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Where to donate educational materials for use overseas?

In greater Vancouver, is there a charity that takes donations of used educational equipment for re-use in developing countries? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Mar 12, 2007 - 3 answers

How did the collapse of the Western Roman Empire affect the quality of Latin writing?

How did the Latin language degenerate during the collapse of the Western Roman Empire? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Online College Education

Has anyone attended an online University or known someone who has? What are your experiences? [more inside]
posted by Niomi on Mar 1, 2007 - 10 answers

What are some killer Photoshop projects for my class of design students?

What are some killer Photoshop projects for my class of design students? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 28, 2007 - 18 answers

"What do you mean poor people aren't lazy?"

Point me toward some interesting statistics, graphics, videos, or other materials about the causes and extent of social inequality in the world or in the US. [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Feb 24, 2007 - 15 answers

Advice for Child with Stereotypies

My five-year old son has some benign but frequent sterotypies - flapping his hands, jumping in circles, grimacing. He's entering kindergarten this fall, and I'm worried about how this behavior might cause him trouble in the school environment. Any insights and experience from parents, teachers, or people with sterotypies themselves would be extremely helpful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2007 - 23 answers

I've got money to spend here!

I've looked through most of the AskMe threads on various CMSes, and gotten a lot of good information on free and open source solutions, but I really want to know what I can get if I spend some money! [more inside]
posted by alas on Feb 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me spend my loonies wisely.

Help me learn about personal finances... Canadian style. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Textbook recommendations for a college-level humanities class on copyright?

I'm teaching a senior college-level class on "the culture of the copy" in the Fall. I want to cover some of the same material as Cory Doctorow's current USC copyright class but it's a humanities/English class and I'd also like to broaden the discussion a little to include history and art/culture/literature. So far I've got the open source/free software basics (Cathedral and the Bazaar, etc) and Marcel Mauss's book on gift economies. [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Feb 19, 2007 - 26 answers

Help me find a horrible old "hacker" video!

I'm looking for an old video that I think I saw back in the early 90s. It was a two part video about computer ethics. The first part was about piracy, the second was about the "evils of hacking". My Google skills have failed me. Does anyone out there remember this? [more inside]
posted by tehgubner on Feb 18, 2007 - 1 answer

Why not just send your kids to a private school?

Church/State, creationists, private education in the US; why don't all the "intelligent design" folk just send their kids to private religious schools? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Feb 17, 2007 - 23 answers

Masters in Journalism--Is it necessary?

Canadian journalists: how important is getting an MJ? (and other career advice) [more inside]
posted by Menomena on Feb 16, 2007 - 16 answers

What is your favorite highlighter?

The best commonly-available highlighter? [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve on Feb 11, 2007 - 19 answers

Make science simple

I was a high school dropout and didn't go to college, and now I'm trying to catch up, working towards a degree in a science/health field. This semester I'm taking Chemistry (an introductory level class) and Anatomy and Physiology. I'm doing OK in my classes, but certain concepts are coming pretty slowly. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Feb 9, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I taked notes?

I don't know how to take notes. No. really. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Feb 9, 2007 - 33 answers

How to work with my highly functional autistic co-worker

I have a co-worker with Asperger's Syndrome and I'd like to learn more to better our working relationship. [more inside]
posted by lostinsupermarket on Feb 8, 2007 - 21 answers

I want to know details about university degrees in U.S. and Canada.

I want to know details about university degrees in U.S. and Canada. [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Feb 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking For AskMe Threads I Can Show 10 Year Olds

I'm looking for Askme threads -- or other blog/conferencing threads -- that I can show my fifth graders as examples of what's good about this (conferencing) medium. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Feb 5, 2007 - 19 answers

What products do you think should be modified for disabled?

What product or services (that haven't already been) should be modified for individuals with disabilities -- educational or augmentative toys, games? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Feb 4, 2007 - 11 answers

You were doing 80 in a 20 mph zone.

Is there a correct speed for reading? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Feb 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Should we send our daughter to Catholic school?

My wife and I are Buddhist. We have a four year old daughter who we would like to see get a great education. In our area/county, some of the better (academics, arts, and athletics) schools are Catholic schools. Would it be a good idea to send my daughter to a Catholic school? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman on Feb 3, 2007 - 68 answers

Which classical stringed musical instrument should I learn to eventually join an amateur string quartet?

I'd like to learn a classical stringed musical instrument and eventually join an amateur string quartet. I'm an adult with decent musical ability and a good sense of pitch, but no background with stringed (especially bowed) instruments. I'd be equally interested in any of the stringed instruments typically found in a string quartet. Which instrument should I choose? Which instrument would make me most valuable to a potential quartet? Are there more adult amateurs playing one than another? Any advice on learning a stringed instrument as an adult?
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Feb 2, 2007 - 24 answers

Looking for certification in health and fitness

I would like to be certified as a fitness trainer and possibly in diet therapy. In looking at online and corespondent courses it seems there are a lot of different orgs to go through. Some are obviously not so great and a scam in themselves. I have pretty much narrowed my search down to a few: The ISSA, AFPA, and NASM look to be the best options. But there is such a span in tuition and course options. Any recomendations from anybody in the field?
posted by cdavidc on Feb 2, 2007 - 5 answers

They're too quiet about their good deeds

Help me promote an environmentally conscious, socially responsible small business. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Feb 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Public or private?

What questions did you ask when you were choosing your kid's school? [more inside]
posted by Framer on Jan 30, 2007 - 26 answers

RESP...still don't know what it means for me

College savings: Does the government care how you spend a college savings plan in Canada? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jan 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Moving on, moving out?

Parents want to move across the country, adolescent children want to stay. What to do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jan 29, 2007 - 38 answers

Appropriate translation please...

I am helping my German girlfriend write her resume for a position in America (WI). What is the American equivalent for the "Erstes Staatsexamen für Lehramt"? Is this a Masters or a Bachelors in Education? Does the state one is applying to make a difference?
posted by Slenny on Jan 24, 2007 - 3 answers

What are some strategies for academic reading?

Gradstudentfilter: What are some strategies for reading 500-900 pages of academic text per week? [more inside]
posted by carmen on Jan 23, 2007 - 42 answers

PG Alternatives for R-rated Business Ethics movies

I have several films assigned for a Business Ethics class that I teach including Thank You for Smoking, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Wall Street. They make for good discussion and a change of pace from lots of tough reading. This semester for the first time I have a student who does not watch rated-R movies. I want to accomodate the student. So I'm looking for movies with themes equivalent or similar to these three movies that are rated below R, and preferably PG or G. Any ideas?
posted by ontic on Jan 22, 2007 - 48 answers

media literacy and advertising

Can anyone help me find some advertising oriented media literacy videos? [more inside]
posted by anglophiliated on Jan 21, 2007 - 2 answers

826Indonesia?

What activities can I suggest during a workshop on designing awesome creative writing assignments for overworked ESL teachers to use in class? (In Indonesia?) (With learners across many levels?) (For little/no money?) (Without Powerpoint?) [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jan 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Where do I go from here? (Career)

I'm at a crossroads, career-wise. I don't know where to go from where I'm at, or even where I *could* go. Back to school? Certifications? Keep contracting? Help! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jan 18, 2007 - 5 answers

What skills are most in demand these days in Tech?

What sort of technical degree or certificate is most likely to get me a solid interesting job in technology. [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Jan 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Physics from a distance?

Two semester introductory physics series from abroad? [more inside]
posted by jwucd on Jan 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I finish my second major?

I'm currently a senior undergrad planning on graduating in May. My majors are biology and history, but I'll be working in finance after graduation with a large firm in NYC (and I already have a job lined up). After meeting with an advisor this week, I realized that the "perspective classes" (classes outside my majors that are required for graduation) I had taken to complete the requirements for my bachelors of science in biology are different from those required for my bachelors of arts in history. [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jan 11, 2007 - 17 answers

Advice on finding a non-teaching but education-related job for a college student.

I need to find a summer job. Ideally I'd like to do something related to education, as I'm hoping to work in education (explained in more detail inside) when I'm finished with my own education - but I am much more interested in research and theory than in classroom work, so I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas. I'm interested in ideas that are very tangentially related to education as well as ones that are very related. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Writing Nonfiction and Children's Literature: Do you know of any good literature ABOUT these subjects?

I am looking for well regarded books/scholarly papers about writing. Most specifically in the areas of Nonfiction (the essay style of article writing) and Children's Fiction (for a young adult audience). Any tips? Go as far and broad as you can. I'll be off to the British library tomorrow, so the sky is the limit. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 9, 2007 - 6 answers

What now?

I don't think I want to teach. What else can I do with my degree in childhood education? What about grad school? [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx on Jan 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Where can I find free muscle-group and skeleton diagrams online?

Infographilter: Where can I find free muscle-group and skeletal diagrams online? [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Jan 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Easiest & Best Credentials to obtain for Finance Career

Given the following choices, which would you say is the one that takes the least effort & time to complete, but still has a significant benefit to someone looking for a job? I suppose that any of these would satisfy my curiosity, but I'm looking to satisfy the above requirements I've listed too. 1) CPA 2) CFA 3) MBA 4) JD 5) MA (assume a 36 credit program) 6) Certificate in "X" - examples Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Certificate in Financial Analysis Certificate in Accounting [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 6, 2007 - 11 answers

China and Me

So, I've decided that I am going to spend next year in China... There's [more inside]
posted by daviss on Jan 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Executive Seminars in the USA?

LeadershipFilter: Where are the best Executive Development courses being held in the USA these days? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Common denominators for common denominations?

I'd like to read about the beliefs and lifestyles of denominations in the US that teach about Christ. Basically, their beliefs, history, and organization in the US, focusing on who they are today and how they got there. [more inside]
posted by freddymungo on Dec 31, 2006 - 15 answers

Mistakenly failing a course?

I think my professor mistakenly failed me, and I cannot contact him. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2006 - 29 answers

who watches the watchees?

Can anyone recommend easy to install, cross platform monitoring software for Mac OS X - that is, something that would allow a parent, employer or teacher to, from their PC, monitor the screen of a Macintosh? Will remote desktop do this? Is it relatively easy to install?
posted by luriete on Dec 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Recommend Photography Tours and Travel Workshops

I would like to find out about good providers of photography tours and/or travel-based photography workshops abroad. Preferably, the workshops should be pitched at the level of an intermediate photographer. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Dec 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Motivation, Leadership, Learning, Change

What other learning programs are out there that are similar to Sauve Scholars? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 26, 2006 - 2 answers

What would you have loved to learn about in a high school travel and tourism class?

Travel & Tourism filter: I've been tasked with teaching a travel and tourism course for the rest of the school year. What would you have loved to learn about in a high school travel and tourism class? Conversely, is there anything that you wish you did learn?
posted by maxpower on Dec 21, 2006 - 26 answers

What can I learn from comic books?

I like to learn things, but textbooks are boring! I find comic books gripping in ways that normal books aren't. Can you all offer examples of educational, information-rich comic books (or, if you prefer, "graphic novels")? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 18, 2006 - 29 answers

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