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  • Study: Teen girls echo stereotypes about female leadership

    SmartBrief Education
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    A Harvard study shows that adolescent girls have a hard time accepting women in nonstereotyped leadership roles.  -More- 
  • Fact Sheet: Teach to Lead

    ED News
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    At a time when educators are raising the bar for student achievement higher than ever, the job of the American teacher has never been more critical to the success of students and to the prosperity of our communities and our country. Teachers are helping to catalyze great progress in education, including our nation’s record high school graduation rate, narrowed achievement gaps, and a larger number of young people—particularly African-American and Hispanic students—attending college.
  • Knowledge vs. Understanding

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    Alec
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    “Once u have a rigid way of thinking in your head, sometimes you cannot change that, even if u want to.” This is relevant to so much of what we do with professional learning, change, policy, education, etc. This video is definitely worth a watch. More to come on this topic. Related posts: How Knowledge is Negotiated in Wikipedia Answerbag.com: “Compilation of Human Knowledge Experience” The Curse of Knowledge
  • Pin the Discipline on the www._________.com Domain

    CogDogBlog
    Alan Levine aka CogDog
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Pure silliness. I plopped one of the major scientific academic disciplines in front of “.com” and ended up on a dating site. It’s legit. Domain names are the wild west (I am hoping to pick up a special vanity domain soon). But this turned into a funny 30 minutes of diversion as I saw where I ended up. Thankfully, Geology, the subject I studied, offers no surprise at Geology.com. Here’s a matching game. I have 14 academic disciplines listed in the image below in the left column; randomized on the right are the kinds of sites you end up with when you “.com”…
  • Summer reading intervention disappoints some in Miss. district

    SmartBrief Education
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    Almost two dozen elementary-school students in a Mississippi district are at risk of repeating third grade after failing to p -More- 
 
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  • Barbershops Cutting Into the Achievement Gap

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    On June 29, staff from the Department listened and learned with a group of over twenty barbershop owners from around the country who were in Washington, D.C. for a hair battle.
  • Toward a New Focus on Outcomes in Higher Education

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan laid out his vision for America’s higher education system of the future. Duncan noted that while more students are graduating college than ever before at our nation’s world-class colleges and universities, for far too many students, the nation’s higher education system isn’t delivering what they need and deserve.
  • Fact Sheet: Focusing Higher Education on Student Success

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    Editor’s Note: State-by-state data follows in table below.
  • The Future of Higher Education in America

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
  • Fact Sheet: Teach to Lead

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    At a time when educators are raising the bar for student achievement higher than ever, the job of the American teacher has never been more critical to the success of students and to the prosperity of our communities and our country. Teachers are helping to catalyze great progress in education, including our nation’s record high school graduation rate, narrowed achievement gaps, and a larger number of young people—particularly African-American and Hispanic students—attending college.
 
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    Angela Maiers

  • Presentation and Resources from #NCSAAdmin15

    Adrienne Fuller
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
      I had the honor of speaking at #NCSA15 in Kearney, NE today. Below you will find the resources I shared and ways to keep abreast of developments from me and from Choose2Matter. I look forward to continuing […] The post Presentation and Resources from #NCSAAdmin15 appeared first on Angela Maiers.
  • Resources shared at #TEPSA15

    Angela Maiers
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    I had the honor of speaking at #TEPSA15 in Austin today. Below you will find the resources I shared and ways to keep abreast of developments from me and from Choose2Matter. I look forward to continuing the […] The post Resources shared at #TEPSA15 appeared first on Angela Maiers.
  • Resources From @AngelaMaiers at #TASSPSW2015

    Angela Maiers
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:44 am
    I had the honor of speaking at #TASSPSW2015 in Austin today. Below you will find the resources I shared and ways to keep abreast of our new product introductions and other developments from me and from Choose2Matter. […] The post Resources From @AngelaMaiers at #TASSPSW2015 appeared first on Angela Maiers.
  • #GeniusHour: "An intrinsic motivation to learn and grow"

    Angela Maiers
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    This is a guest post from James Sapia, who teaches fifth grade ELA/Social Studies in Stamford, CT. His teaching philosophy: "I teach kids, not content. I believe in taking risks and working collaboratively to augment student achievement." Follow James on Twitter @mrsapia_teach The post #GeniusHour: "An intrinsic motivation to learn and grow" appeared first on Angela Maiers.
  • #YouMatter – A Sign Worth Spreading

    Angela Maiers
    13 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Guest post by Nili Bartley, Brooke McMullen, and Crew 202 from Hopkinton, MA I didn’t realize the power behind signing YOU MATTER until after we did it. The second I reviewed the video my students […] The post #YouMatter – A Sign Worth Spreading appeared first on Angela Maiers.
 
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  • Serious Play Conference

    Mitch Weisburgh
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    The Serious Play Conference deals with the big issues of society, and in a fun way. Did you know that there is research that shows the value of diversity? Drew Davidson of Carnegie Mellon abstracted the data that indicates: Expertise diversity leads to innovation, the more diverse, the more innovative More diversity leads to more conflict, but the conflict sparks useful desirable innovation A key characteristic of a leader, one that leads to highly functioning teams, is trust; if the team members believe the leader has their back, they will be considerable more effective. Gender and age…
  • ISTE 2015 Thoughts

    Mitch Weisburgh
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Another ISTE; what did we learn? This was a very exciting ISTE for me personally. On Sunday June 28, we had our Games4Ed in person meeting to discuss Game Jams, PD around Game Based Learning, and Pilots of games in schools and districts. We were expecting just over 30 people, but more than 50 attended, teachers, administrators, game developers, policy makers, researchers, and software publishers. There was high energy and momentum building around each of these initiatives. Look for Announcements from Game4Ed. Soledad O’Brien’s keynote Sunday night was one of the best ISTE opening…
  • Tips on how schools pay for products

    Mitch Weisburgh
    1 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Understanding education funding is critical for success in the education marketplace. Charles Blaschke, of Education TURNKEY Systems, has been advising education publishers on Federal and state funding streams for 30 years, and provided us with their “Special Report: Selling into Niche Markets”. Here are some highlights from this report: Don’t just concentrate on wealthy districts, for many products it pays to look for districts that are receiving increases in Title I funds (for high poverty schools). These schools are also likely receiving increases in other federal revenue streams…
  • The K12 Education Market

    Rachel Norris
    20 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Over more than 20 years in the K12 education market (and postsecondary, but that’s a whole nother story), I have noticed that people often have completely the wrong idea about the way this market works. I want to share a high-level overview with you because it is a story that I feel rarely gets told. Why People Get it Wrong: I shouldn’t be surprised: education is an especially complex set of markets. There are 14,000 districts in 50 states and they all have slightly different considerations and regulations. On top of that, nearly everyone is first introduced to the education as a student;…
  • Games for Learning: What makes games good?

    Rachel Norris
    11 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    The Games for Learning Summit in NYC, organized by the US Department of Education, dove into the Why and the How of games in education with a passion. Richard Culatta from the Dept. of Ed. spoke on what makes the best games, saying they give feedback quickly – every 10 seconds – and they give students the freedom to make choices. There is a zone, Culatta said, between “what I can’t do” and “what I can do” called the zone of proximal development. This is “what I can do with some support,” and this is where learning happens. Good games adapt to learner needs to find that zone,…
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    Cool Cat Teacher Blog

  • Students Help Design School Supplies for Staples: Let’s Get Students Involved

    coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Staples Back to School Council Students should be involved in their education. They can also change their world. I’m excited about filling my son’s locker with items from Staples because they are PRACTICAL. (The Designed by Students locker shelf below is so unique, I was like — why didn’t some adult think of that?) Staples worked with Ron Clark’s students (pictured above) and others around the country during this past school year. The result is a new line of back-to-school products designed by kids. It is great to see companies empower students to think and contribute to…
  • 3 Ways I’ve Seen Bullying Stopped

    coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    Four and a half years I lived bullying. I cried every day after school when I made it to the respite of my room at home. I often ask myself what I would have done if my bedroom weren’t my solitude? What if I couldn’t get away? Even if bullying “goes away” the scars don’t. How can I be in my forties and still be feeling the aftershock of when I was 14? “What are several real ways you’ve seen bullying reduced?” This month’s question as part of Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education is hard. I’ll share three things that worked with a disclaimer. I am…
  • DON’T MISS IT: Teachers Leading Teachers Online Conference Starts Thursday

    coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    July 16-20, 2015 (Live and Video Recordings Available) Join the best PD experience of the summer! Teachers Leading Teachers Conference begins on Thursday. I will present Differentiating Instruction with Technology, at 9:30 am EDT Friday. Many amazing educators will be presenting: Kathy Cassidy, Jackie Gerstein, Pernille Ripp, Beth Hammett, Trevor Muir, Diana Gettman Flores, Erin Klein, Nick Provenzano, Starr Stackstein, Michelle Baldwin, and more!! (See schedule below.) Do you want to MOTIVATE and ENGAGE students? Are you trying to get ready for school  and wish someone would just give you…
  • How Iron Chef Lesson Plans Make Cooperative Learning Awesome

    coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    A new Every Classroom Matters episode In this episode, the inventor of “Iron Chef” lesson design, Jon Corippo shares with Vicki his remix of the jigsaw cooperative learning method.  Iron Chef Lesson Design with American Idol peer feedback may just be your favorite new cooperative learning method. (You can’t make this stuff up! ) Important Takeaways for Listeners John opens the show by denouncing a mode of teaching used by many that exasperates him and bores students. He critiques traditional jigsaw methods. The “secret ingredient” idea can help you link…
  • 3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning

    coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    A New Every Classroom Matters Episode In this episode, Minecraft EDU creator Joel Levin talks with Vicki about Minecraft in schools. Want your school to use Minecraft? This is THE episode to share! Get those kids excited about learning! You can use Minecraft! Important Takeaways for Listeners Minecraft makes great student-centered student-led projects. Joel gives examples. How do you talk to kids about Minecraft in the classroom? What are the differences in Minecraft EDU in the classroom and the traditional Minecraft? How you can lead even when students know more about Minecraft…
 
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    Ideas and Thoughts

  • You’re Not That Important

    Dean Shareski
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    “I am the number one determinate for student success” @PrincipalKafele is on fire @cedarhillisd w/the keynote address pic.twitter.com/jyVa3OKLZi — orlando riddick (@opriddick1) July 30, 2015 I don’t know the full context of this statement so this isn’t a personal attack in any way but rather a concern about an attitude that reveals 2 huge issues in education. 1. Teachers are Superheroes. If you subscribe to the sentiments of Hollywood and movies that portray teachers as being able to overcome all the ills and challenges of their students, I worry about you. First…
  • The Language of School

    Dean Shareski
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    I was asked to sit down and share something I was passionate about in education during ISTE 2015. The use of language is something I’ve been noticing for a while and in my estimation doesn’t get enough attention. It’s a one-take video full of ums and stutters, but take hopefully there are some ideas in here with exploring and discussing.
  • What Educators Should Tweet About

    Dean Shareski
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Gotcha. I have no idea what educators should tweet about. Consider the title pure link bait. (Was thinking about titling it “I tweeted this out and you’ll never guess what happened next”, but that’s more of an Upworthy thing) Actually there are many people who have created helpful guidelines and tools for educators delving into social media. I’m the last person you probably would look for to advise folks on how to use twitter. Having been using it for over 8 years and almost 100,000 tweets I’m still unsure and hesitate on sharing with people who to use it.
  • Anyone Want To Have a Real Conversation?

    Dean Shareski
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The reason I was drawn to blogs 10 years ago was the raw and natural tone they afforded. No longer publishing was relegated to perfectly edited prose but favored conversational, authentic voices. My recent foray into snapchat is largely about exploring the same thing but perhaps to a greater degree. Arriving at ISTE for the 8th year in a row, it’s difficult at times not to become jaded. I’m not even talking about the overblown corporate presence but rather the way in which discussions and ideas are void of authenticity. What takes precedence at ISTE and most larger events are…
  • What About Snapchat?

    Dean Shareski
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Snapchat has been around for years. Educators were quick to file it under “bad social media” as people focused on the ephemeral nature of the tool and essentially thought of as a way for teenagers to share inappropriate images and videos. I had a conversation a while back with my then 15-year-old about her use of snapchat. She was drawn to it because it enabled private conversations with her friends. I find it ironic that we’ve been telling kids to guard their digital identity and be aware of their privacy and when a tool comes along that supports this, we tell them not to…
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    CogDogBlog

  • Pin the Discipline on the www._________.com Domain

    Alan Levine aka CogDog
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Pure silliness. I plopped one of the major scientific academic disciplines in front of “.com” and ended up on a dating site. It’s legit. Domain names are the wild west (I am hoping to pick up a special vanity domain soon). But this turned into a funny 30 minutes of diversion as I saw where I ended up. Thankfully, Geology, the subject I studied, offers no surprise at Geology.com. Here’s a matching game. I have 14 academic disciplines listed in the image below in the left column; randomized on the right are the kinds of sites you end up with when you “.com”…
  • A Peek at the Web Machinery for the UDG Agora Project

    Alan Levine aka CogDog
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Purring like a finely tuned machine… To followup on the first phase the blogging about the UdG Agora Project, here I will dive into some details of the web site(s) which I am responsible/to blame for. This post covers the overall set up, some stats, and info on the main site. Subsequent posts will/should detail how the sub sites work. Building the Prototype Before our planning trip to Guadalajara in late April 2015, I created a demo site on my own Reclaim Hosting account with the intent it would be moved either to either a UdG server or its own domain. Just for fun (and only $6) I was…
  • The CogDog.It Irregular Annual Report (well the first one)

    Alan Levine aka CogDog
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    About two weeks from now marks three years since my last salary paycheck from my last full time position, meaning I have managed to keep myself housed, fed, and otherwise amused by earning my own kibbles. I’m inspired by friend and fellow self-employed edtech dude, Bryan Alexander, to do some regular summaries for their “business” not to report to anyone really but themselves. flickr photo shared by cogdogblog under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license Bryan and I have a lot in common, besides friendship. In 2013 he struck out on his own resigning a leadership position (aka…
  • On Crappy License Conditions

    Alan Levine aka CogDog
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Recently I was looking for poop. Well, a photo of it. For a blog post. Using Google Image search restricted to media licensed to share, I found a worthy image on Wikimedia Commons. I was about to use it, and then I read the details of the license: This file (photograph, motion picture, graphic or audio recording) was created by BrokenSphere. It is not in the public domain and use of this file outside of the licensing terms is a copyright violation. If you would like to use this image outside of Wikimedia projects, I would appreciate it if you let me know by sending me an email (preferred) or…
  • The UdG Agora Project (part 1 of ∞)

    Alan Levine aka CogDog
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    I do not know where to begin writing. Back when I was just a puppy of a blogger, I’d document almost every session of a conference. I look at this empty WordPress editing screen trying to figure how to describe the last two weeks spent in Guadalajara in the perhaps the most intense and most rewarding edtech experience I was ever a part of. I have tried to tell my local friends how warm, gracious, welcoming, fun were this group of 300+ educators and more people I met in Mexico. How it shatters most of the North American stereotypes of what Mexico is like. Stalled. Even among my 400+…
 
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    elearnspace

  • Employability and quality of life

    gsiemens
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:40 pm
    The employability narrative for higher education is over powering. While I certainly agree that work is important, I think the framework of “getting a job” is too limiting for the role that higher education (can and should) play in society. I had the privilege recently to deliver a talk to a group of folks at HERDSA in Australia on this topic. My argument: employability is important, but quality of life is more critical as a long term focus. Slides are below. Exploiting emerging technologies to enable quality of life from gsiemens
  • Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)

    gsiemens
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Personalized and adaptive learning has been described as the so-called holy grail of education. The idea is not new, though its technological instantiation is getting increased attention. In a well-funded education system, personalized instruction happens when guided by a teacher as each students strengths and weaknesses and knowledge gaps are known. However, when classrooms start to exceed 20+ students, some type of mediating agent is needed in order to address knowledge gaps as it becomes impossible for a teacher to be aware of what is happening with each learner. So, while the human…
  • The death of Athabasca University has been greatly exaggerated

    gsiemens
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    I keep hearing rumours about Athabasca University dying or at least being on its deathbed. I guess stories like this don’t help: AU taskforce releases sustainability report. This article was picked up by Tony Bates, who states: “So Athabasca University is now in the same position as the Greek government, except it doesn’t have the EU, the IMF, or the Germans to look to for help – just the Alberta government, which itself has been fiscally devastated by the collapse of oil prices.” I’m conflicted by Tony’s response. He has forgotten more about digital learning…
  • Digital Learning Research Network Conference

    gsiemens
    21 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    I’ve been working with several colleagues on arranging the upcoming Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) conference at Stanford, October 16-17, 2015. The call for papers is now open. We are looking for short abstracts – 250 words – on topics of digital learning. The deadline is May 31. Our interest is to raise the nuance and calibre of the discussion about education in a digital era; one where hype and over-promising the power of technology has replaced structured interrogation of the meaning of changes that we are experiencing. We have a great lineup of speakers…
  • The Linearity of Stephen Downes. Or a tale of two Stephens

    gsiemens
    3 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Stephen Downes responds to my previous post: “I said, “the absence of a background in the field is glaring and obvious.” In this I refer not only to specific arguments advanced in the study, which to me seem empty and obvious, but also the focus and methodology, which seem to me to be hopelessly naïve.” Stephen makes the following points: 1. George has recanted his previous work and is now playing the academic game 2. Research as is done in the academy today is poor 3. Our paper is bad. Firstly, before I respond to three points, I want to foreground an interesting aspect of…
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    Dangerously Irrelevant

  • When all students bring home is a piece of paper

    dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com (Scott McLeod)
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Matt Caduff said (about a summer maker camp): When all I bring home is a piece of paper and I picked B instead of C, I don’t have a lot to talk about with my parents and because I picked C and the answer was B I don’t want to talk about it. . . . If I’m bringing home something I made and it’s right because I made it – it was my plan – or I know how to fix it, I’ve got a lot to do at home. … I’ve watched kids be really successful and they’ve been successful, I’m pretty sure, in ways that they never have been at school and they’ve felt things that they have…
  • 4Q: The quadruple win

    dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com (Scott McLeod)
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Four big questions to ask about a lesson, unit, or activity… Deeper learning. Did it allow students to go beyond factual recall and procedural regurgitation and be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers and problem-solvers? Did it really? [If not, why not? Our graduates need to be deeper learners and doers so that they can add value beyond what search engines, Siri, and YouTube already can do.] Student agency. Did it allow students to drive their own learning rather than being heavily teacher-directed? Did it really? [If not, why not? Our graduates need to be autonomous,…
  • It’s time to move away from simple questions about technology integration

    dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com (Scott McLeod)
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Adam Copeland said: It is time for instructors to move from simple questions like, “Do you use technology in the classroom?” to the more complex, “For what purpose, and with what learning theories, should I engage digitally-enhanced pedagogies?” I have suggested a way forward that I have found useful, an initial attempt explicitly to address why, and for what reasons, I have proceeded with digital practices in the classroom. These four pillars – forming collaborative relationships with peers, preparing for citizenship, encountering difference and disagreement, and welcoming…
  • The P in public education

    dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com (Scott McLeod)
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    Policymakers are fond of noting that teachers are the number one school-level influence on student learning outcomes (note: non-school influences are far more significant). Despite politicians’ claims that they value and appreciate teachers, however, we are seeing the following from legislatures all across the country: rhetorical attacks on teacher unions rollbacks of educators’ collective bargaining rights elimination of teacher tenure public disparagement of educators, teacher preparation programs, and colleges of education scripted lessons, lockstep behavior management techniques, and…
  • Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

    dr.scott.mcleod@gmail.com (Scott McLeod)
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    Christine Willig, President of McGraw-Hill Education, said: There’s a difference between educational technology – a single video, a single interactive, a single app – and learning science, in which we’re investing in the small pieces of data that show us where a child is at in their learning trajectory, feeding them content in a way that’s powerful and effective for them to move to the next level.  via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYR47-XJq64#t=01m55s Related Posts Adaptive learning 10+1 reactions to closing Iowa’s achievement gaps What does it mean to be…
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    Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education

  • Links for 2015-07-30 [del.icio.us]

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Blog Task #1 – a problem space | Working In The White Space she thought that being in Year 7 she would not have to sit on the floor anymore On the box, off the box – INF536 Blog Post 1 – Informative Flights
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    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
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    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • The weakness of the network to nurture curiosity

    Ewan McIntosh
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    While search technology made the process of seeking the answers to our questions easier and quicker, social technology and our networks have had a paradoxical effort. Has the ease of 'asking' numbed our curiosity to investigate unknown knowns for ourselves? There’s a strange paradox at work here. We live in an era where information is more freely available and easily accessible than ever before. Learning has, broadly speaking, evolved in three stages. First, knowledge resided in books or was held by experts. Students had to “knock” – to go looking – to find the answers. Then came…
  • The unknown unknowns - test out your ideas

    Ewan McIntosh
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Not knowing what you don't know is one of the most troublesome concepts of living in an information rich time poor world. And for educators, who have been used to knowing a lot about some stuff for the past century, it proves an elusive concept in my Masters programme and in workshops that I lead around the world. I've just kicked off teaching my second year of Charles Sturt University's subject on Designing Spaces for Learning (you can follow the course hashtag to see what we're up to 16 weeks). Without any exceptions, this concept of unknown unknowns is one of the toughest for people to…
 
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    The Jose Vilson

  • On Ron Thorpe and The Bridge Between Teaching and Leading

    Jose Vilson
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    A few years ago, John Holland and I started this blog called The Future of Teaching [now defunct], dedicated to the themes of the book Teaching2030: What We Must Do … When we first started in 2009, we wanted a clearer vision for what teacher leadership looks like in our local and national context, not ruffling feathers (!) per se, but tackling the more complex subjects from the book. Something changed around 2011. I’m not sure whether it was because we gained notoriety with people we considered frenemies, or because we called out a whole host of organizations for not seeing…
  • Get Up Offa That Thing (Summer-Shaming)

    Jose Vilson
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    July is the month that teachers get to be teachers without students. I’ve now been to five cities over the course of the last month, and saw nothing but teachers working on developing themselves as professionals and people. What’s missing in the debate over extended time in schools and summers in American schools is the lack of time teachers get to spend not worrying about the students in their care. Building time into the school week is one thing, having independent time a whole nother. During the school year, meeting with teachers helps because we can address immediate needs and…
  • How I Engage With New Teachers [Gems from the Dirt]

    Jose Vilson
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    I did a lot of listening in the last month, mostly to teachers who just finished their first year of teaching. The sorts of things we veteran teachers complained about when we first started teaching still persist (and in some cases are exacerbated). Some folks felt like their administrators didn’t listen to their feedback. Others felt their mentors were out to get them, or weren’t pedagogues who knew what they were talking about. Some saw that the institutions they were getting degrees from were little more than money-making operations with little grounding in their day-to-day…
  • And You May Ask Yourself, “Well, How Did I Get Here?”

    Jose Vilson
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Thanks for your patience. I’ve been to Atlanta, Washington D.C., and now San Antonio within the span of a week, spreading the “good word.” You’ve elevated me, so now I get to bring the words that usually come from this page to the adults who often need to hear it the most. Consequently, I haven’t written much. I’ll be back on the grind very soon. In the meantime, please know that I haven’t wasted a minute making these here dreams come true. As evidence, I present this video from the American Federation of Teachers’ TEACH 2015 conference. I got…
  • Fred Klonsky: Institutional Racism Is Alive, And We’re It

    Jose Vilson
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    As a follow-up to my post about the NEA’s new business item on institutional racism, here’s an excerpt from Fred Klonsky’s post: We white teachers in the AFT and the NEA are not inoculated from the racism that exists in the broader American society. I went back and reread the institutional racism New Business Item in light of the rest of the meeting that followed its adoption. I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that the NBI talked about all the institutions in our society except one. Ours. Only when we as educators can look into the mirror and realize our…
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    Moving at the Speed of Creativity

  • Indeed You Are Powerful – Digital Screen

    Wesley Fryer
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Has anyone else noticed how powerful the allure of digital screens is? I’ll hazard a guess the answer is a resounding “yes.” We can’t go anywhere these days without seeing people glued to their smartphones. Why is this the case? There are many reasons, but I assert a primary one is that digital screens offer almost irresistible interactivity and brain stimulation. I’m thinking this would make a great science fair experiment using DIY EEGs like my friend, Bill Casebeer, demonstrated at a NYC Maker Faire in 2013. Compare measured brain activity when reading…
  • Furniture Quest for a Collaborative Classroom

    Wesley Fryer
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    I’m in the Dallas, Texas, area this weekend (in Allen, specifically) serving as a chauffeur for my in-laws, who are visiting family. I’m also, however, on a furniture quest for my wife, as she seeks to create more spaces in her elementary classroom for collaboration and engaged learning. Yesterday I spent a couple hours at IKEA, and today I’m visiting Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) as well as returning to IKEA to make some purchases. Both spots are about 20 minutes away from the hotel where we’re staying, and offer FAR more furniture choices that what we have in…
  • Podcasting Options with WordPress

    Wesley Fryer
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Next Monday night, on July 27th at 7 pm, I’m going to share a short presentation at the monthly OKC area WordPress User’s Group meeting. This is a free meetup at Oklahoma Christian University the last Monday of each month. The title of my presentation will be, “Podcasting Options with WordPress.” In addition to discussing the benefits of podcasting, podcasting workflows, and apps which make podcasting much easier (Opinion and Spreaker) I’ll highlight the benefits of three WordPress plugins for podcasting: PodLove Player, Blubrry PowerPress, and PodLove Publisher.
  • Cautiously Optimistic About Iran and United States Relations

    Wesley Fryer
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:52 pm
    I’m cautiously optimistic about Iranian and United States relations in the wake of the July 14th announcement by President Obama of the Iranian Nuclear deal and his hour long press conference yesterday focusing primarily on that accord. We live in the day of 140 character information bites, but I encourage you to fully watch both these videos in the coming days or weeks and to consider sharing them with your students. The titanic changes which this agreement seems likely to usher into geopolitics and the relationships among nations (specifically in the Middle East) deserve both our…
  • Podcast428: Student News Media Project Ideas

    Wesley Fryer
    11 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    This podcast was created on July 11, 2015, in a Storychasers workshop in Oklahoma City focusing on Student News Clubs and Classes at school. Wes, Rebecca, Kristi, Jolene, and Sarah created a “podcast show lineup” following the example provided by Bob Sprankle in his video from 2005, “Room 208 Vodcast.” They discussed the Lakeview Elementary Storychasers project from a few years ago in Yukon, Oklahoma, experiences with Tablet PCs in the classroom, and project ideas for using Storychasers and radio shows with students in the classroom. Check our podcast shownotes for…
 
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    Computer Science Teacher

  • Musings on Blogging

    Alfred Thompson
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Attending several conferences this summer I have talked to any number of people about this blog. Several people told me how much they appreciated the blog which made me feel very good. One person told me I blogged faster than they could read my posts. Another person asked why I was blogging less than I had been. Of course there is no one right rate of posting. I follow blogs with several new posts a day and others that post once a month (or less). And every thing in between. Bloggers post at a rate that works for them and that is great. I value all the blogs I follow. Conversations also made…
  • Putting Student Programmers To Work

    Alfred Thompson
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    I love CS Teaching Tips. I follow them on Twitter and Facebook as well as visiting the web site from time to time. Full list of links at the bottom of this post. Anyway, not long ago they retweeted someone’s suggestion of having students write a program to randomly pick students to call on. And that go me thinking. I wrote my own program to randomly select students to call on some time ago. I really like it. It saves who has been called on from use to use and supports multiple classes. It even looks pretty good for an Alfred designed program. But the more I thought about it the more I…
  • Programmers Have No Ideas?

    Alfred Thompson
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    I read blogs by smart interesting people so I can be exposed to new or different ideas. Eugene Wallingford is one of those smart interesting people. He recently blogged THE FLIP SIDE TO "PROGRAMMING FOR ALL"" In the post he quotes from Chris Crawford who says in his essay, Fundamentals of Interactivity: “cruel joke that Fate has played upon the industry: programmers have no ideas and idea people can't program.” Crawford claims that programmers do not live in a world of ideas and that they have a limited view of the world. Clearly I know a different class of programmers. Most of my friends…
  • Interesting Links 27 July 2015

    Alfred Thompson
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    The early part of this last week was in Charleston SC for a great mini conference. I blogged about it earlier in the week. The rest of the week was catching up around the house since I’ve spent so much time away the last couple of weeks. So only a few links to share. Don’t miss the image at the bottom. A lot of people were excited about the College Board calling AP CS the “AP Subject of the year”. Mike Zamansky had a different take on it on his blog - Teaching to the test - APCS "Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?"…
  • Charleston Teach Meet Day Two

    Alfred Thompson
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Today was the second day of a creative mini conference of educators. You can read about Charleston Teach Meet Day One here. We started off today a little differently. Doug Bergman showed off one of the Kinect games that one of his students created. We talked about about the cross curricular learning that such a project required. The student consulted with friends who had better math skills to work out a lot of what he needed to know to create a flight similar that was controlled by body movement. Next up was David Renton (visit his site of Games 4 learning) who showed us some of the…
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    The Center for Education Reform

  • NEWSWIRE: July 28, 2015

    Michelle
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Vol. 17, No. 30 KATRINA LESSONS. “New Orleans isn’t perfect, but there are lessons that can be learned from its education reforms,” writes Jason Russell in a Washington Examiner piece detailing a dysfunctional education system in the Big Easy, and how charter schools have helped turn it around since Hurricane Katrina. Stories of schools going above and beyond after the storm hit are numerous, but take for example the Hynes school, which would have taken five years to reopen had it stayed as a traditional district school. However because the school’s leadership decided to switch it to…
  • 2014 NEA Membership Numbers

    Michelle
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA), a one-man contract research firm focused on the inner workings of the teachers’ unions, has compiled a state-by-state chart of membership numbers for the National Education Association (NEA). The chart contains active and total membership numbers for 2013-14, along with one-year and five-year changes to see how membership numbers have changed over time. Active members are employed teachers, professionals and education support workers. Total membership includes retirees, students, substitutes and all others. Since last year, the NEA…
  • The charter solution

    Michelle
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    by Jason Russell Washington Examiner July 27, 2015 In the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2005, Tom and Carolyn Crosby drove through the night to their cottage by Florida’s Gulf Coast to escape Hurricane Katrina. At 6 a.m., they arrived, turned on the television and found good news: The worst of the hurricane was supposed to miss New Orleans. They went to sleep, ready to drive straight back to New Orleans as soon as possible to reopen their charter school, the International School of Louisiana. But at 2 p.m., they awoke to terrible news. “There was a whole new world,” Tom…
  • Statement from The Center for Education Reform on North Carolina Supreme Court’s Ruling Opportunity Scholarships Constitutional

    Michelle
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    News Release Washington, D.C. July 23, 2015 Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement on the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling today upholding the constitutionality of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program: “This court ruling is a major win for parents and students in North Carolina and across the nation, affirming that parents should ultimately have power over decisions about how their children are educated, regardless of their race or zip code. “With more than double the applications for scholarships in the first year…
  • In D.C., parents risk jail to get students into highly ranked schools

    Michelle
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    by Moriah Costa Watchdog July 23, 2015 D.C. has cracked down on parents lying to city and school officials about where they live, after an increase in tips that families from nearby Maryland and Virginia are illegally enrolling their children. In the 2014-15 school year, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education saw a 43 percent increase in tips from the prior year. It’s a result, the agency says, of increased public awareness. Parents who lie about living in the district risk up to 90 days in jail and can be required to pay back tuition — up to $15,000 a year. The city has…
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    Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch

  • H&R Block Budget Challenge: Get ready!

    Kathy Schrock
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    I truly believe financial literacy is one of important literacies our students should attain before they graduate high school. I have blogged about ideas to enhance this across the curriculum and consider it one of the thirteen essential literacies. Students are often taught, in a social studies class or a economics class, about the impact the decisions made by businesses and government have (and have had) on society and the economic climate. Students study capitalism, the Great Depression, War Bonds, government bail-outs of corporations, manufacturing, and other related events..However,…
  • Android Apps for the understanding level of Bloom's

    Kathy Schrock
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    This is a re-posting of a blog post of August 5, 2013, which originally appeared on the now-defunct Sony Education Ambassadors site.On July 7, 2015, I provided an overview of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and include a set of Android apps and Web sites that could be used to support teaching and learning at the remembering level. If you did not read that first installment, please take a moment to do so...the introduction to the series can be found there.UNDERSTANDING LEVELThe next cognitive level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy is the understanding level. The understanding level involves explaining and…
  • Publisher Plus for Mac

    Kathy Schrock
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:29 pm
    One of the things I have missed since moving to the Mac a few years ago is Microsoft Publisher. I loved that program and even co-wrote a book about it! It was a simple-to-use full-featured desktop publisher. I know that Apple's Pages for Mac does allow some of the desktop-publishing features such as text boxes and images that can easily be moved around on a page you are creating, but it does not seem like a good substitute for me. I love Canva online for making graphics, but I needed a program that ran on my local computer.I have been looking for a desktop publisher for the Mac that includes…
  • Android apps for the remembering level of Bloom's

    Kathy Schrock
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    This is a re-posting of a blog post of July 12, 2013, which originally appeared on the now-defunct Sony Education Ambassadors site.If you were an education major in college, you are probably very familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy. In the image below, on the left, is the original Bloom’s Taxonomy, developed in the late 1950’s by Benjamin Bloom. On the right, is the Revised Blooms Taxonomy, published in 2000 by Anderson, a student of Bloom’s, and Krathwhol. The names of the levels were turned into action verbs since Anderson and Krathwhol felt that action verbs implied engagement and…
  • A trio of reviews

    Kathy Schrock
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    Three companies have sent me items to review and reviews of them follow.  It is always fun to try out new technology gear!MagBack for iPadI am always on the lookout for ways to mount my devices in the car and around the house. MagBack for iPad is one neat solution! MagBack for iPad bills itself as the "world's thinnest iPad mount". The MagBack kit consists of two magnetic MagSticks, that can be mounted anywhere, and two MagBack Pads that mount to the back of the iPad. The MagBack is available for all models of the iPad Mini, iPad 2/3/4 non-Retina, and iPad…
 
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    Inside Higher Ed

  • Psychologists May Bar Role in National Security Interrogations

    Scott Jaschik
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    The board and then members of the American Psychological Association are expected to approve a ban on psychologists participating in any way in national security interrogations, The New York Times reported. The association is facing a severe scandal over revelations that some of its leaders worked closely with with Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Department to justify the participation of psychologists in interrogations widely seen as unethical. While some psychologists have said that there are ethical ways they can help intelligence agencies, the scandal has led many to call for a…
  • Ohio State Band Used Song to Mock Holocaust Victims

    Scott Jaschik
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    Ohio State University's marching band, widely considered one of the best in the country, had a parody song in its songbook that mocked Holocaust victims, The Wall Street Journal reported. The song, to the tune of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," featured lyrics about Nazi soldiers “searching for people livin’ in their neighbor’s attic,” and a “small town Jew … who took the cattle train to you know where.” The songbook urges band members to keep the song secret. The songbook also features a song mocking the University of…
  • Friday Fragments

    Matt Reed
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanThere’s a piece making the rounds about Baumol’s cost disease that’s both smart and confused.   It starts by implying that explanations of tuition spirals that draw on Baumol’s cost disease are mistaken. But it sort of shifts ground halfway through, implying that it actually has been true until now, but that technical innovations will render it moot. Then it claims that people use Baumol’s cost disease as an excuse not to innovate. At that point, it’s both factually incorrect and in tension with its…
  • Colleges start new programs

    Scott Jaschik
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Rice University is starting a master's program in energy economics. Seminole State College of Florida is starting an associate of science and a certificate program in supply chain management. University of Dallas is starting a master of arts in classics and a master of classics. University of Texas at Austin is starting a doctor of nursing practice degree. Valencia College is starting an associate of science in biotechnology laboratory sciences. Editorial Tags: New academic programs
  • Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics

    Colleen Flaherty
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson are in, Ronald Reagan is no longer “bellicose,” and the Gilded Age is a little shinier — at least as the far as the new Advanced Placement U.S. History Framework is concerned. In response to criticism that a previous framework portrayed American history in too negative a light, with too little emphasis on American exceptionalism, the College Board on Thursday released an amended framework for the AP U.S. History curriculum, or “APUSH.” And while some accused the board of “caving” to politically motivated critics,…
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    Graham Wegner - Open Educator

  • EdTechSA 2015 Conference

    Graham
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    I can remember a conversation with a fellow Year 12 student back in 1983. He said, "On the last day of school here, I'm going to walk off the grounds, turn around and take one last look at this place, and then turn around and never look back." As far as I know, he has been true to his word ever since. I can relate to his perspective because high school does not hold any special memories for me. So it was with a wry smile that I noted that this year's EdTechSA conference was to be held at my old school, Immanuel College in the brand new senior school named after my year 12 English teacher…
  • Sometimes, Someone Else Says It Better

    Graham
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Feedly has replaced my Google Reader as the place to read blog posts from my wide array of learning sources. There's a handy little feature that enables you to Save For Later. I use this for posts from bloggers who have written something cool that I either find challenging and want to explore further, or in the case of this post, they have managed to write about an issue that I've been thinking about in a very clear and concise way. Simply, they have said it better than I could. So, I thought I would share some of these now. How Language Shapes Solutions - John Spencer. The bit that I wish I…
  • A Greater Appreciation

    Graham
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    I've been at Woodville Gardens School now for nearly four years in my role as Assistant Principal, and I have learnt a lot. The school, the community, my colleagues have all given me a greater appreciation of things on so many levels. Tonight I thought I would try and articulate a few of these. A DigiTech TeachMeet was held tonight at my school. A bunch of educators keen on educational technology from mainly the western suburbs here in Adelaide gathered to share, enjoying the comfortable surrounds of our resource centre. Two of my colleagues shared about their practice - for the first time in…
  • Virtual EduTech – 2015 Version

    Graham
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Last year, I compiled a virtual version of EduTech for my staff, hunting videos that were close to the presentations that we saw live. It is over on our staff blog but seeing I've done the hunting and embedding, there may be readers who might like a look as well. 2015 This year, the WGS attendees included Kellie, Julie, Bianca, Vas, Jayne, Mel, Tamsin and Graham. This year we had our own Twitter hashtag #wgsET which helps to collate all of our resources, insights. #wgsET Tweets Here are some links and videos from some of the presenters: Eric Mazur,  Assessment - The Silent Killer of Learning…
  • The EduTech Learning Festival 2015

    Graham
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:28 am
    This year was the third time that I have been to EduTech. In 2013, I went with Frank, my principal and we noticed that a number of South Australian schools were sending groups of teachers rather than just a couple of members of their leadership team. I must have been in a major blogging slump then because I didn't reflect on any of that conference although Dan Pink was there, so was Gary Stager, Stephen Heppell and Alan November, along with Skype-ins from Sir Ken and Salman Khan. So in 2014, we expanded the group going to include my fellow AP, Anna along with three teachers who represented…
 
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    TerenceOnline: An eLearning Resource Center

  • Learn Calculus Online - Mooculus

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    This guy will teach you calculus online. When he talks, people listen  - https://mooculus.osu.edu/
  • Former BGSU Student Recommendation

    15 Mar 2013 | 10:19 am
    I just received this recommendation on my LinkedIn account today from a former student I had in class in the Fall of 2012 at BGSU.  It was quite a surprise to get this recommendation over a year later and without any prompting on my part :-)  It really made my day and I wanted to share it: Terence taught a course at BGSU that I attended and thought I was going to despise. A course I thought I
  • LearnDash - The New WordPress LMS

    23 Jan 2013 | 12:54 pm
    I'm really looking forward to a new Premium Plugin for WordPress called LearnDash that essentially transforms your WordPress install into a Learning Management System. I've worked with many LMS"s over the years such as Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, Angel, and Canvas. Each LMS has their pros and cons. The key to a good LMS is a very simple intuitive interface, excellent collaboration tools,  
  • Online courses: A liberating and inspiring ally to residential education

    3 May 2012 | 12:07 pm
    Distance learning courses have been around for a very long time and have often been treated by mainstream academia as the step child to residential face to face classes. However, all of that is changing as advances in technology have made online education an excellent way to learn as well as enhance the residential experience.  The president of MIT recently said, "Online education is not the
  • Exploring the "if this then that" web app: making the Internet work for you

    26 Apr 2012 | 7:59 am
    I discovered a neat little web app called ifttt (if this then that) that makes it easy and fun to run "if/then" statements across the internet by utilizing API's of various web apps such as twitter, google reader, instagram, and many more.  For example, I set up three if/then tasks to see how it works. The first task I set up was IF I upload a picture to Instagram THEN automatically save a copy
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    Education Futures

  • A kid’s take on Manifesto 15

    John Moravec
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Our summer Education Futures intern, Hillel, has created a video on his work related to Manifesto 15 for kids! He translated the text into a kid-friendly version (http://manifesto15.org/kids), visited a maker faire, and created a rocket in Minecraft. In this video, presented in his own way with his own words, he shares his work and his thoughts on what he has learned this summer.
  • Creative classrooms in Patagonia

    John Moravec
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Education Futures founder, John Moravec, had the pleasure of visiting with the Ministry of Education in the Province of Chubut, Argentina for Aulas Creativas on February 27-28 this year. The program team recently published this excellent video, which outlines new perspectives for thinking about education. When John released Manifesto 15 two months earlier, he had no idea that the message and the movement it is inspiring would grow so quickly, and attract so much international attention, especially in Patagonia. We are really touched that this work is helping to change the conversation and…
  • Call for inquiries: Stats instructors for international development

    John Moravec
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Education Futures LLC is inviting advanced graduate students/qualified graduates with experience in teaching basic statistical analysis to submit letters of interest for participating in a short-term consultancy (2-3 months) to create online training for an international development data project. Selected team members will co-create training content for government leaders, educators, and scholars, utilizing an online database and related tools for analyzing data. Anticipated project term: April – July, 2015. Letters of interest/inquiry plus a current CV must be sent to Dr. John Moravec…
  • Manifesto 15: Evolving learning

    Education Futures Editors
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    From John Moravec: Like many of us, I did some reflecting over the New Year. It seemed it was time to re-center, and get back to basics. It’s too easy to get distracted and lose track of our principles and where we want to go with them. It was time to write a manifesto on what we’ve learned so far. Read Manifesto 15 at manifesto15.org. All of the manifestos that have inspired me are strongly associated with a date. The U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. Charter 77 emerged in January 1977. Dogme 95 was crafted in 1995. Also, as ideas transform and develop…
  • Knowmads on Umbrales

    Education Futures Editors
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Last week, the Peruvian television program “Umbrales” (TV Perú) broadcasted a program on knowmads in Peru and Latin America. Dr. John Moravec was interviewed along with Dr. Cristóbal Cobo and other local and international experts on what the emerging knowmad paradigm means, and what the implications are for countries such as Peru. The producers were kind enough to upload the complete program to YouTube, broken into four segments (in Spanish): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlm3adGMhVbrjHpYOexXTm-JKuKZnjU0j
 
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    dy/dan

  • If Proof Is Aspirin, Then How Do You Create the Headache?

    Dan Meyer
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    This Week’s Skill Proof. This is too big for a blog post, obviously. What a Theory of Need Recommends If proof is the aspirin, then doubt is the headache. In school mathematics, proof can feel like a game full of contrived rules and fragile pieces. Each line of the proof must interlock with the others just so and the players must write each of them using tortured, unnatural syntax. The saddest aspect of this game of proof is that the outcome of the game is already known every time. Prove angle B is congruent to angle D. Prove triangle BCD is congruent to triangle ACB. Decide if angle B…
  • Fake-World Math: When Mathematical Modeling Goes Wrong and How to Get it Right

    Dan Meyer
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Fake-World Math was the talk I gave for most of 2014, including at NCTM. It looks at mathematical modeling as it’s defined in the Common Core, practiced in the world of knowledge work, and maligned in print textbooks. I discuss methods for helping students become proficient at modeling and methods for helping them enjoy modeling, which are not the same set of methods. Also, a note on process. I recorded my screen throughout the entire process of creating the talk. Then I sped it up and added some commentary.
  • If Graphing Linear Inequalities Is Aspirin, Then How Do You Create The Headache?

    Dan Meyer
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:34 pm
    This Week’s Skill Here is the first paragraph of McGraw-Hill’s Algebra 1 explanation of graphing linear inequalities: The graph of a linear inequality is the set of points that represent all of the possible solutions of that inequality. An equation defines a boundary, which divides the coordinate plane into two half-planes. This is mathematically correct, sure, but how many novices have you taught who would sit down and attempt to parse that expert language? The text goes on to offer three steps for graphing linear inequalities: Graph the boundary. Use a solid line when the…
  • Your Conference Session Is The Appetizer. The Internet Is The Main Dish.

    Dan Meyer
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:36 pm
    ISTE just wrapped. NCTM wrapped several months ago. What was accomplished? What can you remember of the sessions you attended? Will those sessions change your practice and in what ways? Zak Champagne, Mike Flynn, and I are all NCTM conference presenters and we were all concerned about the possibility that a) none of our participants did much with our sessions once they ended, b) lots of people who might benefit from our sessions (and whose questions and ideas might benefit us) weren’t in the room. The solution to (b) is easy. Put video of the sessions on the Internet. Our solution to…
  • If Functions Are Aspirin, Then How Do You Create The Headache?

    Dan Meyer
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    This Week’s Skill Determining if a relationship is a function or not. A relationship that maps one set to another can be confusing. Questions like, “What single element does 2 map to in the output set below?” are impossible to answer because 2 maps to more than one element. By contrast, a function is a relationship with certainty. Take any element of the input and ask yourself, “Where does this function say that element maps?” You aren’t confused about any of them. Every input element maps to exactly one element in the output. Pearson and…
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    NYC Educator

  • Double Whammy

    NYC Educator
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    For years we've had the APPR system over our heads. Gates thought it was a swell idea, and the UFT participated in the MET program that enabled it all over these United States. But since VAM is based on nothing resembling science and has no validity whatsoever, the geniuses who enabled it decided to balance it with actual ratings from supervisors. Since VAM is pretty much a crap toss, and pretty much rates students rather than teaching, it's supposed to be objective. The subjective balance is the supervisor rating.Of course, if your supervisor has an agenda counter to yours, hates you and…
  • Another Fatality of Ed. "Reform"

    Arwen E.
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    Perhaps you've read the recent story of a NYC principal who committed suicide on the eve of being exposed for filling in answers on students' 2015 Common-Core NY State Exams.  Although the news is certainly dramatic, and you could view it as an isolated incident, it is not.  It is symptomatic of the gross failures of more than a decade of ed. "reform."By promoting the idea that standardized tests, now aligned with the Common Core, are the best ways to measure students, and that the quality of teachers, administrators and schools can best be judged by these standardized…
  • Perdido--Fariña Unwittingly Admits VAM Is Invalid for All

    NYC Educator
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    Perdido Street School nails Carmen Fariña to her own words. Fariña thinks there should be an asterisk to so called highly effective teachers who move into renewal schools. After all, if they're highly effective at one place, how can they be developing or ineffective at another? If they do the same things, they should receive the same rating, Shouldn't they? Don't we have a rubric, and don't rubrics make everything equal all the time? Haven't we eliminated human error?Well, of course we haven't, but that's the theory. The other part of the rating, of course, is test scores. Since students…
  • Governor Andy's Thumbs Are Up for Working People (And Also Down)

    NYC Educator
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Governor Cuomo has a new TV commercial, praising himself for supporting the $15 minimum wage. Make no mistake, this is a good thing. But it's not an accurate thing. In fact, NYC workers will not have that wage until the end of 2018, and workers in the rest of the state won't see it until July 1, 2021.The restaurant industry has chafed at these decisions. “We continue to say that we think it’s unfair that they singled out a single segment of our industry,” Melissa Fleischut, the executive director of the New York State Restaurant Association, said.They have a point, actually. The raise…
  • I Gave $350K to the Mayor and All I Got Was This Substandard Contract

    NYC Educator
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    Oh, the tangled web our union leadership leads. They insisted on endorsing Bill Thompson four years too late, after Michael Bloomberg reversed the twice-voiced will of the voters to buy himself a third term (and won by such a small margin our opposition might have made a difference).To thank us for stabbing him in the back he'd carried our water for so long, Thompson told the Daily News the city couldn't afford to give teachers the raise NYPD, FDNY and most other unions got. But that was water under the bridge, and UFT went ahead and made yet another spectacular losing endorsement.They pulled…
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    L.A. Times - Education

  • Santa Monica bar exam prep firm to pay $110,000 in refunds

    Jason Song
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A Santa Monica-based state bar preparation company has agreed to pay $130,000 in fines and restitution over accusations it made false statements about their students' success on the legal licensing exam, authorities announced Tuesday.
  • Nearly 9 in 10 students drop out of unaccredited law schools in California

    Jason Song, Victoria Kim, Sandra Poindexter
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    To Omar Medina, a security officer working the graveyard shift, attending Northwestern California University School of Law seemed like the ideal way to fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer.
  • Irvine neighborhood uses education to remove welcome mat for coyotes

    Hannah Fry
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    In response to an increase in coyote sightings and attacks on pets and children, a newly developed Irvine neighborhood has launched a program to help residents coexist with the animals that come down from nearby hills in search of food.
  • UC regents give 3% pay hikes to 15 executives

    Larry Gordon
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    A day after UC moved to raise the minimum wages of its lowest-paid workers, the university's governing board on Thursday awarded 3% salary increases to 15 of its most highly paid executives.
  • College ratings system proposed by Obama is scrapped

    Larry Gordon
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Nearly two years ago, President Obama proposed a federal system to rate the nation's colleges and universities, one that would provide families with an objective and unified tool to compare schools and for taxpayers to determine whether the massive investments in scholarships and other government...
 
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    The Fischbowl

  • My New Late Work Policy

    Karl Fisch
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot about late work policies lately. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s unfair to everyone to have different policies within the same school. It’s just not transparent and it makes it harder for everyone to figure out what they need to do to be successful. So I think it’s time that we have a uniform late work policy in my school. Oh, did I mention this policy is for teachers?I think most of us can agree that as educators we need to be role models for our students. Part of being a role model is demonstrating the habits and behaviors that we want to inculcate…
  • Care Enough To Be Uncomfortable

    Karl Fisch
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    I'm not very good with conflict. It makes me really uncomfortable, I don't think I'm particularly good at achieving positive outcomes when it happens, and I do many things to avoid it. I think there are a lot of educators who feel the same way. I also think that's a big problem.I've been involved in multiple conversations lately where we've been discussing changes that we believe would have a strong positive impact on our students, but then we hesitate because we are worried about causing conflict with some of the adults. Let's be clear, we feel strongly that these changes are best for…
  • Err On The Side Of Open

    Karl Fisch
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    My school district, like most I imagine, has a book approval policy in place. We need to get rid of it.As has been said many times and in many ways, we live in a very different world than the one most of us grew up in. As a result, schools are dealing with a large number of legacy systems (and legacy ideas) that don't make much sense anymore. A book approval process is once of them. We are now dealing with the contradiction that as soon as I hit publish on this post, any teacher in my building can immediately assign it to their students to read. But if they want their students to read Drive,…
  • Idea #9: Lead

    Karl Fisch
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    At the end of the school year I met with the administrator who does my evaluation and he/she asked me to think over the summer about some "big ideas" that would be worth discussing that could improve our school. This is the ninth - and last for now - blog post that will explore some of those ideas.Eliminate Letter Grades, GPA and Class RankEliminate Curriculum (As We Know It)Think Differently About TimeThink Differently About Classes At Least They've Still Got Their HealthCultivate CuriosityThe Meaning of LifeCommunity Service Name of Administrator,When you and I were growing up there was an…
  • Idea #8: Community Service

    Karl Fisch
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    At the end of the school year I met with the administrator who does my evaluation and he/she asked me to think over the summer about some "big ideas" that would be worth discussing that could improve our school. This is the eighth of an undetermined number of blog posts that will explore some of those ideas.Eliminate Letter Grades, GPA and Class RankEliminate Curriculum (As We Know It)Think Differently About TimeThink Differently About Classes At Least They've Still Got Their HealthCultivate CuriosityThe Meaning of LifeName of Administrator,When I started at Arapahoe in 1991, community…
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    This Week In Education

  • Charts: Together, AIR & Pearson Have 27 State Testing Contracts

    Alexander Russo
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Via RealClear Education. Click here for interactive version.
  • Morning Video: Let's Talk About Segregated Housing & Segregated Schools

    Alexander Russo
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Click "play" on this recent panel featuring TCF fellows Stefanie DeLuca and Halley Potter and L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy of CUNY discussing the nexus of race, housing, and education in America.  According to TCF's Potter, "segregation in housing and schools are intimately linked, and that we need to consider strategies that address both problems." She also notes that integrating schools doesn't really go far enough if classrooms aren't integrated, too, and choice alone isn't probably enough without equitable access to information and other supports. 
  • AM News: Renewed Controversy Over AP US History Course

    Alexander Russo
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    In a county that tried to amend US history course, a lesson in politics Washington Post: Voters in Jefferson County, Colo., are petitioning to recall three conservative members of the local school board who caused a national stir last fall after criticizing the Advanced Placement U.S. History course for being insufficiently patriotic. Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism HuffPost: The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after…
  • AM News: Renewed Controversy Over AP US History Course

    Alexander Russo
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    In a county that tried to amend US history course, a lesson in politics Washington Post: Voters in Jefferson County, Colo., are petitioning to recall three conservative members of the local school board who caused a national stir last fall after criticizing the Advanced Placement U.S. History course for being insufficiently patriotic. Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism HuffPost: The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after…
  • Quotes: In NYC, Reformers Oppose Mayoral Control

    Alexander Russo
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    When a group professing to support education reform opposes mayoral control of schools, it calls into question what exactly it stands for. --Wiley Norvell in NYT (Groups That Back Bloomberg’s Education Agenda Enjoy Success in Albany)
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    Learning is Change

  • What I’m Learning About: Remote Control Motion for iPhone & GoPro: Motrr Galileo

    Ben Wilkoff
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    I’m intrigued by how this tool can be used for capturing learning. Galileo has many uses. It is an app-driven, motorized mount that lets you control the orientation of your iPhone or GoPro. It can be directly programmed to follow specific motion paths, or controlled remotely from most handheld devices from anywhere in the world! Source: Remote Control Motion for iPhone & GoPro: Motrr Galileo
  • What I’m Using: Google Classroom- Creating a Discussion Board via @alicekeeler

    Ben Wilkoff
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    I found this use of google spreadsheets to be pretty amazing, especially with how it interfaces with classroom so well.   The advantage to using a spreadsheet for discussions is… it is a spreadsheet!! Google Sheets are in your Google Drive, easy to locate. It can be embeded into another website or linked to from just about anything. Information in the spreadsheet can be sorted and organized. Formulas can be applied, Add-On’s can be used, charts can be generated. Since the discussion board is not in another platform, it is easy to save the discussion board. Source: Google Classroom:…
  • What I’m Using: Balloon (for receiving files directly to my dropbox)

    Ben Wilkoff
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This is pretty freakin’ cool. Balloon is a drop box for your Dropbox. Share your Balloon to receive files, collect photos from an event, and so much more straight to your Dropbox. There’s no signup for senders, and no need for you to manually download files anymore. Source: Balloon
  • Bud Hunt’s Future Ready Schools Denver Summit Keynote (Audio Only)

    Ben Wilkoff
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:31 pm
    I love it when Bud Hunt speaks words out of his mouth. Occasionally I get to hear them in the same room. Very occasionally, I get to record those words and share them with others. I hope you listen to this and I hope you learn from his challenge: Stop waiting for tomorrow’s stuff to do what you can do now to create change. “My teacher thought I was smarter than I was… so I was.”
  • What I’m Using: Screensaver Ninja (for displaying a twitter hashtag as a screensaver)

    Ben Wilkoff
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:18 pm
    So, this is kind of impressive. I am in love with the idea of using your idle computer to continually update a hashtag you are following: Screensaver Ninja allows you to display websites through your screensaver in rotation, transforming your computer or a dedicated monitor into a powerful dashboard for you and your team. https://screensaver.ninja/ Also, this is literally the only good use of the .ninja domain I have seen thus far.
 
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    evenfromhere.org

  • Do Our Computers Reflect our Society?

    Clarence Fisher
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    Spending a summer with Linux has made me much more aware of seeing our current model of computing from the outside. It’s the same feeling I have when I travel. I don’t think you can really see your own place until you look at it from the outside.  So I’m wondering if the current model of computing that generally is advocated in schools is a reflection of our society: – consumeristic – complex – based a lot on appearance  – accessible Our computers are always growing, becoming more complex and adding new features.  Is this a problem that…
  • “Linux is about Imagination..”

    Clarence Fisher
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    I’m spending some of my free time this summer playing on the command line of my Raspberry Pi, learning to pull together some Linux code and growing a few programming skills in that environment. A geek’s idea of an entertaining way to spend your summer holidays…. Part of what I’m doing is working my way through a book called The Linux Command Line. It’s a few years old, but proving to be a worthy guide. Yesterday I ran into this quote that sums up a lot of the mindset that I’d like to help kids develop about computers: “When I am asked to explain the…
  • A Free Agent Again

    Clarence Fisher
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a number of different companies in different capacities along side of my teaching job. I’ve spoken at all sorts of conferences, managed online communities, written articles and created packages of lesson plans ( among others). Each of these has been a challenge in their own way.  For the past 15 months or so, I’ve been working for Printrbot as their education coordinator. Writing blog posts, looking after social media, managing loaner programs, and just generally trying to help out teachers and educators who have…
  • The Limits of Pedagogy

    Clarence Fisher
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    I haven’t written much in this space lately. I spent a lot of my last school year looking at my classroom practices, seeing what I’ve done in the past, and putting that up against much of what I was reading that was new online. I’ve been heavily involved with edtech for over a decade and still invest enormous amounts of time thinking about all of different types of spaces where technology and learning collide. While much of my experience in the last several years has moved over to different areas (or different for me anyway) of things like programming, maker spaces and 3D…
  • The Technology Matters

    Clarence Fisher
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    For years I’ve been saying that the technology doesn’t matter. I’ve spoke at conferences, on webinars and to hundreds of people one on one and I’ve always told them to concentrate on pedagogy and learning. I’ve told them that since everything has moved away from the old days of Mac vs. PC and online that as long as you have a device and can get online to do what you need, that the technology doesn’t really matter. But times are changing and these days I am recognizing more and more that the technology we choose to use matters. Twenty years ago when I bought…
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    Blue Skunk Blog

  • Quetico with the Boy Scouts

    Doug Johnson
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Voyager upon life's sea, To yourself be true,And whatever your lot may be,Paddle your own canoe.              Sarah Bolton, 1851 Paul came back with second degree sunburn. I came back with bruised arms, a scrape on the knee the size of a silver dollar, punctures where a fishhook was embedded and then pushed through my pinkie, and about the sorest shoulder muscles one can imagine. Oh, and a toe that turned completely black. We had a terrific time! 10 adults and 8 boys from Boy Scout Troop 91 in Prairie Village, Kansas, spend 6 days…
  • BFTP: Dawin and data

    Doug Johnson
    11 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    This post will be the last impostion on your time and attention for a couple of weeks since I will be wildnerness canoeing and then traveling with grandsons to DC. I hope you take some time off this summer!   "WARNING: Do not look into laser with remaining eye." -- On a laser pointer. I know if sounds heartless, but I am in increasing sympathy with those who believe we've gone too far with labels, laws, and regulations designed to keep stupid people from harming themselves. You've seen the lists. Mandatory seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws run counter to Darwinian…
  • Ask Lena - time for retirement

    Doug Johnson
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:39 am
    Ask Lena, a favorite ... uh .... anticipatory set, is long over due for retirement. So here are slides. RIP...         The experts say we need to connect emotionally with our audiences if they are to listen to anything we have to say. For me, humor has always been the best affective approach. (Although it sometimes gets me in trouble.) See also Rejected Tech Tips - RIP
  • 75% of the school day spent using iPads - an inhuman thing?

    Doug Johnson
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    “[It] destroys memory [and] weakens the mind, relieving it of…work that makes it strong. [It] is an inhuman thing.”  Plato quoting Socrates in 500 B.C. Greece. The “it” in the quote is writing. I was a bit horrified at this title "Glued to the screen: A third grade class where kids spend 75% of the day on iPads." What is this teacher thinking? was my knee-jerk reaction. A parent who allowed his child to spend 75% of her leisure time "glued to a screen" would be dunned as irresponsible. But on reflection, I thought about how the students were using the…
  • Balance and healthy eating

    Doug Johnson
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    Image source I have friends who are vegetarians. Not that there is anything wrong with that, as Seinfeld might say. Being raised on a farm, meat - quite a lot of meat - has been a mainstay of my diet all my life. My dad liked to say that if God hadn't have wanted for people to eat animals, He wouldn't have made them out of meat. My brother says PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals. So now that about half my readership is thoroughly aggravated with my flippancy about dietary choices, I will reveal that I have become a 2/3rd vegetarian. I try to limit my meat intake to only one meal a…
 
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  • Developing a framework for teaching open courses

    Alec
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    This post was written jointly with Katia Hildebrandt and also appears on her blog. Recently, we presented at OER15 in Cardiff, Wales, on the topic of developing a framework for open courses. In our session, we considered our experiences in facilitating MOOC type courses in order to think through and address the challenges that these types of courses present. So first, a little background: It has been stated that there are two general categories of MOOCs: xMOOCs and cMOOCs. xMOOCs are large-scale MOOCs that often consist of video-delivered content and automated assessments. These MOOCs are…
  • Internet Friends

    Alec
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    It’s worth the six minutes necessary to watch the reflections from this young person as she discusses the biases and stigmas we often hear related to acquiring and maintaining Internet friendships. Much of her monologue relates well to the development of personal learning environments and Jurgenson’s notion of “digital dualism”. Notable quotes: “I really think that if I hadn’t joined some of these Internet communities at such a young age I would have a much more difficult time transitioning into adulthood.” “When my cat was diagnosed for…
  • Knowledge vs. Understanding

    Alec
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    “Once u have a rigid way of thinking in your head, sometimes you cannot change that, even if u want to.” This is relevant to so much of what we do with professional learning, change, policy, education, etc. This video is definitely worth a watch. More to come on this topic. Related posts: How Knowledge is Negotiated in Wikipedia Answerbag.com: “Compilation of Human Knowledge Experience” The Curse of Knowledge
  • Building Online/Blended Course Environments

    Alec
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    I was recently invited to speak with the  #eLearnOnt “Game Changer” series where I discussed various options around building online and/or blended course environments via Google Hangout. I began with traditional LMS options and moved to the more nebulous concept of “Small Tools Loosely Joined” course/environment design. See the recorded presentation below. As well, here are the presentation slides and a collection of related resources. Thanks to the hosts for making this a fun experience. Related posts: Future of Online Learning – Stephen Downes Authentic…
  • Developing Upstanders in a Digital World

    Alec
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    This past Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to co-facilitate a Day of Pink event for local school division. We invited approximately 100+ elementary students (mostly 7th graders) to participate. The themes included (digital) citizenship, (digital) identity, anti-bullying, and becoming an upstander (someone who stands up to support the protection, safety, and wise decision-making of others). We shared a number of scenarios with the children to help them discuss the importance of empathy and responsibility for others. Some of the topics can be seen as controversial but are increasingly…
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    Bud the Teacher

  • The Podcast: Future Ready?

    bud@budtheteacher.com (Bud Hunt bud@budtheteacher.com)
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Last month, I had the privilege of giving the keynote address for The Future Ready Summit in Denver.  Ben recorded the audio, and was kind enough to share it with me. # So I’m sharing it with you. # Direct Link to Audio # http://budtheteacher.com/podcasts/budtheteacher/BudHuntKeynoteFutureReadyDenverJune2015.mp3 Not sure if it’ll translate without the visuals – so the slides are below if you’re curious. # #
  • Stop Filling Pails

    bud@budtheteacher.com (Bud Hunt bud@budtheteacher.com)
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    The number of people who believe that education is simply pouring facts into children, whether those children like it or not, is astounding to me. # We won’t serve children better by buying better funnels for those facts, or better shovels for those facts, or better containers for those facts once we get them into the children. # Admiring the hoses, shovels, and funnels is certainly not a productive way to improve learning for children, nor do fancy shovels make the process any better for the children involved.  Fancy tools used for terrible pursuits are a tremendous waste of resources. #…
  • “A Way of Caring”

    bud@budtheteacher.com (Bud Hunt bud@budtheteacher.com)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Two things from today that intersected in a useful way: # Early this morning, a teammate noticed another group at the library had a big pile of work on their hands.  She asked my permission to help them.  Because the person who used to sit in my seat at the library valued keeping teams separate.  Their work is their work.  Ours is different.  That was the old message. # My teammate’s desire, when she saw a need, was to help fill it.  She wanted to make sure I was okay with that. # Boy, was I. # I encouraged her to always help someone on our big team, the entire library team, when…
  • A Library Is Somewhere You Can Take Things Home to Explore

    bud@budtheteacher.com (Bud Hunt bud@budtheteacher.com)
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Earlier today, I enjoyed reading Barry Joseph’s piece at DML about a digital pen that’s changing the experience at one metro museum.  But what really struck me was how he framed the difference between a museum and a library, and what that framing said about what a library is.  In talking about his experience, he wrote: # As I walked through the exhibit, I found that I was experiencing a museum in a totally new way. When I visit a museum, I am often collecting information or inspiration. I know I won’t remember the details, but the feeling will linger in my bones. But now, with the…
  • “Let’s Find Out,” Writes Cogdog

    bud@budtheteacher.com (Bud Hunt bud@budtheteacher.com)
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    I’d never really thought about it, but I didn’t realize until a couple of weeks ago, when Alan Levine said that he’d be in the area and we should meet up, that he and I had never been in the same place at the same time. # We know plenty of the same people, we play on intersecting online spaces.  He’s been a teacher and occasional collaborator of mine for nearly ten years. But we’d never been in the same physical space in a similar time window. # So yesterday we got to spend a few short minutes together.  Overdue. # He reminded me while we were talking…
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    OUPblog » Education

  • What are the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of international donation?

    Clare Hanson
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    The Nepal earthquake. The conflict in Syria. Malaria. More than two billion people in or near “multi-dimensional” poverty (Human Development Report 2014). While the world is getting better in some respects, massive needs and injustices remain. Many of us want to do something to help. For individuals in rich countries who lack personal ties to individuals or organizations in poor or disaster-affected countries, “doing something” often means donating to an international non-governmental organization (INGO). But how should we (for I count myself in this group) choose which INGO(s) to…
  • The baby is all grown up

    Alice
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    This year, the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is celebrating its 20th birthday, and I’m celebrating my 20th year as Editor. After bringing JDSDE into this world, watching it grow up, attending to its bumps, bruises, and milestones, it’s time for me to let it go and let it find its own way in the world. It started at a professional meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a number of researchers interested in deaf children, deaf education, and the Deaf world lamenting that the field was lacking a high-quality, scholarly journal. As a result, rather than having a critical mass…
  • College education for emerging adults [infographic]

    Elizabeth Gorney
    28 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    College education trends have been changing a lot over the past few decades — from tuition fees to enrollment rates to reasons for attending. While it may seem as though today’s emerging adults aren’t satisfied with today’s education trends, 9 out of 10 high schoolers expect to continue their education in some way after graduation, and 84% of college graduates believe their education was a good investment. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett examines the college process of those in their late teens and early twenties in the second edition of Emerging Adulthood, uncovering what…
  • How to write a great graduation speech

    Carolyn Napolitano
    10 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements. Commencement ceremonies typically feature a visiting dignitary who offers a few thousand inspirational words. Over the years, I’ve heard more of these speeches than I care to admit and have made my own checklist of suggestions for speakers. For those of you giving commencement speeches or listening to them, here’s my advice: 1. Be just funny enough The best speakers are knowingly wry and…
  • Advocacy and pedagogy in secondary school singing

    Alice
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Music as a school subject, it so often seems, retains its apparently perilous position in the school largely as a result of the unstinting pressure of advocacy groups. The 2004 Music Manifesto that underpins much of the current drive to keep school music alive was unashamedly “a voluntary, apolitical 13-strong Partnership and Advocacy Group”. Personally, I find this slightly challenging because I was fortunate enough to attend a school during the 1960s where advocacy was quite unnecessary. The important position of music was never doubted within a curriculum organized along classical,…
 
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    Learning In a Flat World

  • Blimage Challenge: The Rock Arch

    Britt
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    A new blogging challenge has emerged called blimage – a “blog image” challenge: You must use an image sent to you and “incorporate it into your blog, and write a post about learning based on it…Then pass an image of your choice on to someone else so they can do their own #blimage challenge.” Read about the original idea here. I challenged my colleague Enoch Hale with an image of a hand holding chalk that was about to write on a blank blackboard…and he responded with this wonderful post.  Now I get to try it with the image above that he sent me and others via…
  • Direct Instruction and Learning Science

    Britt
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    Kristi Bronkey had a nice article in Faculty Focus yesterday entitled “Re-Thinking Direct Instruction in Online Learning.” She noted that while direct instruction had a bad reputation associated with passive learning, it did not have to reflect passivity. She suggested a model framed around the notions of “I Do, We Do, and You Do.” I Do – Direct instruction by faculty using screencasts We Do – Faculty guided student processes with frequent feedback You Do – Students working together in authentic group processes Kristi noted: “Direct Instruction…
  • My Evolving Top Tools

    Britt
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Jane Hart has issued her call for voting for the top tools we as professionals use for learning. I have voted in the past, as I noted in 2014 (here) and 2o12 (here), and I have always enjoyed the resulting Top One Hundred Tools list that Jane curates from the votes.  Her list from last year is embedded below: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 from Jane Hart My list for this year is similar to previous years…but I found my order was different: As some may have noticed, I have been blogging less as I concentrated on settling into my new job.  However, I feel the urge to reconnect, so hope…
  • Digital Leadership

    Britt
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    I have read about half of a recent book from George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, and Andrew McAfee – Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation (2014).  Their premise is that the innovations of the past decade have been nothing short of astonishing – yet they are just the warm up acts for what is to come.  They suggest that those that master the digital playing field will be able to combine big data, machine learning, and visualizations such that their organizations will make smarter decisions, see the future more clearly, drive out inefficiencies, and better…
  • A Look Back Six Years

    Britt
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Monday, Lindsey Sudbury, a member of Academic Technology Services here at Northeastern University, and I did a 90-minute interactive presentation to our English department at their End of Term Retreat.  It was a 30,000 f00t fly-over of a variety of digital tools that might add engagement in writing classes, including social media tools.  Our slides are below: . I was struck by how things had (and had not) changed in the past six years.  In 2009, I did a similar workshop at the Innovations Conference.  My slides then: Innovations2009 Part One from Britt Watwood In those six years, Diigo…
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    Educational Discourse

  • But I Can’t “Just Do It!”

    kwhobbes
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Change is difficult and it requires preparation and support throughout the process. "Get on the train or...." doesn't really fit. … Read More But I Can’t “Just Do It!”
  • #saskedchat July 30, 2015 – #tlap

    kwhobbes
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    It was another amazing #saskedchat tonight. Dave Burgess dropped by at the start of the chat to get things going. @MrALongstaff and @brettReis then took over and guided the #saskedchat ship through a great chat focused on Teach Like a Pirate. The participants had some great ideas and suggestions for building relationships with students in… Read More #saskedchat July 30, 2015 – #tlap
  • What Can One Do?

    kwhobbes
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    How can one person make a difference? What can educators do to make a difference? … Read More What Can One Do?
  • How do you connect to the world?

    kwhobbes
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Connecting students with the world is important but it can be somewhat daunting. The one thing we can't do is continue to be quiet and avoid talking about these events. … Read More How do you connect to the world?
  • Let’s Talk about the Learning … not the grading

    kwhobbes
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Let's talk about learning and change the story being told about schools. … Read More Let’s Talk about the Learning … not the grading
 
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    EdTechTalk

  • ELT Live Summer Brainstormt#2 - Student Collaboration Projects & Teaching Kids Online

    Jeff
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Tweet 59:34 minutes (27.26 MB)Summer Brainstorm Part#2 Student Collaboration Projects & Teaching Kids OnlineJuly 23, 2015Ben & Jeff discuss possibilities of having their composition student sin Mexico and Korea work together online as Bora chimes in with a student perspective.  Maha & Nives discuss tools and strategies for teaching young learners online. Google+ Event PageELT Live Google + CommunityParticipants Links MentionedGroup Chat: Kakao  *  Band  *  What's AppBen's Courses:  Composition  *  Academic…
  • Teachers Teaching Teachers Playlist

    Jeff
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
    While things have gotten a bit quiet on the the EdTechTalk site, Teachers Teaching Teachers continues to have great conversations Wednesday nights at 9pm EST (global times). Below is a playlist of recent episodes.  Tune in at: http://edtechtalk.com/ttt read more
  • Educational Technology and Education Conferences: June~December 2015

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Educational Technology and Education Conferencesfor June to December 2015, Edition #33Prepared by Clayton R. Wright, crwr77 at gmail.com, May 12, 2015read more
  • 21st Century Learning - 12-18-2014

    arvind
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Tweet 13:10 minutes (15.07 MB)Alex, Vinnie, and arvind bring in the close of 2014 with the year's final episode. We discuss some of our goals and aspirations for the break and for the next year. Tune in one last time in 2014. read more
  • 21st Century Learning - 12-4-14

    arvind
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Tweet 19:55 minutes (22.8 MB)Vinnie and arvind talk about the People of Color Conference, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and the current state of protests in New York, the show of force by the NYPD outside of arvind's school, and the impact on students and faculty. read more
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  • July’s (2015) Best Tweets — Part Five

    Larry Ferlazzo
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in post. If you don’t use Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on Twitter profile page. You might also be interested in The Best Tweets Of 2015 – So Far. [View the story “July’s (2015) Best Tweets —…
  • Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

    Larry Ferlazzo
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    © 2010 Paul Townsend, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio Here’s the latest edition of this every-weekend feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they have originally been published on an earlier date). You might also be interested in Most Popular Posts In 2015 – So Far and Eighth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? Here they are: 1. Easily Make Your Own Unique (& Fake) CNN, NY Times, Etc. Website With “News Jack” 2. The Best Resources On Helping Our Students…
  • Video: “How Google Translate Makes Signs Instantly Readable”

    Larry Ferlazzo
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Earlier this week, I posted about recent updates to Google Translate (see Google Translate Announces Another Big Update Today). I think its ability to translate text by just looking at it through your phone is akin to magic. Here’s a new video that explains how it actually does it: I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.
  • “Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year”

    Larry Ferlazzo
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year is the title of my latest post at Education Week Teacher. It contains links to all my posts from the past four years on the best ways to begin and end the school year. Here’s an excerpt from one of them:
  • Send An Ed-Related Research Question To One Of The Regional Educational Laboratories – And They’ll Answer It!

    Larry Ferlazzo
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Are you an educator seeking good research and/or answers on an education-related issue? If you are, you can go to the national website of the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, click on your state, type the question into the form, send it, and then staff at the appropriate center will research it and send you back resources, answers, data, etc. – for free. I sent them some questions related to Common Core and the difference between “collaboration” and “cooperation.” They answered my questions and send me some studies (not behind paywalls) that I had missed…
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  • When should you fly your U.S. flag in August?

    Ed Darrell
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    August in the U.S. is a lazy, often hot, summer month.  It’s a month for vacation, picnicking, local baseball games, camping, cookouts and beach vacations.  It’s not a big month for events to fly the U.S. flag. Only one event calls for nation-wide flag-flying in August, National Aviation Day on August 19.  This event is […]
  • Signs of life: Eagles on Highway

    Ed Darrell
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    One of our local pharmacists travels on vacations, and takes photos.  Pharmacies being what they are, people wait in line with nothing to do but count ticks on the clock.  No one takes a book to the pharmacy to wait. But the guy, Mark de Zeeuw, has a good sense of customer service.  He got […]
  • Bloom County is back, but maybe so is 1990

    Ed Darrell
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Surely you fans of Opus and the cast of Bloom County have heard that cartoonist Berkeley Breathed revived his comic-strip-before last in an on-line format. It’s available on Facebook. I’ve not found other venues, if there are any. This one from July 17 is just so . . . so . . . apt. Perfectly […]
  • Are those flames? Is that fiddle music I hear? Greenland is melting faster (Annals of Global Warming)

    Ed Darrell
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:11 am
    What is the price of our delay? Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists predicted a few years ago. Incredibly, a sizable bloc of people work to stop action against climate change, claiming that it’s not occurring, or that it’s natural and shouldn’t be stopped, or that we can’t afford to save the planet this […]
  • Today in history memory: Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, July 28, 1914

    Ed Darrell
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    101 years ago today. Let us remember, and never forget. According to the Associated Press, today is the anniversary of the declaration of war that really got World War I started: Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Serbian South slav nationalists assassinated Austrian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofie in […]
 
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  • Claim Your Virtual Space

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    In a series of tweets in response to my post--Not Alone: Inflexible CIOs = Failure-- yesterday about Tim Stahmer's entry about CIOs and Technology Departments blocking curriculum educators from using Chromebooks yesterday, these two statements were made:Tim Stahmer @timstahmer@jeannereed1 For whatever reason, we tend to forget students when discussing many parts of education, tech included.Jeanne Reed @jeannereed1@mguhlin @timstahmer Does over-worked, under paid IT staff lead to forgetting about helping students? Crazy.To speak to Jeanne's question first, Are over-worked,…
  • Not Alone: Inflexible CIOs = Failure

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Over at Assorted Stuff blog, Tim Stahmer (@timstahmer) shares a real story--Chipping Away at the IT Barriers--about how IT staff--led by the CIO--didn't want to support a particular mobile device. However, this time, the leaders in charge didn't take "No!" for an answer and did an end-run around the entire Technology Department, obtaining support to buy the equipment.A small group of principals here in the overly-large school district decided to bypass the usual bureaucratic channels, along with all the IT denials, and took their case for Chromebooks to directly our Deputy…
  • School Talk: When Communications Fail @Telegram to the Rescue

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Communication apps are transforming how we interact, keeping us in touch, helping us share learning and ideas as they happen, as well as engage safeguarding communications from governments and others.Get the no-cost Telegram app (@telegram) for your computer or mobile deviceOne app that I've embraced, both for family communications as well as at work for emergency communications, is Telegram. If you're not familiar with Telegram, it's a cross-platform app that allows for audio/text group chats, broadcast messages, as well as one to one encrypted communications.
  • Seeking Grace in Schools: Beneath the Judge's Gaze

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    One of my favorite expressions, "He was taken up to heaven right away; he was in a state of grace." If we thought of school systems as people on their death beds, how many would be "taken up to heaven in a state of grace?" Sometimes, I wonder if we haven't taken a conservative, law-enforcer approach to getting school systems ready to achieve perfection. You know, one that is always on the look-out to spy what's gone wrong rather than what's working.When a technology director requires strict adherence to district procedures, to the rules, he causes problems because he isn't in the moment, able…
  • MyNotes: Student Data Privacy

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Student data privacy is a topic that's grown in interest over the last few years, and I suspect that CoSN has also been advocating on this topic, too. Keith Krueger, in an interview with One Idea With, makes several interesting points. These are my notes on the interview; you can listen to it in full here.Visit web siteMyNotesThis is a growing concern for parents.Cloud computing, mobile data, and apps are the big drivers in this area for student data privacy."Free apps"--run by businesses that are collecting data--are collecting student data that they can use.3 buckets of issues:Comply with…
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    Assorted Stuff

  • The State of EdTech

    tim
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    A few weeks ago I spent a chunk of my Sunday at an odd little conference held in the threadbare ballrooms at one of DC’s utility hotels. The meeting was a combination of a micro version of the ISTE expo, an edtech pitchfest, and an attempt at a teacher pep rally. As I said: odd. The event was the Tech for Schools Summit, presented in various locations around the US by a company called edSurge. For those who don’t follow the edtech “sector” and haven’t heard of them, here’s the nutshell description in their own words: EdSurge was started in 2011… to connect the emerging community…
  • Investing in Pearson-style Learning

    tim
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Yesterday Pearson, our favorite merchant for all things standardized testing, sold The Financial Times for £844m (roughly $1.3 billion US money) in cash. So, what do they plan to do with all that money? We plan to reinvest the proceeds from today’s sale to accelerate our push into digital learning, educational services and emerging markets. We will focus our investment on products and businesses with a bigger, bolder impact on learning outcomes, underpinned by a stronger brand and high-performing culture. This will help us progress toward a future where learning is more effective,…
  • Chipping Away at the IT Barriers

    tim
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    A few months ago I ranted about how our IT department is adamant about not wanting Chromebooks to be used in our schools. If a technology is not blessed by Microsoft, they really don’t want to talk about it. Now, however, things may be changing – a little – whether IT likes it or not. A small group of principals here in the overly-large school district decided to bypass the usual bureaucratic channels, along with all the IT denials, and took their case for Chromebooks to directly our Deputy Superintendent (with a great deal of support and encouragement from our little cheering…
  • Dumb Headline

    tim
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    In their new education blog, Grade Point, the Washington Post reports on a study showing My smartphone is making me dumb. Actually, that headline is probably making their readers dumber. Researchers gave college students their first smartphone and asked them “whether they thought the devices would help them learn”. Of course a large majority said yes. But a year later, when they were asked the same questions in the past tense, the results were entirely different — the college students felt the phones had distracted them and hadn’t been helpful, after all. So, of course, we blame the…
  • Abandoning Blackboard

    tim
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    It’s been a while since I’ve written about how much I dislike Blackboard, the borg-like learning management system used here in the overly-large school district. Why bother? Little has changed over the past four years. The site is still a turn of the century course delivery system, one that gives both teacher and students a false impression of what publishing to the web is or could be. The writer of this post has been Working in Blackboard (at the college level instead of our K-12 application) a little longer than we have and sees many of the same problems. But 15 years later I am no…
 
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    Graham Wegner - Open Educator

  • EdTechSA 2015 Conference

    Graham
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    I can remember a conversation with a fellow Year 12 student back in 1983. He said, "On the last day of school here, I'm going to walk off the grounds, turn around and take one last look at this place, and then turn around and never look back." As far as I know, he has been true to his word ever since. I can relate to his perspective because high school does not hold any special memories for me. So it was with a wry smile that I noted that this year's EdTechSA conference was to be held at my old school, Immanuel College in the brand new senior school named after my year 12 English teacher…
  • Sometimes, Someone Else Says It Better

    Graham
    11 Jul 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Feedly has replaced my Google Reader as the place to read blog posts from my wide array of learning sources. There's a handy little feature that enables you to Save For Later. I use this for posts from bloggers who have written something cool that I either find challenging and want to explore further, or in the case of this post, they have managed to write about an issue that I've been thinking about in a very clear and concise way. Simply, they have said it better than I could. So, I thought I would share some of these now. How Language Shapes Solutions - John Spencer. The bit that I wish I…
  • A Greater Appreciation

    Graham
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    I've been at Woodville Gardens School now for nearly four years in my role as Assistant Principal, and I have learnt a lot. The school, the community, my colleagues have all given me a greater appreciation of things on so many levels. Tonight I thought I would try and articulate a few of these. A DigiTech TeachMeet was held tonight at my school. A bunch of educators keen on educational technology from mainly the western suburbs here in Adelaide gathered to share, enjoying the comfortable surrounds of our resource centre. Two of my colleagues shared about their practice - for the first time in…
  • Virtual EduTech – 2015 Version

    Graham
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Last year, I compiled a virtual version of EduTech for my staff, hunting videos that were close to the presentations that we saw live. It is over on our staff blog but seeing I've done the hunting and embedding, there may be readers who might like a look as well. 2015 This year, the WGS attendees included Kellie, Julie, Bianca, Vas, Jayne, Mel, Tamsin and Graham. This year we had our own Twitter hashtag #wgsET which helps to collate all of our resources, insights. #wgsET Tweets Here are some links and videos from some of the presenters: Eric Mazur,  Assessment - The Silent Killer of Learning…
  • The EduTech Learning Festival 2015

    Graham
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:28 am
    This year was the third time that I have been to EduTech. In 2013, I went with Frank, my principal and we noticed that a number of South Australian schools were sending groups of teachers rather than just a couple of members of their leadership team. I must have been in a major blogging slump then because I didn't reflect on any of that conference although Dan Pink was there, so was Gary Stager, Stephen Heppell and Alan November, along with Skype-ins from Sir Ken and Salman Khan. So in 2014, we expanded the group going to include my fellow AP, Anna along with three teachers who represented…
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    Special Education Law Blog

  • ADA is 26 Years Old

    Jim Gerl
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    On July 26, 1990, The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law.  The Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, public accommodations (including schools) and in state and local government services.Here is the post honoring ADA's birthday at the CEC. Here is a link to a guest post by Sen Tom Harkin on Disability.gov. Here Disability Scoop reports on President Obama's observation that the ADA fight is not over.In honor of the twenty-sixth anniversary of the ADA, here are some fun facts from our friends at the Census Bureau:Population…
  • Weekly Question!

    Jim Gerl
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    As we run our: an Introduction To Special Education Law, what do you think are the easiest ways for a school district or its staff to get into special ed legal trouble? ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Special Education Law 101 - Part XIV #ExpensesAttorney'sFees

    Jim Gerl
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:45 pm
    This is another in our ongoing series on the basics of special education law.  These posts are meant to be an introduction for those new to the field and a refresher for the seasoned veterans.Attorney's FeesA prevailing parent can generally get their attorney's fees from a court. IDEA §615(i)(1)(3).  They are not awarded by hearing officers but are awarded by the court.  Since 2004, a prevailing school district may get attorney's fees from a parent or parent's attorney if the case was frivolous or filed for improper purposes. IDEA…
  • Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool

    Jim Gerl
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
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  • Weekly Question!

    Jim Gerl
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    As we run our: an Introduction To Special Education Law, what do you think are the easiest ways for a school district or its staff to get into special ed legal trouble? ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
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  • Download: Asian Association of Open Universities Journal June 2015 issue

    fsaba
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Table of Contents Student Satisfaction and Persistence: Imperative Features for Retention in Open and Distance Learning Maximus Gorky Sembiring Mobile Applications at a Mega University: Anadolu University Campus App Ozgur Yilmazel and Erk Ekin Learner Autonomy through the Adoption of Open Educational Resources Using Social Network Services and Multi-media E-textbooks Masumi Hori, Seishi Ono, Shinzo Kobayashi, Kazutsuna Yamaji, Toshihiro Kita and Tsuneo Yamada The Potential of Mobile Phones to Transform Teacher Professional Development to Build Sustainable Educational Futures in Bangladesh…
  • Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education

    fsaba
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Georgia State University created a technology-rich visualization space that supports research and instruction and explores the transformative potential of visual media across all disciplines. Campus Technology
  • The Effectiveness of E‑Learning: An Explorative and Integrative Review of the Definitions, Methodologies and Factors that Promote e‑Learning Effectiveness

    fsaba
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    A structured search of library databases revealed that research examining the effectiveness of e-Learning has heavily increased within the last five years. After taking a closer look at the search results, the authors discovered that previous researchers defined and investigated effectiveness in multiple ways. At the same time, learning and development professionals within public and private organisations are increasingly being asked to prove the effectiveness of their learning and development initiatives. This paper investigates the effectiveness of e-Learning through an integrative review.
  • Developing confidence in the use of digital tools in teaching

    fsaba
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    In this study Higher Education teachers were offered new mobile devices with very few conditions attached. The aim was to introduce staff to mobile technology and how it could be used to support teaching and learning within a small, interdisciplinary campus. The study hypothesized that by offering staff the simple incentive of new mobile devices for professional and private use, they will be keener to adopt new practices. The only conditions required were the adoption of two items of software – SharePoint as a file repository, and the VLE provider’s mobile learning application which…
  • Developing a Pathway for an Institution Wide ePortfolio Program

    fsaba
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm
    A grassroots committee of faculty and administrators from eight academic and student service units at the George Washington University used a five-phase process to identify the ePortfolio needs of its diverse community; select appropriate technologies to support the breadth of functions required; perform usability studies; pilot test the platform; and evaluate the outcomes of this process. The ad hoc committee identified a wide range of unique uses of ePortfolios, including: facilitating reflection and critical thinking; documenting student learning and program outcomes for accreditation…
 
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    MBA Crystal Ball

  • GMAT Statistics Tutorial | Questions, formulas, problems

    MBA Crystal Ball
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Concepts of statistics are used frequently in GMAT maths questions, often in implicit ways. What we’ll cover in this article: Definition, formulas and solved / practice […] The post GMAT Statistics Tutorial | Questions, formulas, problems appeared first on MBA Crystal Ball.
  • Best value MBA programs: BYU Marriott beats Harvard MBA

    Sameer Kamat
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    When someone says Harvard MBA is not the best business school, the other competing names that come to mind are the likes of Stanford, Wharton, MIT […] The post Best value MBA programs: BYU Marriott beats Harvard MBA appeared first on MBA Crystal Ball.
  • MBA without GMAT requirement in USA, Europe, India

    Sameer Kamat
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The GMAT score forms an essential and significant component for the high ranked full-time MBA programs. In the entire MBA application, in comparison to the other […] The post MBA without GMAT requirement in USA, Europe, India appeared first on MBA Crystal Ball.
  • How many MBA business schools should you apply to

    Sameer Kamat
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Occasionally we get queries such as this – “I applied to 15 schools last year. But look at my luck. Not even one admit. I thought […] The post How many MBA business schools should you apply to appeared first on MBA Crystal Ball.
  • How I achieved my career goals after a GMAT MBA application rejection

    Sameer Kamat
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    From all the MBA success stories that you get to read on admission consultants websites, the breed may come across as an invincible lot. That’s far […] The post How I achieved my career goals after a GMAT MBA application rejection appeared first on MBA Crystal Ball.
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    Teacher Lingo

  • Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Color For a Fun Football Freebie!

    Fern Smith
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Color For Fun Football Fall Freebie I love back to school time, I always associate it with the start of Football Season! If your a new follower, I'm an FSU grad and my daughter attends FSU as we speak! For fun, I created a Football Themed Freebie for...(read more)
  • July’s (2015) Best Tweets — Part Five

    Anonymous
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new … Continue reading...(read more)
  • Video: “How Google Translate Makes Signs Instantly Readable”

    Anonymous
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Earlier this week, I posted about recent updates to Google Translate (see Google Translate Announces Another Big Update Today). I think its ability to translate text by just looking at it through your phone is akin to magic. Here’s a … Continue reading...(read more)
  • “Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year”

    Anonymous
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year is the title of my latest post at Education Week Teacher. It contains links to all my posts from the past four years on the best ways … Continue reading → Read More......(read more)
  • Send An Ed-Related Research Question To One Of The Regional Educational Laboratories – And They’ll Answer It!

    Anonymous
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Are you an educator seeking good research and/or answers on an education-related issue? If you are, you can go to the national website of the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, click on your state, type the question into the form, send … Continue...(read more)
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    The Core Knowledge Blog

  • The (Knowledge) Rich Get Richer

    Lisa Hansel
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    If I could accomplish just one thing in my career, it would be to have all leaders take equalizing opportunity to learn seriously. If knowledge equality were a top priority, much would change from early childhood through college. One thing that would no longer be tolerated is denying access to essential courses. According to a […]
  • A Full Year of Knowledge, Questions, Thinking, and Learning

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    By Ilene Shafran Ilene Shafran is a second grade teacher with twenty-four years of experience. Her diverse public school has a large English as a second language population and has earned a Blue Ribbon  from the US Department of Education. Shafran is involved in curriculum design, is a facilitator for a professional learning committee, and […]
  • In Defense of Facts

    Lisa Hansel
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    One of my favorite blogs is by Katie Ashford, the director of inclusion at Michaela Community School in London (where another favorite blogger, Joe Kirby, is head of English). Ashford believes all children are capable of tackling rigorous content, and she mixes a strong research base with practical advice. In a recent post, she does […]
  • “Knowledge Capital” Determines Economic Growth

    Lisa Hansel
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    With the recession still fresh in our minds and questions about whether college is worth the cost, some may be wondering just how much schooling matters. If they go searching for answers, they may even find confusing claims like this: “at the global level, no relationship has been found between a more educated population and […]
  • Seeking Confirmation

    Lisa Hansel
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Of all the problems with school reform, one of the biggest seems to be the tendency to seek bits of evidence that confirm preconceived notions. Silver bullets, tunnel vision, blind faith—call it whatever you want—somehow, those of us interested in school improvement have to stop searching for THE change. There is no one change that […]
 
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    Teaching College English

  • CFP: Papers and Creative Writing

    Dr Davis
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15 full name / name of organization: the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north contact email: smatheson@ucn.ca The quint’s twenty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.
  • CFP: FYC Conference

    Dr Davis
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Trends in Teaching College Composition Conference (8/28/2015) full name / name of organization: Collin College contact email: LKirby@collin.edu Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its third annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. This year’s conference will focus specifically on the teaching of argument and persuasion in first-year writing programs. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. This one-day…
  • CFP: Teaching, Edited Collection

    Dr Davis
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Edited Collection: “Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom” Deadline: September 1, 2015 full name / name of organization: book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing contact email: bmclaugh@southalabama.edu This collection emerges from a growing interest in the ways in which theory can illuminate not just the products and ideas of high culture but also the ins and outs of everyday life. Taking the university classroom, broadly construed, as a site of theoretical investigation, this collection asks if theory can help us to understand classroom…
  • CFP: Creative Writing

    Dr Davis
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    CFP: New Writing – international creative / critical writing journal (Routledge) – (8/1/15) full name / name of organization: New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing contact email: editor@newwritingjournal.com - – - - Call for Critical or Creative Work “New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory” is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3, in 2015) and Volume 13 (13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 2016). The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical…
  • CFP: Medieval/Renaissance Conference

    Dr Davis
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    International Conf on Medieval/Renaissance Thought; DLs: Special session: Aug 15; Abstracts: Nov 1st full name / name of organization: Dr. Darci Hill/ Sam Houston State University contact email: dr.darci.hill@gmail.com You are invited to send your 250-300-word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Director, on any topic dealing with Medieval and/or Renaissance thought. If you would like to propose a special session, you are welcome to do that as well. We welcome papers and performances on any aspect of this time period. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music,…
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    EurekAlert! - Education

  • Depressive ruminations and the idling brain

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Elsevier) Depressed people often find themselves preoccupied with guilty, shameful, or self-defeating thoughts for large parts of their day. These thoughts not only distract from other activities but also fail to resolve the underlying life issues. Further, the ideas that receive focused attention in these depressive ruminations are frequently quite distorted and lead to distress.
  • Elsevier to publish official Journal of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, have announced that Elsevier will publish NCSBN's flagship journal, Journal of Nursing Regulation.
  • Countering pet obesity by rethinking feeding habits

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Society of Animal Science) The No. 1 cause of malnutrition in American pets is obesity. Research experts share causes, implications and potential solutions to this epidemic.
  • Simulated seawater flooding decreases growth of vegetable seedlings

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Society for Horticultural Science) Scientists evaluated plant growth responses of 10 vegetables to simulated seawater flooding. The plants were flooded with SSW or tap water for 24 hours and grown subsequently for 2 weeks in a greenhouse. Spinach, eggplant, and tomato were the most tolerant, while Chinese cabbage, Chinese greens, and cucumber were the least tolerant species to SSW flooding.
  • End-of-production LED lighting increases red pigmentation in lettuce

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Society for Horticultural Science) Experiments determined effects of end-of-production supplemental lighting of different sources and intensities on foliage color of four red leaf lettuce varieties. End-of-production supplemental light and days of exposure significantly influenced relative chlorophyll content, foliage L* (lightness), chromametric a* (change from green to red), and chromametric b* (change from yellow to blue) values for all varieties. The practice allows growers to manipulate lettuce leaf color in 5-7 days, thus increasing aesthetic appeal, quality, and…
 
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  • About Professional Development

    dougpete
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I was really excited to see the title for this article fly by on my reading this morning. What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway? I’m looking forward to doing the reading.  What works; what doesn’t?  That would be the sort of thing that you’d expect from an article like that. As I’m reading the results of other research, I see this paragraph. As I read the article, I got the distinct sense that the forms of professional development that they’re talking about involved activities that are “done to you”. So, I continue to read…
  • OTR Links 07/30/2015

    dougpete
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    How To Embed Pinterest Boards And Pins On Your Blog – The Edublogger How To Embed Pinterest Boards And Pins On Your Blog http://t.co/6X3gHGwUGZ via @Firefox — Doug Peterson (dougpete) July 29, 2015 tags: IFTTT Twitter 9 Idiotic Office Rules That Drive Everyone Insane | Dr. Travis Bradberry | LinkedIn 9 stupid office rules that drive people crazy https://t.co/07vsyJf0fy via @Firefox — Doug Peterson (dougpete) July 29, 2015 tags: IFTTT Twitter via:packrati.us Student: “My teachers won’t let me take a photo of the Whiteboard…” (Are you serious?) | Douchy’s Blog Student:…
  • Digital Citizenship Resource

    dougpete
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Tom D’Amico from the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  If you haven’t had the chance to read the interview, I’d encourage you to do so.  Then, why not pass it along to your own principal, superintendent, or director to encourage this sort of progressive, open thinking. I really like the open concepts and sharing of resources for the benefit of those in the OCSB.  But, the advantage for those of us who don’t work with the OCSB is that the resources aren’t hidden behind some educational equivalent of a…
  • OTR Links 07/29/2015

    dougpete
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    BlackburnNews.com – Level 1 Heat Alert Issued http://t.co/dK8Z3DTPVj – Level 1 Heat Alert Issued @vickyloras http://t.co/hVmRGliLDL — Doug Peterson (dougpete) July 28, 2015 tags: IFTTT Twitter Mindfulness for ALL http://t.co/HN8I6raOxn via @Firefox Mindfulness for ALL http://t.co/HN8I6raOxn via @Firefox — Doug Peterson (dougpete) July 28, 2015 tags: IFTTT Twitter via:packrati.us The The best of ontario-educators3 Daily The The best of ontario-educators3 Daily is out! http://t.co/12ME1WupQ2 Stories via @misssgtpickles @VilmaManahan @mlchadha — Doug Peterson (dougpete) July…
  • Where Have You Been?

    dougpete
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you’ve ever watched an episode of Law and Order, you know the importance of cell phone pings to solve various crimes.  As a phone moves from location to location, it needs to connect to a service in order for the phone to work; that’s just how it works. Now, Google has a similarish service called Timeline.  Clicking this link should take you to your timeline if you’re logged into your Google account and you have your location history enabled.  I gave it a shot. The first map that was displayed sort of showed that I’m an Ontario-type of traveller with most of the…
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    Veritas Prep Blog

  • Dartmouth (Tuck) Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2015-2016

    Scott
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business recently released its application deadlines and essays for the Class of 2018. Tuck stuck with two required essays this year, and the questions are substantially the same, although both of them have been reworded a bit for this year’s application. These small changes suggest that the Tuck admissions team was mostly happy with the responses they saw from last year’s applicant pool. Without further ado, here are Tuck’s deadlines and essays for the 2015-2016 application season, followed by our comments in italics: Dartmouth (Tuck)…
  • A Breakdown of Columbia Business School Essay Questions for 2015-2016

    Veritas Prep
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Application season at Columbia Business School is officially underway with the release of the school’s 2015-2016 essay questions. Let’s discuss from a high level some early thoughts on how best to approach these new essay prompts. There are three essay questions for Columbia, which is a high number in these days of essay consolidation at most other business schools. With so many essays it is critical that applicants present their candidacy in a clearly aligned fashion. Essay 1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your…
  • SAT Tip of the Week: Your 3 Step Beginner's Guide to Study Planning

    Shay
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    The highest achievers on the SAT all have one thing in common, a ton of preparation time. The grand majority of these students also have another thing in common; they used their summers effectively in terms of studying for the test. This doesn’t mean that you have to hit the books 9-5 every day and effectively eliminate any possibility of a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. In fact, that type of approach would probably lead to burnout and actually be detrimental to your test performance. Instead, planning an effective and feasible study plan for the summer is a much more fruitful approach.
  • Chicago Booth Admissions Essay and Deadlines for 2015-2016

    Scott
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago recently released its MBA application deadlines and essay for the Class of 2018. After years of whittling down its essay count to just one single essay last year, Booth returns with one essay this year, although it’s a new one. Booth has always been one of the pioneers in using unusual essay prompts, and it’s good to see that continue. The way they go about it this year is a little different (and perhaps not ideal), but we dig into that in much more detail below. Here are Chicago Booth’s admissions deadlines and…
  • 1 Strategy That Will Lead You to Better Pacing on the GMAT

    Veritas Prep
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Let’s look at a vastly important testing issue that is largely misunderstood and its seriousness under-appreciated.  Throughout multiple years of tutoring, this has been one of the most common and detrimental problems that I have had to work to correct in my students.  It pertains to the entire GMAT exam, but is typically more relevant to the quant section as students often struggle more with pacing during quant. No single question matters unless you let it. Reflect on that for a second, because it’s super important, weird, true, and again…important.  The GMAT exam is…
 
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    Certification Map

  • 5 Notable People with Ed.D’s

    Certification Map
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Though Doctorates of Education can take your career any number of places, they’re fairly low profile: few people are aware of the diverse group of notable people that hold Ed.D’s. Whether it’s championship-winning basketball players, professors who have crossed over into public consciousness or radio talk show hosts, here are five notable people who hold Ed.D’s. Jill Biden The Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden has an inspiring career path that shows the many routes one can take before achieving their Ed.D. Biden originally enrolled in a junior college to study fashion…
  • Expect Success: 5 Goals To Set For The Upcoming School Year

    Certification Map
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    As the summer flies by, it will soon be time to return to the classroom for another school year. In the immortal words of Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow”: while the summer is a great a time to get some much needed rest and relaxation in, it’s also a great time to set goals for yourself for the upcoming year. Whether they are concrete goals like raising test scores or more subjective like building better relationships, here are a few potential goals one could set for themselves for the upcoming school year. To get students’ quiz scores up With…
  • Election 2016: Key Points of Contention on Education in Politics

    Certification Map
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    With the latest election cycle kicking into gear, as Presidential hopefuls make their impassioned pleas to the masses, one area where emotions run highest is when it comes to education. As the economy ebbs and flows, education is often a place where arguments over money reach a fever pitch. We’ll take a look at a few of the biggest issues confronting the myriad candidates running for President as they look to bolster their bid to the White House. Common Core One of, if not the biggest, issue in education right now revolves around the “Common Core State Standards,” which is more commonly…
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    Free Education Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • The Essentials of Education Technology Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    The Essentials of Education Technology – Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Education Technology related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Education Technology research:Protect Your Organization from Cyber Attacks with New Technology: Device FingerprintingIT Admins in the Edu Space: FERPA Compliance for Google Drive & GmailNew Strategies for a New World of IT: Are You Ready?Enabling the Modern Business Through IT: How Cloud ERP Can Help…
  • How to Grow Your K12 School District's Community with Better Communication Tools

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    From email to social media, event registration and online surveys, there are a number of online tools you can use to grow your school's community and improve communication throughout your district. Find out how these tools can be used for your district, and learn simple strategies for using these tools to your advantage.Request Free!
  • 5 Steps to Improve Your K12 School District's Communication Headaches

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    How would you grade your school district on its ability to communicate effectively? If you're still relying on “old school” methods of communication, there's a good chance you have some room for improvement. From finding a reliable way to keep parents and your community informed, to creating a system that keeps things running smoothly throughout your different schools and departments — there's a lot you need to consider. Luckily, there are steps you can take to improve communication.Find out how to:Keep up and go digital with online communication toolsDevelop a plan to manage the online…
  • How to Manage Communications Effectively within Your K12 School District

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    With 9 schools and 6,200 students in the district, communicating with the Lakeland community was no small task. The district was able to reach more parents with Constant Contact's partner program. Read this case study and find out how!Request Free!
  • UTM Buyers Guide

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Follow this guide to know how to choose the right network protection:Understand what a modern UTM can do for you Compare product features, and know what you need to keep your network secure Ask the right questions to vendors as you consider your options It's easy to make the right choice when you have the best information. Get your copy of the 2012 UTM Buyers Guide today.Request Free!
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    Heather Wolpert-Gawron

  • Lessons Students Can Learn From Mick Fanning vs. The Great White Shark

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    What’s with shark videos? First it was the uniqueness of Left Shark in the Katy Perry halftime show. From him we learned to dance to your own groove, even in front of millions of people And now we have the mighty Mick Fanning whose video of him punching down a great white shark has gone viral in the best of ways. His has quickly become a household name, and what he did puts him high on the superhero-o-meter, as far as I’m concerned. But what can students learn from this bizarre moment? Because it was caught on film, it makes it a particularly rich resource for visually teaching the…
  • Using Ant-Man In The Classroom

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    I just watched Ant-Man with my 9 year-old, and we both walked away with a cinematic smile on our faces. For him, it was a movie of laughs and of just the right level of suspense. It didn’t have the darkness of The Dark Knight (which he never saw) and it wasn’t the non-stop barrage of volume 11 action scenes indicative of The Avengers. It was funny, it was a cleanly told plot, and it was based in science. (For more on how Ant-Man was seeded in real science, see my interview with the quantum physicist who served as a consultant on film.) Leveraging Movies in the Classroom For me, the fact…
  • The Full Interview with Dr. Spiros Michalakis

    heather
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    As part of my recent superhero PBL unit, I brought in Dr. Spiros Michalakis to talk to my students about research for their science-fiction based narratives.  Spiros is a Quantum Physicist who consulted on the new Marvel movie, Ant-man.  Sure, he didn’t invent Ant-man, but he used his knowledge of science to figure out how Ant-man could really exist.  According to my students, that may as well make him a superhero himself.  Anyway, we got to talking about the need for science and communication skills, in particular writing, to co-exist.  I posted an abridged version of this…
  • Visual of my Edutopia post: “The Power of I Don’t Know”

    heather
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    I recently wrote an post for Edutopia called “The Power of I Don’t Know.”  It focuses on our need as teachers to release being the information authority in the room and instead to hand over the reins to the students themselves.  Rebeca Zuniga (#sketchnotes) created a great visual that was inspired by the piece, and I thought I’d share it here: Enjoy! -Heather © heather for Heather Wolpert-Gawron, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Common Core, education, edutopia, k12, middle school, Rebeca Zuniga, teaching quality, The Power of I…
  • Training Judges for a Speech Tournament: A Reflection on How Students (Even Adults) Learn

    heather
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    We just finished hosting our first quarter speech tournament on Friday night.  Our league, to our knowledge, is one of the largest middle school leagues in the country, and the coaches meet frequently to ensure that our tournaments run as smoothly as possible.  It’s hard.  I’ve been annually hosting at least one of our huge tournaments for the last 11 years, and each year we focus on improving the process as much as possible.  But there are a lot of cogs in a machine when planning a tournament. Visually, our team hosts a great party.  We had food trucks that help with…
 
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    Smart Classroom Management

  • How To Be Consistent From The First Day Of School To The Last

    Michael Linsin
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    There is great freedom in consistency. Because when you follow your classroom management plan to a tee, you remove the guesswork. You eliminate the stress of lecturing, correcting, and trying to convince your students to behave. You wipe away the friction and resentment. The responsibility for misbehavior, then, falls entirely on them—with none of it […]
  • How to Create The Perfect Set Of Classroom Rules

    Michael Linsin
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Your classroom rules are the first line of defense against misbehavior. They should never be left to chance. They should never be created as an afterthought or copied from the teacher next door. They must be created thoughtfully and in a way that is relevant and meaningful to students. We know from talking with teachers […]
  • 5 Simple Hacks That Will Cut Your Planning Time In Half

    Michael Linsin
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    One of the many benefits of exceptional classroom management is that it saves time. With far fewer disruptions, you’re free to focus on student learning. You’re free to teach and inspire and build influential relationships. You’re free to recede into the background just to observe, to think, and to make adjustments. In other words, you’re […]
  • Is Raising Your Voice An Effective Classroom Management Strategy?

    Michael Linsin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    Stroll through virtually any school and you’ll hear teacher voices spilling out into the hallways. You’ll hear them echoing above the clatter of their classrooms. You’ll hear them correcting and admonishing, directing and demanding for attention. If it were an office building, library, or museum, it would seem out of place, absurd, even ridiculous. But […]
  • The Worst Mistake A Teacher Can Make

    Michael Linsin
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    The parents don’t care. You work in a tough neighborhood. You get no support from administration. Your students have no accountability at home. You have Chase or Karla or Anthony in your class this year. You had a sub yesterday. Your class size is too big. Your room is too small. You have too many […]
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    Imagination Soup

  • How Does a Picture Book Artist Balance Working and Being a Mom?

    Melissa Taylor
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Ever wonder how a picture book artist balances working and being a mom? (In a small house?) (With small people?) Want to see? Hannah E. Harrison, picture book author and artist, shows us a day in the life. Watch. WOW, right? Can you relate to Hannah’s dance of working and parenting?  Hannah’s new book, Bernice Gets Carried Away, tells the story […] The post How Does a Picture Book Artist Balance Working and Being a Mom? appeared first on Imagination Soup.
  • Geology for Kids

    Melissa Taylor
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Melissa Weisner’s son wanted a geology birthday party. So, like the smart entrepreneurial mom she is, she invented Rock On! A Geology Game & Rock Collection. And we’re glad she did — it’s a fun, easy way to teach geology for kids! My kids LOVE it — we play it often all together as a family. So, not only […] The post Geology for Kids appeared first on Imagination Soup.
  • 6 Reasons You’ll Love Kids Zone #KS #ad

    Melissa Taylor
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Parents, if you’re a Comcast customer, I have good news for you! You will now find The kids zone on the X1 operating system by XFINITY! Kids and parents can use the X1 system to easily access kids zone. kids zone brought to you by XFINITY offers over 6,500 Common Sense Media pre-approved kids shows, movies, and more. That means […] The post 6 Reasons You’ll Love Kids Zone #KS #ad appeared first on Imagination Soup.
  • BLURT: Fun Thinking Game for the Whole Family (and Friends)

    Melissa Taylor
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Ready for a new fun family game? (That will make your kids think?) It’s called BLURT! and is dubbed “the uproarious word race game” because it truly is exciting, fast-paced, and darn-right hilarious. Oh, and it’s all about words. BLURT: Fun Thinking Game for the Whole Family The game includes 300 cards with 1800 clues. We really like […] The post BLURT: Fun Thinking Game for the Whole Family (and Friends) appeared first on Imagination Soup.
  • Harry Potter Potions Class Experiments

    Melissa Taylor
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
    If you have a Harry Potter enthusiast in your house, you’ll want to try your own Harry Potter Potions Class and Experiments, either for a birthday party or just for fun. I’m thrilled to be joining Rae Gun’s annual Harry Potter blog hop. Go here to see all the posts about Harry Potter from bloggers around […] The post Harry Potter Potions Class Experiments appeared first on Imagination Soup.
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    teachmama.com

  • birdwatching math puzzles: super challenging and tricky

    amy mascott
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This summer as we usually do, I’m trying each week to include some new and exciting math fun. In the form of puzzles or chocolate challenges or number games or just a new spin on old school problem-solving, any way we can pull in Especially this year we’ve loved the challenging puzzles created by Erich Friedman. These puzzles, you guys, are tough. This week we tried the Birdwatching Puzzles. Here’s the skinny. . . Birdwatching Math Puzzles–Super Challenging and Tricky:  The goal with these mazey puzzles is to move from the left side of the puzzle to the right,…
  • talk with kids about emotions: ‘inside out’ mini-book and card game

    amy mascott
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
        With an 11, 9, and 8 year old, you’d think that we would be over talking about and identifying emotions over here, but we’re not. In fact, after watching the Disney*Pixar film, Inside Out with my family this summer–and getting a sneak peek of the movie at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference–I realized that as we move swiftly toward the teen years, understanding and talking about emotions is more important than ever. So I created this cute little Inside Out Mini-Book and card game. It features the five characters from Inside Out with some space to add…
  • chocolate math: age by chocolate

    amy mascott
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
      Our tabletop surprises are rocking and rolling this summer, but one thing that really, truly got the kids’ attention was our first (we have another planned!) chocolate day. The whole focus was chocolate, and friends, it was pretty sweet if I do say so myself. Who wouldn’t like to talk math and chocolate? Here’s the skinny. . . Chocolate Math–Age by Chocolate: The premise of this day’s activity was twofold–1. figure out their age by chocolate; and 2. watch the multiplying chocolate video and try to figure it out themselves. Figuring out Age by…
  • smart apps for busy families: get ready for back to school! #BTSTech chat

    amy mascott
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    I can’t even believe it, friends, but (gulp!) school is around the corner. And before we know it, our schedules will be kicked into high gear. Afternoons and evenings will be filled with homework, activities, projects, meetings, and more, and our lazy days of summer will be a quickly fading memory. But guess what? There are a ton of apps out there that can really simplify your life and make your kids’ screen time more productive. Really. And to get an early jump on the back to school rush, I’ll be chatting about these apps and more on twitter this week. And I want you to join…
  • camp google: ocean, space, music and nature weeks

    amy mascott
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Friends. I have been working with National Geographic Kids for some time now, as one of their ‘Insiders’ and honestly the coolest thing about it is that I get kind of ‘behind-the-scenes’ information that I can share with you. Honestly. Fab books, cool programs, you name it. And this summer, National Geographic has partnered with Khan Academy, National Parks, and NASA to create some really rockstar at-home ‘camps’ for kids. Really. It’s called ‘Camp Google’, and of course, along with our tabletop surprises, it’s going to make our…
 
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    Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

  • Preparing for the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Assessment

    Breanne Harris
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Are you scheduled to take the Watson-Glaser™ II Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment for training or selection and looking for a practice test? Then I have bad news for you. Because the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment is the most widely known assessment for measuring critical thinking skills and is most often used to select employees, therefore you will not find a practice test online.  In fact, if you’ve found a site that says it has the “real” questions to the Watson-Glaser, save your money…the site is a fraud.  We have a full-time team…
  • Help Wanted: Need Good Decision-Making Skills

    Breanne Harris
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    Job ads are interesting. I’m sure you’ve seen an ad like this: Requirements: 3 to 5 years experience in the field Strong interpersonal and communication skills Excellent analytical and decision-making abilities Ability to manage multiple tasks to completion within established deadlines Detail oriented So how do companies realistically measure these competencies? The first two are easy. Look at the candidate’s resume and interview them. Requirements 4 & 5 are harder to measure, but achievable. You can use a behavioral interview question such as “Describe a project that was very…
  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Performance With Watson-Glaser

    Breanne Harris
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Critical thinking is a skill everyone needs. There’s hardly a job or task that doesn’t need it. That’s what makes the Watson-Glaser™ such a versatile ability test. Here are six ways organizations can improve their performance with the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal: Screen applicants for management positions. If you’re hiring a manager in any field or a C-level executive, they must be great thinkers first and foremost. This will save you money sifting through resumes and interviewing unqualified candidates that have great technical and people skills but lack…
  • Critical Thinking Does Not Mean One Right Answer

    Breanne Harris
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    A customer recently asked me: “What is the goal of critical thinking?”  At first this seemed like an odd question to me until I asked him to elaborate.  “Well, if we all think critically then shouldn’t we all arrive at the same answer?”  After a bit of thought, I responded that while critical thinking is about holding our thought processes to a higher standard through applying logic, evaluating evidence, distinguishing fact from opinion, and removing emotion, I still believe that two individuals can think critically yet come to a different conclusion.
  • Intelligence Alone Does Not Guarantee Good Critical Thinking

    Breanne Harris
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    It goes without saying that every manager wants to hire a bright employee. So why not use an assessment that can identify the candidate with the highest intellectual horsepower—a pure measure of cognitive ability? While intellect is an undisputed asset in the workplace, the ability to apply brainpower to make well-reasoned judgments and draw accurate conclusions cannot be assumed. Most of us have had the experience of working with an incredibly bright individual who can regurgitate every morsel of learned knowledge or breeze through cognitive ability tests, and yet when confronted with a…
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    Socrato Learning Analytics

  • News on Summer Reading Programs

    Brian
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    Take the Summer Reading Challenge   Summer break is an exciting time for students to go on vacation, spend time with their families, and get involved in sports and enrichment activities. The summer is also a great time for students to experience new and stimulating opportunities to learn . . .         Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children. Join today and let’s set a new reading world record for summer 2015! (May 4 – Sept 4, 2015) . . .           Top…
  • Summer Reading Lists Tips

    Brian
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    For many high schools, summer is a time for vacation as well as some summer reading. Assigned summer reading lists are especially common for students taking English and other text-based classes, where they may be accompanied by book reports. Whether or not you have summer reading, reading can be a rewarding challenge and even something to enjoy. In addition, reading and writing have the value of better preparing you for future classes, standardized tests, college applications, careers, and more. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your reading time: Make a timetable for…
  • News on the Best US Colleges

    Brian
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2015 Best Colleges   Princeton and Williams continue reign at top; Harvard and Amherst are No. 1 for value . . .         3 College Savings Trends to Consider in 2015 For many Americans, the beginning of the year is a time to set goals – goals that are often financial . . .           U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2016 Best Graduate Schools U.S. News & World Report today unveiled the 26th edition of the Best Hospitals rankings at usnews.com/besthospitals. Designed to help patients…
  • The Best US Colleges 2015 Rankings Released

    Brian
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    In addition to its Best High School rankings, U.S. News & World Report is also known for its Best Colleges rankings, which have now reached their 30th edition. A brief summary of the schools that received the #1 spot are Princeton University for Best National Universities, Williams College for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, and University of California-Berkeley for Top Public Schools among National Universities. As may be expected, many of the high-ranking colleges such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton are frequent winners over the year, some holding onto #1 spots for extended spans…
  • News on the Best US High Schools

    Brian
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    U.S. News & World Report Releases the 2015 Best High Schools Rankings   Maryland claims highest percentage of top-performing high schools, followed by California and Connecticut . . .         Bartlett High School makes 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list Bartlett High School recently became the second School District U-46 school to make the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list, following Elgin High which previously earned a place in the magazine’s annual report . . .         East High School wins Bronze…
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    DrEducation

  • Economic climate and its impact on international mobility of Chinese students

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    My recent article "The end of the China growth story?" published in the University World News analyzes the trend with the global mobility of Chinese student in the context of economic uncertainties. Given below is the excerpt.Prior to the recession, a majority of Chinese students in the US were concentrated in graduate-level programmes. In 2006-2007, only 15% of a total of 67,723 students from China were enrolled in undergraduate programmes. By 2013-2014, undergraduates formed 40% of the 274,439 Chinese students, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors…
  • Shai Reshef on his mission to scale a sustainable model of non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online academic institution

    20 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Shai Reshef is President & Founder of University of the People – the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited, online University dedicated to opening access to higher education. An educational entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the international education market, President Reshef has been widely recognized for his work with UoPeople, including being named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business; joined UN-GAID as a High-level Adviser; granted membership in the Clinton Global Initiative; selected by The Huffington Post as the…
  • Partnering to build an ecosystem of highered innovation

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here is the excerpt from my recent blog "Building an Ecosystem of Higher Education Innovation" published in Huffington Post. The confluence of cost and funding pressures, technology-enabled learning innovations and new paradigms of quality and teaching will continue to force higher education institutions to redefine their value.  However, higher education institutions are unwilling to embrace new definitions of value and quality "as valid, even when they can see that customers increasingly prefer the new value offerings," notes a report from TIAA-CREF Institute. The Presidential…
  • Growth in 'glocal' students in transnational education programs for England

    13 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Transnational education is an increasingly important pathway for international students coming to the UK. They typically transfer from an overseas partner institution and then continue to stay to earn postgraduate program. This is the core finding of a recent research entitled "Transnational pathways to higher education in England" from HEFCE. It notes that a third of the international (non EU) entrants to first degree programs (17,140 entrants) in England were transnational students, who transferred directly from overseas partner institutions. While this is a…
  • NAFSA 2015: Hot Trends for SIOs and The Innovation Imperative

    17 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Boston will be hosting 10,000 international education professionals from May 24-29 for NAFSA Annual Conference. With 200 + concurrent sessions and 500+ posters on a wide range of topics, the conference has something for everyone. Programming and networking opportunities are divided into five Knowledge Communities-- Education Abroad, International Education Leadership, International Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services, and Teaching, Learning and Scholarship.   This year, I've the honor of serving as the Chair…
 
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    Declaration of Interdependence

  • The Weight That You Carry

    Mallory Bower
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Just a little something I wrote over at Higher Ed & Sundry today. “I want you to know that it takes courage to stay. To bravely say “not yet” to your career and to say “yes, right now” to your life. You certainly don’t need to apologize, justify, or feel guilty for your choices. They are yours to make and to enjoy.” [read more]
  • Buying Snake Oil from a Guru

    Mallory Bower
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    “My advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.” – Mary Schmich It breaks my heart. To watch vulnerable job seekers literally buy the advice of those with little or no experience. I recently found myself in a conversation with a business-owner about the economy and the job market. We engaged in a back-and-forth about what seekers and employers need during the process. “When is the last time you searched for a job?” I asked. “Well, never,” he said. Because of his limited experience, as a small business owner, his view was very…
  • Snapchat: My (Job Search) Story.

    Mallory Bower
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    My friend Adam and I were shooting the shit about our jobs as career counselors while I was fiddling around with Snapchat, like all Good Millennials do. His clients are high school students with disabilities, mine are college students of all backgrounds and abilities. We were airing our grievances about the laziness of some seekers and their aversions to networking. As I snapped a selfie and sent it to my friend Evan, I thought, Huh, Snapchat might be a great tool for networking. Networking: You’re doing it wrong. Most folks have networking all wrong. It freaks them out, and rightfully…
  • Student Affairs as Corporate Trainers

    Mallory Bower
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    “This is how employment is supposed to work. Companies hire broadly educated workers, invest in appropriate training, and reap the profits of a specialized work force. Increasingly, however, employers have discovered a way to offload the nettlesome cost of worker training. The trick is to relabel it as education, then complain that your prospective employees aren’t getting the right kind.” [read full article] Right now, however,  career services professionals (and others) are scrambling to prepare students to meet seemingly impossible workplace expectations. Higher education…
  • Let’s Just Write –>

    Mallory Bower
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    [ image credit: M. Bloomingdale ] […More and more, we seek to understand by looking within our communities, rather than looking outside of them. We define the world in ever smaller terms in an effort to feel larger. We hold to our beliefs as truth, rather than challenging ourselves to continue to seek understanding…] Launched an exciting new project over here with Matt, Stacy, and Tim. Hang with us for the next 365 364 days?
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  • Hot Wheels City Copter Port Track And Hot Wheels Workshop Track Builder Rocket Launcher

    Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Car launches the copter – no batteries required Multiple levels adds multiple hours of fun Includes one Hot Wheels vehicle- Helicopter really flies Folds into a handy carrying case for on-the-go action   Part of the Hot Wheels Track Builder system, combines with existing track sets that let kids design, create and customize their own race and stunt challenges. Launch the rocket as car races pasto Kids will enjoy hours of high-flying fun. If you can dream it, you can build it with Track Builder!
  • Funny House Joy Mushroom Toy For Kids

    Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    All of these toys are designed to stimulate your little one’s senses to develop their sight and sound senses, whilst encouraging their creativity and imagination. To keep these toys in top working order, don’t forget your batteries.
  • Hot Wheels Super Loop Launcher Playset

    Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Hot Wheels 360-degree loop is now a super-fast launcher Kids can ignite the Hot Wheels action Launch the car through spinning one full 360 degree revolution Fires out in seconds at top notch speed Comes with one Hot Wheels car
  • Peppa Pig – Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter

    Admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    Have hours of fun flying up in the sky in Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter! This fun playset comes complete with a removable figure, and Miss Rabbit’s helicopter which has a retractable winch rope!
  • DohVinci Design – Memory Masterpiece Complete Ribbon Board Kit

    Admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Design in 3D with the DohVinci Memory Masterpiece kit! You can use the 4 Deco Pop tubes, Styler and add-on pieces in this set to decorate a beautiful ribbon board. Dots, zigzag lines and other fancy details are a snap – just aim, squeeze, and design to your heart’s content! You’ll experience your imagination in beautiful 3D with the Memory Masterpiece kit! Play-Doh, DohVinci and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. Design in 3D with the modeling compound and tools in the Memory Masterpiece design kit Deco Pop tubes come in 4 different colors Easy-to-use Styler…
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  • News on Summer Reading Programs

    Brian
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    Take the Summer Reading Challenge   Summer break is an exciting time for students to go on vacation, spend time with their families, and get involved in sports and enrichment activities. The summer is also a great time for students to experience new and stimulating opportunities to learn . . .         Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children. Join today and let’s set a new reading world record for summer 2015! (May 4 – Sept 4, 2015) . . .           Top…
  • Summer Reading Lists Tips

    Brian
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    For many high schools, summer is a time for vacation as well as some summer reading. Assigned summer reading lists are especially common for students taking English and other text-based classes, where they may be accompanied by book reports. Whether or not you have summer reading, reading can be a rewarding challenge and even something to enjoy. In addition, reading and writing have the value of better preparing you for future classes, standardized tests, college applications, careers, and more. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your reading time: Make a timetable for…
  • News on the Best US Colleges

    Brian
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2015 Best Colleges   Princeton and Williams continue reign at top; Harvard and Amherst are No. 1 for value . . .         3 College Savings Trends to Consider in 2015 For many Americans, the beginning of the year is a time to set goals – goals that are often financial . . .           U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2016 Best Graduate Schools U.S. News & World Report today unveiled the 26th edition of the Best Hospitals rankings at usnews.com/besthospitals. Designed to help patients…
  • The Best US Colleges 2015 Rankings Released

    Brian
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    In addition to its Best High School rankings, U.S. News & World Report is also known for its Best Colleges rankings, which have now reached their 30th edition. A brief summary of the schools that received the #1 spot are Princeton University for Best National Universities, Williams College for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, and University of California-Berkeley for Top Public Schools among National Universities. As may be expected, many of the high-ranking colleges such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton are frequent winners over the year, some holding onto #1 spots for extended spans…
  • News on the Best US High Schools

    Brian
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    U.S. News & World Report Releases the 2015 Best High Schools Rankings   Maryland claims highest percentage of top-performing high schools, followed by California and Connecticut . . .         Bartlett High School makes 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list Bartlett High School recently became the second School District U-46 school to make the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list, following Elgin High which previously earned a place in the magazine’s annual report . . .         East High School wins Bronze…
 
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  • CPS budget cuts hit special education students

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Phillip Cantor got called into an emergency meeting last week at the school where he teaches—North-Grand High School on Chicago’s West Side. The district’s central office had just sent over the budget for the coming school year.“We had some cuts at our school, but seemed to be doing better than other schools in our area,” Cantor, who's chair of the Science Department, said. “And then we realized when we got further into the budget, we were losing $318,000 specifically for special ed services.”It would mean the school would have to cut about three…
  • The struggle to breathe life back into empty schools

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Virginia Savage lives in a part of north St. Louis, Mo., that's filled with vacant buildings, including Marshall Elementary. It has been closed for years now, and vines crawl into the building's smashed-out windows. The playground is littered with empty liquor bottles.Savage went to school at Marshall as a young girl, and now she sees bigger problems beyond all those blemishes: "Drug dealers, drug users, eyesore. That's what I see."In St. Louis, the student enrollment is one-fourth the size it was in the 1960s. That drop has led the district to close 30 or so…
  • Chicago school board approves building sales, more borrowing

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    The Chicago Board of Education sold three vacant school buildings for about $8.5 million and approved up to $1.2 billion in borrowing at Wednesday’s monthly meeting.Typically, the school board approves a budget in July, but principals were given individual school budgets just last week. A complete budget must be passed before students go back to class in September.“The budget process this year has been delayed for a variety of reasons,” said David Vitale, outgoing president of the Board of Education. Those reasons include a push for pension reform in Springfield and ongoing…
  • Chicago aldermen call on school district to hire more Latinos

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Members of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus are calling on the school district to hire more Latinos as teachers, principals, and administrators.The push comes after WBEZ reported on the gap between the percentages of Latino teachers and Latino students. Data shows the percentage of Hispanic teachers is crawling upward, but not enough to keep pace with the rapidly growing Hispanic student population. Latino students now make up the largest ethnic group in Chicago Public Schools, at 46 percent.“We knew the trend was sort of creeping up on us, and I think we were at that…
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel names top aide to run Chicago's schools

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to a long-time friend and familiar face around City Hall to head the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools: Forrest Claypool.“I’ve worked with some of the country’s great cabinet secretaries at the federal level,” the mayor said Thursday morning. “I’ve worked with a number of people at different levels of corporate America, but I’ve never seen a manager with Forrest Claypool’s capacity for leadership.”Emanuel announced a number of leadership changes Thursday for what he calls a “new chapter”…
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    Knewton » The Knewton Company Blog

  • Introducing Seven New Knerds

    Jessie Dann
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Introducing New Knerds by Jessie Dann Welcome to seven new Knerds!   Diane Clear, Brooklyn native and Davenport College alumni, joins Knewton as CEO Jose Ferreira’s executive assistant. Diane is a proud NY Foodie. Her favorite movies are sci-fi and horror, and she loves well-written classic sitcoms. Diane’s favorite time of day is sunset in the summertime.   Originally from Philadelphia, Data Analyst Robert Grande joins Knewton after a stint volunteering in Nepal. He enjoys playing the guitar, biking, cooking, traveling, and jiu jitsu. Robert’s favorite TV show is Game of…
  • It’s Not the Kids; It’s the System

    Jose Ferreira
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    This post was written by Jose Ferreira, Knewton founder and CEO, and Meghan Daniels, senior editor  Winston Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Until recently, the same could be said for the factory model of education. Imported from Europe and implemented at the urging of education reformer Horace Mann, the factory model puts kids into age-based classrooms and uses seat time to determine when they’re ready to move on to the next level. In many ways, it’s an awful system, rigid, arbitrary, and impersonal. But it’s also…
  • Introducing the Interns

    Jessie Dann
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to 10 new summer interns! Ben Plaut:  Ben, a Carnegie Mellon University computer science major and Pittsburgh native, joins the adaptive learning team. He loves eating sushi and his favorite book is Harry Potter. If deserted on an island, Ben would bring a bunch of rocks. Meet Somers, NY local, Jemmin Chang, who joins the platform team this summer. Jemmin studies computer science and linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University. He loves eating homemade ice cream, listening to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, and traveling to new places. Daniel Chen joins the consumer…
  • Chipping Away at the Digital Divide

    Jose Ferreira
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    It’s been almost 20 years since the New York Times helped coin the phrase “digital divide” with a true tale of two elementary schools in San Jose located within a stone’s throw of Apple’s headquarters. The Harker School, an elite private academy, had state-of-the-art Power Macs and access to what was then known as the World Wide Web. Just a mile down the road, Anderson Elementary, one of California’s poorest schools, had outdated PCs that were barely a step up from typewriters. When that article was written in 1996, only nine percent of US classrooms were wired to the internet.
  • Introducing Four New Knerds

    Rachel Kuntz
    15 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    Welcome four new Knerds! Originally from Israel, Zohar Yardeni joins Knewton as chief product officer. Previously, Zohar ran the product team at ZocDoc. Zohar received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Cornell University. His favorite movie is the Big Lebowski and he loves snowboarding. If he could witness any event past, present, or future, it would be the creation of the universe. Dylan Kolleeny joins the learning team. She is a New York City native and attended the University of Vermont, before becoming a middle school and high school science teacher. Her hobbies include…
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    Robertson Reader

  • Veterinary Office & Technical Assistant Info Session - Calgary

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Turn your love of animals into a rewarding career! As a Veterinary Office & Technical Assistant (VOTA), you will get to provide assistance to clients and help ensure the health and safety of their pets.If you are interested in learning more about this career path, you are invited to join us at our free program information session next Thursday, August 6th, 2015.Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pmLocation:  417 - 14th Street NW (2nd Floor)Registration: Seating is limited - RSVP on the website or call 587.331.8233 This event is free to attend and open to the…
  • Open House - Edmonton Campus

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If you are thinking about making a change or taking the next step in your career, now is a great time to explore your options!  We have many programs in Health Care, Business and IT that are starting up in Edmonton this Fall.Drop by our campus Open House on Monday, August 10th to learn more about our programs, tour our campus and meet with our staff!Our Career Counsellors and Financial Advisors will be able to to help you navigate through career decisions and funding options.Date: Monday, August 10, 2015Time:  3:00 - 7:00 pmLocation:  10115 - 100A Street Unit 300, EdmontonRSVP:…
  • Beat the Fall Rush! Online Programs are Starting in August

    20 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Did you know that unlike many colleges and universities, Robertson College has programs starting throughout the year?That means when you are ready to pursue a new career, you won't have to wait until the Fall to start your classes.  Our programs are also delivered in a condensed format which means you start your careers sooner!There are many Health Care, Business and IT programs that are starting at the campuses and online.  Here are the online diploma and certificate programs that are starting on August 19th, 2015:Small Business Management DiplomaMedical Terminology…
  • Pharmacy Industry Talk - Winnipeg

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    If you are interested in entering the field of Pharmacy, join us at our upcoming Industry Talk on Monday, August 10th, 2015 where we will be discussing the role of a regulated Pharmacy Technician.Licensed Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator Rob Francis will be joining us to share his perspective on the integration of Pharmacy Technicians into the workplace based on his experiences in a regulated province, and to also discuss how these new Health Care Professionals can work together with their Pharmacists to achieve optimal patient outcomes.Topic: Understanding What a Regulated Pharmacy…
  • Veterinary Office Assistant Industry Talk - Winnipeg

    8 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Are you interested in working as a Veterinary Office Assistant? You are invited to our free 1 hour Industry Talk session on Tuesday, July 14th at 1:00 pm.Join our current students as we hear from Heather Brygidyr, Office Administrator and Supervisor at the Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center.  With over 28 years of experience working in the Veterinary field and having extensive experience in the hiring of VOAs, Heather will focus on what Veterinary employers are looking for when they are hiring for their clinics and animal hospitals.Date: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015Time:  1:0…
 
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    Udemy Blog

  • Welcome Our New VP of Content Grégory Boutté!

    emily
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Please join us in welcoming Grégory Boutté to the Udemy team as our vice president of content! Grégory will be responsible for how we work with instructors to acquire great content and how we manage our library to deliver the best content to our students. Grégory most recently was the chief revenue officer at Sidecar and also built and grew international and U.S. teams over 13 years at eBay. Our CEO Dennis Yang says, “Grégory truly understands what it takes to build out the supply side of a large-scale, international business and is very passionate about our mission of helping people…
  • July 24, 2015: Friday News Roundup

    Patricia
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    So, what did you learn this week? Check out our collection of notable news and ideas, and you might pick up some more knowledge. Has E-Learning Gone Wild Again? We’re longtime followers of Josh Bersin, one of the leading voices in the field of corporate learning. Here, he puts the current surge in the e-learning space into historical perspective, looking at how the current wave of providers is taking advantage of better technology to deliver better student experiences. Bersin’s takeaway: the future looks very bright! The Real Reasons Why YouTube’s 5 Biggest Stars Became Millionaires For…
  • Welcome Our New VP of Product Rob Wong!

    emily
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    We are excited to announce a new member of the executive team, Rob Wong! Rob is joining as the vice president of product and will be managing Udemy’s product and design initiatives. As our CEO Dennis Yang put it, Rob “had the rare combination of product vision, team-building chops, and the humility to be part of something bigger than [himself].” We sat down with Rob to chat about his past experiences and plans for his new role at Udemy. Q: What motivated you to join the Udemy team? A: I’m really passionate about education. When I think back to my career, I wish there was a Udemy…
  • How Tech Companies Can Change the World

    Patricia
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Our VP of Engineering, Claire Hough, had a piece run on TechCrunch this past weekend, and her message deserves a broader audience. As technology companies have become more successful and powerful, they haven’t always used their growing influence on behalf of the less privileged among us. And yet most agree that access to technology tools and products, primarily high-speed Internet, is now critical to daily life. That’s why President Obama just announced the ConnectHome program to extend broadband access to people in public housing. Read Claire’s full article, “Think Outside the…
  • July 17, 2015: Friday News Roundup

    Patricia
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Wow, another week come and gone… is it just us or is this summer flying by? Enjoy this week’s roundup and hope you have fun in the sun this weekend. Why Higher Ed and Business Need to Work Together Some interesting research here from the IBM Institute for Business Value reinforces that there’s a skills gap between what’s learned in college and what’s required on the job. For example, about half of the survey respondents said the current higher ed system fails to meet student needs and an even higher percentage (60%) believe it fails to meet the needs of industry. Is the…
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    Minglebox Education News

  • AUDET 2015 Exam Dates

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    Adesh University, Bathinda has announced the exam dates for  Adesh University Dental Entrance Test (AUDET) , which will be conducted in August 2015. The AUDET will be held on Sunday, August 09, 2015 . AUDET is conducted for taking admission to vacant seats of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program for the session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   AUDET 2015: For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website . Application Procedure for   AUDET 2015: Candidates can apply online . The..
  • Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University M.Sc 4th Semester Results 2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University (VSKU) declared the results of M.Sc Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (CBCS) 4th semester examination. The examination was held in the year 2015. VSKU Exam Results   2015: Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University declared the results of M.Sc Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (CBCS) 4th semester examination on  Friday, July 31, 2015. Candidates can check their results on the official website- Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary. About Vijayanagara Sri..
  • Punjabi University BCA Part-I Results 2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Punjabi University (PU)   declared the results of BCA part-I annual examination. The examination was held in the year 2015. Punjabi University  Exam Results 2015: Punjabi University declared the results of BCA part-I annual examination on Friday , July 31, 2015 . Candidates can check their results on the official website- Punjabi University . About Punjabi University: Punjabi University, Patiala one of the premier institutions of higher education in the north of India, was established in 1962 under the Punjabi University Act 1961. This is the second..
  • SPMVV DDE, Tirupati Invites Applications for Distance PG Programs 2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    Applications are invited by Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Directorate of Distance Education (SPMVV DDE), Tirupati   for admission to distance Master of Arts (M.A) in English, Telugu, Music and Women’s Studies, Master of Law (LL.M) in Constitutional Law & Administrative Law and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Mathematics and Zoology for the session 2015-16. Eligibility Criteria for  SPMVV DDE: For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website . How to Apply for  SPMVV DDE: The prospectus along with the..
  • KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram Invites Applications for Prathibha Fellowships 2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Applications are invited by  Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram  for Prathibha Fellowship 2015 from M.Sc/M.Tech degree holders from any of the Universities in Kerala for the year 2015. Prathibha scholarship scheme is implemented under the STARS (Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science) program of KSCSTE. Prathibha Scholarship-A is awarded to meritorious students who have excelled in Higher Secondary Board examination and pursuing Degree Courses in Basic and Natural Sciences. The scholarship is awarded for..
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    Robertson Reader

  • Veterinary Office & Technical Assistant Info Session - Calgary

    Robertson College
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Turn your love of animals into a rewarding career! As a Veterinary Office & Technical Assistant (VOTA), you will get to provide assistance to clients and help ensure the health and safety of their pets.If you are interested in learning more about this career path, you are invited to join us at our free program information session next Thursday, August 6th, 2015.Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pmLocation:  417 - 14th Street NW (2nd Floor)Registration: Seating is limited - RSVP on the website or call 587.331.8233 This event is free to attend and open to the…
  • Open House - Edmonton Campus

    Robertson College
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If you are thinking about making a change or taking the next step in your career, now is a great time to explore your options!  We have many programs in Health Care, Business and IT that are starting up in Edmonton this Fall.Drop by our campus Open House on Monday, August 10th to learn more about our programs, tour our campus and meet with our staff!Our Career Counsellors and Financial Advisors will be able to to help you navigate through career decisions and funding options.Date: Monday, August 10, 2015Time:  3:00 - 7:00 pmLocation:  10115 - 100A Street Unit 300, EdmontonRSVP:…
  • Beat the Fall Rush! Online Programs are Starting in August

    Robertson College
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Did you know that unlike many colleges and universities, Robertson College has programs starting throughout the year?That means when you are ready to pursue a new career, you won't have to wait until the Fall to start your classes.  Our programs are also delivered in a condensed format which means you start your careers sooner!There are many Health Care, Business and IT programs that are starting at the campuses and online.  Here are the online diploma and certificate programs that are starting on August 19th, 2015:Small Business Management DiplomaMedical Terminology…
  • Pharmacy Industry Talk - Winnipeg

    Robertson College
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    If you are interested in entering the field of Pharmacy, join us at our upcoming Industry Talk on Monday, August 10th, 2015 where we will be discussing the role of a regulated Pharmacy Technician.Licensed Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator Rob Francis will be joining us to share his perspective on the integration of Pharmacy Technicians into the workplace based on his experiences in a regulated province, and to also discuss how these new Health Care Professionals can work together with their Pharmacists to achieve optimal patient outcomes.Topic: Understanding What a Regulated Pharmacy…
  • Veterinary Office Assistant Industry Talk - Winnipeg

    Robertson College
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Are you interested in working as a Veterinary Office Assistant? You are invited to our free 1 hour Industry Talk session on Tuesday, July 14th at 1:00 pm.Join our current students as we hear from Heather Brygidyr, Office Administrator and Supervisor at the Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center.  With over 28 years of experience working in the Veterinary field and having extensive experience in the hiring of VOAs, Heather will focus on what Veterinary employers are looking for when they are hiring for their clinics and animal hospitals.Date: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015Time:  1:0…
 
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  • {Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 28

    Rachel
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Ever since starting this podcast, I had plans to eventually record an episode where I would share my own story as it relates to music therapy and motherhood. But I put it off until now, knowing that the story would evolve once my daughter was born. I finally went for it this week, and it was not an easy episode to record! I didn’t have the benefit of back-and-forth conversation as I usually do, so it felt a little awkward and I had to make quite a few edits where I found myself rambling. But despite that, I enjoyed having the opportunity to open up about my journey and share the highs…
  • {Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 27

    Rachel
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Jennifer Hezoucky’s story is different from almost all of the guests I’ve featured on the podcast thus far. I don’t want to give any spoilers aside from the short synopsis below, so you’ll have to listen to find out why I was so intrigued by what she shares in the episode (you will be too!). I will say that Jennifer gives a whole new meaning to the word “determination” — and it’s clear that her strong will has served her well in her career so far. Jennifer talks about her long gap between finishing school and getting her first music therapy job,…
  • One Thing at a Time

    Rachel
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Last Sunday night, I felt completely overwhelmed thinking about the week ahead. We’re in the midst of having our new building renovated, and we had yet to find a painter after my regular painter broke his foot. We also needed to choose carpeting, finalize the design for our building signs, and tie up some administrative loose ends. On top of that, we needed to finish planning and rehearse for our Midsummer Music Celebration, happening tomorrow afternoon. The to-do lists and emails were endless. Monday morning I woke up at 5 am as usual and as I got to work, that feeling of overwhelm…
  • {Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 26

    Rachel
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Fun fact: Michelle Erfurt is the very first music therapist friend I made online. The funny thing is that it wasn’t through Facebook or Twitter; we actually met via the email listserv (old school!). She contacted me right after I launched Listen & Learn Music and shared a link on the listserv way back in 2008, and we got together in person while I was in Florida a couple months later. Michelle and I hit it off immediately. Not only did we become fast friends, but we also became business partners. She published my very first songbook, and then we joined forces with Kimberly Sena…
  • It’s a Midsummer Mega-Sale!

    Rachel
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    Where has this summer gone? It is flying by wayyyy too quickly, which is a little bittersweet since I’m currently on maternity leave (well, kind of). This weekend, we’re throwing a Midsummer Music Celebration for our students, clients, friends and family, and that inspired me to celebrate midsummer here at Listen & Learn, as well. So here’s the scoop: I’m offering a pretty sweet deal on membership to my premium site, Listen & Learn Plus. Current members pay $10/month and receive unlimited access to 6+ years of archives in addition to all new releases. Hundreds…
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    Schoolfamily.com

  • Use Listening to Practice Math

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Many skills in early education rely on the sense of sight, hearing, and touch. Incorporating another approach to these senses, while teaching a certain skill, can provide a young child with an alternate way to learn and remember.Here is a terrific game that uses the sense of hearing as a learning tool involving counting and simple addition.You’ Read more...
  • Special Fonts for People With Dyslexia

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Recently, a friend of mine posted on social media that she has a terrible time reading menus. Several of her friends agreed for a variety of reasons. One reason mentioned is that she is dyslexic and has problems with sequential processing. The organization of menus is often non-sequential with interfering information near the essential information. In addition, the fonts used are dif Read more...
  • 5 Ways To Enhance Summer Fun With Reading

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    Summer is a great time to link purposeful reading to what you are doing as a family. Here are five simple ways to make summer reading goals easy and fun:If you are going to the park, take some favorite books along, for both you and your child. After she plays on the swings, slide, or monkey bars, together take a 5-minute reading break, on a special bench or in the sha Read more...
  • Why School Dress Codes Matter

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:46 am
    Many families are getting ready to go back to school. It is important to give some thought to appropriate clothing to wear. Most schools have a dress code; and, most adolescents don’t like it! Schools have dress codes for a reason, and it helps to understand why. Here are some ideas for talking with your child if she does not agree with the school’s code. Und Read more...
  • Math Fun for Summer (or Anytime)

    16 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Bring math into your child’s daily life this summer to keep skills current. Here are three simple and fun activities to practice math that your child learned this past school year.Here is a geometry activity that I’ve done many times with my 1st grade students. They love the hands-on practice of making real shapes.You’ll need a container of pla Read more...
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    PTO Today

  • 7 Back-to-School Organization Tips

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    How about this for a goal? Before school starts, make sure you get your PTO life in order. There’s no question that if you have a system for running your group, then the whole school year will be better, or at the very least less stressful.  We know lots of folks resist too much structure, and we get that. (Some of us do, too!) But here’s the key to our message: There’s no one organizational system that you must adopt. Find what works for you. Here are some suggestions from our Facebook community and the PTO Today crew. 1. Make sure your team is communicating: Whether it’s…
  • Your School's Parents Will Love This

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    Do you have 5 minutes in the next two weeks? If so, then I have a recommendation for one of the simplest and most helpful ways to serve your parents just before school starts back up. Get your school's school supply lists posted to TeacherLists.com. Are parents ever frustrated by not finding the lists or not having the lists when they are in the store? Have you ever tried reading a list on your smartphone while in store aisles? Getting your school’s lists on TeacherLists makes all that so much better. All the lists are in one place and are easily readable on a smartphone. They’re…
  • New PTO Presidents: You Can Do This!

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    If you’re a new PTO president, chances are you’ve had a few moments of doubt lately, asking yourself if you can really do this job. Sure you can.  It’s common to think a PTO president is a certain type—an outgoing, confident, high-energy dynamo. You may even be replacing someone exactly like that. But there’s no rule that says you must become that person. In fact, you’ll put a great deal of stress on yourself if you try to play to a stereotype. Our best advice: Be yourself. It might sound a little trite, but it works.  There are many successful PTO presidents who are…
  • Parents and PTOs: It’s Give and Take

    21 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Right about now, PTO leaders are getting excited about upcoming programs and events, and they want to get moving on soliciting the volunteers and funds they need to make their plans happen. While it’s good to be gung ho, you also want to avoid starting the year by just asking what parents can do for you. Make sure you let parents know how your group can help them, too.  In other words, be a resource right out of the gate. Parents, especially those new to your school, need information about the school and community, and your group’s in a good position to lend them a hand. For example,…
  • What's Your PTO Voice?

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    I frequently advise PTOs to brag more about their group and to make communication and public relations a priority. PTOs and PTAs benefit greatly when parents and school staff are reminded of their good work, and when the PTO voice comes across as positive and welcoming. If you want to make a difference, you need help and support. And you get a lot more of both when your school community has a warm feeling about your group. If you don't set that tone, no one else will. How you communicate, what you say, your tone—these are all part of the strategy. I'd recommend asking one of your best…
 
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    Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

  • Excellent Strategy Games to Teach Kids Logical Thinking

    EdTech Guy
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:47 pm
    July 31, 2015 Strategy games are ideal for helping kids develop logico-mathematical skills that emphasize problem solving and strategic planning. Given the challenging nature of play involved in... ....read more
  • Two Important Google Sheets Tips for Teachers

    EdTech Guy
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    July 30, 2015 In today’s post, we are sharing with you two important Sheets tips pertaining to email notifications. You can use these tips to receive email notifications and keep track of the forms... ....read more
  • Basic PDF Tips Every Teacher Using Mac Should Know about

    EdTech Guy
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    July 29, 2015 In an earlier post entitled ‘10 Mac Tips Every Teacher Should Know about’ we fleetingly touched on a quick hack on how to annotate your PDFs. We subsequently received few questions from... ....read more
  • Excellent Google Sheets Tools for Assessment and Grading

    EdTech Guy
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    July 29, 2015 Google Sheets add-ons store has a multitude of excellent educational apps teachers can employ to enhance their productivity and improve their classroom workflow. Today we spent sometime... ....read more
  • 4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes

    EdTech Guy
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    July 29, 2015 Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the past and some of you might already... ....read more
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    Difference Between

  • Differences Between Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6

    Vyas Sivanand
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    In the mobile world, the battle of two tech giants, Samsung and Apple, has been going on for decades. Winning consumers, keeping fan loyalty, finding miniature innovations … both companies have... [[This is a summary only. Please visit DifferenceBetween.net for detailed view]]
  • Differences Between an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus

    Vyas Sivanand
    18 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    It is in our nature to constantly improvise. While the natural course of giving birth to children may not have scope for improvisation, we are the gods of the man-made world. We govern everything,... [[This is a summary only. Please visit DifferenceBetween.net for detailed view]]
  • Difference Between Mesopotamian And Egyptian Religion

    tapas
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Introductory History Mesopotamia: The term Mesopotamia basically refers to the Tigris-Euphrates river system. As a nation Mesopotamia corresponds to modern day Iraq, Kuwait, northeastern part of... [[This is a summary only. Please visit DifferenceBetween.net for detailed view]]
  • Difference Between “Have To” and Must”

    Aaron Hutchinson
    11 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    “Have to” and “must” are very similar in meaning and can often times be used interchangeably. You can say: “She must go to the store” and “She has to go to the store.” The meanings here are the same.... [[This is a summary only. Please visit DifferenceBetween.net for detailed view]]
  • Difference Between Haemoglobin and Iron

    Maitreyi Naigaonkar
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Difference between Haemoglobin and Iron It is always considered that iron is only found in the blood, especially the erythrocytes. Though majority of Iron does circulate in the blood as a part of the... [[This is a summary only. Please visit DifferenceBetween.net for detailed view]]
 
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    関節痛や腰痛対策に実践している口コミアンケートまとめ

  • 突然の腰痛やぎっくり腰の時の対処法

    ishizukasama1234
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    女性の方や仕事がデスクワークの方など、腰痛に悩まされている人は多いと思います。 長年続く慢性腰痛で普段は大した痛みではないけれど疲れた時など時々痛みが激しくなってしまう方や、突然ぎっくり腰になってしまい痛みに襲われ動けなくなってしまったという方もいますよね。 そういう突然の腰痛やぎっくり腰の際、どういう対処をしたらいいのか、お書きしたいと思います。…
  • 関節痛、腰痛対策の運動

    ishizukasama1234
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    関節痛、腰痛対策のための運動ですが、どちらにせよ意識すべきことは、 まず、関節痛ですが、自分の体重がキツクて膝が痛むのであれば、これは逆効果になりますよね。 まずお勧めなのが座ることです。 こうすると、足の脛付近の筋肉も鍛えられます。 次にしかも自分の体重負荷は一切かかっていないので、関節へのダメージはほぼありません。 次に 大体こういうのって無理しすぎてもよくないんで、座ってる時もそうですが、…
  • 腰痛を感じたら確認したい意外な場所

    ishizukasama1234
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:35 am
    まずは、あまり気に留める事の無い中敷きですが、実は凄く大切な物です。一点に集中しがちな体重を万遍無く分散させ、衝撃を吸収してくれる上に無意識にずれている体の歪みを治してくれる優れ物です。からの筋肉があるべき位置に戻ると、自然に姿勢が良くなり腰痛が治る場合があります。…
  • 腰痛対策の腰と臀部の筋肉のストレッチ

    ishizukasama1234
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    多くの人が持っていると言われる腰痛の主な原因は、筋肉の委縮やけいれんと言われています。つまりは腰が痛い時に入浴することで血行が良くなり、痛みが減るのと同じことがストレッチをすることで起こるのです。 ストレッチの一つ目は慣れるまではあまり前に上体を倒すのは辛いですが、片足が終われば、もう片方の足も同様に行います。…
  • ひざ痛にいい運動、超簡単です!

    ishizukasama1234
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    膝が痛い人って結構多いと思います。 私は病院の仕事をしていますが、膝が痛いとおっしゃる方はとても多いです。 実際は膝の痛みをとるための手術をした方が多いですが、手術をする前におすすめの運動を紹介します。実際にテレビでも良く勧められています。 痛みがあってもまだ手術をしなくてもいいくらいのときはこの運動は本当に効きます。 お金も時間もかからない! テレビを見ながら行っても大丈夫です。…
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    Spanish Playground

  • Raising Bilingual Kids: Printable Superhero Posters

    Jenny
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Raising bilingual kids is a complex, challenging undertaking. Of course, if there is one thing being a parent teaches you, it is that you can do more than you ever thought possible. You can go on less sleep, remember more details and be more patient than you had ever imagined. And, ff you are raising bilingual kids, you do it all while thinking continuously about language. You are indeed a super hero!  Tap into these superhero qualities as you fight monolingualism, one small person at a time! Printable versions of the posters: Raising Bilingual Kids – White Background Raising Bilingual…
  • Mister G: Los animales

    Jenny
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Are you ready to sing, dance and learn some Spanish? Mister G has just released a new CD, Los animales. This collection of bilingual songs is an excellent choice for kids learning Spanish. You can learn more about Mister G and purchase the CD on the Mister G web site. Highlights of Los animales by Mister G The songs are built on basic vocabulary and structures Grammy award winning musicians play a variety of Latin rhythms The songs have lots of repetition so kids can easily sing along Lots of rhyme! Hearing rhyme is essential to pronunciation and important in developing reading skills. Three…
  • Songs to Learn the Days of the Week in Spanish

    Jenny
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:19 pm
    The new school year is just around the corner. I teach the days of the week in Spanish early in the year. Then I can use the vocabulary to talk about our schedule as the year goes along. A song can be an excellent way to introduce or review these important words. Here are a few songs to teach the days of the week in Spanish. Los días de la semana by Miss Rosi. This simple song can be used with young children. You can hear the song in the video below and download it from iTunes: Los Días de la Semana – Miss Rosi Los días de la semana by Rockalingua. You can play this song directly…
  • Rainforest Activities in Spanish

    Jenny
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    There are tropical forests in many Spanish-speaking countries. As kids learn about the rainforest, they explore geography and culture, as well as learn languageThese rainforest activities are part of the Easy Spanish-Easy Yoga series. You can find more information about the series at the end of the post. Rainforest Activities for Spanish Learners Spanish Rainforest Unit Mis Cositas has an entire thematic unit on the rainforest available as a free download. The unit is designed for beginning Spanish learners. There are 13 lesson plans with rainforest activities, worksheets, games and…
  • Spanish Lullaby: Duérmete mi niño

    Jenny
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The calming melodies and rhythms of lullabies, or canciones de cuna, help babies fall asleep and provide early exposure to language. Older Spanish learners can also benefit from lullabies. They can sing to little sisters and brothers and use lullabies as a part of their imaginative play. Duérmete mi niño is probably the best-known Spanish lullaby. Spanish Lullaby for Imaginative Play This Spanish lullaby is an excellent addition to imaginative play for toddlers and preschoolers. Encourage children to sing this Spanish lullaby to dolls and toy animals as they play. In my preschool classes,…
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    Discover Share Inspire

  • Why We Hauled 419 lbs (190kg) of Books to Europe (Instead of Getting a Kindle)

    Rachel Denning
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    A fire burns in the hearth. Three comfortable couches are set in a U-shape with the opening toward the fireplace, the perfect setting to curl up with a book. Behind them are mahogany tables for studying, with chairs and lamps, globes and artifacts collected from around the world. And on the walls, from floor to ceiling are books. Thousands and thousands of glorious books. All of it created, designed, and collected to create an environment where great minds can gather and great ideas can be discussed. A 'school of liberal arts', for ourselves, our peers, our children and grandchildren. Around…
  • Road Trip with 6 Kids, 4 Countries, 1 Day — France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany

    Rachel Denning
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    I know why people don't travel with children. It's annoying. Seriously annoying. Are we there yet?" She's touching me!" I'm thirsty! I'm hungry!" I want to go home." I'm tired." I'm bored." Can we go home now?" Can you believe I'm saying this? Nomadic since 2007, when our oldest was only four (now she's nearly 13), you'd think by now that our kids would be... well, better than that. But they're not. They're still just kids. And truthfully, they're out of practice. We slow travel. That means we do a lot of living abroad, with some traveling mixed in. I realized just how out of practice they…
  • Okay So We’re Not Really Moving to Germany… (And Other Clarifications)

    Rachel Denning
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When I sent out my last post about our upcoming move to Germany, I received quite a response. Most of it was positive. I LOVE LOVE Germany. Thanks for sharing and inspiring other families to be nomadic! Wow, what a leap! Best wishes for things to go as smoothly as possible now that the countdown to the move is ticking by. I'm really excited to see your posts once you're over there. Europe is so amazing and talk about a rich learning environment for everybody. Wow! I love how you chose Germany - so much cooler than what I assumed . . . a great job opportunity, or something like that. That…
 
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    catlintucker.com

  • Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

    Catlin Tucker
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Whenever I’m asked the question, “How do we fix education?” I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within the context of the larger classroom. I passionately believe the most effective learning communities are those that allow teachers to spend more time working individually or in small groups with their students to customize and personalize instruction. Smaller learning communities also provide students with more opportunities to work collaboratively and engage in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning modalities…
  • Simple K12: PD in Your PJs

    Catlin Tucker
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    I work in a district with next to no funding for professional development. As a result, I’ve had to aggressively pursue my own learning to stay current with the changes happening in education. I follow interesting people on Twitter, read popular education blogs, and attend as many sessions as possible at the conferences where I speak. For teachers who are looking for an alternative to traditional conferences, which can be expensive to attend if your school doesn’t pay your registration, travel, room, and board, SimpleK12 offers a convenient alternative…professional…
  • Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

    Catlin Tucker
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary, writing, and grammar instruction online. Students watch videos at home where they can control the pace of their learning, then they come to class prepared to apply that information in collaborative student-centered activities. One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. Instead of simply consuming information, I want students to think critically about that information. This requires that I design flipped lessons that encourage…
  • 3 Ways to Support Teachers as the Educational Landscape Evolves

    Catlin Tucker
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:44 am
    In 1964, Bob Dylan sang, “The times they are a changin’.” This is as true today as it was then. Technology is playing a major role in the changes happening now. This can be exciting or scary depending on your perspective. When I work with teachers, it’s clear that many are resistant to the changes happening in education. I believe this resistance has more to do with fear than a reluctance to continue learning and evolving in their practice. Most teachers enter this profession because they genuinely love to learn; however, many of us get into the classroom and feel…
  • 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

    Catlin Tucker
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    My school is FINALLY a Google Apps for Education (GAfE) School! I’m beyond thrilled. Last year, I could not use Google Classroom because only GAfE schools had access to Google’s new online platform. Now, I get to experience how Google Classroom makes it easier to communicate with students, manage student work and provide meaningful feedback. Although I was initially very excited about the prospect of using Google Classroom with students come fall, I also felt really behind. I had no idea how Google Classroom worked. Lucky for me Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller wrote 50 Things You…
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    HowToLearn.com

  • Students Program Robots for Social Interaction

    Hank Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Helping fifth and sixth graders learn math is one of the results of having Yale students program robots for social interaction. At Yalesville School, a […]
  • Writing a “Letter to Me”

    Patrick Tegge
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Writing a "Letter to Me" is an intriguing task that students at one elementary school have enjoyed for ten years. The fourth graders are not […]
  • Study Shows Encouragement is Essential for Math Success

    Gayle Rich
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    A new study shows encouragement is essential for math success, giving students confidence and clarity. Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari has found that keeping […]
  • Genetic Influence on Intelligence

    Maddie Foo
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A recent study has examined the genetic influence on intelligence, and the results concerning academic aptitude are surprising. Usually, most parents and teachers assume that […]
  • Kids Can’t Wait to Go to School For Summer STEM Camp

    Tara Rivera
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    In a surprising turnaround, one middle school discovered that kids can't wait to go to school for summer STEM camp. At Carthage Middle school, students […]
 
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    Education News » Daily

  • Due-process questions stump witnesses at Senate hearing on campus sexual assault

    The College Fix
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    Greg Piper – And a forceful Democratic defense of law enforcement involvement Due process for accused students got short shrift at a Senate hearing Wednesday on campus sexual assault, though it made a late appearance. The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee considered the latest version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that would change how colleges deal with sexual assault allegations and which largely favors accusers. Democratic and Republican sponsors of the bill, which has come under fire from civil-liberties advocates and lawyers, took no questions…
  • FACT CHECK: A data-driven response to professor who says America is more ‘brutal’ than ISIS

    The College Fix
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Journalism professor grasps at ‘paper-thin evidence’ and treats terrorists like children. When a Rutgers University journalism professor’s infamous tweet went viral earlier this month, claiming that America was more “brutal” than the self-proclaimed Islamic State because of the death toll from modern American military campaigns, the response was predictable. The debate on Fox News and other outlets focused on the inflammatory comparison and whether Deepa Kumar was a hypocrite for trying to stop Condoleeza Rice’s commencement speech at Rutgers. (Rice eventually withdrew…
  • Read them and weep

    Better Ed
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    Devin Foley – Surely the numbers Better Ed has been publishing for years couldn’t be true! There’s no way that Minnesota could possibly have a crisis in education. We do. With today’s release of the latest Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) scores, we find that for three years in a row now less than 60% of Minnesota students are reading at grade level: That exclamation point you see in the chart above, taken directly from the Minnesota Department of Education’s website, is to tell you that the test changed in 2013 and to ignore the disparity in scores…
  • The Next Generation Science Standards: A Model of Mediocrity

    TRUTH IN AMERICAN EDUCATION
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:21 am
    By Jennifer Helms – The newest wave of national, top-down standards is the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), now adopted in 14 states.While there are some outspoken critics of NGSS, the outcry has not been as loud as that against the math and English language arts common core standards, most likely because science standards do not cause angst at the dinner table in the evenings between parents and kids like the fuzzy math of common core. The NGSS are performance rather than content standards.This means that projects rule the day, allowing the teacher to be more of a “guide on…
  • Lack of spending Michigan’s K-12 problem? Probably not

    Detroit News
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Michigan’s public schools are lackluster. Students here continue to fall behind on national standardized tests. So more money must be the answer, right? That’s the solution most often given by teachers unions, school administrators and Democrats. But plenty of studies, including one done in conjunction with Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, have shown that there is no strong correlation between spending more on schools and the results those schools get. That didn’t stop some of Michigan’s top Democrats from pushing to attach a so-called “adequacy study” to…
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    LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

  • Teacher-Community Unionism: A Lesson from St. Paul

    The American Federation of Teachers
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    By Mary Cathryn Ricker, Executive Vice-President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) When I was elected president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) in 2005, I thought my own story might help transform the relationship between teachers and administrators as well as improve the image of teachers in the community. I was a veteran middle school English teacher, and I’d been honored for my work. And I had been active in the SPFT as a political and community volunteer as well as the union’s professional representative on local and state committees. I had also spent enough time in…
  • Dads PTA Helps Build Engagement, Skills

    National PTA
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Studies show that students perform better in school when parents or caregivers are actively involved in the education of their children. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school and PTA activities, but oftentimes, the women dominate in this area—until now. The National PTA tackled this issue from the grassroots perspective in an interview with Anthony King, who is responsible for creating a unique PTA of its own kind, the Detroit Area Dads PTA. PTA:  What motivated you to start a male-centered PTA? King:  I felt that there was a need…
  • Get It Right Podcasts: Audra McPhillips & Alicia Proulx

    Get It Right
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Alicia Proulx, a parent and teacher in West Warwick, Rhode Island, speaks with Audra McPhillips, a mathematics specialist and pre-K-12 instructional coach for the district. Together, they explore what the shift to Common Core-aligned math means for students and parents. Download as MP3
  • 3 Strategies to Graduate All High School Students

    ASCD
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    By Jasper Fox, Sr., Middle School Science Teacher and ASCD Emerging Leader, class of 2015 Despite major inroads in improving graduation rates across the country, there remains much work to be done. Nowhere is this truer than our nation’s urban areas. Recent findings outlined in ASCD’s national whole child snapshot indicate that there are major discrepancies in graduation rates between different groups of students who attend our nation’s high schools. There are major structural changes that need to be addressed to improve the educational experience for students in these schools in order…
  • Catching Up on Common Core

    Joetta Sack-Min
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    What are you reading this summer? If you’re looking for something a little more substantive than the usual summer reading, the Learning First Alliance has some suggestions. As part of LFA’s Get It Right: Common Sense on the Common Core campaign, we’ve interviewed dozens of practitioners, researchers and policymakers to learn how Common Core is taking hold at the local level. We recently compiled our Top Five list of resources to help explain the standards and using them to improve teaching and learning in local schools. (And if you haven’t already signed up for our bimonthly Public…
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  • 9 College Scholarships for Young Women

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Scholarships for Young Women Finding and applying to college scholarships may sometimes seem like it’s a part-time job, but the rewards can be great if you receive a scholarship award. There’s really scholarships out there for everyone—from redheads to tall students to students seeking to study a particular college major. In this post, we’ll focus on nine scholarships for young women. Keep in mind that scholarship deadlines vary, so if you’ve missed the deadline for this year’s scholarship, be sure to check back and apply for the scholarship next year. The Asian Women in Business…
  • College Major of the Month: Fashion Design

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    College Major of the Month: Fashion Design So you think you have what it takes to be a fashion designer? In this month’s College Major of the Month, we’ll explore the fashion design major, which can lead to careers as a fashion designer or in product development for clothing companies, department stores and more. What do fashion design majors study? Students in fashion design programs typically study art and design, art history, fashion trends, textiles, sourcing materials, consumer behavior and more. Students gain skills in drawing, computer aided design, patternmaking and apparel…
  • College Scholarships Ending in July 2015

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Apply for College Scholarships Get ready to write! Most of the scholarships with deadlines in July require you to write an essay. As you write your essay, be creative and be sure to explain your thoughts and ideas thoroughly. Also, remember to check each scholarship’s criteria for essay word limits so you don’t write a too long or too short essay. Here are few highlights of college scholarships with deadlines in July: Spokeo Connections Scholarship: Win a $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay on one of three topics related to social networking or “Big Data.” Applicants may be high…
  • 9 Tools to Help You Budget for College and Save Money

    admin
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    Tools to Budget and Save Money for College Getting a college education is a big investment, and it’s never too early to start earning money for money to help pay for college. The following websites and apps can help you plan your budget, save money on things you buy and better manage your money while you’re in high school, in college and beyond. Money Management MyMoney.gov – This site has money management info and advice, as well as a toolkit with budget worksheets and a debt payoff calculator (handy for helping you figure out how long it will take you to pay back your student loans).
  • The Summer After High School Junior Year: 10 Ways to Make the Most of Summer Break

    admin
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Ways to Prepare for College During Summer Summer is not only a time for relaxing. It’s also a great time to get a head start earning money to pay for college, spending quality time with friends and upping your game by learning new skills. Check out these 10 ways to make the most of the summer break between your junior and senior years. Get a job. Start earning money for college by working part-time at a local store. Or, start your own lawn mowing service and ask neighbors if they’ll pay you to mow their lawns. Another option: take a Red Cross babysitting course and then offer your…
 
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    Extension on the Go

  • Dying of Thirst – Very Wet Spring Makes Plants, Trees and Shrubs Vulnerable

    johnsond@missouri.edu (Debbie Johnson)
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    “He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero July heat has arrived in Missouri, and it’s putting garden and landscape plants at risk. Because we had such a wet spring, plants, trees and shrubs don’t have the deep roots necessary to ride out the summer heat and less rain. Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He has tips for watering your plants so they can recover from our super-soggy spring.     Wet Weather Woes
  • When Temperatures Climb Your Body Needs More Water

    johnsond@missouri.edu (Debbie Johnson)
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    According to the Institute of Medicine women need about nine cups of fluid and for men it is about 13 cups of fluid daily. (Photo by Roger Kirby) Soaring summer temperatures and high humidity means your body will need more fluids to keep it working properly, to maintain a healthy body temperature, and to avoid feeling fatigued. Today’s guest is Linda Rellergert, nutrition specialist for University of Missouri Extension. DJ   Refreshing Ideas for Quenching Summer Thirst  
  • Keeping Brown Patch at Bay

    johnsond@missouri.edu (Debbie Johnson)
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    Brown patch spreading on a tall fescue lawn (Photo by Brad Fresenburg, turf specialist for University of Missouri Extension) Conditions are perfect for brown patch to ravage your lawn. Control isn’t easy and it may be better to give up and wait for the fall to reseed areas where the fungus damaged your grass. Today’s guest is Lee Miller, a plant pathologist for University of Missouri Extension. He has tips for controlling brown patch and lawn maintenance practices that can curb the spread of the disease.     Identification and Management of Turfgrass Diseases
  • Brown Patch Lawn Disease Could Erupt in Home Landscapes This Summer

    johnsond@missouri.edu (Debbie Johnson)
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Brown spot in a tall fescue lawn (Photo by Brad Fresenburg, turf specialist for University of Missouri Extension) Nitrogen fertilizer, heat and water is like ringing the dinner bell for fungi hoping to snack on your nice green lawn. If you have tall fescue, the culprit is Rhizoctonia solani, which causes brown patch. As the name implies, brown patches show up in your lawn. Many homeowners, when they see their grass turn brown, add fertilizer and water to help it green up. Big mistake, your giving the fungus exactly what it needs. Today’s guest is Brad Fresenburg, turf specialist for…
  • Forget April — May Had All the Showers

    johnsond@missouri.edu (Debbie Johnson)
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Bad weather always looks worse through a window. ~ Tom Lehrer, singer-songwriter May was very wet in Missouri with some parts of the state getting more than 10 inches of rain. But, all that precipitation could be good news for the summer forecast. Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program.  
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Minnesota’s Own Jean Ronnei Named The 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association!

    LZX Team
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    The School Nutrition Association’s 69th Annual National Conference last week in Salt Lake City, Utah marked an exciting time for Minnesota’s own Jean Ronnei! During this year’s conference she was named the 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association. Jean Ronnei, SNS President *Image from School Nutrition Association Ronnei is the Chief Operations Officer at Saint Paul Public Schools right here in Minnesota and now will also represent SNA’s 55,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide. Our National Sales Director Londa Arnfelt was on-hand to witness this…
  • August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

    LZX Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    This is an exciting time to celebrate pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. At Learning ZoneXpress we understand that women have special nutritional needs during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. That’s why we have created a variety of…
  • We Have Your Solution to Your Next Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you been searching for health fair promotional giveaways? Are you looking for ways to re-energize your marketing endeavors at your next health fair? Your search ends now with Learning ZoneXpress’ Health Fair Kits! These kits are the solution to your next health fair…they’re ENGAGING, TIME-SAVING and ECONOMICAL. We have taken all of our top health fair products and put them in one easy and complete kit.  Our kits contain everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair display or wellness event with fun takeaways for kids and practical nutrition messaging for…
  • Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases

    LZX Team
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases Classics for Kids Foundation The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application…
  • Health Education Projects Funded

    LZX Team
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Health Education Projects Funded AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. In 2015, grants will be awarded in the following categories: The Youth-Focused Prescription Medication Safety category supports projects that provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for at-risk children and youth ages two to 21. The Cancer Prevention Education…
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    Live to Learn! blogs

  • 27 Inspirational Quotes from A.P.J Abdul Kalam

    Karthikeyan
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    You have to dream before your dreams can come true. Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident. Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person. Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a... Read more at http://www.livetolearn.in
  • Windows 10 to be released on July 29,2015 - Reserve Now!

    Karthikeyan
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    After Windows 7, Windows 10 will be a most successful version of Windows.  Also, Microsoft wants to keep all the users on the same version which is Windows 10. So, this time upgrade is free to all the users who has Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 Windows 8 is released with touch screen users in mind.  But, Windows 10 serves both touch screen users & mouse users more efficiently.  How to get Windows 10? 1) Turn on automatic Updates and install all the... Read more at http://www.livetolearn.in
  • அகில உலக யோகத் திருநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

    Karthikeyan
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    அனைவருக்கும் அகில உலக யோகத் திருநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்! நாம் அனைவரும் காண விரும்பும் ஒரு புதிய உலகத்தை நோக்கிய பயணத்தின் முதல் படியாக இந்நாள் அமையட்டும். நமது உள்நிலை பயணத்தின் தொடக்கமாக அமையட்டும். அனைவரும்…
  • International Yoga Day Wishes

    Karthikeyan
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    International Yoga Day Wishes to All! Let it be the beginning of new world we want to see.  Let it be the beginning of inner engineering of us. Let it be the way to get happiness & peace. Category: GeneralTags: YogaYoga Dayதமிழ் Read more at http://www.livetolearn.in
  • Inbox by Gmail - New App To Do with E-mail

    Karthikeyan
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    Interface revamp is happening everywhere.  Recent mobile operating system Google Android L (Lollipop) has revamped its interface and every Google App receiving update with material design.  By the way Google has released 'Inbox by Gmail' mobile app & web app. Now you can interact with your e-mails more efficiently and never miss any important tasks. This "Inbox by Gmail" app neatly organize and bundle your e-mail messages by it's type.  Advantages - You can... Read more at http://www.livetolearn.in
 
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    EssaySnark

  • When all that hard work pays off…

    essaysnark
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    We were tangentially involved in the process of getting in for one BSer last season and thought we’d share the note we received after we sent them our congratulations on their successes: Hi squirrels, I did see your comment on my success at [Great School] from last week — I’ve been enjoying something of a respite from, well, anything remotely productive since getting the good news, so getting back to you fell by the wayside for a few… weeks. As I’m sure you can imagine, getting the call from [Great School] was incredible news. They’ve been my top choice for as long as I’ve…
  • Fail early.

    essaysnark
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    There’s this odd fetish in Silicon Valley these days with failure. It’s, like, celebrated and stuff. We don’t get it. No of course we get it – in the context of startups, we understand that any successful venture is unlikely to be successful the very first time out of the gate. The adage is to iterate fast and go through lots of ideas and find the ones that really work – and pursue them relentlessly – and if you realize that they don’t work, well, don’t sweat it, cross that one off as a failure and pivot or whatever and dump all your drive and…
  • ($) What we recommend you don’t do in your Stanford essays.

    essaysnark
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Honestly, if you’re applying to Stanford, you need to pick up our Stanford essay guide. We keep getting confirmation after confirmation that our advice is sound (besides the obvious fact that our clients get in all the time! ). First it happened in the biggest way possible this year: Harvard (sort of) changed their… While much of the blahg is available completely for free, the content here is for full blahg access members only. Please visit the site and log in/purchase a membership to read the rest of this article.
  • Yes schools do background checks.

    essaysnark
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:34 am
    No that’s not the reason you should not lie on your MBA applications. You should not lie because you are a good person, with ethics and morals. Good people do not lie. “But EssaySnark! I know somebody who lied and got in!” Yeah, so? That does not mean that you should do it, does it? Who are you going to live with for the rest of your life? The answer to that question is YOURSELF. If you’re the kind of person for whom lying on something like an application to business school is no big deal – or someone who will go into a Columbia Early Decision or Duke Early…
  • Round 1!

    essaysnark
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Have we not mentioned recently that Round 1 is important? A few reminders, then (including for reapplicants).
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    Math Tutoring Online - One-on-one Math Tutor - Rebecca Zook

  • How to use the summer to catch up in math or get ahead – without burning out or going crazy (part 2)

    Rebecca Zook
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Are you excited about using the summer vacation as an awesome opportunity to do some serious math review or really get ahead? But does it feel kind of crazy overwhelming scary to do all that math without any structure – and to do it all alone? In my last article, I talked about three simple ways to really learn a lot of math over the summer – starting with clarifying your goal, getting materials that you really enjoy working with, and being sure to get feedback as you go. In this article, I’m going to share three more special tips that I use with my own clients over the summer so…
  • How to use the summer to catch up or get ahead in math – without burning out or going crazy (part 1)

    Rebecca Zook
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Math in the summer can be an exciting, refreshing adventure… complete with exciting hair adornments! #gideonputnam #saratogaspringsstatepark #yesimadethatfascinatormyself When I was growing up, I did something pretty crazy one summer. I knew if I took Functions (also known as Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry, depending on your school curriculum), it would be with the math teacher I had for algebra 1, who was so confusing to me that I cried myself to sleep over my math homework many, many times the year I took his class. I was so determined not to repeat that experience of working with that…
  • Want to meet at the NCGS conference?

    Rebecca Zook
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Practicing a full butterfly regalia hair-do in preparation for my presentation #bathroomselfie #thisishowweroll #powerhair Hey there! If you’re planning to be at the National Coalition of Girls Schools Conference this June in Richmond… I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be giving a talk at the conference: “Secrets of the Math Mastery Mindset: How to help girls who are failing, freaking out, or secretly crying themselves to sleep about math to rise to the top of the class and transform their relationship with math forever” Wed, June 24, 2015 11.15 am or 11.45…
  • “Now I feel connected to math” [video interview with my student Jessica]

    Rebecca Zook
    12 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    I don’t normally post testimonials here on my blog – they have their own beautiful area over on my testimonials page – but I am just so excited to share this new video interview with my student, Jessica! In the video, Jessica talks with me about what math was like before we started working together on Algebra 2 and pre-calculus – how she was really upset, didn’t like learning math, and how it was really, really bad. And she also spoke from the heart about how now she feels inspired, connected, and genuinely LIKES math!! Jessica is one of my favorite students of…
  • How to check if your kid actually understands what you just said

    Rebecca Zook
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wait. Does your kid REALLY understand what you just said? Here is a super simple way to check if your kid understands what you’re explaining to them. After you demonstrate a math problem, just ask them to teach it back to you like they’re the teacher and you’re the student. This gives the student a chance to be an even more active learner. They have to take more initiative than they would if you were just explaining it to them, or even if you were doing it interactively together. It reinforces what you just explained at a deeper level! And it helps you get clear on whether or not they…
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    MindShare Learning

  • Summer Teacher PD Guide – Top 5 Tips to Infuse Technology in Your Teaching Practice

    mindsharelearning
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Summer Teacher PD Guide
  • Exclusive Podcast with Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, innovators of Flipped Classroom

    mindsharelearning
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
                To learn more about the Flipped Classroom, please click here. Jon Bergmann is a pioneer of the Flipped Class movement, Chief Learning Officer of FlippedClass.com, and co-founder of The Flipped Learning Network.  He co-wrote the books, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day and Flipped Learning:  Gateway to Student Engagement. Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000 and is currently the Managing Director of FlippedClass.com, co-founder of The Flipped Learning Network, and is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent…
  • Announcing our 6th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Featured Speaker List

    mindsharelearning
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Lane MerrifieldFounder of Club Penguin (Acquired by Disney Corp.)& CEO of FreshGrade, an EdTech Start-up Sidneyeve MatrixAssociate Professor at Queen’s University & Recipient of the OUSA Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queen’s University Dr. Jordan TinneySuperintendent, Surrey District School Board, B.C. 2015 Recepient of  ISTE Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation Brian AspinallTeacher, Lambton Kent District School Board, ON, TedX Speaker, Enterpreneur & App Developer Click here to see more information about our speakers To register for this event, please…
  • Exclusive Podcast with Jason Ribeiro, PhD Student & Ed Tech Consultant

    mindsharelearning
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Jason Ribeiro is a Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada specializing in Educational Leadership. Jason is also a K-12 teacher and EdTech consultant dedicated to working with districts wishing to tap into the relevant educational technology research to guide their decision-making. He recently completed his M.Ed. thesis which explored the technology procurement practices in Ontario’s publicly-funded school boards. The study showcased the challenges and triumphs of implementing technology to support the learning of over 746,000 students. Follow Jason on Twitter at…
  • MindShare Moment: Dr. Tony Bates on his new book, Teaching in the Digital Age

    mindsharelearning
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Tony Bates is President and CEO of Tony Bates Associates Ltd, a private company specializing in consultancy and training in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education. The company was started in 2003, and since then has served over 50 clients in 30 countries. Recent contracts include work for the U.K. Open University, the Council of Ontario Universities, and for many Canadian colleges and universities, advising on their e-learning strategies. He has been a Research Associate with Contact North since 2007. His latest book, Teaching in a Digital Age, is in production…
 
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    Clif Mims | Education and Technology

  • Key & Peele’s TeachingCenter (A Parody of SportsCenter)

    Clif Mims
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
      The comedy duo provide a “spot-on parody of SportsCenter’s hyperbole-laden talking heads, busy CGI ticker screens, and obsessive play-by-plays, the clip cleverly reimagines athletes as the educators we entrust our children to every day” (Source Related PostsFrom Trash to Treasure (A Must-See Video) The Floating University: What If All the World’s Best Thinkers Could Be Your Teachers? Inspirational Comedian: “You Can Turn Anything into a Positive” The Powerful Link between Creativity and Play
  • Boogie Boarding at Cocoa Beach, FL

    Clif Mims
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Google Photos generated this highlight video showcasing some of our family’s experiences during Spring Break 2015. We wrapped-up the trip by spending two days boogie boarding at Cocoa Beach, FL. There was a huge storm headed inland on the first day, so the waves were huge. I highly recommend using Google Photos. It makes taking, storing, editing, and sharing videos a cinch. You can use Google Photos from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Related PostsSnorkeling in the Florida Keys Class Activity: Take a Virtual Trip through Google’s Servers School-Wide Implementation of…
  • Talking with Children’s Author S.A. Bodeen

    Clif Mims
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Talking Ed. with S.A. Boodeen Episode 006 (View entire series) “S.A. Bodeen is the author of the acclaimed [young adult] novels The Compound, The Gardener, The Raft, and The Fallout. She is also the author of the Shipwreck Island series for middle grade readers” and she has books scheduled for publication in the next few months. “Raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, an experience which inspired her to write Elizabeti’s Doll, her first award-winning picture book” (Source). I enjoyed visiting with Stephanie (She said…
  • Teaching What Really Matters

    Clif Mims
    12 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    Related PostsBill Cosby Addresses Graduates Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0 Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0
  • Snorkeling in the Florida Keys

    Clif Mims
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Google Photos generated this highlight video showcasing some of our family’s experiences during Spring Break 2015. We spent a week in the Florida Keys enjoying snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, sea kayaking, sunsets, and lots of smiles. I highly recommend using Google Photos. It makes taking, storing, editing, and sharing videos a cinch. You can use Google Photos from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Related PostsBoogie Boarding at Cocoa Beach, FL Class Activity: Take a Virtual Trip through Google’s Servers Blubbr: Play & Create Video Trivia ESPN Video:…
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    EduTek n Social Media Advisor

  • How about Introducing Nano Learning to Improve Corporate Performance?

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    We are familiar with macro and micro learning. Macro learning is associated with large content for large No. of people for long time where as micro learning / teaching is to do with small content for small No. of people for short duration of time. How do you define nano learning / teaching then? I shall define it as ultra small content catering to one learning objective meant for individuals (or very small group of not more than 4) lasting less than or equal to 9 min. duration. It would definitely be part of micro teaching / learning which in turn would be part of macro teaching /learning and…
  • My latest updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    My latest updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing can be accessed by clicking the following links: Educational Technology Social Media Marketing SMM Consultant
  • Corporate Learning Week

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Corporate Sector's #1 event for L& D Leaders will be held from Nov. 9th-12th 2015 at Dallas, Texas. For details visit http://www.clnweek.com/  
  • Asia - Men & Women of Achievement

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    I am glad to inform that my profile has been selected for inclusion in ASIA MEN & WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT (VOL. VIII) by REGUERDON INC. 1369 Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006, India
  • Geofeedia: Location Based Social Media Monitoring Tool

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:39 am
    We are familiar with social media monitoring tools based on keywords / hashtags. Now let me introduce Geofeedia that monitors based on location first and then using other parameters. According to Geofeedia’s website, it is a  ‘location based social media monitoring platform that lets you search, engage, and analyze real-time social media content from anywhere in the world — with a single click’ Image Source: http://bit.ly/1MRyJWX Unlike usual social media listening tools, Geofeedia runs the search first by location rather than by keywords or hashtags. Thus you get more hidden data…
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    Dr Robert Muller - Tutoring to Excellence in Education

  • I Don't Feel Welcome in This Country as a Foreign PhD Student: The Government’s Orwellian-Style Monitoring of International Students Makes me Feel Like an Imposter

    Dr Robert Muller
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    (Photo: Alamy)by Adam Trettel, The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/jul/24/i-dont-feel-welcome-in-this-country-as-a-foreign-phd-studentAdam Trettel is a US student studying for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The Home Office has repeatedly said it wants to tackle visa abuse by “bogus colleges” while attracting the “best and brightest” students to UK universities.As an American student with a degree from an Ivy League university, on a PhD course at a Russell Group university, I can say that it feels like the Home Office also wants to niggle…
  • Here's Why There's No Such Thing as Free Public Education Anymore: The Cost of Classroom Supplies and Mandatory Activity Fees is Soaring Out of Control, and Low-Income Kids are Hurt the Most

    Dr Robert Muller
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:24 pm
    (Photo: BSIP/Getty)by Liz Dwyer, Take Part: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/30/theres-no-such-thing-free-public-education-anymoreStaff Writer Liz Dwyer has written about race, parenting, and social justice for several national publications. She was previously education editor at Good. It’s nearly back-to-school time, which means parents and kids will soon be heading to stores to stock up on all the supplies needed to complete classroom assignments and homework. But according to the annual Backpack Index from California-based Huntington Bank, the expense of pens and…
  • The Last Word in Doctoral Writing: Mechanics of Last Sentence Rhetoric

    Dr Robert Muller
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    slideshare.netby Susan Carter, Doctoral Writing: https://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/the-last-word-in-doctoral-writing-mechanics-of-last-sentence-rhetoric/In a recent writing class, we gathered the last sentences of journal articles that participants thought were really strong, and analysed why they seemed to work so well.This is one group exercise that focuses on the mechanics of language for rhetorical force, something that takes doctoral students into a healthy space as they develop their writing’s style and voice. Group analysis let us define the rhetorical mechanics of…
  • Doing Things Differently: By Embracing the Politics of Higher Education, Academics Can Help Create a Better System

    Dr Robert Muller
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Image credit: SLOW POLITICS by Berliner.Gazette (Flickr, CC BY)by John Turnpenny, Impact of Social Sciences: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/07/29/doing-things-differently-embracing-the-politics-of-higher-education/With higher education in constant flux around the latest assessment exercise, to what extent are academics and administrators ‘hitting the target and missing the point’?John Turnpenny discusses the critical role of the arts and humanities and the grudging acceptance of the linear-rational model for evidence-based decision-making.
  • How to Survive Your PhD: A Free Course

    Dr Robert Muller
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    by Thesis Whisperer: http://thesiswhisperer.com/2015/07/29/we-made-a-mooc/ A year and a half ago, ANU gave me a chance to make a MOOC.  For those of you in the know, a MOOC stands for ‘massive open online course’. ANU has partnered with EdX, a MOOC delivery platform, so that thousands of people have the chance to participate in ANU courses from around the world, for free.The process of bidding to run a MOOC at ANU is by competitive tender, so I was surprised when I was given special funding to do one. It was an honour to be singled out and ‘jump the queue’ so to speak.
 
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    Edudemic

  • The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

    Amanda Ronan
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    No one wants to been seen as the stuffy teacher stuck in the past who lectures from the front of the classroom and doesn’t seem to care about student engagement. Students today are tech savvy and have wandering minds. They are able to process information coming at them from several channels at a time—walking, talking, […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
  • A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia

    Amanda Ronan
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wikipedia is often vilified in educational circles. The site’s loudest critics think that it offers biased, non-credible information. Many teachers specifically ban students from using the site from as a reference in research papers. However, though they may not cite it in their final papers, many students start their research process on Wikipedia. Not because […] The post A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia appeared first on Edudemic.
  • The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources

    Nicole Comforto
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with more quality resources available every day. If you aren’t taking advantage of them yet, now is a great time to take a closer look. What’s so great about OERs? Open Educational […] The post The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources appeared first on Edudemic.
  • Chicktionary: The Goofy New App That Makes Learning Vocab Fun

    Ann Elliott
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    After evaluating online feedback from the education community and testing the app in my classroom for two weeks, I can recommend Chicktionary as the best word game app for iOS and Android. Relative to other vocabulary-building apps, Chicktionary offers more engaging gameplay and appeals to a wider age range. Teachers can use this app as […] The post Chicktionary: The Goofy New App That Makes Learning Vocab Fun appeared first on Edudemic.
  • Rise of the Teacherpreneur

    Leah Levy
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    You’ve heard the term “entrepreneur.” You’ve probably even heard the term “edupreneur.” But do you know what the term “teacherpreneur” means? As you can probably intuit, “teacherpreneurs” are teachers who create their own educational product or service to fix a problem they or they colleagues have encountered in the classroom. This is distinct from an […] The post Rise of the Teacherpreneur appeared first on Edudemic.
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    Planet Princeton

  • Town of Princeton Nixes Copperwood FreeB Stop

    Krystal Knapp
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:26 pm
    For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. As of August 1, the FreeB shuttle will no longer make stops at the Copperwood apartments on Bunn Drive. Ridership was too low to justify the extra stop, officials said. In June, the Copperwood stop averaged .3 riders a day. The FreeB stopped at the apartment complex for people 55 and older for a four-month […] The post Town of Princeton Nixes Copperwood FreeB Stop appeared first on Planet Princeton.
  • Princeton Seeking Design Proposals for Mary Moss Park

    Krystal Knapp
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. The town of Princeton has issued a request for proposals for the redesign and expansion of Mary Moss Park. The park is located at the corner of Lytle Street and John Street in the Witherspoon Jackson neighborhood. The municipality has purchased a property next to the park from developer Roman Barsky. One of the lots […] The post Princeton Seeking Design Proposals for Mary Moss Park appeared first on Planet Princeton.
  • Four Princeton Residents Seeking Three Seats on School Board

    Krystal Knapp
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. Only one incumbent school board member has decided to seek re-election to the school board for the Princeton Public Schools. Patrick Sullivan will seek a second three-year term on the school board, but Martha Land and longtime member Rebecca Cox have decided not to run again. Three newcomers will seek seats on the board: Robert […] The post Four Princeton Residents Seeking Three Seats on School Board appeared first on Planet Princeton.
  • Princeton University to Host Meeting about Butler Housing Demolition Thursday Night, July 30

    Krystal Knapp
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. Princeton University will host an information session Thursday night, July 30, about the demolition of the Butler Tract, a housing development for graduate students that is located off Harrison Street. The meeting will be held from  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lewis Library, Bowl 138, at the corner of Ivy Lane and Washington […] The post Princeton University to Host Meeting about Butler Housing Demolition Thursday Night, July 30 appeared first on Planet Princeton.
  • Princeton Hires New Animal Control Officer

    Krystal Knapp
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. The town of Princeton has hired a new animal control officer to replace longtime employee Mark Johnson. West Windsor native Nate Barson was introduced at the Princeton Council meeting Monday night. Barson, 27, has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and biology. The Lambertville resident was previously was contracted to serve as the animal control […] The post Princeton Hires New Animal Control Officer appeared first on Planet Princeton.
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    HackCollege

  • Top Freshmen Mistakes to Avoid

    Amira Selimovic
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Oh, freshmen. You think they’re cute and confused in high school, but college? College is a whole other level. I cannot begin to explain how many college freshmen I’ve encountered, including myself, that made little mistakes that are so avoidable. Declaring a Major Think you know what you want to do for the rest of your life? Are you ready to declare it? Have you already picked out all your classes centering around it? STOP. Your first year, take all of your general education requirements first – or at least most of them. Odds are, you will change your mind about your major by the end…
  • The Perks That Come With Your College Tuition

    Amira Selimovic
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    College can be crazy expensive. Tuition, books, and room and board – all accumulate to a minimum of $20,000 a year. A lot of people think that’s an outrageous amount just for those few things, but what they overlook is the awesome amount of perks included in that tuition! Here’s a list of the few services most schools offer so once classes start back up again, you can be sure to get the most out of your tuition payments. Huge Pool Who wouldn’t want a professional sized swimming pool with diving boards included at their disposal?! Winter, summer, fall, spring…it doesn’t matter.
  • Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

    Lauren E. Mach
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a lot of: digital devices. Televisions The television is the largest technological item that most young adults own. If yours takes up a lot of space or you’re thinking of buying one for school, consider the following solutions. Skip It If you don’t watch a lot of television or you plan on…
  • Effective Electives

    Robbie Williford
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Throughout your college career, you’ll have the chance to take elective classes to supplement your core studies. Here at HackCollege, we think you should seize this opportunity while you can. Who knows, you may take a class that changes the way you look at the world. One elective may even sway you to switch majors. We’ve compiled some tips for how to choose the best electives to maximize your college education. Take a Chance The easy choice would be to pick a subject that you’re comfortable with, one that you’re used to studying. Remember, one of the main purposes of…
  • College Lies TV Tells You

    Amira Selimovic
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how many of us have thought, “ugh, cannot wait for that to be me one day!” then, when we actually got to college our face turned sour so quick even a Warhead was put to shame? YEP. TV lies. It’s All a Big Party HA, that’s a fun one. In true Blue Mountain State fashion, you couldn’t…
 
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    The Filipino Teacher

  • 5 Writing Tips and Insights from Seminar: Issues and Trends in Writing Instruction

    Argee Abadines
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    I recently attended a seminar by Professor Paul Kei Matsuda (from Arizona State University) about the Issues and Trends in Writing Instruction and I would like to share 5 useful insights and tips that writing teachers can benefit from. Writing Instruction Matters 1. Thinking clearly does not necessarily mean writing clearly. It’s a fallacy that writing well exhibits clear thinking. Perhaps there is some truth to it, but I am sure there are plenty of brilliant people around that are not good writers. What it means for Writing Teachers: Writing is a craft by itself, just as good thinking…
  • How to be an effective storyteller

    Argee Abadines
    19 May 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Effective teachers are effective storytellers. The good news is that storytelling is not just for English or Reading teachers. It is a strategic teaching tool that any teacher can use. One of the best ways students learn is through stories. The brain is designed to be attracted to stories because then well told, stories are very engaging. It is “sticky”. The more you can connect the content of your subject using stories, the more your students will remember what you tried to impart using the stories. Here is a basic storytelling guide that can help you become an effective…
  • The one thing every educator must do:

    Argee Abadines
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Develop a good relationship with your students. One of the benefits of developing a good relationship with your students is that teaching becomes more enjoyable. There is good understanding between you and your students. There will be less conflicts that will arise and the learning environment will be much conducive.   The second benefit is that classroom management will be better. Your students respect you and trust you that you’re on their side. They will do their best and strive to excel in your class. It’s easier to influence your students to behave and do well in school…
  • 5 Presentation Strategies Bro. Bo Sanchez can teach Teachers

    Argee Abadines
    1 Jan 2014 | 3:57 am
    Bro Bo Sanchez is one of the most prolific speakers in the Philippines and perhaps even globally. He is the founder of the Light of Jesus community and has been an excellent speaker and author on personal development as well as financial literacy. When I get to hear him speak during the FEAST sessions,  he always get my full attention. I identified 5 things that we can learn from him to become better presenters. As teachers, we are often in the classroom trying to deliver a message to our students. As Dan Pink would say, “One core component of teaching is to present ideas. To sell…
  • 10 things to try out this New Year

    Argee Abadines
    30 Dec 2013 | 7:31 pm
    Happy New Year! Every new year presents an opportunity to learn from the previous year and to try out new things to become a better teacher and leader in education. I recommend that you try out the following actions if you haven’t tried them. 1. Improve in classroom Management. Learn to roam around your class and how about using the ClassDojo App for some edtech fun in the classroom? 2. Utilize brain based principles in your class. It will help your students learn better and you get to enjoy your classes more. 3. Your classroom is not a class just for extroverts. Learn how to deal with…
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    Education - A World Bank blog on the power of investing in people

  • Fresh on Flipboard--- read about our efforts to boost education

    Bassam Sebti
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    From among 2,500 applicants, 20 year-old Fatima was able to secure a seat in an information technology (IT) class at an educational institute in Kabul, Afghanistan. The training of 209 students is delivered with financial support from the World Bank.  Like Fatima, millions of children and youth across the world have been benefitting from World Bank-funded projects. The Bank is the largest external education financier for developing countries. It supports education through an average of $2.8 billion a year in new financing to help these countries achieve their education goals. To further…
  • Results-based financing for higher education reforms in Madhya Pradesh, India

    Kavita Watsa
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
      Students in Madyha Pradesh, India. A couple of months ago, I visited Chandra Shekhar Azad College in Sehore, about an hour’s drive from Bhopal, the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It was a short visit, but long enough to see that college students the world over have similar dreams and see higher education as a way to realize them.
  • ASET can be a great asset to Africa

    Sajitha Bashir
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    The African continent is on the cusp of a major transformation. Many economies are growing, with growth driven by investments in infrastructure and energy, trade, and by a stable macro-economic environment. I think that this growth will lead to socio-economic transformation (with higher-income jobs and a better quality of life) if it is also accompanied by building skills and research capacity in applied sciences, engineering, and technology (ASET).
  • The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents

    Kentaro Toyama
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    Increasingly, there is a curious trend in America in which the country’s wealthiest, best-educated, most tech-savvy parents work hard and pay good money to keep their children away from digital technology. For example, executives at companies like Google and eBay send their children to a Waldorf school where electronic gadgets are banned until the eighth grade. And, Steve Jobs famously told a reporter that he didn’t let his children use iPads: “We limit how much technology our kids use at home”. What is it that these parents know? And, how should it affect technology policy in…
  • Timor-Leste: Starting an education revolution

    Harry A. Patrinos
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Photo by: Cornelio Quintao De Carvalho / World Bank In a blog, World Bank Senior Director for Education Claudia Costin praised Fernando La Sama de Araujo, the recently deceased Minister of Education of Timor-Leste, for his visionary leadership.    Indeed, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste should be praised for the progress it has made since gaining independence in 2002.  This is despite the fact that the country is still suffering the after-effects of a decade-long struggle for independence.
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    Classroom Aid

  • Across System Learning Environment and Dashboard Design for K12 Teachers and Students (#xAPI)

    classroomaid
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This is a presentation for xAPI design cohort #3 project from team AcrossX on xAPI bootcamp, at Washington DC. (more about xAPI bootcamp) Project outline: Implementing xAPI to create integrated learning experiences and data in several educational technologies and creating learning design/story narratives for analytics development : Flipped learning platform – 1Know IRS and assessment... Read More ›
  • Beacons, #IoT and #xAPI for Contextualized Learning

    classroomaid
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Technically, beacons are devices that transmit signals that enable other devices like smartphones(can recognize the signals) to determine their relative proximity. The smartphones run apps that deliver content(trigger an action such as opening a website, playing a video or sound and more) to the users based on that proximity. Beacons go by various names including... Read More ›
  • Leveraging #xAPI to Transform Your Learning Content and Solution

    classroomaid
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    IEEE Actionable Data Book (ADB) is an open standard for ebooks based on the ePub3 standard and the latest learning standard Experience API, xAPI, for data-driven learning design. The IEEE ADB project grew out of a paper, presented at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in 2011, about a broadly applicable framework for building educational... Read More ›
  • Crowd-Sourced Learning in MOOCs

    classroomaid
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Do you know what it takes to learn effectively in a crowded but possibly lonely MOOC space? Are the required skills to learn in MOOC learnable? Findings from detailed studies of two MOOCs from the University of Melbourne: The Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) MOOC, which registered over 18,000 participants, mostly experienced practising teachers; and Introduction to Macro-Economics... Read More ›
  • 21st Century Learning Starts With IT Planning (Infographic)

    classroomaid
    29 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    21st Century Learning Starts With IT Planning Infographic By now, 21st-century skills such as communication, creativity, and collaboration are on everyone’s radar. Your school may even have an ambitious plan for instilling 21st-century skills in your students. But the reality is these plans don’t get too far if your computers don’t work and you can’t... Read More ›
 
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    TechKoW

  • Save Your Own Moves While Playing Computer Games

    simon
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    Are you a gamer and always into playing different computer games online or offline? Do you love to share your success story in every stages of the game you make with your friends? Well how do you do that? Just by telling them in person? Do they believe you? If not, then you must be…
  • Military Advances that Changed the World

    simon
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    It’s difficult to believe, but some of the everyday items used by millions around the world originally came from the military. Some came out of necessity to serve the needs of soldiers on the battlefield. Others, such as technologies used for Homeland Security, were developed because of the increased need for advanced security and safety.…
  • How to Find a WordPress Site Developer

    admin
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Many small businesses today are having their websites designed using WordPress. This is because it offers flexibility, scalability and affordability that cannot be found elsewhere. However, if you are starting an online business and you are interested in having your site designed in this manner, you will first need to find a company that understands…
  • 5 of 2015’s Most Popular Gaming Apps

    admin
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    The third screen has been the gift that’s kept on giving, as the increasingly impressive operational capabilities of each new generation of smartphone have taken us to new frontiers of interconnectivity, education and entertainment. The gaming industry has changed irrevocably with the times, as the titles you’d usually have to wait until home to enjoy…
  • How to Shop For an Internal Hard Drive

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    When you start using your new PC by installing new programs, saving backups, and storing music, photos and videos, the space available in the internal hard disk drive (HDD) gradually decreases, and before you know it the drive is full. This calls for a new additional internal HDD. While to many, purchasing a new hard…
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Help Your College Freshman Discover Financial Insights

    Jodi
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Your “little baby” is a high school graduate who will be leaving for college soon. There are so many things you want to say and do, and so little time to do them in. With all the packing and organizing, be sure that you spend some time giving your student some of the financial insights you have worked so hard to gain. Here are a few topics you can use to get the discussion going: • Learn to Live on a Budget Now: Although you will always think of him or her that way, your child isn’t a “baby” anymore. He or she is almost a full-grown adult who will soon be responsible for making…
  • Older and Younger Millennials Think Differently About Paying for College

    Jodi
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    It is sometimes easier to lump groups of similar people together under broad guidelines for comparison purposes. That is what we loosely do when we look at the generations – there are the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and now the Millennials. Generally thought of as those born between 1981 and 1997, the Millennials are quickly becoming the dominant cultural group. Their actions and beliefs will shape the direction of society for many years to come. On the other hand, though, there can be wide discrepancies within these broad generational guidelines. Millennials who are over 30 have a very…
  • 5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow Faster

    Jodi
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    As a small business entrepreneur you wear many hats. You may need to be an administrator, salesperson, customer service agent, or marketer, but it is difficult for one person to be equally proficient in all these areas. Most may be good at one or two skills, but their weaknesses can drain time from other efforts and pull the whole business down. If you’re a little weak on some business aspects of being an entrepreneur, here are five tips that can help your small business grow faster: 1. Get Organized: It is important to be organized for so many reasons, but many entrepreneurs don’t seem…
  • Compare Federal and Private Student Loans

    Jodi
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Part of the college financial aid process is determining whether or not to take out student loans, and how much money to borrow. All student loans are not created equally, so be very sure of what you receive. Students and parents should compare federal student loans first which you will usually see listed as part of your financial aid award. You will need to compare and research private student loans on your own to fill the gap. Federal Direct Subsidized Loans have slightly better payment terms because the Department of Education pays the interest while the student is in school and meets…
  • Thinking About Consolidating Your Student Loans?

    Jodi
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    When should you think about repaying your student loans? I always tell my students and parents to start thinking about payment before they ever receive the money, because student loan debt can affect the student and the family’s financial situation for many years to come. Be acutely aware of how much money you borrow, borrow only what you need, and understand exactly how much it will cost you to repay these loans. If you are a college student who just graduated, there is a little more urgency in this thought process. You may start receiving payment due notices before the end of the year,…
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    The Student LoanDown

  • Five ways to make memories with your senior

    Caroline Hanson
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Your student’s senior year can fly by in a blink. With all the work there is to be done, it would be easy to focus solely on the to-do list, and put fun aside. But considering this may be your student’s last year at home, it’s worth it to make some room for new memories as you work to help prepare them for college. Here are a few ideas to make senior year a memorable one: Family trip. Senior year and the following summer are busy times, but if you can schedule in a family trip, it’s worth it. There’s nothing like getting away from your regular routine and relaxing together. It…
  • Five hacks for high school seniors

    Dana Fulton
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Senior year can be an adventure filled with hard work and well-deserved festivities. However, even through the air of celebration, you’re probably starting to think about all that lies ahead. Here are some senior year hacks to keep you cool and collected during your final year of high school: Pencil it in There’s a lot on your plate and winging it isn’t always the best strategy. From applying to college to making plans for senior week, a strong calendar game will be one of the most invaluable tools in your senior toolkit. Senior year can have a lot going on, so a digital or paper…
  • If I Knew Then: Tarren Villaverde

    Dana Fulton
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Getting into college takes a lot of work and support, but plenty of students have done it before. We asked five current students to share their experiences throughout the application process as well as information they wish they knew before starting it. The perfect path doesn’t always unfold right in front of you. Sometimes you have to work for it, or cut your own way through the brush. Tarren did just that. As a former world-class fencer, he knew that the key to victory was making the most of every opportunity. In high school, Tarren Villaverde worked hard to succeed in whatever area he…
  • If I Knew Then: Ginger Sprong

    Dana Fulton
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Getting into college takes a lot of work and support, but plenty of students have done it before. We asked five current students to share their experiences throughout the application process as well as information they wish they knew before starting it. Sometimes what makes you different makes you stronger. After being homeschooled her entire life, Ginger used her unique experiences to start a new adventure: college. Meet Ginger Sprong, a freshman majoring in environmental studies at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas. She went from homeschool for high school to a private…
  • If I Knew Then: Gabriella Gamez

    Dana Fulton
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Getting into college takes a lot of work and support, but plenty of students have done it before. We asked five current students to share their experiences throughout the application process as well as information they wish they knew before starting it. The digital age makes a lot of things easier, especially applying for college, right? Maybe not, if your parents went to school before the Internet made submissions a snap. Gabriella found out that, even as a second-generation college student, she would have to figure a lot of the college application process out on her own. But that didn’t…
 
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    NerdScholar

  • What You Need to Know About Parent PLUS Loans

    Alexandra Rice
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    No parent wants to see a child take on potentially debilitating student loan debt. So if you’ve explored all other financial aid options and you still come up short, your parents may decide to take out a Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, often referred to as a PLUS Loan, to help pay for your college education. But these loans have come under fire in recent years. Critics have condemned how easy it is for parents to get big loans with relatively high interest rates, no annual borrowing limits and fewer protections than student-specific federal loans. Before your parents take out…
  • How to Pick the Right Student Loans for You

    Emily Starbuck Crone
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    As college costs rise, more students are taking out loans to help pay for school. Of those who graduated from college in 2013, 69% had student loans, with an average debt amount of $28,400 per student, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. At one in five schools, that amount was at least 10% higher. Grappling with significant debt as you enter the real world poses financial challenges, especially if you have trouble finding a well-paying job after graduation. This makes it crucial to borrow only what you need and to choose the best loans for your situation. The student…
  • What You Should Know Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

    Brianna McGurran
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    This article is part of a series on student loan repayment options. Student loan refinancing was a game-changer for Zac Lawhon, 26, an art teacher at the Baltimore Lab School in Baltimore, Maryland. Lawhon graduated in 2012 with a master’s in education from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he also got a bachelor’s in fine art in 2011. He entered the real world with about $200,000 in student loan debt: $110,000 in private loans and $90,000 in federal loans, an amount that felt overwhelming when he graduated, he says. “I got decent financial assistance from [my school], but I…
  • Volunteer Scholarships Reward Doing Good

    Brianna McGurran
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Volunteering in high school and college is fun, fulfilling and an easy way to make new friends with similar interests. Plus, there can be a major bonus to giving back to your community: scholarship money that helps you pay for college. Some scholarships reward you for community service you’ve already done, while others require you to participate in specific activities. Depending on your college, you might qualify for work-study funds that reward you for community service, too. In  2013-14, students received nearly $123 billion in scholarships and grants, according to the College Board.
  • How English Majors Can Leverage Their Skill Set

    Anna Helhoski
    20 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Having a degree in English can make you feel like a post-grad employment pariah. Your major is the butt of jokes and scorned in media as the poster child for the low payoff of college degrees. You’re getting a little sick of the dreaded question: “What can you even do with a degree in English?” “It’s unfortunate that people stereotype it,” says Lisa Fraustino, professor and chair of the English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut. “Being able to analyze things, research a situation, solve a problem, communicate clearly with written and…
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    Curriki's Blog

  • No Child Left Behind being replaced by Every Child Achieves

    Curriki
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki The “Every Child Achieves Act” (ECAA) has passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Approval of similar legislation is expected in the House (which has called their bill the Student Success Act). The original ESEA act from 1965 was focused on addressing equity, at a time when civil rights and desegregation were in focus. Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 This bill reauthorizes and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The bill addresses issues…
  • Recess in Kansas – Too Short?

    Curriki
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:59 pm
    By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki According to an article this week from the Associated Press, elementary students in public schools in the State of Kansas have only 20 minutes or less for their daily recess. The Kansas State Department of Education and the state’s Association for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance presented their research findings this month to the Kansas State Board of Education. The Kansas Health Foundation supported the study. Jeff Willett, the vice president for programs and advocacy at the foundation noted that “Far from taking time from learning, these healthy…
  • Classroom Technology for New Teachers

    Curriki
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki I had an interesting chat with Educator Ilna Colemere, who helps familiarize student teachers with technology applications they can use in the classroom. Her students love the Curriki site, because they say it “provides a wealth of resources indexed by several searchable tags.” Ilna Colemere As Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Office of Teacher Education Services with the University of Texas at San Antonio, Ilna works with about 500 students each year. How important do you feel technology is in aiding student learning? Technology…
  • Are your kids bored? Check out NASA Kids

    Curriki
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Are your kids bored? Check out NASA Kids Club – K-5 educational games, multimedia & more. http://ow.ly/PcnSo http://ow.ly/i/bEI19Filed under: Open Source Education
  • How to Improve Essay Writing Skills with 10 EdTech Online Tools

    Curriki
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    By Curriki Guest Blogger Julie Petersen Who thought that your education wouldn’t be based solely upon studying and exams? When you decided to pursue a degree, you didn’t expect to spend much of your time on essays, research papers, case studies, and other types of academic papers. Nevertheless, every student is expected to improve his writing skills throughout the educational journey. Why do professors consider these projects to be so important? Believe it or not, they don’t assign several tasks with the mere intention to torture you. The academic writing practice develops your ability…
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    Used Books in Class

  • Southport CT Summer Book Bargains Abound

    teachcmb56
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Southport Pequot Library in Southport, Connecticut, hosts a summer book sale every July under large tents that cover most of the lawn and in the library’s auditorium. Browsing for books under this acreage, one can only imagine “Where did all these books come from?” The most logical conclusion I can come to is that Southport residents must do nothing all day but read. They must read a book a day…maybe more. I tried as hard as I could to lessen the load of titles on the young adult tables, but the six boxes (approximately 250 books) I hauled out from the sale…
  • Christmas in July for CT Classroom Libraries Grades 6-12

    teachcmb56
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    While they are not wrapped in shiny paper with frills and bows, the piles of donated used books on the tables of the local area library book sales this summer are presents. It does not matter that these presents are “re-purposed” or “re-gifted”…these books will be presents to students to encourage reading. It’s Christmas in July for filling the classroom libraries! For this special kind of “Christmas shopping”, I have been to three Connecticut library books sales: the New Milford Public Library, the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, and the…
  • A Great American Speech-Lou Gehrig’s Farewell: July 4, 1939

    teachcmb56
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    Baseball is America’s sport, but I do not have a baseball “favorite team”. My favorite team is whoever is playing the New York Yankees. I hope that team wins…and wins big. I hate the New York Yankees. That said, I do have an appreciation for the cultural contributions of individual Yankee team members. For example, I liked Babe Ruth…but the Yankees got rid of him. I liked the architecture of the “House that Ruth built”…but the Yankees got rid of that, too. I liked Lou Gehrig…and I especially liked how gracious he was when he retired…
  • On a Perfect New England Evening, the Nebraska Poet Speaks

    teachcmb56
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Visitors to the annual summer Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut can picnic in the criss-crossed paths that separate tidy flower beds. Those familiar with the festival know to bring collapsible chairs that sit just little higher up so as to see the small stage over the tall stalks of bee-balm, phlox, roses or delphinium. On June 24th, that small stage was bathed in warm setting-sunlight as Ted Kooser, United States Poet Laureate (2004-2006), stepped up to read several of his poems. The tail of his light jacket was rumpled  into his right…
  • 71% Say “I’m a Better Reader Because of SSR” in West Haven, CT

    teachcmb56
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    Forgive the boasting, but the survey results for our a silent sustained reading program for 7th and 8th grade students in our school district are in..,and the teachers are feeling very proud. 573 students answered a 12 question survey about their experience this year for SSR, but let’s start with the most important response: 71.4% responded that SSR “made me a better reader this year.” A better reader! That admission from students ages 11-14 is an achievement that can leave the faculty smiling proudly over the summer. And speaking about summer, the same students answered…
 
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    Postgrad Blog

  • Deep Clean Your Student Renting Deposit Back!

    Jenni
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
       by  Chiot’s Run  As a postgraduate, you’ve already gone through the hassle of trying to gain your deposit back from your undergraduate house – maybe one, two or even three times! You might have been one of the lucky ones, … more... The post Deep Clean Your Student Renting Deposit Back! appeared first on Postgrad Blog.
  • Taking a Masters Module Outside Your Subject

    Jenni
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
       by  michael_d_beckwith  A postgraduate degree often offers a much wider range of options than an undergraduate one, though of course, you still want to specialise. Many universities will allow you to take modules outside of your subject/school for credit, so … more... The post Taking a Masters Module Outside Your Subject appeared first on Postgrad Blog.
  • How Vitamin D Can Improve Your Grades

    Jenni
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
       by  Laura B. Dahl  As many of us know, what you eat impacts how you are – your energy levels, your stamina, a whole bunch of things. But did you know that one of the big things that lots of … more... The post How Vitamin D Can Improve Your Grades appeared first on Postgrad Blog.
  • Student City Guide: Swansea

    Jenni
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
       by  JenniKate Wallace  Let’s take a look at Swansea and just what it’s like to live and study there as a postgrad student. Although moving to a new location can be unsettling, Swansea is a small city and generally very … more... The post Student City Guide: Swansea appeared first on Postgrad Blog.
  • Student Renting: Dealing with Disasters

    Jenni
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
       by  luxuryluke  Had a little damage in your rented accommodation? Had a big disaster and are worried you will lose your rental deposit/bond? Believe it or not, you are not in as much trouble as you may think you are. … more... The post Student Renting: Dealing with Disasters appeared first on Postgrad Blog.
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    Bookshare Blog

  • Check Out Our Latest Video Tutorials and Book-Finding Tips

    Bookshare Communications
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Get the Edge: Monthly Training and Support Solutions Need help using Bookshare? Check out our latest Learn it Now tutorials and How-To Guides in the Bookshare Academy. Learn it Now tutorials are two-to-three-minute videos that will help members get the most out of Bookshare. We are pleased to present our newest titles: Help Students Read Independently with Bookshare Web Reader (YouTube) (TeacherTube) (Transcript) How to Use Bookshare’s Reading Lists (YouTube) (TeacherTube) (Transcript) How to Find and Request Books (YouTube) (TeacherTube) (Transcript) Another useful resource in the…
  • 75 Reasons to Love Bookshare

    Bookshare Communications
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind Earlier this month, members of the Bookshare team traveled to Orlando, Florida, to attend the 2015 Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Founded in 1940, the Federation is the largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the United States with over fifty-thousand members. Thousands of members and supporters celebrated the NFB’s 75th anniversary and are a living testament to the NFB’s motto: You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. The Bookshare team…
  • “Go Set a Watchman” Makes Literary History

    Bookshare Communications
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    Literary history is being made today with the publication of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. This much anticipated novel, written in 1957 before To Kill a Mockingbird, was believed to be lost for over 50 years. Lucky for Harper Lee fans all over the world, Go Set a Watchman is available in bookstores today. And even luckier for people who cannot read traditional books due to blindness, low vision, physical and learning disabilities, Go Set a Watchman is available on Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online library, at the same time.  With Bookshare, readers can listen to Go Set a…
  • Bookshare a Notable Advantage for People With Visual Impairments, says The New York Times

    Bookshare Communications
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    This post originally appeared in Benetech’s Blog on July 6, 2015 For people who cannot use standard print, the increasing availability of digital books and services such as Benetech’s Bookshare library are a boon that is unlocking the world of reading, says The New York Times. In a story titled “An App to Aid the Visually Impaired,” author Jonah Bromwich highlights Bookshare as a “notable advantage” of an app called Spotlight Text. This reading tool, explains Bromwich in App City, The New York Times’ biweekly column about influential mobile apps, is outfitted with adjustable…
  • Improve Your Reading Fitness with the Summer Reading Challenge

    Bookshare Communications
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The Bookshare Summer Reading Challenge is sprinting into week 4! It’s never too late to jump right in and join the fun. Thanks to all of the members who have recommended their favorite books including these: From Thom in Albuquerque, NM: Garlic and Sapphires. This is a great book about the food critic for the New York Times (Ruth Reichl) that is hilarious and funny. It tells of her bad chairs and her disguises in New York. From @silly_singer in Pelham, NH: Been meaning 2 read Playing For Pizza by John Grisham 4 a while now. 2 read it now or wait 4 SportsandFitness? From Candice: The Lake…
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    Home Education Resources

  • Seen these FREEBIES?

    Fran Lafferty
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    Would you pay three dollars for thousands of pages of printable games, worksheets, and activity sets? Would you like to have direct access to over 5 dozen sites that offer FREE printables for ages 3 to 6 and beyond? Then I have written this book just for YOU! On each of 63 “Dayz” you can […]
  • Sight Words FREEBIES!

    Fran Lafferty
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
      If you have an early reader in preschool through third grade, you’ve got to check out SightWords.com! This helpful site features: FREE printable sight words flashcards in 3 sizes: full page, half page, and quarter page. FREE printable sight words games, along with ideas for games using the flashcards above Sight words teaching strategies […]
  • Fran’s Freebies: Kindergarten Math Review

    Fran Lafferty
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    This simple set of a dozen colorful worksheets features a little review of each of the following kindergarten to first grade math topics: continue the pattern numbers to 120 numbers before and after counting by 10’s counting by 5’s addition to 10 measuring in inches telling time – hour & half hour counting money color […]
  • Natural Coloring Books

    Fran Lafferty
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    I love animals and still fondly remember a unit on endangered species we did when I was in fourth grade. These Natural Coloring Books remind me of those fun coloring pages I did back then, with clean lines and fun poses — and SUCH a wondrous variety of animals! I am an affiliate of this […]
  • Science Kids Website

    Fran Lafferty
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    At this colorful site from New Zealand, you are sure to find something fun to add to your science studies! Science for Kids features games, lessons, experiments, videos, and other resources in 30 different science topic areas.   Here are the 30 categories or topics: animals, plants, and nature biology, chemistry, and physics electricity, light, […]
 
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    Applied Educational Systems

  • Cengage SAM vs. Pearson MyITLab: Microsoft Office Curriculum

    Sarah Layton
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Are you trying to figure out which resources to use to teach Microsoft Office to your students? If you teach a computer applications course that includes Microsoft Office topics, you’ve very likely investigated or been approached by several of the big name publishers who produce instructional materials for your type of courses. While the promise of this digital technology is big in education, it takes significant due diligence to narrow down the choices and really sort out the features and curriculum that will bring lasting change to your school, courses, and students. It’s a tough…
  • 3 Ways to Master Life Skills Lesson Plans

    Sarah Layton
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Are you stumped when trying to put together effective life skills lesson plans? You are not alone in that struggle. To start, not everyone can agree on how life skills are defined. Thankfully, however, everyone seems to recognize the importance of teaching life skills to today’s students. You may even go so far as to say that it’s an essential part of every student’s education and preparation for life outside the classroom. All of that means we can’t throw up our hands and say that the challenge of creating effective life skills lesson plans is beyond us. Rather…
  • 5 Things that Can Drive a Health Science Technology Teacher Crazy

    Sarah Layton
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    As a health science technology teacher, what drives you bonkers? We know…and we have some ideas about how to get around or get rid of those nuisances so that you can spend more time doing what you love…teaching and preparing students for a great future. So how do we know what irks a health science technology teacher? We talk to teachers every day. And while some teachers certainly face unique challenges, we find that there are some challenges that seem to affect just about everyone. Take a look at what we’ve determined to be the 5 things that can drive a health science…
  • College Prep vs. Work Prep…What’s the Difference?

    Sarah Layton
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Are your business education classes directed towards workplace prep or college prep? Should there be a distinction? If so, what should it be, and to whom should each path be directed and encouraged? The research review, “The Essence of College Readiness: Implications for Students, Parents, Schools, and Researchers” says: “Today’s high school graduates must possess the skills and knowledge to adapt rapidly to the ever-changing landscape of a knowledge-based economy…Thus, for today’s students, there is little difference in being “workforce ready” versus…
  • Review of PJ Nicholson Microsoft Word Content

    Sarah Layton
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Looking for free computer applications lessons and resources? If you teach computer applications, I’m sure you’re always on the lookout for some great resources that you can use with your students related to Microsoft Office applications. If you haven’t already stumbled upon PJ Nicholson, this is your lucky day! I had some time to take a look at some of these lessons. Here’s what I found… Who is PJ Nicholson? PJ Nicholson is Patricia Jannan Nicholson. Nicholson is an Education Specialist with a BA and MA in Elementary Education, all from the University of…
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  • These Mistakes Can Affect Your Legal Status in USA (and Where to Get Help)

    Raghuram Sukumar
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    I can’t understand why this happens to folks who are in Non-Immigrant Status in USA. Especially when it comes to matters related to Legal Immigration affecting one’s status. First, let me ... The post These Mistakes Can Affect Your Legal Status in USA (and Where to Get Help) appeared first on Happy Schools.
  • This How Average Indian Students Get Hired in Top Companies in America

    Raghuram Sukumar
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Do you consider yourself to be an avenge student with potential or a just an average student? Are you a type of person with potential? Are you someone with skills, ... The post This How Average Indian Students Get Hired in Top Companies in America appeared first on Happy Schools.
  • Italian Student Goes to Study in India as Part of MAIB Program [Video]

    Raghuram Sukumar
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    I have interviewed Indian Students studying in America and Canada. But, this is my first interview with an Italian Student who went to Study in India as part of MAIB ... The post Italian Student Goes to Study in India as Part of MAIB Program [Video] appeared first on Happy Schools.
  • This is the #1 Lesson Learned Studying Abroad is Not What You Think

    Raghuram Sukumar
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    I started writing this blog post to answer a specific question from a reader. But, the focus shifted to “This is the Biggest Lessons Learned Studying Abroad” as I began ... The post This is the #1 Lesson Learned Studying Abroad is Not What You Think appeared first on Happy Schools.
  • This Program Offers 2 Degrees from 3 Countries in 15 Months (Bonus: Internship)

    Raghuram Sukumar
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Aby: “Hello Dad!”. Dad: “Hey Aby, How are you Aby?” Aby: “I’m fine.” Dad: “How is your classes coming along in our MBA course?” Aby: “Well, I decided to drop ... The post This Program Offers 2 Degrees from 3 Countries in 15 Months (Bonus: Internship) appeared first on Happy Schools.
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    Fractus Learning

  • The Data Challenge for Schools – What Problem Are You Trying to Solve?

    Peter Gow
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    If you are reading this you are likely to be someone who follows trends in education. Someone who tries to stay focused on the Big Picture. Who sniffs the air for signs of the zeitgeist. Who basically just likes to know what the conversation in education is all about. If you work in a school, you know how much trends can matter. But you also know that the evil twin of trend is trendy, the bane of every educator’s existence. Any of us can look back and count off the trends in our work that seemed interesting, even reasonably worth looking into, before they morphed into trendiness and then…
  • Educational Fun: 8 Build-Your-Own Robot Kits For Kids

    Gillian Pemberton
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Teaching basic robotics to kids is an excellent way to foster a love for science and engineering that will hopefully continue as they get older. Fun robot kits for kids are a way to introduce children to simple robotics engineering concepts. Robotics projects increase creativity, teach children to follow directions, and the finished product gives them a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Not only that, but they have a cool toy to play with when the project is complete. In a world where instant gratification is often the norm, having to put a little time and effort in to building a toy…
  • Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

    Fractus Guest Post
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti The start of the school year brings with it more than a few ‘gotta-do’s for a classroom teacher. For that matter, if you’re also the designated ed tech “go-to person,” there are a LOT of tasks for you (and the IT team) to consider. With a technology program, ensuring that the various aspects of technology are ready for you, your colleagues and your students could be a huge task. It’s hard to envision all the aspects of tech that you might need to worry about, and if you or the team miss something, it only creates more heartburn and wasted time…
  • Astronomy For Kids: 8 Best Telescopes For Beginners

    Gillian Pemberton
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Using a telescope can be an enjoyable and fascinating experience for kids of all ages. A telescope brings the moon, stars, and planets up close. When choosing telescopes for beginners, there are some important considerations. There are a few basics to take into account: Aperture is the telescope’s most important feature. Aperture size controls the amount of light determines the amount of light the telescope captures. Larger aperture means brighter, clearer images. But, the larger the aperture, the larger the telescope, so it’s necessary to find a balance. Reflector or refractor:…
  • Teacher Play – 6 Apps to Explore This Summer

    Katherine Ruddick Matheson
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Summer is a great time to play–but not just for kids! If you’re a teacher on vacation, the months of July and August are a golden opportunity to explore new apps and tools that you don’t have time to test during the busy school year. Devoting a few rainy afternoons to “teacher play” can pay off big in the fall: you can update your curricula or even develop new activities and assessments, and you can also test-drive apps to determine which ones would work well for your students to use. Here are six apps and tools that I’ll be playing with this summer: 1.
 
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    The Organized Classroom Blog

  • Sharp Pencils in a Snap!

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Hey teaching friends!  Hope the summer is treating you well!  I hate to say the BTS phrase as I know some of you just started break a few weeks ago, but I know for a fact that I have some close teacher friends who have been putting up bulletin boards and attending planning meetings in preparation for back to school, which is just a couple short weeks away for some of you!  AHHHH!  Isn't it funny how quickly that summer slips away? Well - how about something that might bring some sunny weather back to the rain clouds that just appeared over your head?  lol! The super nice folks over at…
  • Manipulatives Supply List Box

    10 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    Hey teaching friends!   I am BAAAAACK!  :)   I had the most AMAZING 3-week trip across Europe with my daughter to celebrate her high school graduation.  From visiting the mosques in Istanbul, gelato in Venice and pizza in Naples,  the Sistine Chapel in Rome, climbing Mount Vesuvius, a massive dinner in Greece, taking part of a correfoc in Barcelona, the sparkly lights of the Eiffel Tower, an unexpected side trip to Disneyland in Paris, to finishing off by seeing the crown jewels at the London Tower.   Something I will treasure forever! Now - back to work!  After all that world…
  • Brain Break: Out Exploring the World

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Hey teacher friends!   I wanted to pop by quickly and let you know that for the next few weeks, the blog will be a little quieter than normal as I am taking care of some important family business.  :) My oldest graduated from high school 2 weeks ago (sad/happy face) and while I am beyond proud of the young lady she has grown into, I am still struggling with the fact she will be headed off to live somewhere else when she leaves for college in a couple short months.  She was able to attend our local college her entire senior year of high school and will enter college in the fall as a…
  • Teacher Twinkle Toes!

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    Hey teacher friends!  I have something kind of unique for you to try out today and the early bird gets the worm since I only have a handful of prizes and a limited amount of time since I will be leaving for a 3-week trip to Europe on Sunday.  :) I know many of you have heard of Jamberry Nail Wraps - and if you haven't, they are super fun vinyl wraps that "shrink wrap" to your nail creating a water tight seal, which will last up to 2 weeks on fingers and up to 4 weeks on toes!  PS - since they are not made of polish, there is no chipping, no polish fumes, and no waiting for it to dry!  And…
  • Teacher Lesson Planners for Everyone {and a Giveaway}!

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Hey teaching friends!  I have been super busy the last few weeks putting together some new teacher lesson planning/calendars that I know will come in handy for many of you who already have some of my other themed items from the Organized Classroom Store! There are 14 different themes total, and most of them match other items in the store, like my Common Core Lesson Planning Packs, Classroom Parent Handbooks, Classroom Essentials Teacher Binder Sets, CCSS Complete Vocabulary Programs, and the Sterlite Container Templates! The best part about these new Lesson Planners is that they are blank,…
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    Tutorhub Blog

  • Holidays – a great opportunity for incidental learning

    Ross Mountney
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    As the school holidays begin, life for home educators goes on much the same! This is because many follow an approach to life where learning happens all the time whatever they are doing. For those families not home educating it’s an opportunity to dip into that kind of learning lifestyle by engaging in the types of activities which result in incidental learning. Incidental learning – learning which results indirectly from being engaged in doing something – is as valuable as formal learning, and much of it you’ll probably not even be aware of. For example, the simple chat you might have…
  • Should Google be allowed in the exam room?

    Meg Evans
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Imagine the scenario. You’ve spent a considerable amount of time preparing for your history exam, pouring through the set textbooks and learning about a variety of key debates. You’re extremely nervous when the day of the exam arrives. After all, your mark could make the difference between an open or closed door to your university of choice. However, you manage to overcome the initial anxiety and make good progress on your essay about England in Medieval times. Then horror strikes as you fail to remember when the Magna Carta was written. This plays on your mind as you struggle…
  • Is it possible to alleviate some of the pressure in schools?

    Ross Mountney
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    We regularly hear about pressure within the school system. An article in the papers last weekend outlined a very sad report about the increasing pressure caused by tests, exams and Ofsted methods of assessment, placed upon our children and schools. The report from the National Union of Teachers says that teachers are seeing unparalleled levels of school-related anxiety, stress and mental health disorders in children, some of which is exacerbated by pressure from parents as well. The pressure nowadays on children to achieve the grades and results, and upon the schools to do the same, has…
  • Welsh tutors and Welsh tuition

    Jon Ellis
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
      Thinking about learning Welsh, or having to take it at School? Tutorhub has online tutors that will be able to help you get to grips with what can be a challenging subject from the comfort of your own home. So let’s lift the lid on the Welsh language and take a look at it’s place in the National Curriculum. Learning a minority language may sometimes feel like a somewhat fruitless task, especially for young people who are constantly being reminded of the terrible job market and employability. Therefore, if you are a student studying the compulsory Welsh short course GCSE,…
  • Top 10 excuses to get out of PE

    Meg Evans
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have a theory that finding an excuse not to have to join in with physical education at school is one of the oldest tricks in the book. After all, who wants the wind whipping up their games skirt or their football shorts in the cold months, making them all nippy around the giblets? And show me a teenager other than the fittest of the fit who wants to expose their bod to their classmates? No, call it what you will – physical education (PE), physical training (PT), games, athletics, swimming, cross-country, netball, football or any other sort of ball – it’s always wise to have an…
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  • Math Review of Scatterplots, Trend Lines, and Median-Fit Lines

    Deborah
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Overview Data in real-world situations doesn’t always fall into neat linear relationships. The actual values may be plotted in a scatterplot. Trend lines approximate the direction and size of the relationship between data points, as do median-fit lines. Scatterplots Actual data values can be plotted by ordered pairs on a graph called a scatterplot. The domain or independent value is on the x axis and the range or dependent value is on the y axis. The more data values there are available, the more can be plotted, even if they don’t fall on a line. Scatterplots are useful because they show…
  • Math Review of Writing and Graphing Functions

    Deborah
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Overview A function is a special relationship between variables in an equation such that for every domain value, there is only one range value. Functions can be expressed using a function rule that defines those values. Once enough values have been derived, the function can be graphed. Independent and Dependent Variables In order to begin thinking about writing a function, first determine how the variables are related. Does the value of one variable depend upon the value of another? Suppose a plumber charges $75.00 per hour plus a labor charge of $50.00. The cost of the repair depends upon…
  • Science Review of Soccer

    Deborah
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Overview The sport of soccer is popular worldwide. Like other sports, the ball and the players follow laws of physics as games are played, especially Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction, momentum, and aerodynamics. Laws of Motion Newton’s First Law According to Newton’s First Law of Motion, a soccer ball will stay at rest unless a force of some sort moves it, and it will stay in motion unless a different force stops it. The force that usually moves the soccer ball is the player’s kick. Another player blocks its motion. The game would be very boring if the eleven players of one team and…
  • English Review of Types of Text

    Deborah
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Overview Students read and study different types of text, including expository text, persuasive text, expressive text, and literary text. Different types of text have different purposes, and understanding the author’s purpose in writing helps in active reading. Expository Text Most of the textbooks and reference books students are required to read are expository text, written to explain a concept or give information about a topic. Usually the purpose is stated in clear objectives. Paragraphs may follow a chronological order in a clear time sequence, or they may follow a series of steps,…
  • Science Review of New Horizons Pluto Flyby

    Deborah
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Overview On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons probe flew past Pluto in its closest approach, over 7700 miles or 12,500 km from the dwarf planet. From the time it was launched in January 2006, it has flown an incredible 3 billion miles from Earth. The distance is so far away that pictures and messages from the spacecraft take more than 4 hours to reach scientists. Much of the data from the probe will take months to process. Telemetry was received from the probe at about 9 PM EDT, showing that it was not damaged in the flyby. The Flyby Photographs taken of Pluto and its moons Charon, Nix, Hydra,…
 
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  • API Safety Update – Barcelona Shooting

    Jeramy Johnson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    API was deeply saddened to learn about a shooting that occurred today in the popular area of La Rambla in central Barcelona. According to initial reports, the victim and the attacker knew each other, and thus it was not a random act of violence. API only has one program currently running in Barcelona at the moment, and our Resident Directors have confirmed that all students are safe and accounted for, and were not in the area at the time of the incident. API students on site have been reminded to be mindful while out and about, and Resident Directors have reiterated API safety and security…
  • No One Wants To Talk About Homesickness

    kimk
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:57 pm
    No one wants to talk about homesickness. We avoid the subject because it feels misleading. It creates an impression that we are not having the time of our lives. We are. It sneaks up on you, lightning on a sunny summer day. There’s no real way to describe it—only to experience the shock that comes from seeing a piece of art, discovering a new facet of your host city, or from simply eating a porchetta sandwich that calls to mind the pulled pork barbecue of home. It’s a punch to the gut, a wave of sudden and utter loneliness. At home, you know how to act in social situations. At home, you…
  • How To Succeed At Adventuring Without Really Trying

    kimk
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    In a little over a week, I will be driving into Shannon Airport and flying back to the States. The next day, I’ll find myself back in my house. But, we’re not going to talk about that. We’re not going to talk about how Galway has changed me. We’re not going to talk about how Finn and Kevin are some of the coolest program directors and people you will ever meet. We’re not even going to approach the subject of how many different things I’ve learned about myself and life over this past month. What we are going to talk about, however, is how to adventure…
  • Trekking with Carl: Unique Perspectives on Granada

    kimk
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    One of the joys of studying abroad is that you have the time to get to know a place. You might start with the most famous attractions, but you will inevitably discover places that are special to you for reasons known only to you. This post is about some of the places in Granada that are special to me. One of the first things that spoke to me was the architecture of the city. Granada is one of the southernmost cities in Spain and as controlled by Muslims for over 800 years, and their influence is reflected in the architecture. The Alhambra is the most well-preserved Moorish palace in the…
  • Lost & found: Exploring New Cities

    kimk
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Week 1 in France, Paris: I have climbed what feels like every staircase in Paris and I have seen the views that make this city famous. I have endured extreme and humid heat and craved the comfort of American air conditioning, because that’s not a thing here. Be warned. I have oohed and awed over the French coffee (aka espresso), and their belief that bigger is not better, and I’m a fan. I have mastered the metro, and not gotten lost in the sprawling underground system of trains that I’d heard horror stories about before. I promise it’s fun. Paris was all the touristy things I’d…
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    InformED

  • How To Bring the Joy Back Into Learning

    Saga Briggs
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was publicly accused of “killing students’ joy for learning.” The OECD publishes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is an assessment that allows educational performances to be examined on a common measure across 34 countries. A letter signed by 120 leading academics and teachers from 12 countries – including Britain, the US and Germany – argues that the current PISA tests distort the curriculum, reduce teachers’ autonomy, and increase student’s…
  • How to Win a Nobel Prize, According To a Nobel Prize Winner – And What It Has To Do With Learning

    Saga Briggs
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Not everyone is destined to win a Nobel Prize, but a close examination of past winners’ practices suggests we all have control over the way we approach learning and discovery. In 1986, esteemed mathemetician and computer scientist Richard Hamming delivered a talk to his former Bell Labs colleagues called “You and Your Research.” In it, he illuminated the process of doing “Nobel-Prize type work,” or research that leads to significant and frequent “aha” moments. Richard Hamming The talk is famous among applied mathematicians and computer scientists…
  • Why Straight-A Students Haven’t Learned As Much As You Think

    Saga Briggs
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    The moment I received my college diploma, I knew I was going to enter the workforce remembering at best a third of what I’d learned. Nearly everthing I’d read or heard about Existentialism, British Imperialism, and Japanese wood block prints would slip from my memory and flutter away with every dollar I’d spent on it. I’d become one of those people at cocktail parties who spent half the night trying to remember a line from Nietzsche. I could already feel it happening as I shook the president’s hand. It’s not that I hadn’t learned a lot about these…
  • The Ultimate Lesson: Teaching Your Students to Be Resourceful

    Saga Briggs
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    When we think of resourceful people, we tend to look to the past, picturing our parents and grandparents building rich lives with what little they had at hand. But resourcefulness has become an important quality once again, something we need to instill in younger generations. With so many luxuries in today’s society, from good healthcare to Google, we need to be resourceful in a way that our ancestors would be proud of: we need to welcome inconvenience. Only by challenging our own ideas and the ideas of others, by embracing obstacles and conflicts, and by recognizing the value of…
  • Here’s What Learners Have to Say About Student Engagement

    Saga Briggs
    11 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Considering how obsessed we are with student engagement, you’d think we would have stopped to ask the students themselves what they think of it all. Unfortunately, there is precious little research devoted to student views on engagement. Maybe this has been our first misstep. Student engagement is about increasing achievement, positive behavior, and a sense of academic belonging. Originally, it was intended to be directed towards students in grade levels 6-12, who are most susceptible to disengagement, rebellion, and drop-out. Now, it applies to all students in a much broader way:…
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  • Premed Case Studies: Paul (Part One)

    Don Osborne
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Overview of the Series In this series of articles, I will be sharing excerpts of case studies on several of my former students (with their permission, of course). Names and other identifying information have been changed, but the material facts — MCAT score, GPA, etc. — are unchanged. The full
  • Should You Take an Extra Year between the End of College and the Beginning of Medical School?

    Don Osborne
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    A lot of premeds feel rushed when applying to medical school — either your grades are not up to par with your expectations, or your personal statement doesn’t look as good as it should, or maybe you need more time to get clinical and volunteering experience. You don’t need to
  • Premed Case Studies: Gwen (Part Three)

    Don Osborne
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Overview of the Series In this series of articles, I will be sharing excerpts of case studies on several of my former students (with their permission, of course). Names and other identifying information have been changed, but the material facts — MCAT score, GPA, etc. — are unchanged. The full
  • Premed Case Studies: Gwen (Part Two)

    Don Osborne
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Overview of the Series In this series of articles, I will be sharing excerpts of case studies on several of my former students (with their permission, of course). Names and other identifying information have been changed, but the material facts — MCAT score, GPA, etc. — are unchanged. The full
  • Premed Case Study: Gwen (Part One)

    Don Osborne
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Overview of the Series In this series of articles, I will be sharing excerpts of case studies on several of my former students (with their permission, of course). Names and other identifying information have been changed, but the material facts — MCAT score, GPA, etc. — are unchanged. The full
 
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  • 5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore

    Aleksandra Arsik
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
      Most of the traditional educational institutes have been facing troubles in the form of course shortage and budget cuts, which have made a large number of students look for the alternative solutions rather than striving for traditional colleges or university for getting higher education. It might be quite surprising for you to know that,... The post 5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore appeared first on Online Cultus. Read further: 5 online education advantages A larger number of people is being involved in logging into massive open online courses (MOOCs) and…
  • 4 things every professional should not do

    Aleksandra Arsik
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    When you step into the professional life from your college or university life, it is the type of change that will take you as a surprise. No matter how mentally prepared you are for things to come, there will be times when you will be shocked and shaken to the core. This is because the... The post 4 things every professional should not do appeared first on Online Cultus. Read further: Why do you need professional certifications? A certification can have a very good effect on your job prospects, but you probably know this already. However, it is not about pursuing just any certification. You…
  • Quote: Be happy

    Aleksandra Arsik
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    The post Quote: Be happy appeared first on Online Cultus. Read further: Quote: Be happy Quote: Happy Quote: Make somebody happy “Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business.” ~Ann Landers... Commitment – Be happy! As of today, why not made a personal commitment to be happy, in spite of what life hands over to you?! There are too many things over which you have no control and the only thing you can do is to stop allowing them to make “dents” in your spirit. Happiness is not something that...... Quote: Each day provides
  • What does your workspace say about you?

    Aleksandra Arsik
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    The average American worker spends between 6 hours, 54 minutes and 8 hours, 16 minutes at work. One study in 2012, from UK researched showed that the average person spends about 5 hours, 41 minutes sitting at his or her desk. No matter which data you trust or want to compare the fact that that’s... The post What does your workspace say about you? appeared first on Online Cultus. Read further: Messy desk: evidence of the indomitable creativity of your soul The workplace for many people is a second home. For those that have the option of having a desk, work space, or cubical it’s a little…
  • New things to be learned every day

    Aleksandra Arsik
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Since there are a lot of things to be learned in the world, you could begin your path to increase your knowledge right now, by reading a book, learning a new phrase, taking a course, enroll to online learning or get a degree. The determination is what it counts. The amount of knowledge possible to... The post New things to be learned every day appeared first on Online Cultus. Read further: Adult continuing education can improve their well being Adult continuing education is very practical and easy going. Seniors students have several advantages over children: better memory (truly!),…
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    Nigeria Schools Blog

  • UNILAG Enhances List Of Post-UTME 2015 Eligible Candidates

    shibatm
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    This is to inform all candidates seeking admission into the University of Lagos but were unable to apply for the Post-UTME screening due to the new JAMB Policy that they can now log on to the portal as the list of eligible candidates have been updated. To check if you are eligible visit the portal by clicking here Type in […] UNILAG Enhances List Of Post-UTME 2015 Eligible Candidates is a post from: Nigeria Schools Blog The post UNILAG Enhances List Of Post-UTME 2015 Eligible Candidates appeared first on Nigeria Schools Blog.
  • FUTO Rusticates 500 Students

    shibatm
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    About 500 students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri have been rusticated by the school management due to their involvement in offences against the rules and regulations of the school. This was disclosed by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit FUTO ACTU Chairman, Professor N. Okeudo. According to him, the school has shown zero tolerance for corrupt practices by […] FUTO Rusticates 500 Students is a post from: Nigeria Schools Blog The post FUTO Rusticates 500 Students appeared first on Nigeria Schools Blog.
  • BREAKING NEWS: 25 Fed Poly Nekede Staff Sanctioned

    shibatm
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    25 lecturers of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State have been sanctioned by the management of the institution following their involvement in corrupt practices. The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) of the institution, Mr. C Chukwuma made this known during a working visit of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). According to him […] BREAKING NEWS: 25 Fed Poly Nekede Staff Sanctioned is a post from: Nigeria Schools Blog The post BREAKING NEWS: 25 Fed Poly Nekede Staff Sanctioned appeared first on Nigeria…
  • YABATECH Emphasize On Post-UTME Training for the 2015/2016

    shibatm
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH in Collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)has a post JAMB training for the 2015/2016 prospective students. The Post Jamb Training organized by Unesco Nig. Tve centre in collaboration with the school of Technical Education will take place as follows: Venue: Unesco Nig. Tve Project, Staff Development Centre Time: 9am-3pm daily Fee: […] YABATECH Emphasize On Post-UTME Training for the 2015/2016 is a post from: Nigeria Schools Blog The post YABATECH Emphasize On Post-UTME Training for the 2015/2016…
  • Post-UTME 2015: List Of Schools That Have Given Out Forms

    shibatm
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    As schools have already begun announcing their 2015 post-UTME sales of form it is very important for candidates to stay up to date with the latest information on the post-UTME of their choice schools. We’ve had situations in the past whereby some students missed the post-UTME of their respective choice institution for the simple reason that they were not correctly […] Post-UTME 2015: List Of Schools That Have Given Out Forms is a post from: Nigeria Schools Blog The post Post-UTME 2015: List Of Schools That Have Given Out Forms appeared first on Nigeria Schools Blog.
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    PortPrep Blog

  • Things That the College Admissions Office Won’t Tell You

    Karen Kesteloot
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    With over 2 million students who opt for college education every year in the United States, getting into a top tier college isn’t easy. If you think the college admissions office is your best source of information, think again! Let’s take a look at the ten things college admissions office simply won’t tell you. 1. Your essay is not trustworthy You must have heard about application essays and personal statements long before you thought about taking admission into your dream college. While essays have a decent amount of weightage in the admissions process do not expect a lucid essay to…
  • Student Life: 8 Benefits of Joining a College Organization

    Karen Kesteloot
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:53 am
    Students often worry about their grades and peer relationships. Another point they should think about is how to enjoy and take full advantage of their stay in college which is to join extra-curricular activities. To know more about the importance of participating in organizations, here are some benefits that may work out for you for your own development. 1. Build connections Joining an organization is useless if you don’t engage yourself with people. To build connections is even one of the top reasons of why students join clubs or organizations because it allows them to create friendship…
  • Top 10 Myths about College Life

    Karen Kesteloot
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
      Most college myths are set by the TV or movies. Some of them are dispelled by a visit to your new college, and others by people you know that are already in company. Yet, there are plenty find out college myths that will simply not die despite the fact they are very untrue. Here are ten of the most common myths about college life.  Myth # 1: You can get lots of sex in college Sorry fellas, but if you were crummy at attracting women in High School, then you are going to suck at it in college. The only difference is statistical probability. When women are in college, they are more…
  • Is Home Decorating the Right Career Choice for You?

    Karen Kesteloot
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
      Here are a few things that will make you re think your current profession, especially if you love decorating your home. Do you absolutely love decorating the house? Does it give you the kind of feeling, a pleasure that an average person gets when they fall in love? Those butterflies as you think of that snazzy little couch in your room? Well, well. Looks like You are in love with decorating, and what better and more rewarding than decorating your living space. There is no better, fast and sophisticated way than to add cheap handmade rugs to your room, as you decorate. Rugs add both…
  • Six Twitter Tips for Students Seeking a Career

    Karen Kesteloot
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Twitter is ranked the top-most popular social network after Facebook, and this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Twitter has an estimate of 310,000,000 monthly visitors, which beats LinkedIn, having an estimate of 225,000,000 per month (as per eBizMba). So, can we use this popular website for career building and job search? Considering the amount of users and the current online resume and job-applications trend, I believe we certainly can. Many job seekers as well as employers are using popular social networking tools for employment. Even if an application was sent by mail (or…
 
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    MBAPrepAdvantage » MBA Admissions Consulting Blog

  • Creating Your MBA Application Plan

    Michael Cohan
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    I am often asked by clients and posters on message boards a number of questions, such as Which business schools should I target? How many business schools should I apply to? In which round(s) should I apply? And so forth… Answering these and other related questions are all part of developing your MBA Application Plan. Your MBA Application Plan is really your blueprint for optimizing your chances of admittance to your top business school(s). Prerequisites – MBA Application Plan The prerequisites for creating this MBA Application Plan are that (1) you already have an idea as to the type(s)…
  • Business School Loans Q&A with Prodigy Finance

    Michael Cohan
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Up until recently, international MBA and EMBA applicants faced a giant hurdle in getting private business school loans to attend top U.S. business schools – the requirement to have U.S. co-signers. If you’re a student applying for funding from another part of the world, how many people do you already know in the United States who would be willing to be on hook for the cost of your education? As an MBA admissions consultant, I remember sadly how some of my clients could not apply to excellent business schools, like Columbia Business School because my clients could not obtain private…
  • New MBA Website Launched By MBAPrepAdvantage

    Michael Cohan
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:33 pm
    We went live with our new MBA website a little more than a week ago. In creating the MBA website, I tried to balance providing information about our MBAPrepAdvantage Admissions Consulting services with resources on business schools, MBA-related careers, business school rankings and our MBA Admissions blog. Even on the services pages of our new MBA website, there are sidebar widgets to help you tackle different parts of the overall application process. I hope these resources help you realize your dreams! I have tried to make the MBA website as easy to navigate as possible by including a…
  • IE International Venture Day in Miami Nov 7, 2014

    Michael Cohan
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    On November 7th, 2014 IE Business School will host the first installment of their signature Venture Day in Miami. IE Business School launched the International Venture Days Tour to support entrepreneurs and alumni.  The tour will consist of a series of competitions to glean the most exciting ideas. The Venture Day theme will be tailored to each host city’s ecosystem. In Miami, the theme is big data and will include talks from prominent experts in the field, established entrepreneurs, local investors and an exciting pitch competition for start-ups. The host company is Venture…
  • Miami MBA World MBA Tour Event – Free Entry

    Michael Cohan
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The QS World MBA Tour is hosting an MBA Admissions Event in Miami on October 14, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 9pm at the Hyatt Regency.   This voucher provides FREE ENTRANCE. To redeem your FREE ENTRANCE voucher, please register via this link http://goo.gl/s3xTydYou must go to the link as RSVP-ing through MeetUp does not secure admission to the event.  Entrance to this event is usually $15 so this is an exclusive offer for members of this MeetUp. The QS World MBA Tour provides the opportunity for attendees to speak face to face with MBA admissions directors from top local, regional and…
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    GistArea.com

  • MULTI-LEVEL INTRUSION DETECTION AND LOG MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN CLOUD COMPUTING

    emmanuel obasi
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    As Green IT has been issued, many companies have started to find ways to decrease IT cost and overcome economic recession. Cloud Computing service is a new computing paradigm in which people only need to pay for use of services without cost of purchasing physical hardware. For this reason, Cloud Computing has been rapidly developed along with the trend of IT services. It is efficient and cost economical for consumers to use computing resources as much as they need or use services they want from Cloud Computing provider. Especially, Cloud Computing has been recently more spotlighted than other…
  • DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERISED ONLINE BANK VERIFICATION NUMBER (BVN) SYSTEM

    emmanuel obasi
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Faced with the problem of insecurity on customer accounts, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on February, 2014 initiated a compulsory bank verification number exercise which provides account holders with a unique number that enables the account holder to have a single identity in the banking system,  aimed at protecting bank customers from identity theft and other financial/economic crimes emanating in the banking sector of Nigeria (Orji, 2014) . The Bank Verification Number (BVN) is a bold step taken by the Central Bank of Nigeria, to strengthen security in the banking sector of Nigeria.
  • The Effect of Material Management Techniques on Production Planning Processes

    emmanuel obasi
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Material Management is an integrated management approach to the planning, purchasing, warehousing, stock keeping allocation and movement of needed material from point of source to user department. It can also be defined as the process of management of materials which involves purchasing, storage, inspection, control and transportation. Material management is a relatively new discipline. The 20th century’s rapid growth and the significant industrial development has played a major role in the relationship and effective management of the traditional 5Ms which are: Machine, material, men, money…
  • Materials Quality Control as a Tool for Cost Reduction

    emmanuel obasi
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Organizations have made several efforts to satisfy their customers by determining the right quality, quantity, price and time. Quality products and customers service integral part in all organization activities. In today’s global competitive market place, customer demands are ever changing, as they require improved quality of product and services. In most markets, there is an increasing demand of product and services that are competitively and qualitatively priced. Ensuring that products and services brought and made are of the highest quality is an essential part of the purchasing…
  • PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES IN NIGERIAN HOSPITALS

    emmanuel obasi
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Social work is a diverse and useful profession with a rich history that both reflects and energizes the society and the social institution it serves (Jack, 1999:3). Social welfare service captures and illustrates the multidimensional- nature of social work profession, while demonstrating at the same time, how the Nigerian society has shaped the emerging services as a form of social work. The impact of social welfare services in an article in a journal tagged, the National Association of Social Workers, No. 30 – 1980, Professor David T. Boniface who happened to be the head Department of…
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  • International Summits in 2015 List - PDF

    BankExamsToday Editorial
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    Summits 2015 G 20G 8BRICS SAARCASEAN-EASIBSABIMSTECNATONuclear Security  G 20 Summit Suresh Prabhu appointed as PM Narendra Modi’s Sherpa ( a senior official responsible for preparing the agenda for leaders to be considered during the summit.) for the Group of 20 annual Summit 2014.G20 Leaders Summit (2015) will be held in Antalya, (Turkey). G-20 meeting (2015) of Finance... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Banking Awareness Quiz - Part 4

    BankExamsToday Editorial
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    Q1. What is the minimum age to became the manager in Private Sector Bank is? a) 18 b) 20 c) 21 d) 24 e) None of these Q2. What is the maximum age for MD and CEO in Private Sector Banks set by RBI ? a) 70 b) 75 c) 60 d)80 e) None of these Q3. From the following statement which is incorrect about guidelines of RBI for Licensing of New Banks in the Private Sector- a) Minimum capital requirement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 31 July 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    General Awareness Quiz for today :- 1. Who was Saif-al-Islam ? 2. Who is the President of Libya ? 3. Where is the Headquarter of Microsoft ? 4. Name the two Indians awarded with Ramon Magasaysay Award ? 5. World Hepatitis Day observed on which date ? 6. What was the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2015 ? 7. Which is the Capital city of Scotland ? 8. International Tiger Day... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Geometry Theorems - Triangles

    Premlata Biswas
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    Important Geometry theorems Must read - Important Axioms and Theorems: Transversal and Parallel lines  Theorem 3  : Angle sum property of a triangle.The sum of the angles of a triangle is 1800. In the picture above, PQR is a triangle with angles 1, 2 and 3 Then according to the theorem Angle 1+Angle 2 +Angle 3 =1800 Theorem 4If a side of a triangle is produced then the exterior... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Updates for 31 July 2015

    Gagandeep Broot
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    Current Affairs Updates for today :- Nepal banned animal sacrificeGadhimai Temple Trust of Nepal banned animal sacrifice at Gadhimai Festival on 28th July 2015. The festival held after every 5 years.Visaaranai enter in Venice International Film FestivalThe Tamil film namely ‘Visaaranai’ became 1st Tamil film to enter in Venice International Film Festival which will be held in September... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    MSB Blog

  • Use Facebook to Stay Connected to MSB-Blaine!

    Julie Kresh
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:12 am
    At Minnesota School of Business-Blaine, we use social media to reach out to our community.  You’ve seen the MSB blog posts that are highlighted in emails.  We use LinkedIn to post articles and add discussions at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business Alumni & Career Resources Group. We also use the Minnesota School of Business – Blaine Facebook page, especially to connect to students, alumni, and employees.  Our Facebook page administrator is Jessie Karnis, career services assistant at MSB-Blaine. Jessie wanted to share a few details about managing our Facebook account.
  • Meet Your New Career Services Coordinator

    nvig
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Kristina George started at the Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud campus in April of this year. She quickly impressed Shannon Templin, director of career services, who chose her based on “student advising experience and exhibited essential leadership and management skills that can place Kristina in the role of a mentor to our students. In addition, her Masters in English is a huge asset to our department.” Now that she is getting settled in her position, it is time for her students and coworkers to get to know her. Tell us about your educational and professional background: I…
  • MSB Student Spotlight: Calinn Green

    Madeline Rudawski
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Calinn Green’s journey attending school in the business program at Minnesota School of Business – Lakeville is uniquely her own. After attending school in Wisconsin for a while, Calinn joined the military and was deployed to Afghanistan twice.  When she returned to the states, she moved to Minnesota, started classes at the Art Institute International of Minnesota.  But life interrupted her. “I took some time off school when I had a baby and took care of my sick mother. By the time I was ready to go back to school, I had a successful photography business and didn’t see…
  • Community Service Day 2015: A Memorable Day of Giving Back

    Nicole Rasmussen
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Attendees listen attentively to Jennifer Youngs in the Business of Massage session One thing is certain about staff and faculty at Minnesota School of Business-Elk River; they like to do what they can to help the local community and its members. This year’s Community Service Day provided yet another opportunity for staff and faculty to do just that in a variety of ways both on and off campus. A group of faculty led program-specific trainings which were open to students, alumni, and community members. Sessions offered included Business of Massage, Medical Coding Bootcamp: ICD-10, Veterinary…
  • MSB-Elk River Students Give Back in Big Ways: Applied Learning at its Finest!

    Nicole Rasmussen
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Veterinary technology students assisting with dental procedures at Kindest Cut Spring quarter was a flurry of activity at Minnesota School of Business-Elk River. Several classes engaged in truly inspiring and exciting applied learning projects throughout the quarter. From animals to children to senior citizens, the students worked with a wide range of area partners to give back to the local community in big ways. Nicole Greenlund’s veterinary technology Dentistry class visited the Golden Valley Humane Society to work with Kindest Cut, a low-cost spay, neuter, and dental clinic for…
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    Crack CAT Smartly……by working differently...Winners don't do different things, they do things differently-- Shiv Khera, World-renowned motivator and teacherToday MBA is the most sought after career. And if you can do MBA from any of the IIMs, nothing like it. More than 3,50,000 students take CAT every year. They have a DREAM of doing their MBA from IIMs. But do you know that how many of them really make it to IIMs? To enter into IIMs, you should be a CAT material.Are you a CAT material?CAT is difficult when you try to crack it in…
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  • Online Training is Green Infographic

    Christopher
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Online Training is Green Infographic Everyone is trying to save money and help the environment. But did you know that eLearning saves not only the the environment, but money and increases learner’s content retention! Lowering your training program’s carbon footprint not only helps the environment, but also saves you money and can make your training more effective. Moving your training online cuts down on paper, cuts down travel emissions and costs, and saves energy. The Online Training is Green Infographic highlights how eLearning is helping the environment and saves you money…
  • Online Learning in India Infographic

    Christopher
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Online Learning in India Infographic The Online Learning in India Infographic presents interesting stats and facts about the state of online learning in India. When the whole nation was complaining about the state of Learning in India, ChalkStreet wanted to solve some of the problems. They conducted a survey, called the KnowMore Campaign, where they interviewed 3,000+ engineering students across India and understood their perspective on current education, online learning and the problems they faced. They learnt that there was a high level of interest in pursuing online learning.
  • EdTech in the United States Infographic

    Smaragda Papadopoulou
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    EdTech in the United States Infographic As schools chase the one-to-one dream, students weigh in on tech in the classroom. The EdTech in the United States Infographic presents interesting stats and facts about the usage of digital devices and educational technology in U.S. schools. Where do schools stand? 48 MILLION public schools in the United States 13.2 MILLION computing devices in K-12 schools across the country 1:3.6 estimated ratio of devices to students in the United States The devices they are using 4.7 MILLION desktop computers 2.3 MILLION tablets 3.9 MILLION notebooks 2.3 MILLION…
  • eLearning Development Checklist Infographic

    Christopher
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    eLearning Development Checklist Infographic Despite great content and graphics, things can go wrong. The eLearning Development Checklist Infographic lists a few points to consider which may save your time and money when you develop your eLearning courses. Checking your elearning course before you hit the send button  Proofread as many times as possible. Yes, you may have checked it a few times but check again. At times, we are so focused on checking the spelling on the inside pages of the slides that we forget to pay attention to Headlines and Titles. If you can spot the spelling and…
  • 5 Strategies for Employee Onboarding Success Infographic

    Christopher
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    5 Strategies for Employee Onboarding Success Infographic A successful onboarding program can be a significant contributor to your company’s success, driving benefits like new employee productivity, engagement, and retention. But building a program that drives this positive impact can be challenging. Read the 5 Strategies for Employee Onboarding Success Infographic to learn five strategies that will enable you to create an effective onboarding program. How can you make your onboarding program effective? Leverage these five strategies to create a successful onboarding program: Extend the…
 
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    Talk in French

  • Top 30 Funniest French Idioms ranked according to Absurdity

    Frederic
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Oh, idioms. They can be such a bummer at times. Just when you think you already got the hang of a foreign language, idioms rear their crazy little heads and go: nah-uh! Not so fast! Imagine overhearing a French conversation that translates into something along the lines of: to arrive like a hair in ... The post Top 30 Funniest French Idioms ranked according to Absurdity appeared first on Talk in French.
  • 7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety in Speaking French

    Frederic
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
      Speaking a foreign language can be totally nerve-wracking. Especially French where there are so many ways to fumble on the word genders, mispronounce the words to the point of incoherence, forget the right vocabulary, or probably use the wrong tense.   Scary, right?   I can almost h... The post 7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety in Speaking French appeared first on Talk in French.
  • Everything you always wanted to know about French names

    Frederic
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
      Most of us, especially those with not-so-common names, have sat through one situation or another where a person we’re talking to is murdering our names by pronouncing it the wrong way. And deep inside you are, like: Now imagine what it’s like for French people. French words are notoriously di... The post Everything you always wanted to know about French names appeared first on Talk in French.
  • QUIZ: How French are you?

    Frederic
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    Do you ever have that niggling feeling that there’s a Frenchwoman or Frenchman trapped within you? Not literally, of course. Because that would be weird…. and totally morbid. Right? Not paranormally either. We’re talking normal things here. Like, maybe you would fit in better strolling at the Avenue... The post QUIZ: How French are you? appeared first on Talk in French.
  • 4 Myths about Learning the French Language – Debunked!

    Frederic
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:58 am
        Are you too old to learn a second language?  Is learning a new language too costly?  Do you still need to learn French even when you’re already proficient at English? These – and other concerns – often bug the common French language learner, and has been effectively holding back a lot of pe... The post 4 Myths about Learning the French Language – Debunked! appeared first on Talk in French.
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  • 3 Easy Rules to Healthy Eating

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:04 pm
    It can be tough to remember all the different rules and advice on how to eat healthy. There are plenty of studies that say different things leaving any person who diligently wants to lose weight and get in shape confused about what is needed. Going light, natural and lean are solid basic rules that will help you remember.Having a few principles will help you when you have to make quick choices at a restaurant or grocery store. The options are daunting and sometimes you don’t have all of the available information so you can apply the rules to make a better choice.Light: Eating in smaller…
  • Steps to Writing a Solid Paper

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Writing papers takes time and can be a daunting task for students. Most students don’t write papers over five to six pages and can be overwhelmed when asked to write ten to twenty pages on a topic. By breaking large projects into smaller steps it is possible to work with focus to get the entire project completed online.Large papers are a good precursor to larger projects graduates may be required to complete in the workplace. The best advice is to start early and don’t let procrastination take control of the outcome. As soon as you become aware of the project start to work on…
  • Inequality in San Diego Creates Some Unknowns

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Will San Diego’s Income Inequality catch up to us? I had the pleasure of reading Dan McSwain’s article in the San Diego Union Tribute outline some of the key points contained within a University of Southern California’s report on in Equality in San Diego. You can read the report HERE  and the article HERE. The report highlights some concerns San Diego’s leaders should start thinking about. In business strategic planners conduct a SWOT that stands for an analysis of an entities Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. If someone conducted a SWOT on San Diego they would…
  • The 99 Cent Taco is Still Alive!

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    San Diego is known for its Seafood and fish tacos are a local favorite. Consider the seafaring and ocean culture of the area San Diego has some of the best tacos around. These are not your fast-food variety that come stale in a box but are made per order. Oscars Seafood still has their 99 cent take Mon-Thurs 2:30-5:30 P.M. You might be wondering about, “Who cares about a 99 cent taco?” Considering that going to any fast food or sit down restaurant is likely to cost you $10 or more dollars person 3-$3 dollar tacos sounds like a great deal. I bought $14 tacos for $14, not including tax, and…
  • Pruning Procedures After Growth

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Companies that expand and grow do so in a chaotic manner that develops an abundance of unnecessary rules, processes and obligations. Streamlining is an important step after change that allows clunky operations to become more efficient and effective. Companies should consider an overall of their policies and procedures every few years to ensure maximization of resources.Policies and procedures are not always designed in the best interest of the organization. In many cases they were created to give the designer more control and feed his/her need for self-importance. As people design these…
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    Student Caring - Helping Parents, Professors and Their College Students Achieve Success.

  • This Noble Profession / Time Management

    info@studentcaring.com (de Roulet, Pecoraro)
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A Series for those preparing to teach in Higher Ed for […] The post This Noble Profession / Time Management appeared first on Student Caring - Helping Parents, Professors and Their College Students Achieve Success..
  • How to Send Your Kid Off to College and Survive

    info@studentcaring.com (de Roulet, Pecoraro)
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Sending their child to college for the very first time is heartbreaking for many parents. It takes time to accept that your kid is no longer a permanent member of your household, but it's much easier to go through it knowing that this is simply the next step of parenthood. Still, the so-called 'empty nest syndrome' can be hard to cope with. Here are some tips to help you survive sending your kid off to college for the first time. The post How to Send Your Kid Off to College and Survive appeared first on Student Caring - Helping Parents, Professors and Their College Students Achieve Success..
  • Starting university | Help And Advice For Teenagers | Mumsnet

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    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Help and advice for teenagers starting university. Tips […] The post Starting university | Help And Advice For Teenagers | Mumsnet appeared first on Student Caring - Helping Parents, Professors and Their College Students Achieve Success..
  • Does “Rate My Professors” Help or Hurt Learning?

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    28 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online source for s […] The post Does “Rate My Professors” Help or Hurt Learning? appeared first on Student Caring - Helping Parents, Professors and Their College Students Achieve Success..
  • How to Position Yourself for a Legal Job

    info@studentcaring.com (de Roulet, Pecoraro)
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Working in the legal field can be stressful, exciting and highly rewarding for the right person. A career in law can offer the perfect opportunity for law professionals to help others while earning a comfortable salary in most positions. If you are an aspiring lawyer in college, you can take certain steps to ensure you land yourself the right job in the legal field after graduation. The post How to Position Yourself for a Legal Job appeared first on Student Caring - Helping Parents, Professors and Their College Students Achieve Success..
 
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    ProofreadMyEssay's academic blog

  • Spelling Tips: When to Change ‘Y’ to ‘I’

    ProofreadMyEssay
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The spelling of suffixes can be tricky. When should you use ‘y’ and when ‘i’? Luckily, we’ve compiled this handy guide to help you out! Forming Plurals The most common situation in which you’ll need to change the suffix ‘y’ to an ‘i’ is when forming plurals. In this case it’s common to amend the ‘-y’ at the end of the word to an ‘-ies’: Baby → Babies Lady → Ladies Mystery → Mysteries Third-Person Singular & Past-Tense Verbs If a verb ends in a ‘y’ (such as “try”) you should change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ when referring to…
  • Word Choice: Desert vs. Dessert

    ProofreadMyEssay
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    In a better organised language we wouldn’t have words being spelled almost identically but differing entirely in meaning. It makes it far too easy to make spelling errors, especially when typing at speed. What sense does it make, for example, for the words “desert” and “dessert” to be separated by only an “s”? One misplaced finger on a keyboard and suddenly you’re writing about something hot and dry rather than sweet and delicious! This is why it’s important to check your work (or have it checked) before handing in. But since this kind of confusion is inevitable sometimes,…
  • Citing Conference Proceedings – Harvard Style

    ProofreadMyEssay
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Life as an academic can be lonely up in the Ivory Tower. So it’s a good thing that conferences provide researchers from various backgrounds the chance to convene, exchange ideas and maybe even get outdoors once in a while. Academic conferences are also where many researchers present new work, seeking feedback from their peers. You may even have attended a conference or two before now if you’re working on a PhD or some other piece of innovative research. Conferences may therefore give rise to interesting ideas which you want to cite in your work. But referencing a presentation from a…
  • Why Does Referencing Gain You Extra Marks?

    ProofreadMyEssay
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    Many people see referencing as an annoyance- and it’s true that it can be hard work. However, once you get into the swing of it, you will find it becomes second nature and then you will never look back! So why does it gain you extra marks? The main reason is that it helps to prove that you are approaching your work as a professional academic would. But what does this involve? Let’s see: Academic Honesty If you want to be an academic, you must recognise the importance of giving credit where it’s due. If a certain person’s hard work has helped you reach a conclusion, it’s only polite…
  • 7 Basic Homophone Errors

    ProofreadMyEssay
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    A homophone is a word that sounds exactly like another which is spelt differently, and which has a different meaning. Here are a few of the most common homophones that we see regularly confused: Allowed/Aloud The first means to be given permission to do something: ‘Bella is allowed to play in the park on her own’. The second means to speak something: ‘Bella read the poem aloud’. All Together/ Altogether ‘All together’ means doing something in a group, e.g. ‘We went to work in the garden all together’. ‘Altogether’ means ‘completely’: ‘When I got on the stage, I…
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    The Edvocate

  • Arne Duncan calls for greater accountability in higher education

    The Edvocate
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan says that higher education in the United States needs more accountability and for schools to “deliver what they promise to students.” According to the Washington Post, Duncan gave a speech at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he made the calls for accountability and for states to discontinue the “pattern of disinvestment.” ““[T]he widespread cutbacks that states have made in their higher education budgets desperately need to be reversed,” he said. “In all, 47 states cut per-student spending between 2009 and…
  • Why social interaction is essential to learning math

    The Edvocate
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    **The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr. Matthew Lynch.** A guest post by Robert Sun Not long ago, while visiting Israel, I had the opportunity to sit in on a fourth grade class at a progressive school in that country’s North District. The young teacher that day was leading her group of 19 students as they learned English. Over the 40 minute session, as the students…
  • Innovation vs. memorization: What kind of educational system should we strive for?

    The Edvocate
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    **The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr. Matthew Lynch.** A guest post by Taylor Schaefer Asian countries have topped the list of global school rankings in math and science out of 76 countries in a recent report released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ‘Universal Basic Skills: What Countries Stand to Gain’ ranks countries…
  • Higher Ed allows children of immigrants to validate parents’ sacrifices

    The Edvocate
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    **The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr. Matthew Lynch.** A guest post by Jessica Shein American employers have an untapped resource: first-generation Americans.  The children of immigrant parents constitute a potentially deep talent pool for American companies.  Motivated and numerous, these individuals feel compelled to achieve the ubiquitous American Dream not…
  • Is course customization the future of teaching technology?

    The Edvocate
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    In an ever-changing online environment, course customization may soon reign supreme. As education online continues to grow and evolve, so will demands on the industry and one area that this is especially true is course design — or specifically, creating courses that fit each classroom just right and move away from the “one size fits all” approach to curriculum. It’s why Blackboard Inc, the once-popular company that provides software solutions and tools for learning for higher education, high school, and k-12 classrooms, is up for sale, According to Reuters.com, the…
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    CTET Preparation

  • CTET SEPT 2015: Important Information for Applicants

    NIIT Litmus
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi will be conducting the 8th Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 20.09.2015 (Sunday) for candidates to be eligible for appointment as teacher for Class I to VIIIExamination Date: 20th Sept,2015Last Date for Online Submission of Forms: 19th AugustImportant Notes:Candidates can only apply On-line for CTET-SEPT 2015Detailed “Information Bulletin” is available on CTET website www.ctet.nic.in Candidates must follow instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin on the websites. Candidates should strictly comply with the…
  • CTET Sept 2015: Eligibility Criteria

    NIIT Litmus
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    ELIGIBILITY:The candidates having the following minimum educational qualification are eligible for appearing in CTET.Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V (Primary Stage) Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). ORSenior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and…
  • CTET 2015 be held on 20th September !

    NIIT Litmus
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    CTET 2015 exam dates have been announced by CBSE. The exam will be on 20th September. Visit here to know more: www.ctet.nic.in To know about NIIT CTET Programs, visit: www.niit.com/ctet  
  • Karnataka TET Exam Date: 27 Sep, 2015

    NIIT Litmus
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test (KARTET) have been published by the board.Important Dates:News & EventsDATEReleased The Application Of KARTET – 201513 / Jul / 2015Last Date For Application Submit03 / Aug / 2015Last Date For Payment Of Fee05 / Aug / 2015Download Their Admit Cards15th September 2015 onwardsExamination Date27 / Sep / 2015
  • THE USE OF FIGURES OF SPEECH IN POETRY : CTET CONCEPTS

    NIIT Litmus
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    If you have chosen English as language – I for the CTET, you will be well aware that the first part of your paper will comprise of reading comprehension. In poetry comprehension one of your tasks will be to identify the figure of speech in a given set of lines. Here is a list of the common figures of speech used in poetry along with their characteristics:1.    Simile: Here one thing is compared to another with which it has something in common. A simile is usually introduced by the words ’like’, ‘as’ or…
 
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    Early Childhood Development BlogFeed

  • 6 Interesting Activities You Can Do This Parents’ Day

    Lynda Way
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July. This day is an ideal opportunity to put aside some special family time and do something exciting that everyone will enjoy. Here are 6 interesting activities you can do this … Read More The post 6 Interesting Activities You Can Do This Parents’ Day appeared first on .
  • How to Ensure a Safe Summer for Your Child

    Lynda Way
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Summer is an ideal time for families to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend some quality time outdoors with their children. Whether you’re heading out for a day trip to a zoo or you’re setting off for a week long … Read More The post How to Ensure a Safe Summer for Your Child appeared first on .
  • How to Get Your Child to Organize Their Bedrooms

    Lynda Way
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Getting children to clean up their bedrooms can be a huge challenge. There is no doubt that a messy bedroom is an eye sore, but most of the times, children will not clean up their rooms no matter how hard … Read More The post How to Get Your Child to Organize Their Bedrooms appeared first on .
  • Father’s Day: What Preschoolers Can Do to Surprise Their Dads

    Lynda Way
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Little boys aspire to be “him” and little girls think he’s “King of the World.” A dad is the first important male figure in a child’s life. Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for little ones to show that special … Read More The post Father’s Day: What Preschoolers Can Do to Surprise Their Dads appeared first on .
  • 6 Backyard Games for Children to Enjoy Summer Parties

    Lynda Way
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Summer parties can be tiring for young children who don’t want to spend hours sitting around the grill with lemonade in hand. The next time you host or attend a summer gathering, think about organizing one or more of the … Read More The post 6 Backyard Games for Children to Enjoy Summer Parties appeared first on .
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    Brilliant or Insane

  • 10 Quick Fixes That Every School Can Implement Immediately

    Mark Barnes
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Brilliant or InsaneTeachers worry about the Common Core, high stakes testing, accountability, parent complaints, and many other issues that face educators daily. What if you could stop worrying? What if there were quick fixes for your school and classroom that you can implement right now? Sound unrealistic? It’s not. The answer is easy: Instead of using the old committee […]The post 10 Quick Fixes That Every School Can Implement Immediately appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.
  • 10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching

    Angela Stockman
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Brilliant or InsaneA few weeks ago, I attended a retirement luncheon for a close teacher friend of mine whose daughter recently accepted her first teaching position. As you might imagine, this dynamic inspired quite a bit of reminiscing among the attendees, and soon enough, every veteran teacher in the room was sharing memories of his or her […]The post 10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.
  • 10 Summer Habits Teachers Should Carry into the New School Year

    Angela Stockman
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Brilliant or InsaneLike many educators, I have the good fortune to know and love quite a few school counselors, social workers, and psychologists. I hang out with them inside of the schools that I get to work in, and I get to spend quite a bit of time with them socially as well. It’s very good for […]The post 10 Summer Habits Teachers Should Carry into the New School Year appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.
  • ISTE and 100 Word Challenge Founder Collide

    Julia Skinner
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Brilliant or InsaneYou can’t imagine the excitement I felt when I read the email telling me that 100 Word Challenge had been accepted at #ISTE2015 in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know about 100WC (where have you been?!), it is a weekly writing project for students under 16. I set a prompt of a few […]The post ISTE and 100 Word Challenge Founder Collide appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.
  • 10 Great Questions Teachers Ask During Job Interviews

    Angela Stockman
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Brilliant or InsaneSummer is interview season for educators. New positions open as teachers shift grade levels or retire and new graduates enter the field eager to find the first classroom that they will call their own. In recent years, I’ve become acquainted with several districts that approach the process in smart and progressive ways, using a variety […]The post 10 Great Questions Teachers Ask During Job Interviews appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.
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    Seminole Montessori School

  • Why Montessori Education Is Priceless

    Sunita Pailoor, MEd
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    One of my favorite commercials, even though it is simple and sentimental, is the MasterCard ad that shows family time or human interactions and calls them priceless. To me, Montessori education is priceless in the same way. It is beautiful, comprehensive, and, in its most authentic form, a treasure of experiences that leads a child […]
  • Montessori Kindergarten: Empowering & Essential

    Seminole Montessori
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    The kindergarten year of the Montessori program is essential for unlocking a child’s full potential. The primary Montessori curriculum is a 3-year cycle. The third year, or kindergarten year, is when all the learning that has taken place in the previous two years reaches fruition and a child’s knowledge begins to fall into place. Your […]
  • Inside the Montessori Classroom

    Seminole Montessori
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    To grasp the essence of Montessori education, just step inside a classroom. Beautiful, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged, the room embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach. Natural lighting, soft colors, and uncluttered spaces set the stage for activity that is focused and calm. Learning materials are displayed on accessible shelves, fostering independence as students […]
  • Maria Montessori and the History of Montessori Education

    Seminole Montessori
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Maria Montessori was born on the August the 31st, 1870. To celebrate her birthday this Sunday, Giraffe Childcare & Early Learning created a timeline that outlines some of the milestones both in her life and the history of Montessori education.
  • Communication: Children 2 to 3 Years – Reading Stories & Singing Songs

    Seminole Montessori
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Create a world full of stories and songs Have places for books throughout the house, like a basket in the living room and a shelf in the bedroom. Children are more attracted to a book if they can see its front cover, not just the spine. Keep a few books on the shelf at a […]
 
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    Make Money Online With Shahnawaz

  • CopyBuilder Review – Best Copy Writing Software 2015

    Shahnawaz Sadique
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    CopyBuilder Review Today I am going to do review of a awesome copy writing software named Copy Builder . I took some time to write about this copy writing software because I wanted to make sure that I ll be writing for a good product only. Now aI am well satisfied from CopyBuilder copy writing software.I hope you will also enjoy CopyBuilder review. CopyBuilder is build on SAAS framework that make process simple and effective to generate high quality and conversion-able sales copy. To create this high level of copy writing software couple of master mind / brilliant marketer clubbed. Alex…
  • Video Skins Review – Best “Video Call To Action” Technology

    Shahnawaz Sadique
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:20 am
    Hey guys welcome again . To day I am doing a review of Video Skins software which allows you to add  Video Call To Actions technology with out any hustle. Before going further on Video Skins Review Let me give you a little brief about this one of the best video marketing software. Product Create – Sam Bakker And Brad Stephens Niche – Advanced Video Marketing Price – $27-$47 (Launch Price for limited time) Refund – 30 Days Money Back Guarantee Support – Very Good ,Fast Response and supportive . Official Site – http://videoskins.net/ My Opinion –…
  • Long Tail Pro 3.0 Review (70% Off) – How To Find Long Tail Keywords in 2015

    Shahnawaz Sadique
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Long Tail Pro 3.0 Review Before going further on the Long Tail Pro 3.0 Review journey let me tell who invented this awesome keyword research software and what extra they are offering on this 3.0 version My Opinion –  Highly Recommended For Every Internet Marketer Creator              : Mark Thompson – Long Tail Pro 3.0 Launch Date and Time   : 2015-07-16  11:00 EDT () Niche                 : SEO & Traffic Price                  : $27-$47 (Launch Price for limited time) Refund             : 30 The post Long Tail Pro 3.0 Review (70% Off)…
  • Ultimate Motion Resources Review – Best Animated Video Maker Software For Sales Pages 2015

    Shahnawaz Sadique
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Ultimate Motion Resources Review Hey Guys today I am about to write a review of Best Animated Video Maker Software For Sales Pages 2015 . Best Animated Video Maker Software is known as Ultimate Motion Resources which is created by Sam Robinson. Now this can be your worth chance to build a strong,appealing  and attractive library of visual or video assets which will give your business  a new dimension and a new different way of approach in your marketing efforts. We all know that using videos on sales pages, squeeze page , website ,blog etc is increase the conversion and if video is more…
  • How To Build Amazon Ecommerce Affiliate Website Successfully

    Shahnawaz Sadique
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Amazon ecommerce affiliate website Hello everyone today I will be telling you about Amazon ecommerce affiliate website most of the people don’t know what actually it is but don’t worry you will soon get to know what actually is Amazon ecommerce affiliate website and those who already know the insights about it I have also a lot for them. It is a website which allows you to sell your products and other people products and helps you to make a heavy commission or profit throughout the year. An ecommerce business is really a huge headache for a beginner and can The post How To Build Amazon…
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    I Love Learning

  • Top Learning Apps and Games For Kids

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    19 Jul 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Children love games – they love anything that poses a challenge and gives them rewards, and one of the best ways to encourage them to learn is to mix gaming with education. There are lots of ways children can learn as they play, and the bright colours and compelling mechanics will keep them occupied and engaged. Without realising it, they’ll pick up skills in a number of areas, and because games generally encourage repetition, they become engrained quite quickly. Tablets and smart phones offer easy controls – touch screens are extremely intuitive and young children are…
  • 5 Places To Learn How To Code For Free Online

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    30 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Coding is a useful skill that many people can pick up easily and freely through online courses. You don’t need to be a mathematical genius, or even have done any kind of coding before. Code is often very logical, and relies on words, problem solving and organisation as much as it does numbers and equations. Once you learn the basic rules, you can start building surprisingly complex applications, websites and more. Code comes in a number of different languages depending on what you want to build. Whether you want to add a skill to your resume or tinker around with apps or games, learning…
  • Online Academic Writing Learning Resources

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    30 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    For those who haven’t been in the academic loop for a while – or for those who have just graduated high school and are finding the transition into tertiary study to be challenging – learning how to write in an academic context is an extremely important and useful skill. Being able to articulate your thoughts clearly and in an accepted format is essential for not just learning but for passing your classes with grades that reflect the effort you’ve put in. Academic writing is more of a habit than anything, and once you get started you’ll find it comes more and more…
  • Online Finance Learning Resources

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    30 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Finance is a topic that isn’t necessarily taught in schools, yet is invaluable in running and managing our everyday lives. Many people reach adulthood without fully understanding concepts such as taxes, savings, investment and credit cards. Once you get into financial struggle, it can be extremely difficult to get out unless you learn to take control of your finances. Many times, people have the resources to ensure all their basic needs are met, but don’t know how to allocate them correctly and always feel short on cash. Other times people won’t have prepared for the future…
  • Tips For Returning To Study

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    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    There are numerous reasons why you may be forced to cease studying, and then want to pick it up at a later date. Life gets busy, work opportunities come up, or health emergencies can make it difficult to continue. There’s no reason why you can’t return to study once the situation has changed however, though some people are intimidated by the prospect. Post-high school study is often seen as a thing to do while young, and there can be some stigmas around being an older student. But coming to study at an older age gives you a determination and appreciation for learning, that younger…
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    Free PowerPoint Presentations

  • Free Friendship Day Backgrounds

    FPPTP Admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    Download Free Friendship Day Backgrounds, Insert these pictures into PowerPoint Program and Add a text box of your own. Click Here to Download these 5 images without captions. The post Free Friendship Day Backgrounds appeared first on Free PowerPoint Presentations.
  • How to Design Simple Backgrounds for PowerPoint Using Photoshop

    FPPTP Admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    Designing simple backgrounds for PowerPoint is more simple than counting one two three, and believe it or not you can create a simple background from scratch within 1 minute, all you need is Adobe Photoshop and your creativity. Earlier we have showed you how to design quick backgrounds using liquify technique and in this edition we show you how to design simple backgrounds using Motion Blur and Fibers. Watch the video down below and follow on with the video. In our upcoming tutorials we will show you how to design backgrounds within PowerPoint. So stay subscribed and keep visiting for more…
  • Download Free Shapes Scrap

    FPPTP Admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    As a first release for our scrap section, we are enlisting these shapes that were designed by our interns. Use these shapes as required. Basically these are transparent PNG images, to save them to your desktop or device, right click on the image and click on save as. Import into any program and make them go with your content. The post Download Free Shapes Scrap appeared first on Free PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Ramadan(Ramzan) PowerPoint Background Templates

    FPPTP Admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    As a custom of our site i.e we enlist downloads that are particularly related to global events and hence today we enlist these Free PowerPoint Templates especially for the occasion of Ramadan. The whole set contains 10 PowerPoint Templates with Ramadan themed background. Download and use them as required. Do note these templates are 4:3 standard resolution and compatible with PowerPoint 2007 and to the latest version of PowerPoint. We hope you will love these templates, do let us know how you used them so we can come up with new designs in our upcoming downloads. Happy Ramadan Download Free…
  • How to enable Storyboard option in PowerPoint

    FPPTP Admin
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    Storyboarding option allows you to create amazing stories out of your presentation, you can create layouts, add icons, shapes and many more, these options are quite not displayed by default within PowerPoint. But PowerPoint has this storyboard option inbuilt. To enable this options all you need is to install Visual Studio 2013.  Visual Studio is from Microsoft and its not for free, although you can still try Visual Studio for a period of 90 days. To download and install visual studio on your computer just click on this link. you may need to enter your Microsoft account Id(live, Hotmail,…
 
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    Speed Reading Lounge

  • 9 Tips to Sleep Better to Boost Your Reading Experience

    Mark Ways
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    How a good night’s sleep can improve your reading performance I recently came across a Twitter tweet (see below) about the best six doctors anywhere: Sunshine, Air, Water, Exercise, Nutrition and Sleep. The latter is indeed a crucial factor to our general wellbeing, but it also plays an important role when it comes to our work and – in regards to this post’s topic – reading performance. We intuitively know how important sleep is for our body to function well, but often ignore its need for sufficient rest. “Sleep is for the weak” you might say, but…
  • Syllable App Review

    Mark Ways
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    Syllable eBook speed reader for iOS devices An amazing skill to get through quickly with lengthy books is through speed reading, but sadly it also takes some time to fully master this skill. Syllable is a well-known app for iOS to teach you techniques on your iPhone. It can extract articles from your Instapaper, clipboard or even Pocket. The app is particularly suitable for users wanting to improve and boast their book reading skills. Keep reading this quick review on Syllable to learn the main features, settings and highlights. Syllable App Review: Highlights and Features Import content…
  • eyeQ Advantage Review 2015

    Matt
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    Can eyeQ Speed Reading improve your skills? A Review. eyeQ Advantage by Infinite Mind is one of the most thorough speed reading and memory improvement courses available. No matter your current speed of reading or rate of comprehension, eyeQ will build a course around you to ensure you get immediate results. It will teach you numerous warm ups, exercises and memory retention techniques that you can utilize whenever you choose, to the best of your abilities. This is an online course ideal for students and adults alike. Keep reading our eyeQ review to see if it will suit your needs. eyeQ…
  • ReadMe! App Review

    Mark Ways
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    ReadMe! is an eBook reader app for iOS and Android Speed readers have tremendously increased the reading capabilities of anyone who loves to read books. Normally an individual can read from 200-400 words per minute, but this amazing app can help you to hit round about 1000-1700 words per minute. One excellent app for Speed Reading is ReadMe!, which is a popular e-book reader with Spritz technology integrated. The app is available for iPhone, iPad as well as Android devices. ReadMe! App Review: Features and Highlights Spritz Technology ReadMe! comes with built-in Spritz technology, a streaming…
  • Overcoming Bad Reading Habits

    Mark Ways
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    Eliminate bad reading habits to improve speed & comprehension Bad reading habits are never a good thing when you are trying to sit down and absorb information of any kind. They will end up costing you valuable time and they will also ensure that you will not truly comprehend what you are trying to read, leading to miscommunication and misinformation. Listed below are a variety of bad reading habits and solutions to these problems that you should consider if you are aiming to improve your reading performance and accuracy. 5 Bad reading habits and how to fix them 1. Reading one word at a…
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    CITE » Blog

  • NYC Satisfaction Survey

    John Russo
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    NYC surveyed parents and teachers about their satisfaction.  Full story on the satisfaction survey here.   I was struck by three things.  First, 95% of all parents are satisfied with their […] The post NYC Satisfaction Survey appeared first on CITE.
  • SBL Alumnus Kevin Colon

    John Russo
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Kevin Colon is the Assistant Principal at East Side Middle School, and a CITE / College of St. Rose SBL graduate. Below, he shares insight on completing his first year […] The post SBL Alumnus Kevin Colon appeared first on CITE.
  • NYC Libraries Are Giving Out Internet Devices for Free. Could it Be a Model for the Nation?

    John Russo
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve plans to expand the Lifeline program, which offers home broadband to low-income Americans. Extending high-speed internet into potentially millions more […] The post NYC Libraries Are Giving Out Internet Devices for Free. Could it Be a Model for the Nation? appeared first on CITE.
  • A pivotal moment for a school and the program designed to improve it

    John Russo
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    Repost: This is the first story in a three-part series about Brooklyn Generation School and New York City’s new school-turnaround program. Click here to read the series and meet the […] The post A pivotal moment for a school and the program designed to improve it appeared first on CITE.
  • Job Openings – Brooklyn Teachers

    John Russo
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    School Name: Automotive High School District: 14 School Site: 50 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Send Cover Letter, Resume and Portfolio to: Mary Kenny at MKenny2@schools.nyc.gov Subject to budget availability […] The post Job Openings – Brooklyn Teachers appeared first on CITE.
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  • Sell Your Time

    DU Khabar
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    What you do with your time, decides where you will be in life! SellYourTime-is our newly launched web start up where you Sell Your Time is a post from: DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar | Delhi, NCR's Leading Youth Media House The post Sell Your Time appeared first on DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar.
  • #Bake Sale – LOCOCINA

    DU Khabar
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Eating cakes is probably the most underrated thing you do that makes you happy. Cakes, cupcakes, jams  have been my favorite since #Bake Sale – LOCOCINA is a post from: DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar | Delhi, NCR's Leading Youth Media House The post #Bake Sale – LOCOCINA appeared first on DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar.
  • Misogyny in its True Form

    Mansha Dhingra
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    “ A minor kidnapped and raped ” , “ A fifteen year old molested ” , “ A girl raped by her Misogyny in its True Form is a post from: DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar | Delhi, NCR's Leading Youth Media House The post Misogyny in its True Form appeared first on DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar.
  • Delhi University Freshers 2015

    DU Khabar
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:44 pm
    DUF (Delhi University Freshers) is one of MAP’s main events and is running its third consecutive successful year since it was started Delhi University Freshers 2015 is a post from: DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar | Delhi, NCR's Leading Youth Media House The post Delhi University Freshers 2015 appeared first on DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar.
  • DU Cut Offs 2015 | Fourth Cut off list 2015

    DU Khabar
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    DU Cut Offs 2015 | Fourth Cut off list 2015 (We will update the links asap when the cut offs come. The DU Cut Offs 2015 | Fourth Cut off list 2015 is a post from: DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar | Delhi, NCR's Leading Youth Media House The post DU Cut Offs 2015 | Fourth Cut off list 2015 appeared first on DU Khabar - Delhi University Khabar.
 
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  • ICT in Practice- Issue 12

    yallsop
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Click here to download the PDF version. The post ICT in Practice- Issue 12 appeared first on ICT in Practice.
  • Problem solving activities by Dale Coan

    yallsop
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dale Coan Currently a specialist teacher of computing covering all years groups from Y1 to Y6 at Hexthorpe Primary School, Doncaster, South The post Problem solving activities by Dale Coan appeared first on ICT in Practice.
  • Is technology your best friend in the classroom? by Vini Bance

    yallsop
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Teaching found me in the slums of Mumbai whilst working for a Charity and this is where I learnt that teaching children The post Is technology your best friend in the classroom? by Vini Bance appeared first on ICT in Practice.
  • Encouraging new forms of ICT within my placement school…by Lucy Wood

    yallsop
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    I have been at my current placement school since January. Working in a year 5 classroom I could see how engaged children The post Encouraging new forms of ICT within my placement school…by Lucy Wood appeared first on ICT in Practice.
  • TEACH YOUR MONSTERS TO READ

    yallsop
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    by Ewa Wilson, deputy headteacher at Bonners C of E Primary School in East Sussex I have used Teach Your Monster to The post TEACH YOUR MONSTERS TO READ appeared first on ICT in Practice.
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  • Picture Frame Wall Art

    TurkeyMom
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Picture Frame Wall Art Make  colorful wall art for your kids’ rooms using picture frames and nail polish. Simple kids art activity. {all our kids art projects here } This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission.  Finding colorful wall art for kids’ rooms can be simple and easy on the wallet. My children and I enjoy creating art to hang them in their play space and in their rooms. They loved creating the spring themed wall art. We have also turned out tissue paper tie-dye art into wall art for their rooms. Today…
  • Table Top Art Gallery with Mini Easels

    TurkeyMom
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:13 am
    Table Top Art Gallery with Mini Easels Will it not be super fun to turn your kitchen table into an instant art gallery? Remember our art studio in a big box?  What a big boost for your kids’ creativity will it be? That’s what we ended up doing with all the cute craft sticks Craftprojectsideas sent us. This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission.  {More Art Projects for Kids here} My kids always enjoy creating artwork on tiny pieces of paper. I don’t know why but I always catch them drawing up a storm on…
  • Create an avalanche : Summer activities for kids

    TurkeyMom
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Freeze colored water and create gorgeous ice blocks. Then create an avalanche and have fun playing ice blocks games this summer This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission.  It’s not summer without some ice play. Here is a super easy summer activity with ice blocks.  Ice is a staple for all fun kids activities during summertime. Use ice cubes to create ice jewelry, simply play with colored ice blocks and build structures, use ice in a fun ice experiment,  create soapy ice sculptures and plenty more. Today we use ice…
  • Kids Crafts: Doll Pin Butterflies

    TurkeyMom
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Kids Crafts: Doll Pin Butterflies With a bunch of basic craft supplies this kids craft could possibly be hours of fun – creating gorgeous butterflies from doll pins, pipe cleaners and pom poms. {Collection of butterfly activities here} This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission.  This is a beautiful and fun kids butterfly craft which exercises the kids’ finger muscles since the kids are doing a ton of pulling, twisting, stretching etc. Materials { products links below} Doll Pins Pipe Cleaners Pom Poms…
  • Make an illuminated card using a paper circuit

    TurkeyMom
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    Make an illuminated card using a paper circuit Many thanks to Galileo Learning for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to think like a innovator! We are just a month away from summer! End of the school year initially means a giant sigh of relief, yes? No more “brainstorming” lunches, drop offs, pick ups, school work, homework, assignments, book reports for a good 3 month period. Except this “yahoo” moment lasts probably a week. Then we start thinking about the days and days we have to engage the kids until school year begins. Well, now I’m all for…
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    Nigeria Education, post Ume Update And Latest Education News in Nigeria

  • How to Pay Dstv Bills Online in Nigeria

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Well for those who do not no what the Online payment is all about, i would just give us a brief breakdown of what it is. The Online payment refers to payments one makes via electronic system like the ATM machines, Mobile Phones, , via Internet media. Many people will be wondering what the difference when someone pays online and pays at the various DSTV Offices across the Nation. As far as i am concerned, convenience and speed are the two major reasons for this purpose of Online payment. For this reasons, there are thousands of Online payments that are carried out daily. Now, if you are a…
  • How To Pay For DSTV Nigeria Subscription

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Is your DSTV Subscription going to expire very soon? then you don’t have to be afraid at all. its much easy to subscribe online than queuing on a line in any DSTV Offices in the country. Well if your subscription has already expired, then this article is meant for you also. Should incase you still want to renew your subscription, re-activate your dstv, and also continue to be enjoying constantly your favorite channel, then after reading this post, you are free to go. Below are the requirements that will be needed. 1. Your DSTV Smartcard Number, must be available. This so because this…
  • How to Apply for Online UNICAF Scholarship Programme.

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    There is an amazing and great opportunities to earn yourself a scholarship opportunity from Online UNICAF Scholarship programme. Well many people do not know exactly what the Online UNICAF Scholarship Programme is all about. Well, before I unleash the procedures to getting the opportunity to win a scholarship with them, I must first let you in to what UNICAF is all about. UNICAF as it where, are on course to helping young students who wished to study in different and far away country which include The Americas, Europeans, Asia universities. Some of these universities are the likes University…
  • Post-UTME: JAMB Says Varsities Can Raise Their Cut-off Mark Above 180 As Parents Protests UNILAG’s 250

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Due to the massive protest and rancour at the University of Lagos premises at the very early hours of Wednesday which was caused or attributed to the recently 250 cut off mark by the school authorities, the spokesman of the Jamb Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr Fabian Benjamin has publicly notified the public that Universities are allowed go above the National Admission Examination cut off mark. It should be recalled that some time ago this same year, JAMB announced to the public that 180 will be the required cut off mark into degree programmes, while for National Certificate In…
  • Top 10 Most Lucrative Business Ideas You Can Start In Nigeria

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    Top 10 Most Lucrative Business Ideas In Nigeria – Investment Opportunities Well it is no news that there are businesses that are very lucrative in the country, but there are need to understand the best of business that suits terrain that you find yourself. In business, patience is the key. and remember that attitude and not your skills keeps you on the job Well from recent survey, it has been discovered that real estate and agribusiness are the two most thriving business in the country. For me, it shows people are not working at all on other areas to explore. Why don’t we have the…
 
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  • Advanced vehicle security system with theft control with GSM and GPS

    info@a4academics.com (George John)
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Initially passive systems were developed to support in tracking and navigation for location-based applications. For the applications that require real time location information of the vehicle, these systems cannot be employed, because they store the location information in the internal storage that can only be accessed when vehicle is available. This is the main disadvantage of the existing method.
  • Difference between having and where clause

    info@a4academics.com (George John)
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Where clause can be applied to a single row, where as Having clause is applied to the whole group. But, it does not mean that we cannot have both Where and Having clause in a single query. If both where and having clauses are used together in single a query, where clause will apply filter condition to the list of records and it will filter the group of records from the table and Having clause will be applied to this resultant group and groups which meets the condition given in having clause will be filtered in the resultant table.
  • Incineration Plants

    info@a4academics.com (George John)
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    A waste treatment technology, which includes the combustion of waste for recovering energy, is called as “incineration”. Incineration coupled with high temperature waste treatments are recognized as thermal treatments. During the process of incineration, the waste material that is treated is converted in to IBM, gases, particles and heat. These products are later used for generation of electricity. The gases, flue gases are first treated for eradication of pollutants before going in to atmosphere.
  • Refrigeration Tutor

    info@a4academics.com (George John)
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Objective of this mechanical project is to perform test on the refrigeration tutor to determine different COPs and other performance parameters.
  • Solar PV Panel Installation

    info@a4academics.com (George John)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    The objective of this report is to implement a solar electrical system and to provide ample information about installation of PV Panel. This report contains introductory information on solar energy application, Installation Calculation, Electric Connections, grid system, Measuring instruments, experimental setup and experimental result. For installation of PV Panel, There are many calculation to get better efficiency which is explained in detail in the following sections. Location of PV Panel is based on daily system energy requirement.
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  • Starus Data Recovery Software Tools List for Download

    Shuseel Baral
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:23 am
    Starus data recovery tools can instantly recover deleted files and folders from all kinds of storage media. This software un-deletes deleted files and recovers information lost after a disk accident. Supporting a variety of magnetic and solid-state storage devices, the new file recovery tool can quickly restore information from hard disks, SSD and USB drives, flash drives and memory cards with
  • Most Popular File or Data Recovery Software Tools List

    Shuseel Baral
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    If your files or data formatted, deleted or lost Data due to accidental deletion, formatting disk, virus attack and unexpected system shutdown, or software, hardware or power failure, recovery software tools can recover deleted files and folders from different kinds of storage media. Here I have listed some popular data recovery software tools which can recover different types of files like
  • How to Automatically Troubleshoot Computer Problems Part-2

    Shuseel Baral
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    In the previous post, I have described on methods to troubleshoot common computer problems automatically using windows troubleshooter. In this post also I am continuing about moreover methods of troubleshooting windows common problems like finding and fixing problems with connecting to the internet, sharing files and folders on other computers, resolving problems with updating windows, finding
  • How to Automatically Troubleshoot and Fix Computer Problems

    Shuseel Baral
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:25 am
    If you have problems on your computer and you don't know how to solve the problem, there is a feature on window which can automatically troubleshoot and fix computer problems, so why don't use it, that may solve your problem. Using this feature, you can click on a task to automatically troubleshoot and fix common computer problems. Here I have listed some common computer problem and their
  • How to Make Your Computer Easier to Use Part-2

    Shuseel Baral
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:35 pm
    In the previous post "How to Make Your Computer Easier to Use", I have described on windows features like Narrator, Audio Description, Magnifier and On-Screen Keyboard. In this post also I am writing about moreover features of window like changing the color and size of mouse pointers, controlling the mouser pointer with keyboard, making the keyboard easier to use, making easier for reading and
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    Republic 3.0

  • The Myth of Mobility

    Anne Kim
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    A new study finds that the best way to get ahead is to be born there. The post The Myth of Mobility appeared first on Republic 3.0.
  • How Obamacare is winning “Young Invincibles”

    Anne Kim
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    More than 5.7 million young Americans have become insured since 2010. The post How Obamacare is winning “Young Invincibles” appeared first on Republic 3.0.
  • Growing numbers of “benefit companies” pursue both purpose and profit

    Anne Kim
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    In 30 states and the District of Columbia, shareholders can even sue companies that don’t live up to their mission. The post Growing numbers of “benefit companies” pursue both purpose and profit appeared first on Republic 3.0.
  • Revisiting welfare reform

    Anne Kim
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    A potential update to welfare reform is no substitute for poverty reduction. The post Revisiting welfare reform appeared first on Republic 3.0.
  • Segregation and its impacts on Latino education and earnings

    Anne Kim
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Latinos achieve lower earnings and education in the nation’s most segregated cities, says a new study. The post Segregation and its impacts on Latino education and earnings appeared first on Republic 3.0.
 
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    BroadMind Blog

  • German Language Classes Start in Madurai and Chennai, Register Today!

    18 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Interested to study in Germany based College / University, but how and where to learn German language?Learn German Language Course at BroadMindIn today's situation, every student has sufficient talent to solve any technical or subject related issues as they think of them in different views. But, the main drawback among them is the lack of English communication skills and other language skills if they moved out of nation either for work or study.How to rectify this?Join today at BroadMind, a leading coaching and training centre based in Tamil Nadu, India provides various communication language…
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  • Get Admission in World's Top B-School with Triple Accreditation

    8 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    Study in Singapore with Scholarship & Grants - Admission Day in Chennai!!!Meet delegates from MDIS - Management Development Institute of Singapore, an oldest Not-For-Profit Institute. Admission Day in Chennai on 18th July 2015 at BroadMind Office.Highlights:Admission in World Top B-School without GMAT with TRIPLE accreditationInternational Student Tuition Grant MDIS Merit ScholarshipsSpecial Application Fee of S$107 (usual S$321)Free Hostel Accommodation for One monthDiscounted Hotel Rates for visiting Family MembersDiscounts on Executive / Personal Development…
  • BroadMind Proved its Skill Management Once Again

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    We, BroadMind Consultant proud to share few reviews of our students who got placed in well reputed Foreign Universities tell about our services and how we approached them.Reviews:#1Candidate Name: Jeya SuganyaPlacement: Coventry University, UKReview: For me, the experience with BroadMind was like being with a family. I was never treated as an applicant. They always made me feel as part of them. Anyone who wishes to fulfill their dream should come to BroadMind. Because their valid guidance and friendly atmosphere is the one that cannot be replaced by any other. The valued counseling and the…
  • Hot News Today: Great UCLan Scholarships 2015-2016 for Indian Students

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is delighted to offer 8 scholarships to students in India commencing a postgraduate programmes in September 2015. The scholarships are in the form of a reduction in the tuition fee, to the value of £3,750 per student.This is a great opportunity for the abroad study aspirants. Kindly share this news to your worthable friends or encourage all the eligible students to apply for the Great UCLan Scholarship 2015 worth £6,250.Eligibility Criteria:Applicants must,Hold a conditional offer to study at UCLanBe resident of IndiaMeet the following academic…
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    Rack up Skills

  • Real Estate & Crowdfunding: Understand Your Strengths

    Lauren Keyson
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    Rack up Skills FundingPost & the Soho Loft’s Real Estate Investing and Crowdfunding Conference  was not a standard real estate event. It was more an opportunity to meet and chat directly with real estate investors, real estate technology Investors, and real estate crowdfunders. We talked with David Drake, founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital in NYC and founder of The Soho Loft (TSL) Media Group, […] The post Real Estate & Crowdfunding: Understand Your Strengths appeared first on Rack up Skills.
  • Flight Instructor Guide

    Shawn Hardin
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Rack up Skills CFI Guide is an aviation resource for Flight Instructors and Pilots of all certificate levels and ratings. The post Flight Instructor Guide appeared first on Rack up Skills.
  • 10 “Get Dirty” Rules for Success

    Roy Osing
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Rack up Skills Achieve your goals. Hit your targets. Nail your objectives. Success. Is success elegant? Can it be governed by a formula or algorithm? Not in my experience. Achieving anything substantial is an ugly matter. Rarely do things go as originally planned and they certainly can’t be predicted by an equation. The unpredictable rears it’s head and you have to scramble to […] The post 10 “Get Dirty” Rules for Success appeared first on Rack up Skills.
  • What Lane Are You In? Is It Customer Service?

    Shep Hyken
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Rack up Skills There are some companies that are recognized for their customer service. It’s their focus, they have built their brands around it, and they’re good at it. You could say they “stay in their lane.” Some examples would be Ace Hardware (think helpful), Nordstrom and Zappos. Are these companies known for being the low price leader? No, but that doesn’t mean […] The post What Lane Are You In? Is It Customer Service? appeared first on Rack up Skills.
  • Six Ways to Tell if Your Company is Ready for Series A Funding

    Libby Pecheur
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Rack up Skills It’s an exciting — and nerve-wracking — time as your young company prepares to draw investor interest in Series A funding. It’s most likely your company’s first in-depth contact with the venture capital world, but how do you know your business is ready to take such a step? Here are some things to consider:  You’ve put out feelers. VC firms […] The post Six Ways to Tell if Your Company is Ready for Series A Funding appeared first on Rack up Skills.
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    Top Hat Blog

  • 5 Proven Ways to Achieve Active Engagement in the Classroom

    Ann Gagné
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Every passionate educator craves active engagement in the classroom. Whether you are a seasoned professor or a novice instructor, one of the biggest challenges you can be sure to face is how to get and keep your students engaged. Finding ideas that guarantee engagement is often difficult because there is no one-size-fits-all model to engagement, especially when taking into account different modes of instruction and different course subjects. All instructors need go-to teaching strategies when attention seems to be waning. Here are five proven approaches for active classroom engagement that…
  • 4 Interactive Classroom Activities to Ignite Student Participation

    Chris Merlo
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    How interactive are your classroom activities?  Do you have less energy for class than you used to?  Do you find student grades declining semester after semetster? Are the teaching strategies you’ve always relied on not working as well as they once did? A few weeks ago, one of my worst nightmares came true while teaching a summer session introductory course, and it made me ask these questions of myself.  I found myself talking, and talking, and talking, and nobody was engaged.  Even the “good students” seemed to have had enough.  No one was taking notes; no one even appeared to be…
  • 3 Fun Active Learning Strategies for Team Building

    Karen Quevillon
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    The concept of “team building activities” might deserve an eye roll for its clichéd place in corporate culture, but thoughtful group activities do offer the chance for people to connect on a personal level. When students connect with each other, they will collaborate to learn with each other, and voilà—you have class participation, meaningful learning, and an active classroom. Besides, from the student’s perspective, making a new friend or colleague may turn out to be more important than your course content. Gasp! Here are three team building activities I’ve incorporated in my…
  • 3 Flipped Classroom Activities For Problem Based Learning

    Tiffany Ford
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    As an instructor, I am always looking for new ways to implement flipped classroom activities. A recent survey of over 2,300 undergraduate students from across the country has shown that 45% of them are not learning the skills needed for critical thinking or complex reasoning. This is a chilling thought for college professors that are working hard to create positive learning outcomes. Students say they are not being challenged or given important and rigorous work. Flipped Classroom Activities If you are an instructor in a flipped classroom you are always looking for new and innovative ways to…
  • 3 Classroom Team Building Activities Undergrads Will Love

    Jeremy Haynes
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    “Team building activities are something for people who have the luxury of time,” you think. It’s 8:30am on any given Friday of the semester. Your students are likely in every state of disarray–if they are there at all. They look tired. You feel tired.  The result: malaise and a symphony of shifting glances that scream “I showed up for my participation mark. Now, please don’t make me participate!” While this scenario obviously doesn’t apply universally, it is nonetheless symptomatic of a larger problem facing instructors and students alike. We’ve all been there. We’ve…
 
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  • Mentalist absolutely blows the America’s Got Talent judges’ minds [video]

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    There are two amazing parts of this video. First is the mentalist's tricks. Those are absolutely mind-boggling. Second is the judges' reactions, which are hysterical. The post Mentalist absolutely blows the America’s Got Talent judges’ minds [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This tiny, foot-powered washing machine is going to blow your mind [video]

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you're one of the millions of Americans living in a rental unit without a washing machine, prepare to meet your best friend. This little guy doesn't need electricity, just one working foot. The post This tiny, foot-powered washing machine is going to blow your mind [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This barbershop quartet is inhumanly good [video]

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    It's no wonder this barbershop quartet won the International Chorus competition. Listen to how tight their harmonies are. They sound like a keyboard! The post This barbershop quartet is inhumanly good [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 7 pointers for eco-conscious pet owners

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    How many pets there are in your circle of family and friends? Chances are, quite a few, so you start to get an idea of how much of an impact a few environmentally-friendly actions on the part of every pet owner could add up. The post 7 pointers for eco-conscious pet owners appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Shark that attacked surfer bites back in the media [video]

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Remember that pro surfer who survived a shark attack? Everyone is mad at the shark, but no one is listening to its side of the story. Now the shark has a chance to speak up. The post Shark that attacked surfer bites back in the media [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Mental health issues rife amongst children, head teachers reveal

    VoicED Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    A recent survey of more than 1,000 head teachers has discovered that mental health issues in children are a growing problem. The annual survey – conducted by education management support organisation, The Key – discovered that 67 per cent of those in the survey were concerned by the mental health of their pupils, which represents a notable contrast with 2014’s figure of 14 per cent. The 2015 survey discovered that schools all across England were worried about their pupil’s mental health. Chief Executive of The Key, Fergal Roche, said of the findings: “Such widespread concern…
  • More Pupils ‘Vaping’ Than Smoking

    VoicED Admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    More Pupils ‘Vaping’ Than Smoking: According to new official figures, more 11-15 year old pupils in England have tried ‘vaping’ – via electronic cigarettes – than have tried smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. The data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre is based on a survey of 6,173 pupils in 210 schools. More Pupils ‘Vaping’ Than Smoking According to the figures, only 3% of respondents had tried legal highs. The data is the latest in a number of studies suggesting that the number of children taking up smoking is falling. In 2003, more than two fifths (42%)…
  • Average cost of sending a child through private education is revealed through market research

    VoicED Admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    According to recent research, the average cost of putting a child through private education, for the full 14 years, is £286,000. Annually, the cost of sending a child to private school currently stands at £13,194 and boarding fees costs around £30,369 on average. Wealth management providers, Killik and Co – who commissioned the research – also found that private education costs an average of £286,000 for a day place and £468,000 for those boarding. Both percentages represent the cost of putting a child through education from primary school, right through to A-levels. London is the…
  • Two Fifths of Teachers Are Less Likely to Stay In Their Current Role In Education, As A Result of the Conservative Party’s General Election Win

    VoicED Admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    Post-election, VoicED conducted a survey which revealed that two fifths (43.1 per cent) of teachers are less likely to stay in their current role in education, as a result of the Conservative party’s General Election win in May. After the General Election, both primary school and secondary school teachers were asked: “Will the result of the General Election make you more or less likely to continue working in your current role in education?” Of the respondents who were less likely to stay in their current role in education because of the Conservative party’s majority win, 22…
  • More children are reading for pleasure than ever, National Literacy Trust finds

    VoicED Admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 3:59 am
    The National Literacy Trust’s annual survey has revealed that more children are reading for pleasure that ever before, with a notable increase in the number of children reading every day. The survey revealed that the enjoyment and frequency of children reading is at its highest level for nine years. Of the children surveyed, 54.4 per cent said that they enjoy reading either ‘very much’ or ‘quite a lot’. A further 35.5 per cent said that they only enjoyed reading a little bit. Only 10 per cent of the children said that they do not enjoy reading at all. When looking at how often…
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    brandonzoras.ca

  • Hackathons as a New Pedagogy | Edutopia #EdAppHack

    Mr. Zoras
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Check out my article in Edutopia – Hackathons as a New Pedagogy
  • When #HipHopEd meets Augmented Reality with Brainspace Magazine

    Mr. Zoras
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    A few months ago we hosted the Hip Hop STEMposium with some amazing workshops, keynotes, a film screening, a debate and a community town hall. I met Nicky from Brainspace Magazine over the March Break as part of the ROM’s and MaRS Futurology program.  Her magazine concept is amazing! To combine traditional print magazine with augmented reality using the Blippar app on a smartphone or tablet.  I got to see ducks swim, dinosaurs come to life and professors explain math concepts right on the magazine pages through the app. When I let her know about the Hip Hop STEMposium she thought it…
  • EdTech Review: Chalk.com’s Planboard

    Mr. Zoras
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
    For all my lesson planning I use Chalk.com’s Planboard! It’s a great way to stay organized and share your plans. Sign up below: https://www.chalk.com/ https://www.planboardapp.com/
  • EdTech Review: Get Kahoot!

    Mr. Zoras
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Check out this video for a review and tutorial on how to use Kahoot! Set up: I use a macbook at the front connected to a projector so students can all see the questions. Students use their phones, ipods, tablets, and laptops to connect over wifi/data to the game. To set up an account go to: https://getkahoot.com/ Have students go to https://kahoot.it/
  • Collaborative Learning & Formative Assessment through Mirroring with AirServer & Notability

    Mr. Zoras
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Today we had an amazing session at the DLL Marketplace.  Check out all the amazing sessions here: https://sites.google.com/a/tdsb.on.ca/dll/marketplace  For Google Doc Version of my Doc Click Here: Collaborative Learning & Formative Assessment Summary Using the AirPlay feature on the iPad/iPod/iPhone you are able to display the screen of the device onto a computer (mirroring).  If it’s a class set or one single device, you can make lessons more interactive by displaying students work on the projector, pass around the device and have the lesson more interactive. In my class we use a…
 
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    Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology Consultant

  • Free Mystery Skype Curriculum for Schools

    jonathanwylie
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Do you use Mystery Skype in your classroom? If so, you are probably familiar with how it works, but if you are looking for some extra tips, or want to get some other teachers involved, you should check out the new Mystery Skype Curriculum that Microsoft has put together for teachers who are connecting their […]
  • Nuzzel: The Social News Feed for Connected Educators

    jonathanwylie
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    I first learned about Nuzzel from Tony Vincent, and today I use it more than ever. What is it? Nuzzel is a way to see the most popular links and stories that are being shared by your PLN. It basically filters out the noise and lets you see what the people you follow are most […]
  • Cameo by Vimeo: A Free Video Editor for iOS

    jonathanwylie
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    When using an iPad, there are not many free video editors that are robust enough, or have enough features, to warrant you spending a lot of time and effort on. Recently, I write about the Clips Video Editor. It is a great free option for schools or anyone else who is looking for a quick […]
  • Getting Started with Office Sway & Office Mix

    jonathanwylie
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:27 pm
    This week I am happy to be attending the Technology Integration Conference that Keystone AEA has organized for educators in and around Iowa. I am looking forward to learning from a host of great speakers, but I will also be giving a couple of presentations of my own on two of Microsoft’s newest tools for […]
  • YouTube in the Classroom: Practice What You Teach

    jonathanwylie
    19 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    If there’s one question I get asked a lot from educators, it’s how to download YouTube videos. There are lots of reasons why you might want to do this, but truthfully, there aren’t any good reasons why you should. I realize that this may not be a very popular post with some people, but I […]
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    The Great Education Struggle

  • 064: Magna Carta, Robin Hood, & America

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:21 pm
    On June 19th, 2015 America and Great Britain celebrated the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta. This small piece of paper represents one of the two greatest documents westerns have, yet most know nothing about it.  We can tell you about Robin Hood, Russel Crow and Kevin Costner versions, but we cannot tell you where the backdrop of this fictional story came from. But, without it, we do not the Bill of rights or our Constitution.  We simply would not have the United States of America. Long, long ago, students were taught the principles of liberty in the school houses and homes, but that has…
  • 063: What is the Statistical Relationship Between the Achievement Gap in Schools and Faith?

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    Education reformers have, for decades, decried the achievement gap among students and espoused the inequality of education throughout the nation. This is one of the major justifications for the implementation for Common Core State Standards. All sorts of reasons are pushed forward in an exempt to explain the achievement gap between all classes of students. But, seldom if ever, do the reformers discuss why the achievement gap is 25% narrower in private schools over public school. In episode 63, Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach and a Senior Fellow at the…
  • 062: Is Islam Peaceful Religion or, A Religion Not Practiced by the Majority of Muslims?

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:05 pm
    With the implementation of Common Core, Islamic proxy front groups have infiltrated the American school system, including Christian and homeschool curriculums. This is especially can be seen in the CCSS aligned Advanced Placement History Standards and textbooks. Join Dr. Bruce Forrest and we examine What every American needs to know, but won't learn in school as well as attempt to answer the question, "Is Islam a religion of peace or is Islam a religion that is not practiced by the majority of Muslims? Dr. Bruce Forrest has been a student of Islam since the 1960’s and for the last five…
  • 061 Social Media, Internet, Technology, Kids, & the Homeschool

    7 Jun 2015 | 1:43 pm
    With 93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, 95% of teens have at least 1 social media account with 86% of those having a Facebook account, and 85% of  10-12-year-olds have a Facebook account, and even higher for those older, social media, parents rightfully are concerned. We live in the 21st century and regardless, whether we like it or not, a new world of technology is here and there is no escaping it. So what can a parent do to embrace the 21st technology and yet teach their children how to keep their family safe inline? Join John Wilkerson from The Wired Homeschool Podcast and blog as…
  • Episode 60: Conversation with James Nance

    19 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    One of the major educational buzz words, today is "critical thinking." The proponents of the Common Core State Standards tought one of the major benefits of CCSS, is that it teaches critical thinking. By like I wrote in"Critical Thinking and Education Reform Called Common Core," critical thinking skills” is a term used in a number of different disciplines, but no one has a clue as to what it means. But it sounds good, which is why education reformers use it. While it sounds good and who would not want to get behind such an idea, the problem is that it is meaningless. The next time you…
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    New Horizons

  • Are you looking forward to Windows 10?

    New Horizons Dubai
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    For organizations and their employees, Windows 10 may very well become Microsoft’s greatest platform ever made. Windows 10 is not only more familiar from a user experience standpoint, but it also includes so much of what businesses need—including enterprise-grade security, identity and information protection features, which reduces complexity and proves a better experience for the modern needs of business. Windows 10 is still a work in progress, as Microsoft continues to solicit feedback from the community and change parts of its operating system before it ships later this July. However,…
  • Corporate Training Benefits

    New Horizons Dubai
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    As business technology increases in complexity, it is very important to invest time and money into employee computer training. When employees are trained in new technologies, they can use them to provide better results for your business. Employee training continues to produce one of the highest returns on investment a company can make. Increased employee efficiency creates a ripple effect in your business, leading to greater satisfaction for all, including your customers. Advantages to IT Training for Your Employees Training your employees can increase: Process efficiency, flexibility, &…
  • PMP Certification Training

    New Horizons Dubai
    27 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects. Additionally, PMP is a credential that can be applied to any field: Information Technology, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Financial and Service Sectors. Key Course Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Overview In this five-day course, students will apply the generally recognized…
  • Alert :SDN topics added to CCIE SPv4

    yasserramzyauda
    7 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    SDN topics added to CCIE SPv4 and will be added to all other tracks in their next revisions
  • Cisco SDN & IoT Certifications

    yasserramzyauda
    2 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    Cisco Released a set of certifications for SDN (Network Programmability )  & for IoT (Industrial Networking) Network Programmability Specialists: Business Application Engineer Specialist Network Programmability Developer Specialist Network Programmability Design Specialist Network Programmability Engineer Specialist for details: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/network-programmability Industrial Networking Specialist for details: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/iot…
 
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    bodyLITERATE Research Initiative

  • Books and video on self study of the Alexander Technique

    Kai Kleinbard
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    Books and video on self study of the Alexander Technique I recently worked with a couple on the Alexander Technique. They wanted some additional video and reading material on the technique. While the technique can be learned through self study–it is generally best learned through ongoing one-on-one lessons with a teacher. Ideally, the student will study until he or she can sufficiently work by herself. —The technique is ideally studied with a teacher over a period of at least 10 lessons to develop self sufficiency in working on yourself. I went through a number of online videos…
  • REBLOGGED: What Motivates Us? A Summary of Recent Research on What Creates Motivation

    Kai Kleinbard
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    REBLOGGED from: https://checkside.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/motivation-revamped-a-summary-of-daniel-h-pinks-new-theory-of-what-motivates-us/ A Summary of Daniel H. Pink: Below is reblogged from https://checkside.wordpress.com/ What motivates humans–it may not be what you think! Here are a few initiatives that fit with Pink’s revised motivation theory which will assist your organisation motivate its employees in the correct way: Autonomy – provide employees with autonomy over some (or all) of the four main aspects of work: When they do it (time) – Consider switching to a ROWE…
  • UPCOMING EVENT: The Play Lab a camp for play theory in Brooklyn

    Kai Kleinbard
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    UPCOMING EVENT: The Play Lab  a camp for play theory in Brooklyn We are very excited to continue to explore the importance of play/play theory in learning.  In August we are excited to announce a pilot program camp on play theory at our space in Gowanus: bodyLITERATe Incubator.  Please see below for more information on this exciting week long event.   The Play Lab August 10-14, 2015 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 9am – 12:00pm Location: the bodyLITERATEIncubator (112 2nd Ave, Gowanus, Brooklyn). Teacher/Guide: Priscilla Shen-Ribiero A play theory camp for kids in Brooklyn, NY August, 2015 A…
  • UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Wu style Tai Chi and The Alexander Technique

    Kai Kleinbard
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Wu style Tai Chi and The Alexander Technique Come for an introduction to Tai Chi and Alexander Technique! Drop-ins welcome! Your first class is $5. Regular class price: $14 In this class series, participants will learn the beginning of the Wu-Style Tai Chi form, a 108 sequence of movements. In addition, proper alignment within the form will be learned using the Alexander Technique.  Tai Chi is an excellent way to practice Alexander Technique principles and to learn how to move with ease, relieve tension and to move more gracefully. Wu Style Tai Chi: is a Chinese martial…
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Tips on organizing time, efficiency and organization

    Kai Kleinbard
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    RESEARCH NOTES: Tips on organizing time, efficiency and organization The attached google-doc below contains a series of effective project planning charts available to print out and use for students with executive function challenges. Please let us know how these work for you–feedback is much appreciated!  info@thebodyliterate.com For more information on our executive functions coaching, please visit: thebodyliterate.com   Here is a link to the actual charts in case they do not load properly: If re-using these charts, please link to our services site: thebodyliterate.com.
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    Free Technology for Teachers

  • Make Lesson Plans and Storyboards Pop With These New Guides

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com For the last couple of years Storyboard That has offered great guides to using storyboards in the classroom. The latest update to their Teacher Guides section includes new literature guides as well as guides for use in social studies and Spanish. A visit to the Teacher Guides section of Storyboard That reveals three new literature guides. Those guides are for teaching Stuart Little, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Frankenstein. You will also find a guide to teaching The Great Depression with…
  • Vibby - Break YouTube Videos Into Segments With Commentary

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Vibby is a new service for breaking YouTube videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments. To segment a YouTube video on Vibby simply grab the URL for the video and paste into the Vibby editor. Once inserted into Vibby you can highlight a segment on the video timeline. Vibby then play only the sections you've highlighted. Click on a highlighted section to add a comment to it. Videos edited through Vibby can be shared via email, social media, or embedded into a blog or website. Applications for Education Vibby could be a good tool to use when you want to share with your…
  • An Easy Way to Create Your Own iPad & Android Games

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Tiny Tap is one of the free iPad and Android apps that continues to stay in my Best of the Web presentations. Whenever I show it off there is always a great response to it. Tiny Tap allows you to create simple games based on pictures that you take. The purpose of the games you build is to help young students (pre-K through grade 4) practice identifying objects and patterns. To create a game on Tiny Tap you upload pictures or take new pictures and arrange them into a set. Then select each image to create questions about it. To create your question press the record button and start…
  • Best of the Web - Summer 2015 Update

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    On Wednesday morning in Mooresville, North Carolina I presented an updated version of my popular best of the web slides. Those slides are embedded below. I try to provide something for everyone in the slides. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.              Related StorieseduClipper Updates With New Tagging and Discovery FeaturesA Short Interview With the Founder of Shadow Puppet Edu & SeeSawThis Playlist Will Help You Learn How to Use…
  • This Playlist Will Help You Learn How to Use Remind to Send Messages to Students

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Earlier today one of my former colleagues sent me a Facebook message with questions about how to get started using Remind this fall. To help her get started I created the following playlist of tutorial videos. Nine of the videos in the playlist were produced by Remind the others were created by me. The full playlist is embedded below. Applications for Education Using text messaging services like Remind is an important part of a larger strategy for delivering your school and classroom announcements to as many people as possible. Email is great for longer messages, but it's hard to beat the…
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    BrainDirector

  • Let’s Discuss Approach Anxiety And How To Manage It

    Martin Chris
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 pm
    In this post we will be asking several pickup pickup artists if they get approach anxiety and what do they do to manage it. Let’s get started. Vin DiCarlo Talks About His Method For Managing Approach Anxiety I don’t have approach anxiety anymore. It all has to do with a person’s mindset. If you have approach anxiety it means that on some level, you feel that approaching a woman is a bad thing. If you think of a woman as if she’s an opponent, yeah of course you’re going to get approach anxiety. In my weekend training seminar called “Breakthrough Confidence,”…
  • How To Go Out And Meet Women

    The Writer
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    In this article some of the best pickup artists will be sharing their personal tips and techniques to go out and meet women. Let’s get started. John Alanis On How To Go Out And Meet Women I’ve always said that the reason that you want to go out and meet women is to build equity in your life, not just for romance, but you’ll never know when some female friend who is attracted to you could bring you opportunity, or the woman commits in your life for it, so the first thing is to get clear on that. The second thing is to make it your business to be around women and hang out…
  • How To Stop Letting Your Emotions Control You

    The Writer
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    The way we act on a daily basis is often based on mindlessness. Most people don’t stop to think too much about what they say or do; rather, their words and behaviors are based on patterns or habits, as well as on the emotional state they’re in at the time. Ending this “automatic pilot” behavior, however, will not only help you feel better about yourself but will also improve your relationships and reduce conflict and misunderstandings. This article will introduce you to some skills that will help you reduce the intensity of your reactions, thereby improving your ability to…
  • How Up-and-Down Emotions Fuel The Relationship Roller Coaster

    The Writer
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    You can’t really learn how to improve your interactions with others without learning at least a bit about how to manage your emotions in healthier ways. This is because your emotions can have such a huge influence on your behavior, and of course your behavior is going to have consequences for your relationships. So in this article, you’re going to learn some skills to help you manage your emotions. We’ll look at the importance of being able to name the emotion you’re feeling, with a focus on the main emotions that often get in the way in social situations; the functions your…
  • How to Get What You Want (Communication Skills)

    The Writer
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    Because communication is such a big part of relating to others successfully, and often causes such problems for people when they’re interacting with others, we’re going to look at this area next. In this article, we’ll look at four different ways of communicating. You’ll have an opportunity to assess your own communication style, and then we’ll look more closely at the healthiest, most balanced way of communicating. As we do this, though, remember that you need to continue practicing mindfulness and developing your self awareness regarding the way you interact with others.
 
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    PrepAdviser.com » Blog

  • 8 Steps for a Successful MBA Application

    AccessMBA
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Successful MBA application is a time-consuming and stressful endeavour. There are plenty of things to be done and you should plan and manage the process carefully. There are some key steps that every MBA candidate should follow before submitting the application file to the B-school. Start early Waiting until the last moment or postponing one or other part of the MBA application process is not a good decision. Of course, there is no fixed “start now” moment, but as the process is time consuming and could be very stressful at some points, starting as early as possible is recommended.
  • GMAT Maths Guiding Principles of Exponents (Video)

    Veritas Prep
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Improve your GMAT maths skills by refreshing your algebra knowledge on exponents. In this Veritas Prep video a top GMAT instructor breaks down a GMAT maths question that focuses on the proper usage of exponents. Find tips on how to prepare for the GMAT in the PrepAdviser Blog. Have questions? Just post them on the Forum. Test preparation experts will reply to you promptly. If you are about to start your GMAT preparation, you can save 100 USD with the PrepAdviser code PREPA100 on any live Veritas Prep GMAT course The post GMAT Maths Guiding Principles of Exponents (Video) appeared first on…
  • Management for a Competitive Edge (MOOC Review)

    PrepAdviser
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    In this week’s MOOC Review we present the free online course “Management for a Competitive Edge”. Whether you’re interested in running a multinational company, a domestic manufacturing plant, a coffee shop, or even working for yourself, management is a key function in the business world. In Management for a Competitive Edge, you’ll learn about what makes a good manager, how to perform in different organisational environments and cultures, the management tools and strategies you can use in your life and career, and the principles of leadership, teamwork and communication.
  • Improving English Reading Skills for the TOEFL (Video)

    Magoosh
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Reading skills in English are essential for pursuing any academic programme taught in English. In university you will have to read quickly and easily understand long specialised texts in different subject areas.  Reading skills require that you build a rich vocabulary and improve reading speed, text mapping, note taking, etc. Watch this Magoosh video for tips and tricks on how to improve your reading skills. Find tips on how to prepare for the TOEFL in the PrepAdviser Blog. Have questions? Just post them on the Forum. Test preparation experts will reply to you promptly. If you are about to…
  • How to Pay Less for Your MBA

    Iliana Bobova
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Although MBA diplomas boast excellent return on investment (ROI), it is always wise to explore how to pay less for your MBA. Some top US MBAs require a budget of over 200,000 USD for a two-year programme including tuition, fees, travel, living costs and all other related expenses. Some of the most expensive full-time MBA programmes charge over 60,000 USD just for the annual tuition, such as MIT Sloan – 65,750 USD,  Stanford – 64,050 USD, NYU Stern – 63,720 USD, Darden – 61,250 USD, Harvard – 61,225 USD. In most cases the tuition fee does not cover textbooks,…
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    Edsys

  • Prestigious Man Booker Prize Longlist has an Indian Author

    Probytes Pune
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
      London: The long list of Man Booker Prize announced on Wednesday 29 July has the name of an Indian author, Anuradha Roy. She was short listed for her book 'Sleeping on Jupiter'. The judging panel of five selected 13 works of fiction from 156. The list includes British author Tom McCarthy's Satin Island, BritishThe post Prestigious Man Booker Prize Longlist has an Indian Author appeared first on Edsys.
  • Google Bids Farewell to APJ

    Probytes Pune
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
      As a nation mourns the passing of its “missile man” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the internet search engine giant Google has paid tribute in its own little way. A black ribbon on its home page placed right below its search tab reads “In the memory of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam”, during mouse over. ThisThe post Google Bids Farewell to APJ appeared first on Edsys.
  • U.N.O Declares Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam‘s Birthday as the “World Students Day“

    Probytes Pune
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    As Millions of Indians mourn the demise of beloved former President, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, United Nations Organization (U.N.O) has declared his birthday (October 15th) as “World Students Day“. It is an honour that the man rightly deserves. He wasn’t just the people’s president, but an inspirational personality who also was a teacher, scientist, author, professorThe post U.N.O Declares Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam‘s Birthday as the “World Students Day“ appeared first on Edsys.
  • Peoples President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Passed Away

    Probytes Pune
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
      SHILLONG: India’s 11th president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong. He was wheeled to Bethany hospital in critical condition and was confirmed dead after more than two hours. The report confirms that Dr kalam suffered massive cardiac arrest. "President Kalam was broughtThe post Peoples President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Passed Away appeared first on Edsys.
  • KHDA and Surprise School Inspections [will they do it?]

    Probytes Pune
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
      As you are probably aware, Knowledge and Human Development Authority aims at upgrading Dubai private education sector to international standards.  This government institution issues KHDA ranking to schools after conducting strict inspections regularly. The rankings thus procured speak about the quality of schools. KHDA usually informs schools about the inspection three weeks ahead ofThe post KHDA and Surprise School Inspections [will they do it?] appeared first on Edsys.
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    Ideas for Educators - Idea Blog

  • 5 Apps You Probably Haven't Heard Of

    13 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    There are so many wonderful teacher apps available – but here are 5 low cost or no cost apps that aren’t well known and yet have great possibilities in the classroom. I have written about them before with classroom examples, so I have included the links to the original posts. 1. CoachMyVideo was designed to help weekend athletes get coaching on their technique. See how I used it with students to film and coach classroom behaviors.Explanation and teaching ideas here!2. Make Dice allows you to add your own text or photos to each face of a die. Explanation and teaching ideas here!3.
  • Lesson Planning

    15 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    My lesson planning form is in a constant state of change. I am always refining it as I learn more and more about effective instruction. I am also finding a need to change it as my memory wanes! If I don't have a prompt on the page in front of me, I am likely to forget to consider a key element in lesson design. This year I have added "authenticity" as a prompt. I know the importance of this for all learners, but I don't weave it into my lessons as often as I should. Now that I have it listed on my "elements to consider," I hope to provide more authentic opportunities for student learning.
  • Are Your Students Escape Artists?

    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Always on the search for new ways to motivate students to read carefully and closely, I decided to craft a lesson about being an escape artist. Two recent experiences inspired this lesson - a trip to the awesome Denver Escape Room and a visit to a Houdini museum exhibit in Appleton, WI. Students were "locked" into Room 1, our first Google doc. In order to escape, they had to read this document and answer the questions (questions represented the lowest two levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.) If they answered correctly, they were given a code by the teacher (a tiny url) that would get them into…
  • Creating Questions

    12 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We want students to be able to answer high level questions, but we also want them to create these types of questions. If your students need a little help doing this, try using a Create A Question bag.I developed question stems from  the top three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. These are generic enough that they can be used with almost any content. Then I cut them up and placed some into each of several bags. Each team was given a bag and every student was to reach in and select a question. They had a few minutes to generate a question based on our lesson, write it down on a…
  • Memory Journey

    5 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I recently finished reading Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer. This book recounts the author’s year long quest to improve his memory by participating in the USA Memory Championship. The journey is fascinating and includes disclosure of the strategies that champions use to remember huge amounts of information. The most common is often referred to as the Memory Palace technique. In this technique, a person uses a familiar room or rooms in a building and journeys through the space, linking key facts to locations in the room. We decided to teach students how to use this technique to…
 
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  • Popular Careers for Military Spouses

    angmoore
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    As a military spouse, your life is different, much different than the typical working spouse. You still have all the bills and the regular challenges but throw on an extra layer of moving, stress and being able to handle anything else that comes along and well you already know. Trying to find a career that “fits” your lifestyle can be a challenge. One of the benefits of the MyCAA program is that they pay for training for careers that will fit your lifestyle. These are careers that are considered, portable. Basically if you move, your career can move with you. It may be that you…
  • You have PCS orders… Now what?

    Milspouse
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Just when it starts to feel like home it’s time to move again. Being a military family means you move around a lot. Moving does not have to cause hair pulling anxiety and nail biting stress! Here are just a few tips to help you and your family have a smoother PCS move. Do your research. Moving to a new city can be very overwhelming. Talk to friends and family, find the people who have lived or visited your new city. Chances are someone in your military family has been stationed or at the very least been to training at your new duty station. Check your new post’s website, as well…
  • 5 Tips for Military Spouse Moms Returning to the Virtual Classroom

    Milspouse
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    The sacrifices you make for your country and family are undeniable, and you’ve decided that it’s time to do something for you. Congratulations on taking a huge step toward achieving you dream career. Despite the difficulties the military lifestyle presents, Military Spouses from coast to coast are defining their idea of success every single day. Now… it’s your turn. Becoming a dedicated and focused virtual college student is not always an easy transition, especially when children (and summer vacation) are involved. These 7 tips will assist you in setting yourself up for success, as a…
  • Get Your Ultimate PCS Military Move Guide for Any Military Spouse

    angmoore
    30 May 2015 | 1:27 am
    The Ultimate PCS Military Move Guide for Any Military Spouse PCS, or a Permanent Change of Station, is a stressful time in any military family’s life. Sometimes, marriages crumble during this time. Don’t let the stress, insecurity and hard work endanger your family’s harmony. Above all, stick together! Sometimes, your destination will be a place of your dreams, other times, not so much. Don’t worry. Even the most desolate sounding station can end up being one of your favorites if you give it a fair chance. What to Expect from a Regular PCS Move Your military member…
  • Diploma Program Benefits

    Milspouse
    19 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Are you a Military Spouse seeking out a high-demand career path? Maybe you are just getting started, or maybe you’re ready for a career change. Well, if you’re considering returning to the classroom (even a virtual one), you should consider enrolling in an accredited Diploma program. These programs offer concentrated classes and practical skills, preparing you for a successful, portable career as a member of a top trending industry. Diplomas, or professional certifications, are a wonderful alternative to a traditional degree program. Click here for a list of diploma programs…
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  • HSC Result 2015 All Educationboardresults.gov.bd

    Md. Anwar Sadat
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    HSC Result 2015 of All Educationboardresults.gov.bd. This year HSC Result of 2015 has been started on April 01, 2015 and ended on July 11, 2015. The practical exam was continued up to July 18, 2015. This year the HSC Result will be published probably on July 08, 2015. Last year this H.S.C Exam result was […] The post HSC Result 2015 All Educationboardresults.gov.bd appeared first on All BD Results.
  • NBR Assistant Revenue Officer Exam Seat Plan Download

    Md. Anwar Sadat
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:51 pm
    NBR Assistant Revenue Officer Exam Seat Plan Download. National Bureau of Revenue of Bangladesh has published their seat plan for the exam named Assistant Revenue Officer in BPSC.gov.bd. This is a non-cadre job exam. But it is always tough to get a good job like this. This is a govt. job. So the competition will […] The post NBR Assistant Revenue Officer Exam Seat Plan Download appeared first on All BD Results.
  • Download Common Grammar Mistakes in English by Fitikides

    Md. Anwar Sadat
    18 May 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Download Common Grammar Mistakes in English by Fitikides. Common Mistakes in English by T.J Fitikides is one of the most favorite books from all over the world. There are hardly some students who don’t know about this book. It’s really bad luck for them. I have also go through this book and learned a lot. […] The post Download Common Grammar Mistakes in English by Fitikides appeared first on All BD Results.
  • Trust Bank Job Circular 2015 for The Freshers

    Md. Anwar Sadat
    18 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    Trust Bank Job Circular 2015 for The Freshers. Trust Bank Limited is one of the most famous Private banks of Bangladesh. Recently this Bank has published a job Circular for two vacant posts. These are Junior Officer and Trainee Assistant Officer /Trainee Assistant Cash Officer. The last date of application for these posts is June 02, […] The post Trust Bank Job Circular 2015 for The Freshers appeared first on All BD Results.
  • Some Most Important Definitions of Land Law of Bangladesh

    Md. Anwar Sadat
    17 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Some Most Important Definitions of Land Law of Bangladesh. Every year a lot of people sell their lands to others. In the same way a lot of people buy lands from these lands sellers. But most of them don’t know the proper way of selling and buying land laws of Bangladesh. As a result murder, […] The post Some Most Important Definitions of Land Law of Bangladesh appeared first on All BD Results.
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    MooMooMath

  • Weekly Roundup Study Tips and Resources 2

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Here is my weekly roundup of helpful study tips and resources. This weeks list includes a grade calculator,a website dedicated to improving your memory, tips on note taking, 100 ideas for what to do during your study break, a method to memorize new material, and a video to help you beat procrastination.RogerHub Final Calculator   This first resource is a simple grade calculator. You simply put in the grade you want,your current grade, and the percentage the test is worth. Next, hit calculate, and you quickly know what score you need to make, in order to keep the grade you…
  • Top 7 YouTube Counting Numbers Songs

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Here is a list of the top seven counting numbers songs found on YouTube. Combining numbers, with music is a great way to teach children how to count. This list includes counting monkeys falling off a bed, a Jack Johnson sound alike, a song that combines counting using your hand, and a song, counting ducks, horses, apples, and a fun dance song. Enjoy this list of counting numbers songs.Numbers Counting to 10 Collection Vol. 1" - KidsLearn to Count, Baby Toddler Songs, Nursery RhymesThis counting song by Busy Beaver has over 48 million views. It teaches children how to count to ten. It is…
  • Weekly Roundup of Study Tips and Resources

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Each week I research and search the web for helpful study tips and resources to help middle school high school, college, and even adult students improve their study habits.This weeks list includes a study technique used by top students,a simple timer, a simple method for tracking goals, a quiz maker, and tools to help you focus.The Pomodoro technique basically teaches you to break your tasks into small timed segments in order to help you focus, and get more done. This technique reminds me of a very bad joke, “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer “One bite at a time.” You can accomplish…
  • 7 terrific resources for 45 45 90 triangle

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    If you are taking a Geometry class, studying for the ACT, or SAT you will encounter the 45-45-90 right triangle. Here are 7 terrific resources to help.45 45 90 Video  Special rules 45 45 90 This videos covers the rules of 45 45 90 triangles, and works several example problems of finding side length.45-45-90 Triangle Calculator    After looking at most of the 45 45 90 calculators I think this one is the easiest to use. It comes in really handy to check your work.SAT Prep 45-45-90  This video is really helpful if you are preparing for the SAT and you trying to learn more…
  • 7 resources for 30-60-90 Triangles

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    30-60-90 Triangles are one type of special triangles. They are important for many students because the SAT and Act ask several questions involving this special right triangle. Here are 7 helpful resources you can use to master the 30-60-90 triangle.Free Math Help This page has several examples that demonstrate the relationship between the side lengths, and the angle measure of 30-60-90 triangles.Tweet ThisGrade A Math This page does a great job of explaining how to find the missing sides of a 30 60 90 along with several example problems.30-60-90 Right Triangle by radical prep. This video has…
 
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  • FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 4 The Cell Definitions

    Asad Hussain
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 4 The Cell DefinitionsActive transport:The movement of molecules from lower concentration to higher concentration by the expenditure of energy is called active transport. Cell:The cell can be defined as structural and functional unit of life.  Cell theory:All the living organisms are composed of cells and cell products. Chloroplast:The membrane bound structure, containing green pigment is called chloroplast. Present only in plant cells. Colloidal solution:The solution in which size of particles of solute is bigger than solution is colloidal…
  • FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 3 Enzymes Definitions

    Asad Hussain
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 3 Enzymes DefinitionsActivation energy:The minimum amount of energy required to start a reaction is called activation energy. Activators:The detachable co-factors are called activators. Active site of enzyme:The site where substrate attaches is called active site of enzyme. Apoenzyme:An enzyme, with co-enzyme or prosthetic group removed is called apoenzyme, it is inactive form.Co-enzyme:The loosely attached non-protein part with an enzyme is called co-enzyme. Co-factors:Some enzyme contain a non-protein part called co-factor.Enzyme:The biological active…
  • FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 2 Biological Molecules Definitions

    Asad Hussain
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:34 am
    FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 2 Biological Molecules DefinitionsAcylglycerols:The esters of fatty acids and alcohols are called acylglycerols.Amino acids:The compounds with an amino group (NH2) and a carboxyl group (COOH) attached to the same carbon atom, known as alpha carbon are  called amino acids. These are basic units of protein.Alpha-helix structure:In secondary structure of protein the folding back of the polypeptides is called Alpha helix structure.Biochemistry:The study of chemical compounds and the chemical processes in the living organisms is called…
  • FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to Biology Definitions

    Asad Hussain
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:39 am
    FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to Biology DefinitionsAge distribution:Different age structures in a population.Anatomy:The study of the internal organs of an organism is called anatomy. It is also called internal morphology.Antibiotics:The chemical substances which kill germs in the body are called antibiotics. Which are extracted from microorganisms.Atom:The smallest particle of an element that retains the properties of the element. e.g., H atom, carbon atom.Biodiversity:Biodiversity means varieties of species living on earth.Bio-elements: The elements found in the living…
  • FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 7 The Kingdom Protista or Protoctista Definitions

    Asad Hussain
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:57 am
    FSc Notes Biology Part 1 Chapter 7 The Kingdom Protista or Protoctista DefinitionsApicomlexans:Apicomlexans are a large group of parasitic protozoa some of them cause serious diseases in man like malaria.Chitin:Chitin is aminopolysaccharide. In this case, amide group combine with polysaccharides. It is present in cell wall of fungi and exoskeleton of arthropods. It is resistant to decay.Coenocytes:The multinucleated hyphae that lacks cross walls are called coenocytes.Cutin:Cutin is a wax. It forms waxy layer on leaves and reduce the loss of water by evaporation.Diatoms:The algae in which…
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    Bartending School

  • Kegworks.com

    gmarie
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Kegworks…Wow! You know how I’m always happy to share when I find a really good website, well, this time I found a real beauty. It’s a place called Kegworks.com and boy do they have some cool stuff. Now most of my people here are bartenders, so I would suggest  you go over to the bar tools section. Of course they have your shakers and strainers and jiggers, and even some magnificent complete bartending kits, but they also have stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily think of. If you’re supplying liquor for an event how many times have you wished you had the mesh webbing sleeves for bottles so…
  • The Bar Book

    gmarie
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Thirty-three Percent: The Untold Story I just searched for a “recipes for Whiskey Sour” and got 562,000 results in a third of a second. Clearly there is no shortage of drink recipes online. Yet opinions are so divergent from each other… The funniest one I’ve heard was “How can it be a Whiskey Sour if you made it with Rum?!” The Three Steps The key to success in making a good cocktail is broken down into three parts. First you choose your recipe; you find the best one, which is most suitable to your purpose, and you make that your go-to recipe. Clearly with half a million results…
  • Catered Events vs. Bars

    gmarie
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    What's better? You probably have a regular gig with a local dive (small neighborhood bar) that pays the rent.  It’s nice to have a home port that you can rely on. As an adjunct to that, there are other opportunities that don’t involve regularly working for a paycheck from someone else.  You could provide an outdoor bar at a wedding, staff the bar near the dance floor at the same affair, or some other event, such as product demonstrations for a commercial producer.  It might be irregular or it could grow to become your main source of income if you’re a hit with your customers. If you…
  • What is IPA?

    gmarie
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:47 pm
    India Pale Ale Good question!  What does India have to do with beer?  Wasn’t beer invented in Europe? Well, yes and no.  Beer has been manufactured for very long time by every culture in the world.  In India’s case it was made from rice or was made from millet.  It’s been known by a number of names such as Sura, Medaka, Prasana or Handia. Biologist J. B. S. Haldane deduced that consumption of locally brewed beers was helping to keep diseases like Beriberi in check.  Beriberi is actually a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) which happens when you de-husk the grains of brown…
  • Shaken or Stirred

    gmarie
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    The Entertainer The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario in Canada conducted a study in 2010 to determine if the preparation of a martini had an influence on its antioxidant properties; the study found that the shaken gin martinis were able to break down hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and leave only 0.072% of the peroxide behind, versus the stirred gin martini, which left behind 0.157% of the peroxide.  Thus a shaken martini has more antioxidants than a stirred one.  The study was done at the time because moderate consumption of alcohol appears to reduce the risk of…
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    Hope Speak

  • Useful Japanese words for your trip in Japan

    Hope Speak
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    If you are about to take a trip to Japan without knowing any Japanese words, at least try to memorize some of the expressions below; they will come in handy at some points. (Source:... The post Useful Japanese words for your trip in Japan appeared first on Hope Speak.
  • English commonly used slang

    Hope Speak
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    Have you ever heard your English native speaking friends saying some strange words that you cannot look them up in the dictionary? Well, it is when they are using slang – the real-life everyday... The post English commonly used slang appeared first on Hope Speak.
  • Useful English idioms that make you sound like a native speaker

    Hope Speak
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:53 am
    Do you want to sound like a native English speaker? Trying to use more idioms in your English can help it sound more natural! Here’s a list of some idioms and sayings that are... The post Useful English idioms that make you sound like a native speaker appeared first on Hope Speak.
  • 10 must-know expressions of British slang

    Hope Speak
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    If you are a preparing for your trip to England, or you are a writer whose work is set against a British-esque backdrop, this article is meant for your reading! Why? Because it lists... The post 10 must-know expressions of British slang appeared first on Hope Speak.
  • Basic tips for improving your writing skill

    Hope Speak
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    Writing is not an easy process. There are several things that you need to learn to get better. In this article, we will provide 5 basic tips for writers that could definitely help you... The post Basic tips for improving your writing skill appeared first on Hope Speak.
 
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    Dr. Robert Kohen: SAT/ACT & SSAT/ISEE Prep

  • The Counterintuitive Trap On ACT Science

    Robert Kohen
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    ACT writers work hard to make you miss questions. When the content they’re testing isn’t very difficult, they turn to well designed traps to make you miss their questions anyway. On the ACT Science section, one of the most common traps is what I call the “counterintuitive” trap. This trap involves any two things that seem like they should relate one way, but in actuality relate the opposite way. Let’s say the ACT is talking about “heat flow,” i.e. the transfer of heat from something hotter to something cooler. The test makers tell you that “insulation” helps preserve heat.
  • Solving Percent Problems Quickly On SAT and ACT Math

    Robert Kohen
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Most SAT and ACT percent problems can be solved in a matter of seconds. Here’s how: Sign up for my popular newsletter for more free SAT/ACT and admissions tips.
  • Colon Or Semicolon? SAT Writing and ACT English

    Robert Kohen
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    The SAT and ACT test your knowledge of colons (:) and semicolons (;). While this might seem like an arcane area of English grammar, colons and semicolons are actually governed by a relatively short and simple set of rules. Learning them is an easy way to pick up points on either test. Colons Colons do two major things: (1) introduce an explanation or (2) introduce a list of things. They must be preceded by an independent clause—a clause that could stand on its own as a sentence. Let’s look at an example of uses (1) and (2). (1) I don’t like video games: their flashing lights give me…
  • Developing Outstanding Extracurriculars: An Interview With Steve Schwartz

    Robert Kohen
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Steve Schwartz is a professional college admission counselor with more than a decade of experience. He’s written the popular Get Into College Blog since 2009, moderates Reddit’s college admissions forum, and now hosts a podcast, College Admissions Toolbox. Steve, please tell us a little bit about yourself and the work you do with college applicants. I wowed Columbia’s admissions team with a college essay about my experiences lobbying government delegates at a United Nations conference in South Africa. (The real UN, not Model UN.) Delegates from government and non-profit…
  • How To Solve ACT Science Questions About Actual Science

    Robert Kohen
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Most ACT Science questions only test your ability to interpret scientific data and viewpoints. Some, however, also test your knowledge of scientific subjects such as chemistry, biology and physics. Because these questions are drawn from such a wide range of topics (basically anything you’ve studied in high school science), it’s impossible to predict what they’ll ask about. You might see anywhere from 0-4 questions on any given test asking about these topics. Since there are only 40 questions on ACT Science, questions about actual scientific concepts you’ve studied in school usually…
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  • 7 Easy Reading Comprehension Strategies you can do with your child (for free!)

    Vicki Palmer
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    Reading is an essential foundational skill for all children. Teaching reading is more than teaching a specific set of reading strategies. Reading comprehension is a complex process that involves knowledge, experience, thinking and teaching. As a parent or early childhood teacher I encourage you to look at the holistic child. Each individual child has their own skills, talents and attributes. Over the course of my 35 years as an early childhood educator, I have formed the firm belief that a child’s self-esteem and confidence is critical and just as important as more specific ‘reading’…
  • Preschool Bulletin Boards: Eye Catching and Effective Communication Tool

    Vicki Palmer
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    Preschool bulletin boards are a great way to communicate with parents about what is happening in the preschool and the community. There is so much that you can do with a preschool bulletin board – get creative! You are the person who knows your children and parents best: you will know what type of information parents will be interested in, or need to know, and the most effective way of conveying this information to your specific group of parents. I like to use a preschool bulletin board to provide fun updates, as well as reiterate any important policy changes or updates that have already…
  • 10 Productivity and Organization Tools for Teachers – and all are FREE!

    Vicki Palmer
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    We’ve all felt that sense of overwhelm when we think about all the resources, activities and lesson plans we need to keep in some sort of order. And that doesn’t even take into account the absolutely endless to-do list. Why does it never go away? I’ve changed my teaching life in the last few years by utilizing applications that help me create a sense of order in my resources and make the amount I have to do feel more manageable. I sincerely hope that some of these productivity tools will be new for you and help you move past the chaos. I think that the most important productivity and…
  • 15 Benefits of Performing Preschool Science Experiments

    Vicki Palmer
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Science experiments are an incredibly effective means of getting preschool children interacting with the world around them, both inside and outside the classroom. There is no limit to what you can do with science and the children absolutely love it. Science is all around us – our bodies, in nature, through cooking and gardening to name just a few. In my 35 years as an early childhood educator, as you can imagine, I’ve carried out a lot of preschool science experiments! It’s one of my favorite learning experiences to explore with the children, due to the inevitable delight that they…
  • Preschool Supplies: Getting your classroom – and your students – ready for the start of the year

    Vicki Palmer
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Getting ready for the new preschool year, or need to equip your classroom with furniture and resources for the first time? Here is my guide to getting ready without pulling all your hair out! I’ve prepared my classroom at the start of every year for the last three decades – a lot has changed since I started, but benefit from my experience and ensure you have all the preschool supplies to feel prepared for the coming year. The main areas to think about when getting together preschool supplies are: Classroom furniture, including beds and related materials, and play equipment Consumables…
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    Minreeva Learning - Blog

  • Will Republic Act 10665 improve the State of Edtech in the Philippines?

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    It was just only recently (July 9, 2015 to be exact) that the Republic Act 10665 was signed by Pres. Benigno Aquino III. Republic Act 10665 or the Open High School System Bill has been around for almost a decade. It was piloted by the Department of Education sometime last 2006 (see the DepEd memorandum on the pilot here). It has then been co-authored by different congress members and senators last 2008 and 2010. It had it's 3rd and Final Reading in Congress last 2014, and was finally signed by the president on July 2015.  What is Republic Act 10665?Republic Act 10665 or the Open High…
  • What is the Station Rotation Model?

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Another week, another term. Here's another industry-specific jargon that we can add to our ever-expanding educational technology vocabulary: the Station Rotation Model.The station rotation model is somehow related to the Flipped Classroom (for a post on the flipped classroom, you can click here). It is similar in a sense that both approaches utilize different modes of instruction.  The difference between the two is that the Flipped Classroom utilizes different modes of instruction within a broader time span - usually within a semester. Moreover, the flipped classroom model lets learners…
  • What are Interactive Whiteboards?

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    It's that time of the week again when we introduce another educational technology jargon to our glossary. This week's special - Interactive Whiteboards. Interactive whiteboards have been around for quite some time; and are most probably installed in classrooms across the US, UK, and Australia. I may not have the numbers with me, but I'm sure they have become the standard across multiple school districts in the US/UK/Australia. However, here in the Philippines, I've yet to see a classroom equipped with one.  Interactive whiteboards are similar to traditional whiteboards in a sense…
  • 5 Steps to Sharing, Engaging, and Learning through Live-Tweeting

    9 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Twitter, arguably, is the best thing that ever happened to us edtech advocates. I've never found a more significant number of people in our industry on other social media networks other than Twitter. (LinkedIn - maybe; but of course, every professional should have their CVs and portfolios there - so it doesn't count). One of the best innovations that netizens like us have come up with is 'live-tweeting' an event. For those of us new to social media, 'live-tweeting' means that someone from an event like a conference, seminar, even a concert, is tweeting events as they happen.   …
  • What is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)?

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    Another week, another buzzword. On our edtech jargon menu this week is another term that gets tossed around a lot on education technology forums, online chats, and conferences. I'm sure you've heard of it. I'm sure everyone's heard of it. Yes, I'm talking about "BYOD" or Bring Your Own Device.BYOD, like most of the terminologies we've discussed, is very straight forward. This concept allows a student (or an employee) to bring their device to school or office.  However, there seems to be a misconception that BYOD is just for the sake of having learners bring a device for the sake of them…
 
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    The Best Schools

  • A Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Required!

    Wayne Downs
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Healthcare Informatics rises in importance as healthcare facilities rush toward their 2015 deadline to be paperless. The urgency for skilled information technicians heightens daily. “Knowledge is power” sounds cliché, but image the importance of a doctor’s knowledge, about you, if your life depended on it! Better healthcare often relies upon better transference of information. The […] The post A Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Required! appeared first on The Best Schools.
  • Joining a Fraternity or Sorority: The Real Pros and Cons of Greek Life

    Wayne Downs
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    The idea of joining a fraternity or sorority attracts many college students because it appears to be a way into a fun and eventful college career with ready-made friends and future job connections. Certainly, real gains exist for those joining frats and sororities, but as we all know there are some costs. Given my experience […] The post Joining a Fraternity or Sorority: The Real Pros and Cons of Greek Life appeared first on The Best Schools.
  • John Horgan Interview

    Wayne Downs
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    By Erik J. Larson, July 23, 2015   Introduction John Horgan is one of the most colorful and thought-provoking science writers of the last several decades. He defies pigeonholing and enjoys challenging conventional wisdom. In the best Socratic tradition, he has been a gadfly to the scientific community, constantly urging it to be more self-reflective […] The post John Horgan Interview appeared first on The Best Schools.
  • Mastering Curriculum and Instruction

    Wayne Downs
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Like most people, teachers typically have a few topics they really enjoy talking about, and those specific subjects flow easily from them when they have the occasions to discuss them. However, it is one thing to have a subject you are passionate about, and quite another thing to have to turn that subject that energizes […] The post Mastering Curriculum and Instruction appeared first on The Best Schools.
  • Timothy Mahoney Interview on Patterns of Evidence

    James Barham
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Introduction Timothy P. Mahoney is a commercial and documentary filmmaker, who founded Thinking Man Films production company with the stated purpose of encouraging people “to reexamine what they have been taught about science, history, religion, and culture.” His first feature-length documentary film, Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus—A Filmmaker’s Journey, is the focus of this interview. […] The post Timothy Mahoney Interview on Patterns of Evidence appeared first on The Best Schools.
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    Online Hazwoper Training Refresher | Teksafety

  • Another Bleach Spills of 2,000 Gallons in El Cajon

    17 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    EL CAJON, Calif. — A harmful materials spill was reported Monday at an El Cajon pool supply company.Around 5:30 a.m., workers at Abcana Industries revealed that a 4,000- gallon storage tank filled with bleach had been drained to half its volume, Heartland Fire and Rescue spokesman Sonny Saghera said. The 2,000 gallons of bleach went into a secondary containment area that also had a breech, and the chemical afterwards flowed into the storm drain and the company’s parking lot at 545 W. Bradley Ave., Saghera said. Heartland Fire and Rescue personnel were joined by San Diego County and…
  • The costs reaches $62 million for California Oil Spill Cleanup

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The cleaning up cost of the oil spill that polluted beaches last May on California coast has grown to $62 million so far, the pipeline company said. The Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no schedule for when the cleanup will be completed, Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press.  The company is responsibility for footing the bill after a pipeline break near Santa Barbara and enforced the closure of two state beaches and urged a fishing ban in the area. Hodgins said the pipeline operator…
  • Definition of Hazardous Waste

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Image Source:http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/04/hazardous-waste-next-door-importance-definition-solid-waste"According to EPA: Hazardous waste is waste that is potentially harmful or dangerous to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. They can be the thrown away commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes." From http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazardThe comprehensive definition of hazardous waste:It is a solid, liquid or solid substance identified in 40 CFR 261 that is a "Characteristic…
  • The BoatUS Foundation offers Free Online Fuel Spill Training

    16 Jun 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Video Source via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTfWT93pC1AANNAPOLIS, Md. – As the summer boating season is in progress, harbors, boat yards and clubs are now on operation. These seasonal employees, sometimes high school, college students or part-timers are in charge for refueling hundreds of boats – but the question is? Do they have the training to avoid a fuel spill? With a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the BoatUS Foundation now provide these seasonal employees a serious learning tool, “Spill Prevention and Response for Marina Staff,” at…
  • The Oil Spill in Refugio, a Crime Scene?

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Image Source:http://www.independent.com/news/2015/may/26/refugio-crime-scene/The Crew Organizes to Excavate Pipeline as Investigation ContinuesAs a crew prepared to excavate the pipe that had spilled hundreds of containers of oil into the Pacific, Santa Barbara’s District Attorney Joyce Dudley was on the spot Monday, of a mind to deliberate it a “potential crime scene.” Her office has act against multiple environment-related cases in the past, she said, and could probably take on the Refugio spill, though she could not comment on the facts. She’ll be meeting with federal prosecutors…
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    360 Authoring Program-Blog

  • Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

    Shazia Wajid
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    eLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay. Effective instructional technologies and rich learning experiences coupled with flexibility and cost-effectiveness make elearning an ideal way for people to develop knowledge and learn new skills with ease. Online learning empowers learners with complete ownership of their learning. It also offers a wealth of opportunities for trainers, subject matter experts, lecturers, teachers, and instructors to teach millions of online learners across the globe, providing diverse teaching experiences and boosting their monthly income at the same time. If…
  • Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

    Shazia Wajid
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course? Relevant, attractive, and appropriately stylized images can serve as powerful visual stimulation in online training. If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! If not, do you have PowerPoint on your machine? Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images. Here are some quick tips to get you started. Set up PowerPoint to your target dimensions. To use…
  • Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

    Shazia Wajid
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Before we begin, let’s imagine a situation. Envision yourself taking highly effective professional development training which contributes profoundly to your career. The training is useful, interesting, and highly interactive. All is going well, when suddenly you get confused about a certain point. You reach out and ask the instructor your question, and guess what he has to say? “That’s not right! Try again.” How would you feel in such a situation? While envisioning this situation is frustrating, imagine the confusion, a student in an elearning course would face if all they received…
  • Top 5 Tips for Mouth-watering eLearning

    Shazia Wajid
    20 May 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Authors! Have you cooked up a delectable feast of content for your elearning course? After completing your first draft, it’s time to take a taste and analyze it. How is the pace of your course? Is it “well-spiced” with things that engage and delight—but not overloaded with elements fighting for attention? Does it leave your learners feeling satisfied after they consume it? While there are many ways to improve elearning content, the following are a few easy tips to fine-tune it before serving it up to learners. Take these into consideration, and you’ll soon be on your…
  • Thermometers, Assessments, and the Need to Know

    360 Authoring Team
    19 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
    In a recent interview, Lori Myers talked about the importance of assessment items (questions) being “reliable and valid,” so as to end up with a “reliable and valid” certification or exam—something employers and regulators value highly. What does that mean—”reliable and valid”? Well, it’s a way of looking at data, whether you’re doing a scientific experiment or confirming that the results of a test actually measure what you intended them to measure. “Reliable” means that the results are precise—for a given situation, you get the same (or very nearly the…
 
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    Core Education, LLC

  • K-12/Higher Ed Alignment

    coreeducation
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    More and more states, communities, school districts, colleges and universities are focused on helping students get to and through college. Increasingly we understand that to have the strongest impact, K-12 and higher education must work together. Greater alignment and shared ownership of college readiness and success can lead to more students ready for and succeeding in college and earning postsecondary credentials that can lead to a brighter future. Some states have engaged for many years in activities to align their K-12 and higher education sectors. But in many states there continue to be…
  • What Makes a School Successful?

    coreeducation
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In what seems to be an increasing (and welcome!) trend, Harvard economist Dr. Roland G. Fryer Jr. has been attempting to translate his empirical research into results for schools. Dr. Fryer won the prestigious John Bates Clark medal this year in part for his research on 39 New York City charter schools. He hoped to isolate important factors that allowed certain schools to reach higher levels of student achievement. He targeted charter schools because he knew he would be able to research more diverse school environments and educational tactics than if he were to research more standardized…
  • The U.S. Needs a National Policy on Education

    coreeducation
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Christopher Cross has written an insightful piece for Teachers College Record, focusing on the need to establish a national policy on education so that there is a clear understanding of our national priority and appropriate roles for states and the federal government. An excerpt: We have no stated national commitment to education, no understanding about the division of responsibilities and accountability between the federal government and states. We have no clear expectation for what constitutes an education that is equitable. We have no priority for education as a human right. Yes, there are…
  • Developing Workplaces Where Teachers Stay, Improve and Succeed

    coreeducation
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Professors Matthew Kraft and John Papay discuss research showing that the school contexts in which teachers work have a profound influence on their effectiveness. Below are excerpts from their article: An emerging body of research now shows that the contexts in which teachers work profoundly shape teachers’ job decisions and their effectiveness. Put simply, teachers who work in supportive contexts stay in the classroom longer, and improve at faster rates, than their peers in less-supportive environments. And, what appear to matter most about the school context are not the traditional…
  • Developing Teachers’ Understanding of the Social Contexts of their Classrooms

    coreeducation
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In a piece for the Albert Shanker Institute, researcher John Lane contends that in teachers’ typical learning opportunities, reforms are reduced to a set of strategies that “work” across settings, and in which the contexts of teaching become an unwanted entanglement. He argues that teachers would benefit from opportunities to learn about the social dynamics of classrooms — it is those dynamics, after all, that affect their own reform efforts and teacher practice more broadly. Following is an excerpt from the article: Reforms and the learning opportunities that accompany them have…
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    Driving Tests Resources

  • What’s the maximum power of an electric bike?

    Darren Cottingham
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Legal restrictions for riding electric bikes on the road Electric bikes are becoming very popular. The first models looked painfully uncool, but now there are bikes that look very fashionable. Given that an electric motor can be both small and…Read more ›
  • 11 ways to stop your car being broken into

    Darren Cottingham
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    There’s always someone who wants what you’ve got, so your job is to make it more difficult for them. New Zealand has a fairly high rate of car crime and many people don’t take any steps to prevent it until…Read more ›
  • How does roadside advertising affect drivers and traffic safety?

    Darren Cottingham
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Does roadside advertising distract drivers? Roadside advertising has one purpose, and one purpose only: to distract drivers. While we can turn off our phones or avoid eating, smoking or shaving in the car, there’s very little we can do to…Read more ›
  • Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule Change Implemented

    Darren Cottingham
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    On July 8, 2015 changes come into effect to the VDAM rule which introduce graduated penalties for minor infringements and a revised definition of three critical conditions which attract a higher penalty: Exceeding the gross weight on the permit Exceeding…Read more ›
  • Vehicle registration and licensing

    Darren Cottingham
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    The difference between registration and licensing While licensing is often called ‘rego’, there is a difference: Registration is when a car is first added to the Motor Vehicle Register in New Zealand and gets its registration plates. Licensing is the…Read more ›
 
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    jeffrey m hartman

  • On Not Liking Students

    jeffreymhartman
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Teachers expect to have some fondness for the students they teach. They enter the field motivated to help students make progress. Their desire to foster success leads them to focus on their students’ most positive attributes. Teachers become cheerleaders for their students. To the great disappointment of many teachers, certain students test that spirit of unwavering support. Most teachers meet at least a few students they find difficult to like. Expecting to like every student is unrealistic, even for the most idealistic teachers. Special education teachers in particular are likely to work…
  • Contemplating Manifestation Determinations

    jeffreymhartman
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Special education law has granted expansive educational opportunities to students with disabilities. Efforts to protect the educational rights of these students sometimes create scenarios that perplex rational people. Manifestation determinations present such a scenario. Explaining this process can leave one with as many questions as answers. Discipline for students with special needs often gets misunderstood. Many school employees believe they are powerless to discipline students with IEPs. This isn’t true. School officials can discipline these students. However, a process exists to…
  • More Thoughts On Teacher Effectiveness

    jeffreymhartman
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    A few posts ago, I detailed in what ways my lack of interest in having children might have impacted my performance as a teacher (“Being A Teacher Without Children”). I believe I have a built-in distance that influences my interpersonal skills. I’m naturally aloof and standoffish. Some coldness in me diminishes my desire to raise children. The source of this coldness might have been what helped me run an organized, efficient classroom, but it also prevented me from having the kind of empathy that some highly invested teachers cultivate. In that post, I claimed that teachers with children…
  • Accommodating Parents Who Can’t Read

    jeffreymhartman
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    I can’t recall any of my undergraduate professors mentioning the potential lack of literacy among parents. This was one of those issues I had to discover and confront on my own. My experience working in human services prepared me for the possibility of parental illiteracy. Working in urban schools made it a reality. Most of the parents I worked with were high school graduates who held some kind of blue collar or service industry jobs. A few had Bachelor’s degrees or were working towards one. Fewer than five (out of several hundred) held advanced degrees. Among those with high school…
  • How Parents Assure Quality Through Persistence

    jeffreymhartman
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    In special education, the most challenging cases schools face aren’t necessarily the ones involving students with the most intense disabilities. Instead, schools might have the greatest difficulty managing cases involving the most demanding parents. Tense relationships can develop between the schools that attempt to provide for students and the parents who insist that what the schools provide is never enough. Progress can get stymied as the parties bicker. However, sometimes the students at the center of these flurries end up with better than average IEPs. Some adage about squeaky wheels…
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    Lawless French

  • Le Comte de Monte-Cristo

    lkl
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dive into the opening paragraphs of the fascinating 19th-century novel Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. Published on Lawless French.          
  • Comparative Adverbs

    lkl
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    Comparative adverbs are used to compare the relative superiority or inferiority of two or more things. This superior lesson will keep you from getting an inferiority complex. ;-) Published on Lawless French.          
  • EN

    lkl
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    The letter combination en has four possible pronunciations, depending on the letters that precede or follow it. Published on Lawless French.          
  • Stem-Changing Verbs Quiz

    lkl
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Test yourself on French stem-changing verbs, or take a look at the lesson to review. Published on Lawless French.          
  • De l’importance de dire « bonjour »

    lkl
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    En France il est vital de toujours dire bonjour, en premier, avant de dire quoi que ce soit d’autre. Published on Lawless French.          
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    Room mom and classroom parent ideas, tips, and help - HomeRoom Mom

  • 40 Ultimate Room Mom Hacks

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Whether you’re a newly appointed room mom (welcome to the party!) or returning for another year of classroom fun (really, you rock), you’ll definitely want to bookmark our collection of room parent hacks. Tried and tested by the savviest party planning, glue stick wielding, smile making volunteer ninjas out there, these 40 tips and tricks will make your own room mom experience that much easier -- and a lot more fun. 1. Candy eyeballs are great for making last minute, super adorable, super healthy party snacks. via thecraftingchicks.com 2. Make a cupcake carrier out of an old cereal…
  • 50 Ideas To Make the Room Mom Experience Rock

    13 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    Like many school volunteer opportunities, the room mom gig isn’t something grown-ups instinctively know how to do just because they are parents. Being a room mom can be tricky—you need to know how to work with different personalities, relate to kids, run a craft project, organize volunteers, calm kids down, collect donations, and buy or make teacher gifts. You also need to be comfortable when things don’t go according to plan— and learn to live with a newly developed Pinterest addiction.So it’s a good thing that being a room mom is also so rewarding. You’ll feel great knowing you…
  • Why Being a Room Mom is Awesome

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    We know that being a room mom is a rewarding experience, but, we’re not the only ones who think so! So we wanted to share some inspiration from our room mom friends who love doing this job! We asked our Facebook community what’s great about being a room mom and here’s what we heard: Amber C: I love being room mom! You get to do those cute crafts that you keep saying you're going to do with your kids! Also, you also get to know the teacher. My boys love it and so do I!       Tracie M: Being a room mom is the best experience ever. It's being involved in your child's school, keeping…
  • Teacher Gift Contribution Letter

    11 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Organizing a group gift for the teacher? Make it simple with this cute and fully editable letter that includes a detachable form for class parents to fill in. You can either print out a copy of the letter and customize it or copy and paste the text below into your own document.{Teacher Gift Contribution Letter Download}Letter Copy: Dear Parents in [Teacher Name]’s Class, It’s that time of year again! School is almost done, and we all start thinking about ways to thank our teachers for another fabulous school year.I am organizing a group gift for our dedicated teachers for those parents…
  • Summer Jello Cups

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    If you are looking for an easy treat for the class to celebrate the arrival of summer, look no further! Not only is this easy to make, but the kids will love it. Really, what kid doesn't love Jello? And as an added bonus, the orange slice makes it a somewhat healthy snack too.Ingredients: - Blue Jello (you will need several boxes for an entire class) - Oranges - Small, hard plastic cups - Drink umbrellas Directions: Mix up the Jello according to the directions on the box. Fill each cup half way with the mixed up liquid Jello. Put the cups in the refrigerator for several hours until the Jello…
 
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    Engineers Corner

  • Direct Download Link to Windows 10 for Win 8, Win8.1 & Win 7 Users

    Yatharth Singh
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Microsoft Launched Windows 10 recently on 29th July 2015 across 190 Countries around the world. Everyone around the world can get a free Windows 10 Upgrade. The New Windows 10 Upgrade is free for all Windows 7, windows 8 & Windows 8.1 Customers. On 29th July Microsoft India also hosted an Event called #Windows10 Fan ... The post Direct Download Link to Windows 10 for Win 8, Win8.1 & Win 7 Users appeared first on Engineers Corner.
  • [FIX] Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on your website

    Yatharth Singh
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    Today in Early Morning many webmasters across the world got an Email from Google Search Console Team that “Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on your website” In our case at Engineers Corner we also got a similar message in a e-mail that Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on http://www.engineerscorner.in/. Many Webmasters are worried ... The post [FIX] Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on your website appeared first on Engineers Corner.
  • List of Top 20 teams of the Intel Innovate for Digital India Challenge

    Yatharth Singh
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Intel India today announced a shortlist of 20 teams participating in the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. 20 teams from across India will receive grants of INR 200,000 per team to develop prototypes in the final stage of this nation-wide contest. The Challenge aims to help bring ... The post List of Top 20 teams of the Intel Innovate for Digital India Challenge appeared first on Engineers Corner.
  • Check UPTU B.Tech 2nd Year Carry Over Exam Result 2014-15 Declared at @uptu.ac.in

    Yatharth Singh
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India also known as UPTU conducted B.Tech 2nd Year Carry Over Exam & the result of the same is officially declared by the university. The Much Awaited Result is finally declared, many 2nd Year (2nd year) Students were eagerly waiting for UPTU B.Tech 2nd Year Year Carry Over Result 2014-15 & Now The Result ... The post Check UPTU B.Tech 2nd Year Carry Over Exam Result 2014-15 Declared at @uptu.ac.in appeared first on Engineers Corner.
  • Check UPTU B.Tech 3rd Year Carry Over Exam Result 2014-15 Declared at @uptu.ac.in

    Yatharth Singh
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India also known as UPTU conducted B.Tech 3rd Year Carry Over Exam & the result of the same is officially declared by the university. The Much Awaited Result is finally declared, many 3rd Year (3rd year) Students were eagerly waiting for UPTU B.Tech 3rd Year Year Carry Over Result 2014-15 & Now The Result ... The post Check UPTU B.Tech 3rd Year Carry Over Exam Result 2014-15 Declared at @uptu.ac.in appeared first on Engineers Corner.
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    Creative Sol Vibrations

  • Who Thinks Your Thoughts? Being Accountable to Ourselves for the Thoughts and Feelings We Entertain

    Brendan D. Murphy
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” —Charles Swindoll The notion that how we feel is merely caused by events around us or directly involving us, is a scourge of our modern times. To believe that the external world and its perceived relationship to us is the major […] The post Who Thinks Your Thoughts? Being Accountable to Ourselves for the Thoughts and Feelings We Entertain appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Junk DNA: Our Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation

    Brendan D. Murphy
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Introduction Something that is not particularly widely known about the mind-body connection today is that, since the early 1940s, a genuine microbiological framework for understanding the power of suggestion, intention, belief, and experience in general has been developing. In this short essay based on my research in The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science and […] The post Junk DNA: Our Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Should I Leave My Door Open Or Closed During Heating & Cooling

    Tiffany Torbert
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    When it comes to heating and cooling your home, everything seems to point to sealing up any cracks or crevices as much as possible. This helps your HVAC system to work efficiently by keeping the heated and cooled air in your home instead of leaking it outside. This also helps to keep pollen and pollutants […] The post Should I Leave My Door Open Or Closed During Heating & Cooling appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • 5 Helpful Tips On Selecting A New Bathtub

    Gary Wilson
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Getting a new bathtub is an exciting time. There are many outstanding models available today that offer the types of features you’re going to love. Your budget and your needs will decide the kind of new bathtub you get. Construction costs vary based on the material used and where the tub is to be installed. […] The post 5 Helpful Tips On Selecting A New Bathtub appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
  • Satpura ki Rani – Pachmarhi

    Atul Chaudhary
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Pachmarhi is a small beautiful hill station in central India. It is a popular tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh and is filled with infinite natural allures and attractions. Visit the quaint town for a relaxing holiday and pick from the best Pachmarhi hotels. Pachmarhi is a popular hill station in Central India. It is a […] The post Satpura ki Rani – Pachmarhi appeared first on Creative Sol Vibrations.
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    Technology, Education and The Arts

  • You can now disable printing, downloading & copying of any file in Google Drive

    Paul Thomson
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Google Drive is a great platform for sharing files with students, teachers, and the wider community. In most cases, you want your students and colleagues to copy, print or download documents. However, there may be important files that you'd like to restrict and have complete control over! Today Google released an update for Google Drive that will give users an added level of control over their files. With Information Rights Management (IRM), people using Google Drive can now disable downloading, printing, and copying from the advanced sharing menu. This new option is available for…
  • Fixing Student Folders in Hapara Teacher Dashboard

    Paul Thomson
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    At the beginning of each term, it's usually a good idea to fix student folders in Teacher Dashboard. The most common reasons that you'll discover folder problems are:Student subject folders that have been deleted by a studentStudent subject folders that are missing or not visible in a student's Google DriveStudent subject folders that are not displaying in Teacher DashboardThe solution is very simple! If you encounter these or similar problems with student subject folders, please resolve them by navigating to the student's class in Teacher Dashboard, opening the Class Info page, and…
  • Google For Education Certification Upgraded & Open for Business.

    Paul Thomson
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:53 am
    The Google for Education Training Center offers in-depth training for educators at every level. Courses are self-paced, guided and designed to address real classroom needs. Google recognises that:Dedicated educators are lifelong learners. With that in mind, we've designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best, even better. Google has designed guided training paths just for educators. Whether you're planning to learn one new thing or to start the path to Google mastery, there's something for everyone. The training center has content to meet you…
  • Which style of 'Lunch and Learn' session suits your teachers? A simple comparison.

    Paul Thomson
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:47 pm
    What is a Lunch & Learn Session? Teachers are time poor where I come from and there is an expectation to attend professional development throughout the year. I believe in professional renewal and encourage all staff to gain as much training as possible to stay current in the field on education. This is difficult for some teachers to handle because they are either opposed to PD or simply don't have time.I think priorities have to change and teachers need to engage in meaningful professional development as much as they can. In such a time-critical workplace, I trialled 2 "Lunch and…
  • 3 Reasons Why StaffPad is the Greatest Music Composition Tool Ever!

    Paul Thomson
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    StaffPad is making waves in the music industry for all the right reasons. Educators and their students from all over the world are creating amazing content with this powerful software. I am confident that StaffPad will be defined as the greatest music composition tool in history. The powerful features of StaffPad are just as accessible for novice music students as they are relevant for professional composers. Here's 3 reasons why StaffPad is dominating the music industry. 1. Handwriting Recognition & The Surface PenThe integration of The Surface Pen and the Surface Pro…
 
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    genedmba.com

  • HEC Admission Process

    geadmin
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    The seemingly holistic process of granting a candidate admission to a top B School program anywhere in the world is necessarily less so because of the varying targets at each stage of the process. In effect, this grants the candidate considerable advantages if he or she is able to identify the levers whose application will most enhance the chances of a successful admission. The HEC MBA program is no different. Schools can typically be classified into categories based on certain broad parameters like class size, specialization, ranking, average GMAT score and so forth. Subsequently this also…
  • Analyzing ISB PGP’s Essay 2 – Option A For 2015-2016 Intake

    geadmin
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    ISB 2016 Intake has already released the list of its essays on 2nd May 2015. There have been subtle changes to some of the ISB essays while the other ones have remained to be almost same. Here we will analyze ISB PGP’s Essay 2- Option A and some tips you should consider while writing this essay and to increase the chances of admission in ISB PGP courses. Defining moment in your personal / professional life when you had to make a risky decision, and explain what you did, why and the outcome? What is the essay’s objective? The essay is designed to check the aptitude of a candidate. A risk…
  • ISB Hyderabad – A peek inside the business school

    geadmin
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:54 pm
    THE INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (ISB) is one of the largest private business schools of India. It caters its worldwide students with high-grade MBA program. The institute campus is based in Hyderabad and Mohali, which is not just beautifully built but also endow students with all mandatory amenities. The architects of the campus have preserved the amazing rock formation and tree canopies, including the modish building and conveniences with a picturesque landscape. Spread in an over 160 acres of area, ISB’s Hyderabad campus provides full-fledge amenities to the students they require while…
  • Kanika Aggarwal shared her ISB experience how she managed admission in ISB

    geadmin
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Been there, Done that!! A narrative shared by a successful applicant to the Indian School of Business Starting your career as a software developer in 2008 was not easy for many of us since Wall Street crippled and left its effects for a long time. Frustrated with little work, somebody advised me to utilize my time by taking a competitive exam. I zeroed on GMAT and prepared for the exam thoroughly as I was firm to secure a seat in an Indian B-School, especially Indian School of Business (ISB). I achieved my first milestone by scoring 700 in the exam which was decent enough to try for the…
  • INSEAD France Vs. Singapore – A Comparison

    geadmin
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    Originated around five decades ago in1957, INSEAD since its inauguration has established as a globally distinguished institution which provides its worldwide students with a range of business courses ranging from MBA to PHD programmes, Executive Education to Masters in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change, and INSEAD Knowledge. With INSEAD, every year comes up with the new accomplishments that makes it rank as one of the highest ranked business school of the world, it’s holistically known to prepare leaders in various business fields. The school, with its three…
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    Speak like Native

  • Work and Travel LONDON – My Journey with Tips and Tricks

    kotalaadam@gmail.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    London, the capital city of United Kingdom, is an amazing European metropolis with lots of new opportunities. It is rich on history, various art, fashion and nature. Because in this city live lots of people from other cultures you can be sure that you will find here delicious dishes from all over the World. In London everything seems to be possible and that’s true, you can achieve whatever you want if you are hard-working, reliable and ambitious. If you decide to work and travel here, I can assure you that there are plenty of job-opportunities for very good revenue. I know what I am…
  • How to Learn Languages Online

    kotalaadam@gmail.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Few days ago friend of mine asked me how to learn languages online with low budget and how to improve language skills so he could speak a foreign language in just under a month. As it is not an easy question and a lot of people are struggling to find the best answer, I started thinking. I imagined myself when I was younger searching through the Internet to find the perfect guide, but there wasn’t any. After all the years and searches I can say that I finally discovered one of the best ways How to learn languages online efficiently and pretty fast!   First steps First off, it is…
  • 4 Most Important Foreign Languages

    kotalaadam@gmail.com
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    As the world is tending to be more and more cosmopolitan, there is every day much more you can discover. Starting from just some casual things up to other cultures or Foreign languages. And I find it very important for ourselves, to improve our skills and by learning foreign languages we can achieve this far more easily then with other methods. This is proven to work well. In this case I bring you 4 most important foreign languages everyone should learn and reason why and what is it good for. Chinese China has proven itself to be a strong emerging economy. The improvements in technology in…
  • Are YOU ready to work abroad?!

    kotalaadam@gmail.com
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    Working overseas has been the dream for many job-seekers. It is not surprising seeing as there is a lot of benefits you can get from working abroad: high salary, great work facilities, health plan, etc. There are a lot of destinations you can go to, including but not limited to the US, UK, Australia, Japan, and European countries. Working abroad will require a lot of preparation and research about their systems and cultural differences. You can start with sending your CV to companies or applying through their websites. With social media and the internet you can now connect to people worldwide…
  • Benefits of Studying Abroad

    kotalaadam@gmail.com
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    Nowadays, we live in an era of globalisation. Through the internet, we meet a lot of new people from all over the world. There are lots of countries, each with their own people, cultures, and histories. There is a saying that states “The more you know, the more you know that you don’t know”. This arises in us an urge to go and see the world with our own eyes, to fill our heads with knowledge because what we have is not enough. As with everything else, there will be pros and cons of your decision to study abroad. First let us examine the benefits you will gain. Benefits We found out…
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    The Reading Corner

  • Christopher Mouse by William Wise

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This is the tale of a young mouse on a journey. Christopher begins his life with his mother and siblings in a box, only to see his brothers sold to a laboratory and his sister sold to a young girl at a pet store. Christopher, too, is separated from his mother and siblings, and is sold to a young boy with the appearance of the perfect pet owner. But Christopher’s life is full of surprising adventures, as he ends up with a new owner, an amazing and almost devastating encounter with a cat, an escape and adventure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more surprises along the way as he…
  • Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

    admin
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Once again, a moving historical picture book from Jacqueline Woodson that does so much more than simply tell a story. The setting is World War II, and Ada Ruth’s mother heads north to Chicago, where colored women have an opportunity to work as all of the men are at war. Ada Ruth stays behind with her Grandma, waiting anxiously for letters from Mama and thinking about when she will see her again. Ada Ruth takes care of a stray kitten, mothering the kitten and becoming attached – though her Grandma warns against it. She listens to the radio at night with her Grandma. Her…
  • Celebrating Hungary! Reading The Good Master by Kate Seredy

    admin
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Good Master, set in pre-WWI Hungary, won the Newbery Honor Award in 1935. Interestingly, Kate Seredy wrote and illustrated the book. And the illustrations are amazing! They bring life to the book. When I picked up this book as an adult, I immediately remembered every single illustration – and I spent quite a while just browsing each chapter heading and examining each illustration while I thought about how to teach this novel. The illustrations are gorgeously detailed and immediately take the reader back to another time of peace and idyllic country life in beautiful Hungary. Kate…
  • Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two girls, different and yet the best of friends, hilarious adventures, crazy antics, you will laugh out loud and fall in love with Bink and Gollie. Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee teamed up to create a fabulous duo, perfect for beginning readers. After all, who wouldn’t laugh at the idea of giving a fish a pancake, right? When Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee met, they quickly became friends – laughing along the way and discussing books. Soon, they were planning a book together and trading letters back and forth – good old fashioned pen pals! Read about how Kate DiCamillo…
  • Dave the Potter – Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Dave the Potter tells the story of an African-American slave, born about 1800 in South Carolina. Much of Dave’s life remains a mystery, but the pottery he created helps tell some of his tale. Dave lived in a time where slaves were not allowed to be educated, and slaves were punished severely if caught reading or writing. In his home state of South Carolina, an anti-literacy statute was upheld without question and slaves were routinely imprisoned or fined for displaying their knowledge of reading or writing.  For many years Dave wrote on his pots, sometimes just the initials of his…
 
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    EduAdvisor

  • 6 Ways To Destroy Your Future

    Stanley Low
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    College is a very important time in your life, and if you're not careful, you could have your future turn to dust. Here are 6 things you MUST avoid at all costs. Read More The post 6 Ways To Destroy Your Future appeared first on EduAdvisor.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! What You Need to Know About Making Movies [Infographic]

    Michelle Leo
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Did you know that it took 3,310 crew members to make Iron Man 3, which is just 2 hours long? Take a peek behind the scenes to find out what's involved when making a blockbuster film! Read More The post Lights, Camera, Action! What You Need to Know About Making Movies [Infographic] appeared first on EduAdvisor.
  • 7 Survival Tips to Making Friends in College

    Terence Lim
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    College is a whole new world, with many unfamiliar faces and places. With so many challenges ahead, it's always great to have friends who will motivate and support you throughout the journey. Here are seven tips on how you can easily make friends in college. Read More The post 7 Survival Tips to Making Friends in College appeared first on EduAdvisor.
  • 13 Simple Ways to Improve Your English

    Stanley Low
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Is there a way to improve your English without spending thousands of ringgit on language classes? We've scoured the depths of the internet to find the best resources for you. Here are thirteen ways for you to improve your English — all without spending a single sen! Read More The post 13 Simple Ways to Improve Your English appeared first on EduAdvisor.
  • 6 Surprising Insights from a 3D Digital Animator

    Sue Loh
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Ever wanted to create animated cartoons or delve into visual special effects? We spoke to Kee Yong Pin, Chief Operating Officer of Animonsta Studios, the people behind Malaysia's successful animated series BoBoiBoy, to find out what it takes to be a 3D animator in Malaysia! Read More The post 6 Surprising Insights from a 3D Digital Animator appeared first on EduAdvisor.
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    communication management

  • What is The Written Communication

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    The emphasis in" the chapter so far has been on oral and visual communication. But much communication is written, and some consideration of the special features of written communication is necessary. The main point that needs stressing is that written communication is one-way and the recipient, or recipients, have, for the time being at least, to rely on the writer’s accuracy of expression. The
  • The Importance of Communication Why Not

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    The importance of communication is very important in today's world. this is part of the management of communication which will be discussed together. Do you know about the ability to communicate yourself ..? Consider the following information, and you will understand how important it is to communicate. The Importance of Communication Managers are likely to spend most of their time engaged
  • 5 The Cause Of The Failure Improve Communication Skills

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    To be able to improve communication skills, you must know and pay attention some constraints which can be a problem in your improving communication skills. This is an early stage part of the communication management which will be beneficial for your life which will come. So, Do You Agree ? OK 5 The Cause Of The Failure Improve Communication Skills Having stressed the importance of the
  • Listening Problems : The First is An Obstacle To Improve Communication Skills

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    It is appropriate to explain one major misconception about communication at this stage. This point is not only important in its own right but develops the argument that the approach of many managers to communication may not be sufficiently sophisticated. Communication is usually seen as the need to brief other people. The reality is that most of a manager’s time needs to be concerned with the
  • Lack of feedback : The Secon is An Obstacle To Improve Communication Skills

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    The problem of effective communication is unfortunately greater than just the recognition of its scale and importance and the comprehension that one needs to receive information as well as disseminate it. It is all too easy for people to assume that they have effectively communicated and be blissfully unaware that their attempts at communication have been partially successful or, in some cases,
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  • UNIOSUN Post UTME/DE for 2015

    Aminat Afolabi
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    This is to inform the general public that Osun State University (UNIOSUN) post UTME and Direct Entry screening exercise Application Forms for admission into the undergraduate programmes of the institution is now available on-line. Candidates Eligible for UNIOSUN Post UTME…Read more ›
  • OAU Post-UTME for 2015

    Aminat Afolabi
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This is to inform the general public that Obafemi Awolowo University 2015 Post-UTME Screening Exercise of the university will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2015 by 12.00 noon in various centers at OAU, Ile-Ife. All candidates are expected to…Read more ›
  • NYSC Warns Institutes Over Mobilizing Illicit Students

    Aminat Afolabi
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has entitled on institutions to send the names of qualified candidates with JAMB results for 2015 Batch B NYSC mobilization, including the names of accredited courses offered by the students. The body added that…Read more ›
  • Malaysian Government Scholarships for International Students Worldwide

    Aminat Afolabi
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    Are you interested in studying at Malaysia? Here is an opportunity for you. Malaysian government is offering scholarships for postgraduate (masters, PhD and postdoctoral) degree in all courses. Scholarship Depictions The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the…Read more ›
  • Federal Poly Ede HND, Pre-ND and ND Application Form for 2015/2016 is out

    Aminat Afolabi
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    This is to inform the general public that applicants are invited from qualified candidates for admission into the following programmes of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State for 2015/2016 Academic Session: HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND), FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES The following programmes…Read more ›
 
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    Single Moms Work

  • How to Rise Above the Drama of Divorce

    singlemomswork
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Divorce can be an emotionally devastating time, for both you and your children, even if you weren’t legally married, but were living together for multiple years. Studies have shown that this can have the same impact as divorce on both divorcees and children. Too often, spouses can add to these trying times with frequent arguments and angry phone calls. Too often children are thrown into the middle of arguments, which causes the child to feel as though they have to choose between parents. Divorce or separation doesn’t have to get this ugly though. It doesn’t have to traumatize your…
  • The Single Moms Club

    singlemomswork
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Single Moms Club is almost good. The premise, if not the most original thing in the world, is at least full of promise. Five single mothers from different backgrounds are thrown together by the principal at their childrens’ prep school, and told to plan a fundraiser. The school is threatening to expel their kids due to various infractions, and somehow (it’s never made clear why) forcing the mothers of these bad kids to plan an event is seen as the perfect solution. Never mind. These devices are par for the course in a Tyler Perry film. So is an overwhelming desire to tie…
  • How to Make Your Mornings Hassle Free

    singlemomswork
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    Mornings can easily be a crazy time for single moms. While you are trying to tie one kids shoes, the other one can’t find his socks (that were laid out perfectly the night before, according to him), and you still have to pack lunches and look presentable at work. If this sounds like your morning, this article is for you. Morning don’t have to end with a mad dash out the door followed by a prayer that your boss won’t be mad when you arrive late again. Follow these easy tips to make your mornings a breeze: Lay out clothes the night before. Make sure that everyone has their clothes laid…
  • When Should You Let Him Meet Your Kids?

    singlemomswork
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    When dating a new guy, one question that will inevitably pop into your mind will be “is it too soon for him to meet my kids?” Different people have various opinions on this one. While one woman may introduce her children to a random friend with benefits, another may wait until they have been in a relationship for at least six months. Which one is the best possible solution though? When you begin to date someone, it may be tempting to invite them on a fun trip to an amusement park with you and your children, and it can definitely be a hassle only seeing your new love when you don’t have…
  • Single Mothers’ Housing Assistance: Know Your Options

    singlemomswork
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    A good home can make or break a childhood. As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible childhood that sets them up for life. And where you live can make all the difference. So many single mothers battle it out every single day to ensure their child gets a safe, warm home environment that allows them to thrive.   You might think the government would do something to help, and you wouldn’t be wrong. You are probably also aware of some private agencies that are designed to help. The challenge is knowing the options available to you and ensuring you make the most of them.
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    ssc exam result 2015-16

  • Madhyanchal Gramin Bank Recruitment 2015 Office Asst Posts

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    Madhyanchal Gramin Bank has liberated a notification from the appointment of 207 skilled candidates on the Office Asst (Multipurpose) posts. Keen candidates with required educational qualification can apply before 13th Aug 2015. Candidates who are interested to work in banking sector and they have qualified in RRBs CWE-III will be eligible to apply. Selection will be based on candidates’ performance in RRBs CWE-III exam. Candidates need to make their online registration to apply. More details have mentioned below about Madhyanchal Gramin Bank Recruitment like age limit, selection process,…
  • Rajasthan Forest Department Recruitment 2015 Forest Guard

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    Rajasthan forest department has published a recruitment notification regarding engagement of 1300 eligible candidates on the Forest Guard posts. Application can be submitted by the deserved eligible candidates before the given time period. Candidates with required qualification may apply through online mode at the official website of Rajasthan forest department. Candidates have to fill the required details on it and upload copies of the required documents. Selection of the candidates will be made through written examination, physical test and interview. For more information’s about…
  • CLW Recruitment 2015 clw.indianrailways.gov.in 615 Apprentice Notification

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has released a notification for the candidates who have completed their 10th, 12th Class and ITI. This recruitment will be conduct for the selection of 615 eligible candidates on the posts of NCVT & Non-ITI in Fitter, Machinist, Turner, Electrician, Welder (G & E), Ref. & A.C. Mechanic, Painter (G) trades. Keen aspirants are invited to apply by posts between the dates of 24th July 2015 to 24th Aug 2015. State Owned Chittaranjan Locomotive Works is a largest locomotive manufacturer in the world. If you want to join this department you need mention…
  • CTET September 2015-16 – Dates – Application Form- syllabus

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Central Board of Secondary Education has librated a notification as CTET September 2015.  The CTET will be held for the selection of eligible candidates for the various posts of Teacher in government and private schools. CBSE Board will organize this test for the teachers post for class I to VIII. Keen candidates who want to work as a teacher and possess required eligibility criteria may apply here. CTET September 2015 – 2016 CTET held’s every year and a lot of candidates appear in this test for the teaching posts. Candidates have to make their online registration to appear in this…
  • CTET Syllabus 2015 ctet.nic.in Paper 1 & 2 PDF Download

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) held’s by Central Board of Secondary Education every year to select deserved eligible candidates for the vacant teacher’s posts. Candidates who are going to compete in this test must know the complete syllabus. Central Board of Secondary Education has unleashed the CTET Paper 1 & 2 Syllabus. So candidates have to download it and make their preparation. This examination will be held for the selection of candidates for the vacant posts in government & private school teachers for class 1st to 8th. CTET Syllabus 2015 Here on this page we have…
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    Welcome to INSCOL Canada Blog

  • Role Of An ER Nurse In A Medical Facility

    INSCOL Canada
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    Whenever there is an emergency, a patient is brought to the emergency room to provide immediate medical assistance by doctors and nursing staff. There are times when medical facilities face shortage and non-availability of emergency nursing staff to meet the needs of emergency. This opens up the doors of opportunity for new nurse graduates as well as nursing professionals to pursue a career of an ER Nurse. Let us see what it takes to make a career in this field of profession - Job Duties of Emergency NurseThe primary role of an ER practitioner is quick and accurate assessment of incoming…
  • The Rising Demand for Registered Nurses

    INSCOL Canada
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    On the global front there is a major shortage of registered nurses owing to many reasons. The most prominent one being baby boomers age that further intensifies the need for health care workers. This blog shares the four top reasons for growing demand of RNs.Here are the top 4 reasons that shows the demand for RNs is growing:Aging Population With the baby boomer generation reaching old age resulting in increased need for clinically skilled nurses for their care and assistance. This is also resulting in an imbalanced ratio of younger generation to senior citizens.This is one of the major…
  • 4 Innovative ways for Nurses that Helps in Patient Education

    INSCOL Canada
    20 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Patient education is an essential process of nursing care wherein nurses and other health professionals impart health related information with an intent to improve their health status. There are many which nurses can adopt for effective patient-education. Here are 4 best ways for nurses to educate patients -Hands-on-learning This is the simplest and most effective learning method used by nurses for patient education. In this way, nurses first demonstrate the instructions or lesson and then ask patients to validate what they have understood. In this method, patients grasp quickly as…
  • Being a RN is the Swiftest Way to Start Your Dream Nursing Career

    INSCOL Canada
    5 May 2015 | 3:50 am
    Are you considering the profession of a nurse? Well that’s a wise career decision. Nursing is a rewarding career, gives myriad opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Moreover, for Registered Nurses (RN), growth prospects are unlimited. Scope for Registered NursesJust as any other health worker, Registered Nurse degree holder assists in the care of sick and infirm to facilitate patient care in an effective manner.There are numbers of exciting areas of nursing practice an RN can choose as per the choice and experience of multiple areas will be additional…
  • The 2 Most Competitive & Coveted Jobs in Canada for Advance Nursing Practice

    INSCOL Canada
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    As per the Canadian Nurses Association prediction, there is a staggering demand of 60,000 nurses that is needed by the year 2022.Thus, Registered Nurses are in high demand throughout Canada giving the option to nurses to work in a wide range of capacities. With the advancement in nursing, there are so many options available, from traditional bedside nursing to advance nursing practices that does not necessarily require nurses to work at the bedside of a hospitalized patient. Occupational Health Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist are the top 2 most competitive & coveted advance practice…
 
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  • ICFAI IBSAT 2015 Application Process

    Vikas Rasam
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:16 pm
    ICFAI IBSAT 2015 Application Process ICFAI foundation for higher education has announced the dates for IBSAT 2015, which is a management aptitude test which is conducted for admissions into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IICPT B.Tech/M.Tech/ Ph.D Admissions 2015

    Vikas Rasam
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    IICPT B.Tech/M.Tech/ Ph.D Admissions 2015 Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology- IICPT Thanjavur , invites application for the admission to the B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MDI Gurgaon Part Time PGPM 2015

    Vikas Rasam
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:57 pm
    MDI Gurgaon Part Time PGPM 2015 Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon has started the admission process for the session of 2015. The institute has invited applications for its part-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • RGNIYD Post Graduate Programmes 2015

    Vikas Rasam
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    RGNIYD Post Graduate Programmes 2015 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development- RGNIYD Chennai invites applications for admission to Master's Programmes in Counselling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Shiv Nadar University M.Sc/PG in Data Analytics

    Vikas Rasam
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Shiv Nadar University M.Sc/PG in Data Analytics Shiv Nadar University (SNU) invites applications for admissions to M.Sc. in Data Analytics and PG Diploma in Business and Data Analytics. For program... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Real Life in First Grade

  • Make a Great First Impression {BTS Link Up}

    Melissa Glenn
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    I'm linking up with Christina from Hanging Around in Primary and Katie at Pop Into Primary to share our best back to school tips. Here in New Jersey we don't go back to school until September. So I won't have access to my classroom until late August. Truth is, there isn't a whole lot we can do before we get into our classrooms. But one thing we can do is reach out to the parents of our future students to introduce ourselves.You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the letter you mail home introducing yourself is your only chance to do so with most of your students. I know…
  • Assess Me: A Get to Know You Linky

    Melissa Glenn
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:53 pm
    I decided to link up with Rachel Lamb over at The Tattooed Teacher. Such a fun way to get to know one another a little better! Does this remind anyone else of the days of AOL (dial-up) surveys and profiles, or am I the only one? :P
  • My Word Wall Doesn't Look Like the Others- And That's Okay

    Melissa Glenn
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    A Word Wall is a "must have" in any elementary school classroom. Although they vary in color and style, it's safe to say I've seen one displayed in every primary classroom I've visited.My classroom is no exception.Buuuuut...Yup. That's my word wall. I know what you're thinking. You are wondering- Why is it so small? Where are the letters of the alphabet?! Why are some of the words out of alphabetical order?My Word Wall does not look like the others and that is okay!My Word Wall isn't tremendous because I think it's too overwhelming for children to have more than this amount of words with this…
  • Five for Friday

    Melissa Glenn
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
     Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week on your blog.For years I got gel manicures and pedicures at the salon, but lately I've been doing them myself. After a lot of trial and error I've found that my go-to brand is Essie for color and Seche Vite for top coat. I'm loving all the summer colors! I keep my nail stuff on my computer desk, because I love to do my nails while working on the computer. It sounds crazy, but it really helps time pass when I'm waiting for them to dry. It's tricky to type while I do so, but can…
  • Getting Kids to WANT To Wear Their Glasses

    Melissa Glenn
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    I understand what it is like to not be able to see well. One of my teachers identified that I needed glasses when I was in the fourth grade. My parents promptly took me to the eye doctor to get a pair- and I promptly hid them in my backpack where I never used them. By the time I was in the seventh grade, I grew really tired of not being able to see the board in class. At this point, I was able to convince my parents that glasses were actually not the solution to my vision problems, and thus became the first person in my class to have contacts. Point is- I get it. While I don't have an issue…
 
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    MedObserverships

  • The differences between Observerships, Clerkships, Electives and Externships for Students and IMGs

    coordinator
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Whether as a medical student or international medical graduate (IMG), you’ve certainly come across the terms: clerkships, observerships, electives, and externships. All of these come into play when discussing US clinical experience (USCE) and are essential for an IMG’s residency match application and students who may think they’re interested in pursuing a US residency training […]
  • Processing of Service Requests in Relation to Applicants and Institutions from Cuba

    Amal
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    ECFMG is pleased to announce that it will resume processing of service requests in relation to applicants from and institutions in Cuba. As previously announced, ECFMG was not processing such requests, pending approval of its license application for Cuba by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Today, […]
  • ECFMG On-line Services Unavailable July 18

    ibshusain
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Due to scheduled maintenance, ECFMG’s on-line services will be unavailable from approximately 7:00 a.m. through approximately 5:00 p.m. on July 18, 2015. All times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States.During this maintenance period, you will be unable to access the following:The World Directory of Medical Schools also will be unavailable during this […]
  • Processing of USMLE Applications for Applicants from Sudan

    Jennifer
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    ECFMG is pleased to announce that it will resume processing of applications for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) for applicants from Sudan.Currently, ECFMG still cannot process certain other service requests not related to administration of USMLE, pending approval of its license application by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. […]
  • Processing of Service Requests in Relation to Applicants and Institutions from Crimea, Cuba, and Sudan

    Jennifer
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury currently restricts interactions between U.S. organizations and entities in certain countries/regions, including Crimea, Cuba, and Sudan. ECFMG has applied to OFAC for licenses for Crimea, Cuba, and Sudan that, if approved, would permit ECFMG’s activities related to verification of medical credentials […]
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    JAMB CBT Guide

  • Delsu 2015/2016 Post-UTME Screening form now on sale

    JambCBT
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    This is to inform all candidates who chose Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that: Although Jamb decided the cut off for the Delta State University, Abraka, all candidates who chose DELSU as their first choice of University and scored 180 and above can apply, but they must submit a copy of the jamb result with a scratch card attached to verify the result. The venue for the examination will be at sites II and III The Post UTME shall be by Computer Based Test (CBT) On-line application will start from Monday 27th July, 2015…
  • AKSU 2015/2016 Post-UTME Admission Requirements

    JambCBT
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Candidates who chose the Akwa Ibom State University as their first or second choice in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are to take cognizance of the  Admission requirements through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 1. Minimum of Credit passes in Five (5) subjects including English Language at SSCE, GCE O’Level and any other equivalent examinations. 2. UTME scores of at least 180 and above (subject to change). 3. Post-UTME screening score of not less than 180 (subject to change). 4. In addition to the above, candidates must make Akwa Ibom State…
  • RSUST 2015/2016 Post-UTME Date, Cut-off Mark, Eligibility And Registration Details

    JambCBT
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    RSUST 2015/2016 Post-UTME Date, Cut-off Mark, Eligibility And Registration Details.  This is to inform all  candidates who chose the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) during the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and have received notification to that effect from JAMB are hereby requested to take note of the following:- i. The screening exercise for admission of candidates will be administered only on candidates who chose RSUST and have received notification to that effect from JAMB. ii Only candidates who scored 180 and above in the Unified…
  • ESUT 2015/2016 Post-UTME Date, Cut-off Mark, Eligibility And Registration Details

    JambCBT
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:53 pm
    All candidates who choosed Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) in the 2015 UTME and scored 180 and above, and all those who did not choose ESUT but wish to apply, are invited to ESUT screening exercise at the ESUT permanent campus, Agbani on the days and time indicated below: DAY 1 (18/8/2015) TIME FACULTY DEPARTMENTS P-UTME SUBJECTS 9.00AM 1. Faculty of Engineering All departments in Engineering ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATHEMATICS PHYSICS 2. Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences (Group A) 1. Physics 2. Mathematics/Statistics 3. Geology & Mining 4. Computer & Information…
  • CRUTECH 2015 Post-UTME Date, Cut-off Mark, Eligibility And Registration Details

    JambCBT
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:46 pm
    CRUTECH 2015 Post-UTME Date, Cut-off Mark, Eligibility And Registration Details.  This is to inform all candidates who made Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) as their first choice, and score a minimum of 180 and above in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that the Post UTME Screening Exercise for admission into the 2015/2016 Academic Session will be held on Saturday, 22nd August 2015 at Calabar Campus. Registration is online. The Online Registration commences on Monday, 20th July, 2015, and ends onThursday, 20th August, 2015. PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION To…
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    Poem World

  • Holiday Reflection

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Thanksgiving is available however , once a yearThis is a point in time anytime loved ones get closeThat will replicate and gives kudos for people people support costlyPeople memorialize Seasonal utilizing people together with nutritionSpend an afternoon utilizing friends and family together with every from a superior atmosphereEventually it is actually everywhere on together with accents happen to be set asideAfter which you can people do it right most of for a second time to your after that holiday getawayWill enjoy the popular Year or so together with always keep pray full of lifeThat our…
  • To My Child

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Return into the fold Of my defensive wings. Let not your soul be fretful, you are here with me. I will dependably be You're one on which to incline, Your stone, your number one fan. Trepidation no youngsterTo talk your brain. Fix the wrongs of the day, What's more, together we'll get them right. Talk about feelings of anguish, So that they may be stifled. Share your delights, So that they may be my delights as well. Continuously realize that I am with you, For you are my valuable blessing From God. I will dependably adore you, What's more, put you safe from life's hardships. I will pay your…
  • My Angel

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    Like a kid secure inside the heat of the acceptGuarded in the chilly reckless globe outdoorsVia all of the tests as well as hardships which i might encounterWe understood which below your own wings I possibly could operate as well as concealYou've proven knowing as well as empathy through the many yearsWhich eventually might help to make me personally the individual I ought to end up beingIn the end the actual huge smiles as well as via all of the holesWe had been after that sightless, however right now We lastly observeI've 2 angels who've dropped in the skiesWho does raise me personally…
  • A Mission

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    As well as discovered the amount these are often generally there?The amount you desire the crooks to only fade away then again you already know,Comprehend the amount that they necessarily mean to you personally along with the amount you're keen on these peopleNot likely given that they could usually disappointed people oftenNonetheless they will not likely vanish entirelyWhenever they like anyone, they will more than likely accomplish,They may certainly not keep anyoneThey have got some work that will Our god features routed the crooks to accomplishSo this means they may certainly not keep…
  • Blue

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Your woman was created red as well as gentle along with all the woman's feetYour woman experienced my personal eye as well as the woman's moms nasal areaYour woman cried for any second after which resolved lowerThe actual angle associated with my entire life along with locks associated with dark brownSeveral weeks passed as well as all of us viewed the woman's developSomething had been incorrect as well as we'd to understandA doctor known as along with issue upon their thoughtsAs well as explained my personal angel have been delivered sightlessWe cried for some time after which I acquired…
 
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    Student Teacher Centre

  • School Event Series, Publicity /Message Details Brochure- Pamphlet

    Saif Ullah
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    This design template is a sample of Event Publicity Brochure like Computer Program, Sports Events Series, School Exhibitions etc. It is a word file fully customizable. As everything is free to download, and everything took time and labor to be produced, please encourage and acknowledge our struggle by sharing the posts, referring your friends, or liking our Facebook page and following our Google+ page. View/Download the Template in Word FormYou may like to view some other beautiful design templates
  • The New Constitution B.A English Short Story Punjab University

    Saif Ullah
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    1.     The New ConstitutionSaadat Hasan MantoSummaryThe story “The New Constitution” conveys the idea that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. It also tells the reader about the true feelings of the common people of India for the British.Ustad Mangu is a tongawala and lives in Lahore. He is illiterate. He is in the habit of overhearing his fares. Once he overhears from his fares about the communal violence. He is worried and tells his friends about the reason of this communal violence.He hates the English because of their arrogance and insulting behavior. Once a…
  • Rappaccini's Daughter B.A English Short Story Complete Note Punjab University

    Saif Ullah
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    1.     Rappaccini’s DaughterNathaniel HawthorneQ.1. Discuss the theme of the story.The theme of the story is man’s wild hunger for knowledge and power. Scientists work for more power and knowledge. They are ambitious to rule over the rulers through their power of knowledge. They do not bother about human side of emotions and feelings.Prof. Rappaccini is a typical scientist. His lust for power leads him to make various experiments with poisons. The result of his work is a horrible variety of deadly poisons. The poisonous herbs developed by him make his garden a zone of…
  • How to Add a Notification for Cookies for European Union Countries-A Guide for Blogger Blogspot

    Saif Ullah
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    Google’s service blogger has sent notification to all blogger’s users about showing information on cookies. European union laws are strict about the cookies to indicate which cookies are stored. Also using google analytics and google adsense script cause for it, so if you are using these it’s mandatory to let visitors know which information you stores.This is a sad news for non-professional users. Let me tell you how you can make this happen easily...It's very easy. I have installed this notification as you can see on the top right side of this page. And if you are worried about how you…
  • Seven Bollywood Movies Every College Student Must Watch

    Saif Ullah
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    The following list of eight Bollywood Hindi movies is recommended to every college student. The movies carry inspirational messages and many lessons for the college students. If you are a college or university student or intend to attend a college or university, I would recommend you watch this list of movies to get inspiration, motivation and thought provoking lessons. These movies cover the issues of students, teachers, educational institutions, student-teacher relationships, and overall issues of our education system in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It will help you a better stay at…