September 19, 2014

Why Common Core – Friend or Foe?

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This infographic was shared with me to shed light on why some system, like “Common Core” was needed for American students. I thought it well done and it does shed light on why CHANGE was needed. Now, whether or not all of its parts and workbook questions are sane is another debate. But, I think you can see from these statistics, that an overall change was required. The question now becomes: Where do we go from here?

There More Than One Way In This World To Be Educated

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“Why I hate school, but love education,” is in incredible Spoken Word performance that is packed with truth so beautifully told.  Thank you Sulibreezy; Everyone needs to hear for just as many different reasons.  

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Determine My Future

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A powerful and beautiful video founded on solid truth. Either video version below ( prezi-like presentation or video)  is created using the same Spoken Word. If you have never seen this, break out the tissue.  

Join The Debate — Behind the Common Core Standards

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It doesn’t matter whether your child or grandchild is being home-schooled, in private school, in public school or other –these standards will affect his/her entrance into college, their necessary entrance tests scores, and even the classes they take within college. This :40 minute video is a VITAL watch.  You will see interviews from some of […]

Can You Apply Academic Learning and Teaching Theories to a Homeschool Situation?

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As part of my Masters of Education, I took a Teaching and Learning Theories class. I wanted to see what a homeschool scenario would look like if you applied leading Academic Teaching and Learning Theories from Education Psychology to it. I learned how to make my first screencast, video and prezi with sound. Admittedly, it’s a bit rough, but I’ll get better.

Even 79 Year Olds Can Have Superpowers

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Don’t tell me you don’t want to be Paddy at age 79? You know you do with whatever talent is yours. No matter your age you can still be spectacular and beautiful and amazing.

Hack Your Body To Have Superpowers – for Realz

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I am becoming a real fan of the Forward Thinking group. Smart – Real – Possible. Take a look at this video showing actual science behind body-hacks for superpowers.

Is Technology a Threat to Our Education?

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Adaptive Tutor Software — Personalized Learning — Matrix Brains — what does our future have in store for us?

Watch this video…

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Child Care Center

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YouthMUSE thanks our guest blogger Erika Schmidt and her insight into Child Care Centers:
“Have you ever envisioned your child in the future?

What would he be like or where would he be?

It is quite a challenge for every parent to establish that future. However, there always is a start for every success you wish your child to achieve, and it all starts in Child Care Centers. “

“Out of Touch” – The Alternate Universe of Minecraft

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I’ll get the usual lecture: “I’m out-of-touch with reality, no child should waste “all day” playing video games.”

Talk about a waste—she’d lost an hour of her short life in useless slumber while I had built an entire village from dirt to dome, enriched an economy, created cathedrals and manufactured my monuments.