Monday, June 29, 2015

Mastering French Grammar and Vocabulary - About Education Degrees

For learners who have studied the first two ALISON French courses, this third course will further increase your understanding of the French language. You will build on your existing knowledge of French vocabulary and master important areas of grammar that will greatly improve your comprehension of the French language and your ability to communicate effectively with native French speakers.


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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don't usually put a lot of effort into.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Free Online Poster Maker

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom -

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."


Learn Coding: Stay up to date with the latest technology

Stay up to date with the latest technology for web and app development. Whether you are looking for a new career, want to keep your skills cutting edge for your job, or just want to learn coding for fun, these TreeHouse courses will help you.


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Designing and Implementing Monitoring & Evaluating Systems - About Education Degrees

This free Alison online course will explore some of the foundations for designing and implementing robust monitoring and evaluation systems. This includes the ten step of establishing a monitoring and evaluation system, including the approach of results based management. It will also explore topics such as defining results, developing and selecting key performance indicators, how to collect data and information, grouping indicators and developing output monitoring tools.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom?

As part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is my third contribution. This month we are answering the follow...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Early Childhood Degree Programs - About Education Degrees

What is early childhood education? It is usually taken to be the education of children from birth to age 8. An early childhood degree prepares you for jobs in teaching and administration related to this age group.  To do this, the early childhood education curriculum track includes courses in child psychology, parenting, and early childhood instruction and learning strategies.

This page provides information on what is studied and where you can study these programs, as well as details on jobs, potential earnings, and prospects.   

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A framework for content curation

I have started thinking about a model – or perhaps more accurately, a framework – for content curation.

Consider the trusty instructional design heuristic of Tell Me, Show Me, Let Me, Test Me. As far as heuristics go, I’ve found this to be a good one. It reminds us that transmission is ineffective on its own; learners really need to see the concept in action and give it a go themselves. As the Chinese saying goes, “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Introduction to the Chinese Language - First Contact - About Education Degrees

In this free online Chinese language course you will be introduced to the basic elements of spoken Mandarin Chinese. The course includes a brief overview of the language, its dialects and a brief look at pronunciation through the use of Pinyin, learning how to greet people and introduce yourself, say what you do and where you are from in a new language. 


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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

Don’t forget that another school year is quickly approaching. Yes, you should take some time off, but you should also prepare for the new year by learning some new tools.

Each of these tools can help you in some way in the classroom, whether it’s just getting organized or making assessments easier and data more relevant.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Study a university degree for free in Germany - About Education Degrees

An increasing number of US students are applying to study in Germany. This year the number stands at more than 4,600 US students, an increase of 20% over three years. Why? It’s simple economics. As the cost of undertaking higher education in the US increases, the free education and lower living costs in Germany look increasingly attractive.


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Monday, June 15, 2015

Students’ perception of blended learning environment - About Education Degrees

The increasing utilization of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in addressing various societal needs has catalysed the need to deploy this all important tools in education in developing countries to address the need of the increasing student enrolment in universities. This study was conducted to assess students’ perception of blended learning environment. The blended learning environment was designed on a Moodle platform using an adaptation of the practical enquiry model. This intervention was designed to ensure that the benefits of both online and face-to-face learning environment were harnessed for the achievement of set pedagogical goals.


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Augmented reality lessons

Augmented reality is an enhanced media experience in an environment for a user. There are multiple types of experiences. These computer generated environments let you hear music or sounds, watch videos, move and scale a 3D model, or place you in a scene that can be anywhere. All of these possibilities are interactive and require the user to trigger the possible experience.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dozens of Free Resources for Keeping Academic Skills Sharp Over the Summer Months — Emerging Education Technologies

Don’t Let the “Summer Slide” Dull Those School Skills!

This time of year I get a lot of requests for resources to help students keep up their school skills over the long summer months. I searched the web for the best resources, tips, and techniques I could find. I focused on free resources to help keep it, well … free :). These resources cover a range of academic subjects and skills.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

eLearning Course Evaluation: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

You have spent a great deal of time and money while developing your eLearning course. But how can you know if it is effective? eLearning course evaluation allows you to assess the effectiveness of your eLearning deliverable and to keep improving it in order to offer your learners a powerful and memorable eLearning experience.

In this article Christopher Pappas shares why eLearning course evaluation is important, when to do it and, most importantly, how.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.

I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas

These 9 strategies for blended learning are certain to help you engage students quickly and consistently.

Diploma in Educational Psychology - About Psychology Degrees

This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of educational psychology, and to all students who are interested in the psychology of how we learn and develop.



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The Right Content Marketing Strategy – Where Does it Begin?

Even though the concept of Content Marketing has been evolving over the last two years, most of the businesses still feel that the premise behind investing in content marketing is still spreading the sales and marketing messages and branding.


Even though you can achieve those goals with content marketing, there’s a lot more to content marketing than simply delivering marketing and sales messages.


The way most content marketers see it, the goal behind content marketing should be to provide information to your customers – answer their questions and doubts about your products or services without pitching them a sales message.


A right content marketing strategy begins with this step – getting the definition of content marketing right....

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Basics of Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network

The very basics of what to do when making educational videos for flipping a class. Many thanks to Jaclyn Pessel @chempessel, Meghan Klement @klemistry and Cara Johnson @AHSAnatomy for volunteering to be in this video!

Content Times:
0:12 Turn off your phone
0:36 Silence extraneous noises
1:00 Post a “Do Not Disturb” sign
1:26 Make sure you are actually recording
1:41 Look at the camera
2:08 Think about the video background
2:30 Remain stationary
2:52 Use big text
3:55 Use drop shadow
4:20 Video length
4:53 Speak at a normal pace
5:22 Summary

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