School Fundraising Ideas: 13 Unusual Ways to Raise Money for Your School

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
School fundraising idea: dress up

Do you need money for new musical instruments or equipment for the science lab? Before you order those candy bars, consider doing something out of the ordinary. You can make your fundraiser stand out by doing something no other group at your school has done before. Here are 13 unconventional…

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20 Out of the Box Ideas to Use Instagram in Your Classroom

Monday, October 29, 2012

It is no secret that the up and coming generation is hooked into social media. Teachers who want to reach their students must continue to evolve their curriculum for the world now- not as it was five or ten or fifteen years ago. Despite the negative connotations that Facebook and…

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15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying

Friday, October 26, 2012
Cyber Bullying

The advent of technology has brought with it familiar problems in new forms. Yet cyberbullying is unique in many ways.  What makes cyberbullying so different than in-person bullying? It is often anonymous and unlimited by time and place so the victim has little respite from the abuse. There is an…

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How to Create Inclusive E-Learning

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Kids & Technology

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”–Chinese Proverb When long school days are partnered with short attention spans, teaching in today’s educational climate can prove to be a bit challenging. Particularly when one considers that today’s student is of a different “culture” than those of…

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Shimon Schocken On The First MOOC

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Shimon Schocken

Pronouncing this acronym may feel a bit awkward and “cow-like”, but Massive Open Online Courses (pronounced Moo CK’s) are a growing trend in the education technology world, proving they are anything but “awkward cows”. MOOC’s are online education courses developed and promoted freely on the Internet. An instructor writes a…

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Conducting Your Class Online: 10 Online Hangout Tools To Get Started

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

As more classes go online, the demand for web conferencing and video chat software is on the rise. The following list is a compilation of 10 different solutions, ranging from full-service professional solutions to free open-source “tech-free” hangouts for the classroom. All of these options bring students closer together with…

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Video-Savvy Learning: 15 Benefits of Podcasting Lectures

Monday, October 22, 2012
Khan academy presentation

Lectures have been a central part of academia for over 800 years.  It is no question that Open Education is forever changing the art of lecturing.  On the Open Culture website you can even find a list of free education podcasts.  But why should professors use and create Open Education…

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): 10 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea

Thursday, October 18, 2012
NASA Visulization Explore (APP)

Education must move with the times. What can be done to reach a technology-savvy generation that relies on media every free second of their time? BYOD-Bring Your Own Device, a trend that is catching on quickly. Bring Your Own Device has transformed the classroom by creating new opportunities for learning….

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Is There a College / Higher Education Bubble?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

For the past year or so, I’ve read terrifying headlines shout dire warnings about the “college bubble” and “education bubble.” These articles warned readers to be cautious about their college choices, or else they could end up drowning in student loan debt, unable to get a job because they have…

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Using YouTube To Educate…and Test?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What if your college professor told you that your take home exam was on YouTube? The popular video site may currently be one of the biggest distractions students try to avoid during midterms and finals, but it may not stay that way. Anthony Ha, author at TechCrunch wrote about a…

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