Wharton School at UPenn Launches Finance Website for High Schoolers

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania is reaching out to assist high schoolers in understanding personal finance, the stock market and more. The service, Knowledge@Wharton, was originally geared towards university students, but the prestigious business school revamped their efforts to target a younger audience. Students learn several things in high school, from Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

Diane Ravitch talks education on The Daily Show

(Photo courtesy of Democratic Education) Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System appeared on the Jon Stewart show last night to discuss the problems with the American education system.  “Schools have been turned into testing factories,” she said, which in turn eliminates the time for more interesting subjects … Continue reading

The case for foreign language courses

(photo courtesy of AGAWAM Public Schools) “To remain competitive in this century this country must focus on creating a globally competent work force.” Clarissa Adams Fletcher, ACTFL‘s 2011 National Language Teacher of the Year, began her case for foreign language learning with clear reasoning. While the United States is pushing the STEM initiative subjects, science, … Continue reading

Keeping up with the latest

(Photo courtesy of Forbes) Here at Futuredemics, we appreciate our readers immensely! We recently made some changes to our online networks and want you to stay informed with company news and blog updates. First, as our company expands, our Facebook page must expand with it. Thus, we must leave our myChinese360 fan page behind. Please … Continue reading

Congrats to the ACTFL video contest winners!

Back in December, we announced the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language’s (ACTFL) video contest. February was declared “Discover Languages…Discover the World month” by ACTFL and the winners were announced. The videos show, from a student perspective, how learning a language expands horizons and opens opportunities around the world. Watch the inspiring videos from … Continue reading

Critical Challenges: the Horizon Report 2011

(Photo courtesy of Woodburn Schools) The 2011 Horizon Report, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, looks at emerging technologies and their potential impact on the education system in the United States in the next five years.  The report points out key trends and issues: Key Trends 1. The abundance of … Continue reading

Everloop: the social network for children

A new start-up social network Everloop is targeting the one demographic that Facebook cannot, 8-13 year olds. Facebook’s minimum age to make an account is 13, so this group of young social technology butterflies has been left out until now.  In addition to the age requirement, many parents ban their children from making Facebook accounts … Continue reading