alien-queen asked: Just saw your post about repaying loans - you say to consolidate all of your loans through the federal government, but there are many people like me who, for example, have $46,000 of private loan debt through Citibank, Sallie Mae, and MRU Holdings that are not affiliated with the government. The federal government will not allow you to consolidate those loans, as best I can tell. Your advice to...
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland congratulates... →
You guys don’t even know how egregious this is up here.
Facebook to show you ads based on your Web... →
infoneer-pulse: Facebook will soon be using your Web browsing to help decide which advertisements you see. A new Facebook system will use your activity on other websites to send you what Facebook thinks are ads about your current interests. Advertisers will, in effect, be bidding to get their ads in front of you. Here’s an example: Say a Facebook user visits a travel website and clicks on a...
You'd think talking to your best friend who is an...
watchallisonteach: Nope. Far more confused. Except for the part where he told me to pay them back with a credit card, and then file for chapter 13 bankruptcy, so I can “get the 90% discount” when I only end up paying about 10% of my credit card debt back…. …I don’t think he was joking. Oh my life. I’m just going to go back to being a college student full time, for the rest of my life, so I...
Skeptics claim teachers know when students are engaged, and that emotional...– All in the Wrist: Can a Bracelet Measure Student Engagement?
I usually find myself out in the frontier lands of technology in my district, so...– Pinterest Aids Educators in Common Core Prep
Widbook: Online Collaborative ebook Creation →
What it is:Widbook is a new publishing platform for ebooks. What makes this publishing platform so neat is the social aspect, it allows authors to collaborate and make suggestions. Each user also gets their own bookshelf where they can subscribe to other author’s work. When students start a new ebook, they can choose who can see the book when it is published, choose whether they will accept...
10 Tips for Effective Digital Instructional Design →
Here are two: 1. Consider the potential of downloadable lesson ‘kits’ rather than lessons spread across web pages. The Internet and LMSs don’t always work as well as they should, but material that can be stored in a hard drive is only at risk in the case of power blackouts. 2. Master PDF creation and formatting for accessibility, presentation, control, interactive features and...
By 2025 we will need 20 million more two- and four-year-college graduates, a...– The Real Education Crisis Is Just Over That Cliff - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via smarterplanet)
A 30-second call using Skype in Ethiopia can land you a 15-year prison sentence,...– A Skype call in Ethiopia will now get you 15 years in prison