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Why 'Disruptive' Students Are A Good Thing

August 29, 2014 - News Article

Guest Post by Doug Kaltenbaugh

Doug leads the technology education program at Oakton High School in Fairfax County, VA. In 2013 Oakton High School were recognized for the VTEEA High School Program of the Year.

In technology and engineering education, students must use of the most disruptive innovatives of our time. The Internet has changed the way students research, collaborate, troubleshoot and problem solve for their projects and allows them to be a little ‘disruptive’ themselves.

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SEC Network Added to FiOS TV Lineup

August 26, 2014 - News Article

What is considered by many to be the best college sports conference in the country has found a home on FiOS TV following an agreement reached between Verizon and the SEC Network.

Verizon will begin airing the channel prior to August 28 on channel 75 and 575.  It will be available on those channels to all FiOS TV customers in Florida and Texas that receive ESPN in their FiOS TV package and to FiOS Extreme and Ultimate customers on channel 75 in all other markets at launch.

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Help Your Students Rock With A Connected Classroom

August 22, 2014 - News Article

By Jayfus Tucker Doswell

Doswell, who holds a doctorate in information technology, is the founder and board chair of the Juxtopia Group, a nonprofit organization that conducts research into interactive-learning technology. A main objective of the organization is to help students, particularly those from disadvantaged or underserved backgrounds, improve their proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math.

Students are gearing up to start class. Therefore, it’s time to jump-start their learning of fundamental concepts that will prepare them to contribute to an increasingly high-tech world.   Help your students “rock” with a connected classroom starting with the following high-tech gadgets.

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TV History: ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon on FXX Airing 552 Episodes In Order

August 21, 2014 - News Article

Starting today (August 21) FXX begins airing what’s to be the longest single-series marathon in TV history, when it airs all 552 episodes of The Simpsons back-to-back in chronological order. The marathon will run for 12 days and nights.

If I’m doing the math correctly and not including typical commercial time, that’s 11,592 minutes or 193.2 hours of raw Simpsons viewing.

FiOS customers can watch on FXX channel 691 (HD); 191 (SD).

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What Should the Internet Look Like In Movies?

August 20, 2014 - News Article

This is a question that likely lends itself to a nerdalicious debate, right? The truth is that every single user perceives the Internet experience differently based on how they use it. For instance, for me the Internet typically looks like a few browser windows while a cyber security pro may be experiencing something out of the Matrix.

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Transitioning Kids from Consumers to Creators, Using Technology

August 19, 2014 - News Article

Guest post from Mike Floyd, development consultant - Computer Mentors Group, Inc.

CMG gets kids interested in computer technology and related STEM concepts, and more recently they have begun teaching students how to transition from being technology consumers to becoming creators, using technology through several unique programs.

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