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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

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 — 3 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

Can Turnitin detect paraphrasing?

Plagiarism or paraphrasing has always been a threat to the safety of intellectual property and development of one's knowledge and writing skills.

While plagiarism in most cases refers to blind copying someone else's article, paraphrasing usually…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on November 2, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Step By Step Guide On How to Write Footnotes

In academic papers, systematic flow of everything drafted is very important. One of the every important aspect in case of academic papers is including footnotes. After a particular paragraph ends, footnotes are mentioned in form of a required number. Conclusively, in reference to the numbering, a cross reference is mentioned at the bottom of every page that describes what the reference is about.

As per top writer…

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Added by Adela Belin on October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

5 Common Problems Every has With First Job

There is an art how to solve the problems at work without creating more problems in the field of the work. There are few things you can do so consider your decision. You can ignore it or you live with it, or the other option is that you can start looking for the another job, or the other option is that you can talk to your boss and someone at work who can help you

Despite the issues you're having, if you really like your occupation, it's certainly worth a shot at attempting to…

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Added by William Morris on October 24, 2016 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

Online Diploma In Information Technology To Shape The Destiny Of Existing Traditional Education

The prelude to online education, as a new method of learning, has become quite an excitement among to the learners and working professionals who seek to take their career to a new horizon. No matter what part of the world a learner exists in or what academic backdrop he possesses as long a the student has the desire to enhance himself online education is the route which he can always find available.…

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Added by Mark William on October 21, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments

A PD Perspective

profesionnaldevelopment2-785x428 Recently, as I was tweeting about the need for teachers to be more aware of what was going on within their profession an unexpected tweet response came from a connected educator who I greatly respect and hold in high regard. He tweeted that he was tired of the teacher bashing. I was upset for that was the furthest thing from my mind as I tweeted my opinions out.

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 11, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Maths Tutors UK - Private Maths Tutors - Maths Revision

Select My Tutor is a UK based website where students find Maths tutors for all levels, including A-level, GCSE and 11+. If you or your child are studying elementary level Math, then they can attend math classes online, where experts will learn you simple math tricks. Students find expert tutors at the nearest location, in a single click. If you want to become a tutor then you can simply register your profile on the website with all academic details. 

Find math tutors- …

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Added by Leesa Johnson on October 7, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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