The Young Teacher’s Guide To Using Technology In The Class Room

You, as an inexperienced teacher, should begin with simple technology, slowly. You need to adopt the ‘KISS’ principle, i.e. ‘Keep it simple, stupid.’ Keep away from the ‘complicated teaching aids’ that the more advanced technology represents.That said, it is important to realise that no form of technology is the ‘be all and end all’ for a teacher. A teacher needs to be flexible and gain experience in all forms of technology to add interest and real life data as well as efficiency to their teaching.Some teachers make the mistake of believing that technology replaces the humble chalk/white board. No technology can replace them totally because they are quick and easy to use and can be very effective in the hands of an experienced teacher.As you begin your career, use only one form of technology at a time, apart from the chalk or white boards. Plan carefully what you need to do. Practice beforehand. Make sure you have all the parts you need to make the technology work, e.g. a remote control. Check that it works and the batteries are fresh.Here are a number of guidelines to be aware of before you begin to use any form of technology in your class room.1. Always test your equipment/technology first to ensure that it works.2. Practice its use before the lesson.3. Remember: You must still do the teaching. Technology does not teach. It simply assists the process of teaching/learning.4. Make sure all students gain equal access to whatever technology you use.5. Ensure that all students who need to use the technology can use it effectively and as efficiently as possible.6. If you use technology as a medium in your assessment, make sure the success in the task is not dependent on the students’ expertise in using the technology.7. Before you use any technology as part of your assessment task, make sure all students have practiced and perfected the technological skills they need to succeed in the task, given that they know the appropriate learning work.8. Develop an expertise in using all available technology in your class room. This will give you opportunities to use a greater variety of teaching strategies/pedagogues.9. Always plan a back-up strategy if the technology fails, i.e. Have spare devices or an alternative teaching strategy.10. Where you have competent students with technology skills, use them to assist you as demonstrators or as mentors for their fellow students.11. When seeking to acquire new technology, be sure to investigate the real cost including the ‘behind the scenes’ costs such as servicing, as well as the benefits to your students. Ask yourself this question: “Does it offer a better teaching result than the other already available strategies and old technology?” before you spend the money.One last point:Remember the technology cannot do your teaching for you. In the end, the technology, even with the powerful interactive computer software now available, will need your input somewhere for it to be truly effective for your students.

5 Empowering Tracks From Female Icons To Make You Feel Inspired

Sometimes we all need a little lift. Whether you’ve had a recent knock to your confidence, have been going through stress in your personal or professional life, or have always struggled with your self-esteem, music is an essential tool for lifting your spirits and making you feel better about yourself.

According to a study by Heriot-Watt University, the type of music you listen to not only influences your mood, but also your personality, with indie and rock/heavy metal fans reporting the lowest levels of self-esteem, while fans of jazz, blues, opera, classical, pop, rap and soul all reported high levels of self-confidence.

So if you’re having a ‘down day’, why not boost your spirits by listening to some powerful, uplifting tracks? Here are five perfect confidence boosters.

Britney Spears – Toxic

Britney’s own struggles with her mental health and conservatorship have made her an inspiration for many people across the world.

This classic song is timelessly sensual, and the heavy beats throughout make it impossible not to dance to. A welcome blast of nostalgia, this tune has filled dance floors across the globe with fans old and new.

The video features Britney as a female spy playing the sexy flight attendant, seducing her passenger before she makes her escape on a motorbike and breaks into a high-security facility guarded by a laser security system.

This track and video is a guaranteed way to feel invincible, and deserves a place on your playlist no matter your mood.

Kelis – Milkshake

A cheesy classic that is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and gooey inside, Kelis pumps up the heat in this 00’s RnB track. Underpinned by intricate drum beats and electric elements, Kelis’ self-confidence is infectious, and it’s hard not to find yourself smiling at the lyrics.

This track is a great way to get into a flirtatious mindset, making it a great choice before going on a date or heading out for the evening.

And if you’re staying in? It’s a great mood lift. But beware! You may find yourself craving a sweet treat.

Eve (ft. Gwen Stefani) – Let Me Blow Your Mind

This RnB classic will capture your attention with its assertive rhythm and powerful vocals from 00’s icons Eve and Gwen Stefani. Featuring a laid-back – yet self-assured – beat, and catchy guitar riff, this is a great track for driving, and its empowering feel is sure to help you feel motivated.

Got a job interview lined up, or thinking of asking for a raise? This anthemic number is a quick way to feel positive and more assertive.

The video features Eve and Gwen Stefani crashing an exclusive event on quad bikes, causing a stir among the privileged attendants, and shoving the performer off stage to perform their own music, before finally being arrested and taken to the station in a police van.

This ‘baddie’ track helps you to tap into the hidden ‘bold’ side of your personality, and lifts your mood while keeping you feeling calm and cool.

Fergie – MILF$

If you have kids, it can be difficult to feel sexy. When you’re running around cleaning the house, changing nappies, or up to your elbows in dishwater, you can easily forget your sensual side – leaving you feeling frumpy and lacking in confidence and motivation.

Thankfully, Fergie’s comeback track is a quick remedy to your low mood and lethargy.

Featuring attractive mothers dressed in curve-hugging latex and silky lingerie going about their daily life in a dreamy, colourful suburbia, this track is a quick way to transform your self-esteem and transport you to a world where you are not just a mother, but a goddess too.

Why not shake off the day and tap into your feminine energy with Fergie, your sexiest PJs, and a bottle of your favourite wine?

Marina And The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker

Low confidence after a breakup? You’re not alone. Having your heart broken can leave you feeling depressed, undesirable, and unmotivated. So flip the tables on your ex and become a heartbreaker with Marina’s catchy club classic.

This empowering dance track will make you want to move your body and get in touch with your bad girl side, with its heavy beat and pounding rhythms.

Plus, if your libido has suffered as a result of your low mood, take a sneaky peek at the video – it will get your blood pumping with its steamy shower shots and smoking hot male models.

The Consequences of Our Inactions

The world today is too small for nations to resort to petty squabbles that have always had reverberating consequences for their nations populations. In fact they have had drastic after effects for the whole world. The United States is not alone in exasperating global conditions. But, we have had a hand in creating major disruptions and so called regime change in countries all over the world. Ever since the Korean conflict we have blundered our way through foreign policy after foreign policy. Never has any action since been for the benefit of US citizens.

In too many instances when certain nations assert a degree of negative authoritarianism response to control others the United States in turn has always responded with threats, sanctions and warnings that have never brought a harmonious result. Today, is no different the potential for more instability has again risen. The recent evacuation in Afghanistan, the continued saber rattling by N. Korea, the current Russian Ukraine instability and other hot spots around the world have all intensified.

To help ease the growing global instability the organizations that have been established to foster a certain ease in good will, trade and commerce have long been inconsistent in doing what they originally set out to do. NATO is one such organization that was set up to unify Europe and the United States in a combined effort to ward against hostile actions from any nation against any other. In excluding countries like Russia because of various regulations that the existing countries of NATO set only encourages a form of isolation and not inclusion. Regardless of their political ideologies the world today is much too small to encourage adverse reactions from being excluded from organizations that should foster a more harmonious world.

When NATO was formed countries like Russia and China were excluded because of their political systems were not in accord with western democracy. As a result created a riff that has brought the whole world into a quandary of rising tempests that have only been exasperated by the United States unwillingness to compromise. The United States now has to realize that to bring balance to the world we have to accept the fact that every nation is entitled to participate in negotiations that have a direct impact on their society.

NAFTA is another organization that continues to defy the boundaries of good faith between nations. When NAFTA was formed it only encouraged more instability in the world today. Free trade has kept the gravy train rolling right along for major corporations and politicians. The imbalances that so many countries especially in the United States have are a direct result of our trade policies and agreement.

To help ease the global instability that has arisen the United States must realize that free trade isn’t working. That is the first step. Once our government realizes this the course of action is to establish a balance of trade agreement between all nations. When there is a balance of trade between countries more stability in societies will commence. When more nations have balance societies fosters less hostile repercussions around the world.

The failings of our government and past Administrations have only added to the growing insecurities through-out the world. They have never created a climate for rejuvenation of the quality of life for all Americans. As a result today over 70% of Americans live at or below the poverty line. When there is this much imbalance in society the results have been and continue to be more instability that is the driving force in the great divides in our nation today. It is essential for the United States to usher in policies that create unification instead of division in every policy directive that comes out of Washington.

The Rise Of Corporate Influence

The world today is still faced with a major health crisis, international terrorism and major inflation.. The reactions to these crisis has been a case study of how not to respond to a major outbreak of a potentially deadly virus, international terrorism and inflation. While some governments have on the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak ushered in many of the correct procedures to mintage the collateral damage to their population. But, sadly not enough countries adhered to policies that would keep an epidemic from turning into a full blown Pandemic, reduce the threat of terrorism and avoided the inflationary trends of today.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis governments had an opportunity to follow through on what many in the medical community have called a breakthrough in vaccine development. What the pharmaceutical industry did in response to Operation Warp Speed was rush through a synthetic mRNA compound in the process of developing a vaccine. The recent pill form of the Covid-19 treatment also contains this same synthetic mRNA compound. Had the Pharmaceutical industry followed the same formula in developing past vaccines the controversies that have surfaced wouldn’t be so widespread.

Today, when medical treatments are available they always come with warning of various side effects. Some are more serious than others. What we are seeing with the government and many in the medical community with their zealous appeal to the public to get this experimental vaccine there have been unreported deaths, underreported serious side effects and more instances of continued Covid-19 infections, all attributed to the vaccine itself. Meanwhile the pandemic rages on for mostly those being vaccinated.

It really isn’t that amazing that many in the medical field have allied themselves with the Pharmaceutical industry in accepting this new drug. A drug that is supposed to be the great savior of the Covid-19 pandemic. With governments complicity with the Pharmaceutical industry have only exasperated the global health crisis. As a result of governments insistence on vaccinating as many people as possible with this systematic experimental vaccine more cases of Covid-19 are resurfacing and the side effects after being inoculated have only gotten worse. Countries all over the world who thought this vaccine would put an end to the rise of infection rates are now facing worse case scenarios..

It has been a known fact that the overall health of the United States population has steadily declined just within the past 40 years. The industrialization of our food sources along with the rapidly rise of income disparity where more people have reduced incomes have all attributed to immune systems inability to fend off infections. So, what we are seeing today is that when a potentially dangerous virus erupts more people fall victim to infection. And compound that when an experimental vaccine is used to counteract this virus without the proper procedures to ensure it’s safety and effectiveness there in lies the recipe for disaster, as what the world is experiencing today.

From the onset of this current Pandemic many have concluded that using this Global Health crisis as a way for the Pharmaceutical Industries to gain financially. And, they actually are. As unprepared by the world’s leading economies for such a colossal scourge that this virus is doing having the Pharmaceutical industry rapidly develop a drug to combat Covid-19 is proving a financial coup-de-gras.

People like Bill Gates and others have influenced the media and our own government to endorse the vaccines that the Pharmaceutical industry has developed. As a result government especially in the US have officially adopted it’s use and is using unconstitutional means to force people to be inoculated with this experimental drug. We don’t have to look far to find that our own government is now using a form of domestic terrorism on it’s own citizens.

There are many unanswered questions that have to do when developing antidotes for various diseases and viruses. But what the public is seeing today even though not being reported by the main stream media the risks now are greater in being inoculated with this experimental drug than being exposed to Covid-19. The corporate influence of today continues to reached into the halls of government and the media. And, the greatest coverup of medical science has only begun.