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Infographic: Getting Into the College of Your Dreams

For students today, getting into the college of their dreams begins freshman year of high school (or sooner). Students must work hard, take the right classes and couple it with the right extra curricular activities. Then, they must research colleges, apply and prepare for the big transition.

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Infographic: Open Courses for All

At Getting Smart, we've been contemplating the power of open education resources (OER) or open courseware (OCW) in education for several months. While the cost of K-20 education creeps up to new heights, OERs are sweeping across classrooms. Teachers can provide quality, free content to students with effective use of personal digital learning tools.

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Infographic: The Truth About Facebook and Grades

We've seen steady debate around social media and education. Some teachers find it a great tool to engage students in learning, while others fear that it crosses a line of privacy. Some see it as a distraction that should be banned from computers school wide while others see it as healthy socializing in the 21st century. Yet, what's the truth about Facebook and students' grades?

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Infographic: The Collapse of Public Education in America

The public opinion of the United States educational system is that it's in crisis, failing to meet competitive scores around the globe. This general opinion dates back to the 1950's and is largely linked to budget cuts that directly affect K-12 education. Online Universities published the infographic "The Collapse of Public Education in America" recently that outlines the ways that budget cuts hurt children's education and deteriorate their success in the future.

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Infographic: The Math-Science Shortage

Studies, reports and more over most recent years have stated that we have a shortage STEM graduates to fill the growing demand of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. OnlineEngineeringDegree.com published an infographic recently on “The Math-Science Shortage,” which looks at the reasons why the United States is failing…

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Infographic: Get More Out of Google

Effective researching skills used to be wrapped up in knowledge about libraries, the Dewey Decimal System, and book indexes. Today, it's all about the Google search. Yet surprisingly, not many students today are well versed in effective searching strategies when it comes to the web. HackCollege, a blog focused on improving the habits and lives of college students, published an infographic that shows students how to "Get More Out of Google."

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Infographic: It Costs More to Go to Prison Than Princeton

PublicAdministration.net published a fascinating and shocking infographic recently comparing prison and Princeton University in New Jersey and other states in the U.S. According to the infographic, keeping a prisoner for a year in the state's prion costs $7,000 more than a Princeton students' tuition.

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Infographic: The Digital Promise

OnlineSchoolg,org recently published the infographic "The Digital Promise," which highlights the Digital Promise initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Education this September. The infographic follows the projected future of a student born in 2000 and expected to graduate college in 2022. It looks at the ways that major industries are advancing in technologies and how our current classrooms are failing to meet future demand.

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Infographic: Does America Have the Right Stuff?

Knewton recently published an infographic on STEM Education in the U.S. It poses the question: Does American have the right stuff to produce to the next Pete Conrad, Steve Jobs and others? At the rate we're going with our STEM Education approach, the infographic implies that the answer is simply - no.

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Infographic: Textbooks of Tomorrow

Online Education published another great infographic! This week, the focus is on the Textbooks of Tomorrow: Digital Textbooks Will Take Off as Print Dwindles. The infographic points out many evident truths about textbooks in education today and the ways that digital technologies provide increased benefits.