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June 2012 Blog Posts (35)

A conference on the West coast, I'm here on the East coast...and happy to be here!

This week there is a large conference, called ISTE, going on in California, the topic of which is education and technology. Someone I know is there (he teaches at a popular school in LA which shall remain nameless), and has been blogging about his experience at the conference. I have been asking myself; shouldn’t I be there? My first thought was, of course I should! Education and technology are my specialty and my passion! How could I miss this? I kicked myself a few times for good…

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Added by Yosef Resnick on June 28, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Effective Ways to Save Money on Books







Book readers may spent hundreds of dollars on purchasing Books, But now Computers and Internet facilitate every reader to save his money by getting free online books, download any book using e-reader software. There are some effective ways to save your money on books which will be helpful for all readers.…



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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

How to Preserve College Textbooks?







The necessity to shop for a brand new textbook in college is inevitable and while most think that such investment will soon lose its value as soon as the term ends, you thought wrong. In actual fact, textbooks have their long term worth in the form of buybacks. Preserving these…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments

Sell Old Textbooks and School Books for Cash This Semester







Textbooks are your most important books in college. Most classes require them and experience will tell that it’s hard to survive without them. At some point in your college years, you will worry where you’ll get the funds for your textbooks. The answer is quite simple: sell your…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments

Best American History Textbooks







From the Founding Fathers up to the present, the US has grown so much as a nation. And for students who are looking for online textbooks to help them through their history classes, here are some suggestions for good and informative…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments

How to Avoid Frustration in Selling Back College Textbooks







Want to earn extra money by selling college textbooks? Of course you do. Everyone wants to be money-wise nowadays. With increasing prices of everyday needs, each dollar saved is important. But it takes so much effort to visit many…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Renting college textbooks is an ideal option when Students have limited financial resources



Trying to find and buy cheaper college textbooks has become a usual agony among students especially those who have limited financial resources. They should be thankful that many options are now available that will help them…

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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

What You Should Know About Free Downloadable Textbooks?





 There is a rising popularity regarding e-books and the high probability of them replacing traditional textbooks. But there are several questions to be answered before finally deciding to download these books online. Here are some.



• What gadgets do I need for electronic…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

Save More Money by Renting Textbooks







Textbooks are excessively expensive but still students should need to have their own textbooks. Textbooks are students’ must-have for college. It is hard to perform well in your studies without them. The question is, are you willing to pay a hundred bucks for every…

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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments

How to Pack Textbooks for Buyback?







With students being more conscious about budget given the rising costs of tuition and books, more and more are selling used books to replenish some money from school-related costs. In these times, textbook buyback is easier with many sites online offering to buy them from…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments

Packing Textbooks Properly for Buyback





Students are now opting to not just keep buying new books for school. There is now a market for students wanting to buy used books, and older students who want to make money by selling their old ones. Thus, the textbook buyback system is becoming popular. With online bookstores…

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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments

Student Guide to Making the Most of Your College Years







College is the bridge between the turbulent teenage years and young adulthood. For most of incoming college students, so many transitions are happening - leaving home and parents behind, having…
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Added by sarah dianna on June 28, 2012 at 7:08am — No Comments

Just joined the site

Hoping to build a PLN of other elementary and/or 3rd grade teachers.

Added by Jodi Pflaumer on June 27, 2012 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

New to the PLN

I am a newcomer to the Educator's PLN, and the reason I decided to join is that building a PLN without the help of this website is overwhelming.  After spinning my wheels for a few months, I've decided to come here and meet up with other educators and share ideas.

I'm a frustrated teacher in a large suburban Texas high school (3100 students).  I teach Graphic Design and Illustration and I am also embarking on a new job as a co-instructional technologist.  What I'd like to know is what…

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Added by Emily Priesmeyer on June 25, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Using an iPad as a Graphics Table

This title is really the case study for a wider topic on Remote Apps.

For me this is one of the most exciting (tech) influences on mobile learning ... the interconnectivity between devices.

I have two folders on my iPad [Remote1 and Remote2] which are full of Apps that enable connectivity between the iPad and other devices ... and that connectivity can be both ways.

See the two screen shots below.…



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Added by Shamblesguru on June 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Teaching With Style …

Part of my responsibilities at my first teaching assignment (36 years ago!!) was to be in charge of the “High School Bowl” quiz team.  The team was made up of four students who competed against two other teams, answering various questions about the sciences, history, English, math and the arts.  I remember being quite intimidated at first with the visual art questions.  Various pictures would be presented to the team members from famous artists, and the…

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Added by Fred Donelson on June 21, 2012 at 11:56pm — 2 Comments

Screencasting Apps on Shamblesguru's iPad

I'm a BIG evangelist for screencasting ... on all devices ... IMHO it's an essential skill to go into every teachers and learners digital toolbox.

On the iPad we are spoilt for choice, many are free ... if you are looking for a suggestion on where to start then download Educreation (free) ... it is similar to…

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Added by Shamblesguru on June 21, 2012 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

I Have to Stop Reading Diane Ravitch's Blog!





My summer vacation began on June…

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Added by Lisa Mims on June 19, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Making Minds, Not Careers ...

 

First ... this is my first Blog.  I'm not a "newbie" at this technology stuff.  I've been on the cutting (and sometimes bleeding) edge of technology since I first started teaching with a Radio Shack computer in my first physics and biology classes in 1977!  I was one of the first to use computers in my school for grades, the first to have students…

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Added by Fred Donelson on June 18, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments

South Australian Mock Trial - Time Project Nov. 26-30, 2012

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Added by Michael Cunningham on June 18, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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