Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

They have a large amount of free computer training resources that are well designed, easy to use and understand, and great for sharing with faculty, staff, and students. This is a must bookmark, must share resource. computer tips computer training free resources training

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources


Regardless of your individual situation, there are countless learning resources on the web for you to take advantage of whenever you have a desire to learn something new. Microsoft Office Training - [link] General training resources for Microsoft Office products.

Creative Ways to Foster International Awareness


Having taught internationally since 2003, Megan Kelly loves to share her experience and enthusiasm with her students in hope they'll become more globally minded and curious people.

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking


particularly supporting the use of a combined rehearsal and visualization strategy for following directions (Gill, Klecan-Aker, Roberts, & Fredenburg, 2003) and have been using these strategies in therapy. 2003).

Resources and Links from Social Thinking™ Providers' Convention


I first learned about Social Thinking in probably 2003 (?) Regarding my own presentation, I plan to spend some time this Fall describing each of these resources, perhaps as I did with GlogsterEDU.

Learn where menu and toolbar commands are in Office 2010 and related products

Educational Technology Guy

I just recently posted an article with Free Computer Training Resources and another one with a Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more as I''ve been collecting resources for our staff, faculty, and students. I just found another great resource on Microsoft Office. We are transitioning from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and, as many of you know, there are major menu changes in terms of where commands are located.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


Can use online resources for basic device troubleshooting. Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this second post, we explore how Powerful Learning is authentic and challenging, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices. 2003).

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer.

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Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech Tip #81: I Have Office 2010; Everyone Else Has 2003–They Can’t Read My Stuff. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you.

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

These programs are targeted at professionals who need education in specific legal domains—like human resources or cybersecurity—but who would be overserved by a law degree. Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no. It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn.

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Take advantage of technological and online resources. There are countless teaching resources out there, and they’re more available than ever thanks to the internet—so take advantage! There are tons of resources and blog posts to help you out. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

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169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

If the problem is that the recipient doesn’t have a current version of MS Word (say, you have 2010 and they have 2003), then save the doc as follows: go to File-save as. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Albrecht (2003) borrows two terms from physics - Entropy and Syntropy. Albrecht states, "Syntropy denotes the gain made possible by the intelligent integration of resources, the coming together of people, ideas, resources, systems, and leadership in such a way as to fully capitalize on the possibilities of each. " New York: Amacon, 2003.

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Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

André Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. In this recent edWebinar , Vernice Y.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich


Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). On the whole, however, tablets are most often used to reproduce existing practices—to distribute resources and enable students to take notes. This article was first published in the May Edition of Educational Leadership from ASCD.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. At the end of the show, I’ll tell you about a resource that will help you join Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club at no cost to you.

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Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

I tried to add links to resources and blog post that could provide more information when possible, and promised to add new blog posts to flesh out the details outlined on some of the slides below.

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

During the first three years of operation in the Netherlands (from 2003 to 2006), ParkinsonNet nurses, on average, saw their caseload double. Over half of the adult population in the United States suffers from a chronic disease, and $0.86

STUDENT VOICE: ‘If I wanted my children to finish high school and go to college, I had to model the path for them’

The Hechinger Report

My second child, Joseph, was born in 2003. I did know, though, how to find resources to help me achieve academic success. I graduated from eighth grade in 1999 one month pregnant with my first child, Jesenia, who was born in 2000. As a teen mother with little to no family support, I dropped out of high school and stayed home to care for my two young children.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

They ensure each student engages effectively with the most personally relevant aspects of CfA’s offering, and thereby reduce waste of valuable CfA and student resources. The power of CfA’s coach-facilitated model is evidenced by Southern New Hampshire University’s remarkable transformation from a small, traditional liberal arts college with just 2,500 students in 2003, to one of the U.S.’

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Dear Colleague Letter: Resource Comparability , which emphases technology-related equity issues (October 2014). FY 2003 $700,500,000. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003).

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. I am keenly interested in helping, in rebuilding from this disaster, and am willing to contribute what resources I can.

Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17


Dan Anderson, “Making on the Edge of Chaos: Recasting Scholarship Through Digital Mindfulness” features a series of scholarly articles published by Anderson in the journal Kairos from 1998, 2003, and 2012.

Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips


It''s a great resource if you''re starting to get connected. Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas. Creating an online virtual experience for your students is easy with these great tools.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

million from the foundation since 2003. million since 2003, $9 million of which has gone toward early learning programs, said Montecalvo. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

True pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Pedagogy is about ensuring that students are motivated to succeed in their learning, and it is about providing them with the best possible tools, resources and contexts in which this can be realised. 2003) 'One size does not fit all': The pedagogy of online delivery of VET in Australia.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. Various other organizations like , PBS Kids and NASA offer engineering resources for K-12 classrooms.

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Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

As I’ve pondered this, it’s become clear that replacing commercial educational materials with open educational resources is an infrastructure upgrade similar in impact to installing ubiquitous wifi across campus. From 2003 – 2008 I focused on the evangelism problem.

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Across the country, universities and colleges are dedicating new resources so their respective statistics departments can expand to meet this growing demand.”. Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013.


Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

By the time he found a job in 2003, his debt had reached a level where he could “barely keep his head above water”. It would mean looking beyond past data and spending time, effort and resources to uncover the real intent of borrowing for every consumer. Causality is a far more powerful tool than correlation, but it needs investment in terms of resources. One of the reasons why practitioners find the Theories of Disruptive Innovation to be so effective is their causal nature.

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Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

She has traveled with over 800 students to Washington, DC since 1993 and to Europe since 2003, and is passionate about providing equity in educational travel for students.

At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

When I went to meet with him, he helped me with studying, with finding more resources and with stress management,” said Shields, 23, a psychology major. From 2003 to 2015, Georgia State University’s six-year graduation rate for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model


Give challenging & meaningful opportunities for successful achievement within available time, resources, & effort Encourage personal control, show or explain how effort determines success (personal responsibility = achievement). 2003). New York: Free, 2003.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. Instead, school officials have to find the dollars somewhere, either by extracting it from local taxpayers or taking away resources from kids.