With the internet, universal access to education is possible, but its potential is hindered by increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies. The Open Education program at Creative Commons works to minimize these barriers, supporting the CC mission through education, advocacy and outreach on using the right licenses and open policies to maximize the benefits of open educational resources (OER) and the return on investment in publicly funded education resources. Our work cuts across all levels of education (primary – secondary – tertiary) and sectors of industry (non-profit – corporate – government). Thank you for your input, Kirstin. All of the comments on this article have been approved and should appear there. This is a public forum so I agree that we need to respect and be open to different points of view. great list of sites. Some of these I knew about already but quite a few are new to me.
I have another friend who was at school with me in South Africa and now lives near me in London, who set up a charity, Friends of Tembaletu A further example of the way ordinary people with no particular skills in this area are strongly motivated and inspired … Read more
The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Topics include the University of Washington and other colleges; the Common Core and standardized testing; teacher pay and strikes; charter schools; school discipline; classroom teaching methods; and funding under the McCleary decision. Coverage also includes the Education Lab project. Awesome Library is another student-friendly search engine. As the name implies, this site is also maintained by librarians. This award-winning search engine advertises that they have more than 35,000 resources available, the top five percent in education.
As a kindergarten and first grade teacher, I can never find enough good books at the easiest reading level so I write them myself. There are some great learn to read apps but most of them focus on phonics skills and any books they include are too hard for the very youngest readers. I have just released an iPad app called The Reading Train, which is loaded with more than a hundred easy to read books on 3 levels, a picture dictionary, songbooks and a great quiz train game to extend the learning after every book. It is perfect for ages 4-6, as well as English language learners and children … Read more
Hall of Presidents ~ See all of the nation’s presidents in this Audio-animitronic presentation of America’s history. The reading level of the material is suitable for kids in grades 6-12, but younger students can make use of the archived photos and documents. They came in very handy for my fifth-grade daughter’s presentation on Susan B. Anthony and the women’s suffrage movement.
As with their other materials, ReadWriteThink includes lessons plans that make use of the interactive. This book not only has lots of ideas to entertain your child, there are also some great tips on how to get organised. KS2 Bitesize Literacy Games, for children ages 7-11, has games for deductive reasoning, using dictionaries, finding information, and poetry.
Crime reduction: This is another importance of education to nations. How can education reduce crime? A reader of this article may be confused when the introductory part of this page included ‘crime reduction’ as one of the educational importance to nations. People separate themselves from crime because they were taught the consequences of any committed crime. These punishments of any offense make many to detach from anything that will lead them to crime. Again, with education, people learn to be disciplined and … Read more
I think blaming teachers is extremely unfair. They are part of a bureaucracy with no real control over what to teach and how to teach. Teachers don’t control curricula, standards or testing. They have to make do with whatever materials, worksheets and curricula they are given, even if they believe that they are ineffective. They have to prepare students for tests that often don’t effectively test student ability. The belief that teachers are responsible for educational failure has lead to ideas like merit pay and compensation based on student performance. This is a really good article and I agree with Robwrite. I also want to add that we are all intelligent in our own way. This is why I do not agree with our current system of education. While one student might excel in math another might be better suited to the arts or maybe even building things such as an auto mechanic does. Why does our current educational system not encourage students to learn what they have an interest or an affinity to? Also, I would like to point out that the system fails students because they do not prepare them for the real world. Kids do not know … Read more
Education Pioneers recruits, develops, and connects professionals from diverse backgrounds to solve problems from outside of the classroom so students and teachers succeed inside of the classroom. Absolutely true! They all had an easy go education and even if they had strived hard with the books, most of their career is irrelevant to their education. Or more to say, most of them followed their heart I guess which is kind of getting drifted with today’s curriculum….but still, it’s so unfair that some of us had to toil our way in and out of things.
Thank-you Kylyssa for sharing these incredible and heart rendering experiences. I hope that your readers will gain the insights necessary to a fuller understanding of this epedemic in America and further will gain empathy and compassion for Homeless PEOPLE. Many Blessings!
Educated unemployment is a type of unemployment in which educated people are unable to find job, they have a degree but that degree does not get them a job. It has ample social, behavioral and psychological impacts. Educated unemployment is due to insufficient job vacancies, deficient economic plans, nepotism and defective education system.
True understanding is difficult. The quest for it pushes our limits, makes … Read more
Literacy is probably the single-most important part of education. Without literacy, all other learning is impossible. Literacy involves using reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to gain more knowledge. Without the ability to do any of these skills, there is absolutely no way to acquire more knowledge. Literacy is essential for learning. It is crucial that language arts teachers are not the only ones in the school stressing the importance of literacy. While the language arts teachers may be the only ones truly teaching literacy, it is the job of all educators to facilitate literacy learning. Literacy must come before any other learning can occur, and we cannot grow as a society without literacy. You’re right Ana! If that would be the mindset of every Filipino, especially the education administrators and teachers, the implementation would be far better that what we expect. God bless you. You say that the poor view more children as ways of expenditure! That makes no sense.
I’ve been homeless off and on for 27 years. Currently been homeless 1.5 years living out of a tent. Great hub Tony. Education is a must these one does with it is the important factor. I read that Ted … Read more
We ignite student curiosity and inspire educators to reimagine learning with award-winning digital content and powerful professional development. The Flash Cards: Fully customized flash cards to improve the speed of your child’s brain processing and to help them understand each exercise (52 cards). All of Deirdre’s Comments- Kristin, her answers to your post are the first three comments. Every body is born with some talent and why not try your hand at one thing or the other. The hub is useful and inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
I told everyone in the school who was willing to listen that my son was dyslexic. I told his class teacher that my son and I would be doing our homework together and that I would be supporting him in every way I could. I said that he would be drawing his homework and that I would be writing down his words, unless he wanted to write, of course.
Super lens. I love Shel Silverstein. Then again, who doesn’t? Thanks for the great links. Though, I should add, in the case of relationships, intelligence and level of education are not synonymous. So great to come across things like this that are actually informative … Read more
Parents appreciate the importance of early childhood education but wonder: What are the characteristics of a high-quality preschool? As a former early childhood educator and mother of two, I’ve seen which practices benefit young children, which ones don’t, and which ones are actually harmful to them (e.g. long Circle Times, teacher-directed craft projects, lengthy calendar activities, paper-pencil tasks in workbooks). One of my sons attended a non-profit parent-cooperative that strictly adhered to the teachings of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). My other son attended a privately owned preschool that came highly recommended but followed no road map other than the owner’s whim. Based on these divergent experiences, I learned how important it is that a preschool has a strong identity, a sound philosophy, and a firm understanding of developmentally appropriate practices. To help parents, educators and families access affordable learning opportunities over the summer, we have updated our list of resources and programs. Visit the Summer Learning page for information on how to find appropriate reading materials, practice math skills, participate in STEM projects, and find free nutritious meals. Please share the page with students in your district so that every child can have a … Read more
the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. Now this may feel overwhelming but it’s still possible. Anyone with a decent know-how of English or for that matter any other language can become an author. Trust me. It includes a list of good pieces and books for beginner students, tips for finding a good teacher and preparing for exams, and comparisons of the types of pianos available for purchase.
Franto – thanks so much for stopping by and making such a great comment. I agree with you and am grateful for your insights. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Education legend Sir Ken Robinson picked the talks he loves — all full of insight, bright ideas and, of course, creativity.
When you start again, restrict your sessions to just 15 minutes of any subject. Baby steps. Then nothing is too overwhelming. Thus, places such as YMCAs, Boy and Girl Scouts, and other such groups will rise in popularity to fill the void. I’m somewhere in the middle – I’d … Read more
When we enrolled our daughter in a Mandarin immersion charter school five years ago, no one in our family could speak a word of Chinese. We have no family connections or ancestral roots in China; and in fact, we’d never even been to China—or anywhere else in Asia, for that matter. You might wonder, then, why we chose to send our daughter to a Mandarin immersion school … and what our experience has been like, now that we’re five years in. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream ~ An interactive gallery that won’t hold most kids’ interest for too long. This attraction has a movie that presents Walt Disney’s life as a great example of the rewards that come with hard work and persistence. Great lens. It is good to read about all aspects of a situation. We homeschool out of necessity but I hope to be able to prepare my daughter for the real world after homeschooling.
I totally understand your point, labeling people is counter-productive and we should be very careful indeed. This is a very big important issue! When my son gets home we connect it to our computer, and we read through all his school work together, … Read more