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February 28, 2013
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  • 4 tools to expand students' creativity
    Classes and programs that teach coding and computer skills and also provide instruction and opportunities in the arts may not be in place in all schools, but there is an increasing number of other outlets for students to learn more about these subjects, Tina Barseghian writes in this Mind/Shift blog post. She provides a roundup of videos about four innovative programs, including Smarthistory, Black Girls Code, Caine's Arcade and Startup Weekend EDU. KQED.org/Mind/Shift (2/27) Email this Story
  • High-tech tools are front and center in the classroom
    Some teachers in Pennsylvania say part of their job is to keep up with advances in technology and put some of the latest tools to use in the classroom. For example, high-school physics teacher Clyde Qualk recently used an interactive whiteboard and student-produced video during a lesson on acceleration, and biology teacher Jade Leung asked students to use an animation program to create a movie about bacteria. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/25)
  • Other News
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Business 
 
  • Ohio STEM school partners with General Electric
    Tenth-graders attending a STEM high school in Cleveland, Ohio, do so on the campus of GE Lighting world headquarters, which allows students to be matched up with a GE professional for mentoring, digital media producer Mariko Nobori writes in this blog post. She recently visited the campus where she spoke with Gary Allen, a principal engineer and physicist at GE Lighting. Edutopia.org (2/27) Email this Story
 

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

  Trends 
 
  • National survey offers snapshot of math, science education
    Students in grades K-6 spend less time learning about math and science than language arts, according to a recent national survey of 7,800 math and science teachers. Data show that while nearly 100% of high schools surveyed offer biology and life sciences, less than 25% offer engineering classes. The findings also reveal that an equal proportion of girls and boys take advanced math classes, but more girls enroll in advanced science courses. Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog (2/27)
  • Innovation, cheap natural gas drive manufacturing jobs back to U.S.
    The U.S. is regaining manufacturing jobs because of the availability and price of natural gas and the country's leadership in innovation, writes DSM North America President Hugh Welsh. "For the first time in decades, several key economic drivers have created a competitive advantage for the U.S. that will encourage corporate strategic decisions on capital allocation and acquisitions for generations to come," he writes. Business Insider (2/27)
 
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He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
--Francis Bacon,
British author and statesman



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