Archive for September, 2014


Watch out for online homework services

With the pressure of a new back-to-school schedule and all its deadlines, it can be tempting for students to turn to online services that provide papers and other written materials. However, a lot of these services return poor-quality work and even plagiarized items. Timeliness can also be an issue—good luck getting a refund.

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School of Doodle

Funded via Kickstarter this summer, School of Doodle is a free online school (if in a loose sense of the word) designed to stimulate teenage girls’ imaginations. Created by Molly Logan and Elise Van Middelem, the project has gathered instructors including Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, and Marina Abramovic to lead daily tasks like “How Do” videos. As it says on the Kickstarter page:

School of Doodle will create a place, through both its online school and offline experiences, where girls can exercise their imagination without judgment or measure.

A place where they expect and demand. Where imagination is a right and not a privilege. Where girls celebrate, and are celebrated for, Being Loud. Where rather than waiting for the world to recognize their value, they recognize it, themselves.

Stay tuned for the launch!

Teachers Try Crowdfunding for Projects

For almost every subject, projects are a part of the learning experience. Sometimes, these projects can become expensive. To help offset the cost, some teachers have begun to try online crowdfunding to make ambitious projects affordable. You can read more here.

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from all of us at the College of Westchester!

Got the back to school bug? Check out our course offerings online.