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Investing in the All-rounder

There is a niche market for skilled and well rounded educator in any faculty who takes on a passive leadership role. This is the educator is a lifelong learner in both formal or informal settings. This leader is connected and contributes actively to a Professional Learning Network #PLN they have created for themselves. This network has like minded educators in a diverse range of roles, experience and perspective on education should look today and in the future. This leader is the educator who… Continue

Added by Claudine Neal on February 22, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Skills Every Student Must Have for Any Career

Every year college graduates and job hunters face changes of the job market and the educational market as well. Learners study hard in order to get the desired job and choose a college degree or program that goes with a future career. There are various employment demands and students should be ready to conform to the…

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Added by LysaLover32 on February 15, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The IKEA Effect in Education

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During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of Bull, a show about scientific jury selection, or possibly jury manipulation, there was a term used by Dr. Bull that I had not heard before, “The IKEA Effect”. It was explained by the main character that it was a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How Blogger gives every student a voice

I use Google Classroom in my technology lab almost all day, everyday. It's a great tool. I've personalized each class with a portrait of the kids. Here's some of my little knuckleheads.

I also use many other Google…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on February 8, 2017 at 4:35pm — No Comments

How Can Distance Learning Be A Fundamental Factor For Your Career Development?

Distance learning, in general, is beneficial and efficient, but an online business learners conceivably expand a contemporary or prospective career with a solid perception of its overall performance. This is a perception you might be able to obtain at a traditional university, but it’s apparent the online business student will learn it better.

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Added by Mark William on January 19, 2017 at 3:05am — No Comments

How to Recognize the "Fluff" and Tips to Avoid It

An attractive piece of writing speaks for itself. It is clear, competent and disseminates only the necessary information. But is this always the case with all writers? The answer is apparent. A good number of writers are victims of writing content full of fluff. Fluff boarders on words that are meaningless to content being written. When fluff is evident in writing, it becomes difficult to understand the message, read…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on January 17, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

What am I going to work on this year.

I've got a lot of these skills covered, but certainly not all of them. I'm assuming we all could improve our skills. This post resonated with me, so I made it pretty to post it near my desk. When I glance at it, it reminds me of what I am working towards. For all the resources, go back to the original post in The Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website.…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 11, 2017 at 2:22pm — No Comments

How to Do Your Research Effectively?

Research is a process of critical inquiry that leads to valid propositions and conclusions communicated to interested parties. Researchers use a given set of methods within the research design to achieve valid and reliable knowledge.

Conducting a proper research necessitates the employment of some steps. These steps may recur through several cycles of a project to give the researcher concrete results. Some of the steps include: observation, reflection, and…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on January 9, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Stay in Your Lane

My students, like every adolescent, have their phones in their hands all day. They are in constant contact with their friends, and don't miss an opportunity to take pictures of themselves or their lunch. To the adults around them they may seem very tech-savvy, but the adults should know better. The kids certainly know how to use Instagram and Snapchat, but they don’t know how to insert a picture into a Word document…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on December 28, 2016 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Blogs: Do They Serve Any Real Purpose?



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This year I made a few changes to my WordPress Blog site. I removed all of the ads that WordPress placed on it and I now use my name as the domain name to more easily traffic readers to the site. As I did these things at a minimal cost, I questioned whether or not it was worth…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 28, 2016 at 9:13pm — No Comments

16 Teaching Apps Which Can Help Students Improve Their Writing

One of your responsibilities as a teacher is to teach your student how to write, because it's a skill they will rely on a lot throughout their lives. Granted, not all of them will become writers, but they will be required to put together academic assignments, such as essays and dissertations, or communicate with their clients and business partners. According to James Wilson, who is a professional writer for Essayontime, an…

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Added by Brenda Savoie on December 26, 2016 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

Tools to Create Citation List for a College Essay

Essay writing requires a lot of research, concentration, time as well as patience. We amy not be able to finish a crucial essay due to lack of the attributes mentioned earlier even if we want to. Our life has become much easier and feasible thanks to internet revolution. Essay writing also needs it. You can use the services of one among many writing service companies to get your job done by the deadline given. They can help you to know about the toolss needed for essay writing. Essay writing…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on December 24, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Symptoms You Should Never Ignore.

At one point or the other in people’s lives, they have been either busy or tired to notice some symptoms. The symptoms starts off as a minor itch or ache and them disappears. What people forget is that when the pain goes away, at least temporarily, it means that the disease is in its incubation stage. However, people tend to have a nagging feeling that things are not right. There are a number of symptoms you should never ignore regardless of the intensity of the pain and you need to know …

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on December 21, 2016 at 5:26pm — No Comments

YOU AS A FAMILY CAN MAKE YOUR KIDS PERFORMANCE BETTER!

What is the correct way to approach an issue like low grades in school? Let us say that your son is in school, and he has been a good student until now,…

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Added by Yashaswi Mishra on December 19, 2016 at 5:47am — No Comments

A Key to Education Reform.

Key & keyhole with light coming from it The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned.

Each of these methods to teach can be effective with many groups…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 7, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How do you stay motivated?

I am better off when I'm self-motivated. I don't need to tell other people about my goals, I hold myself accountable. But the minute I tell someone else about a plan, I will crawl over broken glass to fulfill my plan. I can disappoint myself, but I'd rather die than disappoint someone else.

I also love earning gold stars. I keep track when I go to the gym, so I can…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on November 17, 2016 at 9:32pm — 2 Comments

How to Create Argumentative Essay Outline Properly?

Argumentative essay is defined as a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate the given topic, collect information, generate and evaluate evidence, in a bid to establish a position on the subject in a concise fashion. It’s the type of work where you have to develop an…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 17, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Ten simple steps to write a great movie review

Movie reviews are a way to tell others what your opinion of a movie is. There are no set ground rules to do this, but there are a few simple steps that can be followed to make the review great. In this article, we will have a brief look at what ten simple steps to…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 13, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

Giving pupils the green light!

 

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

 

As we returned to school this September and undertook the latest exciting chapter on our journey into pupil focused independent learning, I was left wondering why more schools aren’t engaging with this agenda.

 

At a time when Government and OFSTED are telling…

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Added by andy mellor on November 8, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Why most students can’t understand plagiarism?

Plagiarism, the dirty word we all hate to associate with our work, yet very few of us actually understand.

With the commodity of internet available to us 24/7, it is relatively very easy to get information than it was before. While this…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 8, 2016 at 2:38am — No Comments

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