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Innovation in Education is Overrated

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As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. There is nothing wrong with that. Few people lead while most…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 20, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments

5 places to acquire new knowledge in

To be modern today means to study online everything that's possible. Programming, design, art, law and many other things. I would like to propose you 5 most popular sites to study. You can spend your evenings practicing programming or creating outstanding stuff for your home. 



1. Codecademy.com



Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, Ruby and different…

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Added by Walter Hurley on August 16, 2016 at 5:57am — 2 Comments

4 Steps to make your profile pic look really professional

When I first added logos to my profile picture, I just simply did it in Preview on a mac. It was effortless. Once people saw my profile sporting my nifty badges to show off my accomplishments, everyone wanted to know how to do this and I wanted to help. Since not everyone has a Mac I put together these handy directions to use on any device. I used Lunapic, a free online photo editor.

 

Step 1:  Upload your photo into…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on August 6, 2016 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Writing with iPad: Portable and Practical for Students and Professionals

iPad: An Effective Tool for Writing

 

Writers tend to…

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Added by Kurtis Brase on August 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Online Degree Courses To Pave A Way To Better Future For The Students

Need a sure-fire way to success? Then online degree courses might be your thing. Millions of self-motivated learners are banking on e-Learning to get their desired degrees and pave the way to a brighter career.

Image Courtesy: bit.ly/2aw52P3

The popularity of online learning is becoming more…

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Added by Mark William on August 2, 2016 at 3:39am — No Comments

Teaching in China

Dear Teacher colleagues,

I am working with a company in Beijing that is hiring teachers who are native English speakers to teach a humanities curriculum to very small classes (4-6 students). Shang Learning works with students in Beijing who wish to attend boarding high schools and colleges in the United States.

Compensation is very competitive. This is a great chance to live and work in Beijing and to work with great kids on a rigorous curriculum.

Please contact me with…

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Added by Chris McEnroe on August 1, 2016 at 8:18am — No Comments

8 Awesome Tips to Your First Resume Writing

A person creating their first resume can look for tips. The resume is a presentation of the person’s skills in written format. It can show the applicant's abilities and their potential to be successful at a certain job. The purpose of the resume is to give the person an opportunity to gain an…

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Added by Sylvia Giltner on July 28, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

Here are 10 Methods That Help to Improve Essay Writing Skills

Essay writing is a serious business. Some of us just write essays as an assignment for school or college and some want to be great writers and create essays to practice their skills and deliver some work. No matter that the initial reason is, writing essays is a skill that everyone needs to have and to develop. If you believe that you are not yet a guru or creating quality essays, the following methods are for you.

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Added by Alyce Fabel on July 26, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

The Road That Should Not Be Taken

I remember way back in the 70’s, I think it was Time magazine that came out with an article listing the most difficult jobs in America. I remember it because at the top of that list was the job of an eighth grade English teacher. Time based its list…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on July 26, 2016 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Tips on Choosing University

Most people want to continue studying at college after they graduate from school. College enables all students to improve their knowledge in studying about special lesson during at school. Besides, you can also expand and train yourself to master one study program in college so you will be able to…

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Added by Mary Isom on July 21, 2016 at 4:50am — 1 Comment

5 Ways How Students Can Find Useful Resources For Writing Scientific Research

University students can look for different ways to find sources for scientific research. While attending college there can be many required assignments that will entail locating pertinent data sources. All types of students will usually be expected to complete some sort of scientific research. Even…

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Added by Dante Munnis on July 12, 2016 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

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Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook. I connected with family and friends. This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on July 9, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Blend Learning and Play for Your Kids This Summer

School is over, that means no more bedtimes, lunch boxes, studying or homework. Undoubtedly every kid looks forward to the much awaited summer break, but how do we, as parents slip in a little productivity along with their playtime? Read on to find out.

Blend Learning and Play for Your Kids This Summer

  1. How about some family game nights?

    Picking games that require kids to use strategy and think ahead, guarantees a learning experience along with the fun. Scrabble Jr., Lakeshore…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on June 30, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Manage Effectively Your Time being a College Student

The old saying goes that time is money and that rings true for some people, but not for the unemployed, who statistically have fewer chances of having money. They mostly have nothing but time in their hands, literally. How is time money for them then? But that is beside the point. What is time for the college student? It is greatness, it is volunteering, it is a party, it is learning, it is getting a girlfriend/boyfriend, it is growing. Essentially, time is what one makes it. Given all the…

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Added by Dante Munnis on June 22, 2016 at 4:33am — 1 Comment

10 Top Essay Writing Tools To Ease Your Students’ Lives

What does it really take a student to write an essay even with the teacher’s detailed guidelines? Your explanation is just one try to help a student understand academic writing secrets. But it’s not enough because writing an essay depends not on a talent exceptionally.…

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Added by Veronica Hunt on June 21, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

The Importance of Developing and Maintaining Writing Skills During College Time

Writing is definitely not for everybody. It is a fact. It is often an extremely hard job, but at the same time it can bring you a lot of benefits. Expressing yourself through writing can be wonderful and could serve to expand your experience, imagination and communication skills.

Because writing…

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Added by Dante Munnis on June 21, 2016 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

New Teacher Academy at #ISTE2016

Going to #ISTE2016? Are you a new or pre-service teacher? Admin or Professor, who works with new teachers? Join us! Oh and did I mention it's FREE?!

+Tanya Avrith …

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Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on June 17, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

PLN

Why should teachers join a PLN? Read this article and comment on how a PLC has been effective for you.  

http://catlintucker.com/2011/08/5-reasons-teachers-should-create-a-pln-now/

Added by Katie Sheehan on June 16, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Elementary school in Norway

The school system in Norway is a very contradictory topic among those who faced it directly. Most often outraged accustomed to strict discipline, control and detailed study of each subject. While parents decide what are the pros and cons of European schools and what each child needs, we try to…

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Added by Amelia Bennett on June 16, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

How do the students see the ideal teacher?

Students often complain of teachers: evaluation of the scores is unfair, lectures are dull and dry, the explanation is unclear, etc. And if there is a perfect teacher? What is important for students?

Well, if we take into account that the students - it is very funny and interesting…

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Added by Amelia Bennett on June 16, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

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