Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole


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  1. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with that :D I'll reluctantly admit that I can count the number of books I read before the age of 25 on one hand, and I was FORCED to read those. However, I loved math. My reading scores on my ACT were 6-7 points lower than everything else, but I turned out just fine :)

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  2. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Just a different way of thinking. Really just a different method of teaching. Instead of teaching the kids you just cross out and borrow or carry the 1, you teach them the reason why they do that and that by borrowing or carrying the one, you're really borrowing or carrying 10's. It teaches them WHY instead of just go through the motions and get the right answer. Hopefully will build up a greater understanding and foundation so they can understand the harder concepts later.
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  3. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    That would be fine if they spent enough time on a concept long enough for the kids to grasp it. They jump from fractions today to rounding the next day to graphs the next. There is no rhyme or reason and even our teachers have told the school board this curriculum is less than stellar
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  4. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    That's what happens when the government tells the schools what to teach and how to teach it...eventhough 99% of them have never set foot in a classroom since graduation.
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  5. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

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  7. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    Ours too...coming from a family of teachers, my mom, brother and sister are all teachers, I have seen some interesting changes over the years. A lot of those changes are based on testing. Has anyone else seen how current testing is done for elementary in Cali? Just curious since that is a sticking point for my 5th grader....he recently received a D on a report card, yet all of the explanations as to how he was doing in class and homework were all stellar...I had to ask the teacher. Well apparently he has taken 2 tests on a computer since the start of the school year, one at the beginning that he aced, and the other just before Christmas that he did not finish. That 2nd one was his reading test..and he received an incomplete making his overall grade in reading a D....after talking to the teacher we were told: he can only get a good grade if he finishes...it does not matter how he does on the test but he has to finish....??? Really? So he can get a good grade if he just marks the answers A,B,c,d..etc? I asked? The teacher said she has complained to the board, and that particular test is GRADED by an outside source so that's the grade he gets....

    A while back on here we were talking about higher education, but some of those concepts apply to other grades as well. I don't want a teacher telling my 10yr old to just finish and it does not matter how he does.
    So we have worked at home on reading...and by giving him books with topics he likes (like sci-fi and graphic novels...read comic books) he reads just fine. But give him a book and he gets bored..oh heck no. Stumbling, stuttering and refusing. Gotta love a 10yr old!!!
    Personally, I got into reading in grade school and never stopped. I still read a novel a week or more...but find topics that I enjoy...like sci-fi and computers.
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  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I love to read as well, but just don't have time anymore.
  9. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Happy hump and iPad HD day!

    Just interested to see what Apple has to announce today. I find it amazing that so many people tune in to watch their announcements and respective live blogs. They've truly marketed themselves well in my opinion.
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  10. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    It's a boy!!

    Love to you all and happy Wednes!
  11. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Congrats! :D
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  12. jmar

    jmar Nexican VIP Member

    Congratulations Sir! You deserve it!
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  13. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member




    That's great! Congrats, DAD!
  14. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    Congrats!
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  15. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Woohoo!! Congrats to you and the Mrs!!! (Let the name finding begin :D)
  16. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    In any other context, I would say "Pix or it didn't happen" :D

    But in THIS case, I have a feeling that we will be seeing some GNex shots pretty soon.

    This is great news, congratulations to all of you.
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  17. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Congrat jb, and thanks for sharing with us.:)
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  18. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I'll be tuning in, mainly for comedic purposes to see the buzz words they use to brush over the lackluster specs :) Props to Apple for marketing and putting out very polished and aesthetically pleasing products though.
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  19. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    How does the battery fit? The reason I am asking is; if this unit is a GSM unit it will not work.



    Congrats.....:):):):):):):):)
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  20. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I got ya beat: Mom, Dad, Wife, Father-in-law, Mother-in-law, Brother-in-law, and Sister-in-law (part time) are all teachers in every phase of the education system elementary, middle, high school, college, and special classes for handicapped adults. Broad spectrum of teaching experience in my family.

    The current trend right now in most systems around here is to pass students whether they pass or not. In my mom's system, the teacher has to give the students a 50 on any assignment they turn in whether or not they earned it. They could put their name on it and attempt one problem on a 100 question test and they have to give them a 50. Then at the end of the year if they couldn't muster a passing grade even with the help of being given a 50 on any attempted assignment, the teacher is still pressured (with threats of firings) to pass students, especially in their senior year when they are pressure to allow them to graduate.

    Other systems will allow the students to make what they make on tests but then aren't allowed or are also pressured to pass every student. The BS reasoning behind it is that it's emotionally damaging to the student if they are held back and "fail" a grade. :rolleyes:
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  21. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

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  22. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    And then people wonder why we have a bunch of whiny cry babies that can't wipe themselves without encouragement. /rant
  23. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    This fits great as long a you buy this one for cdma. I accidentally bought the other one first (before they had the cdma) and it did not . Puterhub was great and sent me the correct one when they got them. Phone fits stand perfect and it will charge regular or extended battery.
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  24. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    Cool, I want though the same thing on this, that is why I asked.
    The ones that were advertised for CDMA would not work, they were for GSM.

    So now it is safe to purchase this for CDMA.... Thanks...:)
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  25. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    That 50 rule is the so damaging to students, its ridiculous. I can't stand the feel good rules like that which end up only hurting the student later in life. If a child doesn't learn to assert themselves, then they are worthless as adults.

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