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AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK TO THE RESCUE!

Have you ever had one of those days during which everybody in class has understood the grammar taught (even commented on how easy it has been), but one or some of your learners seem unable to put it into practice, as they do not remember when to use what? Well, in the public school context, cases like that are normally approached during the break, where learners can be guided individulally and introduced to various ways that will assist their learning (graphs that help them remember, course…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Parent Teacher Conference is a learning experience for me

While staying late sitting in my classroom until its dark is not the way I want to spend a day, I do find Parent Teacher Conference Night a way for me to be a better teacher.

I love seeing the family dynamic. Kids can be so funny; they behave one way in the classroom and act completely different around their parents. Seeing how much the parent loves their child is also a reminder that the kid in my class is actually someone's child. They're young and out in the world without their…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on April 5, 2017 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

Essential Academic Writing Toolkit for Educators to Engage College Students

Starting college is a big step for most students, and it takes some while to adjust. As you can imagine, there will always be some students that that won't, or can't, engage with your material. if yours are struggling to get to grips with their work, you can recommend one or all of the following resources to them.

1. Boomessays: Writing an essay can be tough if you have no idea where to start. This website can give your students some pointers when…

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Added by Gloria E. Kopp on March 30, 2017 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

How to Keep Up the Fire of Your Students’ Creativity

We all know that the left hemisphere of the human brain is responsible for logical thinking while the right hemisphere is the center of abstract thinking and creative ideas. It’s no wonder then when I give a creative assignment to my students, some of them are reluctant to perform it while others are very open to…

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Added by Michael Yarbrough on March 29, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Effective Ways to Improve Your Writing

Blog post. An important email message. Business report. Essay! Do these words give you the chills? It’s probably because you’re not confident in your writing skills. Through the words we write, we express our opinions, points of view, and character. If we’re not that good at writing, we don’t manage to leave a good impression.

Bad news: not all of us were born as great writers. Good news: we can improve this skill. How exactly can you become a better writer? There are few…

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Added by Hannah Stone on March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to start your career as a Team Leader?

Team leader means a person who provides directions, motivation, instructions, and guidance to another group of individuals or team for the purpose to achieve goals and tasks. Team leader is a person who is responsible for the whole team work and manages all the issues. Team leaders have some great leadership skills such as; they have a strong and motivating vision, specific purpose or goals, they have an ability to take actions and give consistent results with help the of their team, they…

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Added by William Morris on March 17, 2017 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Second First Year

I've mentioned the gym before on this blog, and how I go often. It's one of the things that I do that I'm most proud. I'm proud that I went that first year and lost all that weight (40 pounds) but actually, since I recently hit the two year anniversary, I'm more proud of myself now.
Sticking with something when you see results is one thing, but sticking with something that doesn’t show big results is another. I go to the gym now because I feel better than when…
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Added by Eileen Lennon on March 16, 2017 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Online Level 5 Diploma To Change The Scenario On Higher Education Business Learning

There's family to take care of. There's job to do. There are promises to keep, bills to pay ... Where is the ideal opportunity to fit in a business school course all over again?

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Added by Mark William on March 7, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

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 — 2 Comments

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

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AI has never been so close

Dear colleagues,As an English teacher, I can not but share with you a brilliant and smart artificial intelligence tool that is going to be launched this month. Meet Emma, a self-learning authorship recognition tool that will revolutionize the world of education and academic writing. Everyone is welcome to test its beta version here http://emmaidentity.com/, just leave a request and you won't be disappointed. Has anyone already heard about…See More
Jun 21
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Wrapping up another year

I teach sixth grade, so I will be saying goodbye to my students in about a week. I'll see them in the hallways, but it won't be the same. They'll never be in my classroom again. That's weird to think about right now, when all I do is see them.It has me wondering; did I serve them as best I could? Did I impart all the wisdom I could into their little brains? Did I ignite a spark, or reaffirm a defeatist attitude?I have to be honest, there are some kids I won't miss. You know the kids I'm talking…See More
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OLC Collaborate - Arizona at University of Arizona

September 29, 2017 all day
We will work together to define and help shape the changing university! Join OLC in Tucson for engaging speakers and dynamic discussions revolving around the topics of virtual and augmented reality, gameful learning, access to education, and the future of education. Presentations will be followed by facilitator-led discussions to allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.See More
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How to Enhance your Influencer Marketing?

What is Influencing Marketing?Influencer marketing is a kind of advertising that underscore on utilizing key pioneers to drive your image’s message to the loftier market, instead of promoting straightforwardly to a substantial gathering of purchasers.To put in simple words, influencer marketing is just the activity of advancing and offering items or administrations through influencers who have the ability to affect the character of a brand.Why is Influencing Marketing Important Today?Though…See More
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Teresa Conley replied to Teresa Conley's discussion Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms in the group Special Education
"You are correct which makes this a even more sad situation. It can easily be said that the students with disabilities who are included in the general education classrooms do receive the same level of technology as their non-disabled peers. However,…"
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