Tuition-free colleges and Low-Interest Student Loans

By the time you’ve earned your high school or GED, you may think about going to college. Now, this may come at a hefty price, but there some colleges that make it financially easier on you.

These colleges may not be right around your corner, but maybe you have some relatives that live around one of the listed schools, or you may find some other solution to deal with distances.

So, as you know, college is expensive, but you can actually go for free if you want to, believe it or not. Going to college for free does require a lot of planning and effort on your part, yet it will be rewarding knowing that you have zero debt.

You should make sure you have some kind of source of income, for example, get involved in educational activities. Another problem is that the smaller the classes are, the higher the cost to cover for everything, but, as we all know, class size does matter! On the other hand, that doesn’t necessarily lead to high student debt.

But even having some income, everyone welcomes the opportunity to go to college for free, so here are tips on how to get tuition-free colleges. There are a number of colleges all over the country that are officially tuition-free.

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Twestival – What You Need To Know

Now, what exactly is a Twestival? How does it differ from Tweet-ups or similar events? Now, this website is mostly about education, but we all know in what way modern technology and communication is essential for up-to-date education. So there’s the link between Twitter and education.

A Twestival (or TwitterFestival – Twitter & festival makes Twestival) has some similarities to any Tweet-ups in a way that Twitter people will connect offline for social catch-up or networking purposes.

There are 3 main elements that make Twestival so special:
1) The scope of Twestival is much larger than other events and there are many volunteers involved.
2) Twestival is open to all sorts of people within the Twitter communities, So although most participants tend to be early adopters still, there are many different and diverse new people and industries present.
3) The third and most important element of Twestival is that it supports a social cause by raising funds collectively and bringing awareness.

So when and how got Twestival started?
Well, about a decade ago, to be precise (in September 2008), a small group of Twitterers (or Twitter fans) from London, UK, set up an event that allowed local Twitter community members to meet in an offline setting and to meet the individuals and the faces behind the platform’s avatars. Now I’m a highly active Twitterer and a highly engaged education mom. So this website is all about tweeting to education moms!

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Does School Size Matter?

People often ask me, “Does school size matter?” In a nutshell…yes, school size matters.

Historically large schools (especially for middle and high school) have been the norm for many reasons. A school building, in and of itself, is expensive to operate and maintain. So the fewer buildings that a district has to pay for, the less capital outlay it is for the district.

Secondly, the more students in one building, the more funding for that school. The more students in the school, the more likely it is that the school can offer a robust number of programs. In other words, the more students, it’s more likely that you’ll have a better football team, basketball team, and even a math team.

Despite some of the positives of a large school, sometimes in a large school setting, it’s too easy for a student to get lost. Particularly, students who don’t fit the norm and are not well assimilated into school, for whatever reason.

Many students drop out of school and later need to try to earn a GED diploma with the help of online courses like these MyCareerTools GED Resources. The fact of the matter is that today, there’s hardly any position available, also not at the entry-level, if the applicant doesn’t have at least a high school or GED diploma.

My high school graduating class was roughly 170 students. A high school that wasn’t too far away had 1,000 students per graduating class. Take a minute to think about that from a student to teacher/adult ratio. Of course, large schools have more staff members, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that fewer students fall through the cracks.

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The Birth of Twestival

In September 2008, a London, UK, group of Twitterers came up with the idea to set up an event for the local Twitter community where they had the chance to socialize offline, meet some faces behind Twitter’s avatars, have a good time together with the local community, enjoy some nice entertainment, have some drinks in combination with a food drive, and try to do some fundraising for a local charity that supports the homeless.

The entire event was set up in less than two weeks. The local Twittersphere used all of their talent and a bit of financial support to make this London event happen.

Then from all across the world, similar events started to get organized. Local Twittersphere communities started to come together and also took action to support a good cause. So Twestival came from the idea that cities could work together on a global scale but organize an event on a local level. If this could take place, a spectacular impact could be generated.

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Using Apps in Early Education

The real benefit of using smartphone apps is that they help with connecting individuals without a lot hassle. You may wonder how exactly something so advanced as a mobile app might help in earlier education with regard to children. It’s accurate that kids of this generation tend to be somewhat different than we were at that age.

Nevertheless, a smartphone itself is simply too much with regard to someone of a younger age but when they grow older, they will get very proficient in utilizing advanced cellular apps. Now how can smartphone apps be used for learning efficiently and how can that be productive?

Before we proceed with the actual discussion, allow me to ask you: what do you think mobile applications are for? Are these apps only beneficial for reserving the table in a restaurant or catching the actual trending celeb gossips, or may these apps come with some critically constructive and instructive elements?

Well, not all apps are created for providing amusement only; there are also some very good apps that, when used appropriately, bring a lot of good, especially when the children get a lot of attention in smaller classes. As well all know, class size matters if we want to give our children the education they deserve.

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