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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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3 Sites To Stimulate Creativity

August 18, 2014 - News Article

It happened. Somewhere between your first cup of coffee and your first assignment of the day your creative engine has seized up. At this point, all you’ve got are a few sputters of imagination lingering from the weekend and an arsenal of paper balls.

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Cute Alert: Rallying to Get Tampa Pups Forever Homes

August 15, 2014 - News Article

Verizon’s Florida operations team spent last weekend at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay encouraging people to adopt pets – and we succeeded in a big way.

The effort was led by Florida region president Jeanmarie Milla and the Verizon events team. The Verizon Foundation helped fuel the race with a $10,000 grant and the partnership produced 100 adoptions over the weekend – more than a normal weekend for certain!

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5 Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

August 14, 2014 - News Article

Years ago, my mom would thumb through stacks of catalogs searching for great lesson plans, classroom ideas and other educational resources.  Today, those catalogs have been replaced by a wealth of free, online educational resources available with a simple click of the mouse.

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