This Sunday, September 10 is Grandparents’ Day!!
The role of grand-parenting has certainly changed in our history. Take a look at the statistics:
Did You Know:
|Number of grandparents in the U.S.
|Percent of U.S. households lead by grandparents
|| 37 %
|Percent of Grandparents that are the primary caregiver to their grandchildren
|| 13 %
|Percent of people who became a grandparent in their 50’s
|Percent of people who became a grandparent in their 40’s
Also, perceptions of porches and rockers as the primary activity of grandparents are inaccurate. Consider these latest data findings:
|Percent of grandparents who use the internet
|Percent of grandparents who use search engines to find information
|Percent of grandparents who shop online
|Percent of grandparents who use Instant message
|Percent of grandparents who share photos online
|Percent of grandparents who bank online
|Percent of grandparents who use a social network like Facebook or Twitter
|Percent of grandparents who still have a full-time or part-time job
|Percent of grandparents who have started their own business
Reaching new heights: 2% of grandparents have gone ski diving
Photo Source; MRama, 2015-2016 PGC/ACU Images of Aging Photo Contest
So, Sunday, be sure to call, text, or FB-wall Grannie and PaPa today to wish them Happy Grandparents’ Day!
The 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase: “Research & Design for Impact” is now live! Come view the videos, comment on those that interest you and vote for your favorites.
478 presenters and co-presenters have submitted 171 videos related to all areas of STEM teaching and learning. You can search for videos of interest or filter by keyword, intended audience, grade level, resource center, NSF program, organization and state. They cover a vast array of topics in STEM including broadening participation, workforce development, scientific argumentation, NGSS, citizen science, maker spaces, classroom curriculum innovations, apps and games, integration of computer science into STEM and computational thinking (to name but a few). http://videohall.com/p/942
Teague, H. L. (2017). A mixed methods study of online course facilitators’ perceptions of mobile technology, design, and TPaCK affordances (Order No. 10590840). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Pepperdine University – SCELC; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1889540301). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29276.39044
Please access my dissertation from ResearchGate, ProQuest or this blog post link
A mixed methods study of online course facilitators’ perceptions of mobile technology, design, and TPaCK affordances
ResearchGate Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316714796_A_mixed_methods_study_of_online_course_facilitators%27_perceptions_of_mobile_technology_design_and_TPaCK_affordances
Would you get up at 2:00am to discuss math concepts? Students in Kenya did tonight! They slept at their school in order to participate in an online, global Fuze meet-up w/ high school math students from two schools in California. This project is under the supervision of Dr. Eric Hamilton of Pepperdine University.
All students’ insightful, engaging conversations and discussions of their STEM projects were illuminating for me. “Illuminating” is a word of hyperbole but it fits tonight after listening to these insightful students. Boundaries can be shattered from just these types of conversations!
Read more about this project at these links:
Project goal: Peer-Reviewed Journal Submission
Background and Motivation
A huge area of focus in curriculum for gifted learners is the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) and Joyce VanTassel-Baska’s research. is the big name. Much of the ICM & Joyce VanTassel-Baska
‘s work was translating Hilda Taba’s curriculum ideas for a gifted audience. Is there an application addressing the social-emotional needs of gifted, especially underachievement of gifted population and the agency that teachers may or may not have over it.