50 Tips for College Students. I did the "extended tour" of college. From about 1991-2002. I did get 4 degrees, so at least I have an excuse. :) I've also been an adjunct professor, so I've also been at the other side of the classroom. 1) The Freshman Fifteen does exist. So does the Freshman Twenty. Learning Solutions Magazine: Home. Articles.
Classroom Freebies! 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library.
Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources. Note: Visit our updated list for the latest in academic search engines. General Start off your research with one of these more general academic search engines. Intute: Use this website’s search tools to find the best and most reliable sites to start your research.
Meta Search Want to search it all at once? Dogpile: Search Google, Yahoo, Bing and more at once with this great search engine. Combatting Teacher Burnout. Expert Perspective Combating Teacher Burnout Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job.
What can we do to keep the best and the brightest teachers in the classroom? By Cheryl Scott Williams11/03/11 Some years ago, before personal computers and broadband telecommunications were ubiquitous in homes and the workplace, I left my high school classroom teaching job to take a mid-level management position at a women’s nonprofit professional association. Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and studying games. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free. Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.' Are there really no other places to get these lessons?
I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. College Study Tips - Study Skills - Study Guides and Strategies. Capturing the Reader's Attention in Your College Admission Essay. When you begin reading a piece of writing, what inspires you to keep reading?
Here are several techniques that will super-glue your reader's attention to your essay. Quoting the notables Everybody famous, from Julius Caesar ("I came, I saw, I conquered") to Bart Simpson ("Eat my shorts"), has said something interesting at one time or another. Also, the world's bookshelves are filled with the writings of authors who were desperate to sell their books . . . er, to create literature that they hoped would make the reader buy a copy or two. So if you're looking for a quotation, you'll find one for every essay topic you could ever conjure up from the depths of your imagination. Call upon the wisdom of one of the world's great thinkers, or at least the wisdom of one of the world's great characters.
Etude-Blender. Create Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Docs. In my free ebook Google for Teachers I included directions for creating and publishing a quiz using Google Documents forms.
Recently, Dr. Mark Wagner published a blog post that includes directions for creating formulas that will result in quizzes created in Google Docs forms being self-graded. His post includes a video screencast and slides. I've embedded the video below. Applications for Education. Homeschoolingadventures.com - homeschooling adventures Resources. Center for Academic Success. The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... 20 Free and Fun Ways To Curate Web Content 23.98K Views 0 Likes. Why are professors at Harvard, Duke, and Middlebury teaching courses on David Simon's The Wire? - By Drake Bennett.
Among the police officers and drug dealers and stickup men and politicians and dockworkers and human smugglers and teachers and students and junkies and lawyers and journalists who populate the late, great HBO series The Wire, there is one academic.
His name is David Parenti and he teaches social work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is not a major character, but he appears throughout the show's fourth season—an earnest, well-meaning man defined in part by his naïveté about the inner-city kids whose lives he wants to improve. As for Johns Hopkins, Baltimore's best-known university, it only comes up as a place where the show's police officers can get cushy campus security jobs after they retire. Academia, in other words, is not a culture that the show's creators, David Simon and Ed Burns, betray much interest in exploring.
Academics, on the other hand, can't seem to get enough of The Wire. - 6 Steps to Fight Successfully Against Cyber Bullying. NBC News Archives on Demand > Home. Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders. College Study Tips - Study Skills - Study Guides and Strategies. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free. Sitemap - 50 Web 2.0 Tools Your Students Want You to Use. 150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection. Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon.
Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free. Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without. I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box.
You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. 10 Scientific Tips For Raising Happy Kids. 450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Get 1200 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.
You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now. Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses. 50 Best Blogs for Online Educators. As students flock to online courses in greater numbers than ever, and even elementary schools add online components, more and more educators are needed for online colleges and online educational programs.
Teachers working online must not only know their subject matter through and through, but also how to use the latest technology to communicate with and engage students. On top of all that, they also have to keep abreast of new ideas and products that will make their jobs easier and improve their ability to work with students. Fortunately, many who work in educational technology fields are more than willing to share their expertise with others online through videos, podcasts, and more commonly, blogs. 15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education.
A while back I did a top 10 sites for finding images and clip art for education. However, a lot of things have changed since then and a few of those sites no longer exist. That being said a handful of new and exciting sites have been developed for education for finding images which led me to creating a new list. *Keep in mind when searching for images for students it is always a good idea to have adult supervision/filtering solution. ** The following list is in alphabetical order... To view my Images for Education board on Pinterest click here. 12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012. 20 Best TED Talks for Students of Social Media.