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Glogster EDU is a part of App packs for Google Chromebooks for Education

GlogsterEDU has been announced as one of the applications found on the Google Chromebook’s Education App Pack: a set of apps recommended by the schools, teachers and users for a richer educational experience, at ITSE 2012!

At ITSE, new features have been introduced to make Chromebook easier to manage in all aspects (including finding, managing, installing and using apps in your school).

So what features are included?

Grade-level application packs which are groups of Chrome Web Store apps which are organized by grade level and are connected to Google’s suite of Apps for Education. These packs can be installed from the Chromebook management console. Many are free and for those that aren’t, discounts are often offered for bulk purchases.

Organization-specific web app collections in the Chrome Web Store allow administrators the ability to propose apps to teachers as well as students and other staff members. The collection is can be seen only by the school, and admins are able to pull together apps from the Chrome Web Store, application packs and web apps bought elsewhere or private apps developed by the school. (This feature is also available to Chromebook for Business customers from the control panel.)

Here are some + about Glogster EDU.
+ Proven Creative Technology : Used by more than 500 000 teachers.
+ Easy District Management : Manage multiple schools via one Dashboard.
+ Affordable 50% discount: $1 USD per seat/year (if you get at least 1001).
+ Trusted : ReviewedRecommendedRanked.
+ Approved : Meets national educational technology standards.

Do you want to adopt Creative Learning to your District or School? Contact us for a huge discount offer.

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Huge Demand Inspires Edulabs to Reschedule Critical Webinar Series on Tablet Buying for Education

Edulabs Learning Solutions Ltd., a leading Thai-based innovator of 21st Century electronic teaching systems (www.edulabsglobal.com), has received overwhelmingly positive daily responses and a higher-than-anticipated demand for its “must attend” Webinar series. The Webinar www.edulabsglobal.com/webinar) cover CRUCIAL considerations that buyers of tablets for educational institutions MUST understand before buying. The Webinars became immediately over-subscribed at launch, and so Edulabs Global has decided to re-launch the Webinar series with new times and dates in order to accommodate the increased interest and demand for registered seats.

Gregory Pommerenk, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Edulabs Learning Solutions, Ltd., explains, “There is no doubt that the world-wide demand and excitement for Tablet computers and Smartphones in education is growing stronger and stronger each and every day, and has fueled this increased interest in Edulabs’ Webinar series. With this also comes the need for knowledge and information that will assist the educational communities around the world to make sure that the money they are about to collectively spend is invested wisely, effectively and accurately.”

The digital learning revolution

Schools around the world are starting to proactively adopt mobile learning programs and initiatives, establish or upgrade their broadband infrastructures and also replace traditional textbooks with digital textbooks at an unprecedented rate. Top online learning institutions such as www.learning.com and www.epals.com have created eLearning material which has revolutionized the global education industry.

It is estimated by respected research organizations that in the K-12 (Primary and Secondary) educational sector alone, there will be a need for in excess of 200 million Tablet computers and over 400 million Smartphones within the next 3-5 years. This is not including the huge need and demand in developing countries and underdeveloped areas of countries such as China, India and Brazil, which affects hundreds of millions of school-aged children and teens.

Explosion in educational demand for eLearning solutions.

In today’s interconnected and inter-dependent globalized world, the global community at large has finally awoken to the fact that having billions of uneducated and unskilled people, especially youth, affects the entire world, and is subsequently striving more proactively than ever to improve the state of education amongst youths. Edulabs Global feels that all of these additional areas are poised to soon explode in terms of demand. The countries of Africa, China, India, Brazil and many ASEAN countries have combined populations in excess of 3 billion people, of which hundreds of millions of youth desperately need much improved and affordable educational solutions.

Subsequently, more digital educational content and applications are becoming available at affordable prices and more and more verifiable studies are proving the value of digital web-based education. This in turn prompts more countries, especially developing counties, to get wired with hi-speed infrastructures that are finally including even the most remote and previously unwired areas of these countries.

New times and dates for Edulabs Webinar Series

The new Webinar times and dates will be announced via our website and a formal press release during the week of February 20th, 2012. In addition to the impressive list of guest presenters and speakers that are already confirmed to attend, Edulabs is also in the process of adding several additional Tablet and Smartphone, Cyber-safety, Edu-tech and Digital Contents and Applications (including Digital Textbooks) companies that wish to participate in the Webinar series.

Please stay tuned to the Edulabs web site and news wires for upcoming announcements regarding the new times and dates of the Webinar series, and take part in these“cannot miss” exciting events!

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Texas Students To Receive State-Of-The-Art Supplemental Science Learning Materials

Students from 5th through 12th grade will, this school year, have internet learning assistance to improve their science grades.

In June, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) had panels of assessors reviewing internet learning submissions from a number of companies. The subject matter review experts on these panels determined which submissions were compliant with the new science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) statements, which include 5th through 8th grade as well as high school Biology, Chemistry, Physics and IPC. Following the reviews the Commissioner, Robert Scott, recommended a list for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). On July 22, 2011 the SBOE voted to adopt a number of submissions. From the adopted list, schools can elect to purchase access to the software that they feel will suit their students best.

For students, these interactive learning programs will include; virtual experiments, animated simulations and instantly marked assessments, all designed to motivate students to explore the world of science.

In the present economic climate it must be good news that this dynamic learning material is available to Texas students at a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks.

One of the systems adopted has been created by Texas entrepreneur, Tim Brown.

Tim, the President of Technical Laboratory Systems, has funded a partnership between his Texas-based team and a world leading company in the design of e-learning materials, to produce learning programs for all eight grade levels that are totally compliant with the new science TEKS*.

It is Tim’s opinion that this new TEA initiative creates a real possibility that more Texas students will succeed in school science and then choose to follow careers in science, technology or engineering.

Tim says;

“As a provider of technical education equipment to Texas schools and colleges for more than thirty years, I have been saddened to see the decline in the number of quality students opting for careers in technology and engineering. Middle and High School science is the bedrock for college studies in science, technology and engineering. Science teachers, who do their utmost to motivate students, will find that difficult task so much easier with this software. It was a logical step for me to invest in new technology to improve the prospects of our young students. Here in Texas we have world leading companies in all the technological areas, if we cannot provide them with the skilled and innovative workforce that they require, they will be forced to go elsewhere.”

Academics have lobbied hard for our policymakers to address the state’s declining SAT scores and maybe their message is being heard. Perhaps this new initiative by the TEA will go some way to ease the concerns of many in Texas, that the present financial constraints will damage the prospects for our schoolchildren.

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Atlanta Executive Coach Interviews Top Woman Executive in Free Leadership Teleseminar

Co-author of inspirational books for women, Martha Forlines, invites all aspiring women leaders to start off 2011 on a proven path to leadership success! For female professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, and even small business owners, a new year is a time to re-assess leadership challenges and devise ways to excel in their professional lives. Forlines, who is an Atlanta executive coach at BSI, continues the Inspiring Women Interview Series on January 14, 2011 with top woman executive, Ann Cramer.

Cramer, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, is Director for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for the Americas. She started with IBM as a Systems Engineer in Jacksonville . After being “retired” from IBM for ten years, Cramer returned to IBM in External Programs, now Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs. In support of IBM ‘s primary focus areas, Cramer currently serves as chair of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) and the Carter Center Board of Councilors. She is past Chair of Communities in Schools -Georgia, Georgia Chamber’s Education Committee, Voices for Georgia ‘s Children, and is on the Executive Committee for the US Chamber’s Institute for Competitive Workforce.

Attendees on this FREE leadership teleseminar will get a chance to ask questions and receive answers from Ann Cramer, live! Learn more and register here.

“Our free Inspiring Women teleseminars continue to gain popularity because of the depth of information that is shared,” states Forlines. “attendees get to listen to these interviews live, and then ask pressing leadership questions. This series is a rare opportunity for women leaders, and it’s completely free.”

The Inspiring Women interview series continues on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:30am EST, with Ann Cramer. Register here now.

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Online Writing Ecourse Is Offered

Write For Profit is one of the most comprehensive online writing educational resources available. And the good news is that the content continues to grow. This ‘how to write for profit’ writing ecourse will eliminate the need for buying one informational product after the other to learn how to create online content that helps to generate an income. Writing of any type requires a certain amount of talent and some creativity. But even with that, profits only come if the content is written according to the needs. This can mean particular formatting of the content and writing in a specific style. Write For Profit covers all the nuances of how to write in a way that captures the readers’ attention. Debbie Allen has published several books and written thousands of articles during her online career. Her extensive experience with writing insures that the tips in writing provided are based on firsthand experience and research.

One of the most surprising features of Write For Profit is the fact that the founder and author, Debbie Allen, shares her email with members in order to answer questions and help in whatever way she can. In this day and age that is almost unheard of. The content of this online writing ecourse is unique to the site. It’s written in an easy to follow manner that is recognized as being Allen’s style.

Members pay a onetime fee to belong to the membership. Because the subject content is broken up into modules that contain small chunks of information, members are able to read only what interests them when they have a need for information. However, the onetime membership fee entitles them to lifetime access to all the content, even new information that will be added in the future. This means members have an up to the minute resource readily available that covers tips in writing basics as well as more advanced subjects.

The content promises to grow and as it does the subject matter will cover some new topics as well as more details about others. The Table of Contents lists the subjects and sub-categories listed. Each subject is covered under a particular module. According to resources, when a subject area becomes too long to be read in a short timeframe, the content will be labeled as Part I, Part II, Part III, and so on. This will enable those that want to learn how to write for profit in a specific area to read and learn about the topic in small, digestible chunks.

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PLH Online Launch NCPLH Personal Licence Holder Qualification And Exam In England & Wales

After a successful first year of delivering online SCPLH training and qualification throughout Scotland, PLH Online have launched an online version of the NCPLH (England & Wales).

PLH Online Launch NCPLH Personal Licence Holder Qualification And Exam In England & Wales

PLH Online enables users to achieve full certification in accordance with the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 or the Licensing (England and Wales) Act 2003.

The modules are fully approved by SQA who are accredited to award the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Off-Sales and On-Sales) and the QCF Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders in England and Wales. PLH Online has been developed in association with who Montpeliers (Edinburgh) LTD have extensive knowledge of training in the UK licensed trade.

The training can be purchased and accessed instantly on-line, and used at a time and a place to suit, helping managers become qualified personal licence holders quickly and conveniently. The training modules – which have been in development for over two years – have been tailored for both on and off-sales operators Director Karen Calvert explains:

“We are extremely pleased with the success of our Personal Licence Holder training in Scotland, so launching the product in England & Wales was a natural progression for us. We have attracted customers from a wide range of businesses across the industry, from large multi nationals to corner stores.

“It is proving to be a very cost effective and practical training solution, and the feedback on the quality and content of the training itself is fantastic. We are also appealing to a wide range of age groups proving that e-learning is for everybody.”

SQA Head of Business Development & Customer Support, Alasdair MacRae said, “SQA are delighted to be working with PLH Online to deliver our Personal Licence Holder qualifications through their innovative e-learning system. This will provide flexibility and choice for our candidates in when and where they undertake the course, benefits which are key in this busy and diverse industry.”

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The World’s First Ever ‘Drowsy Driving’ Educational Handbook Published

People are finally being told the truth about the dangers of “drowsy driving”, largely thanks to the efforts of sleep safety researcher and campaigner Martin Jenkins.

Jenkins’s educational campaign has this week taken a major step forward with the World-wide publication of his drowsy driving handbook, AKILLA® “In the blink of an eye”, on Amazon Kindle.

Described by Jenkins as a “passport to survival”, In the blink of an eye presents readers with the facts on drowsy driving and what can and should be done to address this hazard to road users.

“In the blink of an eye” aims to fill the knowledge gap by telling you the must knows about ‘drowsy driving’, says Jenkins.

“It identifies the causes of drowsy driving – when, where and why you are most at risk to drowsy driving such as afternoon driving, after a plane flight or fast food or while on medication. It then tells you what are the best ways for you to avoid drowsy driving and the steps you can take to minimise your risk of being a drowsy driver.

“This book dispels some drowsy driving myths. It tells you what things won’t revive you when you are feeling drowsy.”

While drowsy driving has long been recognised in some countries as a major killer on the roads, it has been largely ignored or downplayed by transport authorities and policymakers.

The attitude of complacency and unwillingness to face up to the reality of drowsy driving prompted Jenkins to launch his campaign and to write the book to wake up all road-users to the dangers of drowsy driving and educate them on how to recognise and minimise drowsy driving risk factors.

Visit the following Amazon Kindle link to purchase AKILLA ‘In the blink of an eye’

http://www.amazon.com/AKILLA-blink-eye-ebook/dp/B003C1Q16Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3QI763M62X7GQ&s=digital-text&qid=1268602091&sr=1-1

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Centres And The Scottish Qualifications Authority To Deliver The Scottish Personal Licence Holder Exam In A Secure Electronic Environment

PLH Online launched a pioneering e-learning solution to Personal Licence Holder training in April 2009, and since then have provided a huge number of employers and individuals across Scotland with a welcome solution to their licensing training needs.

Centres And The Scottish Qualifications Authority To Deliver The Scottish Personal Licence Holder Exam In A Secure Electronic Environment

PLH Online enables users to achieve full certification in accordance with the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 or the Licensing (England and Wales) Act 2003. The modules are fully approved by SQA who are accredited to award the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Off-Sales and On-Sales) and the QCF Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.

SQA Head of Business Development & Customer Support, Alasdair MacRae said, “SQA are delighted to be working with PLH Online to deliver our Personal Licence Holder qualifications through their innovative e-learning system. This will provide flexibility and choice for our candidates in when and where they undertake the course, benefits which are key in this busy and diverse industry.”

Pearson VUE are the world’s leading computer-based testing company and have the largest network of owned test centres in the UK. Pearson VUE provide learners with a secure testing environment and are conveniently located throughout the UK. 80% of the population (either at home or work) are no more than 20 miles away from their nearest test centre.

PLH Online has been developed in association with Montpeliers (Edinburgh) Ltd. who have extensive knowledge of training in the UK licensed trade, and helps managers become qualified personal licence holders quickly and conveniently. The training can be purchased and used instantly on-line, and used at a time and a place to suit.

Director Karen Calvert explains “We are extremely pleased with the success of our Personal Licence Holder training so far. We have attracted customers from a wide range of businesses across the industry and from all parts of the country. It is proving to be a very cost effective and practical training solution, and the feedback on the quality and content of the course itself is fantastic. We are also appealing to a wide range of age groups proving that e-learning is for everybody.”

The training modules – which have been in development for over two years – have been tailored for both on and off-sales operators in Scotland. PLH Online are now set to launch the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders in England and Wales in April.

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Research by Reed Learning Shows Managers Need Help To Get Their Teams Re-Motivated

Managers are struggling to deal with de-motivated, stressed and underperforming team members, according to research by business training company Reed Learning.

Research by Reed Learning Shows Managers Need Help To Get Their Teams Re-Motivated

Comparison of over 400 managers in 2009 vs 2008 showed a rise of over 50% in managers seeking help with challenging people issues.

Managers cited dealing with difficult people, techniques to motivate their team and ways to reduce stress in others as key learning goals in 2009. In comparison, managers in 2008 were looking for more general skills in delegation, communication, and a basic grounding in management techniques.

Reed Learning has provided training courses to over 20,000 new managers in the past 10 years and offers some suggestions on keeping people buoyant when the economy sinks:

1. Spa days and Hawaiian junkets may be out for the time being, so think about affordable perks. See what goods or services you can barter with local vendors – even just eating lunch together can boost morale.

2. No news isn’t good news. Keep people u p d a t e d on the progress of the business as well as their personal performance. Make sure people understand how their contribution makes a difference.

3. Set realistic goals – and invite people to contribute to objective target setting. Give people personal opportunities to learn and take on new responsibilities.

4. Find the silver lining. For many companies the downturn is an opportunity to pull away f r o m the competition, take market share and try something innovative.

5. Most people want to make a contribution to society. Think about setting up links with local schools or with community organisations..

6. Make people feel they are part of something important by going up for an award or generating press coverage for your company.

7. ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’. Don’t worry too much. Enthusiasm is contagious. Motivate yourself and you will motivate others.

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NalandaU – New Website Allows Students To Access MIT Quality Education For Free

NalandaU (www.NalandaU.com) is an education website with a mission to democratize education and enable people around the world to access quality education f r o m top universities. They aggregate videos provided by universities worldwide and stitch them with open text materials to build comprehensive courses. The courses will help any motivated learner to get in-depth knowledge of a subject for free at the comfort of their home.

They currently have about 300 courses with about 6000 hours of instruction material. Of these courses include 126 f r o m MIT, Stanford, Yale and Berkeley and 36 f r o m Indian Institutes of Technology. The subjects interest not just college students but also curious minds of any age. The site is clean and loads without any ads and doesn’t require any login unless you want to access the advanced features. Most modern browsers that came in the last 5 years should work fine with it though there might be problems with older browsers like Internet Explorer 6 that came with Windows XP.

Apart f r o m watching the videos, the students can take notes in the page and access them later – organized by courses. They can also connect with their friends in Facebook who are also in the same virtual class, and share information. The course pages also have related courses that the student can take next and improve the knowledge further. Selected courses also have online quiz that the students can take to get their grades, and can manage their transcripts f r o m a central location. It has a simple search tool with search suggestions and course results organized by broad topics.

The site has been designed to reduce distraction and information-intimidation as much as possible. The information available at each page is organized well, unintimidating and more homogeneous, and when playing the videos you can go full screen or hide everything other than the lecture by using “Dim the lights” option. Company founder Balaji says, “In some of the courses the teaching is so good, you might get the feel of actually attending classes in Boston while you might really be sipping a cup of coffee, strapped with your laptop in the middle of nowhere”.

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Tutorgiant.com Offers Online Video Lessons to Students

Tutorgiant.com Offers Online Video Lessons to Students 24/7. For the First Time, Students Can Learn Math and English Classroom Lessons On Demand With Internet Access.

Tutorgiant.com presents a new format for online tutoring, The Ackerman Tutoring Method. Unlike traditional tutors, Tutorgiant.com enables students to watch classroom lessons in math and English before they receive the instruction in the classroom. Lessons can also be watched at home on the same days that the lessons are being taught in school. Also, students can watch and participate in the online lessons after the concepts have been taught and before tests.

Tutorgiant.com provides about 400 videos, 500 worksheets, and over 150 tips for learning. All worksheets are taken up in the videos so students will be able to immediately correct their work, see their mistakes, and improve their skills. Whether it is fractions, geometry, algebra, reading comprehension, writing, or grammar, students will be better prepared for classroom lessons using the Ackerman Tutoring Method.

According to Sympatico MSN technology expert, Marc Saltzman,

“Whether you’re pulling your hair out over algebra or struggling with science, a unique, refreshing, and accessible new website, Tutorgiant.com, is trying to help students with on-demand instructional videos and accompanying printable worksheets. A site like Tutorgiant can really get a student up to speed…get some extra homework to help complement what kids have already received from their teacher. If you want your kids to excel in school, definitely have them check out Tutorgiant.com”.

Tutorgiant.com also offers free online math and reading assessments, and free advice and tips so that parents can get an idea of their child’s weaker areas before it’s too late into the term. Launched by education expert, Stuart Ackerman MSc.Ed, Tutorgiant.com video lessons are all curriculum based. Mr. Ackerman has compiled curricula from North America and Europe to create all the math and English lessons that students receive in school. Members have unlimited access to all videos in every grade twenty four hours a day. The Ackerman Tutoring Method also caters to homeschoolers, students with learning disabilities, and students with different learning styles.

About Tutorgiant.com:
Stuart Ackerman gives educational tips on the radio, television, and in the newspapers on a regular basis. He is certified in both the United States and Canada. Stuart Ackerman has his Masters Degree in Education and has over 14 years experience teaching and tutoring all grades.

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Leaders in Collaborative eLearning Work Together on Web Seminar Series

iCohere Inc. and BlueStreak Learning have partnered to provide a free Webinar on the topic of Collaborative eLearning.

According to Jennifer De Vries, President of BlueStreak Learning, “Many education programs provide one-way communication that pushes information out to learners. However, research studies have proven that people learn when they are engaged in the learning process. The premise of collaborative learning is that learners don’t just learn from a course or an instructor; they also learn from each other. Web-based collaborative eLearning environments are developed to facilitate both the formal learning from an instructor or a course, as well as the informal learning occurs with peer interaction.”

“Our collaborative eLearning courses are built around facilitating interactions among students and faculty alike, encouraging experienced professionals to engage with each other around relevant content,” said Lance Simon, Vice President of Client Services for iCohere. “When everyone in the group shares their professional stories, we often end up taking away a set of memorable lessons and best practices that participants can immediately use on the job.”

Our free one-hour webinars provides a case study of a successful collaborative eLearning project, as well as best practices for developing your own collaborative eLearning program. Register for a webinars session online at http://www.icohere.com/webinars.htm.

iCohere is a state-of-the-art collaboration software solution for associations and nonprofits. Partnering with our clients, we provide strategic guidance to raise online collaboration efforts to new levels of engagement. More information about iCohere can be found at www.icohere.com.

BlueStreak Learning is a full-service e-learning firm, with decades of expertise in building successful online education and training programs. For more information on BlueStreak Learning, go to www.bluestreaklearning.com.

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