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PowerMyLearning Connect Collaborate with teachers in your school Engage families in the learning process Mix and match educator-curated activities Design your own flexible playlists Provide targeted professional development 12 STEM Resources for Teachers According to the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) Coalition, there are 26 million STEM jobs in the U.S., comprising 20% of all jobs. By 2022, there will be 9.2 million new STEM jobs in the U.S. Despite the need for these workers, only 45% and 30% of high school seniors are prepared for college-level math and science courses, respectively. As the American K-12 system continues to look for ways to boost student interest and aptitude in STEM learning, technology is playing an increasingly pivotal role.

The Colors Of Success: Rewarding Positive Classroom Behavior « Teacher Blog Maintaining positive behavior in a classroom is one of the most important things teachers can do to enhance student learning. Early in my career, I developed a system for rewarding positive behavior that I have used successfully for 12 years. My students know what it means to be responsible, respectful, and focused, and they work hard to exhibit these behaviors. Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain The article, “Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life,” by Amy Owen and colleagues at Duke University represents an important advance in our growing understanding of the relationship between the brain and religion. The study, published March 30 in PLoS One, showed greater atrophy in the hippocampus in individuals who identify with specific religious groups as well as those with no religious affiliation. It is a surprising result, given that many prior studies have shown religion to have potentially beneficial effects on brain function, anxiety, and depression. A number of studies have evaluated the acute effects of religious practices, such as meditation and prayer, on the human brain.

Data repositories - Open Access Directory From Open Access Directory This list is part of the Open Access Directory. This is a list of repositories and databases for open data. Internet Catalogue If you think you are beaten, you are; if you think you dare not, you don't; if you like to win, but you think you can't it's almost certain you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can. "DON'T QUIT" Author Unknown Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners Activating Strategies Purpose: To activate students' prior knowledge through the use of engaging strategies designed to focus learning Cognitive Strategies Purpose: To provide a structure for learning that actively promotes the comprehension and retention of knowledge through the use of engaging strategies that acknowledge the brain's limitations of capacity and processing. Summarizing Strategies

The gargantuan mountain of cash that separates the rich from everyone else Below (center pic) is a diagram representing the different annual income levels of all Americans in stacks of cash. At the very top are the super-rich (see the tiny box?). At the bottom are the poor and the 'middle-class' (see the little box in the lower corner?). Everything in-between is inhabited by various ranks of millionaire. Notice the little pink block at bottom left in the left-hand image?

Open access journals Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica TurcicaActa Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica (AOTT) publishes diagnostic, treatment, and prevention methods related to orthopedics and traumatology and original studies in related disciplines. Contributions may be in the form of clinical and basic… Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica BActa Pharmaceutica Sinica B (APSB) is a bimonthly journal, in English, which publishes significant original research articles, rapid communications and high quality reviews of recent advances in all areas of pharmaceutical sciences — including… Addictive Behaviors ReportsAddictive Behaviors Reports is an open-access and peer reviewed online-only journal offering an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of research in addictive behaviors. The journal accepts submissions that are scientifically sound on all forms of…

Closed Captioning in Google Slides Making Google Slides More Accessible with Closed Captioning Increase the accessibility of your presentions using Google Slides’ native Closed Captioning (CC) feature. Just as microphones in classroom are a boost to a range of students, not just those with hearing impairments, being able to see text to reinforce what a presenter is saying is a great way to help all students process information from slide shows. So you want to learn about flipped learning? Gone are the days when we would see students carrying stacks of books as they walk to their next class. In today’s modern times, students do not need to lug around as many textbooks and notes as before. Instead, they read their day’s lessons from the PDF files on their phones or laptops. Additionally, they may be using PDF tools to make their life a little bit easier during their educational journey.

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