Category: Curriculum

Microsoft Office – Is It Enough?

When I first started my current job as Technology Director at Sacramento Adventist Academy, I inherited the teaching schedule that had previously been used. This included a full year course called “Computer Applications” that met the technology requirements for graduation. In looking over what had been previously been taught, I found that this was simply an […]

April 12 / 2016
Author Mel Wade
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August 17 / 2014
Author Mel Wade
Category Curriculum
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11 Apps for Education

App prices are current as of press time, but are subject to change. 1. TED, iPhone/iPad [2], Android [3], Free TED’s official app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1,700 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added […]

May 16 / 2014
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Grow or Die

In the business world there is the saying (which is more fact than fiction) “Grow or Die”. If a business does not have signs of significant growth then in a sense it is akin to a hobby and is being managed as such. No-growth businesses (especially the business that blames the customer for their lack […]

March 19 / 2014
Author Mel Wade
Category Curriculum
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What do the studies say about flipped learning?

Have you been interested in flipping your classroom but have heard mixed reviews? Mark Janke reviews the studies of flipped classrooms.

March 13 / 2014

7 Crippling Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

I fond this article and thought it applied to teachers as well parents 7 damaging behaviors that keep children from becoming leaders – of their own lives and of the world’s enterprises:   1. We don’t let our children/students experience risk We live in a world that warns us of danger at every turn. The […]

January 22 / 2014
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Flipped Classroom

Mark Janke, a teacher at Sacramento Adventist Academy, wondered about the flipped classroom model and decided to try an experiment. Here are his results.

January 20 / 2014
Author Mel Wade
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10 school initiatives that never go away

[In no particular order. Initiatives begin with their oldest version and go to the current version.] 1. Desktop computers; 1:1 laptops; 1:1 tablets; BYOD. 2. No Child Left Behind (NCLB); Race to the Top (RTTT); Common Core State Standards (CCSS); Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 3. Scantron testing; computer-based testing; adaptive testing. 4. Overhead projectors; […]

December 17 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
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The effects of mass media on children, adolescents and adults Webex

  Learning Enhancement Corporation Neuroscience in Education Webinar Series AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. DOUGLAS GENTILE Register Now   Date:  Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Time:  3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern (adjust the time to your time zone) Where:  Your computer and phone Dr. Douglas Gentile is a developmental psychologist, a research scientist and an award-winning educator, named as […]

May 09 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Get out of the BOX: Teach Hacking???

I have been teaching networking security / hacking for years.  My students and parents sign agreements that they will use their security /hacking skills for good or they will be turned over to the proper authorities.  I spend a lot of time on ethics and character development as a part of the program.  We have […]

March 25 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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