Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mobile Learning: Using Tools at Hand

Take a look around and chances are you’ll see a mobile device. Phones, iPods, laptops, netbooks, iPads, USB drives, and handheld games seem to be everywhere. Combine these ever-present gadgets with educational and productivity uses and you’ve got mobile learning.

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Web Tools for Teachers by Type – LiveBinder

Web 2.0 tools organized by type/task….

There are a lot of great webtools and downloads that enable a user to upload photos and edit them for use in projects. It is simpler than ever to have great photos that express and enhance your communication.

The tools in the tabs above are a few of my favorites. I’ve selected them because they are easy to learn and use, have fun features that can be applied to an educational environment, and are free.

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How to Leverage Applicant Tracking Systems To Land a Job

The dawn of the digital resume means new tools to find the right hire. Here’s how to make applicant tracking systems work to your advantage.

Some tips to help candidates optimize submissions for a typical ATS include:

Tailoring your resume and job application to the specific job requirements referenced in the posting — emphasize your relevant experience and skills in the areas that are critical to that position, rather than submitting your standard resume.

Adding specific keywords into the application that are referenced in the job posting, so that applicant screening tools that index and crawl submissions for certain key terms and phrases will pick them up.

Adding additional instances of keywords from the job posting to your resume in white font. The additional instances of the keywords won’t be visible when recruiters read the resume, but they increase the likelihood that the resume will be tagged as a good fit by search tools.

Including your Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile to give recruiters a way to access more information about you.

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