All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Education’

Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s important for adults to learn a bit of programming, it’s even more important that we begin teaching our children these …

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Financial Literacy in High Schools Down

According to a recent report by the Council for Economic Education, educators are making little progress in regards to financial literacy in schools across the U.S. The Council takes a biannual survey of economics and finance education across 50 states – 22 states offered economics courses in 2011, though only 14 required the classes, down one state since the 2009 …

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Skype, DonorsChoose Bring The World To Classrooms

Oh, to be a student today. No more chalkboards, no more wooden desks, no more passing notes in hallways (at least, I assume no more passing notes since every teenager these days comes supplied with a cell phone Gorilla Glued to their hand). More, companies like Skype are providing schools with the type of technology to transcend the classroom walls …

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TEDTalks On Netflix Now A Reality

Earlier this week, we reported that TED launched an official Android app making tons of TEDTalks available on Android devices. Now, there are quite a few available on Netflix as well. Netflix announced on its blog: The most significant and remarkable adventurers, thinkers, leaders, artists, performers, icons and educators have been gathering every year since 1984 and challenging one another …

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Get A Job! Employers Prefer Practical Training [Survey]

Hey, college kids and recent grads: you’ll probably want a job soon, right? A real job. A “grown-up” job. Something with a generous benefits package. Heck, something with any benefits package. Maybe even a job that’s–dare you ask so much?–relevant to your interests. Well right now less than 20% of employers feel you’re “very prepared for the workplace”. They’re increasingly …

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Social Media, Wikipedia Finding More Value in Classroom

Ask a 21st-century college professor to name a few of the biggest challenges to her art today and “Wikipedia” and “Social Media” are sure to top the list. For more than a decade, the prominence of digital devices in the classroom has been a growing challenge for teachers trying to hold their students’ attention–I’m sure I wasn’t the first person …

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Google Plus Promotes Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources (OER) “are teaching and learning resources that anyone can share, reuse and remix” and it is predicted that they will play a huge role in helping students gain the skills they will need in the 21st century. Google has been very proactive in “increasing access to a cost-effective, high-quality education” by supporting “the OpenCourseWare Consortium—a collaboration of …

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SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom

South by Southwest has emerged as one of the top events to showcase new technologies and product announcements. Education will be a major topic this year and Pearson is leading the charge. Pearson announced today that it will be showcasing its new iBooks and digital education initiative at SXSWedu. The iBooks presentation will go down on Tuesday while Wednesday will …

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iPads Improve Kindergarteners’ Literacy Scores

Nearly a year ago, in April 2011, we told you about a small town in Maine that was set to become the first town in America to give every kindergartener an iPad to be used in their education. Auburn, Maine, a town of 24,000, gave roughly 285 students iPads (staggered, but more on the later) at the start of the …

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Schools Discuss New Student/Teacher Policies for Facebook and Twitter

In the classroom, it’s a good thing when students follow along with their teachers, and it’s even better if the class likes the instructor. Still, new considerations have arisen, as some see a connection on a social network being not much different than a teacher tutoring a student after school hours. The question of whether or not school administrators should …

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Maine Football Coach Posts Nude Photo of Himself Online, Quits.

A longtime high school football coach in South Paris, Maine resigned Monday, after accidentally posting a nude photo of himself on his Facebook wall, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High football coach Paul Withee was also a math and science teacher at the school, and claims the completely nude image of himself was intended for his …

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eBooks Are Beginning to Replace Textbooks in the Classroom

Technology has forced changes in the role of textbooks in education, and e-books have been gaining popularity, along with standard textbook rental. Companies like Chegg rent both standard textbooks and e-textbooks, and Amazon’s Kindle Store claims students can save up to 80%, as well as designate the length of the rental. Two of the most popular e-book readers are the …

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