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4 months ago
During our first weekly brown bag discussion, we talked about the recent college admission scandal. We touched on some of the issues affecting public schools including how to deal with students who have disciplinary problems. We decided to focus on student discipline as the sole focus for the following brownbag. As part of the preparation for the discussion, we watched an interview of a retired public teacher
I have been a social media user for some time now. However, I never thought one of my professors would use social media (i.e. Twitter) for review a day before the exam. It was very helpful as many people participated, asked questions and it was a perfect way to study for an exam. In this 
Social networking platforms has made communication a lot easier. It also has a detrimental effect on young people’s mental health, according to a
One of the primary concerns regarding technology use in the classroom is whether it further widens the divide between high and low-income students. A recent survey by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent research lab, wanted to gage the thoughts of low-income parents on their children’s technology use and whether it has any impact on their learning. The researchers found that around 80% of parents believed technol...
One of the hardest choices I’ve had to make in my life (only 18 years of it) thus far is picking a college to attend this fall. For many, like myself, a college degree is a must. However, others should think twice before investing in higher education. In many parts of the world, the price of higher education is rising. Between 1968 and 2008, the tuition net fees rose in America from $213,000 to $590,000 for men, and from $1...
The doom of higher education seems aggregated. A recent the survey conducted by New America, a think tank, found that Americans still have favorable views of a college degree, they agree it has value. However, 1,600 American adults participated in the survey. Three-quarters of the participants think it’s easier to succeed with a college degree. Fifty-one percent believe there are many well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. Based on t...
2 years ago
I'm sure we've all recently encountered someone spinning a small toy. This toy is called a fidget spinner and the craze has infiltrated schools across the country. Fidget spinners have a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun. They are very easy to play with, carry, and it’s cheap. It recently became a top seller on Amazon. Fidget spinner is a type of relieving toy that was created in 1993 by Catherine Hettinger but was initially rejected by a major toy company called Hasbro. 20 years later, another one was created to help the students with autism, an...
In America, most professional athletes usually gain their notoriety through school. Superstars such as Tiger Woods (Stanford University), Michael Jordan (North Carolina), and Tom Brady (Michigan) gained their first taste of spotlight at their respective colleges. Therefore, it is safe to say that most athletes therefore understand the importance of education. Lebron James, who was drafted straight out h...
As I begin to prepare for college this Fall, I will probably become one of the 28% of all students across the country who enroll in at least one online course. The possibilities and options for learning will continue to grow as more universities continue to increase their online offerings. For years,...
One of the unfortunate experiences of online encounters is harassment and abuse from followers and “friends”. According to a recent report by the Data & Society Research Institute and Center for Innovative Public Health Research found that close to 50% of all American have experience some sort of online harassment or abuse. In their report, the researchers broke online harassment into three categories: digital harassment (e.g. being called offensive names) invasion of privacy (e.g. being hacked or impersonated) denial of access (e.g. technical attacks that overwhelm a de...