Showing posts from June, 2012

Move Your Courses Online Free: Introducing CourseSites by Blackboard

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CourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual K–12 teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web–based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet. You even choose your own URL, so students can find your page easily.
Imagine having your own interactive elearning platform, that allows you to post and update course material, interact with students, promote collaboration, as well as assess and improve performance –– anytime, anywhere, 24/7. All the online teaching tools you need in one place!
CourseSites is powered by the latest and greatest technology from Blackboard, including Blackboard Learn™, Release 9.1, Blackboard Collaborate™, Blackboard Mobile™, and Blackboard Connect™.

See how quick it is to set up courses and how to get a jump-start with a structure that supports your primary teaching method, such as lecture, …

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Are you an educator? Want to help your students develop global competencies through international collaborations? Become part of one of the largest global movements that inspire students around the world to learn, collaborate and work towards developing solutions to one of the most pressing environmental issues of all time.

DeforestACTION provides an array of educational resources that help students engage in meaningful, global collaborative problem-solving by exploring the global issue of deforestation.  Browse through the resources located in the left hand tabs.  These resources are designed to incorporate a variety of social media and online technology tools, allowing students to become empowered by taking real action on the planet they will inherit while cultivating 21st century skills like teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Teacher Resources – Looking for quick ways to introduce DeforestACTION in the classroom? Check out these starter activities;DeforestACTION Virtual…

Father's Day Video Writing Prompts

K-2: Father's Day Facts What do you know about your dad? Write down 3 facts about him.
Bonus: For each Father's Day Fact, draw a picture to illustrate that fact about your dad.
(You can use an uncle, grandfather or other male role model in place of your dad.) 3-5: Moments with Dad Describe a moment in your life in which your dad played a major role. Describe the event in detail, along with how your dad was involved and how having him there made you feel.
(You can use an uncle, grandfather or other male role model in place of your dad.) 6-8: Dad's Life Stereotypical Activities What activities best represent the "dad life" to you? What activities does your dad, or other dads that you know, break with these stereotypical "father-figure" activities? 
Using those examples, explain how people in your life either life up to OR go against "dad" stereotypes. 9-12: A Father's Influence Why is it important for children to have a father, or a pos…

World Without Internet


The internet has evolved the way we all live. Everything can now be done in the comfort of your own home - from doing some grocery shopping to getting an education. For busy people who don’t have time to go to the mall or the grocery store, they can easily order their goods online and have them delivered to their door. For working parents, the internet has allowed them to get a degree in practically any field without having to sacrifice family time or work stability. Even for countries where there are no institutions of higher learning, as long as there is an internet connection, there is a access to education. Now think about what were to happen if the internet never existed. People from around the world wouldn’t have the access to the unlimited amount of information the internet holds. Obtaining a degree while balancing family and work would be that much more difficult. Let’s take a look at how the world would be without the internet. For many, it’s a scary th…

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How To Get Free Money For College

From: Online Colleges Blog

With the price of tuition and books soaring, college can get costly. Luckily, there are ways you can get free money to help make your higher education experience more affordable.

Grant money, however, is usually based largely on need and is often parceled out on a first-come, first-served basis. As college costs skyrocket, it's important to apply early for financial aid and be aware of any available grants that might help lower your college costs. Four types of grants First, the major types of grants:
Federal Pell Grants. By far the largest grant program, Pell grants range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. These grants are based solely on need, as determined by the student's college of choice using federally approved guidelines. Eligible colleges receive a fixed amount of Pell money each year; once it's gone, it's gone, which is why it can pay to apply for aid early. Students receiving Pell grants who are math, science or …

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MapQuest Routed Over 300-Billion Miles In-6-Months

From: MapQuest Via: Chattanooga Mitsubishi

A Look at MapQuest: March 2012 InfographicAnke Corbin· Posted in: MapQuest LocalmqVibe Don’t know about you, but we here at MapQuest have found infographics – or “data eye-candy” – to be a much more interesting way of visualizing the billions of data points we evaluate instead of the standard spreadsheet.  With more than 36 million* people searching for maps, directions, and places such as restaurants, airports, hotels and top brands every month, data is something we have a lot of and it says a lot about what’s interesting to you.  So, we wanted to show some of the more interesting information about what people are doing on MapQuest.  Click here or on the infographic image below for the full size. We even used our big data and what we know about where people like to go to create our latest local discovery product, MapQuest Vibe.   If you haven’t had a chance to download one of the top free travel apps in the iPhone store, go to www.mqvibe.c…