Archive for September, 2012

  • Technology and Learning – Part 4

    By Lifetime Library on September 27, 2012
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    Here is another article on technology and learning. This is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It’s recent so one might expect the content to be of a current nature. One thing standing out here is the declaration that students are coming to class with digital skills. That’s now a given. It’s teachers that are looking for help – as they […]
  • Punctuation – for an older student

    By Lifetime Library on September 26, 2012
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    This video is another on punctuation. Following up Monday’s post, which was for younger kids starting their journey into learning and education, this one is for an older student that may be struggling with writing in a way to give people a message — in less words but with better organization. It’s a short video, but if it gives you […]
  • Technology and Learning – Part 3

    By Lifetime Library on September 25, 2012
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    In part one, we linked you to an article from a few years ago that started talking about technology in schools. The gist was: “let’s see”.  In part 2, we linked you to an entry on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website that talks about technology in the context of “content”. They pointed out that if private industry can […]
  • Punctuation: Commas (for beginning readers)

    By Lifetime Library on September 24, 2012
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    A short introduction to the “comma” – for parents and teachers helping “hold the hand of a youngster as they take the first steps toward education, knowledge, language and learning”. Thanks to: Quixot Multimedia When working with older kids, be sure to view the Lifetime Library’s Writing module. Where proper use of spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, etc. help individuals write […]
  • Tips on How to Study History

    By Lifetime Library on September 21, 2012
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    History is one of those subjects you find you like more as you get older. Maybe because you start feeling as if you are a part of it! However, we digress! Studying history can be boring for many students. Here’s a link to a really short article that provides a couple of tips. Seems simple enough! If you give it […]
  • Technology and Learning – Part II

    By Lifetime Library on September 20, 2012
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    In the first part, we linked you to an article about whether technology and learning will come together to help students learn. The gist of that article is… ‘maybe’.  It seems one of the core issues is whether teachers can adapt to technology, whether iPads and other devices are fads vs. trends, etc. Well, as the era of mobile devices […]
  • Resolve to Learn Something New Today

    By Lifetime Library on September 19, 2012
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    Following up yesterday’s post from the Dept of Education for parents … and how to help kids do better with their homework.  Here’s a simple, short video reminding every student about the core, basic ways to study and “learn something new” without being distracted.  After all, if you can zero in, study, learn and be expeditious, it shows you are […]
  • For Parents – Helping your Kids with Homework

    By Lifetime Library on September 18, 2012
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    While No Child Left Behind is now fairly old and fading away, they issued a good bulletin for parents about helping kids with homework.  If you’ve never seen it, follow the link below and you’ll be taken to a site where you’ll open a pdf file.  You’ll be able to print it out or save it to your computer for […]
  • Technology and Learning – Part 1

    By Lifetime Library on September 17, 2012
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    Technology in schools appears to be a moving target – but it seems people are starting to get their arms around it.  Would you agree?  Are you seeing more and better applications of technology being used in schools and for home school learning?  The Lifetime Library was ‘ahead of its time’ — but its online, multimedia format allows students from […]
  • How to be a Confident Speaker!

    By Lifetime Library on September 14, 2012
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    The following article has 11 Paradoxes of Being a Better Speaker.  While this may be more for people in the workforce or college students, you’ll likely find something here to help you!   There’s one simple trick to beginning your “presentation journey”… and whether you have to give a report in class, a group presentation or do some basic introductions at […]

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