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Make the end of the semester and upcoming holiday break a memorable learning experience. Take a little time during this busy season to sharpen your pedagogy and advance your learning with STARLINK.

Good luck with finals week and enjoy your time off for the holidays!

Check out our December releases:

  • QR Codes in the Classroom
  • Podcasting Workshop - An Introduction to Audio Broadcasting

We look forward to seeing you online!

"Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in." - Abraham Lincoln

Survey: Digital Tools Improve Students' Classroom Experience

Pat Donachie/Education DIVE

Though many advocates continue to stress the importance of incorporating print materials into classroom instruction, the fact that students are bringing multiple devices to campus suggests they're seeking a more immersive and integrated digital experience in their education and campus life. Most colleges and universities increasingly understand the importance of investing time, staff and resources in bringing digital learning tools and technologies into classrooms. Therefore, schools that want to be seen as attractive options for digitally-inclined students should support innovative educators who find ways to incorporate such tools that differentiate their respective institutions from the pack.

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When Teaching Large Classes, Professors Shouldn't Try to Put On a Show

By: Jeffrey R. Young/EdSUrge

Large classes pose tough challenges for instructors and colleges. After all, how do you craft a meaningful experience for 250 people (or more)?

Rachel Davenport, a senior lecturer at Texas State University, has taught so many large classes that she jokes she has trouble readjusting to a small seminar room. She has been recognized with several awards for her teaching, and students regularly sing her praises (she was named "Best Professor at Texas State University" in 2013 by readers of Study Break magazine.)

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9 Great Educational Mac Apps to Help You in Your Learning

By: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you using Macs in their teaching here is a collection of some good educational apps you should definitely try out. This list contains apps curated from featured apps in Mac App Store. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, provide audio feedback, record audio notes, create professionally looking presentations, manage your tasks and organize your life using a smart to-do list app, create beautiful mind maps, communicate with parents and students through text messages, and many more. Links to the apps are under the visual.

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