Archive for May, 2012


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We’ve all heard of the food pyramid for health, but if it’s academic success you’re after, check out the student success pyramid and see what you can do to improve your educational experience.

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But financial performance, not brand, was the more critical determinant for 35 of the 49 brands that declined.

Brand Contribution—the measurement of brand strength exclusive of financials or any other factors—generally remained stable or increased for most brands and provided the buoyancy to navigate the year’s turbulence.

One in five of the 2012 BrandZ™ Top 100 brands came from a fast growing economy. But the total value of those brands slipped slightly for the first time to $330.8 billion because of the business slowdown in Brazil and China.

Brand value fluctuations in the 2012 BrandZ™ ranking were spread evenly across the 13 categories covered. Six categories rose in value and six declined. The financial category remained even with last year.

Other factors impacting brand value included the BRIC slowdown, Europe’s debt crisis, political uncertainty in the US and the erosion of trust culminating in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Despite this challenging context, the strong performance of many brands across diverse categories pointed to the continuing importance of brand and a steady appreciation of brand value. During the past six years, between 2006 and 2012, the total value of the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rose 66 percent.

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Many of the students who protested against Bodindecha School’s admissions policy are still having problems, even some those who have been re-admitted.

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As you can imagine, sexting is no big deal for most college students. In fact, as many as four out of five engage in sexting, even though it can lead to more than just embarrassment, especially if a minor is involved.
According to one survey, 56% of students admitted to receiving sexually suggestive images and 78% of students admitted to receiving sexually suggestive messages.
So what can students and the society do about it? I’m not sure, but this could be a potential problem since it’s so widely spread.

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As you know, summer break is an opportunity to earn money, spend quality time with family, catch up on schoolwork and prepare yourself for the real world — but which should students focus on this summer? We try our best to answer this question in our infographic today.

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Where is America’s Debt? Foreign Held Treasuries – Infographic.

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FEATURING THE NO.1 ONLINE INTERACTIVE READING PHONICS & SPELLING PROGRAMS

Learning to read is a milestone in every child’s education. Most children begin to read at six or seven years of age, but for some children who have trouble grasping the alphabet, phonetics, and the letter and word decoding required for reading success, a new Internet program can help.

 

ClickN’ KIDS, Inc, an Agoura Hills, CA based firm that develops online educational software, has introduced ClickN’ READ Phonics. ClickN’ READ Phonics contains 100 precisely sequenced, research based lessons designed by nationally recognized research professor Dr. J. Ron Nelson. The result is a beginning reading program that is beyond compare and has redefined computer based instruction. It is the first of it’s kind to simulate live instruction. Each lesson is taught by ClickN’ KID, a goofy and lovable “Dog of the future.” ClickN’ KID helps children gently through a learning journey of systematic lessons set in colorful, futuristic classrooms. Each lesson contains four engaging learning environments that progressively teach alphabetic understanding, phonemic awareness, decoding, and word recognition.

 

The program is used online just like viewing standard web pages. It can be used at home, at Grandma’s, at the office or while on vacation. There are no out-of-date CD ROM’s, broken videos, lost flash cards or other cost and time-intensive obstructions to interfere with quality and consistent instruction. There is no setup, training or program software to install and no waiting for shipping. You can begin using ClickN’ READ Phonics immediately after ordering.

 

The program is designed for children as young as 4 years old and teaches the complete K-3rd grade phonics curriculum taught at USA public schools. The lead-model- test system allows children to use the lessons on their own with little or no parent or teacher guidance. Children who are learning to read English for the first time, those who are struggling with reading and children with learning disabilities should use the program. Adults who are learning English as a second language are even using the program.

 

Everything needed is built into the program. It is the only product needed to learn to read English. Lessons run 15 to 30 minutes. Each lesson systematically builds on the previous one and prepares the child for the next lesson. The program’s uncomplicated interface makes it easy to use for nearly any age. Control panel screens allow easy set up and access to progress reports and many other features . The graphics and short animated segments are vibrant, but without unnecessary bells and whistles keeping children focused on the lessons.

 

The program is used online just like viewing standard web pages. It can be used at home, at Grandma’s, at the office or while on vacation. There are no out-of-date CD ROM’s, broken videos, lost flash cards or other cost and time-intensive obstructions to interfere with quality and consistent instruction. There is no setup, training or program software to install and no waiting for shipping. You can begin using ClickN’ READ Phonics immediately after ordering.

 

ClickN’ READ Phonics represents the best in curriculum, the best in computer technology and the best in program design for ease of use. And best of all, kids love it! All other phonics products and programs are simply toys when compared to ClickN’ READ Phonics. For homes, the cost is only 1,795.00 Baht for a LIFETIME subscription for one child and just 595.00 Baht for each additional child. All subscriptions come with a 60-day money back guarantee. ClickN’ Spell is only 1,495.00 Baht for one child and just 495.00 Baht for each additional child.

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More and more students have access to mobile devices. In the last Pew Internet study, 77% of all teens have a cellphone. I wasn’t able to find research on pre-teens but from the work I have done in my own district I would say almost 50% of them have cellphones as well. And these aren’t smart phones. (Although, we know many have smart phones.) These are just plain, ol’, regular cell phones.

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Many 4th and 5th graders already love reading; we asked an expert for advice on some common questions about helping them continue to develop that skill.

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9 Marketing Tips from a Six-Year Old’s Lemonade Stand

 

The other day my daughter, Sophia, announced that she wanted to set up a lemonade stand.

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