Millennials - Coming of Age
Born 1980 -> 2000
Born in the midst of change, Millennials are now deeply embedded into our workforce and is the biggest (population) in US history. They are our teachers, community leaders, business people, service workers, etc.
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Microsoft YouthSpark Hub
It seems like Microsoft is turing the corner on education to be more focused for younger students. Check out all the resources they have through the YouthSpark Hub!
Microsoft YouthSpark is committed to helping young people capture opportunity. Use our programs to learn skills, to prepare for the jobs of the future, even to start your own business. YouthSpark was created for you.
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A student at Milpitas Unified spends around 30 to 150 minutes a day (depending on grade level, instructional objectives, and other learning/personal factors) with a screen. Here is one person's perspective based on evidence.
"When I was a kid, my parents had strict television rules: no more than an hour a day, and the content must be educational. This meant a lot of PBS. I did briefly convince my mother that the secret-agent show “MacGyver” was about science, but that boondoggle ended when she watched an episode with me. These restrictions seemed severe at the time, but my parents were just following the orders of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Children and teens should have no more than..."
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Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest?
Wonderful infographic if you're planning a trip by air.
FiveThirtyEight analyzed 6 million flights to figure out which airports, airlines and routes are most likely to get you there on time and which ones will leave you waiting.
Find your fastest route @ FiveThirtyEight
"It’s not clear who dreads the Sex Talk more, parents or children. Parents know that it’s important to impart their values and arm kids with knowledge, but they don’t know how to approach the subject or how much to say.
Although they know it’s irrational, parents want to think that their kids will wait until their wedding nights to have sex, or at least until they are 30. (The truth is that 7 out of 10 Americans become sexually active before the age of 19.) All children would like to believe that they are theproduct of immaculate conception. They are queasy about the very notion of their parents ever having sex, and the last thing they want todo is talk to them about it.
My husband and I recently decided that it was time to have The Talk with our four middle-school aged children, three pubescent girls and a boy who has not quite..."
"In the following thought experiment, you are asked to assess data about two states and identify the one in which an average child is likely to achieving more in school. Created by educator and researcher David Berliner, it reveals just how off-base current school reform efforts have been in targeting what the real problems are that keep students from..."
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This is an oldie but an oftentimes misquoted myth.
"Barry L. Beyerstein of the Brain Behavior Laboratory at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver explains.
Whenever I venture out of the Ivory Tower to deliver public lectures about the brain, by far the most likely question I can expect as the talk winds up is, "Do we really only use 10 percent of our brains?" The look of disappointment..."
Read on @ Scientific American
Together, as learners in the education space, we would like to share a selection of what we read and reflect on internally.