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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… Continue
I was teaching Chemistry in school system to be unnamed (The name has been excluded to protect the innocent). The lab equipment was so outdated, I hated to use it. I was frustrated one day I left and just took a walk (on my lunch hour). The school was located in an Industrial District. I found there was a building in walking distance that had a sign on the front that said… Continue
Who do you work for?
How would a typical teacher answer this question?
Maybe, they she would answer "John Doe Middle School"
or may be he would answer " the board of education" knowing that he could be transferred
from one school to another within the same system in one day for no obvious reason.
I personally had this idea.
Teaching was… Continue
I am a former teacher in the Memphis City school system. I have an experience I would like
to share. You decide if you can use the concepts.
I had a second job at a neighborhood community center at night.
Color Video cameras had just come on the market. I bought one to use in my teaching effort. I found some unusually
cool hand puppets on sale and I bought them. I got this great Idea.
At my community center job I used an overturned… Continue
I do presentations for students entitled HOW TO LEARN.
This has placed in tens of schools.
In each of these schools I have seen the concepy LIFE LONG LEARNER
heavily promoted. ( I feel this is GREAT)
To many times I have queried teachers about the outdated Windows software
they were using. I have been disappioted at the responses I have gotten.
Many have responded " I am going to retire in three years I don't intend to learn
the educational landscape remains where it is unless governments invest well on it in the same manner as ythey invest in the military; educators commit themselves to innovating and working for the best that would help the youth to become life long learners and unless stakeholders especially the parents and the community help the schools by becoming involved in their child's total development
My colleague Graciela Vega and I just completed a series of digital storytelling classes called "We All Have Stories to Tell," sponsored by the Central California Writing Project. The curriculum and some example stories are up at
In the Future, the Cost of Education Will Be Zero
July 24th, 2009 | by Josh Catone
The average cost of yearly tuition at a private, four-year college in the US this year was $25,143, and for public schools, students could expect to pay $6,585 on average for the 2008-09 school year, according to the College Board. That was up 5.9% and 6.4% respectively over the previous year, which is well ahead of the national average rate of inflation. What that means is that for many people,… Continue
Experience why TM is the faster, better way to learn.
Since 1999 Tutoring Match has been “match-making” one-on-one in-home tutorials in Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester Counties. Our network of over 100 pre-screened professionals personalizes academic assistance in all subjects for all ages.
With a state-of-the-art website, TM now offers instant, online tutoring with whiteboard technology and live customer support 24/7. All you need is a computer with a broadband… Continue
Added by Henry Lane on July 21, 2009 at 1:17pm —
My current high school has asked me to stop using the computer lab and only work in the traditional classroom. I am not going to stop using technology. Starting September 1st, my students and I will only be connecting from home. I may be able to get a few computer classes to get the students started but that's all. I guess I am lucky that I am very experienced so I can manage such a program, but some schools are just not ready to accept technology.
New Zealand High Schools are placing time and money into development of learning management systems. What experiences do others have of using this technology? Our experience so far has been that the potential is huge, but the uptake can be very slow. Very good technical support is needed and continuous opportunities for staff to learn have to be provided.
University of the people se veut mondiale, gratuite, accessible à distance
Article publié le 07 Juillet 2009
Par Catherine Rollot
Source : LE MONDE
Taille de l'article : 357 mots
UNE UNIVERSITÉ internationale, quasi gratuite et entièrement accessible à distance. C'est le projet un peu fou lancé par un entrepreneur israélien, Shai Reshef, qui a fait fortune dans l'offre éducative en ligne et qui veut « rendre l'éducation accessible à tous, y… Continue
Added by Shai Reshef on July 7, 2009 at 12:30am —
We will be launching our upcoming web safety resource on KiwiCommons.com called Kiwi Reviewsthis July.
Kiwi Reviews was created to provide our readers with in-depth product, software and book reviews in the interest of internet safety, in addition to the editorials, late-breaking news and resources available on the site. It will be useful for tech users,… Continue
Added by Kiwi Commons on July 1, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Path to top Indian B Schools has never been easy. Every year lakhs of graduate students (B.E, B.Tech, B.Com, B.A etc) and working professionals appear for CAT chasing their dreams of making it to top Indian B schools such as IIM Ahemdabad (IIMA), IIM Bangalore (IIMB), IIM Calcutta (IIMC); NITIE, Mumbai; SP Jain, Mumbai; FMS and MDI, Gurgaon. Competition has been rising every year. In between the talks of new IIMs being opened this year another news came that CAT will be Online in… Continue
World’s first tuition-free online university opens
By Kelly Ng | 8 June 2009
The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), a UN department that aims to reduce poverty by promoting the use of information and communications technology (ICT), wants to make higher education available more accessible to people who cannot afford rising tuition fees, or have problems travelling to the nearest college.
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