Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blended learning innovations - About Education Degrees

The tri-fold professional development strategies reported in this paper provide academics with an opportunity to interact, mentor, and share knowledge with one another, alongside experiencing online and blended learning to better meet the challenge of improving academics’ digital literacy and enhancing effective online and blended learning opportunities for students.


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10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Basic Study Skills: A Free Course

Use this free online course to identify your personal learning style and learn about key study skills such as: mind mapping, time management, keeping a study diary, reading and writing techniques, as well as listening, speaking and telephone techniques. 


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Monday, May 25, 2015

How to Turn Your Bullet Points Into Visually-Engaging Elements

Professional designers will advise against ever using bullet points in a deck: Bullet points act like bullets — they kill your presentation. However, this mentality can change if you transform your bullet points into a visual component of your presentation.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hosting Your Website or Blog

If you want to start a blog or create a website, the first thing you need is a hosting service. I very strongly recommend SiteGround. They have provided excellent service for me for many years now. Here are the simple steps you need to take to use SiteGround for hosting your website or blog.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow.


They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project learning.


They must be able to use data and evidence to inform their practice and know how to work in both virtual learning environments and brick-and-mortar schools. And they’ll need to collaborate with community-based organizations and work in schools that provide all kinds of other services for students and their families.


Along those lines, Berry has outlined five changes he believes need to be made to the future of teacher education.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Education Graduate Programs - Masters and PhDs

Teachers wanting to move into a leadership or administrative role, or to specialize in a particular aspect of education, should consider one the many education graduate programs that are available. Some of these programs are differentiated by age range, e.g., early childhood, elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education. Others are differentiated by topic, e.g., special education, educational administration, and TESOL. This page has more details of the programs and where they can be taken …


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Diploma in Mathematics Course - About Education Degrees

The free online Diploma in Mathematics course from ALISON gives you a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key subjects in mathematics. This course covers calculus, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, functions, vectors, data distributions, probability and probability and statistics. Math qualifications are in great demand from employers and this Diploma will greatly enhance your career prospects.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises - The Hechinger Report

"It’s time to debunk the myths about who is good in math, and Common Core state standards move us toward this worthy goal. Mathematics and technology leaders support the standards because they are rooted in the new brain and learning sciences.

All children are different in their thinking, strength and interests. Mathematics classes of the past decade have valued one type of math learner, one who can memorize well and calculate fast.

Yet data from the 13 million students who took PISA tests showed that the lowest achieving students worldwide were those who used a memorization strategy – those who thought of math as a set of methods to remember and who approached math by trying to memorize steps. The highest achieving students were those who thought of math as a set of connected, big ideas."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Diploma in Basic English Grammar - About Education Degrees

Proper grammar is essential to communicating well in English. This free online diploma course from ALISON introduces the fundamental aspects of English grammar and explains how they should be applied in written and spoken English.


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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Aesop's Fables - A Free Online Course - About Education Degrees

Welcome to the wonderful world of Aesop’s Fables! In this free online course from ALISON you will find a selection of 60 fables that you can read, share and retell with your friends and family. Alongside the popular tales that you may already know, we have chosen some of the less well-known stories that may be new to you. 

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Friday, May 8, 2015

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.

The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What Australian slang has given the world

“G’day Mate. Put another shrimp on the barbie”.

Australia is as well-known for its unique turns of phrase as it is for its ubiquitous meat pie. But few realise how many terms in use around the world originated down under, writes Mark Gwynn for BBC Culture:

"In 2013, ‘selfie’ became Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. It’s become such a ubiquitous word, but few stop to think about where it came from. It may come as a surprise to learn that is has its origins in Australia: the first evidence of the word in use comes from an online forum entry by the Australian Nathan Hope, who posted a photo of his lip, which he says he cut while drinking at a mate’s 21st birthday party."

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."


Tags: language, culture, infographic.

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

Online Masters and PhDs

Online and Distance Learning