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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sign up for Discovery Education Childhood Nutrition Webinar

Do you eat with your children 7 nights a week?  Do you eat with them 1 night a week?  Are your mealtimes more of a battle over what to cook, who will eat what, or what's for dessert than it is a family time filled with encouraging, relationship-building discussions?  Would you like to discover healthy nutrition tips for your dinner time?

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This seminar is one-hour long and is intended for educators, teachers, and parents!

Bring In The FBI To Make Sure SAT Testing Is Secure

The recent arrests of students who hired other students to take their SAT tests has sparked an investigation, involving the FBI. Colleges rely heavily on the results of these type of standardized testing to decide upon college and university admittance. Making sure the testing is fair and secure is important.

What do you think? Are there holes in the testing security system?

Read more in this article from Education Week:

Education Week: SAT Hires Former FBI Boss to Review Test Security

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Facebook Law for Teachers in Missouri Heating Up

Facebook is a very popular site. In fact, it is the most popular Googled site on the internet. It is not only helpful in sharing friendships, but in building business, networking, and can be used for educational advances. However, Missouri has made a law prohibiting school teachers from friending their students on Facebook.

The law was met with argument. Many claim that Facebook can be used as a learning and tutoring tool that is needed and helpful. When used properly, by responsible teachers, it can be a wonderful connection that builds a teaching/learning environment.

Of course, when not used properly, it could lead to disaster. What do you think? Read more here:

Teachers, Lawmakers Grapple with Law Restricting Contact With Students - St. Charles, MO Patch

Thursday, October 6, 2011

EdWeek: Apple's Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a brilliant man, who changed the world of technology (many say for the better). Do you own an Apple? Do you enjoy your iPhone? Maybe you use several learning apps available. Many schools are now using Apple tablets for learning. What do you think?

For detailed information about education and about Steve Jobs (who passed away yesterday after suffering from pancreatic cancer), visit:

Steve Jobs: Education Technology Pioneer

And, for more educational wrap-up news, visit:

EdWeek Update: Apple's Steve Jobs, Education Technology Pioneer