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3 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Effectively Search The Web

November 13, 2015<br>Being able to conduct smart search queries online be it on Google or any other search engine is absolutely an essential skill for …

Two Great Chrome Extensions to Use with Google Keep

November 18, 2015<br>Google Keep is a great note taking and task management web tool and mobile app. We have recently created a step by step guide on …

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Here Is A Great Tool for Taking Notes on Any Webpage

November 19, 2015 <br>Note Anywhere is a great note taking tool to use on your browser. It is not as powerful as Evernote or Google Keep but this Chrome …

Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the <i>librarian.</i> The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions and …

5 Eclectic Book Recommendations for Winter Break

Her approach has two stages: purge and then organize. In the purging phase, you have to touch every item and ask yourself, "Does this give me joy?" …

8 Great Ways to Level Up Your Life @coolcatteacher

Afghan Woman Who Once Went to School in Disguise Opens Boarding School for Girls

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who evaded the Taliban to get an education, is creating a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.<p>When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was a child, she dressed up like a boy to walk to school in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Now 24, she is once again defying the odds in her country—this …

Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Why a Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life

When was the last time you were bored — truly bored — and didn’t instantly spring to fill your psychic emptiness by checking Facebook or Twitter or Instagram? The last time you stood in line at the store or the boarding gate or the theater and didn’t reach for your smartphone seeking deliverance …

America's Cult of Ignorance Is No Match for Asia's Cult of Intelligence

<i>This article also currently appears in The Diplomat.</i><p>I have been traveling to East Asia (and many other parts of the world) for more than 25 years and over that time one of the things that has always struck me is how intelligent the general public in countries like Japan appear to be. It's not that …

New:You Can Now Add Audio Feedback To Students Presentations on Google Drive

June 20, 2014<br>Kaizena is one of my favourite tools for adding audio and text feedback to Google Docs. I have already shared here a detailed guide on …

Brazilian Teacher Helps Blind and Deaf Friend Experience Live World Cup Matches

Where there's a will, there's a way! Brazilian sign language instructor Hlio Surdos demonstrated this in an amazing show of friendship last Thursday, when he found an ingenious way to let his deaf-blind friend Carlos experience the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Carlos, who was born deaf and …

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Starbucks: Tuition reimbursement is only for juniors and seniors

Starbucks Corp. clarified its tuition reimbursement program for workers Thursday after facing scrutiny from education experts who questioned the extent of the company's largess.<p>The Seattle coffee giant announced this week it is helping employees who enroll in Arizona State University's online …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …

Build a Media Gallery With Your Students in 2013

One of the challenges of having students create videos, slideshows, podcasts, and other multimedia productions in your classroom is making sure that …

Tips You Need To Know When Sharing Google Drive Docs with Students

<b>Anyone with the link :</b><p>When you set a file to " Anyone with the link", only those who have the exact URL of the file will be able to see it without …

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Contents<p>Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:<p>Below are …

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Those first few hours after the weekend are critical. Start your week off right.<p>Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the …

5 Email Tips To Know Before Forwarding Mail

10 reasons it's time to move beyond the textbook

1). Paper is getting more and more expensive and textbooks frankly aren't very environmentally friendly.<p>2). Because the typical history book has just …

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Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …