Technology Value and Use – MOOCs

MOOCs are increasingly popular among technology users of all ages. Take a peek at this fascinating infographic on MOOCs for some insightful statistics: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1302/Eig1302.pdf     ******

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Celebrating Winter Holidays around the World (Wide Web)

Winter is upon us (well, even though temperatures outside in many areas dip in to the teens, technically the winter solstice does not begin until December 21).  So with winter almost here, children of all ages (and that includes high school students) are eager and excited for the winter holidays. Are you looking to hit […]

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K-12 Meets MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)

If you have not had the opportunity to learn about and work with a MOOC, now is the right time to take advantage of advancing your learning in a digital environment that works with your schedule. What is a MOOC? Massive Open Online Course is any free course available in an online university environment with […]

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PEDs on Planes

You are on the plane, settling in to your seat when the announcement is made: At this time, we request that all mobile phones, pagers, radios and remote controlled toys be turned off for the full duration of the flight, as these items might interfere with the navigational and communication equipment on this aircraft. We […]

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A Look through Google Glass at the Future

Last week was an exciting one for tech fans across the country. Google released prototypes of Google Glass to a few lucky thousand who completed a short application, and paid $1,500. If you are not a tester, do not expect to use Google Glass anytime soon. Testers had to sign a contract which forbids sharing […]

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Let’s Play with STEM

Last month we familiarized ourselves with the organizations that support and drive the STEM efforts in the K-12 realm. The amount of resources available to educate, advise, and train teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields are impressive and meaningful.  The future of this nation will rely heavily on the innovation and problem-solving […]

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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Across the K-12 spectrum, schools have been turning their focus towards the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math realms. U.S. students continue to lag in these fields when compared to other leading nations (read the recent New York Times article that discusses this national concern). Commonly referred to as the STEM fields, students at all levels […]

Rocking the SAT Writing Section Essay

With three SAT test dates coming up (March 9, May 4, June 1), high school juniors feel the pressure while keeping up with regular busy academic and extracurricular schedules. Hopefully students have had the opportunity to explore the variety of free tutorials and practice tests offered online in order to prepare for this mega, almost […]

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