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Teaching young children about electronics is difficult. If you are a parent that isn't knowledgeable about electronic circuits, you feel like you have to study before teaching, and if you are a parent that is knowledgeable about circuits, you have to try and balance all that you know a...
By MollyJust What is a MOOC anyway? MOOCs are massive open online courses. As opposed to traditional courses that have tuition and limited enrollment, MOOCs are free and open to the masses. How are MOOC’s structured? The large numbers associated with MOOCs mean that instructors can not...
Katie, a memo pad or a calendar with a day or a week-at-a-glance feature are the precise ways to tell children what they must do without teaching them skills that will make them lifetime learners. It is no wonder that so many children say "no" to a technique that makes no sense for the...
I've been here before. I remember my first time. I was happy to know the teacher wanted to work with me, but then I went to the meeting and it was horrible. I decided my child should be present, expecting we were ready for solutions. Instead, I sat stunned as she told me how horrible a...
My 16-year-old granddaughter has been fairly conscientious about grades and homework up until this year. She got her driver’s license back in January and we watched as her A’s and B’s dropped to B’s and C’s by the time she finished the tenth grade. Now she’s a junior and she’s bringing...
10-year-o1d in the fourth grade has an attitude problem and isn't following teacher's rules or writing down things she tells him to write down.
On a typical school day we begin by telling our kids to, "Hurry up and eat breakfast or you'll be late for school." Then we end the day by reminding them, "Hurry up and get cleaned up, brush your teeth and get your pajamas on because it's time for bed." During the time in between, o...
The other day I asked somewhat tongue-in-cheek whether Tom Friedman had ever visited Silicon Valley. Today, I’m wondering if Lady Greenfield has ever used a social networking site. The professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford and the director of the Royal Institut...
Although the world market for e-learning is estimated to top $52 billion in 2010 (in 2007, revenues exceeded the $17-billion mark in the US alone), it’s still quite hard to find good resources for education and training in the Web 2.0 space. It seems that so far, the e-learning indus...