Author Archives: Byron Lemon

Educational leaders tour Refresco

+1  Jeremiah Jarecke, plant manager for Refresco, explains company operations to area educators during a recent tour of the Fort Gibson facility. Submitted photo A recent tour by Muskogee area educators of the Refresco plant in Fort Gibson is part of an ongoing joint effort of manufacturers and the education community to raise awareness of […]

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A Revisionist View On Today's Education System

The problem with education is a broad one. What is wrong with our education system? Why don’t students see the significance in it? Why do they not take it seriously enough? These questions, being presented to economists to politicians to teachers to parents and students themselves, would still not yield any single valid answer. The […]

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Nicole's Nook: Educational App Review

See all March 9, 2018 Currently there are over 2 million apps available to download in the App Store.  As you can guess, that number is on the rise and continues to grow.  Finding an appropriate app can be a daunting and overwhelming task, and often times, it requires some research and time. In an […]

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Commentary: Let Florida voters decide fate of education funding formula

Melody Johnson, chair, Volusia County School Board(Photo: Special to The News-Press) It’s been said that “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” But Tallahassee has transformed that golden door into lead when it comes to the finances of many school districts across Florida. Volusia County taxpayers, parents and students alike are […]

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An Excellent Tool for Taking Time-stamped Notes While Watching Videos

February 21, 2017TurboNote is an excellent Chrome extension to use for taking notes on videos. It uses the same principle as Video.notes but has more interesting features which will enhance your video note taking experience. You can use TurboNote to take and share time-stamped notes while watching videos. Once you are done, you can share […]

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US Supreme Court to decide on education rights for millions of children with disabilities

The Supreme Court will take up a potentially momentous education case on Wednesday and try to clarify the rights of the nation’s 6.7 million schoolchildren with disabilities. Long-standing federal law says these children have a right to a “free appropriate public education,” but schools, courts and parents have been divided over what this means in […]

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The White House and Department of Education Recognize Turnitin Revision Assistant Among …

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Turnitin received special recognition at the White House this week for its formative writing product Turnitin Revision Assistant. Revision Assistant extends the reach of teachers by giving students immediate, actionable and substantive feedback as they write. Click to Tweet. On December 7, the White House and the Department of Education hosted teachers and their […]

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Penny Stock News: Looking Closer At Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC)

Traders are looking closer at shares of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) because the stock price changed -2.03%, hitting the $1.93 price level after a recent trade.  That’s the current price, but let’s take a look at how the commodity has been performing recently.  Over the past year, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s stock was -1.01%.  Over the last seven […]

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China and Russia Establish Association of Universities to Expand Educational Cooperation

Science Beijing University of Technology(Photo : BUT) The heads of some of China’s and Russia’s leading universities met recently to discuss Chinese-Russian cooperation in the scientific and educational fields. The Rectors Forum took place at the Lomonosov Moscow State University as a part of the XVII session of the Russian-Chinese Commission for Humanitarian Cooperation. The […]

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3 Awesome Interactive Graphic Organizers to Help Students with Their Writing Projects

April  22, 2016Below are three very good interactive graphic organizers students can use in their writing projects. These tools will particularly help students develop detailed outlines and organize their ideas and thoughts to facilitate the writing process. These graphic organizers are created by the folks in Readwritethink and are completely free. They do not require […]

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Local Parkinson's Disease group will hold educational event in Virginia Beach this weekend

VIRGINIA BEACH The local chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) will hold its Stroll and Roll event Saturday at the Oceanfront. Stroll and Roll is a fundraiser that helps the Association share resources about Parkinson’s Disease, which is a neurological disease often marked by tremors. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants can […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama coming to Akron to promote educational campaign with

The PSA campaign will also help teach students about the steps and tools they’ll need to apply to higher education establishments, such as filling out the FAFSA aid form and visiting college campuses. Mrs. Obama launched a program called Reach Higher almost two years ago to help meet President Barack Obama’s goal of returning the […]

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Two Great Chromebook Apps for Planning and Managing Projects

October 11, 2015For those of you using Chromebooks, below are two good apps to help you manage your projects and tasks online. Both of these apps offer collaborative features ideal for group work. They are also integrated with Google Drive and Gmail and Calendar. 1- Zoho Projects ‘Zoho Projects is a feature-rich online project management […]

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A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

August, 2015One the occasion of the start of a new school year, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is working on a series of posts aiming at providing teachers with a variety of educational resources specifically curated for teachers keen on effectively integrating technology in their instruction. In this context and after we have covered some […]

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