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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 Tutors Can Build a Likeable Online Reputation

On December 8, 2010, in digital content, digital publishing, Education, Education Industry, tips, Tutoring, by Shannon Sweetser
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In the past you may have relied on word of mouth recommendations to help you build your tutoring business, but today it’s just as important to build and maintain your online persona, too. On the Social Media Examiner, David Garland spoke to the topic of effectively managing one’s online reputation. In the article, he spells […]

 
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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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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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Top 5 Education Articles to Start Your Week: Tweeting Increases Student Engagement

On November 8, 2010, in digital content, digital publishing, ed tech, Education, Technology in Education, by Shannon Sweetser
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For years every educator has struggled with finding new and modern ways to connect with students and engage them in the learning process. The problem is students are often ahead of the curve, adopting new technology and communication tools while our educators are woefully behind. It”s not that everyone should believe that learning should be […]

 
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VocabVideos: How a Tutoring Company Is Using Online Video to Engage Students Online

On August 30, 2010, in digital publishing, Test preparation, Tutoring, video, by Prashant Kaw
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If you haven’t embraced video yet for your tutoring business or in your school here’s an example of a good use of video for engaging students online. VocabVideos is a new service but tutoring and test prep company, A-List Education Services. VocabVideos is a collection of 500 high frequency SAT vocabulary words that can be […]

 
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Top Education Articles from Last Week: Digital Content

On August 18, 2010, in digital content, digital publishing, by Prashant Kaw
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There is no question about it. Content has been going digital and although the use of hard copy (paper) is still prominent in Education, very soon it will dwindle. We’re not saying it will disappear, but more and more activities that used to happen solely on paper, right from media for digesting content, to media […]