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LAUSD’s The Science Academy STEM in North Hollywood: Where learning is anything but conventional

Ethan Katz is programming an augmented reality sandbox to project images onto sand using various height levels to create mountains and valleys. “I’m learning about coding the language of the computer itself and how to use sonar to measure,” Katz said. He’s 13. That’s right. A 13-year-old eighth-grader, already talking like the aerosapce engineer he wants to be when he grows up. Katz and his peers at The Science Academy STEM Magnet in North Hollywood have much to be proud of. For the second conse...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Katz, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Nigel Peake, Science Academy, Vineland Avenue, East Valley High School


Quote of the Day - Education Edition

Victor Davis Hanson from his recent speech Two States of California (worth your time BTW):When I went in (to the California State University system) in 1984 as a professor of Classics, the remediation rate - that was a fancy term for those who are admitted into the CUS system, the largest university system in the world, well over a quarter-million students - was 32%, and the graduation rate in four years was 51%. When I left 23 years later the remediation rate was 55% and the average for SIX ye...
Tags: Guns, Education, California, United States, Usc, Ucla, University Of Tokyo, Kevin, CSU, Victor Davis Hanson, California State University, California California, Tough History Coming, Stanford University Last, London Times Higher Education, CalTech Number


#3quotes from Bruner

Photo by Crabchick on Flickr In my #3quotes series I have been citing directly from the texts of education thinkers, because it is important to apply ideas and theories in context. Too often, writers cite from theorists using secondary sources instead of delving into the original texts. In this post I will featuring direct quotations from legendary American psychologist Jerome S Bruner, whose work focused on the psychology of learning, pedagogical methods such as instructional scaffoldi...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Education, Boston, Scaffolding, Teaching, Ross, eLearning, Harvard University Press, Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Social Constructivism, Crabchick, Jerome S Bruner


Sebastian Thrun initiates aggressive plan to transform Udacity

“I’m a fighter.  I believe in our people, I believe in our mission, and I believe that it should exist and must exist.” Sebastian Thrun is talking animatedly about Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup that he co-founded nearly eight years ago. His tone is buoyant and hopeful. He’s encouraged, he says over an occasionally crackly phone call, about the progress the company has made in such a short time. There’s even a new interim COO, former HP and GE executive Lalit Singh, who ...
Tags: Google, TC, Asia, Europe, Hollywood, Ge, Education, China, Tech, CMO, Hp, Banking, X, Canada, Middle East, North America


Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ‘spend five hours or more a day on social media’Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits.More than a third of teenagers spent at least three hours a day on social media, with a fifth devoting at least five hours to the activity, researchers found. Those who were on social media for three hours or more daily were most...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Education, Sleep, Children, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Britain, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing


For many Southern California students, two languages (or more) are better than one

In Maritza Bermudez’s home, the goal has been to speak Spanish as much as possible. But starting next school year, Korean will be thrown into the mix. Bermudez, who lives in Anaheim, is enrolling one of her children in a Korean/English language immersion program – the first of its kind in Orange County and part of a growing trend throughout Southern California. “We know it’s going to be challenging,” Bermudez said. “But being trilingual is being a step ahead.” First grade teacher Cindy Murgu...
Tags: Politics, Milan, News, Education, Abc, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, Local News, Orange County, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Anaheim


Organizations petition state to ban job, education criteria when setting auto insurance rates

Consumer Watchdog and a host of community organizations are urging California insurers to stop imposing higher auto insurance rates on low-income drivers with less education. In a news conference held Thursday in Santa Monica, the groups announced they have petitioned California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to ban the use of occupation and education to set auto insurance premiums. The petition describes that criteria as “thinly veiled surrogates for wealth, ethnicity and race.” “Millions ...
Tags: Business, Education, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Farmers, Discrimination, Consumer Watchdog, Santa Monica, San Gabriel, GEICO, California Insurance, Ricardo Lara, California Department of Insurance, Farmers Insurance


18 Classic Myths Explained with Animation: Pandora’s Box, Sisyphus & More

Greek myths have an incredible shelf life. We may not retain all the players’ names or the intricacies of the various plot lines, but the creative punishments the gods—Zeus, in particular—visited upon those who displeased them have provided modern mortals with an enduring shorthand for describing our own woes. Tempted to sneak a peek inside a lover’s diary? Take a teeny swig from the liquor cabinet whilst housesitting? Go snooping in your teenager’s Internet history? DON’T DO IT, PANDORA...
Tags: Google, College, Life, New York City, History, Pandora, Animation, K-12, Literature, Facebook Twitter, TED Ed, Sisyphean


Robin Hauser’s Film Bias at the Boulder International Film Festival 2019

Amy and I are long-time supporters of the Boulder International Film Festival. The 2019 fes tival starts soon and runs from February 28 to March 3rd. Bias, one of the documentaries that we helped fund, is making its Colorado Premier and showing on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am. Robin Hauser, the director, is spectacular. Amy and I supported her previous moving Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, which was dynamite, incredibly informative, and very accessible. I expect B...
Tags: Education, Colorado, Trends, Bias, Amy, Feld, Biff, Robin Hauser


Hear a Six-Hour Mix Tape of Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Music & the Songs Name-Checked in His Gonzo Journalism

Of all the musical moments in Hunter S. Thompson's formidable corpus of "gonzo journalism," which one comes most readily to mind? I would elect the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas when Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke finds his attorney "Dr. Gonzo" in the bathtub, "submerged in green water — the oily product of some Japanese bath salts he'd picked up in the hotel gift shop, along with a new AM/FM radio plugged into the electric razor socket. Top volume. Some gibberish by a thing called '...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Carter, Literature, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Keith Richards, Duke, Lennon, Thompson, Joy


Hear a Six-Hour Mix of Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Music & the Songs Name-Checked in His Gonzo Journalism

Of all the musical moments in Hunter S. Thompson's formidable corpus of "gonzo journalism," which one comes most readily to mind? I would elect the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas when Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke finds his attorney "Dr. Gonzo" in the bathtub, "submerged in green water — the oily product of some Japanese bath salts he'd picked up in the hotel gift shop, along with a new AM/FM radio plugged into the electric razor socket. Top volume. Some gibberish by a thing called '...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Carter, Literature, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Keith Richards, Duke, Lennon, Thompson, Joy


Watch the Last Time Peter Tork (RIP) & The Monkees Played Together During Their 1960s Heyday: It’s a Psychedelic Freakout

Peter Tork died yesterday at age 77. You might not have heard the news over the deafening alarms in your social media feeds lately. But a muted response is also noteworthy because of the way Tork’s fame imploded at the end of the sixties, at a time when he might have become the kind of rock star he and his fellow Monkees had proved they could become, all on their own, without the help of any studio trickery, thanks very much. The irony of making this bold statement with a feature film wa...
Tags: Google, Music, Nbc, Jack Nicholson, Film, California, College, Neil Young, Npr, Dennis Hopper, Monkees, Rolling Stone, Richard, Ringo, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork



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