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The Best Options For Online Colleges

The Best Options For Online Colleges

There are a few things you should know about online schools before you read on. They offer a great variety of different classes and areas of study. Going to a traditional college, you have to go in and sit for hours on end on a very exact schedule. With an online school you can create your own schedule and it is extremely easy to access. This allows people to keep an eye on the rest of their life. They can get a job on the side so they can work and do school at the same time. The cool thing is that you can do it at multiple places. You could head down to the coffee shop down the street and at home. You could even do your schooling in another country if needed!

There has been a rise in the number of online universities. Their popularity is raising every day. The University of Phoenix has proved itself time after time as one of the top schools out there.. They have about 16 different schools and 200 campuses around the united states and British Columbia. A study showed that the average amount of time to complete a degree at Phoenix is about 20 months. Then you can move on to your career or transfer to a traditional college for a higher degree. It has become the one of the largest accredited online schools since it was founded it 1976.

With about 9 area’s or study, including business, health science and business, Kaplan University is another one of the top schools. Being founded in 1937 Kaplan has grown with the ages and is far ahead of their time in their teaching methods and have great educational resources at their hands. People who have or are serving in the military get special rates and those who aren’t or haven’t been in the military can apply for a great or financial aid.

DeVry University is an online school that offers 5 very specific and different college’s in different area’s of study. One of the best things about this school are the 90 locations in the United States and Canada. They offer 3 different options for schooling. These are going into class, doing all your work online or doing a bit of both.

Doing college online costs a lot less than going to a regular college. They work perfectly with everyone’s schedule. It also helps that most online schools offer the going in or doing it on the computer option. They are a great option for people with busy lifestyles who want to get their degree.…

All About the Starcraft Mods

All About the Starcraft Mods

StarCraft is a military science fiction video game that came on the market in 1998 from Blizzard Entertainment. It has become one of the best-selling computer games with more than 9 million copies sold throughout the world. It is considered as one of the best games of all times and raised the bar for the development of future video games. Based on the success of this game Starcraft mods have also been developed, by hackers who want to cash in on this success and make money on their own.

Many of the custom configurations you get when you purchase the StarCraft game use the same editor. However, with some of the newer games you have to make a few custom hacks changes to be able to get around the restrictions of the existing editor. Some of the mod creators even record their own sound effects and voices, but for the most part they still exhibit the same polished integrated structure as the original game. This is because it is reliably easy to break the balancing and produce artwork that fits in with the Blizzard creations.

There are custom mods for the StarCraft game that do have changes made in the programming. This gives these mods their own unique take on the game. Hackers that create these mods can adapt the StarCratft files and have different sounds and graphics. Some of the mods are even more intense than the original game providing for single players. Others have made extensive changes to the sound and graphics and even the action of the game itself.

There are many different mods of the StaraCraft game, some of which vary little from the original. They include:

– Aliens vs. Predator: Retribution TC – this is a German speaking version of the game with total conversion
– Brutkrieg.de's TC pack – This German version of the game features a collection of homemade add-on packs and TC's. They are bundled together and sold as one package.
– Gundam Century – This was originally called GundamCraft that replaced the StarCraft graphics with the manga mecha characters of Gundam and their robotic vehicles. The game also replaced two of the StarCraft races – Federation replaced Terrans and Neo Zion replaced Protoss. The site was shut down for a while, but is now live again. However production of new mods has not resumed.

– NeoTech – This mod features an upgrade to all the Terran forces with most of the units replaced by units that look more spectacular.
– Open Rebellion – This is a total conversion of the Brood War that very closely resembles the original version.
– Robotech: Enemy Frontier – This is a total conversion of the Robotech game of the 1980's.
– StarCraft Sickel Add-On – This is a fan built extension kit for the Brood War game. It adds to the existing line of units and allows for the addition of new units. There are two new Terran tanks, a new Zerg unit and several …

Top Tourist Spots For Kids in Kuala Lumpur

Top Tourist Spots For Kids in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (or "KL" in short), the capital of Malaysia, caters to visitors of all ages, including children. After Mom has enjoyed her shopping spree and spa treatments; Dad, his heritage-trail walkabouts, golfing or binging in pubs, where do you take the kids for some fun? Below are some recommendations where to take them.

(1) NATIONAL ZOO
Tucked at the foot of the Main Range on Jalan Ulu Kelang, National Zoo houses more than 3,000 mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds from all parts of the world. Among them are antelopes, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, rhinos, penguins and local species such as orang-utans, sun bears, civets, boa constrictors and gharials. The pride of the zoo are its rare species such as the Pademelons, a miniature-sized kangaroo; Milky Stork, Flat-Headed Cat, Golden Cat, Aldraban Tortoise, the largest tortoise in the world, and many others. A multi-animal show comprising sea lions, macaques and macaws is held at 11 am and 3:00 pm daily. The Tunku Abdul Rahamn Lake within the zoo compound is home to more than 300 free-roaming birds. They are fed at 11 am and 3 pm. Visiting hours are 9am to 5pm daily.

(2) PETROSAINS
Ensconced on Level 4 of Suria KLCC in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, PETROSAINS contains countless interactive exhibits about the science and technology of the petroleum. The center aims to stimulate interest in petroleum science and the exciting career opportunities in the industry in a fun way. The center's front-line personnel act as guides, presenters and demonstrators as well as facilitators to ensure that visitors enjoy and learn as much as possible from the exhibits. The highlight of one's visit is a simulated helicopter ride to an oil rig! Operating hours: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9.30 am – 6.30 pm (Last admission is at 5.00 pm) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (Last admission is at 4.00 pm) Friday: 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm Last admission is at 4.00 pm). Monday: Closed

3 KL BIRD PARK
KL Bird Park is a fantastic world of birds and a tropical paradise. Located within the Lake Gardens, the park is also well known as a "Free-flight Walk-in Aviary" that offers eight hectares of verdant valley terrain waiting to be explored. Upon entering the door of KL Bird Park, you are apparently transported into an intense bird cage, with ample opportunities to observe how 800 birds representing 60 local and foreign species live together. These have adapted so well to this man-made paradise that they breed naturally. If you are lucky, you can see the courtship display of the Indian Blue Peacock, or get a glimpse of the Crowned pigeon, that has the body size of a turkey. Wading birds, raptors, Oriental birds, flightless birds are the other main attractions.

(4) BUKIT NANAS FOREST RESERVE
Sprawled over 10 hectares and perched atop a hillock, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve boasts of walking trails, a children's playground and an arboretum. The Merbau, Jelutong and Kapur Trials offer opportunities to …

Top 50 Christmas Quotations

Top 50 Christmas Quotations

  1. “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”
    — George Matthew Adams
  2. “The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”
    — Louisa May Alcott
  3. “Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.”
    — Bess Streeter Aldrich
  4. ” The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!”
    — Charles N. Barnard
  5. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
    — Peg Bracken
  6. “The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.”
    — Phillips Brooks
  7. “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never aone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”
    — Taylor Caldwell
  8. “Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.”
    — Charlotte Carpenter
  9. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
    — Calvin Coolidge
  10. “Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man.”
    — Margaret Cousins
  11. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.”
    — Bing Crosby
  12. “Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.”
    — Grace Noll Crowell
  13. “It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one’s fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.”
    — Isabel Currier
  14. “Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget.”
    — Hugh Downs
  15. “They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.”
    — Mrs. Paul M. Ell
  16. “Christmas,
Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow

Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow

School teachers always wanted to discover ways to connect with their students more effectively for a better learning experience. Thanks to such tools as ClassDojo, teachers can now easily have their students focused in class in no time (rather than spend precious minutes trying to manage students' behavior).

ClassDojo likewise provides students with data on their own behavior, making them less disorderly, leading to a more conducive learning environment. Parents benefit from ClassDojo, too. Teachers can easily access every child's classroom information and show them to the parents and make them engaged in their children's development.

Three Ring is another techie tool for teachers who want to organize their students' data digitally. This app allows teachers to upload student works from your smartphones or laptops directly to your own online stream.

You can use it during instruction inside the classroom, for planning lessons that are needed or will be enjoyed by the students, and for easily assessing the works of each of your students. Students can also see their progress through time through the uploaded pictures in the teachers' stream. This can encourage them to do better in class.

Years of research on early cognitive development has paved way for new tools that will help children develop their cognitive skills. Scientific Learning®'s Fast ForWord Program strengthens children's cognitive skills, helping them improve their reading-related skills such as comprehension, phonological and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, among others.

Fast ForWord also offers English language learning where children can improve on their English literacy rapidly. The program is also consistent in the use of brain exercises for better retention and faster improvement on the use of English language, no matter what your first language may be.

More and more grade school teachers are also excited about custom-designed curriculums which allow the use of apps and devices such as iPads. Elementary schools in several parts of the United States have participated in piloting this kind of programs. For example, students of Jessieville Elementary School in Arkansas used storybook apps for their language arts and science activities. Likewise, students from Van Meter Elementary School managed to create their own ebooks by using several apps and software such as FlipSnack, Evernote, Skitch, and Mackin VIA.

Teachers believe that technology should be used to make education and learning more fun and interesting for children who are exposed to the internet, video games, and devices (such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets) early in their lives. …

Immortalizing Values Through Education for Sustainable Development

Immortalizing Values Through Education for Sustainable Development

Education is the primary agent of transformation towards sustainable development, increasing people’s capacities to transform their visions for society into reality. Education not only provides scientific and technical skills, it also provides the motivation, and social support for pursuing and applying them. For this reason, society must be deeply concerned that much of current education falls far short of what is required. When we say this, it reflects the very necessities across the cultures that allow everyone become responsible towards quality enhancement.

Improving the quality and revelation of education and reorienting its goals to recognize the importance of sustainable development must be among society’s highest priorities. It is not that we talk only about environment but also about every component of life.

We therefore need to clarify the concept of education for sustainable development. It was a major challenge for educators during the last decade. The meanings of sustainable development in educational set ups, the appropriate balance of peace, human rights, citizenship, social equity, ecological and development themes in already overloaded curricula, and ways of integrating the humanities, the social sciences and the arts into what had up-to-now been seen and practiced as a branch of science education.

Some argued that educating for sustainable development ran the risk of programming while others wondered whether asking schools to take a lead in the transition to sustainable development was asking too much of teachers.

These debates were compounded by the desire of many, predominantly environmental, NGOs to contribute to educational planning without the requisite understanding of how education systems work, how educational change and innovation takes place, and of relevant curriculum development, professional development and instructive values. Not realizing that effective educational change takes time, others were critical of governments for not acting more quickly.

Consequently, many international, regional and national initiatives have contributed to an expanded and refined understanding of the meaning of education for sustainable development. For example, Education International, the major umbrella group of teachers’ unions and associations in the world, has issued a declaration and action plan to promote sustainable development through education.

A common agenda in all of these is the need for an integrated approach through which all communities, government entities, collaborate in developing a shared understanding of and commitment to policies, strategies and programs of education for sustainable development.

Actively promoting the integration of education into sustainable development at local community

In addition, many individual governments have established committees, panels, advisory councils and curriculum development projects to discuss education for sustainable development, develop policy and appropriate support structures, programs and resources, and fund local initiatives.

Indeed, the roots of education for sustainable development are firmly planted in the environmental education efforts of such groups. Along with global education, development education, peace education, citizenship education, human rights education, and multicultural and anti-racist education that have all been significant, environmental education has been particularly significant. In its brief thirty-year history, contemporary environmental education has steadily striven towards goals and outcomes similar and comparable to those inherent in …

High School Science Project Measuring Heat

High School Science Project Measuring Heat

Did you know that all foods we eat have some kind of energy in them. That is why we eat them because our bodies need food to convert to energy and allow our muscles to move. Energy is heat for our bodies.

How can we see what type of energy a piece of food contains even though we are not eating it and digesting it? We will light a piece of food to show it has energy, otherwise it would not burn and then use the energy from it burning to show it can heat water.

Get these materials for the science experiment:

  • A large coffee can
  • A smaller can like a soup can
  • A wooden skewer like used for barbeque careful as the edges will be very sharp so ask a parent for help.
  • You will now want to punch holes around the side edges of the large coffee can. You can use an ice pick with a hammer on a wooden cutting board. Definitely have your parents do this part. The reason for doing this is so that you can release a small bit of oxygen.
  • The small can probably already has the top removed but if not go ahead and take the top off.
  • Punch two holes in the top of the small can on opposite sides. Again have your parents do this hole punching.
  • Put the wooden skewer through the holes so it evenly hangs from both sides.
  • Pour a small amount of water into the small can. (About 2/3 to c cup works well.) Only use room temperature water.
  • Use the thermometer to record the temperature.
  • Now have your parents use a lighter and light the marshmallow on fire.
  • Right away put the coffee can over the marshmallow and put the water filed soup can with wooden skewer on top of that. It should hang from the top of the coffee can over the marshmallow. It looks kind of like a camp fire as you are trying to heat the water in the soup can with the marshmallow.
  • Let the marshmallow burn until it goes out.
  • As soon as the flame goes out put the thermometer into the water and record the temperature.

Now you will do this with the peanut and piece of bread. (Note: the peanut may take a little while to light but do not give up.

Make sure to record your temperature each time and use new room temperature water each time you do this.

What you have discovered is that each type of food we eat will burn because it has energy stored within it and that is what our body uses as fuel. Some foods have more energy inside them than others and that energy can be used to heat water just like it used the energy to keep our bodies warm.

What you are learning is that everything has energy which is measured in BTUs and for every BTU it should be able to raise four ounces of …

Online Education to Become a Teacher

Online Education to Become a Teacher

You might want to consider acquiring an online degree if you are interested in becoming a teacher. The field of education is one that gives you plenty of opportunities to try out different roles. As a teacher, you can focus on early, middle, or secondary aged students. You can also take on administrative roles with an online degree focused on teaching.

Kinds of Online Degrees:
Similar to any other field, there are lots of options available for you when it comes to online degrees. To start with, you can go for a bachelor's degree in education. You can become a teacher in any college or university by approaching this degree along with a certificate in teaching. Normally your college major will decide which subject you are going to teach. Once you have earned a bachelor's degree in education, you can further go for a master's degree in education. This degree can come in real handy for individuals who want to advance their career.

Different Areas in the Field of Education:
The education field consists of various specializations that include elementary education, early childhood education, administration, higher education, secondary education and middle school. Each of these specializations needs a specific educational qualification and certification for becoming a teacher. For example, it is mandatory for teachers to get a license from the state in which they are teaching.

Online Bachelor's in Education:
To start a career in teaching, you need to earn a bachelor's degree in Education. The course structure of this online degree program includes planning lessons, handling discipline related issues, psychology of learning and making sure that students do not face any problem in understanding concepts. You can earn between $ 25,000 and $ 30,000 as a first year teacher with an online bachelor's degree in education.

Online Master's in Teaching:
Certified teachers can attain promotions as well as pay increases with the help of online a master's in teaching degree. Another good thing about this degree program is that it gives teachers more opportunities in private schools and universities. Upon graduation you can also enroll in a PhD in education degree program.

Schools Offering Online Education Degrees:

o Western Governors University: Regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Western Governors University offers Bachelor in Education, Masters in Teaching, Masters in Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education and Special Education.

o Ashford University: Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Ashford University offers Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees in teaching. Some of the programs conducted by Ashford University are Bachelor in Education, Masters in Teaching, Masters in Education, Masters in Teaching, Higher Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education and Elementary Education.

o Grand Canyon University: Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, Grand Canyon University offers Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education in Secondary Education and Master of Education in Special Education.

The acquisition on an online …

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

The content standards presented in this chapter outline what students should know, understand, and be able to do in natural science. The content standards are a complete set of outcomes for students; they do not prescribe a curriculum. These standards were designed and developed as one component of the comprehensive vision of science education presented in the National Science Education Standards and will be most effective when used in conjunction with all of the standards described in this book. Furthermore, implementation of the content standards can not be successful if only a subset of the content standards is used (such as implementing only the subject matter standards for physical, life, and earth science).

The eight categories of content standards are:

1. Unifying concepts and processes in science.

2. Science as inquiry.

3. Physical science.

4. Life science.

5. Earth and space science.

6. Science and technology.

7. Science in personal and social perspectives.

8. History and nature of science.

The standard for unifying concepts and processes is presented for grades K-12, because the understanding and abilities associated with major conceptual and procedural schemes need to be developed over an endless education, and the unifying concepts and processes transcend clinical boundaries. The next seven categories are clustered for grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Those clusters were selected based on a combination of factors, including cognitive development theory, the classroom experience of teachers, organization of schools, and the frameworks of other disciplinary-based standards. References for additional reading for all the content standards are presented at the end of Chapter 6.

The sequence of the seven grade-level content standards is not arbitrary: Each standard subsumes the knowledge and skills of other standards. Students' understandingings and abilities are grounded in the experience of inquiry, and inquiry is the foundation for the development of understandings and abilities of the other content standards. The personal and social aspects of science are emphasized exponentially in the progress from science as inquiry standards to the history and nature of science standards. Students need solid knowledge and understanding in physical, life, and earth and space science if they are to apply science.

Multidisciplinary perspectives also increase from the subject-matter standards to the standard on the history and nature of science, providing many opportunities for integrated approaches to science teaching.

1. Unifying Concepts and Processes Standard:

Conceptual and procedural schemes unify science disciples and provide students with powerful ideas to help them understand the natural world. Because of the underlining principles embodied in this standard, the understandings and abilities described here are reproduced in the other content standards. Unifying concepts and processes include:

i. Systems, order, and organization.

ii. Evidence, models, and explanation.

iii. Change, constancy, and measurement.

iv. Evolution and equilibrium.

v. Form and function.

This standard describes some of the integrative schemes that can bring together students' many experiences in science education across grades K-12. The unifying concepts and processes standard can be the focus of instruction at any grade level but should always be closely linked to …

Computer Programmer

Computer Programmer

According to the BLS, employment in computer and software programming is projected to increase 68 percent between 2004 and 2014. In fact it's the third fastest growing industry in the economy. Computer programmers earn between $ 30.00 and $ 35.00 an hour and progressing to management could increase this figure to $ 55.00.

What exactly does a computer programmer do?

Computer programmers write, test, and maintain programs and software – the tools behind every computer function. This involves complex coding, usually learned via a degree in computers. A career as a computer programmer may not seem the "sexiest" option for graduates of tech schools, but computer programming is behind every area of ​​technology. The BLS predicts that job opportunities will be excellent for most computer workers; in addition, the saloons are a good deal better than average. Computer programming remains one of the most in-demand skills in this area.

How to become a computer programmer

A Bachelor's degree in computers is the most common route into computer programming. This degree could have been in computer science, mathematics or information technology. If your skills are fresh enough, an associate's degree may suffice, but a bachelor's or master's degree in computers should provide the best career advancement prospects.

In addition, graduations of tech schools with up-to-date computer training will have the best prospects in programming. Constant advances in technology means that your relationship with tech schools should be an ongoing thing, further adding to your existing skills with diplomas and certificates where necessary. …