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What all parents should understand about “Common Core Standards”

I am only a teacher. I’ve only been a teacher for the past three decades. I, as you should be, are concerned with the implementation of “Common Core Standards” What gives me credibility is I was also concerned about the 2001 implementation of “No Child Left Behind”. We all know how that came out. I fear the new program will make a lot of money for the businesses of education and once again leave our students weakened and confused. 

It is estimated that the program, “No Child…

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Added by James G. Fabiano on July 24, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

5 Reasons to Find a Qualified Private Tutor for Your Child

If lately your child has been having a hard time in their classes, one thing that their teacher may have suggested is that you strongly consider getting them a tutor. And while you could look into the after school tutoring programs in your area or you could even go online to find one who tutors over the internet, another option that you should consider is hiring a qualified private tutor for them. Sure, they are a bit more expensive than some of the other routes…

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Added by Tom Clark on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Choose Your Perfect Camera

With the advance in imaging technology, it has become much more affordable to get into digital photography. Anyone willing to take the time can learn the functions of cameras and basic principles of photography. To get the most out of your investment, you will first want choose photography gears that will best serve you and your intended use. Whether you want to be an adventurous traveling photographer to be featured on national geographic issue or an…

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Added by William J. Moran on July 21, 2014 at 3:01am — 1 Comment

Jack the Ripper

"Jack the Ripper"is the popular name given to a serial killer who killed a number of prostitutes in the East End of London in 1888. The killings took place within a mile area and involved the districts of Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Aldgate. He was called the Whitechapel Murderer before a letter was received by the Scotland Yard which claimed to have been written by the murderer himself. The signature on…

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Added by Smith Baker on July 17, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

7 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN SETTING UP A STUDY AREA FOR KIDS

With more parents than ever getting involved with their kids getting the best possible education, the days of doing homework sat at the kitchen table or sprawled across the bed seem to be almost extinct. The savvy parent is now setting aside a special place, or study area, to try and give their children the best possible environment in which to study. While the essential parts of this may seem like common sense, the following are 7 things to remember when you are setting up a study…

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Added by William J. Moran on July 16, 2014 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Learn Physics Better with Acadsoc Physics Tutoring

Any branch of science, and more so, Physics for that matter can be a nightmare for many students. There are some students who quite literally fall in love with the subject but there are others who do not like it at all and they might only have to study because of the compulsion of getting through school. However,…

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Added by Tom Clark on July 14, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Have Erasmus, will travel

A session that provided useful information regarding the new Erasmus Plus programme, the new EU funding for professional development. I think I would have wanted a little ore insight on how to apply, where to find courses, etc. But it was a good start!

Added by Alina Orasan on July 13, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Student Challenge – Video Introductions

Inspired by 30 Goals Challenge for Educators and the first goal of Cycle 5, I asked students from various parts of Athens, to create their own presentations to introduce themselves to each other . I thought, be proactive , create tutorials and FAQs for them , anticipate their worries - as it turned out , the only one in need of tutorials and soothing words was … me .

A proud and somewhat painful moment in teaching is the realisation my…

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Added by Christina Chorianopoulou on July 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Brain-friendly Ways To Help Students Memorise Language Creatively

Wow! So many great activities and ideas Sylvia has shared in this session and so little time, unfortunately. One thing she said stuck to my mind "Be the teacher they will never forget" ... I guess we all want this. 

Added by Alina Orasan on July 12, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Sensing our teaching space: changing our practice

Great session with a great speaker! "There are no limits to a teaching space" - great line ... it was an inspiring session about the teaching space.

Added by Alina Orasan on July 12, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

The Future of Test Prep

Every year students across the nation prepare for various standardized tests. Many of these students feel that they have no other option than topay exorbitant amounts of money for in-class test prep courses to ready themselves for their exam. Traditional in-class courses are located in central, highly-trafficked areas and are taught by different instructors with varying credentials who set the pace of the course to the median of the class. This leads to students feeling left behind and…

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Added by Alisha Christofer on July 12, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments

"Unflattening: Thinking through Comics"

Amazing session … Before listening to Nick Sousanis talking about how comics can be used in the classroom, I hadn’t really given any thought about using them … now I’m really excited … I look forward to engaging students into designing comics … As Nick said “comics engage both body and mind”. 

Added by Alina Orasan on July 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RSCON - Branding Your School/Program with Social Media

Great session! Now I have lots of ideas to share with my principal ... I found out about so many amazing sites that allow us to stay connected with our students and their parents!

Added by Alina Orasan on July 11, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language in College

After a certain age, learning a foreign language becomes more difficult. Not only do we have trouble making some of the sounds that are hallmarks of other languages, but our brains are not as capable of remembering new knowledge. This makes college a good time to take a crack at learning a foreign language. Although you may not pick up every sound by the time you're old enough to start down the collegiate track, your mind is still primed to absorb lessons in vocabulary, sentence structure,…

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Added by Tom Clark on July 11, 2014 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

How to Play Of Othello

Othello is a popular game that has been around for a long time. Is a two player game that requires a lot of strategy to win.The success that you will have is dependent on your ability to recognize and plan out strategies as well as your opponent’s ability to do the same. If you have never played this game before, it is easy to learn. All that you have to know is the basic concepts and you will be able to play it in no time. Once you get the hang of it, you can begin to use and incorporate…

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Added by Tom Clark on July 10, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments

How to Play Battleship

Battleship is a popular two player game which will allow you to go up against your opponent in locating and sinking each other's ships as quickly as possible before the other one beats you to it. It is a board game that can also be played online. It translates well from the physical and online versions. If you have never played battleship before, it is a great game to play and a lot of fun. In this article, we will go over how to play thegame for you.…

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Added by Tom Clark on July 10, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

How Important Is College Education In India

This question must be asked to the youth of the country because they are the one who will be opting for colleges just after their 12th board exams. The College holds a special place in every youth’s heart because this is the first time they are free from their uniform and bunch of rules. Now they are free to fly high in the sky and explore everything that they wanted to do. But how important it is to go through the college education? Does it really hold any importance because…

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Added by William J. Moran on July 10, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments

How to Play Frogger

Frogger is one of the most popular arcade style video games to have ever been created. The goal of this game is to navigate your from one end of the road to the other without getting hit. If you get it back car or run into any other obstacle, you will use population have to start over. There are many different levels that you can play. The best thing about this game is that it is very easy to learn and simple to play. It doesn't require any strategy and it only asks for your attention and…

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Added by sabjan on July 9, 2014 at 5:49am — No Comments

Right To Be Forgotten: Backfires

We all remember the European Court of Justice’s recent lawsuit on Google titled “Right to be forgotten”. The lawsuit criticized how Google stores all information concerning every person and in fact, every entity. Some corporations and organizations were concerned that their mishaps or ill repute in the past may shadow their virtues in the current day. However, Google had intelligently responded to the lawsuit by making a web form accessible through which people or organizations could remove…

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Added by Smith Baker on July 7, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Exam 599-01 for Advanced Career Options

About the 599-01 Exam

The 599-01 is basically the exam code the Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional Certification. The credential of Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional successfully validates the abilities and expertise of the professionals regarding the Riverbed Storage delivery solutions and its related products. This certification is designed for certifying the skills of the…

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Added by Ellen Bucher on July 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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