3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups.
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45 Years of Wal-Mart History: A Technology Time Line CIO CIO — Sam Walton's self-described distrust of computers didn't keep him from building his company into a global leader of information technology innovation. First Wal-Mart opens in Rogers, Ark. With more than 125 stores and $340.3 million in sales, Wal-Mart leases an IBM 370/135 computer system to maintain inventory control for all merchandise in the warehouse and distribution centers and to prepare income statements for each store. Electronic cash registers in more than 100 Wal-Mart stores record point-of-sale (POS) data to maintain inventory. Wal-Mart builds a companywide computer network and deploys a system for ordering merchandise from suppliers. Wal-Mart sales top $1.2 billion, making it the first company to reach more than $1 billion in sales in a mere 17 years.
Deep Web Search - A How-To Site Where to start a deep web search is easy. You hit Google.com and when you brick wall it, you go to scholar.google.com which is the academic database of Google. After you brick wall there, your true deep web search begins. You need to know something about your topic in order to choose the next tool. Tornado in the Library: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker The weather was bad on the way to school. On the car radio the announcer said the conditions were right for a tornado. In the middle of math class the tornado sirens sounded.
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Offshoring ... benefits the consumer' 'Offshoring ... benefits the consumer' Many CEOs believe philosophically in offshoring — the practice of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries where labor costs are cheaper — but few have been brave enough to publicly say it. Being in favor of exporting jobs is radioactive. Enter Uwe Doerken, 45, who stepped down last year as DHL's executive chairman after leading its globalization efforts for 13 years. DHL is a package delivery company known for its yellow planes, trucks and envelopes. It acquired Airborne in 2003 to launch an invasion of the USA and challenge UPS and FedEx in one of the world's hottest industries.
See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country's Most Visited Website It's a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country's most visited websites. An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires--but we already kind of knew that. 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and millions more use it for entertainment. Did you know that you may not be using Google search to its full potential? Here are 20 tips and tricks to maximize your search efficiency. 1. Use the tabs What is Blended Learning? A quote from the former US Secretary of Education The goal of blended courses is to join the best features of in-class teaching with the best features of online learning to promote active independent learning. Blended courses are courses in which a significant portion of the learning activities have been moved online, and time traditionally spent in the face-to face (FTF) classroom is reduced but not eliminated. Using computer-based technologies, instructors use the blended model to redesign some lecture or lab content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, self-testing exercises, simulations, and online collaborations. There is no one model for blended learning.
Arimidex first-line treatment for breast cancer in postmenopausal women Arimidex is a front-line treatment for postmenopausal breast cancer in women, slowing its growth in advanced stages and treating the spread of the disease to other parts of the body. Arimidex is also able to increase testosterone levels in men, by reducing excess estrogen in the body. Arimidex breast cancer treatment combats the kind of breast cancer that thrives on estrogen. It is an adjuvant therapy, in other words it is used in addition to primary treatment to reduce the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer returning. It can be prescribed along with other drugs to treat the early stages of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. As an adjuvant therapy, it is in the same company as chemotherapy drugs, radiation and targeted therapy.
Flattener #5: Outsourcing Globalization has been brutal to midwestern manufacturers like the Paper Converting Machine Co. For decades, PCMC's Green Bay (Wis.) factory, its oiled wooden factory floors worn smooth by work boots, thrived by making ever-more-complex equipment to weave, fold, and print packaging for everything from potato chips to baby wipes. But PCMC has fallen on hard times. First came the 2001 recession. Then, two years ago, one of the company's biggest customers told it to slash its machinery prices by 40% and urged it to move production to China. Last year, a St.