New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

To many of these folks, Bob's wired classrooms seem threatening. New questions are raised as classes can rapidly access information relevant to lessons, and students no longer look to the teacher to have every answer. Do you talk to people sitting next to you on planes? I don't.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We know you've got questions. Join us at ILA to learn how to break through the challenges of shifting practices, advocate for all students, and make a difference in and out of the classroom. It's finally here!

Windows MultiPoint Server Frequently Asked Questions

Tech Soup Blog

Sometimes I find that it helps to have some plain language questions and answers on a technology that is new to me, so here are some basics on what Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Server is and how it works.

A Volunteer and a Violent Stranger - A Question of Liability

ASU Lodestar Center

After the tutoring session, and in accordance with his training, the volunteer escorts the student back to the classroom. posted by Kathy Renfro Graduate Student ASU Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership program Nonprofit assignments can place volunteers in precarious positions of potential, personal liability. Prior to the 1940s, the Charitable Immunity Doctrine shielded nonprofits from tort liability, but did not protect volunteers.

A Volunteer and a Violent Stranger - A Question of Liability

ASU Lodestar Center

After the tutoring session, and in accordance with his training, the volunteer escorts the student back to the classroom. posted by Kathy Renfro Graduate Student ASU Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. Nonprofit assignments can place volunteers in precarious positions of potential, personal liability. Prior to the 1940s, the Charitable Immunity Doctrine shielded nonprofits from tort liability, but did not protect volunteers.

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To PMP, or Not PMP – That is the Question

Beaconfire Wire

Sure, there are tactics and techniques that can be learned from a classroom and in books – but those are not what make a project manager successful. For as long as I can remember, our PM team has debated internally the value of the PMP certification for project managers. For many big corporations and the government, it is a key qualification for project managers. As a comparatively small company, this is not a prerequisite for our PMs.

To PMP, or Not PMP – That is the Question

Beaconfire Wire

Sure, there are tactics and techniques that can be learned from a classroom and in books – but those are not what make a project manager successful. For as long as I can remember, our PM team has debated internally the value of the PMP certification for project managers. For many big corporations and the government, it is a key qualification for project managers. As a comparatively small company, this is not a prerequisite for our PMs.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how the feng shui of a classroom impacts learning. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes.

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Student Team Captains were responsible for assigning specific chapters to each team member, fielding questions and driving project completion. I’m delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program.

Visiting Schools in Pohnpei

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The classrooms have doors that open to the outside, because of the warm weather. Most classrooms have desks and textbooks and all have chalkboards. We went into a classroom where I could immediately tell that the teacher there as well as one of the students both had the condition.

Data and the Human Touch

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He could no longer keep up with his peers in the classroom. Sophia and her family were left confused and concerned about her future in the classroom. We ask the question: data for whom? Meet Kevin and “Sophia” (who anonymously shared her story with my team).

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How to Be a Better Presenter, Even on the Fly

Connection Cafe

You just have to get there, wherever there is: the conference room, convention stage, classroom, etc. Not every presentation should be a two-way street, but when appropriate, ask questions to your audience. That’s a really good question.

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10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money

NonProfit Hub

She is Vice President of Training at Pursuant where she transforms individuals into confident, successful fundraisers through classroom, custom and online training. In every webinar, classroom training or custom training I lead, I get an earful about lackluster boards.

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Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

Imagine asking a question and being able to experience the answer in 3D or, using augmented reality to let an archaeology student participate in a dig in the classroom. You hear the buzz all over the place: augmented reality this, augmented reality that.

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December #4Change Chat: Education

Amy Sample Ward

Classrooms are no longer bound by geography. Check out some of the questions we’ll be discussing and resources about the topic here. This Thursday is the December #4Change Chat! Education and it’s discontents are being changed by new ways of learning – much of it by new ways of creating, sharing and validating information and knowledge online. Tools and methods are being customized, adapted and remixed for various educational contexts.

The Triple Bottom Line in India: Software, Quality Education, and Early Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The teacher introduced me as a visitor from America and asked if there the children wanted to ask me any questions. This prompted some amazing questions for children that age anywhere: How many jets did you take to get to India? Visiting the Sujaya School with Rufina Fernandez.

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Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

Museum 2.0

Temple Contemporary’s mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance. They live their mission, working in questions and projects rather than exhibitions and programs. The community drives the question.

From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

Connection Cafe

Faculty engage her both inside and outside the classroom by providing feedback on assignments, encouraging her to step outside her comfort zone to acquire new skills, recommending extracurricular activities , and checking in on the progress she’s making towards her goals.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

Those are just a few of the questions we set out to answer with the latest edition of the Association Learning + Technology report. percent report doing blended learning, an approach that typically combines classroom-based and online learning.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My questions: How can this idea be best adapted for learners in developing countries that may not enjoy the same level of internet access? Photo by Aussiegal.

One Organization’s Quest for Good

NonProfit Hub

Her purpose would be discovered while visiting classrooms. While there, McDonald noticed that many classrooms had only a stack of books to share between hundreds of children. “It She found herself asking questions like, “How am I moving the needle? How These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start. Sometimes a story begins on a whim and a spark. Then, add a dash of passion and a pinch of crazy (in the best way) and you’ll get what some are calling the social entrepreneur movement.

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Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The photo was my classroom. A News Inquiry: The big idea here is that when you question your stressful thoughts – asking “is it true?” – or when you turn around the beliefs you see as true, you shift to a bigger perspective and feel greater peace and openness.

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Technology for Change Contest: Win a new computer from HP!

Amy Sample Ward

During the US Thanksgiving holiday, Tweetsgiving asked people around the world to use Twitter to share something they were grateful for and include the link to the Tweetsgiving site (where people could donate to help build a library, classroom and more for the benefiting school in Tanzania). Answer the same question that I discussed above: What’s your favorite example of technology helping people create positive change in the world? Technology for Change.

How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Like the flipped classroom model in education, you ask participants to read the reports ahead of time so you can spend more time on discussion versus presentation. There were tons of questions in general about meetings, many about how to change an organization’s meeting culture.

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Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

Amy Sample Ward

You can ask members of the community questions via blog posts, @replies on Twitter and via email (zambia@learnasone.org). This is the key question we will continually ask to every community we meet. It could be teacher training, classrooms, a feeding programme, sanitation and clean water, books, school fees or teacher’s accommodation. Will you be following along or asking any questions via the methods above?

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The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education

SocialFish

Within the World Wide Web lies a virtually infinite supply of answers to our questions and resources of intelligence that offer easy solutions to our everyday problems.

Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

Note: This article will focus on international development from my perspective working in an African country, although the questions raised are pertinent to any “developed” country or continent’s relationship to a “developing” region. Parents would often appear near the door of this classroom.

Breaking Down the FAFSA with SMS Drives Higher Enrollment

Mobile Commons

With this service, teenagers can set up appointments with their counselors, ask questions about enrollment, and even receive homework help through text messaging. These are just a few ways text messaging can help keep classrooms full at a time when college admissions is dropping.If

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The Best Adult Learning is Social Learning

SocialFish

Through hands-on exercises and collaborative brainstorming, learners move from classroom and textbook mode to hands-on problem solving where they can recognize first-hand how what they are learning applies to life and the context of work. Aaron poses the question, how can you incorporate these principles when planning education, when designing your meetings, when choosing (or training) your speakers?

Indian Publishing legend visits Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He’s been a grassroots publisher/distributor (with a unique operational model) for decades and has spent years riding buses to obscure corners of his state to read works of literature to people in living rooms, classrooms and various public spaces…I think his humility, dedication and generosity touched all of us who were a part of his visit. One highlight of his time with us was his answer to Amy’s question as to how he would define "literature."

Come Work With Us at MAH as School Programs Coordinator

Museum 2.0

Like most museums, we’re facing some big questions when it comes to the future of school programs: Buses aren’t cheap, and teachers are increasingly stressed about “proving” the value of expensive field trips away from the classroom. I know, I know.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

Our bread-and-butter audience is comprised mostly of classroom teachers, who already have way too much on their plates. The second (and larger) component of the campaign was asking teachers to commit to adding an extra 60 seconds of literacy-focused activities in their classroom for 60 days.

Issues with Crowdsourced Data Part 2

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Some of the questions we received made us realize we need to be clearer about why this is important. You wouldn't measure all the shoes in a classroom to evaluate the kids' reading ability. A recent guest guest Beneblog explains why we believe a correlation found between SMS text messages and building damage by researchers was not useful. Why did we bother analyzing this claim? Why does it matter?

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From Bored to Blazing: 7 Steps to Get Your Board Reconnected, Re-engaged and Enthusiastic

BoardAssist

It’s such a simple question and it can touch the heart, open the floodgates of energy and commitment, and bring people to tears. Set up these discussion questions: Why does it cost so much? Are your board members bored with your board meetings?

Tina Seelig's 9 Ways to Unlock Your Creativity Quotient

Have Fun - Do Good

How we ask questions, enhances our creativity. Space matters Example: Kindergarten classrooms where you can sit on the floor, move things around, be messy, work with others easily, and have space to move, encourage creativity.

Latest News You Can Use – 11/15

SocialFish

jonsakoda of NEA : investment opps in education b/c of virtual classrooms, democratization of content (e.g., quora adds ‘online now’ tag for users to pose questions in real time; users can opt of feature - Quora Adds “Online Now” Feature to Drive Faster Answers.

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Is Your Board Properly Supporting Your Executive Director

BoardAssist

Ask questions about the job, its challenges, how that person prefers to work with the board and its individual members, and how you can be most helpful given your skill sets. One of a board member’s main roles—while rarely discussed—is to support the executive director (ED).

Blogging for Writers in Berkeley

Have Fun - Do Good

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be teaching my Blogging for Writers workshop May 15th from 10 AM-4 PM in the cozy Writing Salon classroom at the Strawberry Creek Design Center in Berkeley. Bay Area Writers and Have Fun, Do Gooders! The workshop is great for newbies, and for folks who want to breathe new life into an old blog.

Finding Pride in American Service

ASU Lodestar Center

About eighteen months ago, I was standing outside a Thai classroom in the open courtyard of an elementary school in Bangkok, watching from a second-story perch as Thai children "marched" in the center recreation area. I don't mean to say we should not question power. posted by.

Record Your Grandma's Stories: StoryCorps' National Day of Listening is Nov. 27

Have Fun - Do Good

StoryCorps provides a free, downloadable Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide , as well as an Education Toolkit to use in a classroom or library, and a Community Service Toolkit to use in, "veteran’s hospitals, senior centers, homeless shelters, and other community centers."

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, they may be concerned about the amount of time or specific topics address. Having a opening that creates the space for participants to ask questions, air concerns, and get everyone on the same page is a good idea. (4)

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Great reads from around the web on October 28th

Amy Sample Ward

the question of ownership will be directly tied to who has access to the necessary tools to build on the "land." The students sent their first tweets from the TweetsGiving classroom built from your gratitude." These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more!

Great reads from around the web on October 28th

Amy Sample Ward

the question of ownership will be directly tied to who has access to the necessary tools to build on the "land." The students sent their first tweets from the TweetsGiving classroom built from your gratitude." These are some links I wanted to share from October 28th. Find me on Delicious for more!