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Apple March 8, 2022 Event

Apple announced several products during their March 8, 2022, event. Studio Display Mac Studio iPad air iPhone SE iPhone 13 and 13 Pro color addition Some of the products will...

Eastman files motion for exculpatory information and continuance

In response to the January 6 Select Committee Brief to Eastman Privilege Assertions, Eastman has filed a new motion with the court. A request for the court to require...

February 2022 Employment Report

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 678,000. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent The employment number exceeded forecasts The...

Teaching

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Does Your Baby Read?

Does your baby read? With your Tablet PC? Robert C. Titzer, Ph.D., (from Indiana University) says his baby children read as do other babies who use his system of instruction. I haven't taken time to check out his research. (Yes, I know that some people consider this a scam. Others discuss its merits.) Dr. John W. Oller, Jr., co-author of "Milestones: Normal Speech...

ISTE OUTSTANDING YOUNG EDUCATOR AWARD

This annual award will be presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. The work of the selected educator will reflect ISTE's mission and purpose and can be used to model best practices in the field. Nominations close March 15, 2010ISTE OUTSTANDING YOUNG EDUCATOR AWARD

Twitter Notes to PowerPoint

NESI teachers find Dave Johnson's suggested ways to use Twitter improves classroom PowerPoint presentations. They use: 1. The add-on PowerPoint Feedback Slides to insert student feedback clouds with a presentation. They configure it, so they can moderate feeds before they post. 2. The real-time PowerPoint Twitter Ticker Bar at the bottom of the slide to display the last 10 tweets that match the PP...

Why Teachers Might Fire Themselves

When management changes occur in schools and other organizations, such as at General Motors late last year, most people focus on the new CEO and his or her replacement. More significantly, however, are changes that take place during these changes. Ashkenas (2009) offers this observation about top organizational personnel changes: Unfortunately, the GM situation reflects the reality that most managers become enamored with their...

Retaining Teachers: Teacher Retention, Attrition, and Mobility Studies

LPH has an interesting site that offers empirical research studies about teacher retention, attrition, and mobility. "... in an average school year, approximately 1,000 teachers quit each school day and on an average school day an additional 1,000 teachers migrate from one school to another. On average, a third of the newly hired teachers leave during their first three years; almost half leave during...

Glory and Exhilaration of Genuine Effort

"Most people go through life without ever discovering the existnce of that whole field of endeavor which we describe as second wind. Whether mentally or physically occupied most people give up at the first appearance of exhaustion. Thus they never learn the glory and the exhilaration of genuine effort...." Katharine Graham, quoting from a letter she received from her mother, Agnes Meyer, said that...

AZ law changes way teachers contract with districts

Alex Bloom of the Arizona Republic summarizes legislative changes in the flexibility AZ school districts have with teacher contracts. Districts: 1. Do not have to honor seniority when they lay off or rehire teachers. 2. Do not have to honor the April 15 deadline for notifying teachers of contracts for the following academic year. 3. Can lower salaries for selected teachers. They are not...

NYC Tablet PC Users Increase Academic Performance

A guest post from HP: The HP Innovations in Education grant program has seen some impression improvements in learning following the use of Tablet PCs. Over the past six years, numerous New York City schools have received HP grants, including Steinway Intermediate School, a 2008-2009 grant recipient, which saw student grades increase 8.41 points year-over-year in its honors class following the use of HP...

Professors Teach Economics with Tablet PCs

Two University of the Pacific economics professors continue using Tablet PCs during lectures and assessment of students academic performance. I understand that they appreciate the ease with which they can store and retrieve lecture notes and presentations for classes. University of the Pacific

Assessing Effectiveness of Tablet PC based Instruction

Another source of empirical evidence that Tablet PC instruction is effective: C. P. Mathews and R. Khoie, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Tablet PC-based Instruction,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Southwest Section 2007 Conference, 2007.

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