Greenville Tech, The Citadel partner on business education

Students at Greenville Technical College now have the option to transfer, with an associate degree, to The Citadel to complete an online Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with four semesters of study. The two schools signed an articulation agreement enabling Greenville Tech students to enroll online at The Citadel’s Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, a division of The Citadel Graduate College, according to a news release. “We are pleased to offer our graduates a clear path to a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel,” said Jermaine Whirl, vice president of learning…

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A SERIES OF APPS TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FIRE SAFETY THROUGH GAMES

Fire safety and fun are going hand in hand to teach kids about the dangers of fire. All this week is Fire Prevention Week, and with that, the Fire Protection Association is hoping that teachers and educators make use of six apps to teach children about fire safety in a playful and informative way. Sparky is the international mascot for fire safety and Sparky’s School House is a website featuring not just the apps mentioned, but also educational videos, books, and modules for children from Kindergarten to Grade five. The apps themselves…

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Life Lessons: Choosing the right apps for kids

Mobile phone and tablet use by kids under the age of eight is up by 1000 percent over the past several years. With all of those apps claiming to be educational, how can parents recognize the valid apps from plain old digital candy? A new research study provides tips for making the right picks for your children. “Here you have these platforms that are dying for content and the kids are virtually addicted to,” said Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, a professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Even the most…

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Future of Digital Technology in Education

The quote by Richard Stallman rightly fits the induction of technology into Education which reads, “Sharing is good, and with digital technology, Sharing is Easy Indeed”. Digital technology is a way to make things done in an easier and smarter way, which is the need of the hour. Let’s take a look at how embracing the digital technology can help students, teachers and the entire education industry – Making Education Accessible from Anywhere to Everywhere Education will be made globally accessible. Teachers can share their data and resources over the…

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Funding winners transform cultural Wonders into educational app

Engaging children in history in a fun way isn’t always easy – but it’s this very challenge that Art Stories creator Federica Pascotto thrives on to bring art, history and architecture to young audiences. The educational app developers won the Europeana Challenge 2016 with the project FACES, in which children became art explorers.They’ve now also won the Europeana #edTech Challenge 2018 for their app Wonders in which children get to explore and learn about different cultural sites by completing various challenges. How did the 2018 Europeana Challenge win contribute to the app’s development? It provided…

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Tech makes new demands on teachers

The digital age is changing the world at an accelerated speed. The question is: Are teachers concerned about understanding the rapid changes being brought about by technology? Or is digital technology disrupting their comfort zone and the business of teaching? Although I see the accelerated changes and the disruption as exciting, it requires teachers to adopt and adapt to new technologies if they are to survive in the classroom. Technology has revolutionised many industries — and teachers, as agents of change, need to venture into a different mode of teaching.…

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U.S. Education Secretary visits Georgia Tech

  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made a stop in Atlanta. Wednesday marked the beginning of her Re-Think School tour to talk about the importance of re-thinking education to improve outcomes for students. To kick the tour off, DeVos visited Georgia Tech to learn more about their student programs. She also co-hosted a round-table so students could demonstrate the newly launched My Student Aid mobile app which allows students to easily apply for federal student aid. After Georgia Tech, DeVos traveled to Huntsville, Alabama to see NASA’s Marshall Flight…

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AICTE Plans Tech-Tonic Shift; To Set Up Four Teacher Training Institutes To Upgrade Candidates’ Skills

All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) will be setting up four teacher training institutes to help candidates keep up with the latest developments in technical education, Financial Express has reported. Chairman of AICTE, Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, told the media about the plan on the sidelines of The National Conference on Indian Higher Education: Quality Assurance, Accreditation & Ranking. He added that motivated teachers, who will be conversant with fast-changing technology in the technical education sector, will be produced by the institutes. The academies will come up in Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Guwahati and Baroda.…

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Tech conference held at Greenbush Education Service Center

Dozens of teachers get a glimpse of the future today at the Greenbush Education Service Center. The session focused on technology, and how it can be used to enhance their student’s learning. When you think of using technology in the classroom, many of us might think of something like using a 3D printer, or virtual reality. And while that was on display, and certainly can be used to teach a wide range of topics, that wasn’t necessarily the only focus of today’s conference. The teachers I talked to say there’s…

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Institutes to face action for not returning fees if one withdraws admission

In a stern message to Higher Education Institutes, Minister of State for HRD Ministry Dr. Satyapal Singh on Wednesday said that institutions would face action for failing to return the fees in case a student withdraws his/her admission. “Any institution not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission will have to face action,” Singh tweeted. The Minister said that institutions will no longer be allowed to exploit students. The move is being seen as a great relief to many students who are often at a disadvantage if they choose…

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