Studying people who live or climb that high offers insights into how the body works – and how it doesn’t in cases of illnesses that deprive the body of oxygen, including congestive heart failure and sleep apnea.
Mike Rowe, widely-known from the hit TV show "Dirty Jobs" and a series of Ford commercials, appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday to discuss his efforts with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in challenging "the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.”
The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) recently launched a site, called EdReady.org, designed to help students measure college math readiness and prepare for placement exams, such as COMPASS, or the ACT and SAT, using NROC’s vast library of free, online video and interactive lessons.
"When I was in high school, I had no idea what jobs were even out there, apart from the basic list of doctor, lawyer, teacher, police officer, etc. How can I help my students explore their options more thoroughly than I did? Do you know of any good career resources I can point them to?" [...]
Lawmakers in Arizona are poised to expand a controversial education program that lets parents divert state funds to virtually any school option they wish. The program does far more than a traditional school voucher system. Here’s how it works: the ESA program transfers money the state would normally pay for a child to attend public school to a private bank account. Qualifying students are given a debit card and have the freedom to spend the money on education-related expenses which include everything from tuition at a private school to books for home-schooled students.
So you have a child in High School or Middle School. Have you ever wondered where to connect online? Believe it or not there are TONS of quality places for older students to connect online. Online homeschool communities offer all sorts of learning and socialization opportunities.
Out are obscure vocabulary words, mandatory essays, a deduction for incorrect answers and the 2400-point grading scale launched in 2005. In are questions that demand more analysis and familiarity with a narrower range of subjects as well as a return to the longtime 1600-point scale.
TED Talks just launched the TED-Ed Clubs program last week, to encourage kids to develop and communicate their passions by creating their own Ted Talks.
Anyone over 13 (with adult facilitators) can start their own club. Sounds like a great fit for homeschool co-ops wanting to teach and develop public speaking skills. Click on the "TED-Ed Clubs" link in the article for more info.
If you’re looking to learn about personal finance from scratch, these are the four sites that I find myself recommending most of the time. All of them are wonderful resources. They each do a great job of spelling out the specifics of many basic personal finance issues and questions.
The CK-12 Earth Science for High School Teacher's Edition complements the CK-12 Earth Science for High School FlexBook® resource covering different types of landforms on Earth, map projections, and the use of ...