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10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

August 28, 2015<br>Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to …

Apps

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

Sklathill / Flickr<p>It's the dream of many a startup founder: Make something people love and wind up wildly rich, selling the company for billions.<p>But after you do that, what comes next? It could be a sense of hopeless isolation.<p>So says Minecraft founder Markus Persson (aka "Notch") in a strangely …

Rethinking the Creeds - Do Christians Have to Believe All That Stuff?

I'd like to recommend the theologian Harvey Cox to all my non-believer friends.<p>So many of the sophisticated, highly educated people I know labor under the assumption that, in order to be a Christian, a person has to believe - to assent intellectually to - the factuality of traditional Christian …

3 Difficult-To-Swallow Truths About The History Of Education And The Future Of Technology

One part of the current education reform agenda argues that the internet has made the world bigger. Or, more accurately, the boundaries of our everyday experiences have expanded. Therefore, because we are more connected than ever before, the story goes, we need to think about education as the …

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

6 Videos To Use In Your Social Justice Lessons

When I first started teaching in Los Angeles in the early 2000s, my third and fourth grade students organized a protest against a school-wide balloon …

Teaching

How to Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy and Kindergarten

Being disorganized causes huge problems.<p>Via Organizing from the Inside Out:<p>• Americans waste nine million hours per day searching for misplaced …

“Progress!” The World’s First Three-Way Gay Marriage

<b>Three homosexual men have “married” each other</b> in Thailand in what is being billed as the world’s first three-way same-sex “marriage.” This was, of …

No percentage marks from Red Deer math teacher

Print<p>EDMONTON - High school math teach­er Dave Martin has stopped grad­ing his stu­dents’ as­sign­ments with per­cent­age marks.<p>In­stead, the Red …

Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket

At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants.<p>Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell phones and bulky wads of keys before sitting down. Tunney, himself bothered by …

Swiss Army Knives

Stem cell breakthrough may allow same gender couples to create babies

Researchers from Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science are claiming a stem cell research breakthrough that would allow a …

Fighting Terrorism with Social Justice

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf became the target of much ridicule last week when she inanely suggested that we can combat Islamic terrorism …

5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online

January 6, 2015<br>Content curation is something I have been doing for five years now and all along the way I developed an arsenal of useful strategies …

14 Week Organizing Challenge Week 1 "The Kitchen"

Welcome to week 1 of A Bowl Full of Lemons 14 Week Organizing Challenge. This is a tested challenge that thousands have completed & it’s guaranteed …

Lifelong Learning is a Crucial Educational Mindset

Doctors, lawyers, and other professionals never stop learning new techniques and strategies to hone their craft and remain on the cutting edge in …

Another Bad Year For Higher Education

At the end of each semester, college and graduate students fill out evaluation forms. In theory, these “student feedback forms” provide students with an opportunity to assess their learning experiences. And these forms do, in fact, play a large part in the process through which instructors are …

The Mystery Of God & The Brain

Natural Law (Part 1): A Reformed Satanist Illuminates Our Natural Power To Create<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>July 29, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>As human beings, …