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10 Apps to Keep Students Learning this Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

Fight Learning Loss This Summer With Fun, Educational Apps

The “summer slump” is real, and as IvyWise Founder and CEO Dr. Katherine Cohen highlighted on the TODAY Show this morning, students can lose up to two months of math and reading achievement during summer break.

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Social Media and The College Search

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 03:08 PM

#CollegeSearch: Finding your Best Fit with Social Media

You’ve gone on the tours, sat through the information sessions, and examined every inch of the websites – is there any resource you haven’t exhausted in researching colleges? There may be, and it’s something you interact with on a daily – if not hourly – basis. Though social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr may seem like distractions in a tight schedule of school work, extracurricular obligations, and college applications, they can be effective resources by which prospective students research possible schools from the comfort of their own computer or smartphone.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 20-24

By Becca Huntting on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 13-17

By Becca Huntting on Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 10:27 AM

Yale Joins the World of MOOCs, $7,000 Master’s Degree to Be Offered

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Advances Made in Higher Education Through MOOCs

By IvyWise on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 02:08 PM

Rise in top universities offering free online courses this year

2012 brought substantial progress in sphere of online higher education, most notably MOOCs, or “massive open online courses”, that have spread throughout the United States and the world over the past year. Open course start-ups have attracted millions of students from around the globe to online courses and lectures offered by top American and international universities.

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Majoring in Social Media

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

Liberal Arts College Creates Social Media Major

Newberry College, a small liberal arts college located in South Carolina, recently announced an exciting new major to begin in Fall 2013. Next academic year, Social Media will join their curriculum as a concentration combining courses in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing, Business, Psychology, and Statistics as well as original courses outlining the role of social media in today’s world. While many schools have begun offering courses in social media over the past few years, and some schools have designed Social Media Certificate programs, Newberry will be the first to university to offer this topic as a major.  

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Video Games Can Make You Smarter

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 04:58 PM

Playing Video Games Can Build Critical Thinking Skills and Sharpen Your Mind

It’s long been a fight between parents and kids about how boys and girls are “rotting their brains” with video games.  Sitting in front of a screen for hours on end seems like mindless activity, but in reality, playing video games can help make you sharper and smarter. 

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College Admissions Apps: Organization

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 02:19 PM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

Organization If you are like most busy high school students, the demands made on you inside and outside of the classroom combined with the pressures of getting into college can leave you feeling scattered. The following apps might help you optimize homework and study time, while also keeping you organized and on track.

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College Admissions Apps: Test Prep

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 01:47 PM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

Test Prep Standardized tests can be coached and the best way to prepare is with in-depth, sustained tutoring over a long period of time. IvyWise tutors can customize a curriculum to help you reach your goals. Our tutors build students' confidence while helping them develop effective learning skills, strategies, and techniques. Additionally, you might want to try the following apps to help you log additional practice time in between sessions with your tutor and while you are out and about.

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College Admissions Apps: College Search

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

Lets be honest, the college process can be stressful. Many applications have gotten longer, essay questions more complex, and the competition stronger than ever. While independent counselors like the ones at IvyWise aim to alleviate this stress, there are also less conventional resources, such as apps, to help you simplify the daunting task of applying to college. Whether reminding you of deadlines, helping you find your perfect college match, keeping all of your documents in one place, or preparing you for standardized tests, the following apps might be worth checking out.

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