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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...

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Blogger Writes Building a Professional Learning Community

Bill Ferriter offers a quick summary of his and coauthor Parry Graham's new book "Building a Professional Learning Community at Work: A Guide to the First Year." Congratulations, Authors, for a noble effort!What you’ll see if you decide to pick up a copy is that we’ve started each chapter with the story of Steve — the fictional principal of Central Middle school —...

Backpack Journalism and Documentary Film Making

Join the webcast about how Tablet and other mobile PCs as well as handheld devices have launched a new era of backpack journalism and documentary film making. "The convergence of emerging technologies, and the increasing financial pressures faced by all media outlets, requires graduating journalists to have a wider skill set to be marketable. As a result, journalists are not only reporting the news,...

7 School Stresses We Create for Ourselves

Steve Robak asks, “Now, how much (of your) stress do you think is self-imposed? What, no hands? Well, I’m not surprised, but you may be in for one.”He lists 7 workplace stresses we create for ourselves and suggests ways to overcome each stress. He talks straight. No soft peddles or personal growth therapy talk here. Check out his responses to these points. 1. Not...

Teachers’ Conflicts of Interest Ration Learning: NESI Conversation 11

This 11th conversation with Dr. W.E. Doynit describes how teacher choices can result in conflicts of interest and other “schoolhouse corruption” that reduce student learning. It details use of the learning code as part of academic performance management with and without Tablet and other mobile PCs. Key Words: ALBA, applied learning behavior analysis, aLEAP, conflicts of interest, learning analysis, learning code, learning efficiency indices,...

Good Time to Teach

"Odd as this may sound, (the middle sixties) was a wonderful time to be teaching. Students were interested, grade mania and the resulting grade inflation had barely emerged, the curse of political correctness had not yet paralyzed deans and department chairs and corrupted faculty. ..." Hillerman, T. (2001). Seldom disappointed: A Memoir. New York: HarperCollins, pp. 263-264.

Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary

A PayScale Salary Survey data show that engineers and scientists fair better financially than liberal arts bachelor's degree holders. Yet, salaries of English majors exceed earnings a decade ago. Clearly, earning capacity varies across schools as well as across popular majors of alumni. This survey indicates that schooling's competitive and based on students's choices of schools and majors. Applicants appear to select their potential...

Classic Education in the 21st Century Revisited

I'd like your feedback to the following revised comments about classic learning in the 21st Century. It's a summary for general readers of education foundations. Certified teachers have at least had exposure through professional preparation exercises to references containing this content. These notes are for another project. I'll post more information about it later. Please consider these points as you read: Do you recognize...

Tablet PCs at UNC Chapel Hill

The Carolina Computer Initiative continues to feature their Tablet PC Case Study. It shows uses for teaching and learning. The pilot included participants from the School of Public Health, School of Education, School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences.Instructors used the tablets in a number of ways: - Annotating slides and skeleton notes during class; - Performing paperless skills evaluation; -...

11 Reasons Why a Tablet PC is Better

Check these uses of Tablet PCs in class lessons when compared with boards, projectors, etc. - No need to erase to keep going.- Can go BACKWARD and answer dangling questions. - Can archive and share my presentation after class. - Can easily incorporate rich media into my classroom. - Can more easily overlay annotations on images. - Have a million colors at my fingertips....

Online Science Awareness Tool

Faculty of 1000 Biology is the next generation online literature awareness tool that highlights and reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on recommendations of over 2300 selected leading researchers. It is run by scientists for scientists and provides a rapidly updated consensus map of the important papers and trends across biology. A must-monitor reference for PreK12 teachers seeking...

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