Five Tips for a Powerful Presentation
What makes a presentation interesting? What keeps an audience listening? Can a presentation actually be fun?
In my first semester as a McGraw Hill Education Student Ambassador at the University of Houston, I have thought a lot about these questio ...
Score a Touchdown with McGraw-Hill Education’s Get Active!
Video demonstrations on activities like flag football help ensure students come prepared to get active in their Fitness & Wellness course
It’s Super Bowl Sunday weekend, and McGraw-Hill Education is here to help you prepare with Marc Lochbaum ...
College Tuition Can Cost Students More than Money
"Working full time while going to college was very tough," says David Hernandez, a McGraw-Hill Education student ambassador, and a first-generation student who had immigrated to the United States from Puerto Rico. "I was always rushing, never hav ...
10 Things I Hate About You: Textbooks
It's easy to have a love-hate relationship with textbooks. Students often need them, but there's plenty about 'em that makes us want to head for the hills (assuming there are no textbooks in the hills).
Here are 10 things to hate about textbooks ...
A Student Too Shy to Speak Up in Class Talks about How He Built His Confidence
Classrooms are full of students who are scared into silence. Hear this college student talk about how he broke that pattern to become part of the discussion.
9 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Freshman Year
It's hard to believe, but the time has come: your child is about to become a college freshman! This is a significant transition for your family. As a parent, you're likely experiencing a slew of emotions—from anxiety and sadness to excitement and ...
The ROI of a College Degree: What Adult Learners Need To Know
College graduates earn one million dollars more in their lifetimes than people without a college degree, according to U.S. News & World Report. College graduates also experience much lower unemployment rates than the general population.
As a ...
Weird Things You Know You Do When You're Procrastinating
September 6th is National Fight Procrastination Day. While we're all about fighting the good fight, let's get real: we all do it. Here are some of the weird things everyone definitely does when they procrastinate doing work:
How Your Extracurriculars Can Help You Land a Job
For the past two years, you’ve been volunteering at the food shelter every. single. Friday. Or maybe you’ve been writing an article a week for your school’s newspaper since sophomore year. Or, you’ve been waking up each morning while it’s still ...
From College to Career: How to Land Your Dream Job
Once you earn a college degree, getting a job will be easier. But landing your dream job? That takes a little something extra. A resume with impressive calligraphy is great, but what will set you apart from those other higher ed grads?
When tran ...
Bad Memory? These Smart Tricks Boost Your Recall to Help You Ace that Test
We've all had those moments. You forget your own phone number. You blank on your best friend's little sister’s name. You stop dead, mid-sentence, unable to recall what you were going to say. You get to the test and you know you know the answer, b ...
Weird and Wacky Study Habits that Boost Your Grade—According to Science!
You spend hours toiling into the night to get those grades and we get it: you already work hard—but are you working smart? These small (and seemingly strange) tweaks make the most of your time and squeeeeze those study sessions for optimal produc ...
Sick of Studying? Fire Up Your Second Wind with These Inspirational Quotes
If the words are starting to swim in front of your eyes, you may need a quick boost. Heading to the vending machine will only cause an eventual sugar crash, so instead invigorate your brain with some motivational words. (Don't forget to share 'em ...
Dorm Room Recipe: Tofu Teriyaki
Is the cafeteria failing when it comes to Meatless Monday options? Or, are you just looking for a way to make friends with that vegetarian down the hall? This simple dish is nutritious, filling, and will energize you for your next study session.
Dorm Room Recipe: Chicken Fajitas
This quick and easy-to-prepare dinner packs a nutritional punch and tastes way better than any of those frozen meals you were planning on nuking. Give it a go with this 20 minute no-brainer!
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minute
total time ...
Dorm Room Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
There's no better way to make friends than with chocolate! Throw together this scrumptious treat and watch your dorm room become “the place” to be. Just be sure you’ve prepared enough to share!
prep time: 5 - 7 minutes
cook time: 1 minute and 15 ...
Dorm Room Recipe: Cheese Tortellini in Tomato Sauce
Super stressed and have no time to run over to the cafeteria? You can whip up a satisfying dinner in less than 5 minutes—right in your dorm room—and get back to studying without skipping a beat. Try this recipe tonight.
prep time: 3 minutes
Dorm Room Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
This seasonal favorite is the perfect breakfast to warm you up on those brisk mornings, and it’s filling enough to keep you going until lunch.
prep time: 3 minutes
cook time: 2 minutes
total time: 5 minutes
Dorm Room Recipe: Fresh Potato & Sweet Potato Chips
Need a study break? Whip up a quick and easy snack right in your dorm room in 6 minutes and you’ll be the envy of the entire floor. (Whether you choose to share is entirely up to you.)
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 6 minutes
total time: 16 m ...
Dorm Room Recipe: Bell Pepper-Cheddar Omelet
Stop skipping breakfast! Even sleepy students suffering through morning classes have to eat—after all, your brain functions better on protein. This quick recipe is done in 7 minutes (right in your dorm room!). What’s your excuse now?
prep time: ...
Dorm Room Recipe: Blueberry Mug Muffin
On a budget? Forget those expensive pastries you grab each morning on-the-go; you can get the same satisfaction from a dorm-made recipe. In minutes. For reals.
prep time: 7 minutes
cook time: 1 minute 20 seconds
total time: 9 minutes
8 Dorm Room Recipes You Can Whip Up in Minutes
Just because Mom doesn't live on campus, you don’t have to go without a good home-cooked meal. These delicious recipes can be thrown together right in your dorm room—each in 10 minutes (or way less), so you can enjoy your freedom and actually eat ...
Video Games Can Change the Shape of Your Brain—And Make You Smarter
Are video games for the lazy? There’s some compelling evidence that video games actually can increase brain matter and develop fine motor skills—if they’re played in moderation.Check out this clip from AsapSCIENCE:
Can’t Get Out of Bed in the Morning? Never be Late for Class Again with this Genius Hack
Morning classes are the worst—but they’re also often unavoidable. Showing up is key to
getting a good grade, so make sure you don’t sleep in with this simple hack:
This Woman Refused to Accept That College Wasn’t an Option. Here's What Happened
Ready for a tear-jerker? Watch this woman tell her story
about overcoming enormous odds to change her fate through strength of will (and
a little help from our tech). Dare you
not to cry:
Know What You Know—And What You Don’t. Real Students Discuss the Importance of Self-Awareness in Learning
Knowing the course material isn't enough—real students talk about why understanding their own strengths and weaknesses helps them study more effectively to squeeze the most out of each study session:
What’s Your College Experience Really Worth? Here are the 10 Schools with Highest Paid Alumni in the U.S.
The value of an education cannot be measured in dollars, but it doesn't hurt to make a few after you graduate. Here is a list of the college that graduate the highest paid members of the American workforce.
“Crash the ALEKS Class” Student Video Contest: Enter to Win a $2K Scholarship!
It’s your ALEKS commercial. What would you say? We want to hear your success story! Submit your ALEKS commercial and you could win one of 10 major prizes, including a $2,000 scholarship!
The Gender Gap in Voting and Issues
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s an opportune time to take a look at some of the political differences between men and women. Polls and voting behavior indicate that men and women sometimes have very different views and priorities on i ...
Transformative Teaching at the University of Alabama
Students rewrite a more inclusive history of the campus’s oldest structure
Students at the University of Alabama (UA) are making history this semester…literally.
In a course called “Slavery at the University of Alabama,” students are doing extens ...
Four Useful Windows for Teaching the Turns in History
Engaging instructional ideas for Black History Month
In many ways, the African American experience has been a powerful fulcrum for new turns in the writing of history.
As Black History Month begins, I am at work on the tenth edition of From Sl ...
An Examination of the History and Significance of Presidential Inaugurations
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
The tradition of the Inaugural Address began with George Washington, who apparently didn’t think it was worth much. When it came time for his second one, he wrote only 135 words—the shortest ever. ...
Ulrik Christensen Discusses the Principles and Cognitive Science Behind SmartBook®
Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen is an expert in adaptive learning analytics and technologies.
Straight A students more likely to embrace technology than their lower performing classmates
In a study of over 3,000 college and university students, data revealed that students who report that they achieve “straight As” say that they find technology to be very or extremely helpful. Interestingly, these numbers decrease with lower-perfo ...
How Digital Learning Can Be a Social Success for College Students
"A couple semesters ago, I had a student who during peer reviews would shut down when we would do the feedback sessions. He was normally a very engaged student, so it was very strange for me to see that," says Whitney Olsen, an English-departme ...
Still Haven’t Chosen a Digital Learning Solution For Your Course? Here’s What You Need to Know
The clock is ticking, and time is running out on choosing the digital solution you’ll be adopting for your course.
We’ve already told you that McGraw-Hill Education products leverage learning science to drive better student outcomes—this mea ...
Digital Learning Is The Key to Success
McGraw-Hill Education Partners with ZogoTech, An Innovative Data Science Company Committed to Improving Retention Rates in Higher Education Institutions
Continuing to demonstrate our deep commitment to applying learning science to improving lives, we at McGraw-Hill Education, are pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with data & analytics provider, ZogoTech. A leader in data science, Au ...
You’ve Flipped Your Classroom, Now What? Try These Best Practices
Worried Flipping Your Class Will Upset Your Teaching Strategy for the Semester? You Can Flip Part Time.
Flipping your classroom doesn’t have to be an arduous effort. You can flip your class today, starting right now and it doesn’t have to be a full time commitment. A 2014 survey by SOPHIA found that close to half of teachers who flip their classroo ...
What Does a Flipped Classroom Actually Look Like?
Twitter Can Help You Become a Better Educator—Really
In 2009, I joined Twitter as a consumer. I followed stuff that I wanted to see consistently. I found it to be a great way to reduce the fire hose of the Internet to a garden hose. I follow users that make me laugh, make me think, or just provide ...
Think Flipping the Classroom Isn’t for You? Check Out the Hard Data Before Making Any Decisions
Worried you shouldn’t try flipping your classroom because you’re not the “right type of educator”? Guess what? There’s no such thing! Flipping the classroom is for new teachers and seasoned vets alike. In fact, a 2014 survey by SOPHIA revealed th ...
Studies Show Students Want SmartBook
Educators, Should It Be Your Job To Prepare Students For The Workforce?
Media coverage on which college majors deliver the best job and income prospects are enough to confound and confuse any higher education student, and cynical and seemingly pervasive headlines like "Arts majors jump ahead of tech grads in landing ...
McGraw-Hill Connect® Wins the 2016 CODiE Award!
Every year, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) awards the most innovative educational technology products with the prestigious CODiE Award. Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized program in ed ...
59% Of Students Find Lectures Boring—Here’s What You Can Do About It
Is "Big Data" the Most Misused Term in Education?
While “big data” is the term on every innovator’s tongue, how does it truly impact teaching and learning? When instructors are tasked with sifting through heaps of numbers and factors that influence student performance, what can big data really d ...
Discover the Impact of Connect on Student Engagement, Grades, and Retention Rates at 34 Universities
Connect offers students a variety of features and tools in order to support and aid them throughout the learning process. Connect’s easy-to-use, all-digital learning platform acts as a virtual study partner that can provide students with personal ...
6 Universities Tried LEARNSMART: Here’s What Happened
A study involving 700 students from 6 institutions revealed very interesting results:
Pass rates jumped by 12.5% across participating community colleges
Retention rates jumped by 10.5% across participating community colleges
Using CONNECT Raised Pass Rates by 14% in Virginia Tech Course—Get the Details
Professor Amy Smith used Connect® Personal Health to convert her face-to-face course to an online, asynchronous course and she found it to be a perfect solution for teaching her large enrollment classes of up to 700 students, and her students hav ...
Will Going Digital Really Boost Results in Your Classroom? Hear from Instructors Who Tried It
We wanted to know how real educators felt about going all-digital and whether this transition actually makes a difference in the classroom, so we caught up with 24 real educators and asked them to report back on their experiences.
Read our inte ...
What Will the Future of Education Look Like?
Wondering what education will look like in 2040? Take a look at this fascinating infographic (designed by Michell Zappa at Envisioning Technology Research Foundation) that predicts the future of your classroom.
Take a look: