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Doodle – Silly Name, Powerful Tool (for Finding Times to Meet, Work)

November 20, 2014

This Free, Easy Application Makes it Snap to Find Times and Dates When Everyone in a Group is Available Have you ever found it frustrating trying to get a group together and not being able to find a date and time that works for everyone? Have you had to run around in circles chasing emails […]

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Find Great Reusable Content With Creative Commons and This Easy Advanced Search Technique

November 18, 2014

Use Creative Commons Licensing to Find Images, Video, Audio, and Other Content you can use, Share, and Alter. Want an easy way to search out different kinds of content that users have published with the expressly stated right to re-use, edit, and otherwise share with permission? It’s probably easier than you think! By combining a […]

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5 Tips for Improving Retention and Outcomes Through Improved Coaching and Tutoring

November 13, 2014

Most Schools Offer Tutoring and Other Support Services. Here’s a few Ideas for Taking Them up a Level. Student attrition accounts for $40 billion of lost tuition, according to research conducted by the Economic Policy Institute and recently confirmed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Negative perceptions of the college experience account for 80% […]

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Scholastic Success: Resources for College Students with ADD and ADHD

November 6, 2014

There are Many Resources Available to Help Students With ADD and ADHD You’re headed off to college, but there’s one little problem. You have trouble focusing, because you have ADD or ADHD. Where do you start? In high school, there were resources to help you. In college, things move at a much faster pace. You […]

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Why Schools Have to Introduce Students to Programming (3 Steps to Get Started)

November 4, 2014

Some Countries are Adding This Vital Skill Set to the Curriculum in Their Schools, but Many Are Lagging As technology becomes more prevalent, it is more and more important to educate our children in the field of computer science. According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science in their […]

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The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!

November 2, 2014

The Lecture Will Always be Around, as it Should Be, but it Should Also Keep Evolving From time to time I’ve derided the long, staid lecture here on the site. That’s not to say that a lecture can’t be enthralling and highly educational, but too often, they just aren’t. I suffered through many of these […]

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How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice?

October 16, 2014

Why is it Okay to Populate Undergraduate Classes With Instructors who Really Aren’t There to Teach Well? Okay, so I’m probably going to ruffle a few feathers here, but this is really just so frustrating. I wonder how other educators feel about this? My son attends a widely respected, highly ranked public New York State […]

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ExamTime Proactively Engages Students in Active Learning

October 9, 2014

Build Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes & Notes With This Popular Free Platform Effective learning is not the outcome of encouraging students to passively consume and regurgitate reams of information verbatim. Rather than allow learners to simply become recipients of study notes and material, teachers need to encourage students to both physically and mentally engage in […]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Students About Proper eWaste Disposal

September 30, 2014

Please Teach Your Students How Important it is for Electronic Waste to be Recycled Properly Do you have any idea how much electronic waste is littering refuse dumps or being shipped overseas where it is often stripped apart by people who are seriously risking their health and polluting their surrounding environment? A cell phone that […]

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Teaching Kids Fire Safety and Prevention Awareness with Resources from NFPA

September 25, 2014

Come Check out Sparky the Fire Dog and Free Resources for Teachers to Help Students Learn About Fire Safety Full Disclosure: This is a paid post (our first ever). Yes, I succumbed to the temptation to accept a fee to promote apps and resources focused on fire prevention awareness. – KW With National Fire Prevention […]

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