Coursera’s Commitment to Learning: How We Support Skill Development

By Kara Behnke and Alexandra Urban, Teaching & Learning Team We at Coursera care deeply about helping learners everywhere gain the skills needed to reach their goals. Whether an open course, a guided project, or an entire Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, content on Coursera includes tight alignment from the learning objectives to the assessment […]

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Why learning a new language is never a bad idea

Living in an English-speaking country, it is quite usual for home students to contend themselves with fluency in English. A vibrant international community like Sheffield, on the other hand, offers each student a platform to speak a unique story with a unique voice. Because besides laying down an open ground to practice forms of greetings … Continue reading Why learning a new language is never a bad idea

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Teen Week – Free Online Courses

Today’s post for teens is all about FREE ONLINE COURSES! Before you scream that you’ve had enough learning at home, you should check out some of the ideas we’ve found for your student. Show us your activities by tweeting to us @schoolpsychws. Use #wspsychs and #wsfcslearnon.  We would love to add your ideas to this list!

Free Courses

CollegeBoard is offering resources so that AP students can continue working toward college credit and placement. They are providing free, live AP review lessons that focus on skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons from the final 25% of the course. The courses are delivered by AP teachers from across the country.  Learn more at CollegeBoard

Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English. Learn more at Babbel Free Trial

Coursera is offering free online courses for high school students. From Guitar for Beginners to Dog Emotions and Cognition to Building Your First Android App, they have all of your interests covered! Learn more at Coursera

The folks over at Everfi are providing families in the Piedmont-Triad region with free SEL resources to use at home.  It also has some great career exploration activities geared at STEM, math, science, financial wellness, and much more.  If your student doesn’t already have an account, you’ll have to go through a simple process to create one. Visit Everfi

Does your teen want to learn to code?  Here are a couple of free online resources: Code Academy and Kaggle

Is your teen interested in photography? Nikon is offering free classes during the month of April. Although some of the classes are specific to Nikon cameras, a few of their offerings can be used with any camera brand. They have classes covering the fundamentals of photography, macro photography, and how to make music videos. To learn more, visit Nikon Events

TED-Ed offers videos on a variety of topics. You are able to register as a student, parent, or educator in order to customize the learning experience. Visit TED-Ed

Class Central has organized a comprehensive list of free online courses from top universities around the world, like MIT, Stanford, and Harvard. From Self Improvement to Digital Media to Quantum Computing, they have discovered a wide variety of classes on just about any topic you can imagine.

Finally, was your teen excited about learning to drive this spring? Even though Driver’s Education classes may have been temporarily suspended, Ford is offering free online driver training for teens and parents. This class does not replace standard drivers education programs, but it provides advanced information regarding life-saving safe driving skills. Learn more about this opportunity at Motorbiscuit

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Addressing the cloud talent drought alongside AWS with online learning

By Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer at Coursera  As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds around the world, it is disrupting the nature of jobs and the skills that underpin them. The World Economic Forum predicts that the core skills required to perform most roles will change by more than 42 percent by 2020, meaning that […]

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Managing Projects with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the communication and teamwork hub of Office 365. Teams brings together the conversations, files, and meetings that team members collaborate on together—making it an ideal tool for managing projects. In this course, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft MVP, and project manager Heather Severino walks through everything you need to know to manage small- to medium-sized projects in Teams. Heather starts by showing how to set up a team and manage permissions. She then covers how to manage files, connect SharePoint lists and pages, take notes, manage online meetings, and collect project feedback. Plus, Heather explains how to be even more efficient in Teams by using keyboard shortcuts and leveraging existing teams as templates.

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