How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

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Telework and the Environment. There is a ton of info on how telework helps the environment and is considered part of green technology. As an example, the National Science Foundation (NSF) found that by not commuting, each NSF teleworker reclaims an average of 62 hours of their lives back and saves $1,201 a year. Telework (also called telecommuting) is where an employee regularly does their work outside of the office, usually at home or when traveling.

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The Truth about Bilingual Interpretation: Guest Post by Steve Yalowitz

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He is fluent in Spanish (for a non-native speaker) and one of his main areas of study is bilingual interpretation in out-of-school environments. When we received the award, we felt a great sense of opportunity and responsibility, since this was the first NSF-funded research study about bilingual families and their experiences in fully bilingual exhibitions. You know those research studies that make you want to immediately change your practice in some way?

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In Support of Idiosyncrasy

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Other institutions are idiosyncratic in their relationship to their environment, like the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, or to their community, like the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Funders like the NSF have encouraged science centers in particular to share their techniques and evaluations, which is fabulous but also leads to rampant and sometimes unthinking imitation. People often ask me which museums are my favorite. I don't like to give a list.

Scratch: An Educational, Multi-Generational Online Community that Works

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but still, a programming environment. Again, the ScratchR team is promoting use of Scratch and community-building around the programming environment. The initial NSF proposal for ScratchR focused on creating networked opportunities for teams of kids who were already using Scratch and for whom a social component would add value to their education experiences.

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