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. The teachers are the real heroes here (as they often are), the inspirational inflection points that take this well-thought-out, well crafted curriculum to the kids who gather in their classrooms. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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

Byte Technology

Institutions of teaching still wholly relied on the skill and effectiveness of the individual standing in front of a chalkboard to impart information to a hopefully wide-eyed audience—no matter if they were first graders learning their multiplication tables or medical students delving into the maze of human anatomy. 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.

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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. Online resource EdSurge has even compiled a five-point list for educators to help understand and begin merging VR into their lectures and lab exercises as well as how to create their own custom-made videos as supplements to their normal teaching routines.

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.

Incorporate These Three Learning Styles When Teaching Employees Something New

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have different learning styles – typically falling within these three categories: Visual Learners Auditory Learners Tactile Learners Therefore, it’s best to incorporate all three styles when teaching something new, according to the book, Customer Service Management Training 101.

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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. askbritt online classroom learning education career advice.

Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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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.

Museum Verbs and Defining Who are We.

Museum 2.0

Teach is a big one. We love when we teach with a capital T, like exhibitions and university classes. We often think of our teachers as being less than classroom teachers and our gallery staff as “just” teaching little kids. As a field, we are proud of the verb teach when it is either prestigious or profitable, but otherwise we’re more ambivalent. Teaching is a core. Seeing and teaching are verbs that connect to collections.

Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

So the evaluator has to consider if they are going to: Teach. Drawing from adult learning theories, ECB utilizes a variety of strategies such as: Vehicle of instruction: face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, classroom style learning, web-based mechanisms, manuals, etc.

Tutoring Jobs

SocialFish

There are many opportunities for you to make money if you can teaching. The simplest reason why you should consider this job is because it is quite easy, especially if you decide to teach English to children in non-English speaking countries. This is because, in most cases, you will be teaching English as a second language, and it is important that you teach the right things. What you do is help students out with their homework, or teach them a specific subject.

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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. What a great way for them to teach other board members, the community, donors and prospects about how they can have an impact on the mission!

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What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Beth Kanter

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. In Finland, classroom time incorporates “brain breaks” after 50 minutes when one’s natural focus and energy begins to wane.

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. Through both DIY and more specific events, Panda Nation has allowed us to uncover the passion and creativity of our supporters , and we can’t wait to see what else they can teach us! As an industry, we’ve been talking a lot about do-it-yourself fundraising.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. This month I’ve been teaching graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. I was able to pull this off because my course took place in the Digital Learning Commons “ D-Space ” – a state of the art flexible classroom space.

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. For students, online classes bring scheduling convenience and unlimited accessibility to education that would be impossible to achieve in a traditional classroom setting.

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

Gyrus

As we become increasingly dependent on our technology, it only makes sense that it teach us as well. Elearnings as a whole are very attractive, as they offer an inexpensive alternative to classroom training. When building eLearnings it is necessary to consult people who teach and record their methodologies in making sure a message maintains its pertinence over time. If there is an opportunity to aid the teachings with text, then, by all means, include it as an option.

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.

Gen Z Hearts AHA

Connection Cafe

It's August, school's back in session, and besides traffic being a pain in the you-know-where again, children are back in the classroom with their thinking caps on. Children are an extremely important constituent to their mission because by teaching youth to be active and healthy at these critical early ages, they can help pass this message along. Author: Blair Naylor. We all had the " An apple a day keeps the doctor away " motto ingrained into our heads as children.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth Kanter

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how the feng shui of a classroom impacts learning. Circles without tables, just chairs helps promote group discussion. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

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.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth Kanter

Peeragogy comes from Howard Rheingold via his Social Media Classroom and he explains it here: When I participated in the Change: Education, Learning, and Technology MOOC , I grew even more interested in the intersection of digital media/networks with self-directed learners and collaborative learning methods. Photo by Aussiegal.

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.

Playground for NPOS to Rip Mix Learn Adopt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. that was part of a workshop on Rip Mix Learn , a variation on Rip Mix Feed. So, where will is a nonprofit playground for npos to learn how to adopt (strategically) Web 2.0 into their organization's missions? Here ? Technorati Tags: nptech , net2 , inventiveness

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. In a classroom setting, this is most clearly present in projects in which group work is assigned. Not only will a well-adjusted program teach colleagues how to work together and utilize all of their strengths, but it will also improve their processes in the long run; shaping them as more productive individuals.

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. She also managed up to 100 volunteers at a time to help teach classes in her library system and offered some tips on ensuring a smooth volunteer experience. We've got a new spotlight up at TechSoup for Libraries that nonprofits might learn from, as well.

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

Beth Kanter

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how the feng shui of a classroom impacts learning. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

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. It was a link to a story on our blog, “Should We Be Teaching 100 Sight Words to Kindergartners?”

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. And, board meetings that are unfocused or that are dominated by one person can really take a toll on board morale.

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Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

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. They also teach yoga and meditation classes in this room. This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week.

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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. She did an exercise Seelig teaches to her students: Pick a random object in your space and figure out how it can help you solve your problem. Kindergarten is fun by woodley wonderworks If I ask: 5 + 5 = ? You know the answer, right? But if I ask: ? + ? = 10 The answers are infinite.

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Anne Kotleba

ASU Lodestar Center

When they leave here, I want my students to continue to question, learn, teach, and continue to use their education to change the world. A lot of what we existed were drop-in projects—people coming in to teach one activity or work on a project and then leave. I’m very grateful to those young people for teaching me so much. I've also learned that experiences outside of the classroom are just as valuable as those that occur inside.

New Flickr Toy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. This is new flickr toy where you can make a poster with up 2-36 photos from flickr - yours or anyone elses. If you follow the link to Fd's Flickr Toys, you'll find many different ways to waste lots of time playing with flickr.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

They are also working on software that uses this approach in the classroom and takes the passivity and lectures out of classroom instruction. In the 60 minutes piece, it is referred to the flipped classroom or peer instruction a mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning.

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

Beth Kanter

After I finished teaching an intensive Networked NGO workshop for Packard family planning grantees in Delhi, I headed to Bangalore to visit my friend and colleague, Rufina Fernandes where I conducted a social media workshop for staff and teachers and got see a start up education company and its CSR program, close up. She again invited me to present at the Nasscom NILF Conference in 2010 and teach workshops. Visiting the Sujaya School with Rufina Fernandez.

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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. 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. It was a link to a story on our blog, “Should We Be Teaching 100 Sight Words to Kindergartners?”

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

Beth Kanter

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. I also continued my position as Adjunct Professor teaching a graduate course at Middlebury College/Monterrey Institute for International Education. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

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.

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. One of a board member’s main roles—while rarely discussed—is to support the executive director (ED). Yes, finance and risk management are important, but this might be the most important job you will undertake as a board member.

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. The more I am faced with their predicament when they ask me about how to balance work experience that won''t pay them with study and (especially at the city college where I teach) the jobs that are paying their tuition, or to write them letters of recommendation for unpaid labor, the more uncomfortable I have become. Is your museum running on interns?

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.

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

Beth Kanter

This year took me to Mexico to do an intensive training with Oxfam America’s Latin American Network , London to teach nonprofit leaders Networked Leadership Skills , Amsterdam to teach a master class, workshop, and Big Room session at the International Fundraising Conference , and to Ukraine to teach workshops for women’s organizations as part of Wake International’s Tech2Empower Program. Happy New Year !

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Learning Now

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Learning.now is a weblog that explores how new technology and Internet culture affect how educators teach and children learn. It will offer a continuing look at how new technology such as wikis, blogs, vlogs, RSS, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the Internet are impacting teacher and students' lives both inside and out of the classroom.

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