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It's fun having an adult student on your gift list, whether it's during the holidays or for graduation. We have several lists to get your creative ideas flowing, and they include expensive things, inexpensive things, and easy, last-minute homemade gifts. Give your favorite adult student a fabulous graduation gift!

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5 Steps to Getting Your GED

Thursday April 24, 2014

Marili Forastieri - Getty ImagesYou probably get advice from all kinds of people on how you should go about earning your GED, but the advice you get from experts has extra clout. We know how important it is to you to earn that cherished certificate equal to a high school diploma, so we're excited to bring you the five steps recommended by experts Christopher Sharp and Joseph Reddy in Barron's new book, "How to Prepare for the GED Test." It's all about the new 2014 test.

5 Steps to Getting Your GED

The book has lots of other helpful info. These five steps are just the very beginning of their advice. More coming tomorrow!

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Ice Breaker Games for Adults in the Classroom

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Stockbyte - Getty ImagesTeachers, is it time to wake up your students? Try a quick ice breaker. No, I'm not kidding. Ice breakers are good for introductions on day one, warm ups for lesson plans, energizers, test review, or simply to inspire meaningful discussion, to inspire participation. 5 Reasons to Use Ice Breakers in the Classroom.

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Screen Font Too Small? Easy Fix for Text Size

Tuesday April 22, 2014

I get letters almost every day from grateful people who have found this blog about what to do when your screen font becomes teeny tiny, so I repost it every once in a while.

Somehow, the font on my screen had become so tiny I was hunched over my laptop to read it. Not good.

I reached out in frustration to my fellow guides at About, and learned that Ctrl + will increase the size. It was like a little miracle! Sometimes it's the small things (not fonts!) that make a person happy.

If you can't read your screen anymore and the problem isn't your glasses, try Ctrl + on a PC, Command + on a Mac.

And if you go too far and the font becomes giant, you can make it smaller with Ctrl - (PC) or Command - (Mac).

Here's a bit more info: How to Change Your Screen Font

Public service announcement for the day.

Have a Meaningful Conversation Today

Monday April 21, 2014

After holidays, I'm often disappointed that the conversation among those gathered was a bit superficial. We tend to keep topics light in groups.

One of my favorite "positive thinkers" in this world is Ron Gross, the Conversation Man. His article for About Continuing Education, "The Importance of Meaningful Conversation," remains popular, for good reason.

When we gather for occasions, it's easy for conversation to become meaningless, mostly because genuine conversation is easier in smaller groups. Ron shares his techniques for encouraging meaningful conversation in larger groups.

Why is it important? It's one of the ways in which we learn from each other.

Wishing the lifelong learners out there a meaningful conversation today.

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