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Impact Of Online Distance Learning Courses On The Professionals And College Goers

The college goers and the professionals have been gaining with the advantages of the virtual learning form since decades. They have their other obligations now and no longer do the students worry about getting a degree. Candidates who are too busy with their jobs can now get the privilege by studying online besides pursuing a full time job. Learning becomes personalised and the students can schedule their own study times according to their needs. Online distance learning courses not only…

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Added by Mark William on March 16, 2016 at 3:11am — No Comments

FAQ: hosting foreign student

How many host families pay for the student?



Host families are not compensated for the stay of foreign students in the family and all the costs associated with it. Instead, they get different benefits and advantages. However, becoming a volunteer host family, people get a $ 50 tax deduction per month.

All host families fill out a special form, which are entered, including their data and earnings. This information is used only to make sure that the family will…

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Added by Julius Saunders on March 14, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The five major books on women’s rights

Literary critic Galina Yuzefovich maded a list of five books on the rights of women. These books are written in three different waves of feminism, should be read to learn about women towards equality.

In recent years, the holiday March, 8 bought openly anti-feminist orientation. We decided to move away from this vicious practice and remember the main book, fixing the way the women of the family and social slavery in almost complete freedom and equality. Feminism can be divided into…

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Added by Julius Saunders on March 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Promote Autonomous Students

If you’re handling a large amount of students, you can only spread yourself so thin. You have two arms, two ears, one brain, and one mouth. You can’t provide immediate individual assistance to everyone all at once, and there’s no way anyone should be able to expect you to. Your life and the lives of your students will become easier if everyone is afforded with the tools they need to increase their autonomy. They’ll be able to work effectively, and you won’t have…

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Added by Kelly Smith on March 8, 2016 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Top Online Business And Management Degree Programmes To Enhance Your Career

The online MBA rankings have taken place globally in order to value the university levels that provide online MBA courses. Among them the Warwick Business Schools of UK was placed first, Spain's IE Business School the second and Alliance Manchester Business School in the third position. Many other institutions which are one amongst the top 10 universities that provide online…

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Added by Mark William on March 8, 2016 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Education in Japan

The educational process for Japanese children starts with the admission to kindergarten and smoothly and continuously flows from one stage to another. Features of school education in Japan are the first to unaccustomed to Japanese schools, we start date of the school year.

For Japanese children’s schooling begins in April. Attribute this to the beginning of the cherry blossom. And why not, when nature is…

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Added by Julius Saunders on March 4, 2016 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

I graduated from the School of Visual Arts a long time ago with a degree in Fine Arts. It sounds impressive, but my brothers tell everyone I went to Crayon College. I loved the experience, and it has…

I graduated from the School of Visual Arts a long time ago with a degree in Fine Arts. It sounds impressive, but my brothers tell everyone I went to Crayon College. I loved the experience, and it has enriched my life. It set me on a path that took many turns for me to wind up where I am now; a computer teacher. It took a lot of turns.

One assignment I remember from school was to go the the Metropolitan Museum of Art and study a specific statue called Marble statue of a…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on March 3, 2016 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Running into a really old friend at the museum

I graduated from the School of Visual Arts a long time ago with a degree in Fine Arts. It sounds impressive, but my brothers tell everyone I went to Crayon College. I loved the experience, and it has enriched my life. It set me on a path that took many turns for me to wind up where I am now; a computer teacher. It took a lot of turns.

One assignment I remember from school was to go the the Metropolitan Museum of Art and study a specific statue called Marble statue of…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on March 3, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Italian third-grader has invented a new word that everybody liked

This week, the whole Italy is discussing the word «petalos», which came up with a third-grader Matteo. It translates as "the one, which has many petals". Neologism became known because of the teacher Matteo, who persuaded him to write a letter to the Academy of linguistic of Kruska, and then published on her facebook page the answer scientists have given. Matteo, and his teacher have become famous all over the country, and the word is already used in tens of brands advertising.…

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Added by Julius Saunders on March 3, 2016 at 11:40am — No Comments

10 Premium Tools for EdTech-Savvy Students

Students fall in that category of people who have to appreciate everything that technology offers. But do they really have an option? Not at all. Considering the ways technology has transformed our education system, they are not given that much of an option.

Today, there are a pantload of education tools and products available for tech savvy students to use.…

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Added by Leona Hinton on March 2, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments

Reflection is not just for mirrors anymore.

Where were you last year? Where are you now? Where do you want to be in a year?

Three questions that can stop you in your tracks.



In September, I present to the students my goals for the year. I look at them periodically throughout the year to see if I'm on track. More times than not, I'm nowhere near them. The rosy glow of September is deceiving; so my original plans don't take into consideration the set backs along the way. While it's a humbling…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on February 28, 2016 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

Main Rules on Writing Historical Essays

One of the most important assignments all students should do is writing essays. The process of writing includes doing research, analyzing sources, outlining, composing, editing, proofreading, and getting a…

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Added by Emily Johnson on February 26, 2016 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

Transforming Education Through Mobile Learning Technologies

Recent years have seen the growth of advanced E-learning tools unlike the traditional form of classroom training. Present generations are more and more dependent on technologies rather than earlier mode of learning. The smartphones and tablets have taken over. In other words, Mobile learning technology has become more authoritative with ages. We can download wide number of information or learning materials anytime and from anywhere. This involves matter of few minutes. Technology has…

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Added by Mark William on February 23, 2016 at 3:37am — 3 Comments

Thinking differently about school leadership

Pilates for the mind. I’d never thought of what I do as some kind of mind stretching exercise until my hairdresser called it that as she snipped away at my hair the other day.

I’d been paying my usual six weekly visit to get my haircut and we were discussing my latest trip to Brunei, where I work with the School Principals there. I described what I did, and how the programme evolved over the week, and how I challenge the participants to think in different ways, different directions.…

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Added by Joyce Matthews on February 20, 2016 at 2:45am — No Comments

Resilience - nature or nurture?

Resilience is a buzz word which has been used (and abused) for years. Football teams have been described as being resilient. The same word has been used for refugees. Hardly the same word really.

One thing about the word fascinates me though. Can it be taught or is it inherent?

The recent and not so recent research below seems to suggest that it is probably both. Some people just seem to be more resilient to the knocks that life brings and have…

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Added by andy mellor on February 17, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

The restricted learning: Low income background students accessing education with single mobile device

The online learning with mobile technology has further revolutionised the education. It has significantly is engaging e-learners predominantly. With internet connectivity and mobile devices accessing affordable UK online distance learning courses are convenient and worthy. But what if one has the limited mobile internet to access the web? Will the learner be able to get all the information? It's obvious that with internet constraints, entry to the valuable online learning resources cannot be…

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Added by Mark William on February 17, 2016 at 3:05am — 2 Comments

4 Apps that helped me lose 40 pounds.

On the one year anniversary of joining the gym, I wanted to celebrate my accomplishment and take a look back at the journey so far. I realize my phone has been the most important tool to my success.

Full disclosure: it wasn't just the apps that helped me lose weight, there was some sweat involved. (Actually lots of sweat. There's no pill to make this happen; if there was Oprah would have invented it. She had to lose weight the hard way and so do…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on February 2, 2016 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

10 Writing Tools to Share with Your Students

Throughout our entire lives, we are required to write on a daily basis. Whether it’s everyday communication, writing essays, or taking tests, we rely on the written word to get our ideas, knowledge and messages across, and that’s why it’s important for us to constantly hone our writing skills, even as we reach adulthood. With modern…

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Added by Antonio Tooley on January 27, 2016 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Lean In

I  go to lots of PD days and learn new stuff all the time, but there are only so many bandwagons I can jump on.

When I'm sitting in a presentation, I'm all in. I buy whatever they're selling. It's only when I walk out and start thinking about the real world scenarios where I will use this. I often come up short somehow. I don't have the time, the support, the resources. I quit before I even begin.

What I've changed about my attitude is I've taken…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments

What's a PLN?

A PLN is a Personal Learning Network. It sounds very cool and it's an idea that is gaining ground. Because of all the social media sites that are available to teachers, you can find anyone that is a mentor or inspiration for you and what you do.

Since I'm the only technology teacher in my building, I don't get to talk to other tech teachers about the challenges I face in my school. It helps to talk to other teachers who face the same challenges.

So how…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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