Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

20 Feb

Are you a nonprofit trying to figure out how to properly build a community & fundraise? Flipcause is a fundraising and engagement platform for nonprofits that is recommended by many groups. I personally have not tried the platform but I hear it it works well. However, I discovered the group has a nice blog that provides information to help nonprofits plan better marketing and sales campaigns. Explore fundraising top tips and ways to run events like a pro.

http://themodernnonprofit.com/

 

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Breathe And Stay Calm App

18 Feb

Did you know that your breath is fuel for your body, the number one indicator of your mindset, and is in your control? The easiest way to monitor your stress, activity and sleep is to breathe. Spire is an app that gives you control of your breath. You put on a monitoring device on your waist and it communicates with the app to help you breathe and stay calm. Check it out and see it for yourself!

Spire.io

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Easily Compare Utilities In Your Area

14 Feb

Are you looking for a local utility resource? We talked about the Mover Hotline in the past, however you should also check out Allconnect.

We know moving from city to city is a pain and the same utility company may not be available at your new location.We also know the only way to save on your utility bill sometimes is to switch companies from time to time. Whether you are looking for Bundles, Internet, Cable TV, Home Phone, Electricity, Natural Gas, or Mover Services check out this site. Allconnect.com is integrated with over 200 utility providers, eliminating the need to make multiple phone calls to find the right provider. The best part: it’s free to use.

https://www.allconnect.com

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Improve The Vocabulary Of Your Next Essay

13 Feb

Need to improve the vocabulary and your overall writing skills for your next essay? IELTS Vocabulary means using a more academic style and word choice (Lexical Resource) when writing your essay. Using Topic Specific Vocabulary, collocations and words from the Academic Word List will help considerably. Topic Specific Vocabulary also contains lots of collocations, so you can expect a thorough explanation on what they are and how to use them.

This tutorial focuses on what to learn, the importance of context, and how to learn / memorize these new terms so you can improve your writing. The site gives you plenty of detailed explanations, tips, examples and resources for practice on this subject.

https://www.ieltspodcast.com/ielts-vocabulary/lexical-resource/

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Find All Certified Gluten Free Products

11 Feb

I just saw this mentioned on LifeHacker and I thought it’s a cool tool because this search engine locates gluten free products! According to the site, “The Gluten Project is the first and only place to find the entire list of certified gluten free products.” 

  • Everything certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)
  • Comprehensive list of all certified gluten free products
  • Built to make it easy for us to find and buy certified GF products for Evelyn who has (undiagnosed) Celiac disease

https://glutenproject.com/

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5 Classroom Apps for Teachers

8 Feb

Are you a teacher? Do you need some apps to keep your classroom organized? Here are some apps we saw on Education World that you might like to use in the classroom.

TeacherKit

  • Teachers can build classrooms with student and course data, take attendance with the tap of a touchscreen, as well as take quick behavior notes to monitor classroom performance and participation. The app provides a full gradebook (with weighting options), and report summaries for parents and guardians, all backed up to the Cloud.
  • Price: Subscription

ClassDojo

  • With ClassDojo you can build a classroom, take attendance, and store general student information. Although ClassDojo doesn’t include a formal gradebook or reports section, it does add some cool communication tools. With ClassDojo, you can privately message parents using their email or phone number through the app.
  • Price: Free

Remind

  • With Remind, you can add students and parents to a class by sharing an email link or by simply having them send a text to your Remind username using their devices. The beauty of using communicators like this is your ability to communicate through the app while maintaining your private phone number.
  • Price: Free

Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom is free for all schools signed up for Google’s Apps for Education (which is also…free). In short, if you are already using Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites, you need this app. Google Classroom streamlines the submission process for these features by allowing teachers to build classroom folders, give online grades and feedback, post conversations and announcements, ad share classroom calendars.
  • Price: Free

PowerTeacher

  • PowerTeacher is your all-in-one organizing system. Create classes, take and track attendance, monitor grades, keep detailed student and parent information, and print complete reports. Students and parents can download the PowerSchool app to access the gradebook, attendance reports, check the school’s calendar, read announcements, and contact educators and administrators. It’s a phenomenal gradebook system that seems to improve yearly.
  • Price: Suscription

http://www.educationworld.com/five-incredible-apps-classroom-organization

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Find Your Glasses Online 

5 Feb

Are you looking for a quick way to find a pair of glasses? A friend of mine told me about Zenni – an online eye glass shop. You can determine your pupillary distance on the site. You can also upload a photo and give their virtual mirror a try. I thought the experience was simple so I thought you may be interested trying it out.

Zenni.com

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The Top College Scholarship Search Platforms

4 Feb

Are you trying to find the best college scholarships? I’m guessing that like us, you too have noticed there is no shortage of information about the numerous scholarships available to students. In the course of our research, we found a common pain point among students was finding tools to sort through all the available scholarships to find those that would be most applicable to their situation. We were contacted by Reviews.com to post these guides. They spent over 200 hours researching 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms that are currently available. They analyzed and audited them using five core metrics to identify key functionality, research tools, and useful student resources.

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:

Check out these free guides! We want students and their families can have access to these resources so you can succeed.

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How To Successfully Prepare Your Child For College Life

3 Feb

If your child is currently attending his last year of high school, then it’s likely that you’ve already done some research on colleges or universities that your child can attend in September. However, it takes more than picking the right college and getting good grades to prepare for college life. According to a survey, 60% of freshmen wished that they had help getting emotionally ready for college. With so much energy going into visiting campuses, SAT prep, and taking AP classes, students have less time to learn the skills that they need to cope with the demands of college life. Moreover, students need to master the right technology for college success. As classrooms all over the country are in a state of constant change, teens need to feel that they’re fully prepared to use technology tools as more professors are integrating it into the classroom. To help your child cope with the academic, financial, and emotional challenges of school life, here’s a guide to successfully prepare your teenager for college life.

Let your child get familiarized with common technology in classrooms

Most campus leaders and professors assume that just because students are well-versed in basic computer skills means that they can cope with the tech used in the classroom. Nowadays, some professors use software that enables students to complete homework online, and the same software allows educators to make assessments and give feedback. To help your teen prepare, do some research on the system or software that the college or university utilizes and allow your child to get familiar with it. This helps your child prevent missing homework and paper deadlines once he or she starts freshman year.

Let your teen work alone on a project or paper

Once your child goes to college, there will be no one there to help him or her do homework or do practice ACT English and Math tests with. To be successful in college, students need to be able to prioritize their studies despite the many distractions that college life has to offer. Before your teen starts college, make sure that your child can complete a paper or project on his or her own. It’s also a good idea to observe how your child prepares for a test so you can see if certain changes are needed with regards to your teen’s study habits.

Work with your child on important life skills

Can your teenager cook simple yet healthy meals and do laundry? Can your child keep his or her belongings in order and keep a room clean? Now would be a good time to practice these life skills with your child so that he or she can accomplish them in college. Doing so allows your child to be independent and get along with future roommates.

Teach money management skills

Children don’t learn how to manage money in school, so parents should take the initiative to teach their kids how to balance a checkbook, pay credit card bills, create and stick to a budget. Talk to your teen how credit cards work and how to avoid being in debt. You can also encourage your child to get a part-time job or do side hustles for extra income.  

Teach your child how to deal with stress in positive ways

Some college students cope with the pressure of college life by overeating, partying too much, binge-drinking, or taking drugs. To help your teen deal with the demands of college, teach him or her positive ways to manage stress such as exercising, going for a walk outdoors, listening to music, or getting in touch with you and other loved ones on Skype. Remind your child not to sweat the small stuff and to keep cool during stressful situations.

Preparing for college life can be a challenge for students and their parents, but by focusing on preparing academically, financially, and emotionally, your child can be better equipped to deal with this new phase of life. Follow these tips to help your teen prepare for college life and set him or her up for success.

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Online Logo Maker

13 Jan

Are you looking to create a quick logo? Are you in a pinch? The best route is to always hire a professional graphic designer for a unique brand experience but we’ve discovered an alternative. We recently reviewed the newly released online logo maker DesignEvo; it actually does a pretty good job at creating unique and professional logos for free. It walks you through choosing your industry, then logo style and then dives you into adjusting fonts, colors and shapes. When you are ready, you can download this is where the catch is!

You have an option to choose from three packages: free, basic and plus. With the free plan, you can download the image as low resolution with a background. For basic plan, the resolution increases and you can download it with a transparent background. The plus plan gives you copyright and ownership.

Here are some of its key features:

  • Million icons available to search through
  • Hundreds of text fonts and shapes to choose from
  • Freely customize a logo with powerful editing tools

We recommend this tool because it’s easy to use and creates good looking logos. If you need a logo in a pinch, use this platform.

https://www.designevo.com/

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