Monthly Archive: April 2013

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Sheldon study break night provides art; inspiration

 Tyler Arlaskus,Christian Jewett and Christ Bannister work on a puzzle during the study break night event at the Sheldon Art Museum By Elisabeth Loeck, NewsNetNebraska Downward dog, playdough and puzzles are not typical dead week activites, but students...

Walk at Lunch Day gets people outside, active 0

Walk at Lunch Day gets people outside, active

By Torin Otis, NewsNetNebraska Hundreds of students and staff filled University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus sidewalks Wednesday as part of the second annual National Walk at Lunch Day, a benefit for Nebraska recreational trails. Blue Cross...

Nebraska land values rise despite drought 0

Nebraska land values rise despite drought

Story and video by Erica Jobman, NewsNetNebraska Nebraska is the epicenter of an agricultural land boom, which is ironic because it is also the epicenter of a drought. “You would think the drought would...

Is PowerPoint a teaching crutch or helpful technique? 0

Is PowerPoint a teaching crutch or helpful technique?

Story by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska PowerPoint has simplified the presentation process and given a structured shape to lectures everywhere.  But sometimes watered-down bullet points can do more harm than good, according to some educators. ...

Google is great, but not always for researching 0

Google is great, but not always for researching

Story by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Google it.  The common phrase people often use when they don’t know or understand something is also a term used among students when it comes to their research habits....

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Technology sometimes more distracting than helpful in class

Story and video by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Technology is an excellent tool students typically add to their metaphorical toolboxes, but in the classroom, its effectiveness often is diminished by the distractions it causes, some...