37 Websites For Teaching Kids About Money and Finance Students today have no idea how important it is for them to learn about money and finances. They'd be surprised to find out that they could easily amass one million dollars by the time they retire if they would start investing and saving right now while they are still in high school. This type of class should be mandatory for all students, so that when they are out on their own they will understand how to balance their own checkbook, and make sound investments in the stock market. If you teach personal finance, I hope you can use some of these wonderful resources. Fantasy Stock Market- get $100,000 in fantasy money to trade and compete against other traders. ($$) Jumpstart.org- the Jump-start coalition for personal financial literacy offers the following on this site: money management basics; money math, kids, cash, plastics and you; 101 financial lessons; money management tips every college student should know.
Berkeley Explains Exactly Why It Chose Google Over Microsoft Wikimedia Commons and Google The University of California at Berkeley just decided to move off its old email system. It chose Gmail over Microsoft's Office 365. Usually, the decision-making process that goes into such a choice is shrouded in secrecy. But Berkeley decided to be transparent, and published a matrix explaining the pros and cons of both solutions. In basic terms, Cal decided it could get Google Apps up and running faster and for less money.
‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration For centuries, this is how science has operated — through research done in private, then submitted to science and medical journals to be reviewed by peers and published for the benefit of other researchers and the public at large. But to many scientists, the longevity of that process is nothing to celebrate. The system is hidebound, expensive and elitist, they say. Peer review can take months, journal subscriptions can be prohibitively costly, and a handful of gatekeepers limit the flow of information. It is an ideal system for sharing knowledge, said the quantum physicist Michael Nielsen, only “if you’re stuck with 17th-century technology.” Dr.
World Economic Forum-Talent Mobility Good Practices - Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth Talent Mobility Good Practices – Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth, prepared in collaboration with Mercer, is based on 55 case studies from around the world. It shows concrete actions that organizations – including companies, governments, academic institutions, and non-profit entities – have implemented to address talent challenges. Among the case studies, the featured solutions to these problems are varied, ranging from shaping academic curricula to better meet an industry’s talent needs to training underskilled workers for employment. The report concludes with recommendations on how individual stakeholders can advance successful collaborative talent mobility practices.
The Ultimate List of Children's Projects, Crafts and Activities. 1- Make a Teepee for the backyard Here's a great project for the kids that will keep them entertained for hours! For instructions on how to build a simple Teepee click here 2- Build a sandpit If you have children and you have a backyard, then you really are obliged to build a sandpit.
PowerPoint Archive Instructions: If you are using Internet Explorer clicking on the links will display the show within the browser window. Or you may right mouse click on the link choose Save Target As... or Save Link As... to download the PowerPoint (.ppt) file. This is recommended if you plan on using or modifying the show for your use. Some of these shows have sound, movie files and background CD music as part of the presentation. However, many of these sounds are not embedded within the presentation. To get these sounds and movie clips to run the show within PowerPoint right click on the sound object icon and choose edit sound object to find out the file name. The 48 Laws of Power Background Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history. In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers. Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment. Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky. However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War. Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power. He would note this as the turning point of his life.
Crowdfunded science projects site launches Fund me, please Petridish.org is proud to announce that today it has launched its first class of crowdfunded science and research projects. On Petridish, science-lovers can connect directly with cutting-edge researchers to help them launch new projects and make exciting discoveries. Now, anybody can be a part of science history by backing a worthy project. The projects range widely across discipline and include submissions from Astronomy, Biology, Climate Science, Geology, and Ecology. They are:
Be a Better Global Collaborator - Amy Gallo - Best Practices In today’s globalized world, it is essential to know how to collaborate with people from different cultures. While this used to be the case primarily for country managers and those taking on overseas assignments, it now applies to all managers. But exactly how does one learn to become a better global collaborator? What the Experts Say Learning to navigate widely varying business practices is far from straightforward. “Global leadership is much more complicated than leading people like you,” says Mansour Javidan, the Director of the Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management and author of “Making It Overseas.” Fortunately, more people are doing their due diligence these days.
How to Make a Mini Flyable Hot Air Balloon with Candles: 9 steps Edit Article Edited by Greenpogo, Flickety, Tom Viren, Sondra C and 110 others Have you ever wanted to make your own hot air balloon and watch it gracefully float away into the night sky? It's easier (and cheaper) than you might think! Books and Resources for Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is an important event for students and teachers and there are some fabulous resources available for use in the classroom and the library. We have collected our favourites to share with you. PlantYourPoppy.org This simple and easy to use website allows your students to plant a virtual poppy online and share a message about thoughts, feelings or stories they might wish to tell for Remembrance Day.
"Time Crystals" Could Be a Legitimate Form of Perpetual Motion The phrases "perpetual-motion machine"—a concept derided by scientists since the mid-19th century—and "physics Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek" wouldn't seem to belong in the same sentence. But if Wilczek's latest ideas on symmetry and the nature of time are correct, they would suggest the existence of a bona fide perpetual-motion machine— albeit one from which energy could never be extracted. He proposes that matter could form a "time crystal," whose structure would repeat periodically, as with an ordinary crystal, but in time rather than in space. Such a crystal would represent a previously unknown state of matter and might have arisen as the very early universe cooled, losing its primordial symmetries. Wilczek describes his work in this article and in this one coauthored by Alfred Shapere of the University of Kentucky, that he posted on the physics preprint server, arXiv.org, on February 12. He and Shapere showed that a material could have zero total energy yet still be in motion.
We Paid for the Scientific Research, So Let’s See It The agencies must submit plans to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy within the next six months that will apply to both peer-reviewed scientific papers and digital manuscripts and supporting data. Under current procedures, much of the federally financed research is published in scientific and medical journals that can cost thousands of dollars a year for a subscription and $30 or more for an individual copy. That is simply too much for many people and small businesses to afford.
Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential I just read the Kindle edition of “Net Smart,” written by writer and critic Howard Rheingold. The book provides a thoughtful analysis of some major theories and discourses about the “always on” era, while at the same time giving new insights and practical advice about the literacies we need to thrive in this environment. I’ve followed Rheingold’s posts and videos for some time now, attended presentations, and participated in some of his courses.