Image courtesy of Michelle Horton I got pregnant on the day I graduated college, meaning I was catapulted to the depths of adulthood immediately. It’s a parent’s responsibility to teach life skills apart from the academic requirements, I get it.
In a breathtakingly creepy invasion of privacy, Facebook is forcing all smartphone users to install a new messaging app. The Android version of the app -- and to a lesser extent the iPhone version as well -- allows Facebook to access your phone camera and record audio, call and send messages without your permission, identify details about you and all your contacts, and send that info on to third parties.
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.
I recently attended CPBI’s Forum in Boston. A theme that emerged loud and clear from the majority of the speakers on the topic of benefits was that employers need to take a more active role in helping their employees manage the chronic conditions with which they are living and working. I wholeheartedly agree. But what if these employees struggle with health literacy?
Libraries as creators of learning are needed more than ever. They make a common environment for Information specialists, teachers and students to collaborate and communicate - and create new knowledge and make sense from the huge amount of information.
A new report, "Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection," investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Stay one move ahead with active learning TES News Contrary to what you might think, this strategy is about deep thinking rather than physical activity. Here's how it's done. Active learning is probably not what you think it is.
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home? Martin Williams explores interesting initiatives developed by teachers
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's insight:
"Showing students that teachers of all subjects read books, not just the English teachers, is really important," says Jennifer Ludgate, English teacher
"The students would come in talking about what their PE or history teacher was reading, and that would spark really interesting discussions. It's especially good if they don't see people reading at home. "
New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program Education Week News (blog) The perennial struggle of how to best assist elementary school students with low literacy skills may have a promising tool in the form of a personalized tutoring...
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's insight:
Reading Partners help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Local volunteers assist elementary school students, who are typically from low-income and under-resourced schools, with a structured curriculum designed to improve students' reading skills. At every school where Reading Partners operates, a reading center is set up where students in the program come to be tutored about twice a week.
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