HACKING YOUR EDUCATION

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Hacking Your Education

Author : Dale J. Stephens
ISBN : 9781101619681
Genre : Education
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It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether there’s a better way to “make it” in today’s marketplace. There is—and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of “hackademics” who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You don’t need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit. Hacking Your Education offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college. Stephens teaches you to create opportunities for yourself and design your curriculum—inside or outside the classroom. Whether your dream is to travel the world, build a startup, or climb the corporate ladder, Stephens proves you can do it now, rather than waiting for life to start after “graduation” day.
Category: Education

Admissions By Design

Author : Lisa Fisher
ISBN : 9781943425556
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 38.23 MB
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The race to matriculate into the most-prestigious-university-possible is killing America's students. There is a better way! Admissions by Design is a poignant, unorthodox, and thorough guide that upends the traditional paradigm of college admissions. Incorporating the latest research in brain science and human development and using stories from her nearly 20 years of work with students, Lisa Fisher offers students practical tools to reframe the college admissions process to one of an inspired and authentic journey toward self-discovery. Building from the root of the word “admission,” meaning “toward purpose,” and tying the college admissions process to the development of self and to emerging trends in economic development, the author argues that the admissions process shouldn’t be about getting into a prestigious “name” school, but about a journey to knowing one’s self, heeding one’s callings, and identifying the “right fit” school that will serve as the catalyst to embracing a purpose-led life. Presenting facts and details about the ways in which the current system of college admissions negatively impacts students, the author challenges prevailing methods and offers new ideas and solutions to reinvent the approach to college admissions to be more humanistic and student-centered. This practical guide challenges students to define and pursue their unique paths and offers hands-on tools to help students in their process of self-discovery and in identifying and applying to the “right fit” college.
Category: Study Aids

Education And Technology

Author : Neil Selwyn
ISBN : 9781474235945
Genre : Education
File Size : 51.8 MB
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Will technology replace the school and university? Will technology replace the teacher? What do we really know about technology and learning? Does technology make education more individualized? What does the future hold for technology and education? What can be learnt from the history of technology use in education? In a thoroughly revised edition of this successful book, Neil Selwyn takes a critical look at some of the major current debates and controversies concerning digital technologies and education. Focusing on the social as well as the technical aspects of these issues, Selwyn addresses fundamental but often unvoiced questions about education and technology. Over the course of eight chapters, the book gives careful thought to the people, practices, processes and structures behind the rapidly increasing use of technologies in education, with an emphasis on the implications of digital technologies for individuals and institutions. The book focuses attention on the connections between recent technology developments and broader changes in education practice, education policy and education theory over the past 10 years. It also challenges us to reflect on future directions and controversies for education in the (post)digital age. Expanded study questions, annotated further reading and a new glossary of key terms are included to support readers. An updated companion website links to two bonus chapters and audio recordings of the questions for further discussion found at the end of each chapter.
Category: Education

Learning To Program

Author : Steven Foote
ISBN : 9780133795226
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68.57 MB
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Everyone can benefit from basic programming skills–and after you start, you just might want to go a whole lot further. Author Steven Foote taught himself to program, figuring out the best ways to overcome every obstacle. Now a professional web developer, he’ll help you follow in his footsteps. He teaches concepts you can use with any modern programming language, whether you want to program computers, smartphones, tablets, or even robots. Learning to Program will help you build a solid foundation in programming that can prepare you to achieve just about any programming goal. Whether you want to become a professional software programmer, or you want to learn how to more effectively communicate with programmers, or you are just curious about how programming works, this book is a great first step in helping to get you there. Learning to Program will help you get started even if you aren’t sure where to begin. • Learn how to simplify and automate many programming tasks • Handle different types of data in your programs • Use regular expressions to find and work with patterns • Write programs that can decide what to do, and when to do it • Use functions to write clean, well-organized code • Create programs others can easily understand and improve • Test and debug software to make it reliable • Work as part of a programming team • Learn the next steps to take to build a lifetime of programming skills
Category: Computers

Start Your Own Online Education Business

Author : Entrepreneur Press
ISBN : 9781613080870
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.34 MB
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Online education is experiencing a huge growth spurt. The number of students taking online classes increased 24 percent in the past year—and this growth is only expected to continue. Don’t let this lucrative opportunity pass you by. Take your teaching global by offering courses online. Learn everything you need to know to set up a successful online education business: • Find financing, write a business plan, choose a business structure and learn other business basics • Develop exciting courses in the four most popular areas—IT, health care, education and business—as well as niche markets • Promote your business and attract students through online newsletters, search engine optimization and other innovative techniques • Design a user-friendly website and provide high-quality tech support • Train instructors in this new education medium, or teach courses yourself • And more! Real-life stories from successful entrepreneurs show you exactly what you need to do to set up and run a profitable business. Now’s the perfect time to get started with an online education business—and with this book, you’re well on your way to success.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Apprenticeship

Author : Azul J. Terronez
ISBN : 1505927234
Genre :
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Do you ever ask yourself why am I in this job? Why do I keep doing what's comfortable day in and day out knowing I don't love it? Do you spend countless hours at work, thinking about all of the things you'd rather be doing? Have you had that nagging thought, "I am meant to do something else, something big?" but didn't know where to start or what to do next? Do you feel stuck in your current position or job? Do you feel burned out or uninspired even when others tell you how great you are at your job? Have you thought of going back to school, so you can have a job that you actually love? Reading this book will help you discover your passion, gain clarity about your gift to the world and guide you on your quest to pursue something great. In this book you discover how to find your passion, identify your gift and what you can do to connect with leading experts in any field, even if you have no industry connections. You will read about other people's stories of how they changed their lives and how yours will change too. The Art of Apprenticeship is a book about discovering your passion, connecting to masterful leaders and hacking your education so that you can leave your boring job and and find the path to doing what you love. Not only will you be inspired to take that first step, you will be guided through the process of finding your ideal lifestyle, connect to what makes you unique and develop the habits you need to be successful.
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Build And Program Your Own Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Robots

Author : Marziah Karch
ISBN : 9780133518221
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 77.8 MB
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Build and Program Your Own LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robots Absolutely no experience needed! Build and program amazing robots with the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3! With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can do modern robotics without complex wiring or soldering! This step-by-step, full-color tutorial teaches all you need to know, including basic programming skills most introductory guides skip. Even better—it’s packed with hands-on projects! Start by “unboxing” your new EV3 kit and getting to know every component: motors, sensors, connections, remotes, and the EV3’s more powerful, easier-to-program “brick.” Then walk through building your first “bots”…creating more sophisticated robots with wheels and motors…engineering for strength and balance…“driving” your robot…building robots that recognize colors and do card tricks…and more! LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics is the perfect pathway into science and technology… and this book is the easiest way to get started, even if you have absolutely no robotics or programming experience! Explore your new EV3 kit: both the retail “Home” and LEGO “Education” versions Get foolproof help with building the Track3r and other standard robots Build cars and tanks, and hack them to do even more Write programs that enable your robots to make their own decisions Improve your programs with feedback Handle more sophisticated engineering and programming tasks Troubleshoot problems that keep your robot from moving Get involved with the worldwide MINDSTORMS® robotics community Marziah Karch is Senior Instructional Designer at NWEA, a Google Expert at About.com, and Senior Web Editor at GeekMom. She has more than a decade of experience in instructional technology and was senior educational technologist for Johnson County Community College, where she also taught interactive media development. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology, and is pursuing a doctorate in Library and Information Science. Her hands-on technology experience ranges from 3D animation to multimedia learning, content management to music video creation. She has extensively explored the educational potential of LEGO robotics. She is the author of Android Tablets Made Simple. This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO® Group.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Hacking The Digital Print

Author : Bonny Pierce Lhotka
ISBN : 9780134036533
Genre : Art
File Size : 24.31 MB
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Don’t bother reading this book unless you’re ready to get your hands dirty. In Hacking the Digital Print, artist Bonny Lhotka redefines what it means to be a photographer. For one thing, you don't always need Photoshop to alter the reality you capture through your lens. In this book, you’ll learn how to create unique images using tools you make and modify yourself. Lhotka shows you how to use analog distortion filters, custom textures, and lens modifiers to create images that look like you made them, not an app. You’ll also learn how to re-create classic printmaking techniques using non-toxic digital alternatives, including a water-based transfer solution that’s safe to use anywhere, whether it’s the studio, classroom, or kitchen counter. Anyone can push a button and create a nice print–there is little challenge in getting a high-quality image out of a desktop printer these days. Lhotka shows you how to take your work to the next level by printing on materials such as wood, glass, plastics, and metal. For the truly adventurous, Lhotka shares her custom techniques for taking photographs and applying them to 3D-printed objects created with popular consumer 3D printers. Part artist/part mad scientist, Lhotka has spent many hours experimenting, hacking, and tearing things apart to discover new ways to take, make, and print images. She encourages you to take the techniques you’ll learn in this book, hack them, and make them your own. With some techniques you will fail. It will be messy. You will try and have to try again. But in the process, you will make your own exciting discoveries, find solutions to your own problems, and create a body of work that is uniquely yours.
Category: Art

Hacking Questions

Author : Connie Hamilton
ISBN : 1948212145
Genre : Education
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"Look out, Socrates! Here comes Connie Hamilton, the newest innovator of questionology! -- Marcia Gutiérrez, High School Educator A fresh perspective on the art of questioning Questions are the driving force of learning in classrooms. Hacking Questions digs into framing, delivering, and maximizing questions in the classroom to keep students engaged in learning. Known in education circles as the "Questioning Guru," Connie Hamilton shows teachers of all subjects and grades how to: Hear the music: listen for correct answers Scaffold to trigger student thinking without doing it for them Kick the IDK bucket to avoid "I don't know" as the final answer Punctuate your learning time to end with reflection questions Spin the throttle to fuel students to ask the questions Fill your back pocket with engagement questions Make yourself invisible by establishing student-centered protocols Be a Pinball Wizard and turn students into facilitators Praise for Connie Hamilton and Hacking Questions "Connie Hamilton is known by teachers and leaders as the Questioning Guru. She offers minor tweaks and major perspective shifts. You will be a better questioner tomorrow." -Dr. Dorothy VanderJagt, Professional Learning Coordinator "Connie Hamilton is a world-class presenter with expertise in the art of questioning. She provides a fresh perspective and practical tips on integrating research-based strategies." -Melisa Mulder, Intervention Teacher "Connie is an incredible driver of change in our focus on classroom questioning as a best practice instructional strategy." -Troy VanderLaan, Middle School Administrator Answers to your questions about questions Hacking Questions provides practical solutions to the universal questioning problems that teachers face daily. Find your answers now.
Category: Education