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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dillard University Financial Aid Awareness Kick-Off! February 17, 2012

Share/Bookmark What are three things every teacher should own?

by Ms. Marisa Dudiak

What are three things every teacher should own?
I mention “tools” in general because those tools might be different for each teacher depending on what fits their teaching style.

1.)  Tools to help keep their instruction and classroom organized for optimal learning.
2.)  Tools to help with classroom management.
3.)  Tools to effectively model strategies and concepts—making the learning explicit, engaging, and concrete.

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?
I would have loved Helen Keller to be my principal.  I feel she would bring her genuine warmth and love of learning to all types of learners and abilities.  She would motivate students and faculty alike with her capabilities.


iProgrammer: Free Online Learning Computer Science Education

by Sue Gee, iProgrammer
Last autumn hundreds of thousands of students signed up for three computer-related free online courses offered under the auspices of Stanford University. This year the number of courses on offer has expanded, but now run by two newly launched companies, Udacity and Coursera. The formation of Udacity was announced at the end of January. The successor to Know Labs, which delivered the record-breaking Introduction to Artificial Intelligence class, it has been founded by Sebastian Thrun with two other roboticists, David Stavens, who was another of the principal co-creators of Stanley the driverless robot car that won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, and Mike Sokolsky who was another Robotics Research Engineer at Stanford University.