Outstanding video poem on Digital Identity, brilliantly performed and created. A message we all, including myself, needed to hear and heed.
In the good old summertime, it is perfect for catching waves along the Coast, splashing in pools when the temperature rises or feeling the burn from biking across country. What pleasures the outdoor brings!
Summertime is also the ideal time for study.
No, this is not an attempt to ruin anyone’s summer vacation. You see, almost every-activity in life has an educational bent if you look for it. Positive experiences broaden our horizons and even improve our reasoning ability.
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.
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.
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!
I would often ponder the dramatic differences in eagerness and ability to learn in children. I could find no consistent variable except that generated by the child himself. Did he WANT the education and find it valuable to achieve his life goals?
In truth, education belongs to the child. What he learns, what he accomplishes, how well he succeeds is ultimately up to him. The responsibility is truly his.
The old adage, “You can lead the horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” is valid for 7 and 70-year-olds alike, especially when it comes to education.
That it makes us fat is something we take for granted. That it might also be making us sick is harder to accept. … Read the article and see the U-Tube Video, I linked it.
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” Thomas Jefferson
Tweet Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” I am preparing a lesson in Genius and Creative Problem Solving for school. After putting together the basic concepts, I realized you, the reader, might also want to refresh your memory on the steps taught or at least used to solve basic or complex […]
The child tunes in to life and learns at breakneck speed. Mimicking what he sees and hears – he plays tribute to the old “Monkey See; Monkey Do” adage. If the child were raised by wolves, he would howl in the wind and walk on all fours. But unlike the monkey and wolf, children are not animals. … It is the same with manners. Have you ever met a beautifully behaved child? A child who says “please” and “thank you,” a child who is considerate of others, who is a delight to be with? Without a doubt, the people around such a child are polite to him, treat him with respect and grant him importance.
Can you teach your child to think like a genius? Yes, that’s capital Y-E-S.
But before we push children into the realm of genius, it would be good to look at what it means to be a genius.
Most people equate geniuses with high I.Q. but that is the last definition in Webster’s college dictionary. And the World Book Dictionary lists that definition as specific to psychology.