Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Digital books for teacher development

If you are interested in finding out how to create your own digital e-book and discovering some of the problems I come across and some of the resources I find to overcome these problems, then you can follow my digital magazine on Flipboard, where I’ll be sharing some of the ups and downs and insights into the project.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NowComment: Educational Uses of Online Discussion

Online discussion help students intellectually engage with a text. This screencasts talks about the most common use case, discussion of assigned reading, and describes some major advantages of using the powerful NowComment® [] interface and social commenting environment.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson, in the second half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, suggests that U.S. students are losing ground because educators put access and resources ahead of knowledge and learning.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to facilitate online discussions

Online discussions may seem to happen naturally but there are specific ways a facilitator can ensure comments evolve into good online conversations.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Graduate and Undergraduate Business Programs

business programsBusiness programs open the doors to higher salaries than those with other majors do over time.  This page helps you to find out where you can take suitable programs, what the trends are, what you can earn after graduation, and more ... 

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Graduate and Undergraduate Business Programs

Sunday, March 9, 2014

40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever | Bored Panda

Some really funny book covers - both intentional and unintentional :-)

40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever | Bored Panda.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Quantified Fish: How My Aquarium Uses Raspberry Pi - ReadWrite

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However, with the help of a Raspberry Pi, I found a way to make the world's most low-maintenance pet even easier to care for than before.”

Help for Struggling Readers: One-Stop APP Lists for Dyslexia & Other Reading/Writing Challenges

Do you often discover great apps that could help a struggling reader you know? Are you short on time to evaluate and catalog them for later use? As you may already know, trying to relocate them online again at a future date may often lead you into a circle of frustration and a great loss of time, never actually accessing the desired app at all. Sound familiar?

Online Masters and PhDs

Online and Distance Learning