It sounds like the perfect weekend, everyone gathered around the television to watch football.
But, in this case, the 12 men and women of the College Football Playoff selection committee have convened in Grapevine, Texas, for some potentially headache-inducing work.
With conference title games continuing across the nation through Saturday night, they will take one more look at the top teams and maybe debate into the early hours before voting on who gets to vie for the national championship.
You know, there are number of legitimate contenders who could stake a claim to being in those top four spots, committee Chairman Kirby Hocutt said. The committee takes its work very s
A popular Eastern Shore school superintendent who was ousted after a political shift on her communitys school board is stepping into one of Marylands top education posts.
Carol Williamson, who for eight years was superintendent in Queen Annes County, east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, has become Marylands chief academic officer and deputy state superintendent for teaching and learning. She joins the senior leadership team of State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, who was a long-serving superintendent in Talbot County, Queen Annes neighbor to the south.
Carols knowledge, experience and leadership ability make her the perfect choice for chief academic officer, Salmon
EnlargePhoto by Facebook, Mike Morath for Dallas School BoardThree months after his swearing in, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced his picks Thursday for several new deputy commissioner positions he created as part of a sweeping reorganization of the Texas Education Agency.
Three of the five hires have extensive charter school experienceand only two appear to have solid Texas ties something teacher groups and traditional public schools were quick to point out.
Martin Winchester, who will oversee the agencys educator leadership and quality division,developeda pr
If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.
John Dewey, Educator
I found the above quote on the web site of KUATO STUDIOS. I learned about this dynamic video game/education company when I first met Mark Horneff the Managing Director of Kuato. The more we talked, the more I needed to know.
One of the people Mark said I had to meet was David Miller, Kuato's Director of Learning. Together they came up with a twist on education for the 21st century that will make everyone re-think the role video games can play in a most positive way when it comes to preparing our children for the future.
Some of their most popular games include: Dino Tales and Code Warriors, and Code Warriors teaches children how to code and is offered free at KUATO STUDIOS.
From a early age both my sons were very into playing video games. Like most parents, my first thought was I better steer them into something else. Both boys were doing great in school, so that was not the issue, but it seemed at the time that the media and every person you met had deep concerns about children spending too much time in front of a screen.
After a number of positive experiences I personally witnessed, and discussions with my sons, I realized I had nothing to worry about. Both spent hours with friends, were socially well adjusted, had a love for reading and deep passions and interests.
Playing a game is the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles.
Bernard Suits, Psychologist
Now, grown men, they excel in their chosen professions. One is a talented film maker who also designed this web site and edits every blog I write, along with helping me on all levels of production and business.
My other son is an educator with a master's degree in educational technology. He currently teaches teachers how to improve their skills by using technology in the classroom. In fact, he uses gaming strategies to help students and teachers achieve at a higher level. Plus, he married a most talented woman. My lovely daughter-in-law is also into gaming, and has her doctorate in education and works in the educational technology field.
Where others focus on building games based on curriculum and knowledge-based content, we turn entertaining games into opportunities to learn - we call it 'Learnification'
Mark Horneff & David Miller
So, when I continued having discussions with Mark and David of KUATO STUDIOS I realized I needed to share their insights with all my viewers. Watch below or CLICK HERE to see the entire conversation with Mark and David about a 21st century tool for education.
Congratulations on being accepted to college! You're in for what will probably be the best years of your life. Do you already have a major selected? If not, don't worry, as you still have time to choose one. The following article contains some tips that can help you with your choice.
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