episode 130 of Tech Talk for Teachers. I’m Tom Grissom and I’m Cindy Rich

Welcome Cindy

Thank you

Well, this time I thought we’d talk a little bit about some of the new things going on in the world as well as some of the old so this will be a mixture of new and old

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Kind of pulling it all together

And, we always spend a lot of time talking about primary resources, and one of the things I always like to do in my classes, in fact all my classes I start off with an in the news segment. So just kind of paying attention to what’s going on in the world, you know. And this week, the one thing that caught my imagination in things that were going on, and in my professional learning network on twitter, this is how I found out about it a lot of people talking back and forth. But this week James Cameron broke the solo dive record.

That was amazing.

And what he did was he did a submarine dive to the Marianas Trench, the deepest place in the ocean, over 7 miles deep, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around how deep that is.
That’s what you and I were talking about, how long it takes to get down there.

Yeah, and that’s as deep as it is that jet airplanes fly.

True, I had never thought about that

And it’s kind of this alien type environment, and you can kind of compare it to space, to outer space because you have some of the same challenges of extreme environments.

And it’s amazing how much we don’t know about the bottom onf the ocean and all that, and I think that’s a very exciting area that we’re gonna start seeing more exploration of that’s gonna be great in a classroom.

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