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Technology

Gamify your teaching using Blooket

Blooket is a classroom review game that aims to level up classroom engagement by matching action with education to create the ultimate learning experience! Like other classroom review games, it allows you to create your own question sets and then host them during class. Students join in with a unique Game ID on their own devices to compete. However, after this, Blooket becomes very different from common review sites.

Current Affairs

Environment

The crucial intersection of climate and capital

The financial sector often talks of decarbonizing investment portfolios as a way to fight climate change. But portfolios can be "cleaned" without having any real impact on the problem, says investment expert Nili Gilbert. Bringing science to finance, she unpacks how investors can actually help decarbonize the world -- a costly endeavor, estimated at three to five trillion dollars per year between now and 2050 -- and ensure the climate transition is just, global and interconnected. "Changing the markets can be a way to change the world," she says.

Health & Safety

How to identify Self-Harm?

What is Self-Harm? Any behaviour that involves causing harm to yourself. It also can be mentioned as self-injury or self-mutilation.

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BOOKS

10 Places kids can listen to free audiobooks

Audiobooks are a wonderful way to expose all students to complicated storytelling, no matter their reading level. Listening to a story being read helps students engage in text, gain exposure to more words, and ultimately improve vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Not only that, they’re super fun! Here are ten of our favorite places to get free audiobooks for kids.

The three best places to get great free e-books

Many libraries use the OverDrive platform to lend out e-books and audiobooks, so check your local library’s website to see if it’s lending directly or just head to Overdrive.com, create an account with your library card number, and see what’s available.

Word Travelers: The mystery of the Taj Mahal treasure by Raj Haldar

The Mystery of the Taj Mahal Treasure finds our heroes traveling to incredible India where they must help their new friend, Dev, find a long lost family treasure before the dastardly Mr. Raffles gets his hands on it and turns a beloved school into yet another department store.

Useful books to help kids learn coding

Kids will get to learn the basics of computer coding through a wide variety of interactive visuals, engaging games and project-based activities. They will also get to experiment with different softwares and programming languages such as Python, Java, Scratch and many more. Links to the books are under the visual. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

Five New Graphic Novel Series Your Kids Won’t Want to Miss

So, your kid has read all the Wimpy Kid books, devoured everything ever written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier, and can’t get enough Dog Man—you’re not alone.

Wellbeing

Five effective ways to reduce your screen time

It’s something many of us struggle with, but here’s how to cut back on the amount of time you’re spending on your phone

Meditate with Yoda

The mindfulness app Headspace released Star Wars-themed meditations in celebration of May the 4th. Characters like Yoda, BB-8, and Chewbacca are all part of the collaboration, in animated form of course.

LIFESTYLE

A beginner’s guide to going vegetarian

Do you currently eat meat, but want to start eating a vegetarian diet? Cutting out meat can seem intimidating at first, but if you take it one step at a time, you will be a vegetarian in no time. Here are our top seven tips for going vegetarian for beginners.

Doing well by doing good: How food banks help supermarkets make money

Scroll through any supermarket chain's social media feed and you're bound to see feel-good stories about charitable food donations to the community. What may seem like an altruistic gesture at first sight is actually helping the company's bottom line, according to research by a Northeastern professor who studies food waste.

Surgeons implant pig heart into human patient in world-first case

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a human patient, a first-of-its-kind procedure, the University of Maryland Medical School said Monday.