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6 E-learning trends to watch for in 2015

There's no doubt about it – e-learning is on the rise. There are more online learning options available than ever and traditional classroom formats are willing to incorporate new technologies into their curricula. Just like any other learning type, e-learning is susceptible to trends and fashions. What's in store for this innovative learning method in 2015? Here are the top six trends to observe this year.

1. Big Data

Among the many sectors benefiting from big data…

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Added by Kelly Smith on March 11, 2015 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

How to Teach Boys

Modern research backs up the fact that there is a gender gap in today’s schools. As a general rule, boys perform lower on standardized tests in all 50 states. In class, boys are likely to get more Ds and Fs, far less than their female counterparts. Today’s schools are attempting to close the gap between the two genders and many have developed strategies to ensure the two are on equal footing when it comes to performance. It is apparent that boys and girls learn differently and it is…

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Added by Shari Duddy on September 3, 2014 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Why Is the Playtime at Preschool Essential?

Children grow and develop at their own pace, but research shows that group learning is often a more effective teaching tool than one-on-one interaction. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why playtime is so important in preschool:

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Added by Oscar Marin on June 27, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Teaching Toddlers the Art of Conflict Resolution

Whether we like it or not, conflict is a part of everyone’s lives. We cannot fight our children’s battles for them and while there are some times when we need to step in, teaching them how to handle conflict will better prepare them for many of life’s hurdles. If you begin teaching your toddler about conflict resolution at a young age, they will have a much better way of dealing with it when they are adults.

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Added by Oscar Marin on February 24, 2014 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

Do away with the misconceptions on online MBA

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Added by Phillip Morgan on November 26, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Hi Everyone! Check out this interactive brain map that Open Colleges created to show how we learn using our brain. You can spin the brain to explore all points. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on October 18, 2013 at 12:05am — No Comments

Fellowship of Open Spokes -- Education in 5 Years #openspokes

Something awesome is happening on a new channel in YouTube. Ben Wilkoff has gathered together a few everyday educators who are sharing weekly vlogs about education, a direct result of ETMOOC.

This week we're…

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Added by Sheri Edwards on April 22, 2013 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Missing the Context Misses the Purpose of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"

Here is an educational policy riddle: How much background knowledge does a student need to read a historical text?

According to New York Engage website: None.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented state by state, and there is an emphasis from teaching students background knowledge to teaching students skills, specifically the skill of close…

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Added by Colette Marie Bennett on April 15, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator

Arecent story on The Onion, the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. In “Inspirational English Teacher Cancelled out by Every Other Teacher at School,” the problem of teacher burnout is…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on April 7, 2013 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship And How To Promote It In Your Classroom

social entrepreneurship

“Social entrepreneurs don’t just pursue a social end, they pursue that end in a fundamentally communal way.” –Sally Osberg, Skoll Foundation

In a not-so-distant past, college degrees were the safety nets that led to job security. Now those nets are riddled with holes, sagged down by the weight of so many recipients. And unless young professionals have something new to offer, awarding them some leverage back into…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on April 3, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Running on Empty? 25 Tricks to Jumpstart Routine Lessons

Jump Start

Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner table, everyone’s happy and laughing but one question can send those same smiling faces into a frenzy of shouts and upset.

This also holds true in a classroom. Students may be working quietly and the teacher might be content but one question or comment from a student or the teacher can turn…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 28, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

50 Ways to Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

As children, young children, everything meant playing and art. We saw the world as a playground and a canvass. It didn’t matter whether or not we could actually draw. What mattered was the thrill of creating something beautiful.

We were all artists. We still are.

So reminding students that inspiration matters, that art lives and breathes inside every segment of education also means tweaking your lessons a bit. Switching your…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 25, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson

During a recent class session, my students stared at me with blank expressions, glassy eyes, pasty and pale skin, and jowls drooping. I think I even saw a string of saliva hanging from the corner of one student’s mouth.

I was reviewing plot structure. It was perfect except for the fact that I was boring them to death. So I blurted out, “No wonder you like The Walking Dead, you look like zombies.”

Suddenly, the students sporadically…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 24, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

20 Quick Actions You Can Do Today To Set Your Classroom Up For Massive Success

Successful Classroom

When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following list includes 20 ideas that you may not have thought of in terms of a successful classroom arrangement or organization.

Each item takes no longer than an hour and can make a big difference throughout the year.

Action #1 Set up your classroom in an “active learning” format…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 19, 2013 at 3:34am — 3 Comments

19th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

Program now posted: http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/program

Conference Overview:

 

The 19th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning will be held November 20-22, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake…

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Added by Christine Hinkley on March 5, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Stepping onto the social media landscape

Getting started with social media can be daunting. I remember when I started exploring Twitter a few years ago. Like many others, when I sign up, I didn't get it. I was almost instantly overwhelmed with the amount of information and could not make sense of it.

As I stumbled my way through the seemingly strange social media landscape,  I've met some amazing guides who have paved a path. I began to read and explore the resources they shared and slowly...I learned more. As I learned, I…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on February 16, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Following Your Mother's Advice - BE NICE

Following Your Mother's Advice - BE NICE

 

 The Leadership Principles of Being N. I. I. I. C. E.

 

     There is much talk among school leaders today about preparing our students to be 21st century learners.  If that is so, then we should also prepare our school administrators to be 21st century school leaders.  As a result of my prior…

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Added by Scott Rimes on February 12, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments

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