Columns, Issues, 2012 SpringColumns, Issues, 2012 Spring - It started as a collective vision from parents, school leaders and community members. Not a vision to put a laptop in the hands of every student but to get back to the foundation of what our public education system was meant to be: A learning environ...
A Superintendent’s View Digital Conversion - A Foundation for Tomorrow

Dr. Mark Edwards with Tanae McLean | 04/01/2012

It started as a collective vision from parents, school leaders and community members. Not a vision to put a laptop in the hands of every student but to get back to the foundation of what our public education system was meant to be: A learning environment where every child, every day has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential. While working toward this goal, we understood the importance of giving students the necessary skills to survive in a world where global interaction, whether business, education, or personal, is the norm. We also understood by doing all of this, education would become relevant to students who use 21st centu... Read More...

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STEM Education, Issues, 2012 SpringSTEM Education, Issues, 2012 Spring -  Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. 
 Just hearing these words individually causes concern in many students. Bring the subjects together under the STEM umbrella, and students’ ears begin to perk in curiosity. Implement an integrated, han...
The desired long-term impact of STEM? Grow skills and boost the local economy Business and industry leaders are getting onboard in hopes of having an impact

Matt Frankenbery | 04/01/2012

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. Just hearing these words individually causes concern in many students. Bring the subjects together under the STEM umbrella, and students’ ears begin to perk in curiosity. Implement an integrated, hands-on, relevant STEM program centered on career exploration, and hardly any student fails to hear the resounding message: “This is your future.” Read More...

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Category Topics, Special Education, Special Features, 2012 SpringCategory Topics, Special Education, Special Features, 2012 Spring -  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, is characterized by impairments in communication and socialization and is often marked by repetitive behaviors such as rocking and head banging. ASD i...
Online Autism Solutions: CARD eLearning™ and CARD Skills®

Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D | 04/18/2012

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, is characterized by impairments in communication and socialization and is often marked by repetitive behaviors such as rocking and head banging. ASD is more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined and its rising prevalence poses an enormous economic challenge to both families and schools burdened by this epidemic. Due to the rising incidence of ASD, classrooms are faced with a new challenge of providing appropriate and individualized instruction to more students with the disorder, albeit with fewer res... Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2012 SpringColumns, Issues, 2012 Spring -  So observed the 20th century philosopher Yogi Berra, with his unusual prescience concerning societal forces. His assessment could be accurately applied to all of our schools and communities. Insight from a recent morning blog — Spout & Scout — from ...
Digital Learning The future ain’t what it used to be

Larry Biddle | 04/01/2012

So observed the 20th century philosopher Yogi Berra, with his unusual prescience concerning societal forces. His assessment could be accurately applied to all of our schools and communities. Insight from a recent morning blog — Spout & Scout — from Seth Godin enables us to contemplate what technology has meant to the virtual classroom across our nation. His comments on social media alone have significant implications for our entire school communities. “Social media has amplified two basic human needs so much that they have been transformed into entirely new behaviors. Sites have encouraged and rewarded us to spout, to talk about what we’re u... Read More...

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Wellness, Special Features, 2012 SpringWellness, Special Features, 2012 Spring -  A cardiovascular disease is any disease that causes problems with the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases, also known as CVDs, are the number-one cause of death in the world. The World Health Organization says that by 2030, 23 million pe...
Begin at home, where your heart is, to eat healthy and improve your lifestyle

| 04/20/2012

A cardiovascular disease is any disease that causes problems with the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases, also known as CVDs, are the number-one cause of death in the world. The World Health Organization says that by 2030, 23 million people will die from CVDs. Most of these deaths will be due to heart attacks and strokes, both of which are CVDs. In 2000, some groups thought people needed to know more about these killer diseases. So World Heart Day was started that year. Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2012 SpringColumns, Issues, 2012 Spring - Whether it’s a real or virtual yawn, you may have plenty of unmotivated, half-asleep students in your real or virtual classroom. Whether the student is sleeping at the desk right in front of you, or asleep in front of a screen half a continent away, ...
Build real motivation in your Virtual or Real classroom

Dr. Ruth Herman Wells | 04/01/2012

Whether it’s a real or virtual yawn, you may have plenty of unmotivated, half-asleep students in your real or virtual classroom. Whether the student is sleeping at the desk right in front of you, or asleep in front of a screen half a continent away, an apathetic, uninvolved youngster isn’t going to benefit very much from your instruction. For all the differences between actual and virtual classrooms, motivation is the big common denominator that can overshadow any style of instruction. If students think your class is boring, irrelevant, or dumb, they will learn accordingly. If students think that education is a joke because they’re going... Read More...

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The SEEN Interview, Issues, 2012 SpringThe SEEN Interview, Issues, 2012 Spring -  Dr. Wanda Creel is the Superintendent of the Barrow County School System (BCSS) in Barrow County, GA, a suburb of Metro-Atlanta. BCSS is the 24th largest school system in Georgia and is comprised of 13,000 students across sixteen schools and a nine ...
Dr. Wanda Creel, Superintendent of Barrow County Schools Boldly committed to student success

Stephen Murphy | 04/01/2012

Dr. Wanda Creel is the Superintendent of the Barrow County School System (BCSS) in Barrow County, GA, a suburb of Metro-Atlanta. BCSS is the 24th largest school system in Georgia and is comprised of 13,000 students across sixteen schools and a nine member Board of Education. BCSS recently implemented high definition videoconferencing in their schools – creating virtual classrooms for their students. The project implementation began with an infrastructure problem, but the school system was able to devise a solution that also impacted learning in the classroom. SEEN spoke with Dr. Creel about the genesis of the project, their chall... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2012 SpringTechnology in Education, Issues, 2012 Spring -  “We dare you to hold our attention.” That’s the message I saw on the faces of my sixth graders on the first day of this school year. Soon enough I learned that, hooked on digital culture, these students were tech-savvier than ever. 
 
I knew from ...
Virtual Classrooms Fear digital native students? Build an App with them

Ryan Kinser | 04/01/2012

“We dare you to hold our attention.” That’s the message I saw on the faces of my sixth graders on the first day of this school year. Soon enough I learned that, hooked on digital culture, these students were tech-savvier than ever. I knew from the previous year that talking about great books with my English classes was no longer enough. I couldn’t just place a row of Newbery winners on the desks and invite kids to peruse them or plow through the tried-and-true class novel. Read More...

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In This Issue

Virtual Classrooms:
Boldly Committed To Student Success

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A Superintendent’s View
The desired long-term impact of STEM? Grow skills and boost the local economy
Online Autism Solutions: CARD eLearning™ and CARD Skills®
Begin at home, where your heart is, to eat healthy and improve your lifestyle
Digital Learning
Build real motivation in your Virtual or Real classroom
Dr. Wanda Creel, Superintendent of Barrow County Schools
Virtual Classrooms
The Changing face of online education
Preparing students for SUCCESSFUL online learning
Designing an effective online learning environment
5 reasons to find a virtual community of educators now!
From the Editor - Spring 2012
Virtual learning communities: A professional development alternative
Educational Technology Leadership starts at the top
Teaching history in the digital era
Common Core 101: Teaching to the Core
Uniting the Common Core, SAT and ACT:
How schools can implement digital media policies
Education and E-rate:
Student safety in crisis situations
New school visitor management technologies help keep school safe
The Yellow School Bus and Safety
School Safety
Classroom teachers:
Virtual Classrooms
Education and Law:
Compatibility of student and college is the key to success for both
Redefining ‘Relevance’
Liberal Arts and STEM studies at the world’s preeminent women’s college
Teacher to Teacher (T2T):
Black and white thinking:
Applied behavior analysis:
Are we over-medicating our students?
How can the U.S. gain the lead in STEM Education?
STEM funding sets the stage for advanced manufacturing careers
Embracing the multigenerational workforce in schools
Breakfast: The most important lesson of the school day
Booker T. Washington and the Importance of Character
Collaborative Communities
How technology can improve your educational travel experience
Educational programs that extend beyond the classroom
History comes alive for students at Newseum
The Vanderbilts at home and abroad
Cherokee
Patriots Point: Flying into the digital age aboard the USS Yorktown
Historic Penn Center
Russell C. Davis PLANETARIUM
Spend the night UNDERGROUND
Lost Sea’s underground sleepover
Dinosaurs return to the Virginia Living Museum this summer
Busch Gardens: An educational experience like no other
Fernbank Museum celebrates 20 years with ways to make learning fun
Zoo Atlanta
Georgia Aquarium
History and archaeology camps at historic Pensacola Village
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