Academic Cheap Software For Education

The membership provides Microsoft software to keep academic labs, faculty and students on the leading edge of technology. Students and faculty are also sometimes allowed to resell academic software. Search Help tips Academic SoftwareAcademic software is software sold at significantly discounted prices to students, faculty members and educational institutions. Do not sell academic copies of software to anyone other than an educational institution, a student or a faculty member. Do not sell academic copies of software to anyone other than an educational institution, a student, or a faculty member. Advises faculty about academic software, and arranges for the purchase and installation of academic software for student access through the Learning Resources Center. Only software used by faculty, staff, or students for Simmons College business purposes, including academics, may be installed on Simmons-owned computers. EASA welcomes the submission of computer software designed for education and research in all academic disciplines. The …

A Tribute To Maria Montessori

“The only purpose of education is to teach a student how to live his life — by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality. The training he needs is theoretical, i.e., conceptual. He has to be taught to think, to understand, to integrate, to prove. He has to be taught the essentials of the knowledge discovered in the past — and he has to be equipped to acquire further knowledge by his own efforts.” — Ayn Rand, “The Comprachicos” The state of education in New Zealand is a shambles. Parents who are concerned about the future well-being of their children are searching desperately for educational alternatives. The increased demand for private schooling and the dramatic rise in the number of home-schooled children provide an accurate measure of the growing degree of parental dissatisfaction with the current situation. But unless responsible and well-meaning parents are armed with the …

Arts Education Suffering In San Jose Schools

Art programs, such as art appreciation, drama, theater and music, have been suffering across the nation for 30 years, as school officials concentrate on the basics of learning. With federal programs, such as No Child Left Behind, even more focus has been placed on basic learning skills, which excludes the arts. This also means that any extra funding is funneled into these basic learning programs in order to meet state and federal-set standards. Arts education is one of the standards that should be met by schools within the state of California, yet the state does not impose penalties on schools that do not met these particular standards. A statewide survey by SRI International concluded that of the 1,123 schools surveyed: • 89 percent failed to meet state standards for arts education; • Nearly 1/3 offered no art education coursework that met state standards; • 61 percent had no full-time arts …

Art Schools

An Art school has a primary focus on the visual arts, such as graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture. They are specific to the type of education that you wish to obtain. Art schools differ from larger institutions by degrees including such classes as science and math. When the school is considered an accredited college, you can still obtain a bachelor of Fine Arts degree. There are certain criteria that you need to meet in order to be accepted into an art school. What the admissions committees look for in an applicant is: Grades: the committee wants to make sure that the future student will be successful and thrive under academic pressure. Students who have strong academic backgrounds are preferred. Do not worry if you are not the strongest academic applicant. The Admissions counselors also take personal background and extracurricular activities into consideration. Improve your chances of being accepted …

Art Is For Everyone

One of the saddest views that I encounter is that art is elitist: an activity for the few. Nothing could be more wrong. Art is for everyone, and the creation of artwork makes people happy. Many people have told me over the years that they don’t have any artistic talent. To this I reply, “So what. Neither do I!” Let’s consider an analogy. People take part in many activities that don’t produce tangible results: for example, going for a walk through the park. When the walk is finished, there’s really not a tangible result. Sure, you reap the salubrious benefits of exercise, but there’s nothing left to hold in your hand. One of the unfortunate and implicit aspects of artistic creation is that there’s an actual creative manifestation which results. If you sit down and make a painting, you can bet that after an hour of this activity, you’re going …

Art Gallery

Art Galleries are generally known for art that highlights the natural beauty all around the world. Everyday there are people creating entirely new works of art, and placing them in art galleries all over the world. The type of art included in a gallery can vary. Art can encompass a wide variety of medium, such as, drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture, to name a few. The purpose of the art gallery is to show off the work of local and national artists in a way that people will want to purchase them. Many of the artist’s works can also be bought as prints. This allows the artist to sell more, while making the price more affordable to people. Local Art Galleries Art Galleries are generally known for art that highlights the natural beauty all around the world. Everyday there are people creating entirely new works of art, and placing them …

Arizona Schools Math Standards — Is There A Better Way

All states across the United States require standards that must be met in different subjects by specific grades, especially in reading and math. End of year testing is required for specific grades to ensure schools and students are meeting these standards. The concern is that states, including the Arizona schools, are trying to teach everything at once to students, with teachers losing the ability to teach the important math concepts in depth. Otherwise, students are learning a little about everything (just enough to pass state tests) but not enough to actually use in the real world. Many educators in the Arizona schools are concerned that they are being forced to teach for testing, rather than real in-depth learning that is needed in higher grades and college. For example, the Arizona schools require second graders to know 77 math concepts by the end of that grade. That is a lot of …

Argumentation: Turn It from Adversarial to Educational

Argumentation is usually associated with debate. Using argumentation in public speaking does not require being adversarial. To use it effectively can enhance the experience for the listener. Your first thought might be to avoid it, especially when trying to persuade. The kind of argument being discussed here is not bickering or being obnoxious or even debate. Do not think of it as attacking the opposing point of view. In its simplest form, it is putting forth reasons for or against a point of view. It can involve deductive reasoning, presentation and elaboration. It starts with a proposition, the expression of a point of view on a subject. Then supporting evidence is added and principles to support the proposition are used. Follow through with reasoning on the matter, applying inductions and deductions to the proposed thought. An informative speech is presented as information or fact even though it is given as …

Are Student Loans Becoming Necessary Evils?

When it comes to getting a college education most people can agree that the costs can be staggering at best. Even the least expensive colleges in the nation can add up over a four or five year period of time creating crippling debt for those who do not qualify for some of the better grant programs of substantial scholarships. The problem lies in the fact that the parents of most traditional college students make too much money to qualify for the free financial aid that is needs based and very few qualify for the limited number of scholarships that are available to students based on merit. Even among those that qualify competition and fierce and there are no guarantees. Enter the student loan. There are all kinds of student loans and unfortunately with rising costs associated with college attendence and the growing necessity of a college degree for success in …

Are You A Good Candidate For Distance Learning?

If you have the self-determination and drive to listen well and study harder then you can learn in a live university or an online school. But some people seem better suited than others for distance learning programs. Researchers have found that one of the factors that contributes to an effective distance learner in addition to the ability to work hard is their personality type. Their studies have discovered that people who have the ability to get their energy from inside sources are generally better candidates for online learning. It’s effective in distance learning because most of your learning time is spent working and studying alone. So if you have trouble with that you may have problems in getting an online degree. If your personality type will allow you to learn and grow on your own then you are ready to consider distance learning to get a technical certificate or online …

Are There Pre-Requisite Classes For Getting Your Criminal Justice Degree?

4. Prerequisites for a criminal justice degree depend upon the institution where you will be pursuing your program. You will have to contact the institute and obtain details if they do have any prerequisites for an online criminal justice degree. English classes are usually one the prerequisites while some credits in Criminal Justice will also be preferred. The institution will specify the number of hours or required credits. A grade point average of around 3.0 is also preferred. If you do not meet the prescribed requirements, the institute might offer you conditional admission and you might have to make up for the deficiencies right at the beginning of the course. These conditions may vary depending upon the course you are taking up. Since these are online course computer and computing skills may be part of the prerequisites. Having regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection, having an …

Diagnostic Ultrasound In Pregnancy – Is It Necessary?

The journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, estimated that over half of all pregnant women in 1990 had undergone diagnostic ultrasound, yet research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that 80 percent of all pregnant women are very low risk and do not need ultrasounds. The unnecessary ultrasounds cost about $1 Billion per year. Any woman who is told she needs an ultrasound should ask about the potential benefits of the test and the risks of the procedure. She should ask if the results of the ultrasound will affect her care she would otherwise receive and how. If the result of the ultrasound will not affect her care, she may question the need for the test at all. Only after being completely informed about the need for the test, the benefits, and the risks, should she sign a consent for the procedure. USES OF ULTRASOUND According to the ACOG …

Depression And Pregnancy: A Mother And Child’s Life Compromised

Pregnancy is a wondrous moment. It is the time when women are excited to be called “moms.” It is a great opportunity to learn about child’s growth and development. But sometimes it can be the other way around. Pregnancy is not always such a happy experience for some. Pregnancy can also be a time for worry. It can also be a moment of confusion. A woman’s decision to begin a pregnancy carries with it the acceptance of the lifelong responsibility to be a parent. Ideally, effective parenting begins even before the moment of conception, when the woman confirms her desire to have a child and is physically and mentally prepared for the challenges of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. However, most women go through a lot of changes during pregnancy that sometimes, it is causing them stress as well as numerous emotional and physical changes. As a result, many pregnant women …

Days To Get Pregnant – When Is The Best Time To Get Pregnant?

Are there better days to get pregnant? When is the best time to get pregnant during the reproductive cycle? The best days to get pregnant will generally be the time when ovulation occurs. To better understand when is the best time to get pregnant, here are tips that are related to getting pregnant: 1. Know your most fertile time – generally, ovulation occurs about 14 days before your next menstrual period begins. That means if your menstrual cycle is a 28-day one, that could make day #14 your most fertile day (day #1 is the first day that your last period began). If yours is a 30-day cycle, day #16 could be the time to go for it. A 32-day cycle would have day #18 as one of the best days to get pregnant. 2. Track your basal body temperature – an inexpensive basal thermometer can be purchased and used …

Couples, Pregnancy And Murder: The Maternal Murder Phenomenon

In recent years, the high profile murder cases of Laci Peterson and Lori Hacking in the United States has brought to light an growing threat to pregnant women—murder. According to a March 2001 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) using death records and coroner reports, state health department researchers found 247 pregnancy-associated deaths between 1993 and 1998, suggesting that the maternal murder phenomenon is the leading cause of death among pregnant women. Pregnancy should be a time of great joy between a couple, so why are all those women getting murdered by their partners? According to Dr. Diana Cheng, director of women’s health at the Maryland Department of Health and Medical Hygiene and her colleague Dr. Isabelle Horon, “Women tend to think pregnancy is a safety zone, especially if they are already in an abusive relationship, but what we’re seeing is that no woman is …

Consumption of Wine is Safe in Pregnancy

There have been many articles written about the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. And there have many debates and researches that referred to this issue. Some experts say moderate drinking during pregnancy is okay, but there are others who believe taking even one drink is like very dangerous for the baby’s health. The thing that is not debatable is that whatever women eat or drink while pregnant goes directly through your bloodstream into the placenta so literally if a pregnant woman takes a drink — a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail — the unborn child takes the same. For the unborn child, the alcohol interferes with his ability to get enough oxygen and nourishment for normal cell development in the brain and other body organs. Research has shown that a developing foetus has very little tolerance for alcohol and infants born to mothers who drink during pregnancy …