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Fifth-Grade Students Get a Head Start in Tech

By Erin Murtaugh, published on May 20, 2014

...boxes to think logically and will know how to use computers in a powerful way.” He adds, the kids who want to be professional programmers have opportunities to be the top in the field.

Surprisingly, computer programming skills are not readily taught in schools nor part of the basic education requirement. The only opportunity a student may have to learn computer programming is at an after school club.

“Since I want to be a computer engineer, I can say I’ve done code for most of my life,” said Andrion.

At only 11-years old, he is steadily working toward his... (more)

Tags: education, nevada, technology, las vegas, students, volunteer, elementary, after school club, stem career, stem learning, computer programming, coding, stem

Do Atheists 'have higher IQs'???

By Shaun Gibson, published on Oct 19, 2013

I EXPECT THIS BLOG TO FAIL BADLY BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO ADMIT I COULD BE CORRECT!

Now you know me, I am never going to hold back on controversial topics :D Not because I want to cause outrage or anger, but because I love to research, I love to find the truth in things, Sometimes I get it wrong, sometimes I get it right, same as everyone on Earth, in Scotland I am 7/10 clever at best, truly there are MUCH smarter people than me here. I MEAN NO DISRESPECT, If ANY religious people give me a hard time, you are proving my point. Talk to me, debate me, and tell me I am wrong, because... (more)

Tags: religion, education, christian, atheists, smart, religious beliefs, atheism and freedom of mind, billy connolly, intelligence, religion and your mind, religion destroys god, the pe

How to learn like a child and become a genius

By darinlhammond, published on Jul 9, 2013

...pinpointed individual thoughts in the brain, monitoring the precise neural firing of a thought as it lit up the brain. Discoveries like these have allowed vegetative patients to communicate with their doctors after years of silence. All of this amounts to a new era in science, medicine, and education. As we learn more about the function of the brain, we can adapt to most effectively stimulate and nurture minds.

The infographic below by Mentoring Minds captures critical thinking with amazing detail, incorporating much of the new science that has emerged recently. While the... (more)

Tags: education, neuroscience, learning, brain, cognitive science, adult education

Propaganda is not Useful Information

By DKIdea, published on Jun 18, 2013

Within our reality exists some cold hard facts of life. There are just some things that are absolutely true, proven by our own experience, or by the observations of the experiences of others. There just isn't any getting around this. However, there also exists, within the scope of reality, that which is presented as fact...but upon further investigation, doesn’t hold up to the standard of being fact. The most common type of such a representation is a lie. Well...the only type of such a representation is a lie. The only degree of which is how much truth it’s being hidden in...and if that truth... (more)

Tags: education, prison, truth, media, college, african american

The Real Hero

By Rahul, published on Apr 23, 2013

I do love super heroes; in fact I am a big fan of many like the man of steel, the dark night and the web slinger. Their costumes, style and never ending desire to help others are more than enough traits one expects from a super hero. More than a fictional character build as a protector of law and order; they represent or even remain as an idol for the true values of humanity that most of us are only capable of thinking. Can a human being be a super hero, not necessarily in muscle and style but in values, can one uplift the conserved minds in his society by his own life as an example. There... (more)

Tags: education, women, freedom, hero, social just

Travel is Education

By Shane Joseph, published on Apr 9, 2013

Someone told me that with Google Earth, Wikipedia and other instant information tools readily at our fingertips these days, there was no longer a need to travel to foreign places to get a sense of culture, language, food, geography and all the other elements that a trip outside of one’s physical boundaries provide. While armchair travelling has never had it better, I beg to differ with these pundits of inertia.

I recently wrote a novel set in a part of France I had never visited (my travels in that country up to that point had been limited to Paris and environs). With the assistance... (more)

Tags: france, education, novel, travel, cities, tourism, wikipedia, google, costa rica, countries, metz, strasbourg, nicaragua, south africa. cape town

Black Gun Prohibition

By Credo, published on Mar 4, 2013

Banning guns in America has never been a traditional legal practice, yet the sale and the use of guns has always been systemically controlled commencing from the seize {enslavement} of the so called Black population. From the inception of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Black enslavement engendered the Black gun prohibition to ensure Black servitude or a lack of Black empowerment and the right of self protection. The right of any free man to protect himself, his family, his culture and his land was removed from them as a prerequisite of the slave trade’s success.

Due to the policies and... (more)

Tags: education, historical education, political education, gun control laws, black society, citizenship rights

'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education – The Oxymoron

By Alethea, published on Feb 28, 2013

Succinctly put, 'abstinence-only' sex education is an oxymoron. The contradiction being, abstinence-only sex education does not focus on education, but uses fear-based tactics to promote withholding sex until marriage. Key educational features, such as contraception methods, are completely removed from the curriculum, while other states have no mandated sex education at all.

So is sex education needed in the schools? What is the problem?

The deal is that even though US teen pregnancy is at a low (about 35 out 1,000 teen girls will become pregnant), the US still has the highest... (more)

Tags: education, sex, health, pregnancy, school, teen, sexuality, hiv, safe sex, abstinence, abstinence only, sex education

Watch: The Higher Education Explosion and the Chaos to Come

By darinlhammond, published on Feb 18, 2013

Elearning and massive open online courses (MOOCs) represent a fundamental disruption in the continuum of traditional higher education, initiating an unprecedented revolution in education that will induce mayhem before resolving itself into a unique and evolved system.

The new universe of higher education will empower more people across the globe and increase the general level of human intelligence, a democratic system of education that benefits human evolution globally.

Revolutions

In the midst of a turbulent Continental Congress in Philadelphia, 1776, Thomas Jefferson... (more)

Tags: education, higher education, education reform, mooc, elearning, online learning

America’s Brave New World

By Anastasia , published on Dec 9, 2012

...frustrated employers must be, think how frustrated Bill and Melinda must be, when job applicants come along reciting Whitman or Longfellow but know nothing at all about invasive plants or insulation.

Plato and Aristotle and the rest of those all Greek fossils got it completely wrong. Education should not be about encouraging curiosity or developing fully rounded human beings. It should be about indoctrination, streamlining and targeting. The aim should be to ensure that the clones are undifferentiated, all fit for purpose. It’s about ensuring that the ordinary remain ordinary, ... (more)

Tags: education, america, literature, books, schools

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