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12 useful online services and apps for students

Posted by Jai Halford on Sep 15, 2013 0 comments

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The school year is about to begin, and parents across the country are getting kids ready with new school supplies, computers, tablets, and a few other must-haves. Before you send your student off to high school or even the far away world of college, or before you head off to college, you should sign up for these (or similar) services. They will make learning, studying, and having fun a lot easier. Many of these services are free or have a free tier and several are worth shelling out the extra money for premium access.

Notes and Organization: Evernote Premium ($45/year, $5/month)

Evernote is a powerful (and ubiquitous) note-taking and organizing service that’s perfect for students and studying. The free version offers plenty of useful features and syncs notes across multiple devices from smartphones to computers. H

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Big gift lets Adams 12 replace textbooks with interactive Techbooks

Posted by Jai Halford on Sep 11, 2013 0 comments

THORNTON — Sixth-graders in Lisa Meier’s science and engineering class on Thursday used laptop computers to look up words in an interactive glossary — an easy way to start exploring their new digital textbooks.

Some students read from the laptops and dutifully rewrote the definitions into their notebooks, while others spent time playing and replaying the accompanying video that explained the new science terms they needed to understand as they studied waves.

A $25,000 gift from the Morgridge Family Foundation paid for rights for two years to the digital textbooks, at STEM Launch. The district paid an additional $130,000 to give the districts other middle schools access to the digital books, or Techbooks, as publisher Discovery Education calls them.

All schools in the Adams 12 district have access to the Techbooks. Middle schools are using them mostly in science classes and in some social studies classes. Stu

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Miami’s Jim Larranaga under contract through 2022

Posted by Christian Barton on Sep 11, 2013 0 comments

Jim Larranaga seems set at Miami for the rest of his career.

The Hurricanes’ basketball coach, who turns 64 next month, received a three-year extension in what works out as a nine-year deal that runs through May 31, 2022.

His team won 29 games last season, claiming the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and postseason championships, and advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. He also was The Associated Press’ coach of the year.

“It has always been my goal to compete at the very highest level, so I am fortunate, and humbled, that I will be able to pursue this opportunity for the remainder of my career,” Larranaga said in a statement released Thursday.

As a private institution, Miami does not typically disclose salary terms.

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Massachusetts High Court Weighs Pledge of Allegiance in Schools

Posted by William Bateman on Sep 11, 2013 0 comments

A lawyer for a group of atheist and humanist families argued before the highest court of Massachusetts that a state law requiring public schools to lead daily recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance violates the state constitution.

“This case presents a classic equal-protection situation where an unpopular and wrongly vilified minority faces obvious official discrimination,” David A. Niose told the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Sept. 4.

A family identified as the Does, with parents and three school-aged children described as atheists and humanists, challenged the state law requiring the pledge in schools because of the inclusion of the words “under God.”

The children have not been required to recite the pledge themselves, in keeping with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1943 decision in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette.

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5 Qualities Of A Great Teacher

Posted by Jai Halford on Sep 6, 2013 0 comments

See all 3 photos A good teacher is a friend and a guideSource: Wikipedia Free Images

© Chitrangada Sharan Sept. 2013

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“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

Brad Henry

Teacher’ s day is celebrated all over the world, but on different dates. It is celebrated to honour the invaluable contribution of teachers to the society.

In India it is celebrated on the 5th of September, the birthday of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, a great teacher, philosopher, statesman and former President of India.

A good teacher leaves an impact on a student’ s life and character.

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CIID at Transmediale 2014

Posted by William Bateman on Sep 4, 2013 0 comments

As part of the upcoming Transmediale 2014 related activities, CIIDs David Gauthier and Jamie Allen will be in Berlin for reSource 006.

Friday, 13 September: 13:00-16:00

For this Overflow event, artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present the digital ooze and technological seepage; the leakage of and within infrastructures of electronics and code. The workshop provides opportunities to play with apparatus in code and electronics. These leaks example the advantage making and taking opened when leaks are detected, measured and exploited in information and power systems.

E&H trails in ODAC standings

Posted by Christian Barton on Sep 3, 2013 0 comments

Emory & Henry ranked last overall among 11 schools in the final 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Confer-ence Commissioner’s Cups standings.

As determined by the ODAC Board of Directors, points for the Cups are based on regular-season stand-ings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual sports. Each institution has a total number of possible points it can collect based on its individual sport sponsorship.

Emory & Henry ranked 12th among 13 schools in the standings for men’s sports and was 13th among 15 schools in the women’s standings.

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