Remote Learning in Education: How to Maintain Student Engagement

Distance learning has been a growing trend over the last decade. With the outbreak Coronavirus pandemic, however, educators have had to choose distance learning as one of the major options to help learners stay connected and offer a more streamlined learning experience. This, in turn, has posed a serious challenge of keeping the learners engaged

If you or your institution is offering remote learning, particularly during the current pandemic, it’s possible that you are struggling to keep the learners engaged. But have no fear! This post explores some of the most effective ways of maintaining student engagement in remote learning.

Utilize Remote Learning Tools

Students need to access the university data while off-campus to make the most out of the remote learning experience. Therefore, there is a need for you as an educator to understand the available tools to make accessing their respective learning content easier. 

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Making the most of Miami’s micro-business economy

For the last five years, Dan Grech has been teaching entrepreneurs in Miami how to use the internet to grow their businesses. His clients are as eclectic as the city itself, ranging from long-established restaurants and hip new bakeries in need of a digital presence to boost online orders to first-timers like 14-year-old Zoe Terry, who created Zoe’s Dolls to give dolls of color to other Black girls like herself.

“Miami ranks as a leader in new business startups, but near the bottom in scale-ups,” says Grech, the founder and CEO of BizHack Academy. “We’ve always attracted dreamers and strivers, but we don’t have the technology ecosystem of other places, so a lot of people don’t have 21st-century  skills for building new businesses. If we can close that gap, Miami will unleash a hurricane of innovation.”

Chart of microbusiness density in Miami

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Selling A House Without A Realtor: Should You Do It?

There is no definitive rule that binds you to sell your house through a realtor. In fact, more and more individuals are selling their homes on their own, listing their property as FSBO. But the big question is, are real estate agents worth your time, and are they the way forward? In today’s guide, we attempt to answer the above question and learn why you should sell your home without a realtor. Further, we’ll also look at how to sell on your own without a realtor.

Why you should sell a house without a realtor

You get to save money

Realtors scoop approximately 5% of what a house makes in agent fees. In short, this means that if your house is worth $700,000, you’ll have part with $35,000 in agent fees. Selling your home privately not only saves you this $35,000 but also saves you more.

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GoDaddy Q&A with fashion designer and Project Runway finalist Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey climbed the fashion ladder on season 14 of the hit show, “Project Runway.” The only self-taught designer that season, Kelly made it to the finale and showed off her fearless, unique style and creative approach to clothing. Show mentor Tim Gunn has even gone on record in a 2015 interview saying she had the best collection of the finalists. Her humor and realness, along with her nickname Kelly from the Deli, helped solidify her following. 

Following her success on Project Runway, she launched her business, Rack Addik. Her unique take on streetwear, filled with interesting blends of patterns and fabrics, stood out in a crowded space. She takes pride in her approach, always trying to incorporate thrift store finds to normalize used clothing and not contribute to the waste seen with fast fashion.

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10 Health factors that you can improve with Delta 8

The very idea of relaxing after a tiring week excites every nerve in the human body. As CBD and THC-based products are gaining popularity, Delta 8 drug has emerged as a good choice. The best Delta 8 distillate in the market must be efficient and cost-effective.

Now imagine having that same sensation with the moral and legal cover of being completely legal. Yes, you read that right. It indeed is entirely legal. Well, as of now, it is.

What is Delta 8, where is it found?

Essentially, it is a variant of cannabis that provides all the benefits and pleasure of regular cannabis. It is available quite simply across the entire USA. It is a lot cheaper as well when compared across other major counterparts in this domain.

 

The chemical constituent for this mainly comprises tetrahydrocannabinol, which can be arrived at in two main ways. THC Delta 8 comes … Read the rest

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Sheyne Branconnier: Smile MEDIA

Sheyne Branconnier operates Smile MEDIA, a full-service web design, development and marketing company with offices in Boston, Dover, NH and Exeter, NH. Catch up with him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The who:

Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot of importance on it. How did you arrive at a name, and how do you feel about it now that you’ve been in business a while?

At our foundation we are a service company aimed to please. Our focus is on the one universal expression we are aiming for. A smile is one of the single universal expressions of happiness worldwide; it is used as a kind gesture when greeting someone and is sometimes an uncontrollable emotional response to an interaction.

That is why we have made it the core to our beliefs and our name.

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Google introduces new hybrid work model for employees.

After employees started voluntarily returning to company offices last month, since the pandemic, google decided to give them more flexibility with respect to where they choose to work from.

CEO, Pichai, implemented a rearranging of the offices to create more features, covering the ‘hybrid’ return to work structure.

In addition to the 3 days in office and 2 days from “wherever they work best”, announcement in December, Google has offered more opportunities for their employees to move around.

Employees will be allowed to apply to work from different office sites from mid-June and more information on this will be provided soon. At the same time employees will have the option to work away from their assigned offices for a 4-week temporary basis.

Teams will be formed with people from different sites and places and hence increase the options of more remote roles. Employees will also be allowed to apply for … Read the rest

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Register .tech & support computer science education 

How did you get your start in tech? For too many young students, this career path quickly reaches a dead end, due to a lack of computer education and other technological resources. It’s why GoDaddy Pro is partnering with Radix, the domain registry behind .tech, for the #MyStartinTech awareness campaign.

Throughout May and June, we’ll be highlighting the .tech domain name and all the cool ways it can empower digital entrepreneurs.

And during this time, all proceeds* from registrations of the .tech domain will go to Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

It’s a good time for established professionals to look back at the challenges and opportunities they encountered along the way to their current positions.

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PEKO Precision Products: A Trusted Contract Manufacturing Partner for Industry Leaders

The heart of successful contract manufacturing is building a team that takes the time to thoroughly understand the customers’ products. The team of Program Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Planners, Quality Engineers and other manufacturing and engineering personnel should have good communication between all of them. These team members must be able to communicate the customer needs to manufacturing processes. They should be able to monitor cost, quality, and delivery with the flexibility to adjust for optimization. The team of PEKO Precision Products ties all three aspects of cost, quality, and delivery together efficiently for complete customer satisfaction and aligns with the company’s goals.

Scott Baxter is PEKO’s Marketing and Business Development Manager. Like most managers at PEKO, he holds a degree in engineering and applies it to his normal business roles. His mission is to ensure that the company is connecting with customers that are looking for contract manufacturing and … Read the rest

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April 2021 Hub updates: changelog & releases 

We built the Hub by GoDaddy Pro to streamline workflows and shave time off tasks that typically eat up a workday. But we aren’t done yet. You can keep track of our progress here, as we regularly publish our updates to this platform custom made for web designer and developers.

April 2021 Hub updates:

Site maintenance packs — You can now upgrade sites individually to get site maintenance packs, which include an array of automated tools to keep that site healthy:

  • Backups: Schedule backups weekly, daily, every 12 hours or every six hours. You can then select and download any backup you need to restore.
  • Performance checks: Schedule and view automated performance checks on a weekly or daily basis.
  • Security checks: Schedule automated checks on a weekly or daily basis and receive alerts if an indicator of compromise is detected.
  • Uptime monitoring: Automated, continuous monitoring sends you
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