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Today, Compass Learning announced the 2012 version of Renzulli Learning, which will be showcased at the 2012 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference next week. Upgraded product features will make it easier than ever for educators to quickly search, organize, and select from Renzulli Learning’s database of 40,000 web resources to create engaging [...]
We have listened to our customers, and it is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to announce: We’ve made significant product enhancements to our online learning solution, CompassLearning Odyssey. These new features will help teachers more efficiently assess students’ abilities, prescribe personalized learning paths, and create progress reports. We are also increasing our [...]
Next week, two CompassLearning employees, Wallace Weatherspoon and Millie Tavarez-Aponte, will be taking a CompassLearning goodwill mission trip to the Hope of Life campus in Zacapa, Guatemala . While in Guatemala, they are going to empower teachers at the Hope of Life Campus to use Odyssey in their small computer lab, so that these young people can [...]
Prodigies will accomplish more, intellectually speaking, by age 21 than most of us will accomplish in our entire lives. But what makes a prodigy? The science of a young, genius brain is still somewhat a mystery, but we do know this: Neither upbringing nor environment have anything to do with it. Prodigies can come from very wealthy parents just as easily as they can come from poor ones; brilliant minds do not discriminate against the vessel. However, it’s often easier to find prodigies in private, wealthier schools because those are the learning environments that can afford to incorporate technology.
Just think if Mark Zuckerberg went to a school or lived in a home that couldn’t afford computers….
We need to find a better way to get technology in EVERY classroom in America. Why? Here’s one reason: A large, well-known corporation (that shall remain nameless for legal reasons) actually “employed” prodigies (I’m talking 12-year olds!) to analyze their business data. These young minds processed intricate figures and identified trends, which saved the company millions of dollars by not outsourcing expensive business analysts. The company was then able to make future business decisions based on the reports generated from the prodigies. These decisions proved to be extremely profitable for this company.