Author Archives: Courtney Lemon

Manley focuses on educational priorities

LIMA — Dalonte Manley, 17, is just starting his senior year at Lima Senior High School. Manley is hoping for a career as a social worker. “I want to get …

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Why your child's preschool teacher should have a college degree

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts Boston (THE CONVERSATION) How much education does a preschool teacher need? When the District of Columbia announced in March that it would require an associate’s degree for all lead teachers at child care centers […]

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Here Is A Great Web Tool to Easily Record, Upload and Share Audio Clips

November 8, 2016 Clyp is an excellent web tool that allows you to easily record, upload and share audio. Clyp does not require any software installation and you don’t even need any account to record or upload audio. The process to upload or record a clyp is simple and easy: just drop your audio file […]

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SCORE: QuickBooks Educational Seminar

Monday, November 14, 2016, 09:00am – 12:00pm Understanding how important an accounting system is to your business – Overcoming the Fear of a computerized accounting system – On screen view of what QuickBooks looks likes and how to use some of the basic features (QuickBooks Online & QuickBooks Desktop) – The basics of paying bills, collecting money, etc. – […]

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US announces new educational initiatives to benefit Palestinians

U.S. announces new educational initiatives to benefit Palestinians  Members of the U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Dialogue. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. JERUSALEM, October 19, 2016 (WAFA) – The United States announced on Tuesday three new educational initiatives that would benefit Palestinians, according to a press statement by the U.S. Consulate General in […]

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5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers

June 18, 2016Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and […]

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8 Important Chromebook Tips for Teachers and Students (Poster)

June 2, 2016Here is a handy poster which you can print out and use with your students in class. The post features eight of what we think are important tips every teacher (and student) using Chromebook should be aware of.  This visual is actually based on a post we published a few months ago. All […]

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3 Excellent Chromebook Tools for Creating Educational Infographics

May 30, 2016For those of you looking for some good Chromebook apps to use with students to create posters and educational infographics, the list below features some of the best apps to try out.  We have already reviewed these apps in a post published last year but we want to highlight them again here for […]

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Two Good Tools for Summarizing Long Text

May 25, 2016Below are two good applications that provide short summaries to long chunks of text. The first one is called Smmry. This  is a web based tool for summarizing text. Students can use it to help them with reading comprehension. The way it works is easy: you  paste your text, customize some of the […]

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Some Awesome End of School Year Worksheets, Printables, and Checklists

May 4, 2016After posting about digital activities and tools to use for wrapping up the school year, below are some more resources in this direction. These are  excellent websites and webpages where you can access a wide variety of worksheets, printables, checklists, visuals and many other materials designed specifically for the end of school year […]

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Wall Street Tech group reveals 2016 educational series

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) has revealed its 2016 educational series of events, to be held in New York City and Boston, for financial tech pros. The nearly 50-year-old non-profit’s events hit on a variety of serious tech issues: * Transforming WANs with Virtualization panel discussion, NYC, Jan. 21 * Mobile-First Design and Seamless […]

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6 Great Android Grading Apps for Teachers

November 6, 2015For teachers using Android in their instruction, here is a curated list of some of the best grading and assessment apps in Google Play. Some of the things you will be able to do with these apps include: quickly grade students assignments and papers, generate graphs illustrating students grades, easily calculate average marks, […]

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Educational abroad hit by currency fluctuations

The decline in the lira’s value altered the course of education trends. Turkish students who want to study abroad started changing their preferences due to the rise of the dollar, euro and sterling. Until now, the U.S., U.K. and Canada were the most preferred destinations for Turks wishing to study abroad; however, now Eastern European […]

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4 Good Places to Find CC Licensed Images to Use in Class

October 1, 2015Below are some good places where you can find CC licensed pictures to use with your students in class. These copyright-friendly photos are offered under different Creative Commons licences most of which are ideal for educational purposes. Also, some of these websites (e.g Photos for Class) provides accurate image citations so students can […]

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