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June 2016 Blog Posts (24)

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 — 1 Comment

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

Online Learning Courses To Replace Traditional Learning: How True?

Institutions imparting higher education are being buoyed up to adopt online learning to meet the students' need, by the rapidly rising number of learners who are enrolling in online learning courses throughout the world. A recent research organised by the Babson Survey Research Group on online education in the United States, shows that more than 5.8 million, 5,828,826 to be precise, students are engaged in…

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Added by Mark William on June 16, 2016 at 3:34am — No Comments

How to Prepare to Your First Interview After Graduation

Although formal education is generally understood as training and skill-building for future careers, it is also a treasure trove of experience for post-graduate interviews. The general college curriculum develops students’ ability to interact with colleagues, improve their language proficiency,…

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Added by Dante Munnis on June 13, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pros and Cons of Bringing New Technologies into the Classroom

There's no doubt about it: we live in the age of technology. We have learned to do things more quickly, more efficiently, and more conveniently. Our lives are made easier and we are able to accomplish more in less time. This "information age" has infiltrated most every part of our lives and it's…

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Added by Ethan Dunwill on June 13, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments

How to write a conclusion for essay

The sun is peaking over the horizon, coffee is buzzing through your system and you’ve only got a little time left before your professor gets up and starts grading those essays. Fortunately, you’re nearly done. Just those last few lines and you’ll be golden.

So time to turn your mind to zero, let your eyes go slightly cross-eyed and type whatever comes to mind, right?

Absolutely wrong.

Conclusions are your last chance to make an impression, your last chance to convince,…

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Added by Jonathan Emmen on June 13, 2016 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

How Students Use Technology to “Improve” their results

Cheating has always been a problem, with people will go to extraordinary lengths to make sure they do better than they could on their own. In India, for example, in one state children’s parents climbed the outside of the school building in order to pass notes to their…

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Added by Diana Beyer on June 13, 2016 at 5:33am — No Comments

6 Ways to Prevent Plagiarism in Student Papers

Plagiarism is one of the plagues that have tormented teachers since the first school was opened. The motivation or cause behind it can be many: procrastination, lack of research skills, or even an attempt to sound smarter. But the consequence is always the same,…

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Added by Diana Beyer on June 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Improving English Writing Skills: A Guide for ESL Students

Writing high-quality papers is a hard thing to do, especially in a foreign language.

Being an ESL student means honing four core skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. While most people believe that writing doesn't affect the quality of life, they are…

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Added by Andrew Howe on June 10, 2016 at 2:16am — No Comments

5 Steps to Improve Your Creative Writing Skills

There’s nothing more challenging and tricky than acquiring creative writing skills. You may ask how to get rid of that 'I-have-poor-skills-in-creative-writing' feeling and finally reach some progress. Well, some of our practical guides and activities below should help you out with this ‘creative’ issue and contribute to your improvement. The recommendations here can be handy to novice writers both and surely students to help them out with creative essays and tasks similar to that. In other…

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Added by LysaLover32 on June 9, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Japanese traditions of bringing up

The educational system in Japan.

The education of the individual in early childhood is extremely soft, children usually are not prohibited anything, and the most severe punishment - to hear a warning or disapproval of the mother if the actions…

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Added by Regina Adams on June 8, 2016 at 5:01am — No Comments

Before using Big Data, you need to extract Web Data

I want to share an interesting article about data scaping that you might need in your business. The article below is mainly reprinted from here

Nowadays, big data is not new to us. Some of us use big data almost everyday, but how to extract web data that is high-volume in a short…

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Added by Nora Choi on June 7, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

To let or not to let your children to play gambling games?

Data.

Studies around the world have revealed that the average age at which children start gambling, is 10 years. Children see Gambling regularly, almost every day in the shops, where the box office selling lottery tickets; go online and see here online slots free slot…

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Added by Regina Adams on June 6, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to Make an Educational Site Profitable

Online education has been developing at breakneck speed for the last decade – after appearing as a sort of supplement to traditional learning procedures, it quickly evolved into an industry in and of itself. And it is understandable: when studying online you are not limited by nation, country or culture. People from all over the world get educational opportunities they couldn’t have dreamt about.

So how can I get a piece of this pie, you ask? How…

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Added by Melissa Burns on June 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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I teach sixth grade, so I will be saying goodbye to my students in about a week. I'll see them in the hallways, but it won't be the same. They'll never be in my classroom again. That's weird to think about right now, when all I do is see them.It has me wondering; did I serve them as best I could? Did I impart all the wisdom I could into their little brains? Did I ignite a spark, or reaffirm a defeatist attitude?I have to be honest, there are some kids I won't miss. You know the kids I'm talking…See More
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