An Introduction to Stem Courses and Careers Through a Brief Historical Narrative of the Tuskegee Movable School

An Introduction to Stem Courses and Careers Through a Brief Historical Narrative of the Tuskegee Movable School

Movable School

The Tuskegee Movable School (c) 1920s

What an auspicious occasion! I have been published in the esteemed Black History Bulletin.   You will find my article entitled “An Introduction to Stem Course and Careers Through a Brief Historical Narrative of the Tuskegee Movable School.” My article discusses students situating themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors through the lens of history and identifying with historical figures.  You may read the abstract here,

“How do students view history and science? Do students see history and science as disparate and distinct or connected and dependent? Further, do students see themselves in said history and science? It is paramount in today’s educational climate that students gain an inclusive, culturally diverse, and connected view of history and science as America places a new focus on study and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).”

I am very humbled yet excited about this recognition of my research and the opportunity to be published in a Peer Reviewed journal! I also encourage you to learn more about the Black History Bulletin and Association for the Study of African American Life and History.   Helen R. Houston provides us this succinct description in the Encyclopedia of African American Education,

“The Negro History Bulletin was founded in October 1937 at the urging of Mary McLeod Bethune, president of the Association for the Study of Negro Life (later to be known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History [ASALH]). It was the brainchild of Carter G. Woodson, often called the “father of Black history,” who had created the ASALH in 1915 to promote African American history. The last issue of the Negro History Bulletin was published in 2000, but it continues as the Black History Bulletin.”

Onward!!!

Carter G. Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950)[1] was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of Journal of Negro History, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history.[2]

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 

My New Amazon Basic Bluetooth Keyboard

I just received a new Amazon Basic Bluetooth Keyboard and it is in full effect! (80’s Slang)  It  works extremely well and I am so delighted.  I am typing this note from about 19 and 1/2 inches away with my Phablet on my nightstand and I sitting on the edge of my bed.  So you can compose just about anywhere with this accessory connected. I can take this virtually anywhere to type, write and correspond and finally leave my way too big 17 inch MacBook Pro at home. I am very pleased with this addition to my gadgets. 

Also of note is that it wasn’t very expensive at under forty bucks and that included shipping. I saw other bluetooth keyboards less expensive yet was unfamiliar with the maker and opted for the Amazon product. This keyboard came with 2 AAA batteries and a plastic stand with rubber stops to prevent slipping. You can prop up nearly any device to see the screen while typing. I am sure I will use the stand more than the keyboard.  Yesterday, I used this little nifty stand to watch a movie on Netflix. Very, very, very cool!!! 🙂

As a touch typist I can optimize the usage of my Samsung Note II.  I love that the connectivity was so very simple out of the box. I followed the customary pairing procedure for my device and in seconds I was typing away.

With the keyboard connected I have been able to navigate to the Home page and through the screens to select various applications. Using the Option and Command Keys on the keyboard made these operations a piece of cake. 
I think that this keyboard is just about the size of my friends Mini Apple Wireless Keyboard.  I am sure it cost less! The construction is a sturdy plastic.  The keyboard is less than a footlong at my measurement it is about 10 1/4 of an inches long and at its greatest heighth about 2/4 of an inch high.  I find the keys are very responsive, nearly quiet to the strike, and fit my small and short lady hands just fine!   I say a good buy or gift if you are in the market for a bluetooth wirreless keyboard. 

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Check this out on Amazon!

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AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard with Mini Travel Stand for iPad, New iPad Mini, iPhone (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EOWBKE/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_us?ie=UTF8

Scalp Massage

Healthy hair and scalp require massage or scalp manipulation. Since I have Locs I do not brush my hair like I did without locs. I have found this scalp massager to be one of the best gifts I have received recently. 

My very good Godson, Justus gave me a little device that is one of the best things since sliced bread.  It looks like a wiry, tentacled, curved pick. Each wire has a protected bulbed ending that touches your scalp.  

You simply place the bulbed tips to your scalp and move the device around your head, moving it in an up and down fashion. Of course you could use your hands as I have previously done, but this is far better! It gets the blood to circulating and it is soothing.  It is actually also very relaxing and calming to use. 

I have also used if for tension and stress relief. It is a great gadget! Wish I had tought of it myself! 🙂 ♥

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http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/try-an-ayurvedic-scalp-massage-for-healthy-hair
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Hugo (2011)I watched this movie today. I think that it is a great historical fiction movie. You must know something about George Mililes and the Lumiere Brothers for it to really be captivating as historical fiction. I think 8 year old children and above can appreciate it this movie. It would be great to augment studies on the beginnings of moving pictures, projections, and developments in the Industrial Age.

Hugo (2011) http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt0970179/