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With the growing use of social networking sites like Facebook and twitter, the methodology of education for students is finding new and improved ways.
As social networking platforms advance, so do the ways that students can have their educational needs met.
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Ever since the entry of online learning, many have questioned its advantages and disadvantages over the more traditional model of classroom based learning.
From my family's experience -> Major pro: Flexibility. Major con: lack of traditional interaction with others.
Old school flashcards made new...and free!
Starting to think about digital resources to support teachers and students as we move 1:1.
Easy to design gameshow-style quizz board
An important approach for all learners and no more so than for reluctant or at-risk learners.
When several professors assign you papers at the same time and you have lots of other studying to do, time-management skills become essential.
Writing tools to help with time-management for students and adults alike.
You wouldn't eat one food all the time so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?
Benefits of cognitive diversity.
Ideas bubbling up while one is in the shower is an example of a brain diversion that helps us process and solve what's on our mind...
Today Josep Comas posted this graphic on the Facebook page of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The visual features 10 skills for the future workforce and upon going through the content of...
Excellant summary and succint infographic.
Teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond.
Engaging students where they are!
Social media is very powerful, and schools need to harness it.
Drawning on an Etch A Sketch is hard. Well, it is if you want to do more than just make a horrible mess of angularity.
A list of 20 tools and resources geared toward preparing your child for greatness.
Here are 26 Ways to improve your learning!
The good old alphabet.
Great simple infographic - live your life A to Z...!
College graduates still earn a relative premium in today’s labor market, but their real earnings are trending down, an economist writes.
Graphs: median earnings by education 1971-2011
Mindmeister helps users plan, organize and think creatively about new ventures, issues in need of problem solving and everyday activities for free.
Eager to try Mindmeister, a free mind-mapping software that can be shared like a google doc.
On the 150th anniversary of the speech, let's consider how the corporate world's native medium might improve it.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry!
Russell at theverybesttop10.com has very kindly allowed me to write another guest post for his fantastic site so here are my "Top 10 Things You Can Make Out Of Cardboard"...10 - Cardboard cut out p...
Because my son is creative. And we have a lot of cardboard (thank you Amazon.)
The Guggenheim had made 99 art catalogues available for free online, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a whopping 375 free art books and catalogues overall. Download away. And tell a friend!
A great resource from a site filled with great FREE resources. Dive in at openculure.com.
Art catalogues online! I used to love to collect these.
This is wonderful!
No sentence can be effective if it contains facts alone. It must also contain emotion, image, logic, and promise. Eugene Schwartz
My favorite Ernest Hemingway short story is literally six words long:
"For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn."
Beyond what his own interpretation of that story was, we all have a different one when we read it, a different version of what those words mean to each and every one one of us.
Those words are so powerful when linked together that the end result commands your attention.
Encouraging words about words.
A story from one of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books proves we've all gone soft.
Laura Ingalls Wilder stories make my heart sing, even when they are oh so harsh.
Record-low temperatures caused by the Polar Vortex have forced schools across the country to close this week. Weather-related school cancellations tend to raise anxieties about whether we're a nation of wimps. During President Obama's first winter in Washington, he complained when his daughters' school closed for bad weather: "We're going to have to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town." In response to this latest round of school closings, a Virginia mom sighed, "Hasn’t anyone heard of gloves, scarf and a hat when it’s cold?? Just bundle up—people do it all over the world. We are such wimps to cancel school."
Image: Tony Crider/Flickr The education system is changing. Established teaching methodologies are reaching their limits in most developed countries. New r
Seeing ourselves and raising children to see themselves as life-long learners comes first and the amazing opportunities technology offers, follows.
A new study reinforces previous ones that have found the cognitive and emotional impacts reading can have on us — besides just the literacy and content knowledge we gain.
Helpful compilation of research and related articles.
If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware.
Must check out these channels!
Great, great, great!
The benefits of learning coding go beyond an ability to create your own games, so should all students do it?
While learning how to code can be great for some students, I'm not convinced that all students need to learn coding.
There is no shortage of creative and entrepreneurial lessons at Brooklyn New School.
I support my 14 year old son is an entreprenuer spirit!
Getting the kids to want to learn can be tricky, especially when it comes to maths. But numbers don't need to be boring, as demonstrated by these 10 maths apps for children.
Practice, practice, practice math.
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It's a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means...
Positive and creative infographic.
Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
Some classics and several new to our family.