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Are you SMART?
The Department of Defense Will Fund Your Education -- September 8, 2017 Established by the Department of Defense's National Defense Education Program, the SMART Scholarship program is a scholarship for service created to recruit and retain the next generation of science and technology leaders. The latest iteration of the program is accepting applications until Dec. 1, 2017. more

Security Education
More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74 percent over the past five years, more

Hacker High School Teaches Cyber Security Skills To Teens
High school students thinking about a college education and career in the cybersecurity field may want to begin preparing now. more

97 companies that want cheap foreign labor.
"The order makes it more difficult and expensive for US companies to recruit, hire, and retain some of the world's best employees," they wrote. The List

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Cloud Computing
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. More

The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes
When people talk about "the next big thing," they're never thinking big enough. It's not a lack of imagination; it's a lack of observation. More

Technical Colleges
A list of the best technical colleges for technical careers students is put out annually by PC Magazine, with input provided by The Princeton Review More

Your home on the web

Your domain name - Your street address on the web.
.com names are the most popular and best remembered. You will want to personalize your e-mail address to you domain name so keep the name as short as possible.

A hosting service. - A company that will host your site on their computer. Get a good one. You want your site to be available 99% of the time. You also want to be able to reach the company 24/7 if you have a problem.

The design. - The actual layout of your web pages. Surfers have no patience. Make sure that it loads fast and is easy to navigate.

The content. - Good, up to date content is still the most important element of a site. You will be spending a considerable amount of time and money getting your site designed so make sure that you will be able to update it regularly and that you will own the finished content.

Social Media Pages

Your social media pages are owned by large, often public companies. They change their rules and rates to make a profit. What is free today may not be free next week.
Use social media to get traffic to your site. Always post news on your site and link to it from your SM pages.

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ESRB Ratings Guide
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings provide concise and objective information about the content in video games and apps so consumers, especially parents, can make informed choices. ESRB ratings have three parts: continued

The middle schooler’s brain "When I’m a grown-up, I want to be totally awesome."
The tweens and early teens of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are often hormone-addled, pimpled, unpredictable narcissists, rudely defiant one second and emotionally clingy the next. continued

Your child’s brain on technology: video games
Our kids are awash in technology 24/7 — should we worry about the effects on their developing brains? continued

25+ Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games
by Ronaldo Tumbokon
Video games are frowned upon by parents as time-wasters, and worse, some education experts think that these games corrupt the brain. Playing violent video games are easily blamed by the media and some experts as the reason why some young people become violent or commit extreme anti-social behavior. But many scientists and psychologists find that video games can actually have many benefits – the main one is making kids smart. Video games may actually teach kids high-level thinking skills that they will need in the future.

Is Video Game Addiction Real?
The World Health Organization is on the verge of officially recognizing a phenomenon that researchers have been studying since the Super Nintendo era: video game addiction. continued

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