From social networks and social network advice to online classes and commencement speeches, Education Dive collected stacks of great tips, apps and companies over the summer to give educators a hand with their day-to-day work.
As the summer winds down and college and K-12 instructors get ready to head back to the workplace, we thought you might want to see a recap of list features that proved to be the most popular over the last three months. Check them out, and always be on the lookout more!
1. 10 online social network options for educators—We looked at the communities and prices associated with some of the best educator networking resources on the Web. Have a look, and find out how you can swap classroom tips with fellow teachers, professors and administrators from around the world.
2. 8 ways to use Learnist, a Pinterest-like education site—Everyone has heard of Pinterest, but have you seen this similar service that caters exclusively to multimedia learning-oriented advice?
3. 7 Blackboard competitors with online learning solutions—Blackboard may be an industry standard, but a lot of competitors are finding ways to specialize in areas that have made them into enticing alternatives.
4. 22 Twitter hashtags for higher education news—These are some of the most useful tags for tapping into larger conversations about higher ed on Twitter. Have a look at a few and see if you have anything to contribute.
5. 10 memorable commencement speech quotes from 2012—Every year, some of the world's brightest minds get called to speak at podiums for graduation ceremonies. Here are ten quotes (with video) from speeches that stood out in 2012.
6. 5 education startups with online class-finding solutions—Opportunities abound in education right now, and these five companies have platforms for finding classes in a variety of settings.
7. 10 ways educators and universities are using Google Plus—Schools don't always think of Google Plus first when trying to reach out to current and potential students, but these institutions are innovating in all of the right ways.
8. 7 ways that teachers can use LinkedIn to get ahead—LinkedIn can be tricky to figure out if you're an educator concerned about how you want to present yourself online. Stick to these tips, however, and you can only help your career in the long run.
9. 5 education providers offering MOOCs now or in the future—Massive open online courses are on everyone's minds in academia these days. Here are five institutions with ideas about how to provide them.
10. 10 leadership changes at colleges and universities for 2012—Administrative moves are always making headlines during the summer, and 2012 proved to be no exception.
12. 10 unique charter schools in the U.S.—Charter schools are providing traditional public schools with competition for funding and students. Here are ten examples with really unique approaches to education.
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