e-Learners might learn faster and more efficiently with iPhone apps that are both free and easy to use. If you are a self-starter, an online student or simply a person who loves to continue learning, you might gain satisfaction from apps that can help you to learn a new language or help you stay on top of science and world news. Additionally, some apps offer organizational tools that can replicate and synchronize with your desktop, making your time away from home more productive. [click to continue…]
Education technology has many supporters in its movement to alter traditional teaching methods. This list of the top 50 education technology blogs includes writers, technicians and social media experts…but they all are teachers. The “movers” are teachers who facilitate learning among other teachers and in the classroom, the “shakers” teach new philosophies and innovations, and the folks “on the ground” offer news, tools and methods of using those tools in the classroom. [click to continue…]
Graduate school can be an interesting adventure. However, it can also be quite challenging, fraught with difficulty. Every graduate degree has its own issues. It can help if you can connect to others who understand your situation. One way to do that is through blogs. Many graduate students are willing to share their thoughts, insights and study tips online. Here are 50 Blogs by graduate students: [click to continue…]
If you want to become proficient in finding and bookmarking Open Courseware sites, we found fifty essential Web tools that can help you with that goal. The tools gathered here were built with faculty, students and self-learners in mind. Instead of a simple bookmarking tool, for instance, you can walk away with a tool that can help you search, collect and collaborate for even more information. [click to continue…]
As Twitter has made its impression on every sphere of life and professionals from every sphere of life are Tweeting on it. Field of education and especially, teachers, are one of the largest community using it intensively. Below are some famous tools which teacher can use for their benefit while on Twitter:
This is on one of the most popular Twitter applications that can be used by anyone irrespective of their profession and area of working. However, for teachers it plays significant role to remain connected with students for communication and teaching purposes. It helps one to be connected across Twitter, Facebook and other utilities. It is an Adobe Air Desktop application.
This tool is very helpful for teachers as they can rate their students as well as their friends and associates on basis of merit and put some of the best on the top to have quick and easy communication with the selected list. More, this tool can offer is the selected list of filtered tweets which are more important to you than any other things.
As teacher when you are delivering something important to your students as in form of tweets and at the same time students being sometimes careless may not lose instructions provided by you, can have backup of your Tweets at TweetBackup that provide great utility in time of emergency. This application restores daily backup of the Tweets.
Using this utility Twitter updates can be send out on email with the respective post.
After using itweetreply the direct replies are send to your email in real time without absorbing much time. It is developed with objective to inform you through a notification any activity about you on Twitter.
This application is provided with objective of maintaining multiple accounts so as to keep distinction between educational and personal accounts. Apart from its utility for educational purposes it can also be used for monitoring a brand. As functionality, it puts all your account at a place then follows contact’s tweet in an easy manner.
This tool is provided with utilities to read out all of your tweets in efficient and fast way at a single interface. As its stripped down page is specifically is designed for Mobile phones to manage Twitter account with ease on a portable device.
The rise in internet usage has seen the development of a range of applications for use over this medium. There exist desktop clients which one can use for web surfing without necessarily opening up their browser. These desktop clients have the advantage of aggregating quite a lot of functionalities in your web operations for example saving your searches and comparison of different information sources. There are also web based applications such as Netvibes and the iGoogle sites which can be used over the internet channels to post to a lot of online services as well as bookmark newsworthy features and receive blog RSS or atom feeds.
For information which is posted over online social communities like Twitter one can use a search facility to filter the results which they want thus facilitating themselves with relevant data for their study. These facilities offer real time search features which help the user obtain the most current information on the item for which they are searching. Twazzup is a most formidable feature in this sense getting real time feeds from the Twitter timeline on the information desired. Twazzup has a nice interface that is quite friendly to the user and does not necessarily require registration.
Digg is a social bookmarking feature that is used for the sharing of interesting links and news-worthy information. A user registers to this service giving their bio and interests and the service matches up people who have the same interests as your own. The user is thus able to keep tabs on the latest information coming up in their field of interest. Their site contains titles recommended by users, featured stories and shows recently posted comments.
For the search of design features or rather any form of text that catches your imagination, one may use OneNote. This service is offered in a normal and a premium account which has more features i.e. a larger storage space is offered. The service offers both mobile and desktop services; the mobile service however needs special authentification for one to begin using it.
One can also keep in touch with important events happening in their vicinity via sites which keep tabs on what is happening in your states as well as showing updates of people attending these events from several online social sites. Happn.in lets you configure your calendar using their site therefore scheduling your attendance in advance. You are able to know people in your network who are attending the event or follow the happenings from afar as you contribute to the update stream.
The MIT site also offers a range of good services for anyone interested in getting information in their field of interest. Educational courses on this site only require your participation and do not demand payment. The user is therefore able to gain exposure as they involve in innovative projects and sharing across cultures. This site offers virtual classrooms, notes and necessary tutorials for student’s use.
Best Online Masters Degrees
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree could not be a comfort to some professionals. With that discomfort, here comes the opportunity of enrolling for an online master’s degree. This will depend on where your specialty lies, for instance if you are a teacher; you have the opportunity to specialize in a MAT or MIT degree which will hold you as a qualified specialist in teaching. Some teachers would wish to prosper to higher administrative positions and therefore the best online degree is M.Ed, MSW is also bets suited for social workers, MFA for fine Arts and others like Masters of Science, Masters of Arts among others.
You do not have to worry much about the time that you are going to take to enroll for your Master’s degree, unlike the typical Master’s program that takes two years, the online Master’s program really depends on how much time you are going to allocate it. With a lot of devotion, this period can be shortened to 12 to 18 months. Several online programs are made to commence on monthly basis rather than the onset of a semester. This grants you the convenience to start the program.
The involvement in a Master’s program is quite demanding and this calls for self sacrifice in research and writing. The coursework therefore is more or less an internship or thesis. If you are undertaking the program that entails internship, then the course work calls for a little or no pay but you should bear in mind that this is meant to make you gain a proper understanding in your field of specialty.
It should not be taken for granted that the further you have achieved professionally it is unworthy to go for more but rather, this increases you chances of attracting employers as well as excellent salaries e.g. therapists.