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Narrow gate of mercy difficult to enter with bloated pride, pope says

Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)<p>By Junno Arocho Esteves<br>Catholic News Service<p>VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The “narrow gate” to salvation described by Jesus …

Microsoft acquires automated meeting scheduling app Genee

Microsoft has announced that it’s acquired Genee, a productivity app that launched in beta last year and focused on automating the task of scheduling meetings. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Genee allowed users to set up meetings without having to consult a calendar. Once Genee was CCed …

"God Is Dead": What Nietzsche Really Meant

It’s been 134 years since Friedrich Nietzsche declared: “God is Dead” (or <i>Gott ist tot</i>, in German), giving philosophy students a collective headache …

4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes

Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the …

Education Technology

How augmented reality enhances the classroom — even without technology

Several years ago, I made one of those foolish Dad choices. Despite my wife’s better judgment, I let my six- and seven-year-old sons watch <i>Men in …

Why so many schools fail to get impact from iPad

"On a large secondary iPad project, it is often a deputy head who’s in charge. Successful 1:1 models, such as ESSA Academy and The de Ferrers …

Can 'Minecraft' Really Change the Way Teachers Teach?

Digital game-based learning isn't just fun, it's subversive.<p>To call <i>Minecraft</i> anything less than a phenomenon would be an understatement. Since releasing in 2009, it has sold more than a hundred million copies across almost every gaming platform and continues to sell another 50,000 more each day. …

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

July 10, 2016<br>Here is a short visual we created for teachers explaining the core notions behind the concept of Blended Learning. We have also included …

QuoDeck Interactive Learning Content Creator

Designing content for mobile learning is a challenge facing teachers in hybrid, blended and online learning environments. QuoDeck is a learning tool …

10 Tips for Using Google Slides Like a Pro - Small Business Trends

There are plenty of presentation platforms out there for large and small businesses alike. But not all work the same.<p>Google Slides is a dynamic, …

3 Reasons Why Email is Dead

We’ve said it before: the days when email was the primary tool for completing collaborative projects is over. Email’s rise to primacy as a project …

Amazon Inspires Teacher Collaboration With Free Lesson Plan Bank

The education market has long been focused on learning resources for students — and rightfully so. The goal of education is to provide students with …

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students

When their students act out, I propose the novice teachers do the following: <i>Get curious, not furious.</i> Let's explore what that means. Rather than a …

Teaching

Vizia

Create and share interactive videos in minutes<p>ADD QUIZZES AND POLLS TO YOUR VIDEOS<p>Insert multiple choice quizzes, polls, and short answer questions …

Quizzes

Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This

Use your brain to create a compelling pitch<p>My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint …

Short-Term Memory

A New Challenge For My Classroom: Creating Interactive Video Lessons​

...The post A New Challenge For My Classroom: Creating Interactive Video Lessons​ appeared first on TeachThought.

A Handy Visual Featuring 6 Essential Skills for Doing Online Research

June 26, 2016<br>Digital search literacy is one of the key literacies for the 21st century students. Knowing how to conduct effective online searches and …

Education Technology

Dremel and PD Learning Network Introduce New 3D Printing Course for Teachers

While many 3D printing companies have been doing great things in terms of educational outreach and getting 3D printers into classrooms, one of the …

Education Technology

Students: Solve handwritten calculations with FluidMath educational app - The Fire Hose

FluidMath is a handwriting-based educational math app designed for students and teachers in grades 6-12, useful for everything from pre-algebra to …

Mathematics

Using the Revision History in Google Docs

Most of the talk in the distributed ledger space has been centered around how to implement this technology in regards to cost cutting activities for …

Flipped Classroom Gets Fuel from a Worldwide Coalition of Educators, Researchers, and Technologists

CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and …

Education Technology

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms

column | Edtech Business<p>Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist) …

Education Technology

ISTE 2016: 3 Free Tools for Teachers

By Meg ConlanOnline tools give educators the ability to assess students, find and share video content, and collect multimedia presentations from …

Amazon launches Inspire as it looks to become a major player in education tech

Sharing is caring — and it can also be profitable.<p>Amazon on Monday launched a new online portal with thousands of free education resources such as …

Using Book Creator in the Science Classroom

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Important New Google Forms Tips for Teachers

June 21, 2016<br>For those of you who haven’t tried the new Google Forms yet, the visual guide below will help you get started. It features 10 important …

14 #EdTech Blogs to Make Up Your Summer Reading List

Blogs are a great choice for summer reading because not only are they current, but they also invite you to connect with others and join the …

CTI - Flipping the Classroom

What is flipping the classroom? <br>Why flip? <br>How can you flip? <br>Getting started with flipping.<p><b>What is flipping the classroom?</b><p>Flipping the classroom, or …

Education Technology

CTI - Designing Your Course

Use these pages to guide you in planning or revising a course.<p>What do you want your students to be able to do, know, or value as a result of taking …

Education Technology

Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning

column | Community<p>Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jun 22, 2016<p>Adam Bellow with …

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