Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

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It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society. But that’s not true at all.

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. That organization is Learning to Give , a nonprofit that works, through K-12 teachers, to “spark students to learn and act for good” by providing more than 1,700 lesson plans designed to both inspire and equip students to use their hearts and minds to impact the world. I love #GivingTuesday.

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Online Jobs for College Students

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With the recent generation relying entirely on technology, online jobs are some of the best options for a college student. Jobs that will be able to cater for your college expenses and even help you out with your student loans. Here are some of the best online jobs available for college students. Not only can you get to tutor your fellow college kids, but you can offer your services online to even high school students that are having trouble in a specific area.

How to Painlessly Pay off your Student Loans

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If you are trying to pay off your student loans, you are not alone. trillion student loan debts. According to statistics the amount of student loans grows at the rate of. Now, if you have taken out a student loan, don’t worry, there are ways of paying it back painlessly, and efficiently. In this article, we shall show you simple ways of paying off your student loans while still in college or immediately after graduating. Prolonging your student life for a while.

Technology Support as Teaching

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Technology Support as Teaching April 24, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about technology support lately. I realized, in thinking about all of this, that the model of technology support that makes the most sense to me is to think of it similarly as a teacher-student relationship.

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Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline

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Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline: "Many of the students in Menck and Ekechai's classes said they weren't on Twitter until they were encouraged by their teachers and guest speakers. one of Menck's classes, students craft a marketing campaign for a nonprofit client.

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

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. Seven million people are enrolled in online classes, and one of every three college students take them.

What I've been learning, cooking, reading, teaching and making

Have Fun - Do Good

Teaching On Friday, I taught a fun Social Media for Coaches unit as part of a "Building a Successful Coaching Practice: Nuts, Bolts and Social Media" course in San Francisco State''s College of Extended Learning''s Core Strengths Coaching Skills Program. A number of the students in yesterday''s class were hesitant to use social media to promote their coaching practice. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you. The last seven weeks (since I last posted) have been a whirlwind.

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

And, NTEN is the first stop for nonprofits to go for this type of field level of research and coverage. For those of us who also focused on training, instruction, and professional learning for nonprofits, the New Media Consortium , has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale for the past ten years. It also has benefits to students themselves who can use the data to customize their participation in the class.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And while video games like Zoo Tycoon or online games can teach them all sorts of skills that will need to be successful adults (and this has been validated recently by a MacArthur Foundation funded study ,) I was excited to discover this wonderful list of games for change. What a great way to teach your children to become more thoughtful and responsible about the world we live in. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

Weblogs for Student Reading/Writing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This workshop provides creative ways to channel your student's motivation towards active reading and better writing. Open the teaching and learning process publicly to other interested parties. This is a link to Bernie Dodge's workshop called " Weblogs for Writing." " A great primer. Blogs are public journals that are easy to set up and use. They encourage self-expression and reflection and can be integrated into the language arts and social studies curriculum.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth Kanter

The event kicks off a semester long internship for students working with nonprofits. The first day was a master class included content and interactive exercises for the nonprofit develop a network strategy, integrated marketing strategy that incorporate social media, measurement, and culture change. The second day was for the students and nonprofit mentors and focused on thinking about a career path in the nonprofit sector. It kicked off with a keynote, followed by a world cafe.

User Experience: What Can Frank Lloyd Wright Teach Us?

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One of my favorite creative examples Wright's solution to accommodate a large, round vase he had received from some of his students that wouldn't fit on a narrow window ledge. I recently attended an inspiring, energetic event called UXCamp DC 2010 (#uxcampdc) with Jared Spool and a number of others who are completely passionate about the topic.

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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. PinkHeels of Pink Heels uses Moodle with her university students.

A Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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December 17, 2007 | Meghan Request permission to use your beautiful snowflakes picture in a course Im teaching. I am a consultant and graduate student in complex systems and wanted an illustration of "self organization." frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

ARHP Releases Two New Educational Tools for Reproductive Health Students & Professionals

Influence

I've just been introduced to what look like useful new online tools for reproductive health students, faculty, and professionals, produced by The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). " Any healthcare student interested in broadening their reproductive health training may search the GO Tool for clinical and non-clinical opportunities using an interactive flash map. Organizations can recruit students by listing program information online.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since I was a first year college student at UC Berkeley, I have been working with students and schools in low-income communities and have grown increasingly aware of how educational disparities keep children from reaching their potential. I taught in the Bronx for two years through Teach For America while working toward my M.A. How did you come up with the idea for connecting philanthropists with students in this way It was really a combination of things.

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An Eco-Themed Video Game To Teach Young People about Global Warming

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Developed to teach Australian and U.K. students about environmental issues, Adventure Ecology is one example of a growing field of ???serious??? s tough to teach interdependencies using linear media like books,??? Here's a description of the game play: Students ages nine and up embark on virtual missions instead of listening to rote lesson plans. via Ben Stokes from Games For Change comes a pointer to an article from Plenty Magazine called "Just Push Play."

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work. It's finally here!

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

we will have witnesses and student-lawyers speak in text under disciplines of civility and rules of evidence, subject to objection by opponents and ruling by the judge, who will be me. m looking forward to teaching students who are able to gather and practice in a virtual environment which immerses them in the reality of the questions of liberty, identity and governance presented by our investment of energy and assets in a virtual world owned by a for-profit corporation.

Master Class on Creating Startup Tech Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I''m looking forward to teaching a Master Class at San Francisco''s Presidio Graduate School on September 18th. Current Presidio MBA student and Benetech team member Julie Noblitt wrote a generous blog post about the master class last week. Should be exciting to interact with more Presidio students! Julie is not our only connection to Presidio: alum Kristina Pappas runs International Bookshare for Benetech.

4 Essential Steps for Growing Higher Ed Scholarship Programs

Connection Cafe

How are colleges and universities addressing student loan debt? An increasing number of institutions are striving to offer free tuition to more of their students. At Dartmouth , tuition is free for students with families who make less than $100,000, and Princeton has raised the threshold for full tuition coverage to $160,000. Massachusetts Institute of Technology covers tuition for students whose families make less than $90,000.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Jeff Nelson

NonProfit Hub

Jeff grew the organization from a small start-up in Chicago, with two staff members supporting 32 students, to a leading college access and success organization with a staff of 150 supporting 13,000 students in Chicago, Houston, New York, Massachusetts, Metro Atlanta and Bay Area. Jeff began his career as a sixth grade elementary teacher and Teach For America corps member at O’Keeffe Elementary School in Chicago.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: American Humanics: An Elite Group

ASU Lodestar Center

But I think it fits the graduating class of American Humanics (AH) students, all 18 of them. The 18 students being recognized at the annual graduation celebration will have completed all requirements during the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2011. As part of the dinner tradition, AH student leaders, Justin Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of the AH Student Association, and Torrie Yerkovich, Senior Dinner Chair, planned and hosted the event.

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Tutoring Jobs

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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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Ever have to help people post pics on their web sites? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

07.18.06 | 68 2 Comments [link] Ever+have+to+help+people+post+pics+on+their+web+sites%3F 2006-07-18+15%3A23%3A35 Allan+Benamer And you ended up having to teach them about resizing photos as well as the concept of screen vs. print resolution AND proportional sizing? It’s a web-based photo editor that’s simple enough that you can use it to teach people how to properly edit their photos in a non-destructive manner.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: "If you have to leave, why did you.

ASU Lodestar Center

ASB is a great opportunity for college students who choose to spend their spring breaks volunteering in communities across the country. Since 2006, nearly 2,000 students have participated in ASB, volunteering over 64,000 hours of service. Every year, as ASB comes to a close, students tell us about how much theyve learned, how they loved helping people, and how theyve made great new friends. Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

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

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Imagine this scenario: instead of staring at a wall map of foreign lands, students can don some hi-tech headgear and be transported to those places in a 360-degree virtual world of images. 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

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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.

:: Welcome To The Jewish Ledger ::

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The aim: Over the course of an academic year, teach high-school students how to be involved, committed citizens of a Jewish community :: Welcome To The Jewish Ledger :: : "Five years ago, Cyral Sheldon helped found the Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Institute, then a program of Yachad, the Greater Hartford Jewish Community High School.

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[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Afam Onyema

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Afam shares how he created a nonprofit with student loan debt and virtually no seed money. He teaches important lessons on how honest networking helped him secure donations and build GEANCO from the ground up. In the first episode of Nonprofit Hub’s INSPIRE Hubcast series, our host Randy talks with Afam Onyema, co-founder of GEANCO. GEANCO’s mission is to save and transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.

Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

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At that time, Camp Blackbaud was held on a Saturday and we welcomed students from area schools and taught them about Microsoft Office solutions, the “guts” of desktop processors, and other basic technology concepts. We use coding tools like Hopscotch and code.org for our elementary school students and recently introduced a 7 th /8 th grade camp focusing on robotics. Camp Blackbaud shows these students what is possible. And yet, Camp Blackbaud isn’t just for the students.

The Hour Of Code

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because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs. Only 10% of students (starting in elementary school) learn the basics of code. By removing the misconceptions surrounding coding and computer science, students can learn to create and innovate with technology at a young age. If you are interested in getting involved, sign up to teach a session or promote the cause with Tech Impact, J.P. Video courtesy of Code.org on YouTube. Hour of Code. December 9-15, 2013.

Innovator Spotlight: The American Heart Association

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These campaigns are aimed at elementary and middle school students respectively; over 40,000 schools participate each year, teaching kids about the importance of exercise, heart health, and helping others. As part of the program, students are encouraged to register online using Convio’s TeamRaiser tools, set up their personal page, and send e-mails to friends and family and raise money to help kids with “special hearts.” Author: Noel Beebe.

How Video Conference Helps in Education

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Through video conferences, we can be in immediate contact with our students, no matter the country and place where they are, the only thing they need to participate in, is a device with internet access. An important point to highlight is that a video conference is not for students to watch TV, that is, it requires a double communication via and interactive between teacher and students, we must motivate the active participation and involvement of all.

Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

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This two-day camp is focused on teaching disadvantaged kids about careers in technology. In the Charleston-based program, held at our HQ, we help disadvantaged elementary school students develop an app — from idea to design to testing to launch — and open their eyes to what it’s really like inside a technology company. In Austin, TX, we partner with Latinitas , helping them to teach young girls to code. It’s Pro Bono Week!

How to Keep Your Team Motivated Through 2020

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We’re going to have to teach ourselves and our teams how to stay productive and motivated , even when we can’t be there face-to-face. . We rallied and brought in over $400,000 in a very short amount of time to help students and their families impacted by the pandemic.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Virtual Volunteering

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Some employees are looking to engage in a quick event like answering questions for a student that takes a few minutes online, while others may be wanting to commit to a skills-based volunteering position that will help a nonprofit create a lasting strategy.

Win an Extreme Pitch Makeover at @Kanter’s Blog

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Erica (who teaches graduate students how to craft perfect pitches) will be doing an Extreme Pitch Makeover for one Grand Prize Winner. Erica Mills teamed up with Beth Kanter give away 3 copies of Pitchfalls: why bad pitches happen to good people. The results of the makeover will be featured on Beth’s blog. Deadline is this Friday, October 25, so enter your pitch today ! Your Brand pitches taglines

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How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

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I’m going to give you all the same facts, and I want each of you to write the ‘lede’ of the story if it was going to appear in the student paper.”. Peters, principal of Beverly Hills High School, announced today that the entire school faculty will travel to Sacramento next Thursday for a colloquium in new teaching methods. In this case, students care far more about getting a day off school than a teaching conference. The Internet is bloated.

My Fed Loan

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If you have taken a federal student loan, there is a 1 in 3 chances that it is being serviced by FedLoan, who are known as AES-PHEAA. Now, get this, things are so bad at this company, that the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that they mishandle the student loans and this affects teachers as well as other public servants, not to mention the students themselves. Related: Great Lakes Student Loans.

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education

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Because of recent developments, students who may have otherwise been discouraged from obtaining a higher education now have a world of opportunity at their fingertips. million students took at least one online class during the fall of 2010, which is a 10.1 This figure represented an increase for the ninth straight year, indicating that online learning is steadily gaining popularity and credibility for both students and faculty.