August 2009 Blog Posts (26)

Is online learning Effective

Online learning cannot actually replace the learning obtained from regular schools. However, with technology advancement internet can be leveraged effectively as supplemental method of studying. Students are familiar with the digital tools and given an assignment they use online resources effectively and learn in self directed manner. Today's net generation like to discover new things and learn from hands on experience. when they look for information online,

not only will they try… Continue

Added by Judy Jacob on August 25, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Business Standard | India -World's first tuition fee-free varsity to start operation soon

By Press Trust of India

Sunday August 16, 2009



http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/world/s-first-tuition-fee-free-varsity-to-start-operation-soon/70792/on

In a bid to provide higher education free of cost to needy students, the world's first tuition fee-free online university with its academic-support operations based in India, will start operation from next month.



Founded by an Israeli entrepreneur, the University of People will use the concept of social… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on August 25, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Will instructors even be necessary?

Many years ago, my father (who passed away 30 years ago) told me a joke about a professor who had a class that was too large. In order to accommodate all the students, he separated them into two classes. Being a bit lazy, he decided to tape his lecture for the first class and merely have it played on a tape recorder (consider when this was told to me) tot he second class. Everything seemed to go fine. Then he decided one day to visit the second class. When he entered the classroom, he was… Continue

Added by Jorge Ribeiro on August 20, 2009 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Future of Education Conversations in Second Life?

Hey Steve, I haven't really looked into it but I will. I wonder if Elluminate can be streamed into Second Life. I could ring some doorbells to see if we could get sharing space at ISTE. Anyone at your end illuminated on that topic? Looking forward to those upcoming events, both of 'em, and glad they're scheduled in my evening, since I'm kneedeep into my new school year.



If it can't happen now, you might suggest this as a plug-in development notion for the Elluminate team, per the… Continue

Added by Scott Merrick on August 19, 2009 at 3:33am — 1 Comment

Leadership Links (what's golf got to do with leadership?)

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The connection between golf and… Continue

Added by Dr. John Kenworthy on August 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 7- Favorite Book Favorite Author



Teach Life Lessons-Favorite Book, Favorite Author



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 6- The Resume



Teach Life Lessons-The Resume



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you teach “the…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 5- Dress for Success



Teach Life Lessons-Dress for SUCCESS



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you teach “Dress…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 4



Teach Life Lessons-ROI return on Investment



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you teach…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 3



TEACH LIFE LESSONS – LESSON 3

WHAT IS A GOOD JOB?



I asked my students this question when I taught at Atlanta Technical Institute.

The answers I received were $10.00 an hour, $15.00 and hour and $18.00 an hour.

The answers were all about how much wage that was going to be earned.



My reply to my class was this.



Item 1: A good job with respect to wage involves the letter K that is regarding salary.

Not an hourly wage but…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 2



TEACH LIFE’S LESSONS lesson 2

Marketable Skills PLAN B



An education is essential. It is a key that opens doors. It tells potential employers that you are trainable and that you can endure and complete assigned tasks.



Sadly, it does NOT guarantee employment. (I wish it did) Even a job in today’s world is not enough. There is NO “job security”. It does not exist as it once did. In right to work states (The one in which I reside) you may be fired for…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:46pm — No Comments

TEACH LIFE’S LESSONS





Teach Life Lessons



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Teaching Technique-"Take the show on the road"



Teaching Technique-“take the show on the road”



This technique will work regardless of the subject matter you are teaching. This concept is valid for any grade level. It has worked for me at grade levels 8 through college.

My explanation to my students was this. We are going to proudly show others what we do, how we do it, how well we do it and particularly how much we enjoy doing it.

Here are some ideas where you can tale your students to do a…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Teaching Technique-LET kids teach KIDS





TEACHING TECHNIQUE –Let Kids Teach Kids





This techniques works best in high and middle school. The idea is that the instructors



introduces and teachers specific concepts and the allows his or her student to teach the same



concept to students in a much lower grade.



For example, a Biology teacher, after teaching concepts about the heart in animals can create a



Biology show where he allows his Biology students…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

TEACHING TECHNIQUES- Make Learning Fun-Voice OVERS













Teaching Technique -Make Learning FUN using Technology



First let me say I have encountered many teachers who think

that teachers should NOT try to make learning fun, they believe that learning is and should be laborious. They believe you have to “burn the midnight oil” and you experience PAIN to learn. They say “NO PAIN NO GAIN”.

Let us…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Teaching Technique-The Reverse Field Trip





Teaching Technique_ the Reverse Field Trip.



I was assigned to a new school. On my first day the principal said. “I have heard of you, you like to take the students on field trips, there will be no field trips at this school.” I have never met the principal before, but his comments did not affect me whatsoever.

My concern is how can I best educate my students? I knew that the lecture method is the technique that is least likely to achieve the results I…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Teaching Technique-Call and Response





Teaching Technique-Call and Response

This is not a NEW Idea. But I have not seen it used in Public Schools. It worked marvelously for me. I encourage all teachers to give it a try. It Works!



First a little history of the concept.

You have probably seen (on TV) an army group marching, whereas the leader calls out a verbal command and the entire group responds with some verbal reply.

You have seen a football and/or a basketball team get in a…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Teaching Technique-COACH-4teachers



Teaching Techniques-Coach



This will not work for everybody. But it worked for a dear friend of mine. Let us just call him Bob. Bob was the only Caucasian in an all Black school. He was also the only male.

He was 5’6” and weighed 130 pounds. He explained to me that the female teachers in the school were excellent teachers and they were demanding and hard on the students. He said they were ideal mother figures and ruled with an iron hand. He explained that he…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Teaching Technique-LEGACY





Teaching Technique - Legacy



BY DEFINITION: Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past



How do you want your students to remember you?

If you are walking in a local mall and one of your former students sees you then runs to give you a hug and a thank you, would that make you happy.

If you overheard one of your students saying “she is the best teacher I ever had”, How…
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Added by William Lambert on August 6, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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