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Submitted by Ahmed Bagigah on Fri, 2015-07-24 01:38

Urban Planning and Urban Studies is a profession and study that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient places for present and future generations to achieve a level of sustainability. Planning allows leaders, businesses, and citizens to collaborate and play an important role in creating communities that will improve the lives of the people.

Submitted by Carmel Addae on Fri, 2015-07-24 00:20

An education through music is a program that believes children should learn music as part of the school curriculum. Many advantages music education offers as we know, music education is facing troubling times in our schools because of budget cuts and a growing emphasis on STEM education. Numerous cities are looking to bring back music education as part of the curriculum. Music education improves student perspectives and academic performance.

Submitted by Malik Muftau on Thu, 2015-07-23 22:46

Forecasting the changes that might occur is probably one of the best ways to improve or stay innovative in any industry. Most cities and countries around the world are constantly changing their educational policies to fit the needs of their students. This is usually tied to future labor market jobs and overall economic growth. San Francisco's vision for its school system by 2025 is without a doubt a step in the right direction. San Francisco's approach is aimed at putting issues such as law enforcement gender on a bigger platform in order to change their communities.

Submitted by Panisuan Chasinga on Thu, 2015-07-23 15:07

This is a cartoon from a quote by Richard Feynman, one of the greatest thinkers and most poetic physicists of all time.

This actually has to do with the "artistic-I-only-appreciate-what-I-feel" vs the beauty of science and knowing how things work.

In short, I think science and technology do not have to be bland and subtracting from the quality of being humans if we learn how to use them creatively and productively.

Submitted by Marcina Zaccaria on Thu, 2015-07-23 14:04

This reading made me think of the term, “Action Frames.“ When I received my MFA, we were asked to set a door and a frame to each bit of action. To increase the drama on the stage, we set obstacles that made completing the action more challenging. Creating action within the given circumstances of the play was within the core of the actor on the stage.

Submitted by Evans Frimpong on Thu, 2015-07-23 00:03

Technology is drastically affecting many aspects of society in a positive way, especially education. Students have the internet to access countless amount of information for learning purposes.Technology has eliminated the need for physical interaction, with the introduction of video chat allowing students the option of a virtual study group. Younger students are exposed to computers through educational games and other multimedia forms.

Submitted by Marcina Zaccaria on Wed, 2015-07-22 11:37

When considering the word, I think about formatting and framework. Building is always a challenge. Whether we use bricks, wood, or combine three kinds of materials, building can be a great frustration.

When we look at black and white printing for the page, we consider what will fit. When we look at color images for the screen, we consider what will be appealing over one third, two thirds, or three thirds of the screen. How do we make pictures flow from one to the next in order to get the best meaning across? Are the best ideas two page ideas? How do ideas change over a ten pages?

Submitted by Patrick Williamson on Wed, 2015-07-22 10:27

I am always fascinated by the way that the mind works. From eye-witness testimony to remembering what we had for breakfast, our minds are constantly playing tricks on us that will effect the way in which we remember details, and differentiate our recounts from another person who was at the exact same scene. Life Hacker gives an easy to read breakdown of the phenomenon that our brains go through on a daily basis, as well as some helpful tips on how to improve our memory.

Submitted by Reindorf Kyei on Wed, 2015-07-22 00:31

A foundation is funding NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering a summer program. It consists of both teachers and students learning about robotics, mechatronics, and cyber security. This different attributes numbers of STEM includes Cyber Security for Teachers and others. The NSF Director stated that it is important for them to invest in young students.

Submitted by Malik Muftau on Tue, 2015-07-21 23:29

Identifying the needs of students tends to be one of the biggest challenges facing education. Educators tend to focus on the larger outcome of their teaching strategies and the effect it has on most students in the classroom. However, students have their own individual ways of learning and that requires more than just viewing the classroom from a one sided perspective. For instance, reading is an important aspect of learning. Students’ reading levels provide teachers with an idea of how to make teaching and learning effective for each individual student.