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Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant

New features and prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant. EdTech for writing instruction in social studies and other content areas beyond ELA.

The UFT Committee of 300

Someone told me yesterday that, as a member of the Executive Board, I am automatically on the Committee of 300, tasked with the negotiation of the UFT Contract. I'm torn between being honored, confused, or confounded.It's nice to earn a place in such an important decision-making body. Show More Summary

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over. The problem America and other industrial nations are facing is the girth of their populations who are not just […]

What it’s like to be an under-paid Ontario college instructor

Opinion: Teaching at Ontario colleges pays so much less a university that there is very little incentive to put up with it if there are other options The post What it’s like to be an under-paid Ontario college instructor appeared first on Macleans.ca.

News Briefs for September 1, 2017

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, TX, receives $120,000 grant from Google.org; Washington State University's Sustainable Heritage Network project wins the Society of American Archivists’ Council Exemplary Service Award; Watkinson...Show More Summary

Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Show More Summary

Two university majors for the price of one

Recognizing students want broad skills, schools’ offerings now cross programs—and even faculties The post Two university majors for the price of one appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Double Majors: they help with landing a job (but only a bit)

There's little research in Canada on whether multiple majors lead to career success. But the United States offers some clues The post Double Majors: they help with landing a job (but only a bit) appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Just Say It: Dues Money Is Used for Political Activities

NJTV News is New Jersey’s public broadcasting news show, partially underwritten by the New Jersey Education Association, so it was particularly gratifying to read its story “NJEA spent $5.7M in union dues on recent election.” Reporter...Show More Summary

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook listeners and podcast fans team up to drive the renaissance in spoken-word programming

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich's latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

AL DíA: Classroom Tech Use

Even though students may find technology helpful, faculty avoid taking advantage of it...and, faculty have trouble believing their students. When are we going to get past the idea that learners are disempowered children who must wait...Show More Summary

A night out at St. Francis Xavier, Canada’s top party school

Maclean's student survey ranked St. Francis Xavier as Canada's top party school for 2018. While exploring the party scene, we discovered the good times at StFX weren't only about drinking, but about fostering a strong community. The post A night out at St. Francis Xavier, Canada’s top party school appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canada’s Top Medical Doctoral University 2018: McGill University

Leading innovation on artificial intelligence, HIV and neuroscience attracts students from 140 countries to McGill’s campus in the heart of Montreal The post Canada’s Top Medical Doctoral University 2018: McGill University appeared first on Macleans.ca.

University Rankings 2018: Canada’s top Primarily Undergraduate schools

Universities in the Primarily Undergraduate category are generally smaller in size and offer fewer graduate degree programs, instead emphasizing the undergraduate classroom experience. MORE: Create a custom university ranking based … The post University Rankings 2018: Canada’s top Primarily Undergraduate schools appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canada’s Top Comprehensive University 2018: Simon Fraser

Researchers across SFU’s three distinctive Vancouver campuses excel at producing research that makes an impact. The scenery is nice, too. The post Canada’s Top Comprehensive University 2018: Simon Fraser appeared first on Macleans.c...

Canada’s Top Undergraduate University 2018: Mount Allison

This year, the primarily undergraduate school in Sackville, N.B., opens a new arts centre and welcomes its first Indigenous elder-in-residence The post Canada’s Top Undergraduate University 2018: Mount Allison appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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