Technology In Sacramento’s Classrooms Is Becoming Increasingly Important For Educators

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William Silveira, a teacher at Natomas Charter School, has taught in schools in Sacramento, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Santo Domingo and Madrid. He has a B.A. in History and English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in History from Sacramento State and received his teaching credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He advises potential teachers on the importance of classroom observation before entering credential programs and keeping up with classroom technology.

Can you offer any advice to graduating students or job seekers?

“In addition to extensive class observations before entering a credential program, prospective teachers should realize that there are many different school settings. There are big schools and small schools, each with their own unique positives and negatives, there are different levels of teaching (from primary to university) and there are American schools around the world that hire teachers from the United States. The trick is to find the…

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Viral Video: Rope swing zipline at NFL stadium

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Local YouTuber devinsipertramp visited Jacksonville, Florida to film his latest daredevil video.

Devin and his crew decided to try out a zipline over EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team.

See how the stunt turned out in the clip above.

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Solar flares could impact airline passengers, crew

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x1s2_anim(WTVR) – A relatively big X1-class solar flare erupted from the Sun on January 7.

Those dangerous, high-energy particles will slam into our protective shield (the magnetosphere) today, potentially disrupting satellite and radio communications.

NOAA even warns that “passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes may be exposed to elevated radiation risk” during this solar storm.

This is why a planned rocket launch from Virginia’s Wallops Flight Facility was scrubbed Wednesday. The solar storm could disrupt communications during the launch between the launch vehicle, spacecraft and ground control.

An update from Orbital Sciences Corp on January 8, 2013 is as follows:

“Following a comprehensive review of data related to the radiation environment in space, further reviews and modeling of the rocket’s avionics systems, and the forecast for favorable terrestrial weather conditions at the Wallops Island launch facility, the Antares launch team has decided to proceed forward with a…

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LG’s All-in-One Google Computer Looks a Little iMac-ish, but It’ll Be Priced to Sell

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Non-Apple computers that look like Apple computers are nothing new. Back in 1999 when yours truly was working at the now online-only Circuit City, the very iMac-like eMachines eOne flew off the shelves.

It sold itself!

Why? Because everyone wanted a candy-colored, semi-translucent iMac but nobody wanted to spend $1,200+ on one. The eOne ran Windows and only cost $800. Apple sued eMachines, the two companies settled and the eOne was later redesigned. But not before I sold a lot of eOnes to a lot of college kids. Turns out, the thing was a pile that never really worked quite right, but that’s another story for another time.

Anyway, LG has just announced the Chromebase. It’s an all-in-one machine that could be mistaken for a poor man’s iMac, but runs Google’s browser-based Chrome operating system. No pricing has been announced yet, but given the system’s internals – Celeron processor…

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Target Gets Nuts, Knocks $50 off Nintendo 3DS XL Until Next Week

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Insert an animated GIF of Michael Keaton swinging a cane at a vase here: Target just slashed the price of Nintendo’s 3DS XL by 25%, dropping it from its typical $200 perch to a crazyland $150.

Reasons to buy a 3DS? The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Pokemon X & YThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DFire Emblem: AwakeningAnimal Crossing: New LeafEtrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

Reasons to buy the upsized 3DS XL model specifically: Because the it’s all kinds of improved, and the extra nearly inch-and-a-half of diagonal upper screen real estate is priceless if you want to play long-form stuff (that would be most of the titles listed above). Also, the regular 3DS lists for $170, so you’re getting the much superior handheld for $20 less.

While…

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Apple’s Cylindrical Mac Pro Desktop Will Be Available Tomorrow

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The long wait is finally over.

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NASA postpones Virginia’s Orbital rocket launch to repair Space Station pump module

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WASHINGTON, DC (NASA HEADQUARTERS) – NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to proceed with a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the space station.

NASA Television will air a news briefing at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to preview the spacewalks. WATCH HERE.

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft, atop its Antares rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, now will launch no earlier than mid-January.

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The postponement of the Antares launch will allow ample time for the station crew to focus on repairing a faulty pump module that stopped working properly on December 11.

NASA currently plans for two Expedition 38 astronauts to venture outside the space station December 21, 23 and 25. NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will remove a pump module that has…

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