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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. 50 Tips for College Students

50 Tips for College Students

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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.

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars
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? Combatting Teacher Burnout
10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free

1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. It's clunky, but who cares? Do you somehow lose geek-cred just by installing it specifically for this? I thought geeks geeked out on downloading entire programs just to be able to use it for a single solitary function and then discarding it when done.
Capturing the Reader's Attention in Your College Admission Essay 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.
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. Create Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Docs
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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

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You

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. Why are professors at Harvard, Duke, and Middlebury teaching courses on David Simon's The Wire? - By Drake Bennett
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150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

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 170 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection of Free Online Courses. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology
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.

Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without

10 Scientific Tips For Raising Happy Kids | Moms, Dads, Families & Children | The Science of Parenting
Try Audible Now & Get a FREE Audiobook! Get 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

450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

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. And, after all, there are online colleges for education, as well! We’ve collected a few of these great blogs here, creating a great reading library for any online educator who wants to learn more, develop professionally, and connect with others in the field.

50 Best Blogs for Online Educators | Online Colleges

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...

15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education

12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012 Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Getty Looking ahead at some of the education technology trends we’ll likely see in 2012, many are already underway. But here are 12 areas where we believe we’ll see significant adoption and innovation in the coming months. MOBILE PHONES: Mobile learning is hardly a new trend, but we have now reached the point with near ubiquitous cellphone ownership among adults, and growing ownership among children. More than three-quarters of teens own a cellphone, and about 40% own a smartphone.
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