All of my classes are paperless. It’s not because I’m a tech-wiz; in fact, I’m “all thumbs” when it comes to new technology. I tell students that doing classwork on Blackboard increases their computer literacy and equips them for the 21st century workforce. I really do believe this, but I have another reason: digitizing take-home assignments has let me be a more old-fashioned teacher.
We are no longer prophesizing the digital age of education and the role of technology in learning. We are living it. Students apply online for college. They web-register for classes. They can buy e-textbooks and submit their assignments electronically. The digital format of education that is prevalent from kindergarten to college has developed for the technological generation.
Everyone has had that moment when they are trapped by an older person or relative who starts sentences with “In my days, we didn’t have.” Then they tell you a story about how your generation is this and doesn’t appreciate that. What you probably got from the story, if you listened, is that the older generations see ours as ungrateful and impatient know-it-alls.
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he Tamarack launched our brand new website. Created with the collaboration of students and faculty, the new site contains the most recent issues, and is populated with digital archives dating back to a full year.
With Veteran’s Day on November 11th, there are many companies and restaurants that honor veterans by offering countless discounts and freebies available on this day as well as all year round.
Some may believe that the passion that often results in student activism is dead. During recent contentious events, such as the Michael Brown shooting, people around the country became vocal on multiple sides of issue. When people looked a colleges and universities to see a reaction, the easiest place to find it was the internet, with photos and videos of students advocating a cause or protesting another. Student activism often begins with a student, but it doesn’t stay in one place.
The library at NVCC offers some very valuable and important resources to its students. Ranging from a vast database to an educational Netflix-type program, students can find everything they need for their upcoming projects and assignments.
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From the minute we wake up, we depend highly on our phones. We use it to check the time, set our alarms, upload pictures on Instagram, or post a status on Facebook. Many times people go out to eat and from the moment everyone sits down, the phones are in their hands. We are now living in the age of...
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Toward the end of NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio’s orbit aboard the International Space Station in May, the Tamarack conducted a live Skype interview with him from the Mainstage Theater to his position in the cosmos.
The use of social media in the United States of America has exploded in popularity in recent years. Social media has taken its place as a main component of modern life. It has practically replaced face to face conversations, phone calls, and letters as our primary form of communication. Many people prefer this to actual interactions due to convenience and the ability to put forth the image of themselves that they want people to see. While it has become extremely popular, the increasing use of social media could...
Paper and glue books have been around for thousands of years. At first, they were so rare that almost no one could buy them or read them. Nowadays, everyone can buy and read them due to their sheer number. They can be found in every home and every school. Children grow up with them. People give them as gifts. They are a part of peoples’ everyday lives. However, there is a new competitor...
Today we have the ability to access any information on the internet. Sadly, people do not learn the fundamentals because there are technological tools to help them. However, to be successful in the information age a person must first master the fundamentals, and then use technology as a tool.
In math the student must first learn how to...
In the spring of 2011, Team Green, Information Technology and the Library initiated a conversation about changing the default setting on the printers to duplex. The goal of this change was to save money for the college and reduce the amount of paper used by students and faculty/staff and the result was a resounding...