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Monday, March 30, 2015

Lent: Giving Up a Small View of God

Don't tell God how big your problem is; tell your problem how big God is.

Link: http://gs4nj.org/giving-up-a-small-view-of-god/

April Fool's Day

Museum of Hoaxes has listed the Top 100 Hoaxes of all time. They researched the entire history of April Fool's Day and selected its top 100 hoaxes ever, as judged by creativity, historical significance, the number of people duped, and notoriety. Three of the hoaxes are below.

Link: http://hoaxes.org/aprilfool/

3 Thinking Apps that are Now Free!

All of these apps are free today (at least here in Canada and also the US). Some of the things these apps provide include games, puzzles, brain activities all of which are geared towards honing kids conceptual skills such as : reasoning, observation, critical thinking, strategic thinking, and spatial cognition capabilities.

Master Math Videos


Master math is a great website that provides all kinds of math resources for middle school students. Resources include free video lessons, practice worksheets, self-grading quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and many more.

Link: http://www.mastermath.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=25

RefMe


There’s a new citation maker called RefME, and it is getting rave reviews from educators online. You do have to create a free account and login before you use it, but many teachers think it is worth it!

Link: https://www.refme.com/#/

Stress Management for Students

Young people, like adults, can benefit from learning and practicing stress management skills. Students who develop stress reduction skills learn how to feel and cope better without hurting themselves or others. In addition to learning stress relief skills, identifying and acknowledging the causes of stress and expressing feelings about them are usually the most effective tools students have. Find them here!

Link: http://www.vsacca.org/pdf/2008Presentations/LawmanStressReductionActivities.pdf

Create a Discussion Group

ThinkBinder is an excellent web tool for creating study and discussion groups. It allows students to collaborate, upload videos and share notes and files in a secured group. The tool also supports text and video chat and provides a collaborative whiteboard to help students work on their problems.
Link: www.thinkbinder.com