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Companies often have trouble finding qualified computer programmers. The reason? 

"Administrators said they must focus classroom work on teaching students to pass standardized tests..." and not on subjects NOT on the tests, like computer programming.
School administrators tell pollsters they don't have time to offer computer science because they have to prepare students for standardized tests.
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Neighbors in my yard.
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A common dandelion, gone to seed.
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Two slightly different shots of the same agricultural center-pivot irrigation system.  One usead a fast shutter speed, so the water is more droplets.  The other used a show shutter speed, so the water is more like streams.  Which do you like?
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Home cooked Mother's Day dinner -- rib-eye steak, butter green beans with onions, and ever so gently sauteed onions.
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Dropbox moves users' data to Ireland, outside NSA jurisdiction, EXCEPT for users in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Hum. 
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Author-suggested reviewers has ALWAYS seemed like a bad idea to me.  It makes things easier for the editors, but allows cronyism and scamming the system.
The cull follows a similar discovery earlier this year.
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The wildflower gardens on my campus.
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When people attempt to equate opinion with fact, it stems from the assumption that science is a belief system comparable to religion (I use the term broadly to encompass social science). Rather, science is a method of understanding observed facts.
You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.
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"It is no part of my job to make you learn. At university, learning is your job -- and yours alone."
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The choice of technology should come LATE in the instructional design process.
7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
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Rare close-up photos of the ships used in the original Star Wars Trilogy.
This precious collection of rare close-ups of the ships used in the original Star Wars Trilogy gives us a glimpse into the great effort and detail that went into assembling them and shooting them.
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Tenured Full Professor
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Strategic planning and systems orientation; Intercultural communication; Distance collaboration; Management promoting positive teamwork environment; Able to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds; Experienced writer, able to put technical concepts in layman's terms; World Wide Web management and relationship-building via the Internet (Web 2.0); Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding; Education and nonprofit organization fund raising; Media management, production, electronic news gathering, and content development; Relational database stewardship and utilization for relationship marketing; Capable public speaker in lecture and discussion formats; Photography and photojournalism; Experienced with a wide range of media-related computer systems and software, including multiple WWW content management and shopping cart systems, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and various specialty software packages.
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Teacher, strategic planner, researcher.
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Teacher, strategic planner, researcher, peer-reviewed author, photographer, instructional designer, and science fiction fan. Experienced intercultural communicator and traveler. And then there's the stuff nobody knows about.
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