The Georgia Institute of Technology rocked the higher education world when it announced plans to offer a fully online master’s degree in computer science for roughly one-seventh the price of its on-campus equivalent – less than $7,000.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) that students can earn exclusively through the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivery format and for a fraction of the cost of traditional, on-campus programs. The OMS CS program will begin accepting student applications to matriculate in Fall 2014
For more information see: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-7000-masters-degree-thats-scaring-colleges-2013-8
A great entry by Edutopia about how to have the mindset to have the best year ever! Here is to a great year for you!
Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever | Edutopia.
The California Housing Finance Agency recently announced they were bringing back the Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program to help teachers, administrators , and others who work in schools to get down payment assistance.
Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program (ECTP)
ECTP is a deferred payment, forgivable interest subordinate loan for eligible teachers,
administrators, classified employees and staff members working in high priority schools (API
ranks 1-5), county schools or continuation schools throughout California. ECTP can only be
used for down payment assistance with an eligible CalHFA first mortgage loan.
For complete details and underwriting guidelines, please refer to CalHFA Program Handbooks
published on CalHFA’s web site. http://www.calhfa.ca.gov.
For questions about this bulletin, contact CalHFA Single Family Lending division by phone
916.326.8033; by fax 916.324.6424; by email at SFPrograms@calhfa.ca.gov. You can always visit
CalHFA’s web site at: http://www.calhfa.ca.gov or Single Family Lending division directly at
See the bulletin at: http://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homeownership/bulletins/2013/2013-09.pdf
Data Dealer who recently had a successful Kickstarter campaign is in the midst of creating a full version of their demo game.
To find more information about the project and how the game can be used to help students learn about Online Privacy go to:
Play the demo at: http://datadealer.com/play/
“63 percent of teachers report buying food for the classroom each month with their own money . . . That’s just one statistic from a report put out by Share Our Strength, which surveyed teachers across the country about hunger in America’s classrooms.”
Find more information on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/23/more-than-half-of-teacher_n_368356.html
Certification Maps in partnership with USC Rossier Online wrote up an article on how to better get to know your students during the first few days of classes. These ice breakers use technology, candy, or strings:
You can check it out at: http://certificationmap.com/icebreakers-students/