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In the communities that we choose to belong to (online and offline), we have to do our part in feeding it. It is only when we are generous about sharing our gifts that we build credibility to receive anything meaningful in return, build influence, thought leadership and learn.
I was excited to check out this Tweet from @TaliCSM the ed director at Common Sense Education about how to ethically respond to a student friend-request. It took me to educator Keegan Korf’s blog post where in short, she shared that she only “friends” former students, and warns them that inappropriate behavior will result in defriending.
Keegan’s simple and sensible policy mirror’s the practice of many educators I work with, know, and respect.
I replied to her Tweet explaining I had a different view.
I don’t like blanket policies and I don’t believe the only relationship to have with young people is teacher-student. I learn so much from students.
What I loved was Keegan’s excitement around the conversation and willingness to gain another perspective. This is how we develop and grow our thinking.
Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.
Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.
Four coding boot camps, three companies offering other alternative-education offerings, and the global conglomerate General Electric were chosen on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a new experiment that will allow eight colleges to offer Pell Grants and federal student loans to as many as 1,500 students in programs where unaccredited providers supply a majority of the education.
Nominally, the use of federal student aid for such programs is what’s groundbreaking about the idea. That’s because except for in experiments like this Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships program, known as Equip, federal law prevents colleges from using federal student aid when more than 50 percent of the program is outsourced to unaccredited outside providers.
some useful apps and web tools to use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. Students can use these tools for different educational purposes including visually explaining a given topic, creating greeting cards, designing inspirational quote posters and more.
‘The fastest app for adding text to photos. Perfect for busy people who tell, sell, buy, share, organize, memorize, and more.Quick has a super slick, streamlined experience that lets you add stylish text to your photos in the blink of an eye!’
In this post, Sharon Gutowski shares four tips and tricks that you can use to design attention-grabbing e-learning content.
it’s safe to say that e-learning has to work a little harder than a movie to get people to tune in. But attention-grabbing e-learning is essential in today’s world.
Whether you have an unorganized heap of knowledge or a knowledge hoarding problem, many organizations fall flat when it comes to knowledge management. When
knowledge sharing increases social interaction in the workplace, leading to a rise in creative, collaborative problem solving, preserves pre-existing knowledge so it is not lost as employees retire or move on, and enables every department to access the information they need, when they need it, therefore speeding up response times.
The campaign's signature eye emoji, which is part of Apple's mobile operating system and available via a downloadable keyboard on iTunes and Google Play, is meant to interrupt acts of bullying by showing the aggressor that they're being watched.
Reorganization can boost company performance, but the results are often disappointing. A smart new approach dramatically increases the likelihood of success. Recognizing that company performance is determined above all by employees’ behaviors, it uses a variety of organizational levers to maximize the cooperation, engagement, and effectiveness of staff throughout the organization.
The rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other digital education services are forcing brick-and-mortar schools to expand student options and improve flexibility as to where and how students attend class.
students and parents are conducting most of their school research well before they ever make direct contact with a school.
“A good starting point for embedding reflection into daily workflow is to approach the practice at two levels; individual reflection, and then reflection with colleagues and team members. Reflective practice itself doesn’t ‘just happen’. It is a learned process. It requires some degree of
Looking for new ideas and ways to use technology in your instruction? The guides below are definitely worth your consideration. These are free short eBooks available for free download from iTunes store. The books present ideas and examples of the different technologies teachers can use with their students in class. Browse through the collection and get inspired!