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Searching for Scale Free Values: A TED Talk

Publicado 6 de diciembre de 2014 no picture Grace O

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Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a TED talk about education. As a student, I found it extremely rewarding and interesting. I thought I'd share the TED talk of Steve Brown, the Founder and CEO of Ignite Channel, with you! What drives your passion and motivates you? Why do you do what you do? Most answers, whether it is good grades or a higher salary, trace back to man’s seemingly innate pursuit of money, power, and status. Steve Brown contends that these values have...


Education in the 21st Century

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One major problem facing education, besides making it available for everyone, is having it evolve to fit the needs of an ever changing world. We can't have schools using the same methods they used decades ago, it won't apply! We live in a world connected by the Internet, we should use this connection to educate the masses!


Politico: Online Education Run Amok

Publicado 1 de diciembre de 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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Private companies want to scoop up your child's data. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/online-education-run-amok-113208.html#ixzz3KeamYUiV

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By: Caitlin Emma Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless to stop the flood of personal data about teenage students from flowing to private companies, thanks to loopholes in federal privacy laws. Universities and private companies this fall unveiled a slew of free, open-access online courses to high school students, marketing them as a way for kids to supplement t...


Is Online Education the Answer?

Publicado 30 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One of the things we discussed at the South Jersey UN Day at St. Joseph High School was Education (Subtheme B). In Subtheme B one of the solutions to the problem of reaching every child was using the magic of Online Education to give access to children in developing nations. Everyday more and more receive access to the internet. (This site offers an estimate of how many users have access.) But this Politico article begs to differ. One of the arguments raised is the protection o...


Why learn how to code?

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Have you ever wondered what it is, behind the screen of your computer? How have we, people, managed to create these beautiful and useful applications or websites? If you haven’t, you definitely should. In this article I want to speak about coding and why I think it is an essential skill in the 3rd millennium. First of all, the importance of coding lays in the advantages knowing how to code brings to somebody. To begin with, it makes your job prospects seem more encouraging. Cod...


Code Like a Girl !

Publicado 29 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Yosr Jouini

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Through few years now, I had some experience in helping kids with their school subjects such as English or Math as a volunteering task or simply to save some pocket money. However, this time things were slightly different. In the beginning of summer, my neighbors’ seven-year-old daughter, “Hiba”, asked me to teach her how to use her new tablet and some computer basics as well. And, I was glad to accept, so we set up a schedule for our sessions. In fact I accepted this task fo...


Free to Learn

Publicado 28 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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"Free to Learn: A Radical Experiment in Education", A Documentary by Jeff Root & Bhawin Suchak. "Free to Learn is a 70 minute documentary that offers a “fly on the wall” perspective of the daily happenings at The Free School in Albany, New York. Like many of today’s radical and democratic schools, The Free School expects children to decide for themselves how to spend their days. [...] For over thirty years in perhaps the most radical experiment in American edu...


Let's Look to the Future of the Environment As Well

Publicado 25 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Shivani Gupta

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In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan took over 10,000 lives in the Philippines, leaving the island country devastated. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 killed about 19,000 people and released nuclear radiation into the soil. These recent weather disasters can be explained by global warming. In fact, recently severe climate events are the result of weather change that is being caused by human activities. Global warming is characterized by an increase in temperatures, which causes...


Teaching Salaries

Publicado 25 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Shivani Gupta

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When we ask children the question what they want to be when they will grow up, we get: doctor, lawyer, engineer, scientist...but teacher? A career that is synonymous with budget cuts and layoffs? In the United States, teaching has never been considered as a prospective career, which has adversely affected America’s educational system and international rankings. For example, in the most recent OECD International Student Assessment Test, American students ranked 25th in math, 17th...


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