Good manners and basic social skills such as taking turns are just as important to kids' success in school as a focus on reading, writing and 'rithmetic, a new book suggests. Students should learn charm-school skills alongside the academic subjects that teachers must pass on to meet the demands of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, said co-author Stephen Elliott of Vanderbilt University. The top 10 skills that students need to succeed based on the authors' surveys of more than 8,000 teachers include: * Listen to others * Follow the steps * Follow the rules * Ignore distractions * Ask for help * Take turns when you talk * Get along with others * Stay calm with others * Be responsible for your behavior * Do nice things for others. "If we increase social skills, we see commensurate increases in academic learning," Elliott said. "That doesn't mean that social skills make you smarter; it means that these skills make you more amenable to learning." Elementary school kids and teachers … [Read more...] about 10 Things Schools Don’t Teach Well
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OnePlus rolled out the first OxygenOS update for the OnePlus Nord last month, just a day after its global debut. The update brought quite a few camera improvements, along with optimized power efficiency for 4K video recording at 60fps. OnePlus has now started rolling out another new OxygenOS update for the Nord with some camera improvements and improved display experience. … [Read more...] about OnePlus Nord gets new OxygenOS 10.5.4 update with camera and display improvements
Building a championship team On July 26 in Maryland, The Boston Cannons defeated the Denver Outlaws to win the 2020 Major League Lacrosse Championship. The win marked the first championship won by a Boston area sports team since the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory in February of 2019. This is the second time in franchise history and the first time since 2011 that the Boston Cannons have won the Major League Lacrosse Championship. The Cannons join the Patriots and Red Sox as the only other pro team in Boston to win multiple championships in the past decade. This was Head Coach Sean Quirk's first MLL Championship. Bryce Wasserman was named the 2020 MLL League MVP following the game. How do you build a championship team and culture of winning? … [Read more...] about All hail, Rob Hale: 10 business lessons from the most philanthropic CEO in Massachusetts
Fire HD 8 (2020) Fire HD 10 (20190 Display 8-inch IPS LCD(1280x800) 10.1-inch IPS LCD(1920x1200) Storage 32/64GB 32GB/64GB MicroSD Yes; expandable to 1TB Yes; expandable to 512GB CPU + RAM Quad-core 2.0GHz2GB RAM Octa-core 2.0GHz2GB RAM Audio Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers Rear camera 2MP 720p 2MP 720p Front camera 2MP 2MP Dimensions 202 x 137 x 9.7mm 262 x 159 x 9.8mm Weight 355g 504g Colors BlackPlumTwilight BlueWhite BlackPlumTwilight BlueWhite When considering one of these tablets, you should think about what you'll be doing most with it. If you mostly want an e-reader for Amazon's enormous Kindle library, with the occasional video or music playback, the Fire HD 8's smaller form factor may be the better choice. It's half the price of the HD 10, and aside from weaker speakers and a slightly slower processor, you're not missing much. … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) vs. Fire HD 10 (2019): Which should you buy?
Apple iPhone sales in China may take a major hit if Apple is forced to remove WeChat from the App Store according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning US companies from doing business with WeChat. This could mean that Apple may have to remove WeChat from the App Store. Reports suggest that Apple’s sale may go down by as much as 30% if WeChat access is taken away from iPhones. This is because WeChat is not just the most popular messaging app in China, it is also a preferred payment platform and also offers social media access, online shopping and even news. WeChat is a major online platform in China and Chinese users not having WeChat on a phone would be a huge inconvenience. As per the executive order, if Apple is just required to remove WeChat from the US app store then it will not have much impact and as per Kuo it may lead up to 6% decline in iPhone sales. The signing of the executive order means that Apple will have 45 … [Read more...] about How WeChat ban may be a big reason to worry for Apple