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Coconut Oil Treated With Enzymes May Prevent Tooth Decay Coconut oil may be the latest craze in the foodiesphere, but it could also function to prevent cavities, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland found that enzyme-treated coconut oil -- similar to what would happen to coconut oil after it's been digested -- was able to stop the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. The finding, presented at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn conference, could lead to a new approach to dental care products, study researcher Dr. Damien Brady said in a statement.

Connecting Classrooms 'Connecting Classrooms prepares children to take their place in the 21st century,' says Karen Noble, Head Teacher, Juniper Green Primary School. Watch UK and Nigerian teachers benefit from gaining understanding of other countries’ education systems and become better equipped to teach about global issues, while improving their own teaching and curriculum. Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme, which offers: How to Start Licensing Your Art (and Why You Should) Painting by Natasha Wescoat licensed to Murals Your Way When I began as an artist, I was really enjoying the experience of selling my work directly to people. It was so much more exciting than hanging it on a wall in a gallery. Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map (see upper right map buttons). The visitor can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms.

The Parlour at FG Press Last month, the startup community in KY was fortunate to have entrepreneur turned investor Brad Feld visit. Brad has been instrumental in building the startup community in Boulder, CO. He is a partner at a VC firm called Foundry Group and is a co-founder of TechStars. Brad spent 3 days in the commonwealth giving several talks about building successful startup communities, hanging out with local entrepreneurs, and mentoring some local startups. Brad gave a total of 5 talks during his visit to KY. Below are videos of each of his talks:

Why does Virgin Coconut Oil Crystallize and Become Solid? Dr. Bruce Fife a.k.a. “Dr. Coconut” answers two of the most often asked questions about coconut oil. I have purchased the same brand of coconut oil for many months. Normally the oil is very creamy and smooth. All Aboard the Connected Classroom! Edublogs Teacher Challenges One of the most popular host and destination for teacher blogs has compiled a series of simple, ten-step professional development challenges to help you build a following: Start off with the “Build a PLN” (professional learning network) challenge to see how you can build a following through blogs and Twitter, and... ...then bring it back to your class with the “Blogging with Students” challenge and see how to help your class connect with others around the world Edutopia's Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014 The fine folks at Edutopia have compiled quite a collection of resources to get you connected and learn about DIY professional development. Google Connected Classrooms

Email Marketing for Artists: The Ultimate Free Guide - Online Marketing for Artists - How many times have you had someone tell you that they “love your work but can’t buy it right now?” What do you usually do? Tear off a piece of paper and give them your email address & phone number? Give them a flyer & a business card? Do you immediately ask them to sign up for your mailing list so that they can hear more about your work in the future? That’s what Michael Whitlark started doing four years ago, and it was the beginning of his career taking off.

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. Google Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store provide many supports to students with learning challenges. Chromebooks allow students to access curriculum while avoiding their triggers.

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10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future?

@moburns - Me too. I think it's a great "site" (it's much more than a site). I try to get as many people as I can to check it out. Glad you're part of it! by the_third_man Nov 30

I agree. I've made a number of loans through them and really love what they do. :-) by moburns Nov 29

A great site to help those in need who in turn help to build their own communities. by the_third_man Nov 29

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