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Teen children adolescent cheating?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Fighting test cheating is big business with the advances in technology . There are concerns such as wirelessly transmitting questions outside of an exam and hacking into the computer based tests .

Over 1.8 million children took the ACT a national college placement exam taken by high school students . The test will be computer based starting in 2015.

Test takers have used advanced technology to download questions or capture their images with digital cameras or other devices while taking a test and then they transmit them wirelessly outside of a testing room. These questions can end up for sale on various web sites.

Major testing companies like CTB/Mcgrawhill are developing security software to sell to schools and licensure boards to protect them from cheating .

Computer based exams are expanding rapidly . We are using technology for a large majority of life activities and this is why tests are becoming more computer based as well .

Wireless technology where students that are cheating have reached people outside of the classroom during a test has been a threat to test taking .

An Individual recently used a tiny video camera in his glasses to transmit questions on a drivers test to a person outside the test room who then was able to relay the correct answers for the test via a small earpiece .

Many educators in high schools prefer pencil and paper testing and are opposed to computerized tests due to : hacking , and the ability to cheat through technology .

Teaching children to be honest is important and that shortcuts will not help them in the long run . Cheating does not pay !

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Stress changes brain

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Chronic stress in our lives changes the brain , however, the brain is
plastic and can change back to a relaxed mode through meditation,
counseling, exercise.

Stress that is chronic has been shown to raise: blood pressure,
stiffen arteries, supress the immune system, heighten the risk of
diabetes, depression, anxiety, alzheimers and more.

It is important to find a balance: physically, mentally, emotionally,
and spiritually in life to reduce stress.

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chronic stress…a great tool for stress management.

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Parents are feeling stressed out more than ever due to the economy. Fifty eight percent of parents worry about keeping their job.

It is Important that parents seek help when your stress is oozing out onto your chidren and family.

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It is a great time to bond with your family: play cards, cook together, talk about feelings and thoughts, play board games, laugh, watch a comedy…

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.