99 NEWS FOR 2/13/12
SLU EDUCATION SCHOLAR SAYS TECHNOLOGY'S NOT GOING AWAY; EMBRACE IT—Donald Mesibov told us last week as his students were facilitating group discussions at Potsdam Central School that parents and teachers should use technology to their advantage, not be intimidated by it. One point made in discussions around the tables was that students needs to speak, write, and communicate more effectively to be successful and competitive; that they spend too much time on Facebook, texting and being silent behind a computer. Mesibov says the same criticism erupted when the calculator came on the scene decades ago; math teachers for the most part embraced it and now incorporate it into their lessons. He says the same thing can be done by teachers assigning students tasks that require the use of Google and other sites to get information they must then read, write, and speak about.
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STATE SENATOR JOE GRIFFO SAYS SEIZED COUNTERFIET JACKETS, BOOTS, HATS ETC. SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE NEEDY—NOT DESTROYED
19-YEAR-OLD DAKOTA MIDDLEMISS OF NORFOLK ARRESTED AND JAILED AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY DROVE A CADILLAC HE STOLE IN A MASSENA MALL PARKING LOT SPEED CONTEST
64-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM HOCKLER OF OGDENSBURG EJECTED, HURT IN AN SUV ROLLOVER FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON BLACK LAKE ROAD
37-YEAR-OLD ADAM MAUGHN OF POTSDAM ARRESTED, JAILED SATURDAY ON MULTIPLE FELONY DRUNKEN DRIVING RELATED CHARGES
JOHN SENESE OF MAHOPAC, NY; 19 PICKED UP BY POTSDAM POLICE ON AGGRAVATED DWI AND OTHER COUNTS AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY DROVE ACROSS A SIDEWALK INTO IVES PARK AND THE MAIN STREET PARKING LOT SATURDAY
John Mittelstadt—85—Parishville. Services 11am Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours Wednesday 2-4, 7-9pm with Masonic service at 2:45pm.
Bessie Lawrence—94—Canton. Services today at 2pm at O'Leary Funeral Home, US Highway 11, Potsdam.
Gaylord Baxter—90—Massena. No services or calling hours; arrangements are with Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.