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How and Why To Get Into National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization for the high-school students. It is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the young ones for their excellent performance at educational establishments. Hence, those who satisfy the membership requirements laid down by the school’s chapter can apply for the NHS…

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Added by Daisy Hastings on June 24, 2019 at 6:53pm — No Comments

What’s the Goal of Education?

As adults we generally learn about things that we need to learn about. Of course we also have an opportunity to learn about things we would like to learn about. We do not have anyone assigning us projects, or books or exams for which to prepare. The exception to…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on April 29, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top Ways Computer Games Effect Student Creativity Choices

  1. There are many unique kinds of games being invented daily. In order to comprehend how video games fit into a favorite cultural environment, we have to first distinguish that which we mean by popular culture. They could be a good way to motivate kids. Since a lengthy time, they have been blamed for a lot of things. Although they are the main cause of a mild health crisis, it's important to know that their effect can be…

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Added by Catrin Cooper on February 19, 2019 at 9:23am — No Comments

Popular Career Choices

The question, which career path to choose is the one that almost all people face at some point in their lives. Especially after graduation from college or university, students tend to be on tenterhooks regarding which career path they wish to pursue. Of course, their degree or…

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Added by James Owens on February 19, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

How To Celebrate Your Graduation Differently?

Graduation is the biggest event a student lives for, the pleasure of making it through the road is above anything in the world. You may be jumping on your feet, doing random dances and your joyous screams could be heard on Mars. Yes, it is totally understandable to be that crazy and happy for such a milestone you…

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Added by Kevin Johnson on December 11, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments

A Professional Development Alternative

I recently attended the annual conference held by NYSCATE, the New York State ISTE affiliate organization. It is a favorite conference of mine, since I served as a board member of that organization for about six years. It is also both comprehensive and progressive in the way of education conferences. As with all education conferences it is easy to…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on November 29, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Taking control, taking ownership and stepping up!

For some time now I have believed very strongly that the profession should help to regulate and support itself.

On Friday Dame Alison Peacock from the Chartered College, Sir Kevan Collins from EEF and I presented to 50+ school leaders in the North West on a vision for more autonomy for schools and more self regulation.

I covered the outcome of the NAHT Accountability Commission which talks about school leaders stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves and their peers…

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Added by andy mellor on November 7, 2018 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Parent Communication Isn’t What It Once Was.



In a recent #Edchat discussion we discussed whether or not schools should encourage teachers to use technology to reach out in communication with parents. I really did not think this would still be a relevant discussion in light of how we have all grown dependent on technology for communication, but evidently there are…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 31, 2018 at 8:39am — No Comments

Smart Financial Moves for Teachers

Being a teacher requires a lot of time and efforts. One has to prepare himself for the lessons, plan work, revise the students’ paperwork, and perform many other tasks. Due to this active lifestyle, they do not have an opportunity to manage their finances. And here the problems start progressing.…

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Added by Valery Thompson on October 30, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

The Chancellor's Educational Horror Show!

Horror show of a budget for schools!

I genuinely believe in the democratic processes we have in this country but the Chancellor’s failure to respond to lobbying from parents and school leaders whilst clearly responding to the lobbying of his peer party MP’s makes you wonder how fair the system is.

This was clearly a budget primed to prepare the road for a journey to the next general election. Stay with me whilst I extend the road metaphor although I know you probably know what…

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Added by andy mellor on October 30, 2018 at 5:40am — No Comments

Self-Regulation: Getting Our Students To Care

I think all educators can agree that we want our students to become better self-regulated learners. However, this is a daunting task for teachers. I've spent a great deal of time trying to teach my grade 6 students various self-regulation skills such as planning, goal-setting, self-monitoring, time management, self-control, and reflection, but in past years it hasn't quite "taken" the way I hoped it would. I talk about how important this skills are until I'm blue in the face and I usually…

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Added by Colby Dockerty on October 12, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Childhood Educator Is Becoming Commonplace In Teacher Training

School boards and individual teachers are seeking out new ways to improve and maintain their own learning process. Teachers with a passion for their career are routinely discovering innovative ways to brush up on skills, and to develop new methods for delivering information. Teachers know that children have a huge capacity for retaining knowledge, and that every child has their own unique way of grasping the information delivered in the classroom. A childhood educator is an expert in…

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Added by Barry Parker on October 9, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Steps to write better essays that can usher excellence

Education has been the very source of our civilization. Since the starting of our civilization, man has learnt the use of tools which has helped the present generation to send rocket propelled machines to orbits. Essays have become an important part of our education as it is an important part of to secure grades. An essay seems a very easy task to master but in reality it is a very hard task to tame. It involves a lot of basics that needs to be kept in mind for securing high grades. Students…

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Added by Yelena Hopper on September 27, 2018 at 12:38am — No Comments

Best Developing Games for Early Education



It is possible and necessary to develop the baby from the very first days of life. The simplest games with objects that are found in every house will help the crumb to get the first knowledge of the new world that surrounds it.…

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Added by Tata Nech on September 21, 2018 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

How to choose profession?

At some point or another, each individual needs to pick or change profession. In youth it is anything but easy to be mixed up, and the committed error can be uneasy to remedy. Above all else, it merits figuring out what put in life you dole out proficient action right now and how this circumstance can change throughout the years. In current conditions there isn’t just an enormous selection of claims to fame.

The basics of choosing profession are laid back at school, when the exercises…

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Added by Marguerite T. Brode on September 20, 2018 at 10:13am — No Comments

How employment is related to your coursework examples

When fresh out of college, chances are you have little to no work experience, which means your resume may look incomplete to some extent. To make it worse, questions like "what is your past work experience?" seems to be a common pertinent step in all job interviews. Although you may have little to answer it, you are likely to be able to relate your experience as a…

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Added by Jeffrey R. Ellis on September 18, 2018 at 5:35am — No Comments

Technology Beyond the Tools

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Added by Thomas Whitby on September 13, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Old School Doesn't Work

PD CLASS 1950s If a doctor, who is faced with a patient exhibiting multiple symptoms of an unknown disease, were to address each of the symptoms rather than addressing the disease itself, he/she might find the outcome for that patient to be disastrous in the long run. The patient might have had the symptoms lessened, but the disease would eventually win out with a poor outcome for the patient.

Our education system is…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK OR LAPBOOK FOR IRREGULAR VERBS

English Irregular Verbs ... Every English Language learner I know and anyone that has ever been a learner of it can tell you numerous stories on how boring and torturing it has or it had been to memorize the past tense of the irregular verbs in English! And just when they thought they had been over with this long list, there came the third column with…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on August 17, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Best Dissertation Topics for IT Students

Information Technology (IT) is the latest trend because this field is expanding in all the other fields from medical to law. Students after their masters in various fields of computer science when start a PhD program seems confused in deciding their…

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Added by Edward Cooper on August 8, 2018 at 2:08am — No Comments

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OLC Innovate 2020 at Sheraton Grand Chicago

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Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore digital technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges.CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. LEARN MORE:…See More
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March 31, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore digital technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges.CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. LEARN MORE:…See More
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Integration with The Latest Technology in Education Field

It is with certainty that we can say that the future of education is looking very bright. Today the kids are taught so many new innovations that we adults couldn't have imagined learning at school. They are also given exposure to more practical lessons. Integration with the latest technology and the accessibility to global platforms have made the industry take a whole new perspective towards imparting knowledge to students. Though the current generation is much advanced and keep up with the…See More
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"Hi! I think that exactly AI will have a great impact on feature of Education. Technologies are rapidly developing and soon there will be tools with the help of which the learning process will be faster and more efficient."
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George Danke replied to Shanshan Ma's discussion Personalized learning network and social media
"Hi! I agree that this platform it is a nice place for educators.  However, you can find people and education groups in such social medias as Facebook and Twitter which also can help you to find some useful information.  So, I can not…"
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