All Blog Posts Tagged 'skills' (13)

Developing new skills in children

Parents must be patient in process of developing new skills in students.

Every parent, regardless of ethnicity, income, education, or geographic location, watches eagerly the child's acquisition of each new skill.…

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Added by Pratima nayak on June 7, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

Talking stick to promote good listening skills

Has anyone any experience of using a talking stick in group discussions? I have read that this can be effective in designating who is able to address a group at a particular moment and as a way of ensuring that talking is shared equally amongst a group. I would be very interested to hear of any experiences of using a talking stick in adult classes.  A desription of the idea is given here…

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Added by Jacqueline Thomas on January 7, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Using Technology to Teach Language Arts

Today in class, I guided students through the steps of creating their own introductory wikipage for my Language Arts class. On this page, they included a welcome greeting using a “cool” text generator, uploaded a favorite picture using Morguefile.com, and added a favorite quote from a quotation site. These pages will be linked from a Student Pages site on our class wiki, and students will be responsible for maintaining them throughout…

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Added by Melissa Johnston on September 26, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

CAPACITY BUILDING IN GENDER – INCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY FOR ENHANCING LIFE SKILLS: THE CASE FOR CHRYSALIS COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS IN AFRICA.

The Chrysalis community learning centers project in Africa has been launched within the framework of the capacity building for the Education For All (EFA) program with the financial and moral support of UNESCO.

The objectives of the project are among others:-

  1. To eliminate redundant costs and pockets of development success and failures from town to town, focusing on the learning needs of a town’s small groups----the by product is learning that is 100% relevant to…
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Added by Sir Urom Azubike Urom on July 20, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

6 Essential Elements to Get Your Idea Across – Part 1

I just started reading the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath which is about why some ideas take off and others don’t. It’s actually blowing me away. The thought of making an idea stick is not just for advertising people but it should be on the minds of anyone trying to get a point across. For example if you are a teacher presenting to students or a student doing a presentation, an entrepreneur selling a new concept or trying to…

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Added by Sal P on April 7, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

Bill Gates vs Steve Jobs: Who’s the Better Public Speaker?

I suppose I expect a lot from the CEO’s of large corporations (especially successful and innovative ones). I expect them to be very intelligent, great evangelists for their products and along with that great public speakers. Just for fun I thought I would examine the public speaking skills of two of the most well known tech CEOs, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates  (however Gates is no longer the CEO of Microsoft).

To be fair, I have uploaded product launches that each CEO has done in the…

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Added by Sal P on March 29, 2011 at 10:09am — 4 Comments

How to Write “Real Good”

Like it or not we are constantly judged by our writing skills. Whether we are writing a term paper for a class or research report for our boss, the quality of our work will be determined in part by the quality of our writing.  This may not be fair, but there is something we can do about it.

Writing is important because it’s a communication tool. Imagine you had a great song on your MP3 player that you wanted to share with your friends, but every time you played it there was mainly…

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Added by Sal P on February 9, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

College Thanksgiving Break: 1-page Mind Map to Catching-up and Acing Your Final Exams

Thanksgiving break is a great opportunity to catch-up with school materials in time for the finals, which are only few weeks away. Here is a 1-page mind map that will help students get back on track and ready for finals.

Added by Toni Krasnic on November 23, 2010 at 6:54am — No Comments

Back to School How to Get an A+

Do you want to earn excellent grades in every one of your courses? Join this conversation to get study skills tips that will help you to earn A+ grades. This is for students of all ages. Call 323-417-0075 code 878084. It will occur on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Get your questions answered right after Dr. Jones presents helpful tips. Please confirm your participation at stephenjoness@rcn.com.

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on September 4, 2010 at 9:04am — No Comments

Seven Secrets of How to Study

According to Indiana University the average American student only studies 3 hours each week. That amounts to 20 minutes a day. A total of 60,000 students responded to this study skills survey. Each year thousands of students enter college thinking they can use high school study habits and easily sail through a college degree. They have a rude awaking when they discover success in college requires a minimum of three to five hours studying each day. Some students say studying the night before… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on August 19, 2010 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

New Media Literacies -- What are they?

I found a blog post by Susan Carter Morgan which included MIT's Henry Jenkins's video about New Media Literacies. See the blog here.





Love this:

New Media Literacies: "Becoming part of the participatory culture….Skills that connect people together with something larger than the individual levels…."



The logo for Project New Media Skills is "create,… Continue

Added by Sheri on July 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

A Different Differentiated Instruction

Granted this 9 year old prodigy comes from a background of technology know-how. His father is a chief technology officer at technology firm and writes iPhone applications. But what astonishes me is that this kid has taken… Continue

Added by John Costilla on February 10, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Building 21st Century Skills

Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills.



The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is pleased to offer Route 21, a one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on October 15, 2008 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

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