Monday, March 28, 2016

Some Items of note for Class March 28

Some items of interest....

1) How to read a scientific paper: Click Here

2) Which students are most likely to drop out? (Australia) : CLICK HERE 

3)  Our social media future? CLICK HERE

4) How Your Parents Job Will Affect Your Career Choices: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

UT-Austin College of Education Top 10 Nationally, Top 3 Among Publics

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I’m writing to share the recently announced U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. The College of Education is ranked 10th overall and has maintained its third-place ranking among public universities.

The contributions of each and every one of you keep us competitive among our peers. I’m very proud that we have maintained our extraordinarily strong national showing in the face of both limited federal funding and an increasingly competitive market for top faculty and top graduate students. Faculty research continues to lead our field. Staff and faculty continue to support our students’ excellent education.

In addition to the college’s number three spot, the college is ranked second in research expenditures among publics. Specific programs and specialty areas also placed strong within the top 10, with two rising in rankings.

Administration/Supervision: Second among publics and third overall
Special Education: Third among publics and fourth overall
Educational Psychology: Fifth among publics and sixth overall, up from 10th last year
Curriculum and Instruction: Fourth among publics and seventh overall, up from 11th last year

Additionally, three programs placed within the top 20:

Elementary Teacher Education: Eighth among publics (tied with Ohio State University), 11th overall, up from 15th last year
Secondary Teacher Education: 13th among publics (tied with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), 18th overall
Education Policy: 10th among publics (tied with University of Southern California-Rossier), 18th overall

Thank you all for your commitment to the College of Education’s long tradition of excellence.

Manny


Manuel J. Justiz, Dean
A.M. Aikin Regents Chair
in Education Leadership
Lee Hage Jamail Regents Chair
in Education

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

U.S. News Rankings Released

U.S. News & World Report has just released its graduate school rankings. The College of Education is ranked 10th overall and has maintained its third-place ranking among public universities.
“I’m very proud that the college has maintained its extraordinarily strong national showing in the face of both limited federal funding and an increasingly competitive market for top faculty and top graduate students,” says Dean Manuel Justiz. “I thank our faculty and College of Education family for providing our students with an excellent education and leading our field with cutting-edge scholarship and research. Their contributions keep us competitive among our peers.”
In addition to the college’s number three spot, the college is ranked second in research expenditures among publics. Specific programs and specialty areas also placed strong within the top 10, with two rising in rankings.
Administration/Supervision: Second among publics and third overall
Special Education: Third among publics and fourth overall
Educational Psychology: Fifth among publics and sixth overall, up from 10th last year
Curriculum and Instruction: Fourth among publics and seventh overall, up from 11th last year
Additionally, three programs placed within the top 20:
Elementary Teacher Education: Eighth among publics (tied with Ohio State University), 11thoverall, up from 15th last year
Secondary Teacher Education: 13th among publics (tied with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), 18th overall
Education Policy: 10th among publics (tied with University of Southern California-Rossier), 18th overall
Rankings are but one indicator of excellence. The College of Education continues to develop strategies to secure funding for research, recruiting and retaining faculty, and for programs such as the Dean’s Scholars Fellowship Program, which helps recruit the best and brightest graduate students.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Petrosino Technology 2016

DELL LATITUDE D600 LAPTOP
768553
Will Turn this in--- no longer in use






DELL DIMENSION 4600 CPU
769331

Home computer used in Hoboken, NJ-
Will return this asap




PANASONIC PV-GS320
773358








NIKON D80 DIGITIAL CAMERA KIT
773359







Leica D-Lux 5 Digital Camera
854395

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall 2015: Blogs Cohort H and M

terrarium is a type of miniature ecosystem of plants. Terrariums are usually sealable glass containers that can be opened for maintenance and to access the plants inside. However, this is not essential; terrariums can also be made using other transparentmaterials, and some are open to the atmosphere rather than being sealed. Terrariums are often kept as decorative or ornamental items in the same way as aquariums.
Closed terrariums create a unique environment for plant growth, as the transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter the terrarium. The sealed container combined with the heat entering the terrarium allows for the creation of a small scale water cycle. This happens because moisture from both the soil and plants evaporates in the elevated temperatures inside the terrarium. This water vapour then condenses on the walls of the container, and eventually falls back to the plants and soil below. This contributes to creating an ideal environment for growing plants due to the constant supply of water, thereby preventing the plants from becoming over dry. In addition to this, the light that passes through the transparent material of the terrarium allows for the plants within to photosynthesis, an important aspect of plant growth.


Cohort H

GROUP 1H: Dani Glazer, Nicole Sollie, Hannah Bender, Donna Beltrone 

GROUP 2H: Braelyn Anderson, Shauntai Wooten, Grace Ballard, Katherine Murchison

GROUP 5H: Alex Buford, Erin Preston, Whitney Davenport

Group 6HTori, Jackie, Carissa, and Mary Alex


Cohort M 

GROUP 1M: Sierra Alexander, Suzanne Reckmeyer, Recebba Ross 


GROUP 2M: Macie Cohen, Katherine Mazanek, Alex Siminski

GROUP 4M: Ashley Laird, Abby Saunders, Kassie Ruiz

GROUP 5M: Julie G. Brittany, Desiree, and Helene

GROUP 6M: Rachel Lim, Melissa Lackman, Drew Herbort

GROUP 7M: Jennifer H, Liz, and Lexi




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar awarded grant for Multiple Literacies in Project-based Learning

  Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar has been awarded a $1.8 million grant, funded by The Michigan State University/Lucas Educational Research Fund, for her project, “Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning.” The project will develop and test rigorous project-based curricula for the upper elementary grades that integrate the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core State Standards in the English Language Arts and Mathematics. In this design-based initiative, the curricula, which include multi-modal, digital apps, will be developed iteratively and studied in classrooms over the next five years. Collaborating on this grant are Elliot Soloway, computer scientist, and Elizabeth Davis, science educator, both of whom are from the University of Michigan.


Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar is Professor of Education; Jean and Charles Walgreen Professor of Reading and Literacy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spring 2015 2-Tier terrarium Blogs

terrarium is a type of miniature ecosystem of plants. Terrariums are usually sealable glass containers that can be opened for maintenance and to access the plants inside. However, this is not essential; terrariums can also be made using other transparentmaterials, and some are open to the atmosphere rather than being sealed. Terrariums are often kept as decorative or ornamental items in the same way as aquariums.
Closed terrariums create a unique environment for plant growth, as the transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter the terrarium. The sealed container combined with the heat entering the terrarium allows for the creation of a small scale water cycle. This happens because moisture from both the soil and plants evaporates in the elevated temperatures inside the terrarium. This water vapour then condenses on the walls of the container, and eventually falls back to the plants and soil below. This contributes to creating an ideal environment for growing plants due to the constant supply of water, thereby preventing the plants from becoming over dry. In addition to this, the light that passes through the transparent material of the terrarium allows for the plants within to photosynthesis, an important aspect of plant growth.


Group 1: http://terrariumscience.blogspot.com/

Group 2: http://terrariumday1.blogspot.com/

Group 3: http://thesecretlyfe.weebly.com/

Group 4: http://shrimpgupppy.blogspot.com

Group 5: http://terrariumutaustin.blogspot.com





Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pearson unveils new approach to social studies education

Developing an understanding of social studies–where our society has been and where it is going–is crucial to success in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world.
Last month, Pearson unveiled new secondary social studies programs designed to engage every student in the love of history, geography, government, economics, and culture to provide a foundation for success in civic life as well as college and career.
Created through a collaborative process involving educators, experts and students from around the country, Pearson’s next-generation social studies programs align to the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. The framework, developed and launched last year by the National Council for the Social Studies, shifts the emphasis from delivering content to preparing students for life beyond the classroom.
Kathy Swan, project director and lead writer of the C3 Framework, collaborated with Pearson on the development of the new programs. Swan, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky, said: “While much of the content in social studies hasn’t changed, if we are going to engage today’s students in learning this important subject, we must transform our instructional approach. Today’s technology provides us with a new way of immersing students in learning about history, geography and culture by personalizing content and actively involving them in thinking in different ways.”
The new programs combine best practices, curriculum standards, and technology. Students connect to digital content and actively learn, investigate, and acquire key content knowledge through print and digital resources. Then they extend their understanding by applying what they just learned in quick recap exercises. Through formative and summative assessments, they demonstrate understanding of what they are learning.
“If we are going to educate 21st century learners, it is crucial that we take a 21st century approach, integrating all of the powerful tools and resources that we have available into an engaging and interactive learning environment,” said Bethlam Forsa, Pearson’s managing director for learning services. “Through our collaboration with educators, experts, and other leading education organizations, we reimagined social studies to develop programs that will provide students with a foundation for success in college, career and civic life.”
Pearson collaborated with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News Group, to produce the program’s myStory videos, developed to help students make personal connections to people and places all over the world. In addition, for the 2015-2016 school year, schools using Pearson’s new grades 8-12 social studies curriculum will have access to NBC Learn’s library of more than 17,000 premium education videos.
“NBC Learn is uniquely able to bring historic and current events to life through the combination of original productions and a deep digital video archive of news stories by our world-class journalists,” said Soraya Gage, vice president and general manager, NBC Learn.
In addition, Pearson worked with the nonprofit, non-partisan Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), to develop the Civic Discussion Topic Inquiries for all of the new programs. Pearson also integrated CRF’s project-based learning model, Civic Action Project, into the company’s longest continually published title, “Magruder’s American Government,” which was first available in 1917.
“Exploring civics through project-based learning provides students with a real-world view on how government works and the ways that citizens can help solve or influence a problem, issue or policy,” said Marshall Croddy, president, CRF. “Pearson’s new social studies curriculum provides us with a powerful platform for involving students in learning civics through this model.”
Delivered via Pearson’s REALIZE platform, the next-generation programs include student and teacher print editions,eTexts, NBC Learn myStory videos, videos to support flipped learning, and built-in progress monitoring and assessments. Embedded professional development provides teachers with access to both complete professional learning assignments and short segments to support them as they teach the curriculum.
Available now for pilots and for implementation in fall 2015, the new social studies programs are “American History” for middle grades; and “World History,”“United States History,”“Magruder’s American Government” and “Economics” for high school