Friday, March 27, 2009

Education innovations


The College Month is over – and you probably knew which college is your college of choice. Right?


Then let’s talk about Education innovations links. Teachers and students were always looking for a better way to teach and to learn; a better way to educate. IT has provided us with numerous new tools… so let’s check some ideas, platforms…

You can find a full list of links at Links Library >> Blogs, Forums on education, philanthropy, etc. >> Education innovations. is the social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. It won 2008 – for best use of social networking and 2007 - Best educational use of a social networking service. Check why and find more at

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, or ASCD, is a membership-based nonprofit organization founded in 1943 as a part of National Education Association's. Since 1972 ASCD has became totally independent of the NEA.

It has more than 175,000 members from over 100 countries, including principals, teachers, professors of education, and other educators.

Confusing name? While ASCD was initially founded with a focus on curriculum and supervision, the association has extended its mission with goals like: develop programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

The Spotlight Blog is a good source of the ideas and dilemmas shaping the future of digital media and learning. Therefore, if you want to find what's happening in the emerging field of digital media and learning, this is a good place to start.

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You can also check the link… Because the MacArthur Foundation is running $50 million digital media and learning initiative to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.

Experience Corps is an award-winning national program that engages people over 55 in meeting their communities' greatest challenge - education.

2,000 Experience Corps members tutor and mentor in 23 cities across the USA, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention.

It seems that makes all the benefits traditional tutor/mentor program does (Experience Corps boosts student academic performance, helps schools and youth-serving organizations become more successful) and in addition to that it enhances the well-being of older adults in the process.

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What do you think about those innovations, those communities? Would you like to use some of them in your educational practice; would you like if your teachers were practicing some of them?

I am very enthusiastic about your proposals, ideas and questions; here or at: SVHATS >>Cool Links and Cool Cash >> Education innovations???

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