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Beyond games: Tips for tapping tech for education
There's plenty technology can do to enrich learning and help kids develop new skills. The key is finding the right ways to use technology for learning, both in the classroom and at home.
Doors opening wide for women to serve in the Navy
The chance to push limits personally and professionally is an opportunity for women in the Navy. Women who seek to pursue what some may consider male-dominated roles are not only welcome, they're wanted.
Career and technical training give students a competitive edge
Students who take career and technical courses are in high demand, and earn more than high school graduates who didn't take CTE classes.
5 ways to jump-start your credit score
It's a common financial predicament for most 20-something-year-olds: You need credit to get credit. But even if you're older and have been through some credit-wrecking havoc in your life, you could face the same issue.
Parents: How to pick the right cost-effective technology device for your child's learning
Parents considering buying a chromebook for their children to use in school should keep these pointers in mind.
The places you'll go: Tips for female graduates on how to lean in to your career
Does the so-called glass ceiling still exist? The truth is females face unique considerations when it comes to growing and navigating a career.
These tech-related gifts will help college graduates start their careers in style
Graduation is right around the corner. If someone in your life is graduating from college and about to embark on their first career, these gift ideas can get them started in the working world.
Education insight: 5 tips for conquering college later in life
Older students are no longer intimidated to conquer college later in life. If it's been a long time since you've been in a classroom, it's important to understand how modern educational changes are making getting a degree easier than ever before.
Parents: Put the brakes on kids' summer 'brain drain'
Summer drains an average of two months worth of math skills from the brain of the average student, studies show. Parents can help halt "summer brain drain" by keeping kids' minds active with science, technology, engineering and math summer programs.
Serve your country and explore the world simultaneously
It's no secret that world travel is one of the most exciting perks enjoyed by men and women in America's Navy. Check out all the travel benefits Sailors can experience during service.
What's the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands down, survey says
A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment.
Health care industry experiencing new demands for nurses
Nursing careers are going to continue experiencing high growth through 2022. Many careers are very patient involved, but other nursing careers may be managerial instead.
The future and money are big stressors for teens [Infographic]
Teens face a lot of stresses - including worrying about paying for college and finding a good job. For guidance in financial matters, they look to their parents.
Nine great edutainment games to get kids excited about learning
Learning on the go: How digital learning can help you understand any topic instantly
One of the most active groups of digital learners is adults - a movement that is being driven by the desire for self-improvement and to gain knowledge about a variety of topics of personal interest. Here's what you need to know about this fascinating evolution.
Warning: Job scams pack a financial punch for employment seekers
Whether it's a full-time job or a second job to earn a little extra money, hard-working folks across the nation are applying to job listings online. But beware: lurking among the real jobs are cleverly designed employment scams, and even the savviest of job hunters can fall victim.
New moms guide to going back to work
Going back to work for new moms can be challenging. Learning to balance work and family while facing many new stressors can be overwhelming. Here are tips and tricks on how new moms can acclimate back into to the working world.
STEM careers challenging, rewarding and attainable for women [Infographic]
Money talk: Educating the next generation
At a certain age, our kids stop listening to us on all topics except for one. Money.
Working adults plug into online education
Many working adults begin using technology from the moment their alarm clocks go off. From checking emails on a tablet over morning coffee, to sending out social media posts from a smartphone before they get into the office, technology allows people to be efficient and stay connected anytime, anyplace. This same technology is now playing an important role for individuals seeking alternative learning environments to continue their educations or grow their careers.
Mentors wanted: How to guide more young women to success in STEM
Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing and quickly. Despite attractive career opportunities for the next generation of STEM workers, the industry continues to be predominantly male. Women make up only 24 percent of the STEM workforce, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. Programs nationwide are working to close the gender gap.
Medical Reserve: Expand your healing heart and your professional potential
For many, medicine isn't just a job, it's a mission. As a health care professional, you know how rewarding caring for others can be. In the world of Navy Health Care, you can continue your everyday practice - even as you move beyond the routine.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad
Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even steadier nerves.
Building your professional brand
Personal branding is an elusive topic to most people, yet it is important for career success. Wise professionals with career success know it can mean the difference between landing that dream job and never getting noticed.
Paralympic alpine skier breaks barriers on the slopes
Ralph Green was a well-rounded junior athlete. He excelled as a football quarterback and basketball point guard for his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y. His life dramatically changed at the age of 15 when a gunshot wound in the back resulted in the amputation of his left leg from the hip down. Today, Green, 36, is the first African-American male to make the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing National Team.
Cyber warfare and information dominance: maintaining superiority in the Information Age
Today's technological advancements make information both a formidable weapon and a constant threat - to the point that it has evolved into a type of warfare all its own. With this in mind, America's Navy has a community charged with mastering the capabilities, tools and techniques required to effectively collect, process, analyze and apply information.
Olympic hopefuls go for gold with virtual school
Thirteen year-old Vincent Zhou is the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Junior Men's National Champion. He dreams of one day representing the United States in the Olympics. Zhou, of Southern California, is a ninth-grader at Capistrano Connections Academy, where, despite his rigorous training schedule, he also excels off the ice, earning straight A's in all subject areas and earning the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence.
Steering the course to success
Elana Meyers' dream of winning an Olympic medal began at a young age. Growing up in Georgia, she participated in a myriad of sports to feed her desire for competition, including basketball, competitive dance, soccer, track and softball. Today, the 29-year-old Meyers is ready to lay everything on the line in pursuit of her dream as the pilot of the U.S. women's bobsled team.
Know what employers want before applying to be in law enforcement
With the economy improving, more job opportunities are appearing, giving today's students openings to show prospective employers their skills and professional talents. However, the job market is still competitive, and students need to know - and then acquire - the skills prospective employers want.
Tough times never last, tough people do
Growing up just steps away from the slopes in Park City, Utah, Steven Holcomb's Olympic dreams started early. Today, the 32-year-old Holcomb pilots the four-man bobsled crew nicknamed the "Night Train" and is considered one of the most successful bobsled drivers in U.S. history.
Can you afford a college degree?
For working adults wondering if they should go back to school for a degree - or to upgrade their bachelor's degree to a master's - affordability is, today, more important than ever. "How can I afford it?" is often the first question students ask before they enroll.
Don't forget about insurance when discussing finances with children
When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it's important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. While you're teaching children about smart spending, saving and credit management, don't forget to discuss another important aspect of financial health: insurance.
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