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August 2016 Blog Posts (7)

5 Crucial Resume Writing Tips for Graduates

Do you know where your job search process should start? A job search process should start when you are still in the college! Does it sound ridiculous? Do you think you will have no time for it? Nonsense! Just make the first step and create a substantial foundation for your future career. Your first step should lie…

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Added by LysaLover32 on August 31, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Innovation in Education is Overrated

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As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. There is nothing wrong with that. Few people lead while most…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 20, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments

5 places to acquire new knowledge in

To be modern today means to study online everything that's possible. Programming, design, art, law and many other things. I would like to propose you 5 most popular sites to study. You can spend your evenings practicing programming or creating outstanding stuff for your home. 



1. Codecademy.com



Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, Ruby and different…

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Added by Walter Hurley on August 16, 2016 at 5:57am — 2 Comments

4 Steps to make your profile pic look really professional

When I first added logos to my profile picture, I just simply did it in Preview on a mac. It was effortless. Once people saw my profile sporting my nifty badges to show off my accomplishments, everyone wanted to know how to do this and I wanted to help. Since not everyone has a Mac I put together these handy directions to use on any device. I used Lunapic, a free online photo editor.

 

Step 1:  Upload your photo into…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on August 6, 2016 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Writing with iPad: Portable and Practical for Students and Professionals

iPad: An Effective Tool for Writing

 

Writers tend to…

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Added by Kurtis Brase on August 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Online Degree Courses To Pave A Way To Better Future For The Students

Need a sure-fire way to success? Then online degree courses might be your thing. Millions of self-motivated learners are banking on e-Learning to get their desired degrees and pave the way to a brighter career.

Image Courtesy: bit.ly/2aw52P3

The popularity of online learning is becoming more…

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Added by Mark William on August 2, 2016 at 3:39am — No Comments

Teaching in China

Dear Teacher colleagues,

I am working with a company in Beijing that is hiring teachers who are native English speakers to teach a humanities curriculum to very small classes (4-6 students). Shang Learning works with students in Beijing who wish to attend boarding high schools and colleges in the United States.

Compensation is very competitive. This is a great chance to live and work in Beijing and to work with great kids on a rigorous curriculum.

Please contact me with…

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Added by Chris McEnroe on August 1, 2016 at 8:18am — No Comments

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Horse riding is a very peaceful pass-time, horseback riding can provide a way by which you can train a remarkable animal and also explore sceneries around you, or become engaged in various competitions, races, and shows. You can be a novice or even a lifetime horse-rider, but in this article, you will learn some tips which are guaranteed to make your riding more enjoyable.Yoga: Yoga can help you because relaxes your body and enables you to lengthen and also loosen your muscles. For horseback…See More
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Goodyear STEM Career Day builds on pivotal, national education priorities

Today’s modern world demands minds able to think deeply and well, so the capacity of America’s learners in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas is critical. The US Department of Education has responded with programs designed to…See More
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I finally understand what Parent Teacher Conferences are all about

I have parents coming into my classroom today asking how their child is doing in my class. They only have a 95, how can they get a higher grade?Really?This happens over and over again. I wonder why they're here. I don't think it's to make themselves feel better about how great their child is doing in school. I also don't think that they are very worried about the 95 not being a 98. I believe it's to show their child that they are fully invested in their education.Parents who show up to Parent…See More
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