Think You Can’t Do Much because You’re a Kid?

Think Again!

If you have ever feel like you are just a kid and can’t do anything than you need to read this article.  It turns out even kids have done some pretty great things.  Keep reading to find out more.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great became ruler when he was only 16 years old.  At 18 he began expanding the Roman Emperor by conquering lands from Greece to India. He was in charge of one of the largest ancient empires of all time and he never lost a battle.

Nadia Comeneci

At 14 years old, Nadia won the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada as the first gymnast to score a perfect score.  In total, she won five Olympic medals as a gymnast.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart was just 5 years old when he wrote his first piece.  With the help of his father, he wrote his first symphony when he was just 8 years old.  He created over 600 pieces of music in his lifetime.

Blaise Pascal

When Blaise was 12 years old he started studying geometry.  At 19 he began making a hand held calculator in 1642.  He was a successful mathematician, philosopher and physicist.

Mary Shelly

When Mary was 18 years old a group of friends challenged each other to tell ghost stories.  This inspired Ms. Shelly to write “Frankenstein.” The book was published two years later, when she was 20 years old.

Take inspiration from these awesome kids and see what you can do!

Read the entire article here!

Most Popular College in Each State

Via eCollegeFinder, these are the most desirable colleges in the country:

Map Most Desirable Colleges State Country AmericaVia eCollegeFinder

eCollegeFinder also compiled the list below…

Top Five Colleges With The Most Applications:

  1. University of California – Los Angeles – 72,676
  2. New York University – 57,552
  3. Pennsylvania State University – 47,552
  4. Northeastern University – 47,364
  5. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor – 46,813

Interested in Doing a Little Coding?

AVID 7 and 8 are meeting in the cafeteria to do a bit of coding.  Check back for updates and pictures…

 

Want to do a fun coding activity?  Go to https://www.khanacademy.org/search?page_search_query=coding

Here are some more code activities http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/AHeath/middle.cfm

 

Want to learn how to build an app for your phone?  Go to http://www.appinventor.org/

 

UX Designer

UX stands for User Experience.  A User Experience Designer is someone who designs websites, tech products, or almost anything that needs a user.  The UX Designer focuses on the person who is going to use the item to design an item that is easy to understand, navigate, and use.  UX Designers are interested in conducting tests to see how a user uses a product and how that use could be made easier. After the UX Designers watches the designer uses that information to create the “best” user experience.

Click here to find out more of what a UX Designer does in a day!

Click below to learn about a UX Design school.

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Right now, hiring managers want—need—UX designers. Programs like Center Centre are responding, training a new, modern kind of workforce.

According to Glassdoor, experienced UX Designers in Los Angeles make about $85,000 a year!

Looking for a Job?

Wondering why you are working so hard to go to college?  Asking yourself what kind of job you will have as a grown-up?  Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics by clicking here.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a Federal Agency that studies jobs.  This website lists 580 different jobs.  This site can and will answer what jobs will be most/least popular, how much a job pays, and how much education you will need to get a particular job.

This website is the best resource I have seen to help a person decide what to do when they grow-up.

Why start looking now?  Know what you want to do will help motivate you to get the best grades possible so that you can go to the best college for you.

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