Syllabus Planning: 3 Tips for the Upcoming School Year
A strong course syllabus is key to helping your students get the most out of their education. These documents are used to communicate everything students need to know about a given course to be successful. Outlining goals and objectives at the beginning of the course gives students insights into what
Free Home Learning Resources during School Closures (Pre-K through 12)
Having kids at home due to school closures can be a challenge for parents who would like to fill the time with daily activities that are both educational and engaging. It’s easy to turn on the TV or play games, but what can parents do to help their children continue
Staying Focused When Studying from Home
With the recent rapid onset of the coronavirus, many colleges and universities across the country have responded to the threat of contamination and made the decision to cancel classes and exams held on campus and shift to online distance learning. This disruption in routine has posed logistical issues for instructors
5 Ways to Maximize Your Investment in College
When it comes to maximizing your investment in your college experience, the first thing that likely comes to mind are ways to save money on tuition. While making wise financial decisions is important when it comes to planning for college, it’s even more important to carefully consider how you are
Cell Phones in the Classroom: Teacher Strategies
Student access to cell phone technology has forced teachers and administrators to take a stance on classroom and school cell phone policy debate, and the degree to which cell phones in the classroom are allowed varies wildly between schools and teachers. For instance, Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Michigan
Advantages of Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
Cell phones have undoubtedly become an integral part of modern society, and increasingly common among K-12 children and adolescents. According to a recent study conducted by Pearson Education, 82% of high school students use mobile devices regularly. Of course, with the increasing popularity of cell phone among students comes the
Some of SchoolMoney.org’s Most Popular Articles
Happy New Year, SchoolMoney.org’s readers and followers! We covered a wide variety of exciting education-related topics geared toward students, educators and anyone else who is committed to student success. To recap, here’s a snapshot look at our most popular articles! Most Popular Posts of 2015 1. “Homeschooling: Advantages and Disadvantages”
eLearning Courses: Time Management Tips for Success
Time management for college students is one of the most difficult aspects of success. With the increasing prevalence of eLearning courses and degree programs, including the free college tuition program for Starbucks employees through ASU’s online extension, more students are faced with the challenge of time management in a new
MOOCs: Is Online Learning an Affordable Option?
It has been several years since the technological revolution turned towards improving the state of education. Many advancements have been made in improving access to higher education with initiatives such as Open Learning and an increase of technology in the classrooms. One of the more recent developments, Massive Open Online
How to Learn a Language for Free
Learning a language can be invaluable in a number of ways, in terms of career as well as personal growth and development. But it only takes a basic search of language classes and programs, such as Rosetta Stone to realize that learning a language can carry a pretty hefty price
Free College for Starbucks Employees: Worth It?
Last summer Starbucks launched the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a program that offers free college tuition for its employees. At first glance, it may seem too good to be true – working toward a college degree without the student loan debt many American college graduates take on. But how exactly does the
What are the Different Kinds of Colleges in the U.S.?
Each country has its own model for education. In the United States there are a few types of colleges: public, private and for-profit. Within those categories, there are different kinds of colleges such as two- or four- year universities or online schools. Private Many colleges or universities are privately owned. Some have
Magnet Schools: What Are They?
Magnet schools came into being at the end of the 1960s and early in the 1970s as an alternative to busing children to school during the desegregation movement. The intent was to combine various cultural and ethnic groups from one area together in one school. This purpose has since changed.
Finding The Money To Pay For Private School
There is little doubt that attending private school is expensive. While in the past, it was prohibitively so, this is no longer the case. A private school education is no longer out of reach of those who want their children to attend what are considered some of the top-notch educational