Financial Aid for Online Education

Written by Matt Norman

You've maderepparttar decision to pursue your degree online and you've been accepted to an online program. Now what do you do? The next step in realizing your dream is to securerepparttar 150631 funds needed for your education.

If you haven't already done so, now isrepparttar 150632 time to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FASFA, for short. This is a straightforward application published byrepparttar 150633 Department of Education, which gives lenders an idea of what sort of funding you are entitled to. The application process is fairly simple and can be completed online in minutes. Once you've filled inrepparttar 150634 necessary information, you should receive, within a matter of a few days, a confirmation letter, of which programs you are eligible for. This process is free and simple to do, and it isrepparttar 150635 cornerstone of securing financial aid for your college program.

Once you have this information, you need to contactrepparttar 150636 Financial Aid office atrepparttar 150637 college that you want to attend. There are many types of financial aid packages available, ranging from work study programs to government aid. The financial aid officer will be able to providerepparttar 150638 necessary forms forrepparttar 150639 different lending institutions and should be able to guide you throughrepparttar 150640 decision making process.

Harry Potter Makes Lesson Plans Exciting

Written by Valerie Giles

With magic and mystery inspired byrepparttar Harry Potter stories, many ideas for teaching strategies and lesson plans come to mind. You can let your imagination run wild.

Science lessons plans incorporating evidence for solving mysteries such as fingerprints, dental impressions and disappearing ink come to mind. Invite a member of your local police force to come and give a basic talk to your students on how they solve crimes using this type of evidence. Is there a student in your class who has had dental impressions or molds made from plaster of paris during a treatment for teeth straightening with braces? Using water based paints, demonstrate how each student has finger prints that differ from everyone else. Hand print artwork can then be done. Turn hand prints into imaginary butterflies or birds.

Hermione's Time Turner can be incorporated into your history lessons. Turn backrepparttar 150410 time to yesteryear and discussrepparttar 150411 people and events from that time.

One of my favorite items from Harry Potter isrepparttar 150412 Sorting Hat. First year Hogwarts students are sorted intorepparttar 150413 four (4) houses of Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or I have foundrepparttar 150414 official Harry Potter store where many of these items can be purchased (see below for url).Slytherin. The hat's mouth actually can be made to move. This is a wonderful item to use around Hallowe'en time or any time inrepparttar 150415 classroom. Reward a student for good behavior or marks by letting them wearrepparttar 150416 hat. Choose students to read passages from thier story book readers out loud torepparttar 150417 class while wearingrepparttar 150418 Sorting Hat. Or perhapsrepparttar 150419 day class monitor can wearrepparttar 150420 hat while they perform their daily duty. There are so many ways to incorporate this hat into your lesson plans and teaching strategies.

There are 3 Magic Wands that were used byrepparttar 150421 children inrepparttar 150422 Harry Potter books. One way to use wands inrepparttar 150423 classroom can be whenrepparttar 150424 children choose teams for various activities they can select each person withrepparttar 150425 use of a wand. Children may wish to make their own wands in art class from various "magical" materials.

Learning to tell time lesson plans and to keeprepparttar 150426 correct dates can be done while employing one ofrepparttar 150427 several wall or desk calendars or watches. As well, children can make their own Harry Potter wall posters.

There are journals available to encourage students to write their thoughts in on a daily basis. Perhaps they can write magical stories too.

And last but not least, all teaching strategies incorporate reading into their lesson plans. There are several Harry Potter bookmarks that students will love to use to keep their place in their readers or books. What a great idea for end of school (encourage reading duringrepparttar 150428 summer holidays), back to school or Christmas gifts fromrepparttar 150429 teacher.

Following are short descriptions of several Harry Potter merchandise items as found online inrepparttar 150430 Harry Potter Shop.

Collectible Time Turner: This Time-Turner is an authentic recreation of Hermione's Time-Turner. It is centered with a working miniature hourglass and its inner rings rotate.

Collectible Wands: This Harry Potter's Wand is an authentic recreation ofrepparttar 150431 famous wizard's wand. It measures 14 inches in length. Made of wood and resin. Other wands for Ron and Hermione are also available.

Double Buckle Leather Briefcase: You don't need to work atrepparttar 150432 Ministry of Magic to carry this stunning, European-crafted Harry Potter briefcase! Made of high quality leather,repparttar 150433 briefcase features a metal 'Hogwarts' logo onrepparttar 150434 outside front pocket andrepparttar 150435 'Harry Potter' logo embossed onrepparttar 150436 flap-cover. A wonderful teacher's case for all your magical lesson plans.

Prisoner of Azkaban Wall Calendar: This 12-month calendar features a fun collection of artwork and images from Harry Potter andrepparttar 150437 Prisoner of Azkaban and is perfect for your home, office, or schoolroom.

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