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May 2017 Blog Posts (5)

Apps for Classroom: How to Make Your Lessons More Interesting and Involve Children to Educational Process

Technology has entered the classroom. The only question is, is it helping your lesson or disrupting it? Yes, it’s very good at the latter. No matter how often we might yell at kids that they need to put away their smartphones, they’ll still find some way to peek and not pay attention. Fortunately, it’s not all bad news. You can also co-opt the device into your lessons and in that way make the learning experience better for all.

Here are some of the best apps to help you do exactly…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 29, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

The Most Popular Professions in 2020: What Should We Expect?

The world is changing so quickly that it sometimes seems like we’re spinning around the sun at an ever faster rate. What that means career wise is that you shouldn’t look to what is important now, but also what is going to be important in a few years’ time.

In that way, you won’t end up training yourself up for a job that won’t be in the market in a few years. So how do you do that? You look to what the future predicts. What are the many ways that jobs will change in the years to…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 19, 2017 at 3:01am — No Comments

Avoiding the Big Mistake – Choosing the Wrong Major

It’s really all about balancing conflict. There are fields of study you have a passion for. Then there are fields that you know can land you a good job and future career. And often these are completely different. This is the dilemma faced by many young people as they think about their college majors – the passion versus the reality. Clearly, some careful thought will be required. But if you go about it in a somewhat organized fashion, you may be able to find that balance – majoring…

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Added by Ashley Kornee on May 10, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top 5 Secrets of Successful Classroom Management

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, the classroom can be the best of places or the worst of places. It all depends on the interplay of a lot of factors. Fortunately, quite a few of those you actually have under your control. You just need to be aware that they’re out there.

For that reason, today we’re going to explore some of the big secrets that will decide whether your classroom is a success or a disaster. In that way, you’ll know where to look, what to pay attention to and when things…

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Added by Janet Athony on May 10, 2017 at 4:54am — No Comments

8 Significant Challenges in Education Technology Today

It’s no secret that today’s education has evolved into something beautiful that our past generations could only dream of. Gadgets and applications are available to us almost instantly, with costs and accessibility reaching manageable levels with each passing day.

With that said, it’s also important to note that such drastic and impactful changes are hard on everyone who is unprepared for the challenges coming our way. The transition from old to new is not an easy one, so we are here…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 2, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

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