Unemployment Prompts Online Training Challenging Colleges: Jobs -
Acupuncturist Courtney Wallace was struggling to pay off $60,000 in student debt. Seeking more lucrative work through tapping skills she’d learned as a kid building websites, she went to TrainSignal Inc., which provides web-based computer training for $49 a month. A month later, she was hired as a systems specialist at a consulting company in Chicago.
From Bloomberg: While online courses have been around since the early days of the Internet, job training has remained the purview of community colleges and vocational schools, requiring students to spend thousands of dollars to learn word processing, financial spreadsheets and web development. Withunemployment hovering at 7.6 percent, companies likeTrainSignal and Lynda.com Inc. are pitching what they call a more efficient and affordable route for people who need retraining on their own schedule.
10 Little-Known Twitter Tools For Connected Educators - Edudemic -
There are a lot of little-known Twitter tools that don’t see the light of day on sites like Edudemic. So I thought this would be a good time to start fixing that.
50 Creative Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain | MindShift -
A comprehensive collection of ideas showing how ordinary summer activities can be turned into learning opportunities.
The Best 9 Free Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning -
From Educators Technology: There are several ways teachers can benifit from this digital boom in education. One of them is digital reading. This is a kind of reading that is completely free of any charge and can take place anywhere, anytime. I am talking about a set of great websites that provide free ebooks for all kinds of learners and covering a plethora of different subject areas from literature and arts to science and technology. I have been researching into some of these resources and came up with the list below. Enjoy
The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic -
There’s a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask?
From Edudemic: Project-Based Learning is a fluid technique to enhance learning that really looks nothing like projects as they’re described below. For example, in a PBL scenario, the teacher’s work is typically done prior to the start of the project, it’s graded on a clearly defined rubric, and has driving questions that keep the learning going.
So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks -
From Blogging About the Web 2.0: For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn’t cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many are looking for alternatives. Believe it or not, there are lots of options out there, if you know where to look and you are willing to get your hands dirty. The best part? Kids can create these using any of the tools below.