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Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
Americans can get a free college degree at 44 schools in Europe -- including all public colleges in Germany, Iceland, Norway and Finland.
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The cheapest degrees that will earn you $70,000 a year

The cheapest degrees that will earn you $70,000 a year | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
You don't have to be an engineering major at an elite college to get a good paying job. Check out associate's degrees in construction management, economics or dental hygiene.
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President's 'Every Kid In A Park' Initiative Offers Free Access To Fourth Graders And Their Families

President's 'Every Kid In A Park' Initiative Offers Free Access To Fourth Graders And Their Families | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
“ Families have a new opportunity to fall in love with the one of the nation's greatest resources: our national parks. Today President Barack Obama launched the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative to provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to the parks and other federal lands [...]”
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As a huge advocate for traveling WITH your kids while they are young, I am so excited to hear about this new program.  I honestly believe that Travel is one of the best forms of education and this new, "Every Kid in a Park" program will give more parents an opportunity to understand just that. We must engage the minds of our children while they are young to points of interest and experiences outside of their normal day to day life.  The best way to do that is through the experience of travel, locally, domestically and/or internationally. - Tina of TLC Travels' Tours & Cruises!

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CLEP tests allow young students to pile up college credits

CLEP tests allow young students to pile up college credits | Education Matters! | Scoop.it

At the age of 18, Matt Frame scored a hat trick of sorts.

He earned his high school diploma, associate degree and bachelor’s degree all at the same time.

He insists he’s no genius: He did it, in part, by passing standardized exams that earned him more than 90 credits — the equivalent of three years of college — while he was in middle school and high school.

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How a MOOC Works | MOOCs

How a MOOC Works | MOOCs | Education Matters! | Scoop.it

Here's a reminder that beginning this January, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer 6 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to lifelong learners in Wisconsin and around the world! MOOCs are free online learning opportunities available as non-credit experiences to anyone interested in participating.

Wonder how a MOOC works and how you can participate? Get answers >

The 6 MOOCs will incorporate shared themes, including examining human choices and challenges, sustainability, and the changing environment. Our first course, The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold, and Conservation launches on January 26th. We hope that you will join us! In the meantime, we wish you all happy holidays!

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10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014

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With tech jobs on the rise, these 10 programming languages are essential for aspiring developers.
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▶ Black Girls Code apps for social change - YouTube

Black Girls CODE gives opportunity to the tech industry's underrepresented. The organization's first hackathon brings girls of color together to produce apps for social change.

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Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar

Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
Google Scholar is one of the most useful but often overlooked research and academic tools available to students and educators online.

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:50 AM

Would be a good tool to add to our students toolbox.  

 

ATweetsville's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:24 PM

Not just for teaching kids to properly cite sources- hopefully it creates a habit of checking the validity of information you find on the internet (aka, no more blindly reposting/retweeting inaccurate info masquerading as fact).

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, November 4, 2014 1:22 PM

This is 'one of those essential skills'

 

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You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything! - Khan Academy

You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything! - Khan Academy | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything!
We're on a mission to unlock the world's potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. It starts with knowing....
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Focus on unschooling’s end product, professor says

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“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” — Eartha Kitt. For Idzie Desmarais, these are words to live by. A self-described “pagan-ish green-anarchist feminist hippie confusedly-queer woman,” she is also a writer, chef, public speaker and radical thinker.
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Education Is Key! School Is... - ~Play With LifE~

Education Is Key! School Is... - ~Play With LifE~ | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
  I Made it through High School and 13 days of University, before making the best decision of my life.  By giving my student loan back and living my vision, which is travelling the world and being in control of my time.   You see… I didn’t have a plan when I started, I just knew… …believed …
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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Education Matters! | Scoop.it

All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.

 


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 30, 2014 8:54 AM

This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

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Love this website. Not just this article, but the whole idea. Have a little browse around...

wereldvak's curator insight, July 6, 2014 2:53 PM

De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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The Passport Party Project

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A National Geographic award-winning global awareness initiative for underserved American girls 11-15 promoting the power of the passport & traveling with heart.
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Microsoft and EdX Partner To Offer Free Online IT Classes

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EdX announced on Tuesday that it will be joining forces with Microsoft, to offer seven online programming courses. Students can take the courses for free, or for a small fee obtain a "verified" certificate they can show to current or potential employers.


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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, March 13, 2015 2:06 AM

EdX is a nonprofit learning initiative that has collaborated with universities like Harvard, MIT, and Berkeley to offer online courses and MOOCs (massive open online courses) to students around the world.

Harin Desai's curator insight, March 13, 2015 5:33 AM

The Microsoft courses include: Programming with C#; Introduction to TypeScript; Introduction to Bootstrap; Querying with Transact SQL; Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure; Introduction to Office 365 APIs; and Windows PowerShell Fundamentals.

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Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
“ A change is coming.”
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New Collection of Open Educational Resources in Calculus Now Available - T.H.E. Journal

New Collection of Open Educational Resources in Calculus Now Available - T.H.E. Journal | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
“ The nonprofit Curriki has just released a new collection of calculus materials for students, parents and teachers.”
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Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets | TechCrunch

Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets | TechCrunch | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies...
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If You Teach Them, They Will Get Jobs: Black Engineer & Black Entrepreneur

If You Teach Them, They Will Get Jobs: Black Engineer & Black Entrepreneur | Education Matters! | Scoop.it

The professional life and aspirations of Lance Lucas exemplify the adage that it is not where you start from that matters, but where you end up.

Lucas is founder and CEO of Baltimore’s Digit All Systems (DAS). While accurate, it is coldly-clinical to simply describe Digit All System as “a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to bridging the digital divide and bringing the benefits of expanding technology to everyone.”

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Voices: Why our girls are going to coding camp

Voices: Why our girls are going to coding camp | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
We signed our girls up for coding camp this summer, much to their distress.

"I don't want to be a computer programmer when I grow up!" one said.

"Can't we do another week of basketball camp instead?" the other begged. "Please!"

Well, no. You can't. Because these days, knowing how to program a computer or write an app is a lot like math — a baseline skill everyone needs.

And women, especially, are all too often the ones without that skill....

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So hoping a 2015 Summer Camp will become available in my neck of NC in 2015!  #GirlsWhoCode

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Does Travel Negatively Affect a Childs Education?

Does Travel Negatively Affect a Childs Education? | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
My response to an article in a Sydney newspaper stating that missing just one day of school negatively impacts your child's education!
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NIV Study Bible — Biblica

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Introductions from the NIV Study Bible

About the Introductions

Like the NIV itself, the NIV Study Bible is the work of a transdenominational team of Biblical scholars [more about the NIV Bible]. All confess the authority of the Bible as God's infallible word to humanity. They have sought to clarify understanding of, develop appreciation for, and provide insight into that word. This website provides the "Introductions to the Books of the Bible" that are found in the NIV Study Bible.

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Three sisters from a family of nine graduate from college years early

Three sisters from a family of nine graduate from college years early | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
Three young sisters determined to have successful careers graduate from college while still in high school.

Homeschool family of 9 total siblings.

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#InspireMe Please!!!

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Where to buy used textbooks - CNET

Where to buy used textbooks - CNET | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
Back to school seasons means expensive books are on the horizon. But you don't have to break the bank just because a professor picks the most expensive book available. Shop around.
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The 9 Courses You Need To Take In #College

The 9 Courses You Need To Take In #College | Education Matters! | Scoop.it
Fit these in your schedule.

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