HubPages for Students

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  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    We've been getting a lot of feedback from students on HubPages and want to make the site and communty as useful for academics as possible.  For this reason, we created the HubPages Students page, which offers:

    1. Quick links to topics relevant to students
    2. Quick links to the Education and Science forum
    3. Student-related hubs
    4. A weekly contest for student-related hubs (the Top of the Class Contest!)

    We'll also be rolling out more student resources in the future - from advice on how to leverage different fields of study on Facebook to tips on converting school papers into successful hubs.  We hope you enjoy the new resource!

    Also, props to James Edmondson for designing this fabulous page, and Tom Schirmer for bringing all of the elements together!  They did an awesome job!

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      great update, really love it. yeeeeeeeeeee

    2. Spider Girl profile image67
      Spider Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I've wanted HubPages to do! My sister who's a Virology & Immunology student once stopped by a hub some days ago and she was amazed at the knowledge it provided her for the next-day quiz. When she talked about it to me, that's when I told her that I write here big_smile Now it's a great thought -I might start writing for her too! A BIG THANKS to HUBPAGES! and my personal thanks and wishes to the person who worked on this GREAT idea (and a CAUSE, of course!).

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, Spider Girl - that's so cool!  I'm glad you like the page and I hope your sister continues to find HubPages to be a good resource - and even considers writing on it herself!  You could always refer her, hehee

        1. Spider Girl profile image67
          Spider Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And plus I've piles of lecture notes and handouts which I'm trying to get rid of these days, they might be used here! big_smile My other sister is an Environmental Science student and she loves to read and write about environmental issues. I'll refer all my siblings to HubPages for sure big_smile

          1. Simone Smith profile image92
            Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oh man, that would be SO COOL!!  I should do that with my old study guides and lecture notes as well... they're darned useful!

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not only is this a good vault of education for students, and a money-maker for some, but it will prevent some other from running to "buy-a-poorly-written-paper-here" sites. I added the link to my profile. Kudos!

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, hurray! Thanks so much!
        You're right - HubPages is a much better way to make money online than most of the student-focused alternatives.  I hope people find it to be a good outlet!

        1. bushraismail profile image60
          bushraismailposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          same here

    4. profile image30
      nbbatt.composted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great to give space for students to explore and share idea.

    5. georgiecarlos profile image58
      georgiecarlosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Sounds great! Can't wait to check it out!

  2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    What a great idea. Hubteam as always a super addition.

  3. cookibuq profile image56
    cookibuqposted 7 years ago

    awesome big_smile

  4. okmom23 profile image78
    okmom23posted 7 years ago

    Wonderful idea!

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago

      cool

    2. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 7 years ago

      Great idea!

      Just one note - here in Australia it's possible to start university at 17 years of age. Some students take uni courses during high school as well.

      Since hubpages ToS requires users to be 18 years of age, I was wondering if you'd consider issues it might raise with age of members?

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I thought exactly the same thing.

        Aren't you just encouraging underage people to join?  I think that there are already some here now, won't this just bring more?

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Though some university students dip under the age of 18, we do make the age limit pretty clear in our TOS, and we've also designed the Students page in such a way that one can enjoy it thoroughly without being a HubPages member at all.  big_smile
        After all, you don't have to be a HubPages member to be able to browse forum threads, read forums, and poke through topics, plus anyone can vote in the Top of the Class contest - same as with HubNuggets.  It should not be too much of an issue, methinks smile

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I hope not. Do I need to point out the fact that probably around 60% or more of people don't read ToS when they join sites? Especially if they are regular internet users who join sites all the time.

          A great example is the members who often post in the forums complaining about having a hub unpublished and then say they didn't know when being told it was against Adsense ToS. smile

    3. sid_candid profile image59
      sid_candidposted 7 years ago

      This is a great idea. Keep going Hubpages team.smile

    4. Purple Perl profile image57
      Purple Perlposted 7 years ago

      Excellent!

    5. adrienne2 profile image66
      adrienne2posted 7 years ago

      This is a great idea.  I have so many papers, and lately I have been wondering how or if we are allowed to turn them into hubs. I think another idea is being able to somehow categorize this section into different fields of study. Just a though. Thanks Simone for your continuous hard efforts to make HP a great place for me to wake up and come to work every morning.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks adreinne2!  Papers can of course be published on HubPages - sometimes it's good to edit them a bit to make them more web friendly (e.g. break the text into different capsules with easy-to-follow headers, make a search-friendly title, etc...), and there are already tons of academic topics in which to categorize academic papers, many of which are highlighted in the categories column to the right side of the page.
        We'll be releasing some guides on how to convert papers into successful hubs in the near future.  I hope I may have the chance to read some of your academic work! big_smile

        1. prairieprincess profile image93
          prairieprincessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          wow, what a great idea!!!! (turning papers into hubs!)

    6. Whitney05 profile image85
      Whitney05posted 7 years ago

      Interesting concept. I like the design.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hat tip to James Edmondson on that one!

    7. kerryg profile image86
      kerrygposted 7 years ago

      Cool! I've occasionally thought about typing up some of my old college papers and adding them as hubs. Maybe this will give me some more incentive to do so. smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Awesome! I hope you give it a try!

    8. Michael Jay profile image61
      Michael Jayposted 7 years ago

      Wow! This is wonderful. For sure, students would love Hubpages more.

    9. prairieprincess profile image93
      prairieprincessposted 7 years ago

      Wow, that is such an excellent idea!!!!! I Hope you will post more in the newsletter or blog, too, about ways to write for those pages. I look forward to a new market for our work, and this will give me some ideas for things to write about. Thanks and Bravo to you guys!

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Shall do, and thanks!!

    10. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

      Hi HP,

      I have linked to the new students page.smile

      fyi: typos:

      "Deja Vu is actually a glitch in the brain's short term memory processing. It is sort of like a "bug" in a computer. Psychologists once considered it too unpredictable and ephemeral to be studied in an oderly way...

      "•    Univeristy of North Carolina School of the Arts"

      Edit: And here is a "sexy" version of the word "Déjà Vu".smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL "oderly"  Sorry there!  Fixed that smile  And thanks for the special characters!
        I can't change titles in the "from the forum" links since they're coming from a feed directly from the forum (someone posted the same thread twice), but I suppose everything shall rotate as time progresses. 
        Thanks for keeping an eye out!

    11. RedElf profile image91
      RedElfposted 7 years ago

      big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    12. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 7 years ago

      Cool idea! 


      Just one question - how are the papers/hubs entered into the contest?

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        just wondering, how are hubs selected for the Top of the Class contest?

    13. The Specialist-- profile image62
      The Specialist--posted 7 years ago

      This is a very good update, thank you for working so hard to enhance the effieciency of Hub Pages.

    14. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

      Great job. Thanks for the info. Wonderful idea.

      1. adrienne2 profile image66
        adrienne2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Has anyone considered making a portfolio out of their hubs. Maybe this should be posted in a new forum, but since we're talking on the subject of papers.  Some of you may have had the pleasure of creating a portfolio of your work in college. Couldn't the same thing be done with hubs?

    15. profile image46
      Kay Ostarposted 7 years ago

      This is brilliant! Really made my day.

    16. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

      I love this new feature. what a great resource for anyone, young or old! I'm constantly amazed at the wealth of information on HP. thanks!! big_smile

    17. andromida profile image61
      andromidaposted 7 years ago

      This is an excellent feature.This will certainly encourage me to write hubs about telecommunications and IT security.Thanks.

    18. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

      A student asked a HubPages ? with several parts, about teen dating violence. My answer Hub uses links to several Hubbers' Hubs already written and I hope it helps. If anyone has additional Hubs on the topic you think fit, please let me know - in the comments on the Hub - not here please (no thread hijacking meant) - and I will add them, if you like. If you'd like one of your Hubs listed removed, I'll do that, too. Each part of the question has a comments box for additions by anyone that has info to add for the good of the cause. Hopefully, this will be a good students' addition.     

      Thanks.

      Patty

    19. bojanglesk8 profile image57
      bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

      Great.

    20. sagebrush_mama profile image67
      sagebrush_mamaposted 7 years ago

      Great idea, just sent a link to the "HubPages for Students" page to some friends and family!  Wondering if you might consider a similar project with educators in mind, since this is geared more toward the student. I'm trying to talk my Mom into hubbing some of her math activities and units, and I get search results on some of my hubs that indicate a search for educational activities for the classroom.

      1. Robin profile imageSTAFF
        Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is a great idea, sagebrush_mama!  I was an elementary school teacher and would have loved to find lesson plan information all in one site.  Plus, teachers would have the potential to earn royalties from their lesson plans.  I'll put it on the suggestion list.  For now, make sure you group your educational activities all together so that they are easy to find.  You could also make a master Hub that links to all of your other education Hubs.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          yes, this is a great idea. I have thought of publishing my lesson plans either on a separate site or here. teachers spend a lot of time putting their lesson plans together and I know I used online resources when I found a quality site. If I had been paid for all the hours I spent on lesson plans.. I think people don't realize that much of that planning time is done at home as there is not enough time during the school day to put together quality lessons.

          I've read that some teachers are even selling subscriptions to their lesson plans instead of making them available to just anyone. HP could develop into a quality educators resource, even more so than it is now.

          1. Robin profile imageSTAFF
            Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I think it would be great if you published your lesson plans on HubPages!  If you categorized them well, you could create your own niche.  Plus, you could have a solid following of your Hubs.  To get an email saying a new lesson plan for my grade was just posted, would have been awesome!  Sharing your work could be such a great help to teachers and kids in other schools. 

            BTW, I completely understand how much work goes into lesson plans.  I spent more hours as a new teacher than my husband did in a start-up.  wink Thanks!

        2. sagebrush_mama profile image67
          sagebrush_mamaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm going to have to work on my organizational skills!  smile Much better at brainstorming, but I can see a lot of value in a teacher's resource place here.  My Mom has so many great lessons...she was a Presidential award winner when she taught, and has a lot of great teaching knowledge...I'm going to keep working on talking her into hubbing!

    21. jesq1891 profile image53
      jesq1891posted 7 years ago

      Very convenient.
      Psychology searching will be going down shortly.

    22. waynet profile image71
      waynetposted 7 years ago

      Students are a great target market and ones that readily do research and search for information at any given time. So this is a step in the right direction for sure! well done hubpages!!!

    23. Research Analyst profile image83
      Research Analystposted 7 years ago

      I agree that some of the best papers are written in college because the students minds are so fertile and they have great ideas and are able to express things they experience on a topic in to a well written format for others to learn from. Thanks again.

    24. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

      thanks Robin. I'll have to think through how I want to do it, I have more academic targeted plans from working in the public schools and theme based plans from the private school. I guess there's a part of my work ethic kicking in here, I think of the time and work I put into those plans and then how easy it is for someone to simply find them complete online. hmm
      But then I think of them simply filed away doing nothing while they could be used again and again and making some $ and building a following of educators instructing kids from all over the place. There have been teachers that contacted me asking if they could use some of my education hubs in their newsletters and kindergarten team meetings. One of the contacts was from South Africa. It is a very nice feeling to know it helps others. smile

      1. Robin profile imageSTAFF
        Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely!  It's a great feeling to know that you are helping others by sharing your lesson plans, even if you aren't earning money.  It's just an added bonus when you do!  I'm sure there are many teachers that don't have the resources to buy lesson plan books, etc.  I understand how much of the work of teachers is done for little if any money, but the upside is you get to make a difference in so many lives.  I bet you are an exceptional teacher!  Thank you for all your hard work!!

    25. jenblacksheep profile image83
      jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

      I just started a Masters course and because I am more advanced than the others (long story) it gave me the idea to write some hubs that would theoretically help them. I've only done one so far, but I was thinking ... do you think it would be possible to have a Philosophy category?? I write a lot about ethics and stuff like that and there doesn't seem to be anywhere for that sorta thing to go.

    26. jenblacksheep profile image83
      jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

      Hey Simone, thanx for adding the philosophy category. I was just having a look at it and was thinking, could you add a sub-category for ethics/moral philosophy?

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        We're sticking to keeping links only to major categories on the students page, but there are lots of nifty ethics topic categories on HubPages to choose from: http://hubpages.com/search/include:categories+ethics

        Have a look at those- they might be adequate. If you think that another subcategory should be made though, let me know!

        1. jenblacksheep profile image83
          jenblacksheepposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What I meant was when you go to the student page and click on the Philosophy category, it goes to the philosophy page and on there it has lots of philosophy topics, like David Hume, Nietzsche etc, I'm not sure what they are ... tags maybe? I thought that Ethics should be included on there.

          And just one other thing ... how do you get to the student page, without following the link on this thread? I tried typing it in to the search box and it didn't come up.

    27. profile image46
      LeatherNails305posted 7 years ago

      Heck yes I could use something like this. I actually found Hubpages more useful that ask.com! This is a great way for students to connect and share ideas. Very excited on this end.

    28. travel_man1971 profile image75
      travel_man1971posted 7 years ago

      OMG! This is really it. This is really it is! big_smile
      This is one best hangout on the net for studes, ever. Congrats, Sir Paul and HP Staff!!!

    29. Makyol profile image45
      Makyolposted 7 years ago

      That is very nice of you guys. Thanks.

     
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