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The Effects of Social Media in Education: Twitter 101 [infographic]

Are there “best practices” for using Twitter and other social media platforms in our classrooms? That’s the question posed to professor Rey Junco, a college professor and researcher who studies how social media use affects college students. He uses quantitative methods to assess the effects of social media on student development, engagement, and success. The result of that series...

Social Media in Education [infographic]

Gone are the days when we were concerned with aging textbooks and a lack of Number 2 pencils for our students. We are now knocking firmly on the door of a fully “connected” and collaborative classroom. With whole school districts giving students iPads and laptops and even smartphones to stay on top of their studies and assignments some may wonder if all this connectedness (I just made ...

Education Standards Get “Smarter Balanced”

On August 2, 2010, the State Board of Education adopted Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards Initiative was a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parent...

TheTeacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium has launched a new website to build a peer-to-peer network around the Teacher Leader Model Standards. The website is designed to be both a forum and a resource for teachers to share best practices and stimulate ongoing dialogue about what constitutes the knowledge, skills and competencies that teachers need to assume teacher leadership roles in their sc...

Apple Releases iBooks 2, Includes Textbook Support and Free Mac Authoring Tool

Apple released iBooks 2 and iBooks Author (Mac) today. As Gerard speculated in his article, the announcement focused on the iPad based text books and updates to iTunes U. From their press release: “The new iBooks 2 app is available today as a free download from the App Store™. With support for great new features including gorgeous, fullscreen books, interactive 3D objects, diagrams, videos a...

Technology On Campus [infographic]

I remember back in the day when I was in college. The best way to make sure you captured all of the professors lecture was to take a mini cassette recorder and try to capture some form of comprehensible recording. That was definitely old school compared to what’s going on these days in classrooms across the globe. Now students have wireless networking, smart devices, tablets and transcribing...

Education is critical. Continued learning at the college level is no longer an option, but is now a requirement to remain competitive in the global marketplace. But what does it take to get into one of those fancy 4-year institutions? Check out this extremely detailed and informative infographic that shows what you need to do to get into the best school. [Via: Online College Hub]

Feeling Micro-Philanthropic?

As the year winds down and the season of giving ramps up many of us look to those around us who may be in need of a helping hand. No matter your motivation; tax write-off, guilty conscience or a natural desire to help others, you should be aware of a website that can put your donated dollars directly into the hands of school children. DonorsChoose.org is dedicated to helping improve public school ...

The Great STEM Shortage in America

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Majors and educational concentrations we need more students focusing on in the United States. Here’s a great infographic that shows just how bleak the current outlook is for these disciplines. Created by: Online Engineering Degree [image via]

The College Textbook Shakedown [infographic]

The cost of a college textbook has skyrocketed since the mid 80’s, four times faster than other consumer products. So what’s the cause? This infographic breaks down the reasons behind high costs and how to avoid them. I’ve got a few years before my kids head off to college, but for those of you in this boat right now – I’d suggest you take heed to the recommendations....

Scared of Homeschooling: Responses

Home schooling – advantages and disadvantages Edification is one of the important phases in a human life. We need education to polish our talents, nurture our crafts and search out all the possible answers for our questions. Parents are aware of this fact and they would always want to provide the best to their offspring’s. Along these lines, was introduced the concept of home schooling, an alterna...

To enjoy college years debt-free : Laughing wallet for students

A student wallet will never laugh unless one is really prepared for it. The student who comes out of the college with a degree also carries a huge amount of debt from loans. Loans nowadays are a blessing in disguise. It will help students to get easily in to a college but will bring a debt that you will be paying off for years. You can really make your college days more enjoyable and burden free b...

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