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. Databases and Archives Books and Journals Science. Combatting Teacher Burnout. Expert Perspective Combating Teacher Burnout Research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout rate of any public service job.
Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and studying games. 10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For 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. 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. 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. 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. 0 Comments May 31, 2012 By: Guest Blogger Janet M.
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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. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. 10 Scientific Tips For Raising Happy Kids. 450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Advertisement Get 1150 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 Classics Courses. 50 Best Blogs for Online Educators. 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.
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. 20 Best TED Talks for Students of Social Media.