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Author Archives: Flora Blackmore

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Rehabilitation: AIOU to upgrade educational facilities in jails

ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will be upgrading its free educational facilities in jails throughout the country, enabling prisoners to learn as they serve their prison terms. To simplify the admission process for inmates, the AIOU has decided to send the prospectus and other allied material to jail authorities, read a statement released by […]

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Arts, education community mourn loss

Eloise Kirk’s death on Thursday left hearts deeply saddened and a void in the educational and arts communities that cannot be filled. Mary Hobdy, a longtime friend of Kirk, said there were no words to express the sorrow that she felt. “Eloise was the sweetest, the nicest and the most caring person in the world,” […]

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Atiku at Zik's Lecture, advocates free education in Africa

Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President of Nigeria and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar calls for primary and secondary education to be free and compulsory across the African continent. Atiku made the call at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State, in his capacity as Chairman of the 2016 Zik […]

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6 Useful Chrome Extensions to Help You Manage Your Tabs and Enhance Your Productivity

November 9, 2016If you use Chrome browser and have a tab addiction like us the extensions below are a real time saver. You can use them to effectively manage your tabs and make the best of your browsing experience.  Some of the things you can do with these extensions include: convert all your opened tabs […]

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A Very Good Poster Featuring 16 Educational iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Here is another handy visual we created for those of you teaching students with special needs. This work is based on a chart we posted here a few months ago. The visual features some very good iPad apps for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. We have arranged the apps into four main categories: apps […]

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Here Is A Wonderful Music and Podcast Creation Tool for Teachers and Students

July 26, 2016Soundtrap is an excellent collaborative platform for creating music and podcasts online. Several schools have already been implementing this tool ‘in their projects to foster deep learning and develop student’s creative, collaborative and communication skills.’ Students can use it to collaborate on music making. They can use loops, software instruments, record vocals , […]

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MoneyGram Foundation Reinvests in Innovative Educational Organizations in 2016

DALLAS, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) today announced the MoneyGram Foundation will award seven grants across seven countries for the first grant cycle of 2016. The foundation will renew its support to innovative educational programs operating in India, Jamaica, Laos, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Vietnam, as well as in four cities in the United […]

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8 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

May 23, 2016Back to you with another post on New EdTech Tools for Teachers. As most of you know, this is a series of posts published once to twice a month featuring a number of new educational web tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators discover applications that can potentially […]

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Here Is A Great Collaborative Tool for Teachers

May 20, 2016Slack is an excellent realtime messaging and collaboration tool. You can use it to organize all your team communication in one single place. Slack allows you to create channels where you can communicate and collaborate with your colleagues. For instance, you can create a channel for a topic you are researching or for […]

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Easily Convert Images to PDFs with This Handy Tool

May 21, 2016Image to PDF Converter is a wonderful tool from Smallpdf that you can use to easily convert images to beautiful PDFs. The tool is free and simple to use. It also supports major popular image formats including JPG, Gif, Bmp, PNG and tiff files. We have tried it different with different image files […]

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Another Collection of Some Good Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers

May 10, 2016Google Drive is quickly becoming an elementary component in teachers toolkit. Besides its cloud storage services, Drive provides a powerful suite of tools to create, edit, and share documents, presentations, visuals, and spreadsheets. Our section ‘ Google Drive for Teachers’ embeds a wide variety of resources and materials to help teachers tap into […]

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Community Newsletter: John XXIII Educational Center creates lifelong learners

John XXIII Educational Center is a nonprofit after-school support program serving students from fifth to 12th grade. John XXIII Educational Center offers academic support through an after-school supervised study hall which includes tutoring, academic enrichment activities for both middle and high school students, ESL classes, and one-on-one mentoring. In addition, the center sponsors events such […]

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Here Is A Great Tool for Creating Educational Timelines with Students in Class

March 19, 2016A few weeks ago, we shared with you a concise chart featuring some of the best web tools and mobiles apps you can use with your students to create educational timelines. Today, we are adding another cool resource to this chart. Timeline Maker is  a web-based tool  from SoftSchools students can use in […]

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Swampmaster alligator show 'arguably educational,' county rules

The Swampmaster Gator Show After investigating an animal cruelty complaint, Kent County Animal Control finds no grounds for action against The Swampmaster Gator Show. GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A county investigation into an animal cruelty complaint about an alligator exhibition has found no grounds for action. Jeff Quattrocchi hopes to bring The Swampmaster Gator Show […]

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