There are over 800,000 police officers in the United States and every year more than six-thousand people decide to go into law enforcement. Being a police officer continues to be a job in high demand. It is a great way to serve your city and give back to the community you grew up in. Serving and protecting your community is a huge responsibility. Being a police officer pushes your mental and physical capabilities to their peak level of performance.
The freedom of information online has spearheaded revolutions in retail, marketing, politics, and (perhaps most dramatically) entertainment. The transformation of all these fields has been rapidly paced and disruptive to traditional institutions which had grown comfortable in the way that things were done. Finally, the wave of change has now reached the world of higher education, and the way that people study and think about learning will never be the same.
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are all the rage today, thanks to technology and the desire of some people to share their knowledge via the Internet without charging students a fee. It has been said more than once that learning happens a lot outside the classroom, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is also a lot to be learned in a classroom setting. Admittedly, MOOCs are not exactly your traditional classroom setting. Still, it has enough elements of the traditional learning experience blended with alternative learning that people who enrol in these programs receive a lot of benefits.
There are some names which have become the go-to resource for MOOCs, but in case you want to know more, there are actually more than a handful of choices. Here are the top MOOCs that can help you learn more, even though you may be out of school.
Millions and millions of tablets were sold in 2012, a testament to the ever increasing popularity of the device. Whether you prefer Apple’s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy tablets, Google’s Nexus tablets, or some other brand’s tablets, you are part of the immense group that uses tablets on a daily basis.
It does not take a rocket scientist to see why tablets have become so widespread. They’re convenient. You can do practically everything on it. The prices are becoming more and more competitive.
One worthwhile application of tablets is in the realm of education. While hardly anyone will dispute the usefulness of tablets in this setting, the question “Can tablets take the place of teachers?” is a totally different matter.
The teaching profession is largely understated, in my opinion. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that I come from a family of educators, but even those who may not have been exposed to this side of education will find it hard to deny the fact that what teachers do is not an easy task.
More than imparting knowledge to their students, teachers also have to deal with other tasks. Among these tasks, classroom management is high up the list. It’s basically being able to handle the class as a group and as individuals and being able to encourage proper behavior. Call it crowd control in an educational setting.
This is what the app ClassDojo aims to address by providing rewards to students who exhibit good behavior.