Funded by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center, neonatologists, caring for babies in the NICU at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, conducted a study that would identify key risk factors, associated with reading difficulties some children face prior to elementary school. It is their claim that “literacy screening and interventions administered by a pediatrician can effectively help identify potential reading difficulties” and effectively improve early childhood development. The study, conducted between 2018 and 2019, was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. According to the study, “high-risk parents were five times more likely to read to their baby at home due to hospital intervention and that reading reduced any anxiety they felt during their child’s stay.” The hospital has since developed a new framework to effectively identify those risks associated with exposure to variables, relating to shared experiences and interventions taken during infancy, economic and environmental factors within the home, and special case scenarios that would depict exceptions to the rule. Through this study, pediatricians would gain a better understanding of how these factors would directly influence a child’s brain, as it continues to be wired, and how early literacy programming would ultimately affect their ability to read, as […]
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWSBREAK Slated to be the “World’s First Nex-Gen Technology Mask,” NFL Hall-of-Famer, Champ Bailey, has teamed up with Modern Radio, Inc. to launch an Indiegogo campaign for the scaled production of a new wearable that could have our kids back in the classroom much sooner than later. Using next-generation technologies, this smart mask would do more than stop airborne particles from infecting the student body. Once adopted, it would monitor the personal air quality and temperature of each student, tracking daily use and compliance across the greater K12 environment. Such data would aid teachers in maintaining a healthy space for our children to learn, as they return to brick-and-mortar classrooms across the country. Winning the 2020 Global Innovation Award at the ATP Cyber Health Tech Conference in August, Modern Radio has been actively working to test and develop the smart mask for optimal integration. The first concern was with safety. They wanted to be sure that the mask would work effectively with no adverse reactions that would otherwise contradict the purpose of being worn. We have heard so many horror stories about how masks worsened — and even created — long-term health conditions for people, who were […]
Previously Published to News Break Already challenged to remain productive, remote workers now face an added responsibility. While most schools have re-opened, parents are still hesitant to send children back. Some schools have already re-closed. Through online learning and enrichment programs, we collaborate with teachers to make the most of each experience. And still, we need to stay active to keep our children on daily target. Engagement isn’t generally the issue but focus almost always is. To stay on target, even the brightest children constantly need nudged. With frequent reminders, even the most difficult child can be pushed to excel. And if you have a child like mine (this girl has a 142 IQ at age 9) — you need to stay on them, to keep them off YouTube and to just get their work done. In fact, while at home, how many times a day are they told to get back to their seats — to stop visiting other sites and to finish mandatory schoolwork? How many times have you caught them playing a game — or worse yet — using the fact that their teacher has them play “educational” games — as a means to get out of […]
READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE MUSE. To add or not to add your grade point average to your resume? It might not seem like an important question, but did you know that there are times including or not including your GPA could literally help land you the job or nudge you into the rejection pile? Adding your GPA to your resume when you don’t need to may detract from your actual qualifications. For example, if you went through a rough patch in college, your overall grade point average may have no bearing on the actual knowledge you’ve absorbed or your accomplishments outside of coursework or even in specific classes. On the other hand, not adding your GPA in certain situations could prevent someone from taking you seriously as a candidate when they otherwise would have. Maybe you have no professional experience in this field whatsoever, but you totally aced your classes in a related major, for instance. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE MUSE.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO EXAMINER Who says it doesn’t “pay for kids to be social?” As a matter of fact, it does. It will even pay for foreign study abroad. Thanks to Panrimo, “a study abroad outfit that will be awarding more than $1 million in scholarships in three different ways,” students from around the United States will have the opportunity to take scholarship into educational institutions and be allowed to get hands on work experience overseas. According to a press statement made on January 6, 2014, the company has pledged to award more than $1 million in scholarships to college students and young professionals, alike, seeking to study or intern abroad in 2014. It is important to note that many social media related internships do not pay and living abroad can be very expensive. This is one-way Panrimo is making innovation more achievable for our next generation. Their goal is to provide more “comprehensive, personalized” experiences to those who wouldn’t necessarily be able to afford it otherwise. With offices in San Francisco, California and Providence, Rhode Island, as well as having headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Panrimo covers all coasts in providing scholarship opportunity to the youth across the United States. […]
Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot Of course, Google created an app for teachers. Who would have “thunk” it? Of all the great things Google has given us to explore, many of us were unaware that Google even had a mobile app for educators, allowing them to “create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently and easily communicate with their classes,” as Google so seamlessly puts it. For some of us, Google Classroom has been invisible, although it was actually launched last year. Teachers use Google Classrooms to host live discussions and classroom sessions. Classroom calendars remind students of important events and due dates. Google Documents and Forms are highly integratable, allowing assignments to be created and turned in directly through Google, eliminating the need for printing, or even a printer terminal, as Google Classroom is available only on mobile. Google has been listening to audiences and gaining feedback for evolving the Google Classroom’s abilities and third-party integrations. In fact, it wasn’t until yesterday, September 16, 2015, that many of us first heard of Google Classroom. Yesterday, Nearpod announced its official integration with Google Classroom. Until recently, it appears Google Classroom was designed more as a forum-based classroom. If the […]
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON TMC NET’S REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS Google has partnered with Subaru to bring fifteen major cities a new, exciting and highly engaging technology to assist within the learning environment. Teachers will receive tablets for themselves and ASUS smartphones for students that will be converted into virtual reality devices via Google Cardboard, similar to nostalgic Mattel Viewmasters. Devices will be synched through a central router, which will also be included in the Google Expedition kit for future adoption. Google Expedition enables virtual field trips throughout internationally recognized locations around the world. A rapidly growing program to influence the core of our future consumers by immersing them in virtual reality technology, teachers will be educating young minds through over 100 various virtual journeys, while Google works quickly in establishing this technology into the public educational system. In addition to an already established Google Classroom learning space, Google works to shape our future generation of leaders in making the world a better place to live. According to Mobile Commerce Press, “Google did not immediately identify exactly how many schools would be receiving the virtual reality kits” but in upcoming months, twelve major cities in the United States will be the first of […]
Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot A social campaign with the hashtag “NoMoreStuff” has taken off to introduce families to a new concept that will keep the bloodline flowing proud long after this holiday season. In an attempt to provide an alternative for holiday shoppers, Heirloom Registry has kicked off a fourth leg of a campaign that completely challenges Black Friday shoppers using the hashtag “WhiteFriday.” The goal is to pass along family spirit, as opposed to commercialized products with no meaning and that may even be returned the day after Christmas. This alternative encourages families to bond over family history on the “day after,” instead of rushing out into dangerous environments to buy more “stuff.” A service from Houstory is a record of a family’s heirlooms with stories being documented through the easy-to-use Web portal. Families will be able to inexpensively upload and document the story of family heirlooms, tag them for discovery, and share their amazing histories with extended family and friends. This site allows users to download and print heirloom documentation for their personal records or to keep directly with the heirloom itself. “Instead of waking up earlier and earlier on Friday, battling the traffic and fighting the crowds […]
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ON CBS LOCAL TAMPA. SPONSORED BY NESTLE. Daniel Nyiri, personal trainer at 4U Fitness in Tampa, may only be 26 years old, but he is in high demand to those looking for expert tips and coaching on nutrition and fitness. Nyiri’s ultimate goal in life is to “make everyday Americans happier and healthier.” He does this by motivating his clients to achieve their own personal goals and teaching them how to maintain a sustainable health regimen. We sat down with Mr. Nyiri to discuss his background, what makes him do what he does and how you can track him down. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ON CBS LOCAL TAMPA. SPONSORED BY NESTLE.
Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot In the last ten years or so, we have been seeing a trend in live, established auctions heading to the web for reach of broader audience bases with the objective of maximizing bids and securing new bidders. In fact, this has been effective for police and government auctions, which seemed to almost compete with eBay Motors in selling quality, used cars for less. In the most recent years, we have seen an uptick in those same companies adopting the “live bids” system, which has taken the standard 7- to 10-day auction period and recreated a live auction environment. These interactive auctions, in contrast, would take place over the course of an hour in many circumstances. Enter NamesCon2016. NamesCon, for those who don’t already know, is a “Domain Name Industry Event” that takes place between January 10 and 13 in Las Vegas. Founder Richard Lau will be there. Joining him will be Michael H. Berkens, Esq. and Co-Founder, Monte Cahn of RightOfTheDot, LLC, and the team at NameJet. According to Frank Schilling, CEO and Founder of Uniregistry, “NamesCon has become the domain name industry’s premier showcase event. It’s affordable, registrant-centric and singularly the most important conference […]