Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

AFP Blog

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education : However, in the three years I’ve been teaching mobile video in a course titled “Information 3.0,” even those students who initially say they are very familiar with video later admit that they learned a lot from repeated practice and application of video production skills.

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Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

Consider some of these facts: • In 1996 only 14 percent of classrooms had Internet access; 13 years later 93 percent were wired into the World Wide Web. Taken in a whole, it’s now possible to earn most any degree without ever having to step into a traditional classroom.

Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future

Byte Technology

Featuring a wide field of view and highly intuitive head tracking, both connect to their respective devices and operating systems and, because they’re comfortable and light, are perfect in a classroom setting of antsy kids.

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I really enjoy teaching in different cultural contexts and observing different learning styles and approaches to working for a nonprofit. Before I left for Finland, I read Timothy Walker’s Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

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” Although “paragogy” is a more rationally derived word that extends “pedagogy” (teaching children) and “androgogy” (teaching adults), I’ve started calling it peeragogy because many people get the point as soon as I use the word.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

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This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week. This past week they opened up the campus to nonprofits and I was lucky enough to be part of the faculty to teach a workshop. The photo was my classroom.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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This past year took me to London to teach nonprofit leaders at workshops on digital strategy hosted by LinkedIn and Social Misfits, and to Cambodia to teach a series of workshops for Women’s Rights NGOs hosted by Wake International.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

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Peer Instruction and the flipped classroom is a research-based, interactive teaching method developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University in the 1990s.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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I was honored to lead a featured season at the United Way Leadership Conference on Networked Leadership and teach many workshops networked leadership skills. Happy New Year ! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

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Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

The trainer needs to understand the database, present technical concepts clearly and without jargon, teach at the students' level, and be incredibly patient. If you're training a lot of people, try to train in a classroom setting so everyone hears the same thing. But recognize that not everyone will be available for classroom trainings, and some people will need 1 on 1 training to understand the concepts. Test the computers and software in the classroom before every training.

7 Can’t-Miss Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

NonProfit Hub

The problem is that we can only get so far by teaching ourselves through YouTube videos and endlessly searching Google. Lectures are left for the classroom. It takes place in Chicago and teaches organizations how to get more supporters excited about your cause to raise more money. In our roll-up-my-sleeves and get-r-done , scrappy nature, we tend to take advantage of any and all resources at our fingertips in the nonprofit sector.

Panda Nation is DIY Done Right: An Interview with WWF’s Jonathan Cass

Connection Cafe

Supporters can create their personal fundraising page in one of six categories: Athletic Event, Community Event, Favorite Animal, Honor/Memorial, Special Event and Classroom fundraising. As an industry, we’ve been talking a lot about do-it-yourself fundraising.

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education

SocialFish

The rapid integration of technology in the classroom and growth of online chapters within traditional institutions has made the two educational experiences highly similar.

An Interview with Jessica Rauch about The Generation Project: Passionate about Teaching Young People

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I taught in the Bronx for two years through Teach For America while working toward my M.A. I left the classroom in 2007 to join Teach For America staff where I pioneered graduate school recruitment for the organization through May of this year. A few days ago, the John D.

Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

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Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching." If the site is to be used by kids in the classroom, it has to have some interactive component to keep their interest and be engaged. " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites. However, I would not want to create an educational website unless I knew it would be helpful.

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

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She again invited me to present at the Nasscom NILF Conference in 2010 and teach workshops. I was invited to teach an informal social media workshop for the staff, including the IT staff for the Sujaya school, Vijayanand Rao, who is a fellow from TeachforIndia.

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Ask Britt: Using Twitter to Answer, "What Tools Can I Use to Teach Classes Online?"

Have Fun - Do Good

This week 's question comes from a writing teacher, and client, who wants to know: "What Tools Can I Use to Teach Classes Online?" More Twitter suggestions since I published this post @helenrf of Reach Further teaches writing online with Moodle, but also suggests WordPress blogs and forums.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

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Why DonorsChoose.org is a Fundraising Game Changer: Charles Best started Donorschoose.org in 2000 out of his own frustrations of being a teacher in the Bronx who didn’t have the supplies he needed to teach effectively. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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I wrote many posts on instructional design for nonprofit training , including this wrap up post from our NTEN NTC session on teaching and learning for nonprofits. Teaching: This is my passion, my calling, and my professional work. The Sun Sets on 2014.

Tina Seelig's 9 Ways to Unlock Your Creativity Quotient

Have Fun - Do Good

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. Kindergarten is fun by woodley wonderworks If I ask: 5 + 5 = ? You know the answer, right? But if I ask: ? + ? =

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

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At Common Sense Media , we believe that treating others’ information carefully, and teaching others to do the same, is a key factor in building and maintaining trust. This applies both in building friendships and in building business, and the learning starts right at home and in the classroom.

Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical

BoardAssist

Susan’s practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University. No one likes a dull board meeting, or a long one, or one that doesn’t start on time.

What’s Your Calling?

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In my interview, I shared that I didn’t know a modem from microwave, but that I had the passion and curiosity to learn and teach others. It was always peer learning – I’d share about the technology and they’d teach me about their work.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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I have learned the feng shui of how classroom setup impacts interaction and learning. For webinars, the platform is your classroom setup, so it important to understand how the Q/A and chat features, whether everyone can see everyone else’s chats or just the presenter.

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TechSoup for Libraries Spotlight: Amber Slaven of Bellevue Library

Tech Soup Blog

This one's about Amber Slaven, a librarian who got her start at Bellevue Library with a pretty great gig: driving a Winnebago outfitted as a mobile computer classroom. We've got a new spotlight up at TechSoup for Libraries that nonprofits might learn from, as well.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, we chatted about using mentor texts to teach writing. Our bread-and-butter audience is comprised mostly of classroom teachers, who already have way too much on their plates.

9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

The Kosch-Westerman Foundation connects terminally ill children to their classrooms through technology. Founder and executive director Pamela Clark says, "Without GoToMeeting, there would have been no way to teach these kids."

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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Content delivery is less important then the skill to making sense of it and that needs to be what “classroom time” is about. It’s more fun to teach this way and more fun to learn this. Photo by Beth Kanter, Net Funders Conference, October, 2011.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Through our platform, you can reconnect with your family in Rio; manage your employees in Madagascar; organize your non-profit’s resources to Ottawa; teach a virtual class from Tulsa to students all over Thailand; foster a support group for cancer survivors from France to the Falkland Islands. With unlimited access to live events, there are endless opportunities for you, your community, organization, business, classroom, and social network to grow.

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Guest Post: A Shared Ethics for Museum Internships

Museum 2.0

The students I teach in undergrad classrooms in New York are about a decade younger than me. Is your museum running on interns?

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

That’s teaching. Fundamentally that’s what teaching should be. How can you pursue innovation with games when teachers have the kinds of tests and classroom requirements now? Learning outside the classroom, what’s your opinion of games that support tangential learning? James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most.

Is Your Board Properly Supporting Your Executive Director

BoardAssist

Susan’s practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Ten Ways Small NGOs Can Collaborate

NTEN

I often get the comment during a leadership seminar I teach that goes something like, "Well this is all well and good for large organizations, but what about my twelve-person NGO?" Training on a hoard of ICT topics is available on-line and in the classroom. The GE Crotonville Center is the legendary example An easy "ask" for your local corporations is: can I get a donated seat in your classroom?

Going to AFP? 10 Sessions You Can’t Miss

NonProfit Hub

She is Vice President of Training at Pursuant where she transforms individuals into confident, successful fundraisers through classroom, custom and online training. Nonprofits struggling to get their board members fundraising can look forward to some hands on help in Gail’s session, “Teach Your Board Members to Open Doors to New Major Gifts Prospects”. Rachel Muir, CFRE, is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Tech Tools to Benefit the Spanish-Language Community

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we know that many nonprofits and libraries serve Spanish-speaking communities in everything from teaching English as a second language, to financial and educational services, to local family- and health-related programs. To help you serve your constituents better, TechSoup offers many products in Spanish including: Office productivity software — great for native Spanish speakers on your staff, in your classrooms, or using your library’s computers.

Warning: Museum Graduate Programs Spawn Legions of Zombies!

Museum 2.0

The more we teach and judge based on laws, the less students and graduates will try to break them. But should they happen in a classroom? Okay, they don't eat people's brains. Heck, many of them are intelligent, sincere, interesting people.

Playground for NPOS to Rip Mix Learn Adopt

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Nancy White has a great post about "Blog as Classroom, Playground, Mind Trip" I went directly to the playground, a place to experiment and learn how to incorporate web 2.0 technologies into teaching practice.

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

NTEN

That's teaching. Fundamentally that's what teaching should be. How can you pursue innovation with games when teachers have the kinds of tests and classroom requirements now? Learning outside the classroom, what's your opinion of games that support tangential learning? NTEN's Amy Sample Ward shares from her experiences at the Games for Change Festival. James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most.

New Flickr Toy

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Some of these might actually be useful in a classroom context. I think if I were teaching a hands-on computer lab course in Web2.0 New Flickr Toy Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Taking a little flickr break.