The affect of video games on children and young people has long been a controversial topic among educators and parents. Although it has long been thought that playing video games promotes idleness and sluggish thinking, new research suggests the opposite. More and more educators are integrating video game use into classroom experiences, and researchers are looking into ways to fine-tune and enhance the learning possibilities of video game play. Here are some of the benefits of utilizing video games in teaching. (more…)
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Looking for work in the skilled trades may also require that you meet additional training or educational requirements in order to qualify for a position as an apprentice or tradesperson. The demand for individuals entering the workforce in the skilled trades is on the rise. Earnings in several fields (i.e. plumbers, electricians, pipe fitters, mechanics, etc.) are comparable to, if not higher than, salaries for those jobs that require a four-year college degree. Employers across the country are having a difficult time finding qualified candidates to fill these jobs, according to a 2013 Manpower Group Talent Shortage Survey. (more…)
Like other politicians who have campaigned for the presidency, Mitt Romney seems to want to have it both ways on certain issues. He says that he is committed to education. He even has a plan for improving public-school education. (A recent article on Yahoo! News does a good job of summarizing it.) But Romney also says that he wants clamp down on most Federal spending. How is it possible to help students without spending some money to fund student loan programs?
Today, bloggers across the country will unite for Japan disaster relief. Below is the article we’ve prepared, but be sure to check out the Bloggers Unite event website as well. All donations made through this event will be matched by the Ogawa family.
When I first sat down to write this post, I was all prepared to write about how to plan a fundraiser to generate funds for the relief agencies that are providing direct aid to the people of Japan. I had even come up with a few, what I considered to be, rather clever ideas for these fundraisers. But as I started to write those ideas down, I began to think of all the students who don’t have the time or resources that would be required. I found my thoughts turning to the images of the people of Japan that I have seen over this past month – not the pictures of incredible devastation, but the images of resilience and kindness that these people have managed to hold on to, in spite of their world being washed out from beneath them. I began to wonder if there wasn’t something much simpler and more long-lasting that students – and everyone else – can do to help in this situation and many others.
Photo by Peter Mottola
The bar of higher education has been set … at an all-time low by the regents of the university system for the State of Georgia. The system which runs all of Georgia’s public universities and colleges, has decided to not admit any illegal immigrants, or anyone for that matter, who cannot show proper paperwork.