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Bringing Art Back With Technology

With continued budget cuts, a greater focus on math and reading education, and an enduring emphasis on standardized testing, the future for art education in public schools around the U.S. may seem bleak. However, the growth of technology and software over the same period can provide educators with novel and inexpensive options for new art teaching methods. From simple drawing apps to complex video-editing software, technological advancements can enable arts education for a fraction of the price of what it

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10 Skills Modern Teachers Need

Whether teaching second-graders or high school sophomores, educators today require specific skills and temperament to face the unique set of circumstances in the modern classroom.. In many schools across the U.S., teachers are having class-sizes expanded significantly to cope with budget cuts. Some teachers are seeing class sizes increase by five or more students each year. Class size increases have been as high as 40 students per classroom and are often linked to a more difficult learning environment for students.

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Which Learning Style Works For You?

It wouldn’t come as a shock for most teachers to hear that the way students learn things differs from child to child. Some may absorb more from a hands-on experiment while others only need to see a diagram. These divergent ways of understanding a concept are called learning styles, and they’re both useful in the classroom and controversial. Learn more about what defines a learning style, which one fits you best, and how to use them in teaching. What are

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5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology

It’s hard to imagine going hours without using any sort of common technology in the course of our daily lives, but that’s exactly what happens in many classrooms across America. While education technology has grown as a field over the past few years, many schools and classrooms struggle with adopting new technology. Teachers and administrators face a multitude of hurdles and a general lack of support for education technology initiatives. For example, 71% of teachers in a 2015 survey said

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Calling All Educators: What Do You Care About?

Calling on all teachers, administrators, and education specialists! We want to hear from you! To ensure we’re producing content that interests our readers, we’d love to know what you want to read more about in the education space. What hot topics in the field of learning and technology are you itching to dive into? Perhaps you’re interested in subjects like Classroom Technology, EduTech News, Online Learning, or Online Student Safety. Or does another topic pique your interest? Please share your

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5 Tips From Successful Online Students

In the age of MOOCs, degrees which give you the option to take some classes ‘distance’, and other programs that are all-online, many people are considering the pros and cons of taking classes on the internet. If you’ve never taken a class online before, the concept might seem too good to be true – no worrying about getting to class on time, being called on to speak about a topic you’re not really comfortable with, or sitting in an uncomfortable

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Who Actually Started Online Education?

While we tend to think of online education as a phenomenon welded largely to the past decade, in reality its history extends significantly further back than that. Think “before the Internet was even a thing that existed.” Experiments in welding computing to the classroom are almost as old as computing itself, with recognizable components of current Internet-based learning roughly (very roughly) appearing around the late 1950s and early 1960s. We realize, of course, that plenty more pioneers contributed to the

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9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development

The beginning of the school year for many teachers includes something that many are grumbling about. Do you hear those low-pitched rumbles? That’s right, I’m talking about your school’s required professional development. While nearly all teachers are required to complete continuing education credits in order to keep a current certification (and by extension, a job!), the school-mandated and offered ‘training’ days are often broad in scope, and many report that they’re not that helpful. Other schools don’t have the funding

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Experts Share the Top Productivity Tips for Online Students

  Learning never ends, whether you are a working business person, a housewife, or a freelance professional. Apart from undergoing official educational degrees, one needs to keep learning productivity tips from the experts to improve your life at home and in the workplace. Keeping this in mind, we talked with different professional experts that specialize in business management about the best tips for productivity. These tips not only improve your skills in the workplace, but also to improve you as

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Add Coding to Your MBA Resume: Learning Tech to Improve Your Business Job Prospects

The internet and mobile revolution is making so many changes in how companies do business. These days, an MBA is not enough to open doors and land you lucrative jobs in the tech industry. Unless you have a Master’s in Business Analytics, a highly sought after field, or you know how to code, you won’t have a competitive edge over other applicants. Coding skills make your resume more attractive. Based on a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council,

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