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Josephine Dorado

"9 Minutes" Mobile Game Evaluation Demonstrates Positive Change for Pregnant Women | Ga... - 19 views

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    Positive results of a recent evaluation of the mobile phone game, 9 Minutes, that was produced as part of the "Half the Sky Movement". The game was developed for feature phones commonly used in India and East Africa. 9 Minutes plays out the adventure of pregnancy and rewards pregnant women and their spouses for keeping both mother-to-be and the baby inside her healthy and happy.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Calorie Gallery - Showing you what 200 calories looks like - 4 views

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    Pictures, nutrition information, and even meal planners to assist kids with making healthy food choices.
anonymous

Teachers' Cafe - 3 views

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    Elementary Specialist Ideas. PE, Music, Art. Lesson Plans.
Josephine Dorado

Time Travelers Ep 5 - Quantum Entangled - YouTube - 24 views

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    The award winning series, Time Travelers, is an animated adventure series about the future. The series showcases future careers in science such as geoengineering for alternative energy, nanobiolology and neuroscience for learning and health care.
D. S. Koelling

Helping First-Year Students Help Themselves - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Educ... - 1 views

  • According to a yearly national survey of more than 200,000 first-year students conducted by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles, college freshmen are increasingly "overwhelmed," rating their emotional health at the lowest levels in the 25 years the question has been asked. Such is the latest problem dropped at the offices of higher-education administrators and professors nationwide: Young adults raised with a single-minded focus on gaining admission to college now need help translating that focus into ways to thrive on campus and beyond.
  • Many young adults weren't taught the basic life skills and coping mechanisms for challenging times.
  • The consequences for students who lack those skills have become increasingly clear both on campus and after graduation. At Pitt, where I teach, and at other institutions, student-life administrators have noticed a marked decrease in resiliency, particularly among first-year students. That leads to an increase in everything from roommate disagreements to emotional imbalance and crisis. After graduation, employers complain that a lack of coping mechanisms makes for less proficient workers: According to a 2006 report by the Conference Board, a business-research group, three-quarters of surveyed employers said incoming new graduates were deficient in "soft" skills like communication and decision making.
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  • Parents and high-school educators certainly have a role to play, but college administrators and professors cannot abdicate their role as an influential socialization force to guide young adults toward better self-management.
  • The way to combat the decline in emotional health among first-year students is to offer them opportunities to build such self-efficacy from the start.
  • Teaching interpersonal skills of self-presentation is also essential, as it makes students' interactions with roommates, professors, and professional colleagues flow more smoothly. By following suggestions popularized by Dale Carnegie during the Great Depression—to think in terms of the interests of others, smile, and express honest and sincere appreciation—my Generation WTF students report being happily stunned by more-successful interviews, better relationships with family members, and more-meaningful interactions with friends.
  • While much of my advice seems revolutionary to them, adults from previous generations know that I'm simply teaching a return to core values of self-control, honesty, thrift, and perseverance­—the basic skills that will allow those in "emerging adulthood" to get on with life.
alyssa_calhoun

Google Apps K-12 Lesson Plans using Docs, Sites, and Calendar. - 120 views

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    online lesson using google edu
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    lesson plans from Google spanning all subject areas--of science note, there are plans on geologic time, epidemic outbreaks, scientific method, etc.
Liane St. Laurent

Sheppard Software: Fun free online learning games and activities for kids. - 54 views

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    Great elementary interactive activities for all subjects
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    Great free games for kids
Vicki Barr

Sugar Stacks - How Much Sugar Is in That? - 33 views

shared by Vicki Barr on 30 Dec 09 - Cached
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    A visualization of the amount of sugar in soda, poptarts, fruit...
Holly Barlaam

Project Look Sharp - 4 views

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    "Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College to provide materials, training and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels." Site includes teacher lessons and resources for many different subject areas.
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