110 school district partners in e-homebound education

110 school district partners in e-homebound education The highly individualized learning program enables school districts in order to increase engagement and academic outcomes for students away from the classroom K12 Inc., leading provider of technology-powered individualized education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, announced that since August 2012 it has signed new agreements to provide its Homebound Education and Alternative Learning (HEAL) program to more than 110 school districts, being one of four full-time online learning programs that K12 provides to school districts. Continue reading “110 school district partners in e-homebound education”

The grades on the safest college campuses

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hand shake It’s an exciting time when kids go off to college campuses. They think about the friends they will meet and the experiences they will have. Parents focus on all of the new things they will learn and how they will be prepared to face the real world. One thing that is becoming more important for both kids and their parents  ( apart from the grades) is safety. Continue reading “The grades on the safest college campuses”

Which degree to get?

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what to choose It is a well known fact that we spend several years of study to practice the chosen career.The question : Which degree to get? is something that bothers many students and can sometimes be a problem choosing what to study, if you have many interests, or if you are not really interested in any particular field of study. Continue reading “Which degree to get?”

Mobile apps for DMV exams preparation

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Mobile apps for DMV exams preparation Even though the written tests that you need to pass to obtain your driver’s license are not extremely difficult, taking them can be a bit stressful, particularly for young drivers who don’t have an extensive experience in driving. A lot of people are nervous about failing their DMV exam, and having to take it over and over again. But, if you take your time and prepare for the test, by studying the DMV driver’s manuals, and by taking a couple of online practice tests, you will be confident in yourself and your knowledge, which will help you remain calm and not be nervous when taking the test. In addition to the driver’s handbook and practice tests, there is another tool that can help you prepare for the written knowledge test. Various DMVs around the country have developed mobile apps that provide you with information on what the tests look like and allow you to test your knowledge of the rules of the road. One such app is the South Carolina DMV exam app, developed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which is intended to teach new drivers how to share the road safely with other road users, and help them pass the DMV exam on their first take. The app has a lot of useful features. For starters, there is the Driver’s License Practice Exam, which includes hundreds of practice questions that are similar to those in the actual DMV exam. It’s a great way to see whether you have learned the material provided in the driver’s handbook, and whether you are ready to go to the DMV and take the test, or you need to study a little bit more. It can also be very helpful to those who have just moved to South Carolina and need to learn the specific traffic laws that apply in this state. Another example of a mobile app that can come in handy to those preparing for their DMV written exam is the “DMV NOW” app, that was created by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. It also offers sample questions that are supposed to help determine whether you know what each traffic sign means and whether you are familiar with the rules of the road. Additionally, it provides DMV educational videos, that offer instructions on how to make an appointment for your DMV exam and how to deal with various DMV-related matters. These videos are also intended to help improve road safety, by providing information about the risks of cell phone use while behind the wheel, which can be of great help to young drivers, as they are very susceptible to distracted driving, as well as by offering safe driving tips and how to avoid aggressive driving and explaining the rules of the road. Considering that taking a DMV written exam can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience, and many people fail their exams on their first take, you have to try and make sure you are well prepared for it, and these types of mobile apps are an excellent tool that can help you with that. Author’s bio: Jordan Perch is an automotive fanatic and drivers ed expert. He is a regular contributor to a collaborative community for US drivers.

Media projects for teachers and students

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Media projects for teachers and students Visual aids are essential in teaching. The use of these aids enhance the learning of students. One specific form is the use of media. As a teacher, you can use videos or slide shows in delivering the lessons to your students. Students can also create projects using these media to enhance their learning of the subject matter or submit as a school term requirement. Continue reading “Media projects for teachers and students”

Prison Education Programs today

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Prison Education Programs today

Prison education programs are a highly debated issue–some believe that they are ultimately beneficial to society, while others consider them to be a waste of money. However, new studies have shown that prison education programs reduce the likelihood of recommitting crimes and re-incarceration. What are some of the education options available to prisoners? How does it vary from state to state? Continue reading “Prison Education Programs today”