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When newly graduated high school students or students who have been away from school for a while come to college, I have found that they are not “college-ready” to read, take notes, and study. As a college professor, I started to teach not only through the written word in an online course but through animated videos that I created script for with interactive graded exercises that students could work with 24/7. I continued this approach in my face to face classes. It allowed both learning…Continue
Added by Lorette Weldon on March 7, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Well, if you watched the Academy Awards last week, you witnessed the global impact that social media has in the world. Ellen DeGeneres was able to take a picture of a group of actors that, in the first half hour of it being posted, was re-tweeted 700,000 times, which temporarily knocked Twitter off the Internet. It has now become the number one tweet of all time. That is one example of the effect that social media is continuing to have in countries around the…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on March 5, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments
Many students find math difficult that is because they have difficulty with learning and understanding math formula. There are many fields in mathematics containing bunch of formula.Continue
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Added by Thomas Whitby on February 28, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments
After five decades of being an educator, I am growing weary of the constant discussion over the divide between education and technology. When will we reach a point where we will discuss Education, teaching and learning without having to debate technology? The idea of learning hasn’t changed since the beginning of time. We learn to survive and improve. Much like breathing, it is what we do naturally. Unlike breathing, some learn better than others, but the concept is the same for…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm — No Comments
We have a very common phobia with math environments is the fact memorization. So many structured individuals feel it,”Use them and you will eventually learn them”. It is important for the student to learn the skill and leave it to "osmosis", and begin practice methods early. I tend toward the math helper,” I am willing to relax and let the student learn math facts on their own, But I believe student should know the importance of facts to understand the math and grow in…Continue
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.
Not surprisingly, budget cuts put tremendous pressure on you to search for ways to improve your child's education.
Over the past nine years, 41 states have cut their education budgets. They’ve slashed teaching positions, increased class sizes, and delayed buying new books and materials.
In the past year, education funding dropped $3 billion dollars. When you factor in the end of federal stimulus money, that number doubles to $6 billion.
#OZeLIVE Sat/Sun 22-23 Feb free Online Conf : Asia friendly time http://ozelive.com
This online conference is in 2 weeks time … it is the inaugural conf for this new annual series … to be held online using the webinar platform BlackBoard Collaborate … mainly organised from Australia but with a global reach.
You (colleagues) can attend on any device … even the iPad which is very convenient and now robust enough to use … I’ve just written a Blog…Continue
Added by Shamblesguru on February 10, 2014 at 6:02am — No Comments
Provoking isn't good,
For father to feel angry
It is discourging.
Added by sagee shah on February 9, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments
One of the great things about the buffet table is that it…Continue
Added by Jennie Snyder on February 3, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments
The subject of mathematics is related to almost all the other subjects. The advancement in the fields of engineering, science, economics statistics etc. are facilitated by use of mathematics. In other words, the application of mathematics helps in development and easier understanding of topics in other subjects. The branch of mathematics that is used for such a purpose is called as applied mathematics. It may be noted that in this branch of math, the important terms and constants used in the…Continue
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University Professor Emeritus Joseph Harrington of Framingham State University, and former editor of The New England Journal of History, has just written a two volume work Conflicted Giant, American Foreign Policy, 1945-2012, “a citty upon a hill” versus Realpolitik.The work presents the ongoing struggle to follow John Winthrop’s 1630 description of America as being a “citty upon a hill;” suggesting that America had a mandate to follow God’s moral code. The United States…Continue
Added by Joe Harrington on January 20, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Will the real OFSTED please stand up!
(a Headteacher’s perception of the current framework, having just been inspected!)
I think all schools, Headteachers and governors fear the OFSTED call. Phones are kept visible and audible until 2pm each Wednesday just in case the call comes (OFSTED can’t inspect that week under Section 5 inspection framework, if they don’t notify schools…Continue
Added by andy mellor on January 18, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments
We are a technology magnet school and I am proposing our PLCs transform into PLNs. This blog post is a pretty great argument for the power of a collective of educators.
Added by Daniel Dragone Gutierrez on January 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
There are two sides of math for kids, first math is fun for kids and second math is phobia. It's all depend on the math tutor how they introduce math. There are may reasons for math phobia, poor learning environments in traditional classrooms,work disorders and unintelligent math tutors etc. Math can be fun for kids if parents and math helper provide the best learning environment.…Continue
Today, music occupies a special place in the hearts of those in the field of childhood development. This is because music supports learning in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at three of them:
From my introduction to Dan Pink through his book Drive I was amazed at how he could write a book about business that pertained so much to what educators do. It was not in the sense of how to create widgets, which is often a business approach to education, but rather what incents people to do what they do in the best way possible. It was more than just the best way to drive students, but the best way to drive educators to their highest potential as…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on January 9, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments
On January 15, 2014 my Blog will be three years old. With this post included I have written 223 posts just for my blog. In addition, I have done several dozen guest posts for other blogs. On a week-to-week basis I strive to write something new about education, or at least a new take on an old subject, but there are some subjects that linger with very little change.
Social media’s influence in education is a great example of…Continue