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3 Reasons Tutors Need a Facebook Page Today

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With 596 million users and counting, Facebook is becoming much more than a social network – it’s become part of the very fabric of modern communication as we know it. Facebook facilitates the sharing of ideas between people, businesses, brands and the rest of the world. Twenty years ago, when there was no Facebook, many […]

 
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5 Simple WordPress Blog Tools Every Tutor Should Add Today

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So, you’re a tutor with a blog! Fantastic. Creating blog content is a fantastic way to get in touch with your feelings about your career, attract new traffic to your blog and also attract new followers on social media sites. A study by a marketing software company HubSpot, found that small businesses that blog get […]

 
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Why Tutors Should Heed Google Expert's Social Media Advice

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Can a tweet or Facebook status affect a website’s overall ranking? What about the quality of your followers? According to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s WebSpam team, they sure can! In a recent Google Webmaster Help Video, Matt Cutts answers a question (derived from this Danny Sullivan post “What Social Signals Do Google & Bing […]

 
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11 Must-Read Education Blogs for 2011

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First off, congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2010 Edublog awards! I think it’s truly amazing that so many educators are using blogging as a way to supplement their teaching careers. It’s a valuable form of expression and one that requires patience on behalf of the writer. I know how tough it […]

 
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What the Google E-book Store Could Mean for Education

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When it comes to making changes and adopting new technologies such as e-books, education officials are as slow-moving as a two-toed sloth. However, two announcements in the technology space this week could have a major affect on classroom life. Google E-books Launches This week Google launched their anticipated e-books store, Google e-books, thus shaking up […]

 
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How to Solve Tough EdTech Problems: 5 Education Articles to Start Your Week

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Challenges are life’s little lesson plans, and teachers, tutors and education consultants get their fair share of them in the workplace. Their problems range from communicating properly with IT personnel, working with tighter and tighter budgets, and continuing to promote edtech in the classroom when even though many are constantly seeking to protect children from […]

 
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How to Build Your Local Tutoring Presence Using FourSquare

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Working remotely has its perks; you can set your own schedule, work from home, and perhaps even grab an extra hour of sleep in the morning in lieu of a morning commute. However, if your business doesn’t have a physical address (aka you’re working from home or your local Starbucks), you may be wondering how […]

 
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Why Every Tutor is Ready to Start Publishing Video Tonight

On November 12, 2010, in Content, digital content, digital publishing, ed tech, Education, Teaching, Technology, tips, Tutoring, video, by Shannon Sweetser
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If you’re a tutor, then you’re ready to make your first online video, tonight. Any tutor will tell you that tutoring requires people skills, unending patience, and an assertive, friendly nature. Tutors must be well-spoken and able to capture a student’s attention for long periods of time. They must explain a single subject matter multiple […]

 
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22 Mind-Blowing Infographics on Education

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Data is extremely valuable for all of us in the education industry; we”ve got to consume a lot of it to make valuable decisions for our students and schools. However, when you spend too much time with your  nose in your computer, e-reader or a book, it”s easy to forget what information looks like. That”s […]

 
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Can one teacher’s or tutor’s hardwork benefit others? Leveraging our “Follow” feature for educational content.

On August 10, 2009, in Announcements, Content, Education, Homepage, Socrato, Teaching, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta
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One of the interesting features of Twitter is the ability to “follow” anyone and then listen to their tweets. Effectively the person you are following becomes the “filter” for you for certain types of content and information.  You receive immediate updates on what’s going on. While working with a number of teachers and tutors, we […]