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February 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Investing in the All-rounder

There is a niche market for skilled and well rounded educator in any faculty who takes on a passive leadership role. This is the educator is a lifelong learner in both formal or informal settings. This leader is connected and contributes actively to a Professional Learning Network #PLN they have created for themselves. This network has like minded educators in a diverse range of roles, experience and perspective on education should look today and in the future. This leader is the educator who… Continue

Added by Claudine Neal on February 22, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Skills Every Student Must Have for Any Career

Every year college graduates and job hunters face changes of the job market and the educational market as well. Learners study hard in order to get the desired job and choose a college degree or program that goes with a future career. There are various employment demands and students should be ready to conform to the…

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Added by LysaLover32 on February 15, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The IKEA Effect in Education

Couple assembles ikea furniture - which gender does it better

During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of Bull, a show about scientific jury selection, or possibly jury manipulation, there was a term used by Dr. Bull that I had not heard before, “The IKEA Effect”. It was explained by the main character that it was a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How Blogger gives every student a voice

I use Google Classroom in my technology lab almost all day, everyday. It's a great tool. I've personalized each class with a portrait of the kids. Here's some of my little knuckleheads.

I also use many other Google…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on February 8, 2017 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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