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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

A Case for Recess


“Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.” - Chris Gabrieli (An American Education Policy and Innovation Leader)

According to CDC Healthy Schools recess promotes healthy behaviors.

  • Recess benefits students by:
  • Increasing their level of physical activity.
  • Improving their memory, attention, and concentration.
  • Helping them stay on-task in the classroom.
  • Reducing disruptive behavior in the classroom.
  • Improving their social and emotional development (e.g., learning how to share and negotiate).

Studies show that recess has a positive impact on focus, attention, and mood for a child. Similarly, adults report increased mental clarity and a better disposition after a brisk walk or a trip to the gym. In addition, adults and children alike learn better when they take frequent breaks rather than concentrating for long stretches.


 The national non-profit organization Playworks—headquartered in Oakland, CA— is a leader in recess design and operation. Playworks created a free tool for gauging recess quality called the Great Recess Framework and has other resources available such as a game library and information on how to incorporate play into social[1]emotional and academic learning.

Breaks and work performance: two sides of the same coin.  You will find that you are more productive when you incorporate more breaks in your day. Read More via Better Up

Emerging Technology Quantum Computing


"Quantum technologies are difficult to understand, but that will not stop the disruption this set of emerging technologies will bring in the next few years!" -- Kevin Coleman

What is Quantum Computing?

Quantum computing is an area of study focused on the development of computer based technologies centered around the principles of quantum theory. Quantum theory explains the nature and behavior of energy and matter on the quantum (atomic and subatomic) level.  Source:

Qubit is the fundamental unit of information in quantum computing. Learn More via Azure

Fun  Fact!

🧐 Quantum computing requires extremely cold temperatures. To that end, IBM has built and demonstrated a huge “super-fridge” codenamed Project Goldeneye that chills things colder than outer space.

A brief history of quantum computing by  Markus C Braun via Medium

The spark of quantum computing was struck by Richard Faynman. In 1981 at MIT, he presented the following quandary: classical computers cannot simulate the evolution of quantum systems in an efficient way. Thus, he proposed a basic model for a quantum computer that would be capable of such simulations. With this, he outlined the possibility to exponentially outpace classical computers. However, it took more than 10 years until a special algorithm was created to change the view on quantum computing, the Shor algorithm.

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(2022) Current Events | Quantum Computing Race For The Future