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November 27, 2016

Cards Against Humanity Wants You To Donate To Their Holiday Hole

Cards Against Humanity apparently loves to troll us for the holidays.  Just in time for the beginning of the Holiday shopping season, Cards Against Humanity is digging a ginormous hole in the earth and properly naming it the ‘Holiday Hole.’  For every $10 donated, the hole is dug for 5 seconds.  As long as the money keeps coming in, the longer they will keep digging.  The creators of Cards Against Humanity began their Holiday shenanigans back in 2014, when they actually sold cow manure on their site for $6. In 2015, they gave everyone the ability to buy nothing for $5.  It is important to mention that Cards Against Humanity does give a substantial amount of cash to many [...]

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October 3, 2016

Gamification Uses Minecraft And Pokemon To Teach Your Child

As we begin a new school year, many teachers are still scrambling to find ways to connect with their students. Being a teacher myself, I am beginning to realize that technology has become a magnificent tool to use in the classroom. More specifically, using games as a method to teach. Gamification is a new phrase in education, but will become more prevalent in time. Gamification, by definition is: “The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity. These are typically online marketing techniques to encourage engagement with a product or service.” In educational settings, teachers are [...]

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September 14, 2016

There’s a Lesson In CM Punk’s UFC 203 Loss

Former WWE Superstar CM Punk finally had his debut fight for UFC on Saturday. 2 years into his blockbuster signing announcement, Punk finally had an opponent in up and coming fighter Mickey Gall. Long time UFC fans knew that Punk was a longshot to win, with the vocal majority ensuring he would fall in the first round. After all, how could a guy who “fake fought” for so many years become a success in a “real” sport? Perhaps the most interesting thing surrounding Punk’s debut was the amount of people who supported his journey. It wasn’t just the hardcore WWE fans that followed him into the octagon either. Fight fans, pro wrestlers, musicians, actors, [...]

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June 29, 2016

Amazon Looks To “Inspire” Teachers With Free Resources

 

 

Amazon recently announced its education marketplace called Amazon Inspire. Amazon Inspire is a free service aimed to support learning and teaching in a digital classroom by offering lesson plans and resources for Pre K-12th grades. Amazon conveniently made this announcement at the 2016 ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) in Denver. This isn’t Amazon’s first educational resource venture. Amazon bought TenMarks in 2013, which is an adaptive program that is focused on math.

Amazon Inspire will have resources covering all grades and subjects and will be provided by other educators as well as Amazon’s partner [...]

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