4 Reasons You Should Blog In Your Classroom

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So you are looking for creative ways to engage your students and have effective parent communication? Well, blogging may be the right option for you! Continue reading

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Turn up! Turn up! Tools to flip your classroom

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Shut Up No One Is Listening!

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How to create a QR Code Treasure Hunt

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How to create QR Code using Google URL Shortener

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How to Capture Tweets to Share with Others

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There are a lot of great Tweets and some you may want to share with others where you work. Do you know how to do that? If not, read this to learn how in a few easy steps.

1) Find the Tweet
2) Right click on the date
3) Select “Copy link address”
4) Select “Open in new tab” to see what it looks like to others

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DuckGuckGo Is The Way To Search

DuckGuckGo Is The Way To Search

DuckGuckGo Is The Way To Search

DuckDuckGo is one unique search engine that shows the users the same search results for a term which they have typed in. This is unique because when you search in Google, it shows results based on your previous visits on websites and then displays you the option. DuckDuckGo

Educating through Search Engines

The use of search engines has been increasing by the millions per day; numerous users are putting in queries on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and DuckDuckGo, for them to come up with an answer. Online teaching programs are also the one who benefit from search engines, to gather information and share it with students spread across the world. Search engines such as DuckDuckGo is also adding their expertise in the education field and trying to solve inquiries of people around the globe.

So, what’s the advantage of DuckDuckGo as your default browser other than Google?

Knowledge Graph Feature

The main reason why people are so hooked onto Google is because it has eliminated the need to go inside a particular website to get information. The search has evolved to make it easier for us to find answers without many hassles. To explain the knowledge graph feature of Google, it displays a neat box besides the box where you type in your query, and can do cool things such as math calculations, display flight information, score of your favorite team, and even show stock market information and do currency conversion.

But, as all good things have some faults the knowledge graph also has its own. It is based on searches and gives out information only on that. For example, if you are looking out stocks at MTNL, the box next to it shows Alibaba stock numbers, which you don’t want, whereas DuckDuckGo gives only that information which the user has typed in the box.

Alternative Engines

Due to such short comings people are turning their search process on some different platform. And that is why tech gurus are impressed with the quality of DuckDuckGo, as it’s a more privacy focused information generator.

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Free Ebooks is Your Best Place To Learn

There was a time when people were avoiding carrying books on vacation or while traveling, as the space and weight of your favorite novel or an instructional guide was way too much for you to take it around. But, as things evolved in the digital era, all things are getting smaller and smaller including your books.

If you are a glutton reader, who’s just gone digital due to same issue explained above, you must be enjoying the convenience of having all your favorite books and non-favorite also with you at any time. Not only this, but the extra features such as the word search, meaning, definitions, and highlights are an added benefit.

Free Ebooks is Your Best Place To Learn

Free Ebooks is Your Best Place To Learn

It doesn’t matter if you are using an e-reader like the Kindle, a Nook or even Jetbook or reading books on your phone or tablet, there are a lot of features to like, love, share. The important factor of e books is that it has become incredibly easy to buy the books you want. Your e-reader devices and tablet apps come up with their own marketplaces to purchase, but you can pretty easily rack up a huge billing amount.

However, to cut the cost and give the users a free hand in reading whatever they want, organizations or groups have come up with websites from where you can legally download e books for the cost of nothing. There are plenty of good places where you can get a good collection of great e books without spending a dollar. And don’t worry, it is also not connected to any book piracy, and all of them are verified according to rules.

For you to have the classic masterpiece you always craved for, has become easy, and there are several free legal resources to get one. Many of these sites offer old books, which are no longer copyrighted. This can give an avid reader a goldmine of books and to complete his satisfaction of reading many of the old classics.

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Kids can learn to write better while teaching robots?

Pedagogical researchers suggest that the best way to learn something is to learn while teaching. Psychologists also agree that children focus better in acquiring knowledge when they know that they have to explain the subject to someone else after learning. Overall, this technique helps in generating greater confidence and interest about the topic among children while they are learning.


This may sound weird, but Swiss researchers have recently unveiled their concept in which human-robot interaction helps kids to learn. Several eyeballs were attracted towards International Conference of Human-Robot Interaction when École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne university’s researchers introduced their CoWriter project in March this year. The system is specifically designed to help children revise, and to improve their handwriting as well.

The project is still in testing phase. It involves humanoid robot and tablet PCs. Progressive writing algorithms are pre-programmed in the robot. The video released by this system’s developers suggests that children can use voice command and ask the two feet tall robot to write certain words on tablet PC. Then, children check the tablet PC to see if the robot has used correct spellings and handwriting. Kids can correct the spellings, if robot makes mistakes.

Researcher Séverin Lemaignan recently interacted with journalists and shared some details about the project. He highlighted the point that this project actually manages to teach kids in such-a-way that they won’t even realize they are being taught something. He also shared the information that this project is being tested in certain primary schools with six to eight year old students. If this project turns out to be successful, it would help parents and teachers by providing a teaching tool that never gets exhausted while teaching.

According to Séverin Lemaignan, this tool will prove to be helpful in increasing self-confidence, as well as to nourish teaching skills among children. It will also help slow learners to learn at their own pace.

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Microchip that can store millions of educational documents is here

Microchip that can store millions of educational documents is here

Microchip that can store millions of educational documents is here

People in some countries have access to digital technology and broadband with speed of up to 100 Mbps. On the other hand, people living in some African and Asian countries do not even have access to electricity. Digital divide between developed and developing countries will keep on increasing until someone finds that perfect tool to bridge this ever-increasing gap. Perhaps, one such tool has recently arrived. It is popularly known as “Internet in a box.”

Microchip that manages to deliver loads of information

Researchers from the University of North Carolina are working on this project since last 14 years. It is known as WiderNet Project. Under this project, researchers have developed a microchip that can integrate with tablet PCs, laptops, and smart phones to deliver information on various devices even when they are not connected to the internet.

This chip can be used to deliver information to millions of people from around the world, who do not have access to internet. Researchers refer to this chip as eGranary Pocket Library.

Microchip is being used for educational purpose

eGranary digital library has content from renowned publishers like Project Gutenberg, Khan Academy, Wikipedia, etc. Overall, the chip contains 32 million pages of educational documents. Researchers have already installed 1,000 of these chips, and millions of people are currently accessing information while their devices are on offline mode.

WiderNet Project’s director and co-founder Cliff Missen recently interacted with journalists. He said his team is in touch with ministries of school, health, science, and education in various countries to implement the educational project.

Cliff pointed out that in some West African countries like Sierra Leone; only around one percent of country’s population has access to internet. This is where eGranary digital library will play an important role in spreading education.

He also shared the information about Ebola microchip project, and said that researchers have sent thousands of Ebola related documents to the affected countries so that people have access to all the information about the disease.

WiderNet’s team is also working with some prisons, libraries, and schools in the United States, and is offering them eGranary library for digital education. Users of this library/ chip can also add updates to the existing content with the help of device’s editing option.

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