A Virtual School Blog by Connections Academy The secret to teaching can be summarized by an old Chinese proverb: Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act. Part of teaching is instilling responsibility, and parents and Learning Coaches need to know when their student is ready for more responsibility.
Higher Education MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses MOOC Providers in Alphabetical Order: Carnegie Mellon University - Open Learning - - Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative - The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education Courses - - Course subjects include Argument Diagramming, BioChemistry, Chemistry, French, Engineering Statics, Logic, Media Programming, Biology, Probability, Statistics, Speech, Statistical Reasoning, and others.Frequently Asked Questions - Sign Up - Class2Go In 2013, announced partnership/union with EdX Stanford Online's internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research. The Class2Go platform is open-source, portable and interoperable. - A social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Free Textbooks Online Introduction This is a listing of 82 sites that legally offer free textbooks and written course material. There is a separate page with links to free audio and video courses Free Audio & Video Courses Online To the best of my knowledge all of the websites listed here offer only content that they are legally entitled to transfer to you.
Villiers Park Educational Trust Our activities have been written by subject experts to provide resources for you to use as extended project ideas, contexts for your A-level studies, insight into higher-level study or simply exciting and thought-provoking topics to dip into. You may want to present your research in class or to your subject teachers. There are 210 activities. Just click into an ‘Introduction Film’ to find out what the activity covers. Thinking and learning: Suggestions for school staff This material is also available in a PDF format: Thinking and learning: Suggestions for school staff [325KB]pdf School staff have a very important role when it comes to helping children reach their potential. The guidance and support of school staff helps children learn and develop a sense of competence. Structuring learning activities, by providing clear and detailed instructions so that children know exactly what is expected, can help to encourage them to be independent learners.
The Ultimate Guide to MOOCs: Learn For Free Online Many of the world’s elite Universities are now offering some of their best courses for people to learn free online. In just the last year, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have taken off with a mission to provide free and open higher education to anyone in the world with access to the Internet. The majority of the world’s top 100 elite Universities are now offering MOOCs through the different course platforms that are detailed in this guide. While you won’t get official accreditation for these free University courses (that’s coming soon) you should seize this golden opportunity to learn from the world’s leading professors. If you’re thinking of going back to school, these free courses can help you get back in the habit of regular studying.
Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays. Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs. According to Sherlin, when we’re concentrated on a task, the brain’s electrical activity is heightened. But the moment we say we’re done with something, the electrical activity in our brain shifts from being activated and engaged into a more relaxed state.
Introductory reading — Study Medicine Download the introductory reading list as a pdf document Students often ask for reading suggestions, in order to get their minds tuned into some of the topics that will be covered, or to simply provide a more general foundation for University. This list of suggested reading is not an exhaustive one, nor is it a list of material you must read. There are countless good general texts, so do explore: as well as books, read the local and national press, and look for relevant podcasts, websites, lectures, events and museums or exhibitions in your local area.
11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom With less books, paper, and pencils and more laptops, smartphones, and tablets gracing our classrooms these days, it would be logical to say that the nature of note-taking in class has changed, too. Especially with digital tools such as Evernote, writing things down on paper seems less likely to be the #1 way of taking notes. That said, does taking notes really help? Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it?
Old Masters at the Top of Their Game Essay by LEWIS H. LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? Engineering reading Engineering students in the past have found that the following books give an interesting insight into engineering. We have included a short review of each title, courtesy of amazon.co.uk, and, where possible, a reader's comments (again courtesy of amazon.co.uk). Please remember that these books are NOT required reading for the course – you don't have to buy any books before you come to Cambridge.