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2014-03-06 23:31:38

A 2011 New York Times front-page story sparked a cascade of global attention looking at why Silicon Valley’s top technology executives were sending their children to a school without computers. The new documentary film Preparing for Life produced by Waldorf School of the Peninsula in conjunction with Paul Zehrer of PotentialSF, picks up where that story left off – talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the...

2014-02-27 23:28:45

Cisco volunteers contributed to enhancing STEM education through building the nonprofit's 500,000th learning kit. This milestone, which comes during a time of increasing demand for the kits, signifies their popularity and the effectiveness of hands-on learning for math, science, and other STEM courses. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 RAFT, (Resource Area For Teaching) the San Jose-based nonprofit organization committed to teaching the next generation of thinkers and innovators...

2014-02-21 23:24:35

AT&T Florida has contributed more than $400,000 over the past four years to provide applied learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math for students throughout the state in partnership with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations with a goal increasing interest in STEM careers. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Understanding how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers can be a critical component for engaging...

2014-02-12 23:04:07

eChalk has appointed Jessica Kimelman to lead their next phase of educational technology development. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 eChalk has appointed Jessica Kimelman to lead their next phase of educational technology development. “We are thrilled to welcome Jessica to the team,” says Torrance Robinson, Chief Product Officer of eChalk. “She brings a unique blend of product management and hands-on classroom experience that will help us target our next phase of product...

2014-01-24 08:23:22

Technology and the web have created new 'freedom to learn' for both teachers and pupils School change beginning to happen more quickly and easily TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report published today by leading education academic Professor Michael Fullan, reveals a greater partnership between teachers and students that is beginning to happen naturally as a result of increasingly pervasive technology in schools. This partnership connects learning with each individual's...

2014-01-22 23:24:02

Educational publisher Teacher Created Materials (TCM) of Huntington Beach, CA, is excited to announce that Kevin J. Davies has joined the organization as Vice President of Digital Strategies. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Educational publisher Teacher Created Materials (TCM) of Huntington Beach, CA, is excited to announce that Kevin J. Davies has joined the organization as Vice President of Digital Strategies. Kevin spent the past 14 years building and growing a digital...

2014-01-22 11:27:06

The level of development of countries has a direct influence on the education system. By way of example, it is clear that the investment that countries like India and China have made in education over the last few years has had a direct influence on their economic progress. The commitment that Finland made some time ago has also had repercussions on its economy. By contrast, in western countries increasingly less public money is being devoted to funding higher education. For this reason and...

2014-01-21 23:29:32

Resource Area For Teaching, headquartered in Silicon Valley, and New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning have joined forces to benefit STEM teaching for educators and students. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) and The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are collaborating to bring complementary resources together to support educators who use Progressive Math Initiative (PMI®) and Progressive Science Initiative (PSI®). Now the time and...

2014-01-21 10:58:57

Struggling to remember information presented months earlier is a source of anxiety for students the world over. New research suggests that a computer-based individualized study schedule could be the solution. The study findings show that personalized review helped students remember significantly more material on a tests given at the end of the semester and a month later. "Our research shows that data collected from a population of learners can be leveraged to personalize review for...

iPads Boost Learning In The Classroom
2013-12-05 04:36:27

[ Watch the Video: iPads Can Be A Useful Classroom Tool ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s not exactly an app for it, but according to researchers, the iPad can actually help some students learn science. The tablet computer apparently helps students better grasp some nuances of science better than traditional classroom instruction. This is according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. One example of how the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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