"Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products. This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more. If you want to keep Google from combining your Web History with the data they have gathered about you in their other products, such as YouTube or Google Plus, you may want to remove all items from your Web History and stop your Web History from being recorded in the future."
I think it's great that Google provides an option to opt out - but perhaps it needs to be more widely publicized? What are your thoughts? Are you opting out?
Sitting in a lecture hall with 100-150 other psychology students isn't quite the definition of exciting. If you're an undergraduate student considering graduate school, getting out of the classroom and into the field of research is extremely beneficial to both your resume and your knowledge in psych. I am in my 3rd semeser as a 395 under the direction of Dr. Ellen Usher. It's one thing to learn about Albert Bandura and self-efficacy through a textbook and powerpoint presentations. It's an entirely different way of learning when you are seeing the motivation variances in 4th through 8th grade classrooms. I spend most every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in elementary and middle schools across Fayette County gathering data on how students feel they perform in reading and math. We are just finishing up our 5th wave of data collection and putting together proposals to present at conferences. I can assure any student that learning through your own research or helping others with theirs is a whole new way of gaining yet another great opportunity that the University of Kentucky provides you with. Join a 395 research team and experience it for yourself!!
Facebook can be a helpful tool for teachers to encourage students to interact with each other outside of the classroom. In this video,we will show you how to create a Facebook group page for your class and how to put the Facebook link in a Blackboard shell.
This past Summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad with Semester at Sea. It was a fantastic learning experience and I was able to make many new friends. I was on the MV Explorer for a month and was able to see seven countries. With this program, you have the ability to study about a particular concept and then experience it in the countries you visit. I took a class in education on board the ship. My class then had the opportunity to teach in Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago. This was my favorite experience during my voyage. I cannot express how fun it is to study on a cruise ship. If you have the chance, you should look into this program or any other Education Abroad program! I highly suggest that as an undergraduate student you study abroad. It truly is a life changing experience.
I am taking a Digital Game-Based Learning course this semester, and so far it has been really interesting. We look at the ways that games can provide great learning opportunities. For a project, I had to create my own game. I had previously created a non-educational game in another class, so I built off of that one for my educational game. Play both games at the links below.
If you're looking for a way to get involved in community service in Lexington with an amazing group of people, consider joining Alpha Phi Omega. APO is a co-ed service fraternity that emphasizes friendship, leadership, and service. Through APO, you get to be part of an unbelievable brotherhood, while being able to volunteer with various organizations in the community!
Looking for some extra credit hours this semester? Don’t forget to check out our mid-semester, 2 credit-hour courses. This spring A&S is offering Passport to China, which is part of the larger Year of China programming, Community 101, Composing with Visuals, and the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
These classes are a great way to explore new topics and gain extra credit hours – for more information, contact your advisor.