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Unprepared For College

Posted on 01.17.2013

“Give it the ol’ college try.”

We’ve all heard it. Whether from a coach, a parent or other authority figure, the phrase is often us...

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Living At Home

Posted on 09.07.2012

You've logged your time, taken your tests and earned yourself a college degree. And although you've been told time ...

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The Killer Commute

Posted on 03.27.2012

The Killer Commute

How much time do you spend in traffic? Too much time is what most people will say. We sit in our cars commuting to work for an average of 38 minutes a day while many of us spend over an hour in t...

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Homeschool Is The Future

Posted on 03.09.2012

Since the 1970s, public school education scores, stats, and student achievements have been steadily decreasing. From a declining graduation rate to slippi...

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Never Leave Home Again

Posted on 09.22.2011

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Here's a thought experiment for you: Imagine that one day, for whatever reason, you decided you never wanted to leave the house again. Maybe you've pondered this idea after a long day in front of the computer, in your underwear. We sometimes find that we can go whole days without leaving the h...

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How to Make the Most of your Online School Experience

Posted on 03.17.2009

By Courtney Phillips

In recent years, colleges and universities have made their online presence a true force to be reckoned with.  Currently, there are thousands of degree programs available to suit the needs of any type of potential student.  Whether you want to earn a degree in English, marketing, criminal justice, or get and advanced graduate degree—all of these things...

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Benefits of Using Technology to Study the Ancient World

Posted on 03.17.2009

By Courtney Phillips

In years past, studying the ancient world meant looking for clues in ancient texts, visiting far-off places to learn from local legend and folklore, and using a combination of intuition and skill to locate long lost artifacts and relics.  While these things are still required in the modern world, the process has been sped up and streamlined by the use of technol...

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Education, Experience and Employment

Posted on 01.05.2009

College is a stepping stone that most of us use – some to pass four years as they decide what to do with their lives, and others in the pursuit of an education that will help them secure the job they’ve always wanted. Most of us are in the same boat – we don’t find work relevant to the majors we study in college, unless we go to med school or law school where our chosen v...

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Making Math Fun – Free Online Math Gaming Sites to Improve Skill and Ability

Posted on 01.05.2009

The ability to perform basic mathematical tasks is of the utmost importance for students of all ages.  Engaging students can be an increasingly difficult endeavor as they grow older, especially if the basic skills required are not as solid as they should be.  This is where we return to square one in order to get students back on track.  Sometimes it is the method of delivery that ...

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100 Useful Niche Search Engines to Focus and Finetune Your Academic Research

Posted on 06.19.2008

Though the general Google site is often touted as the number one search engines online, college students sometimes need more specific tools to help them uncover quality information on the Web that they can use for class projects, research papers, and even job and apartment searches. This list features a huge variety of search engines tha...

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57 Useful Google Tools Scholars, Students, and Hobbyists

Posted on 06.18.2008

If you're like most people, you use Google's products several times a day to search for information or check email. Most people don't know, however, how many useful tools Google has to make research and time management much easier. Here are just a few of the products Google offers that may be worth try...

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Learn Anything: 100 Places to Find Free Webinars and Tutorials

Posted on 06.17.2008

Many people want to learn things like how to fix their own sink or speak another language but just don't know how to find the information they need or realize that free educational materials are out there to help them learn. Lucky for them, the Internet is full of tutorials and webinars that can...

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Paperless World: 50 Tips and Tools for Reading On Your iPod

Posted on 06.12.2008

By Britney Wilkins

By now, you probably know that the iPod is for more than just music. It can be a great device for catching up on your reading, too. Whether you're downloading audio books or study guides, the iPod makes a handy and compact reader on the go, and you can make the most of it with the resources we've collected here.

Tips & Guides

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50 Useful iPhone Tips for Librarians and Researchers

Posted on 06.11.2008

Whether you love or loathe technology the reality is that it's going to play a big role in the future of libraries and educational facilities all over the world. Mobile technology has been at the center of a lot of discussion lately in research and library facilities, with schools like ACU...

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100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner

Posted on 06.10.2008

 For those unfamiliar with the term, a learning style is a way in which an individual approaches learning. Many people understand material much better when it is presented in one format, for example a lab experiment, than when it is presented in another, like an audio presentation. Determining how you best learn and using mater...

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50 Google Charts Tricks for Your Next Classroom Presentation

Posted on 06.05.2008

By Britney Wilkins

Chartophiles and students, have you heard that Google has made it incredibly easy to generate your own slick-looking charts? It's true, and all it takes to make one is the ability to read and edit a URL. This has made it possible to get creative with charts and wow the audience for your next classroom presentation. Read on to see what's been done, and how you can easil...

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100+ Job Resources for Librarians

Posted on 06.04.2008

Whether you just graduated or are an experienced professional looking for a change, the Internet offers much in the way of job resources. Career searches can be done by geographical location, specialty, or with no specifics required at all. In addition to job searches, you can also find information to prepare you for the search and how to accept that perfect position when you land your new job. ...

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Virtual Learning: 25 Best Sims and Games For the Classroom

Posted on 06.03.2008

Video and computer games aren't always associated with their educational value, but as virtual media grows and develops, educators are finding that games are a great way to get children engaged in learning while still allowing them to have fun in their classes. Not every Read More

100 Free Library 2.0 Webinars and Tutorials

Posted on 05.29.2008

If you've heard the buzz about Library 2.0, but don't quite understand how to implement it, you've come to the right place. The internet is full of webinars, presentations, and tutorials designed to help you take your library to the next level, and we've highlighted some of the most useful of these here. Read on to learn how your l...

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40+ Most Useful Mashups for College Students

Posted on 05.28.2008

 College students are practically glued to their cell phones and BlackBerries, iPods, mp3 players, and absolutely any device that has an Internet connection. But despite all the resources out there to help college kids study more efficiently, connect with friends, and access music and other entertainment tools, getting bogged down in the junk and wasting time is inevitable....

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Twitter for Librarians: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on 05.27.2008

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a tool that allows users to send instant messages and to social network via short messages, also known as micro-blogs. Users can create Twitter messages, more commonly called tweets, through their Twitter pages, IMs, Facebook accounts, emails or text messages from their mobile phones. Other users can subscribe to your Twitter profile and likew...

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Open CourseWare for Linux Geeks: 50+ Resources

Posted on 05.22.2008

The Open CourseWare movement is centered on freedom of information, so it's only natural that Open CourseWare offers education on an open format such as Linux. Whether you're just getting started or are an advanced developer, there's something out there for you to learn. Here, we've highlighted more than 50 of the best Linux courses you can take.

Introduction

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57 Time-Management Hacks for College Students

Posted on 05.21.2008

Most college students learn very quickly the value of their time when they're struggling to balance work, school and a social life. With so much to do it can be easy to become overwhelmed, stressed and eventually burnt out. Students can help themselves stay sane and still get everything done by developing good time management skills early o...

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50+ Ways to Greenify Your Classroom and Campus

Posted on 05.20.2008

With environmental awareness on the rise, so many resources are now available to help transition your school to a greener place. Below are over 50 ways to make your school a more earth-friendly campus. Recruit helpers and get creative to make the job fun.

Educate

The most important way to move your school towards positive changes for the environment is by educating. Once s...

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