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8 Good Apps for Visually Impaired Students

We received a few requests in the past from teachers inquiring about apps for the visually impaired. Below are  some of the popular apps we would recommend for teachers. We have also included a list of some useful resources where you can access  a wide variety of other apps to use with the blind and […]

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What an apt name

Skunk Software is a studio that’s released a handful of disappointing games on the eShop; its releases typically consist of sophomoric and barebones approximations of gambling games and educational games. Still, you have to hand it to the developers for trying to fill a gap in the eShop’s library, as there aren’t too many games […]

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Most educational instts yet to build Shaheed Minar

A staggeringly vast majority of the educational institutions in Meherpur and Joypurhat districts are without any Shaheed Minar, a monument to commemorate the martyrs of 1952 Language Movement. As many as 415 of the 449 educational institutions in three upazilas of Meherpur district have no Shaheed Minar, reports our Kushtia correspondent Amanur Aman, from Meherpur. […]

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4 Significant Apps for Social Studies Teachers

September 5, 2015Below are four free educational iPad apps we want to bring to your attention. While they can be used across different content areas, these apps are particularly useful for social studies teachers. From reading about the world’s endangered species to exploring the nuances of world history through documents and photos, these apps are […]

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Gov. Christie, Unions and Serious Educational Reform

August 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS Regarding your editorial “‘Single Most Destructive Force’” (Aug. 3): As district superintendent of Ulster County, N.Y., from 1987-1995, I would bring a team to an underperforming school to examine the causes of failure and suggest changes. I visited schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Long Island. What I found […]

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NRC approves report on educational reform

BANGKOK, 28 July 2015 (NNT) – The National Reform Council has reached a majority vote to approve the report on educational reform. The NRC meeting on Monday reviewed a report from the committee on the reform of education and human resources development, which included three reform agendas. The session voted 191 to one, with seven […]

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Google Released A New Plugin Integrating Google Drive with Microsoft Office

July 22, 2015Here is a quick post highlighting a new update in Google Drive. Google just released a new Drive plugin perfect for people using Office for Windows (it doesn’t work with Office 2016 though).This plugin integrates Google Drive with Microsoft Office allowing Office users to open the documents they have saved in Drive (e.g […]

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Take Virtual Tours Into Different Museums and Exhibitions Using Google Cultural Institute

May 10, 2015Google Cultural Institute is a great resource with huge educational potential. We have already reviewed it when it was first launched a couple of years ago and since then new features and materials have been added to the platform. Google Cultural Institute puts ‘the world’s cultural treasures at your fingerprints’ allowing you to […]

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4 New Google Classroom Features Teachers Must Know about

April 21, 2015 A few days ago we posted here about some of Google Classroom’s upcoming features. Some of these new features were released yesterday and we bet you will love them. All of these features are geared towards enhancing team work and collaboration in Classroom class. Below is a brief synopsis of Google Classroom’s […]

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Lib Dems plan to set up independent education standards authority

The Liberal Democrats have launched a renewed attack on the government chief whip Michael Gove’s record while he was education secretary, setting out plans to block “micro-interventions” by ministers by establishing an independent educational standards authority. The policy is part of a five-point plan which will be outlined by the party’s leader Nick Clegg during […]

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