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The Ellington Airman Leadership School is pioneering the use of smart watches in an innovative Air Force effort to train tomorrow’s leaders to be more efficient, effective and ready in a realm of ever-escalating demands.

It’s another first for Edwards Air Force Base, California.

The school introduced smart watches and plans to implement smart rings in the near future to infuse biofeedback and personal management technology into the curriculum.

This will help students improve their physical exercise, their sleep, their timing of when to tackle which tasks and other benefits that will help them be better leaders and accomplish more professionally and personally, said Master Sgt. Chad Hardesty, ALS commandant.

At a place where records and firsts are most often achieved in the skies above the base, this first came about in an ALS classroom.

It didn’t, however, take place in a vacuum.


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Athletics – Metro Nashville Public Schools

Health, Team Work, Community & Fun

Metro Nashville Public Schools Athletics focuses not only on physical health, but also on enduring elements of character.

Athletics provides student athletes opportunities to develop higher standards of mental, moral, social and physical fitness through participation in extracurricular athletic programs.

These activities function as part of the total educational curriculum to strive for the development of well-rounded individuals with positive citizenship traits.

All MNPS interscholastic sports are members of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) and abide by its constitution and by-laws in addition to the applicable policies of the Davidson County Board of Education.

The middle schools belong to the middle school athletic association and abide by its constitution and by-laws. 

All students who meet the eligibility requirements of the TSSAA, policies of the Davidson County Board of Education and/or guidelines set forth by the WMAA are permitted to participate in

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The best educational toys for kids

It’s tempting to get your kid every shiny new toy they ask for. But some toys are better than others when it comes to actually stimulating your child’s brain while also keeping them entertained. The parents on the Engadget staff know this well, and we’ve tried out a bunch of educational toys with our kids, with various results. These are some of the ones that have had staying power with our children — and even we adults have to admit we found them pretty fun, too.

Smart Lab: Smart Circuits

Smart Lab: Smart Circuits for Engadget's 2021 Back to School guide.

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When it comes to introducing kids to electronics there are a ton of options, but I personally like the Smart Circuits kit. It can take a kid from simple blinking lights to complex motion-controlled games. The snap-together baseboard can lie flat on a table like a regular breadboard, but it can also be folded

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Northern Indigenous Games returning to Winona Aug. 13 | Education

Children in Winona will have another opportunity to participate in traditional games originally played by various cultures throughout North America.

The Northern Indigenous Games Play Day will return to Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road, on Friday, Aug. 13. Children in Grades K-2 can participate from 9-11 a.m., while children in Grades 3 and up can participate from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee of Winona Area Public Schools is sponsoring the event.

The event is free and open to the community. Transportation can be provided if needed.

Event organizers are asking people to register to participate. Contact Karla Winter, Director of Learning and Teaching at Winona Area Public Schools, at [email protected] or call 507-494-0866.

Among the games, people can participate in include longball, which is similar to modern-day baseball, and shinny, a sport comparable to field hockey. Other events include lacrosse — still widely played today —

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