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A Teacher’s Guide to Long Distance Tutoring

There are only so many hours in a school day — and for some students, it’s just not enough. Whether they’re preparing for standardized testing or trying to catch up to their grade level, students today often need help outside of traditional classroom hours. In many cases, staying after school for tutoring sessions just isn’t an option, which results in vulnerable students getting left even further behind. Luckily, new distance learning technologies are changing that. Now, teachers can connect with

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10 Top Schools Offering Online Masters In Education Programs

Students are a busy bunch. It’s now back to school time and that means you have less time than ever before. From getting to class on time to simply making sure you’re still on track to graduate, there is a lot to worry about. Planning for the future is typically something we save for later. In other words, we always plan for the future … in the future. So little planning takes place and we basically kid ourselves into thinking

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year

Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013’s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in the rankings. We highly recommend taking a look at these “battle-tested” teaching tools; some of them may be a perfect fit for your modern classroom.

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5 Ways to Incorporate TED Talks into Learning

With a motto like, “Ideas worth spreading,” it’s almost like TED Talks were made for the classroom — after all, spreading ideas is fundamental to what education is all about. The TED Talk format is great too: talks are relatively short, deal with the most pressing issues of the day, and are packed with interesting ideas and inherently shareable information. It’s no wonder that they’re embraced by all kinds of learners in every stage of life across the world. And

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13 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming various types of media. This data illustrates that society’s voracious appetite for media makes media literacy more important than ever. How can you teach your students to interact responsibly with the media? The following resources can help you plan thought-provoking lessons on the subject. Media Literacy Resources Made for Educators Image via Flickr by Free Press Pics The following websites specifically aim

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Three Critical Elements to Ensure Online Learning Programs Remain Fresh

Freshness.  Freshness means different things to different people.  For me, it is a break of dawn, blue sky, 67° degree bike ride, crunchy green grapes, and firm, tart blueberries.  We often do not think of ‘freshness’ in education and online learning.  But we need to. To date, much of the focus on online learning has been about ‘access’ to the online platform, effectiveness of online learning, and whether or not online learning is strategic.  For the most part, colleges and

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Affordable Online Colleges in America: 2016 Rankings

Edudemic ranked over 180 online colleges based on student value, price, and reputation. We recommend these schools for online students. This ranking provides you with information about the most affordable colleges online out there today. We first assessed the schools using a complex group of variables, then stack ranked them, and eventually determined objective measurements of how far a dollar takes you at each one. The end result pointed us toward the colleges that had the best balance of low tuition

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A Teacher’s New Best Friend: Amazon Inspire

In the same way as many other industries, education has begun to fully embrace the digital movement. Educational technology, or “EdTech,” not only allows teachers to create more innovative classes, it’s giving students everywhere much easier access to the educational materials they need. Up until now, the giants in EdTech have included Apple, Google, and Microsoft, which collectively sold 10.8 million devices to primary and secondary schools last year. But software is becoming more important than hardware in digital learning,

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How Online Learning Works

What is Online Learning? With the use of technology on the rise, online learning continues to develop into an accessible, practical education option. Students of all ages and education levels are learning through internet-based courses instead of face-to-face in a physical classroom. The many applications used in online learning programs — from learning management systems to videos — provide educational information to students at a distance. The chance for students with geographical barriers, jobs, personal commitments, and/or financial limitations to

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How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

Internet-connected devices have become an indispensable part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks as their go-to education device. Chromebooks, which are small, web-connected laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system, have recently outpaced Apple iPads and Microsoft devices as the most popular classroom mobile technology. Although only accounting for 1% of devices sold to schools in 2012, Chromebooks have quickly become a teacher favorite. In 2015, more than 4.4 million Chromebooks were sold

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