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…another of my favorite quotes

This quote by one of my mentors, Bill Lear, reflects an attitude he literally engrained in me during the time I spent as his protege. A man of few words, he occasionally let spill some glimmering shards from his store of razor-sharp wisdom:

Leave your mark on the world... 
Lear Quote

" … To get there, what you need is an idea!  Too many never arrive because they haven’t decided where they’re trying to get...

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Acellus Offers New AP Environmental Science Course

Acellus AP Environmental ScienceThis new Acellus AP course is close to my heart because of its focus on caring for our environment, something I have been involved in with my hydrogen work over the past 50 years. The course is targeted for advanced students who are looking to understand the intricate interrelationships of the natural world and how to evaluate and responsibly solve environmental problems. It takes a scientific approach to examine principles, concepts, and methodologies in interrelated fields such as geology, biology, chemistry, and...

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…another of my favorite quotes

I came across this quote by Charles Kettering — reminding me to keep trying: 

Keep Going 
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" Keep  on  going  —  and  the  chances  are  you  will  stumble  on  something,  perhaps  when  you  are  least  expecting  it.  I  have  never  heard  of  anyone  stumbling  on  something  sitting  down. " - Charles Kettering

  I have found in my own life that you can stop and figure out if it really can...

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Catch My Interview on Microsoft TV

GoldKey SecurityFor anyone that’s been wondering what in the world GoldKey is all about and how it secures GoldBook computers, you might want to check out my interview on Microsoft OEM TV.  I was interviewed by Microsoft Executive Brian Wilson about GoldKey security, the GoldBook Pro computers, and how Acellus works to provide secure, focused learning for students.  In the interview I have the opportunity to explain how GoldKey works and why it is such an important tool to help protect our students...

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Tech-Gadget of the Day

Dr B with Ember MugFor the tech-gadget lover in us all, I’ve just discovered something I’ve got to share — something I’ve been looking for for a long time.  OK, it’s just a coffee mug. But it’s a coffee mug that keeps my coffee at just the right temperature. We all know coffee isn’t the same when it’s not the “right” temperature. When it is, it’s a whole different experience. Normally that lasts for about 90 seconds. But this mug keeps it at the same...

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Acellus Releases AP Statistics Course

AP StatisticsAcellus has just released the latest in its AP course — AP Statistics. In this course, students learn about the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.  Taught by Acellus Course Instructor Kristina Francis, the course has been audited and approved by the College Board to provide students with a college-level learning experience.   Students should successfully complete Algebra II prior to taking this course. Learn more about new Acellus AP Statistics course and watch a sample...

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Acellus Announces Science Fair Winners

Acellus Science FairCongratulations to the winners of the Acellus Science Fair 2018! We are proud of the effort these students have made and also recognize the guidance and support of their teachers and parents.  This is the third annual Science Fair for Acellus, with participants ranging in age from 5-18 and coming from schools across the United States and from several countries abroad. Since the Science Fair is open to students from such a large, diverse area, participants “enter” their projects via a video...

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Teachers Can Export Course Completion Scores from Archives

Teacher on AcellusNow, teachers who would like to compare their students’ grades on Acellus courses over multiple school years can do so with the new ‘Export Course Completion Grades’ feature.   This feature gives teachers the option to export all course completion grades for past courses or to choose a specific school year.   Acellus creates/generates a spreadsheet for the teachers that includes all of their students who have completed an Acellus course according to the option they choose. The spreadsheet is grouped by...

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Optimizing Acellus Education at Your School

Acellus TrainingAcellus is kicking off a new advanced workshop and training targeted to educators who have Acellus up and running in their schools and are now looking to make it more effective. The participants completing the advanced training will be awarded a certificate as an Acellus Educational Technology Instructor. Persons receiving this advanced certification will be authorized to provide teacher development and training which will help qualify teachers for continuing education credits through the Institute of Science and Technology. Instead of working in generic scenarios,...

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Students Can Report Issues with Acellus Problems

In an ever-changing world of moving geographic boundaries, new country names, cutting-edge scientific discoveries, and new teaching methods, Acellus Courses are in constant revision and improvement, including corrections that need to be made to Acellus Problems.  Sometimes these problems are identified by exceptional students who show advanced knowledge on these or other topics. However, reporting these issues and getting them into the hands of Course Developers has been a tedious process.  To take full advantage of this...

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New Enhanced Acellus US History Courses

Acellus has released two new editions in its US History course series — US History A—1877-1920 and US History B—1940-21st Century. The courses have been extensively enhanced, including the addition of on-location filming at historic sites, such as those in Boston, Massachusetts (special thanks to Boston Public Schools for facilitating access to these sites). The courses are taught by veteran Acellus Instructor Todd Edmond. Beginning with a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on US ideals, Acellus US History A studies events of significant...

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Acellus “Emotional, Social, & Physical Ed” (ESP) Courses Released

Dr Monet ESPAcellus has just released ESPEmotional, Social, and Physical Education — for elementary, middle, and high school students. ESP incorporates social and emotional learning (SEL) with physical fitness into integrated courses that address the overall wellbeing of the student. The goal of ESP is to empower students with healthy living habits and positive attitudes about life, giving them hope and enabling them to deal with the many challenges they will most likely encounter throughout their lives. It gives them tools to improve and deepen...

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