Archive for October, 2012

  • STEM Centric Career Development

    By Lifetime Library on October 31, 2012
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    We all hear a lot about the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Yet, what if you don’t want to focus on science or engineering? We all know people who go into teaching, retail, the automotive industry, website development, broadcast – radio, TV and Internet content, etc. What do these folks need with science and math and engineering? […]
  • 5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking

    By Lifetime Library on October 26, 2012
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    Something kind of cool to encourage learners — at many levels and grades — for higher order learning! If you’re older than 40, you may not know “how to do these things”. But I’ll bet students from 5th grade through college level do! Experts maintain that regular opportunities to engage in activities requiring use of higher order thinking skills can […]
  • One more Technology Post!

    By Lifetime Library on October 25, 2012
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    We’ve posted a few links to articles about technology and learning. The first one dates back several years before iPads and other portable devices were available. Seems then people were skeptical about price, content, etc. Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation talked about the value of technology as long as there is good content to be accessed. Other studies and articles […]
  • Intro to Solar Orientation

    By Lifetime Library on October 23, 2012
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    This is the second post on the “angle of the sun”. This video is from Solar Schoolhouse. It’s pretty cool. If this is of interest, you can visit their site for more overviews and videos. Yesterday’s video covers the seasons. This video also does that but puts it all in the context of the “real world”. If you want to […]
  • Suns Path

    By Lifetime Library on October 22, 2012
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    From Hommocks Earth Science Department. As we (in the northern hemisphere) continue on to the darkest seasons of the year, it’s interesting to consider how the angle of the sun has changed from the first day of summer. There are a few interesting videos on sun angles we’ll post in the next couple of days. Hope you like them! (They’re great […]
  • Vacuum Experiment

    By Lifetime Library on October 18, 2012
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    Watch this video from “schoolscienceshow”. It’s fun and whacky! Lifetime Learning and the Lifetime Library will soon be featuring a serious of “Learning Minute” videos. Our “Science Expert” is Mark Sackett … and he’s got a really cool Learning Minute coming up on the “truth about vacuums”. You won’t want to miss it!  But for now, this one’s kind of […]
  • The Difference between Scholarships and Grants

    By Lifetime Library on October 17, 2012
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    Have you thought about the scholarship and grant process? Have you wondered if you (or your son/daughter) have the right grades, talents, skills, etc. to win a scholarship or be awarded a grant? First, you need to know the difference. The linked article provides some basic insight. You may also ask when is the best time to start the scholarship […]
  • Start a Mentoring Program?

    By Lifetime Library on October 16, 2012
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    Have you ever thought about (or been approached by teachers or other parents) starting a mentoring program? There are many options. Mentoring advanced students – or those with academic needs. Starting a mentoring program can be challenging – and rewarding as you develop it – and grow it. The following is from a Youth in Action website — dating back […]
  • College Prep: Choosing Your High School Classes

    By Lifetime Library on October 15, 2012
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    Choosing your High School classes can help you when it comes to A) getting into college and B) getting into college courses and doing well. Here’s a link to an article on Peterson’s website. A site worth reviewing. They have tabs for searching for colleges, how to choose, get in, and pay.  When asked about the number one factor in […]
  • Learning Hand Eye Coordination

    By Lifetime Library on October 12, 2012
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    Every now and then you find something kind of interesting. With fall sports upon us, you start to see kids in school leagues and programs. You know some will go on to play more sports and others won’t. Sometimes you think about the “learning process” being more than math, writing, reading, etc. You sometimes wonder how the “natural athlete” develops […]

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