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NBCNews.comHow to build your own LEGO Mars rover CuriosityNBCNews.comTwo weeks before NASA's Curiosity rover lifted off for Mars last fall, one of the engineers who helped build the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft launched his own attempt...
"Connected learning is a necessity in this digital age. More and more of our students learning, attention, and access to information is taking place outside of classrooms and through online networks and exchanges. Connected learning, however, can help them cultivate the skills necessary for fulfilling adult lives and careers and that formal instruction alone could not afford."
It is amazing 'how our kids and students are using their mobile devices. Sometimes I wonder how life would be for them without these gadgets. As a teacher advocating the use of technology ( including the mobile one ) in education , I feel good about the dexterity with which our learners hande their mobile devices but I also have some serious caveats as to how much time should our students and kids spend on this technology. I don't like to sound pessimistic but I am afraid there should be some limits or to put it mildly , an adult supervision should be exercised.
At the newest high school in Plano, Texas, a lesson on Hurricane Katrina could look a lot like this: Students would study the science of weather patterns, review the historical impact of the 2005 natural disaster, and read personal stories from...
A little-watched board that operates out of the General Land Office cast a vote last week leaving public schools $300 million short — and the lawmakers who put that money into the 2012-13 budget scratching their heads.