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Four Ways Tutors and Teachers Can Use Pinterest

On February 28, 2012, in ed tech, Social Media, Teaching, Technology, Technology in Education, tips, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Millions of people are now using Pinterest to plan their weddings or home remodels, market products or just share ideas and inspirations. And Pinterest is also a great technology for education!

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The Edublog Awards 2011… and Some Personal Favorite Edublogs

On February 15, 2012, in blogging for tutors, digital content, ed tech, Social Media, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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The 2011 Edublog Awards winners were announced several weeks ago by the Edublog Awards Blog. The purpose of this blog, which is sponsored by the edublogs.org educational blogging service, is to promote and demonstrate the educational value of learner and teacher blogs and websites.

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Fun Facts about Technology Use on Campus

On December 27, 2011, in ed tech, Technology, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Reports on an interesting info-graphic describing technology usage and preferences among college students.

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Steve Jobs’ Impact on Teaching and Tutoring

On October 11, 2011, in Education, General, In The News, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Though a college dropout himself, Steve Jobs did much to revolutionize educational technology, and even education itself.

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Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Heats Up

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Enter the badge, “… a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest…” that can be earned in almost any learning environment. Badges can motivate and support ongoing learning, validate skills and education, help build reputation and confirm knowledge acquisition.

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Free Online Tutoring Programs Are on the Rise

On July 26, 2011, in Education Industry, online learning, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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In the US, the Supplemental Education Services (SES) component of the No Child Left Behind Act provides free tutoring for low-income students in low-performing schools. But that program may not be funded much longer. And what about all the children, as well as adults, who don’t qualify? Here in the US, there is a growing response to the need for publically available free tutoring for both kids and adults – and many of these new services are delivered online.

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Why Tutors Should Fight Student Idleness with Technology

On November 17, 2010, in ed tech, Education, In The News, Teaching, Technology, Technology in Education, tips, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Shannon Sweetser
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Imagine that you’re tutoring one of your students. As you’re working with them on a problem, you start to notice that they’re not quite…there. You try to bring their concentration back to the work at hand, but despite your best efforts the student just will not focus. He/she just keeps looking out the window and […]

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