Sunday, May 29, 2016

How Computer Memory Works - Kanawat Senanan



In many ways, our memories make us who we are, helping us remember our past, learn and retain skills, and plan for the future. And for the computers that often act as extensions of ourselves, memory plays much the same role. Kanawat Senanan explains how computer memory works.

Lesson by Kanawat Senanan, animation by TED-Ed.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Considering Summer Tutoring?


Are you considering summer tutoring for your child? The end of the school year is approaching and many parents are thinking about preparing for a child's summer plans. If tutoring has crossed your mind here are a few things to consider about whether or not it's a good idea.

Summer tutoring can help a child with advancement or enrichment of subjects, preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT, review of foundations or concepts, and development of good study skills and habits. On the flip side, a child can view lessons as an unwanted activity that interferes with a carefree and fun summer.

If you decide that tutoring is necessary or preferred for your child there are ways to arrange lessons so that they don't prevent your child from having a great summer. It's important to incorporate fun and cool activities such as going to the pool, playing sports, creating art, and taking trips so that your child will have things to look forward to. Additionally, carefully select your tutor. Look for someone who has a good background and great personality. The chemistry and rapport between a tutor and your child will influence how your child will feel about lessons. In my own teaching experience, I try to make my lessons as fun and interesting as possible and a parent has told me that his daughter never complains about coming to our lessons together (he let me know that she complains about having to attend other activities).

Set aside a stable structure for lessons. Families often take a vacation or time off and this is fine but continuity of lessons is critical for progress. Don't cancel on lessons often or take them less seriously because it is summer. However, don't take them too seriously. If you take time off and reschedule a lesson don't apply extra pressure for the makeup. Slow and steady growth is ideal.

If you can't find the right tutor or your child revolts at the idea think about letting lessons slide. In my opinion, it is usually unproductive to force a child to do something when he or she is rebelling against it. This could also cause a negative feeling overall towards academics.

Summer lessons don't have to be viewed by your child as a nuisance. Learning should be seen as a positive experience.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Why the Insect Brain is So Incredible - Anna Stöckl



The human brain is one of the most sophisticated organs in the world, a supercomputer made of billions of neurons that control all of our senses, thoughts, and actions. But there was something Charles Darwin found even more impressive: the brain of an ant, which he called “one of the most marvelous atoms of matter in the world.” Anna Stöckl takes us inside the tiny but mighty insect brain.

Lesson by Anna Stöckl, animation by Studio Gal Shkedi.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You're Sick - Marco A. Sotomayor



It starts with a tickle in your throat that becomes a cough. Your muscles begin to ache, you grow irritable, and you lose your appetite. It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that this miserable medley of symptoms is the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that really the case? Marco A. Sotomayor explains what’s actually making you feel sick.

Lesson by Marco A. Sotomayor, animation by Henrik Malmgren.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Summer Break is Just a Few Weeks Away - Register Your Child For Summer Camp Today!


Summer is just a few weeks away! Check out our camp schedule and sign up your camper by clicking HERE.

I know you’re thinking, “But it’s only spring!” I’m a mom, too, and I know how fast summer can creep up on all of us. It’s never too early to start planning for summer learning activities. We talk a lot about what our kids are learning in school, but did you know we also know a lot about what happens when they’re not in school during the summer vacation?

Here are some facts:

  • Most students lose about two months of what they learned in math over the summer months.
  • Low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement.
  • Parents consistently say that summer is the most difficult time to ensure that their children have productive things to do.
  • Our children’s’ need to learn does not end in May when the school doors close. They need to stay active and engaged, which also helps them stay on track academically when they return to school in August.

The Academy to the rescue!
Yes, it’s time to plan ahead and secure a spot for your child in a program that will support growth and learning during the summer months. Don’t worry, you don’t have to tell the kids they are avoiding summer learning-loss. If they are having fun with engaging, well-run pro-grams, trust me, they will be learning.

The Specialty Classes are taught by credentialed teachers or University graduating student-teachers. Small groups and classes keep your child focused and challenged. There will be days when The Academy is transformed into Mars, a rain forest, or an ocean scene.

I look forward to seeing you and your children this summer!

Questions? Give us a call. (707) 474-4710 or email info@academy21learning.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Ethan's Lemonade Stand" this Saturday at the Academy of 21st Century!


We are honored to host "Ethan's Lemonade Stand" THIS SATURDAY!

The community has really stepped up and will be providing tons of great raffles, prizes, face painting, massages, the Pink Heals Fire Truck will be there...and Ariel (you heard it right...from The Little Mermaid!) will be making a special appearance!

Please come out to join us this Saturday, May 14th starting at 1 PM at The Nut Tree!!

More Info and to RSVP click HERE

Details:

It is not just lemonade! We will have a raffle with items valued up to $225, a bake sale, the pink heels is bringing thier pink fire engine out, jelly belly prize wheell, Fentons creamery with treats, face painting and massages (for donation) from Blake Austin Beauty college, and even Ariel the little mermaid (from 1-2pm) thanks to storybook memories. It should we a lot of fun with 100% of the funds going to the Alex's lemonade stand foundation for childhood cancer research and the families of two vacaville children battling cancer. We hope everyone that can will come by!

I'm holding a fundraiser to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding a cure for all children with cancer! You can join me by helping me plan this event, attending my event, or making a donation right to this page. The money you donate will pay for research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Please help kids and their families by providing desperately needed hope! Thanks for your support!

Ethan's preschool classmate Rajin and his classemates father both have been fighting cancer together for the past year. The strength that this family has is more than amazing and we know that there is not much that we can personally do. Ethan desperatly wants to cure cancer and has been trying to mix potions of "medicine" at home in an attempt to do so. The lemonade stand is a great way for him to actually help find a cure for childhood cancer. Through the Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer we would like to raise money on Rajin's behalf and make a donation in his honor in hopes that more children will not need to go through this in the future.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

To the World you are a Mother, but to your Family you are the World

Happy Mother's Day!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Why Do Cats Act So Weird? - Tony Buffington



They’re cute, they’re lovable, and judging by the 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos of them, one thing is certain: cats are very entertaining. But their strange feline behaviors, both amusing and baffling, leave many of us asking: Why do cats do that? Tony Buffington explains the science behind some of your cat’s strangest behaviors.

Lesson by Tony Buffington, animation by Chintis Lundgren.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Summer Tutoring Is a Good Option


Your child is jumping up and down with joy because school has just let out for the summer. You on the other hand are starting to pull your hair out wondering what you are going to do with him for the summer. Another summer that will be wasted watching television and playing video games just simply does not seem like the best use of his time to you. You do have other options that will be much more beneficial to him, one of which is to get him a summer tutor and give him a head start on his classmates toward the next school year.

First of all, you need to understand that there is a significant learning loss over the course of the summer. Studies have estimated that a student may forget over 40% of what he learned in the last school year just over the three months of summer. This is a significant loss that can have a major impact for a long time to come especially in a cumulative subject like math. This loss can be prevented by the judicious use of summer tutoring. This will help him retain what he learned last year and prepare him to have an easier time when the next school year starts.

Second, summer tutoring will provide your child with a safe, friendly environment that will keep him out of trouble and away from the wrong crowd. Finding a summer tutor that can also be a positive role model will do wonders for your child's self esteem. A little success can go a long way and each new success can increase his confidence exponentially. Tutoring centers are a wonderful option as they can provide a location that you can feel safe about your child going to even if you can't be there due to work.

Thirdly, summer tutoring can instill in him the importance of education. He has always thought that summer meant that there was no reason to learn anything new and was just a time to have fun and goof off. Your interest in providing him with summer tutoring will show him that learning is a year round process and something that he should be taking seriously. You can help him to come to love learning.

You'll really need to convince your child that summer tutoring is in his best interest if you really want him to give up that television and video game for any length of time. But keep in mind that summer tutoring does not just have to be about the subjects that he is learning at school. You can take advantage of the free time he has and his natural curiosity to let him learn about any subject in which he is showing an interest. Allowing your child to enrich himself with the study of subjects that is interested in and enjoys is just as important as making sure that he has a firm grasp on the subjects being taught in the school. The skills that he learns while pursuing subjects that interest him will be skills that he will be able to use when school starts back up. Summer tutoring is something you really should consider for your child.


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