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Nearly everyone can remember the story of The Turtle and the Hare with it’s ever applicable moral. Slow and steady wins the race.  This moral is an important one that can be applied to plenty of contexts. Nonetheless, it’s much easier to remember this lesson through the story of a perseverant turtle overconfident hare. All on its own this moral...

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How to Help Students Understand Databases

November 28th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

Database management might not sound too flashy, but it is projected to be one of the top careers this decade. Thanks to its crucial role in programming and software. That said, it's hard to get students excited about it as a future career prospect if they don't even know what it is. So if you could use some help in introducing the...

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If you’ve ever surveyed students about what they want to be when they grow up, you may have found that their answers are pretty unoriginal. Soccer player. Fashion model. Businessman. Not that there’s anything wrong with these professions, but they represent a very narrow and inadequate representation of all of the careers that exist in the world. Often students struggle...

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When journalists asked HR executives from a variety of sectors what skill they most look for in new recruits, the most common answer given was communication skills. Exemplary communication skills are essential to be successful in today’s professional world. Both written and verbal, in person and over the phone. Being an effective communicator matters in order to have a successful...

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This past week I've been at the New York State Business Teachers' Association meeting, where I viewed a LOT of presentations. While some presentations were absolutely incredible, there were some that were a bit off-beat. The worst featured over twenty-five slides of tiny font. Even in the front row, I had to strain my eyes to try to read them....

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When’s the last time you ever had to complete a worksheet for your job? Or take a multiple choice quiz? Chances are, probably never. If we want to prepare students for the professional world beyond high school, we should give them work that mimics the types of tasks they’ll encounter in the workplace. From this concept, the idea of Project...

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3 Awesome Ways to Use Graphs in Your Class

September 27th, 2017
Mike Gecawich

You know the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, when it comes to analyzing data, this couldn’t be truer. Graphs are the “pictures” that we use to display data, and they are everywhere. Whether you’re reading the Sunday paper, checking out the stock market, or checking out an infographic on the presidential election, there are countless ways...

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Selling 1 million lollipops or creating an app with 1 million downloads is a pretty impressive feat for any entrepreneur. It's even more impressive when you find out that both of these things have been done by entrepreneurs are under the age of 15! These business savvy kids are proving to the world that there is no age limit or degree...

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Imagine having one application that could help your students manage their schedules, budgets, commitments, and personal goals. It would almost be like having a personal secretary at their fingertips. Well, with just a bit of practice, spreadsheets can do all this and more! Spreadsheets can be frustrating and intimidating to students if they don’t know how to use them well....

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