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Five Essential Online Learning Strategies

Online learning environment can seem intimidating to students who haven’t tried it. Online learning isn’t much different than a classroom. Top Five Strategies for Success in Online Learning 1. Devote consistent blocs of time to the class Online courses are…

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The Best and Worst Majors (and What to Do if Yours Falls into the Latter Category)

When choosing a college major, it's normal to feel overwhelmed. There are many factors to consider before committing to a specific subject and industry, from money to stability. To offer some guidance on your decision, we outlined the highest-paying, the…

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14 Ideas for Camping Out In Your Backyard

Nothing says summer like camping. Unfortunately, nothing says chaos like camping with kids. Enter the backyard campout: low on stress, high on thrills, chock-full of the fun stuff that camping's all about (including plenty of dirt), all within shouting distance…

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Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn…

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Talking with Kids about LGBTQ Issues

The resources below provide the language and information needed to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and issues in an age-appropriate way with children and youth. Resources from HRC's Welcoming Schools Welcoming Schools is an LGBTQ-inclusive approach to…

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Student Life on a Budget

We’re all too familiar with the feeling of never having enough money. It so happens that students are affected by the lack of finances more than anyone. Constantly juggling full-time education, maintenance loans, rent, family, social life, and jobs is…

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University Resources and Technology for Students with Disabilities

Higher education is an exciting stage of life, yet it requires a lot of effort and dedication. Each person entering a university in the UK is embarking on a challenging adventure. People with disabilities face this demanding lifestyle with additional…

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Resources for Educators for the Development of Digital Citizenship

Administrators and teachers are urgently looking for a proven system that will guide them through the complexities of Web 2.0. Too often, events like cyberbullying, sexting, plagiarizing and hacking push litigious chaos into the forefront of technology adoption, essentially stunting…

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Common Core State Standards Tools & Resources

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is committed to supporting member states and territories as they implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Working with educators, Smarter Balanced will identify high-quality curriculum resources aligned to the CCSS and professional development strategies…

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The Big List of Educational Grants, Contests and Resources

Grants Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Grants Deadline: Depends on grant type (from July 15 to September 30 each year) The Kids in Need Foundation, along with a variety of partner organizations, is offering a range of grants to fund…

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