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Rapid expansion in adoptions and use of mobile devices in schools has the potential to impact almost every aspect of education. A new report, "Mobile Technology for K-12 Education," sponsored by mobile learning company, Amplify, and conducted by education market research experts at IESD, reveals details about the current status of mobile technology in our schools. The question is, what are publishers and developers who serve the school market doing in terms of their product marketing plans and their sales approaches as we move away from the a textbook centric K-12 sales environment to an environment where smartphones, tablets, and other mobile computing devices are the primary delivery envelope? Host Glen McCandless asks K-12 market researcher, Jay Sivin-Kachala, of IESD, to provide his perspective.
NAIS on DESIGNING THE REVOLUTION'
NAIS President John outlines the upcoming National Conference in Boston....and the role of independent schools in American education
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Employers are not the only ones demanding social media passwords – schools are doing so too. There has been lots of media attention about this – resulting in a surge of legislative activity on the issue. In Illinois, a new law went into effect this year allowing school officials to have access to passwords to students’ social media accounts in certain situations. The concern, of course, is how this impacts a student’s right to privacy under the Constitution and state laws. This podcast with Kelly Anderson will explore the new law and how it could affect your children.
Listen Mr. Brett A. Scudder talk about the realities of addressing and preventing suicide in many schools today as he continues his work in engaging communities in the effort of change.
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Do schools belong in churches? Should publicly funded schools be allowed to rent space in a church?
Discussion is based on the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/us/when-charter-schools-are-in-churches-conflict-is-in-the-air.html?src=xps
Many schools are beginning to teach coding and computer science, while some are more inclined on the basic literacy and mathematics skills. This week's topic is whether it is beneficial to teach students in primary and secondary schools how to caught.
Should Coding Be Taught in Schools? Vote Now! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VQVB6DL
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The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in the selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.
Churches of the USA welcomes Gary Cox, Senior Pastor at First Christian Church in Fort Myers, Florida, to talk about anything and everything about the church. Listen in as he shares the church history, worship style, congregation makeup, youth groups, and kids’ program.
Gary was born in Kentucky. He went to Seminary in Cincinnati. He met his wife at his first ministry in Cleaves, Ohio. Gary and Linda have been married for 36 years, have three children and six grandchildren. Gary had Worship and Youth ministries in Kentucky and Indiana before moving to Fort Myers in 1989. He has led in several roles at First Christian. He was the Discipleship Pastor, the Small Groups Pastor, and the Children’s Pastor before being asked to be the Senior Preaching Pastor in 1995. Gary’s passion is people. His hobbies are anything that you can do with other people. He loves adventure and has driven tanks, sky dived, been on a cattle drive, participated in triathlons, built schools and churches in Africa, Russia, Honduras, and Dominican Republic. His life verse? Philippians 1:27 – “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”
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The vision that John saw. The seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation have great importance to bible believers living in these last days. They are a record of that which was, that which is, and that which is to come. In this live, two-hour KJV bible study program, we will be looking at God's amazing plan for our dispensation, how it started and how it will come to an end. This week's prophecy updates are in the last half hour, live chat rooom where we answer your questions live on-air!
With your radio host and bible teacher, Geoffrey Grider of Now The End Begins.
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Revelation 2:29
The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4000 schools participating.
Live from Brunswick County, North Carolina, we will be talking to Pat Litzinger, Congregations For Children District Coordinator, Harbor District, NC Conference of The United Methodist Church. Many churches are reaching out to the public schools in their community outreach. Watch D.O.G.S. provides an opportunity to organizations within the school community including churches to serve local children without "re-inventing the wheel". Of course local school policy and practice dictates how this is managed, but the Watch D.O.G.S. program is a great foundation to build upon. We will also be joined by New Hanover County, NC Commissioner Jonathan Barfield and Top Dog Coordinator, Scott Diggs.
Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.
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Churches of the USA welcomes Rich Franz, Preaching Minister at Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, to talk about anything and everything about the church. Listen in as he shares the church history, worship style, congregation makeup, youth groups, and kids’ programs.
Rich came to Central Christian Church in February of 2009. He attended Florida Christian College (now Johnson University Florida) where he graduated in 1993. He has a passion for teaching the Word and being involved in missions. Rich and his wife Alisa have two teenage children who keep their life very active outside of ministry. When not involved in ministry activities, Rich enjoys some relaxing time while fishing. Since coming to the Lord in his high school years, Rich has had a passion for students and children and believes these ministries to be the most important ministries for the future of the church. Central is involved in mentoring young people to be leaders of God’s church today.
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On this episode, we will be speaking with Barbara J. Newman, from the CLC Network. The CLC Network has provided support for including people of various abilities in faith-based schools, charter schools and churches nationwide since 1979.
Barbara J Newman is a church and school consultant for CLC Network. She is the author of “Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities”, “The Easter Book”, “Autism and Your Church”, “Any Questions? – a Guidebook for Inclusive Education”, "Nuts and Bolts of Inclusive Education", “Circle of Friends Training Manual”, and “Body Building: Devotions to Celebrate Inclusive Community”. She has written curriculum for Friendship Ministries, was a major contributing author of “Special Needs SMART Pages” for Joni and Friends, co-authored the “G.L.U.E. Training Manual”, and is a frequent national speaker at educational conferences and churches. In addition to writing and speaking, Barb enjoys working in her classroom at Zeeland Christian School.
Barbara will discuss why it is important to create places of welcome in our communities and ways in which we can do that.
E RATE UPDATE
: CATEGORY 2 : NETWORK EQUIPMENT AND YOUR SCHOOLS SUCCESS
Resident Expert John Harrington, President of Funds for Learning, gives more advice on using E rate dollars for student success.
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