Sunday, July 29, 2012

Green Energy Jobs Boost Solar Education

It was good news for renewable energy industry when the congress passed bill to extend energy grants to 8 more years. Since then the renewable energy is growing day by day. Solar energy and wind energy are most popular application of alternative energy. Many people are relying on these sources to generate electricity for their home. The limitation with wind turbines is that they need large place to install. On the other hand the solar panels can be mounted on any place as long as it gets direct sun light. That's why the solar energy is more popular then wind energy.
Solar products are the easiest form of using solar energy in day to day life. A solar gadget like solar powered attic fan, solar tubular skylight helps homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy bill. These products help reduces the carbon footprint and the environment too. The growing demand of solar products needs more production. Because of that the supply of certified installers or professionals is in demand.
The economy meltdown made many people lose jobs. Many industries are falling apart making it difficult to survive. The jobless people are considering changing career. The economists predict that in the future the solar industry will rise more than today and it will need more professionals.
To fulfill future demand of certified installers or professionals the universities and institutions are offering various courses. Many schools in the world are adding solar education and global warming in their school curriculum. Many institutes offer online courses and webinars to get started the career in solar industry.
Online classes are offered by many institutions that help to start career in this fast growing industry. Online courses are fully comprehensive and teach design, installation and maintenance of solar power systems. The certification courses are designed to educate the students about the basics of solar power, PV installer certification and solar thermal certification.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Advice on a Career in Education Technology

If you think the educational development career path is where you want to go, then I think you should take a typical job description  from a university hiring announcement and use the duty description as a template to start looking at how you can add skills that support each of the bullet comments.
The first step is to find a fairly standardized job description for a curriculum developer skill set that every college must have in order to meet the needs of the digital age.
Colleges and  universities realize that the genie of technology and digital learning cannot be put back in the bottle.
In the same way that modern cars are too complex for people to fix on their own and need a skilled technician, colleges and professors will always be the skills of educational mission and translate their knowledge into teachable materials in multiple media.
I think you can quickly develop all the skills required to be able to blend the art and science education technology. But only you can decide if this is an area that you are passionate about and are willing to commit to.
If you are, then I think you already know what you need to start doing, which is to begin acquiring the specific skills that employers are looking for in which can be documented without question. In this technical career field, examples of your performance speak volumes.
The good news for you is that you have many people available to use as a resource to help you in this specific area since more and more people are choosing this career path. A good mentor will be able to give you a hint and a push every once in a while.
A good book that can help you appreciate the technical challenges and rewards of this career field is entitled Understanding by Design, written by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
Ken Long, Chief of Research, Tortoise Capital Management

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Forex Education

It's a known fact that 95% of traders lose at forex trading and if you don't want to join the majority, you need to understand the two points enclosed and make them part of your essential Forex education.
The good news is anyone can win at forex trading, if they have the right education and mindset. Let's look at the two key points you need to consider which can put you on the road to success.
1. Forex Expert Advisors and Robots Will not Help You Win
There is a huge industry in these "sure fire" trading systems and the sales copy tells you that you will get rich with no effort, all you do is pay a couple of hundred of dollars and a life long income will be yours. If this was as easy as this, the whole world would be trading and not working; these systems don't work and that's why there so cheap. If you want to win at forex trading understand this:
You need to make an effort and you need to learn skills, you don't get rich without making an effort and that's a fact.
2. Understand the Unique Skills You Need to Win
Forex trading is not hard to learn and anyone can learn a method that works; the hard part of forex trading is getting the mindset to execute your method with discipline.
If you listen to a lot of the self proclaimed experts online, you would think that losing periods happen to other traders and never last long but in forex trading, you will suffer losses and they can last for weeks! This doesn't mean you can't enjoy long term currency trading success, you can but you must learn to trade through these periods, keep losses small and execute your system with discipline.
Discipline is the key trait which separates winners from losers and if you can't follow your system with discipline, you simply don't have one. Discipline comes from a solid Forex education and knowing what your doing and having confidence in your system.
As you can see forex trading success is based on effort but in terms of the effort you have to make, no venture can reward you as much as global forex trading.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Free Educational Websites For Preschool - School-House-Rock

It would be hard to argue the popularity of contemporary children's music today. As innovative as it seems, this is not the first time that the contemporary music of the day was used to educate children. In fact, School House Rock blazed this uncharted territory in the 70's.
For my next article in the series I am going old school. Writing about educational websites without including one that is a salute to School House Rock, would be just plain wrong. Especially when you consider how much kids learned from these short cartoons aired on Saturday mornings. is a free educational website tribute to these brilliant cartoon shorts. The site has four main sections representing four subjects covered by the Schoolhouse Rock videos:
  • America Rock - In this section, you will find music and screen shots from the videos teaching about the founding and history of America as well as how the government works. My personal favorites are "The Preamble" and "I'm Just A Bill".There are also lyrics to the songs and educational product links.
  • Grammar Rock - This section contains music, lyrics and screen shots from videos teaching the uses of Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Interjections, Pronouns, Verbs, Nouns, Prepositions, Subjects and Predicates. Favorites here are "Conjunction Junction" and Verb: That's What's Happening".
  • Multiplication Rock - Music in this section teach multiplying by zero, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, eleven and twelve. As with the other sections, there are some screen shots and lyrics.
  • Science Rock - Here children find music, lyrics and screen shots teaching about the body, electricity, the solar system, different sources of energy and gravity.
  • The site also features free software, a history of schoolhouse rock, news and a store.
A drawback for this site is that it does not feature the actual cartoons just the music. But you and the children should enjoy it anyway. I really do wish someone would bring these cartoons back. Even if they were updated. The fact that I can still recite the Preamble to the Constitution from memory is a testament to how well children learn when lessons are set to music and how long they can retain the information.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Using French Education Lessons CD

There are two main reasons why individuals try to learn the French language.
1. One reason is that they want to use it in their personal life, either relocating to an area where that language is primarily spoken or in order to be able to communicate with individuals on a day-to-day basis who speak that language.
2. The other reason is in order to use it for business purposes. The world is really becoming a lot smaller and many businesses have to communicate in more than one language in order to get along. Primarily, you're going to need to know how to speak both English and French to do business in many instances. The easiest way for you to be able to learn the language is by using a French education lessons CD regularly.
There are actually two different types of programs that are available when you are using French education lessons CD. The main type is going to be the one that is run on the computer and it can be used in a number of different ways. First of all, you will be able to hear the word and to see it written out at the same time. This can help you not only to learn the verbal language but also to be able to communicate in writing effectively at the same time.
Another way of using French education lessons CD is by having one that contains audio files that you can play in your car. Most of us find that we are sitting in the car on a regular basis, stuck in traffic on our way to and from work. We can either spend that time listening to music or catching up on the news or we could be learning how to speak another language through the use of one of the CDs. Why not take the time that you are spending in your car and put it to good use in this way?
Of course, there are some of these that come bundled together in one package and those are going to be the most benefit to you. Using French education lessons CDs on your personal computer and in your car is going to give you a well-rounded understanding of the language and help you to progress as quickly as possible. Try it for yourself, you'll be surprised at how much you're going to learn in a short period of time.