Friday, January 23, 2015

High School vs. Middle School: Advice from High Schoolers

It won't be long till the 2014-15 school year will be over and our fantastic Class of 2015 will be leaving us.  We will sure miss them!

Before you know it will be Fall and we'll be welcoming a lot of new faces - the Class of 2019!  They will be fantastic, too.

Just as the Seniors are thinking about how college or career is going to be different, 8th graders are thinking about how high school is going to be different.  Here is an article with advice or insight from high school students to middle school students - High School vs. Middle School: Advice from High Schoolers

Seniors (or underclassmen) at Laney, do you have advice to share.  Email me your advice and I may add part of it here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The 100 Best Jobs of 2015

Are you a freshman just starting out in high school?  A graduating senior?  In either case, it won't be long till you are thinking about what kind of career you want and what education is needed for that career.

U.S. News and World Report just released a list of 'The 100 Best Jobs'.  These jobs represent jobs that

  • pay well
  • are challenging, but not too stressful
  • etc.  
Check out the list to see what careers you might be interested in -

There are also sub lists of the best jobs in certain groups of jobs such as

Monday, January 12, 2015

Finding More In-Depth Articles via a Google Search

SOMETIMES if you add '&tbs=ida:1&gl=us' to the end of a Google Search URL you will get 'In Depth Articles'.  

For example: a google search on 'Physics' with this would look like this...

Notice the words 'In-Depth Articles' across the top of the search. 

To make it easier, you could just bookmark the above and replace the word 'physics' with your own search term. 

If you wanted a search on more than one word such as 'quantum physics', simply replace 'physics' with 'quantum physics' (it will look like this after you do the search -