Day: May 4, 2021

Education app adds Black girl hair after TN first-grader speaks up

All people have the power to create change, including 7-year-old Morgan Bugg of Brentwood.

In early April, Morgan was using the educational app Freckle as a part of her online, first-grade curriculum at Edmondson Elementary School. The online platform is gamified, giving students the opportunity to win coins while completing activities geared toward reading and math enhancement.

Upon successfully completing Freckle learning activities, Bugg went to redeem her coins and style her own avatar. However, when she arrived at the virtual store, she realized there were no hairstyle options for Black female students like her.

At the time, there was

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Saturday roundup: Bayside Academy ends Ken Whittle’s HoF career at Trinity

Bayside Academy scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Trinity 6-5 in Game 3 of their Class 3A playoff series Saturday.

It was a series that featured three one-run games, two of which were decided in extra innings.

“It was unbelievable,” Admirals coach Matt Limbaugh said. “You hated to see anyone lose. It was old-school baseball at its finest.”

Bayside (23-7) advances to play Opp on the road next week in the quarterfinals.

Saturday’s game was the final one in the 43-year career for Trinity coach Ken Whittle, who is already in the AHSAA

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‘Embracing edtech long-term’ – Education Technology

Education technology (edtech) describes a ‘marriage’ of technology and education. The ‘future’ has blessed this seemingly odd union, which unlike many marriages, is destined to last, as it links the latest technology with the age-old art of teaching. Its main goal is to ease the way people learn both traditional subjects and technical skills. Edtech’s potential to improve the way people learn and retain new information could revolutionise the events and conferences industry. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the spread and development of edtech, but it’s hardly a tool system exclusive to remote education settings. Its impact is universal,

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11 Lasting Changes To Higher Education

Some say higher education will largely return to pre-pandemic normal in the coming academic year or two. Others predict a mass extinction of colleges and universities. Both are extreme ends (and highly unlikely scenarios) of the spectrum of what might happen to higher education. Somewhere in between those extremes, though, are eleven clear and lasting changes to higher education as a result of the pandemic:

1.     The test optional movement will become permanent. Although many colleges

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Career Reboot: From App Developer to Aquarium Ace

When Kenny Lin was a child growing up in southern China, his family didn’t have much money. His entertainment came from nature: keeping pet chickens, climbing trees, chasing frogs. “I’d be that weird kid with some insect in my hand, scaring everyone. But to me, that was fun,” he says.

Even in New York City, where his family moved when he was young, he tried to tame pigeons and catch cicadas. His mother worked long hours sewing pockets on shirts at a local clothing factory, making 6 cents apiece. The family struggled financially, but nature was a familiar refuge.

He

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University of Hawaii campus facility will be ready for Rainbow Warrior football in August

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