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7 New Features Added To Google Classroom

Google Announces New Features In Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, while we love Apple’s products, app ecology, and general aesthetic, we tend towards recommending Google for most classrooms. Though they’re not mutually exclusive, rare is the classroom that has the budget for Chromebooks and iPads. 1:1 is rare; 2:1 is rarer still. Google Classroom …

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Louisville’s Actors Theatre Offers Grant And Speaker Opportunities At 2019 Humana Festival

Actors Theatre Offers Grant And Speaker Opportunities At 2019 Humana Festival Of New American Plays from a press release Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville announces two opportunities for theatre professionals and new play supporters to participate in the 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays. Practitioners working in small budget theatres or as freelance artists …

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Google Is Discontinuing Inbox In March 2019. Here’s What You Need To Know

Google Is Discontinuing Inbox In March 2019. Here’s What You Need To Know by Terry Heick I woke up to a push notification from Google regarding my beloved Inbox. It’s going away in March of 2019 Google recently announced that it is discontinuing support for Google Inbox in March 2019. Kind of a bummer but …

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Report: ACT Scores Drop Again; Math Scores Hit 14-Year Low

Report: ACT Scores Drop Again; Math Scores Hit 14-Year Low by TeachThought Staff According to a new report released on October 17, 2018 by the ACT, performance on the standardized test by nearly 2 million high school students in the United States continues to fall. Examples? Student performance on the ACT math test dropped to “its …

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The Library Of Congress Launches Resource To Stream Motion Pictures

The Library Of Congress Launches Resource To Stream Motion Pictures by TeachThought Staff The Library of Congress announced today that it has digitized hundreds of hours of motion pictures that will be freely available on the newly launched National Screening Room website. Most of the content in the National Screening Room is in the public …

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Apply For Google For Education Certified Innovator 2018 Program Here

  Apply For Google For Education Certified Innovator 2018 Program Here by TeachThought Staff This information has been compiled from a press release See our own Professional Development workshops and upcoming TeachThought University courses for additional training, development, and coursework for innovation in education.  What is the Google for Education Certified Innovator program?   The Google …

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Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Now Using Artificial Intelligence To Predict Teen Suicide

Facebook Now Using Artificial Intelligence To Predict Teen Suicide by TeachThought Staff On November 27, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg announced plans—through a Facebook post—to use an emerging technology (Artificial Intelligence) to help predict and prevent teen suicide. Social media, bullying, identity, and mental health are increasingly tied together. The suicide rate for white females aged 10-14 …

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Corporate Training

Kahoot! Plus Released For Game-Based Corporate Training

Kahoot! Plus Released For Game-Based Corporate Training by TeachThought Staff Compiled From A Press Release Summary: Kahoot! Moves into Corporate Learning Kahoot!, the game-based learning platform and one of the fastest-growing #edtech brands with more than 50 million unique monthly active users recently announced Kahoot! Plus, a premium version of Kahoot! tailored specifically for corporate teams …

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2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced

2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced by TeachThought Staff The winners of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards have been announced, and include a program to strengthen families from Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a multilingual and open-source digital repository for children’s books in India. Originated by Rubenstein in 2013, the Literacy Awards …

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Apple Introduces iOS 11 Changes For iPhone And iPad

Apple Introduces New iOS 11 Changes For iPhone & iPad by TeachThought Staff Apple’s mobile operating iOS, used on the iPhone and iPad, is constantly being updated to marry hardware and user interfacing. The Cupertino-based company recently previewed iOS 11 changes, highlighted by a new Files app, interface customization, and big improvements to iPad multi-tasking …

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CDC: Suicide Rate For White Females Ages 10-14 Has Tripled Since 1999

CDC: Suicide Rate For White Females Ages 10-14 Has Tripled Since 1999 by TeachThought Staff Though it doesn’t get much attention and can be difficult to talk about, suicide is a significant part of any middle or high school teacher’s work. The Center for Disease Control has a litany of statistics on suicide, and they …

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Now Millionaire High School Dropout: ‘School Doesn’t Work For Anyone’

Now Millionaire High School Dropout: ‘School Doesn’t Work For Anyone’ by TeachThought Staff The value of education is proportional to its quality, and its quality is highly dependent on its personalization–how specific the wildly ranging knowledge demands of individual students are met. It’s certainly not an easy task, and given the scarce tools, scant support, …

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New Report Ranks Oregon Best, Mississippi Worst Identifying Homeless Students

New Report Ranks Oregon Best, Mississippi Worst At Identification Of Homeless Students by TeachThought Staff  from a press release A new report released by the Institute of Children, Poverty and Homelessness ranked the fifty states and the District of Columbia by how effectively they identify homeless students within their school systems. Oregon, New York and …

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