One of the greatest inventions in human history is the printing press. With it, knowledge was no longer limited to just to the oral tradition and to handwritten manuscripts available only to monks and to the aristocracy. The internet, alongside computers, maybe a close second. There aren’t many topics for which you can’t find at least an introductory course online. Anything from math, to languages, to history, everything is online. E-learning is the future, and below you will see some reasons why.
It’s obvious that everything you learn through education doesn’t prepare you for the real world. I knew I enjoyed English and loved writing but the thought of being a teacher (which is a route a lot of people choose) wasn’t for me. The next route was marketing which distracted me with stats, analytics, and lack of content writing. Realising that I’d just spent £27k at university doing a creative writing course that has led me to being unemployed, in debt, and with no clear direction of where my life is headed has me feeling lost so I’d like to share some life hacks that schools should really introduce:
Welcome to Simple Science. Today I want to talk about some of the things that make our bodies run. The amazing and interesting facts that allow us to do what we do each and every day.
There is this idea floating around academia that, as an English major, you're supposed to have an appreciation for all the Great Works of Literature: Chaucer, Shakespeare, Twain, Hemingway, that crowd. Authors like these are ubiquitously present on the curricula of both high school and college level English classes.
With 62 percent of individuals in the UK only speaking their native tongue it has become obvious that there is a lack of an attempt to practice learning another language. Many native English speakers feel there is no need to develop their competency in another language. Why? You may ask. It relates to this inherent belief that "everyone else speaks English why learn another one." Whilst the statement above is of relative truth with regards to the popularity of English worldwide, the blissful ignorance surrounding the topic is mind-blowing. If everyone country took this stance, our multi-faceted communicative communities would become obsolete with minimal interaction worldwide.
I previously published a list of 8 online courses to help learn about social activism in relation to the mass media, which includes social media. If you’ve read the story, you might notice a weird stat about tweets 😕: every 60 seconds, 481 tweets are sent. Well, Twitter numbers are larger than that. At least 481,000 tweets are sent every internet minute, and many of these tweets have political hashtags in them.
The social media is where we see people sharing and responding to messages that resonate the most with their interest and passion. Every 60 seconds 2.4 million snaps are created, 973,000 users log in to Facebook, 481 tweets are sent, over 174,000 users scroll through Instagram, and at least 38 million messages pass through WhatsApp. We're pretty used to all the buzzings, the dings, the ringings and the chimes of the daily notifications by now.
When I accepted my position in the Disney College Program, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was worried I wouldn’t gain anything from the experience, because I was going to be working on a roller coaster, even though I’m an animal science major. I didn’t think I was going to stay for my entire program, but I was excited to try it out. I quickly found out the program was going to teach me some of my most important life lessons.
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Every writer has a voice but it's important to be able to distinguish which is the correct voice to use depending upon the context. There are two main voices in English writing to be aware of: the active voice and the passive voice. In this "English Corner" blog post, we will be focusing specifically on how to use the active voice in your writing, which means that the subject of the sentence is actually creating the action and not the other way around.
When I was accepted into the Disney college program, I was so excited to start my journey. My advisor, however, was much more hesitant on me leaving for Orlando for six months, pausing my classes and degree for the time being. I went anyways, and although in the back of my head I questioned if I was making the right decision, I started to realize that the lessons I learned by working with tens of thousands of people a day could easily be applied to my future career of being a veterinarian.
When I started learning French in high school, many people around me thought I had caught some cultural fascination with the French, with their baguettes and their berets, funny mustaches, and immediate urge to surrender (their thoughts, not mine).
It's that time of the year again when the kids have a brand new set of supplies that they are going to need for another year of school, teachers getting back on the job after a summer of vacations and workshops and so on. This also includes new lessons that the kids are going to be learning that may not always involve the basics like language arts and mathematics. They may involve science, history, geography, and bits of animal science. Yes, that's right, animal science as in introducing students to the science of zoology and environmental science. The best part about introducing kids to this exciting topic is that it does not have to take place in a classroom at all, but it can be anywhere, like on a beach, a nature trail, a zoo, an aquarium, a wildlife refuge, and even a museum. However, if you feel that you need to add a little bit of "nature" to the classroom, you can always invite a keeper to do a live animal presentation at school. So, here are some ways on how to bring "the wild" into the classroom during the school year.