August 20, 2017

Online Schools vs. Brick and Mortar: What Does the Future Hold?

I recently heard an excellent podcast (audio recording) “Getting an Education on the Internet,” Sept 22, 2009 regarding online schools vs. traditional brick and mortar schools. Although the talk was focused on Higher Ed (college), I felt it an applicable discussion for all Education in general. …

Without a radical change to our entire capitalistic society, I don’t think K-12 teachers need to feel threatened about technology replacing them. Instead, I recommend they embrace and utilize it to make their already difficult lives a lot easier.

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Is Technology a Threat to Our Education?

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

Watch this video…

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Why I Taught Four-Letter Words to My Children

“I know a lot of words,” she explained. “Would you like to hear about some others?” She listed several more four-letter words and offered to give the etymology of each one.

I didn’t explain that Dorothy Jr.’s erudition was part of an experiment of mine to see whether knowledge of taboo words could erase their black magic. If my kids learned the story of individual “foul” words, would they seem so foul when it came time to use them?

It’s not that I wanted potty-mouthed offspring. On the contrary, I wanted my kids to rise above foulness. Rather than be shocked or victimized by the crude language the permeates our culture, I wanted them to become connoisseurs of language.

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Brilliant New Game for Adults & Kids – Cut the Rope

Cut the Rope rivals Angry Birds, without the fanfare.

This was a mind challenge for any age I put in front of it. It required Problem Solving skills and a utilization of basic physics.

This is a great “break” between Home School classes, or for the coveted “Computer Break” you might give your school kids. It is innocent and challenging.

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“Quality” of You – a Telling Super Power

“By their works ye shall know them.”

This can be good or bad, but it’s a truth.

I gravitate towards people who are really good at what they do. What makes them really good is that they put their true selves into their work and it shows.

A long time ago I delved into the meaning of the word “quality” and I discovered something very interesting.

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Guest Blog – Science for Youth: What is Energy Flow

Tweet   We welcome our Guest Blogger Ron Seagal, the President of “True Education Solutions.” Ron has a number of informative articles and services for Home Schoolers and Educators.  Here is one of them: Part II – Energy Flow Defined

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Knowledge and Power Seekers Website – Videojug

Tweet Parents, Students, Home Schoolers and those just seeking knowledge! A website exists with over 60,000 FREE somewhat professionally-produced ‘HOW TO’ videos and guides. It claims to provide expert solutions and step-by-step advice on all topics under the sun. It had something for each topic I searched for.

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Finally! Super Power of Space Exploration from Home

“Terapixel gives you the ability to take a virtual tour of the cosmos from your living room.” Dr. Brian McLean Observatory Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute

Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to create what they say is the largest seamless, spherical map ever made of the night sky, as well as a true-color, high-resolution map of Mars that users can explore on their computers in 3D.

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Media Inspired Super Powers: Children’s Technology Review

Hello YouthMUSE Fans and Home Eductators!

I have been out for most of the summer doing Educator training and working at my new digs The Delphian School in beautiful Sheridan, Oregon.

I am back on-line and will start to send you a few new sites and ideas for inspiring your children.

My first link is to the website Children’s Technology Review.

Children’s Technology Review is a monthly PDF newsletter — modeled in the spirit of Consumer Reports — designed to summarize products and trends in children’s interactive media. There is no advertising content, in any form.

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Super Powerful Educational iPad Apps for Kids

Attention Home Scholars and Home Schooler!

Attention astute Parents who subscribe to the philosophy “join them” rather than “fight them” when it comes to using technology to forge a child’s education ahead.

The iPad is not just for business and entertainment; it has fantastic educational application for your kids to grow their Super Powers.

Here is a list of a few of these iPad apps recommened by our guest blogger, Melissa Taylor.

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Free On-Line Academy for Super Power Skills

Parents, Teachers, Kids: Would you like to view over 2,200 10-12-minute digestible FREE videos designed to tutor kids and adults alike on different subjects such as K-12 math, biology, chemistry, physics and even some finance and history?

Well, you Khan!

The “Khan Academy” is a not-for-profit site with the goal of improving education and giving a FREE education to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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A Super Computational Knowledge Search Engine for Super Heroes

Any Super Hero in training requires some form of super computer and knowledge base. However, each of our powers may vary person to person, and only a few of us thus far can tap into the “brains.”

We need not only a knowledge base, but also a computer that will do calculations and compare data for us less accessible minds.

Do you wish you had a search (but computable) engine specially designed alike for educators, parents, students, engineers, scientists, and economist? Not to mention the everyday any-age researcher simply curious about the world at large? Now there is!

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Super Heroes Recognition – Find Your Team!

“Pupils are more like oysters than sausages. The job of teaching is not to stuff them and then seal them up, but to help them open and reveal the riches within. There are pearls in each of us, if only we knew how to cultivate them with ardor and persistence.” Sydney J. Harris – “What True Education Should Do” 1964
¹Ardor: great warmth or intensity, as of emotion, passion or devotion. …

At first, I felt a metal or at least patch is in order for every year a good teacher puts in. Now, the more I think about it our “patch” is alive; it is standing on 2 feet (most of the time), and talking up a storm! What it says and does reflects your attitude, ability, and effectiveness as a teacher.

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