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Sometimes when working in a rather busy office it can be very useful to block out noise. I've used many different white noise apps, but I find this one to be one of the most effective. (Several of my students have been using it this week during exam revision) 
Ambient sounds to help you relax, focus, and escape.
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Watch out for the "Mild Peril". I would hate to think of this applied to most of our High School reading curriculum. Things Fall Apart? Catcher in the Rye
 
War and Peace: contains scenes of mild peril...
Romeo and Juliet: includes sexually explicit content
The Bible: contains infanticide, fratricide, genocide, etc...

Some universities in the US want "trigger warnings" on the classics to warn vulnerable students of the content. In some ways a laudable aim - but is it a step too far? We've re-imagined some covers... http://bit.ly/1obdnsL
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What kind of warning would the newspaper need?
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If you've ever needed to organise all those highlighted noted from your kindle, this website is a godsend. It integrates with Evernote too so you can import and organise them from there.  
Organize the notes you make on your Kindle. Note taking has never been so easy. Clippingsconverter.com brings note taking into the 21st century. Spend less time note taking and more time enjoying the things you've read. Sign up free ... Edit and annotate your notes; Organize using search and ...
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Spent a great deal of time trying to get my head round Omniplan to see if it could be useful to plan out some of my classes for next year. I found this very informative post by +Fraser Speirs. Not absolutely sure it's the way forward, but it does offer some interesting possibilities for curriculum design. 
It's that time of the year when teachers everywhere start to think about the next academic session. School children everywhere think of it as "the first day of the summer holidays" but little do they know. One of my most important tools for getting the year right is OmniPlan. It may not be entirely obvious how to apply a Gantt chart-based project planning tool to the classroom but I'm really an engineer at heart so over-analysing thi...
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I think the emotion some people are feeling is due to a nostalgia for childhood. (The Watership Down style of drawing and the 2D animation)  . The cynicism comes along because, thanks to people like David Attenborough, we know that real bears eat tiny animals (Sheesh, thanks David for ruining our childhood!). The annoyance is because NO ONE likes to be woken up by a ringing alarm clock especially in the middle of hibernating!  
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+Hash Milhan i strongley agree with you ! :) +StrokeMeYouInsolentHumanCuzIAmACat 
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If anyone was looking for a good quiz web-app. This is the most comprehensive I've found - it allows 50mb upload of media (including images and video). The use of the video is something which many others don't supply without paying for it!

Also their online service is pretty swift! (Unlike my school's VLE supplier)

www.questbase.com
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Quizlet is a good choice as well www.quizlet.com
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Not sure I agree entirely with these brief summaries, but they are pretty fun (as long as you already know what they're talking about).
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Who would have thought Nutella would have caught on? Chocolate, nuts, fat, sugar. Not really a difficult sell is it? You know what anniversary should really be celebrated? Marmite. Now that's a wonder of longevity.
 
Nutella is turning 50. We look back on how the world went nuts for a hazelnut and chocolate spread. To give you an idea of how popular it's become, last year 365 million kilos were consumed in 160 countries, that's roughly the weight of the Empire State Building http://bbc.in/1t3vrHd
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The video introducing this course is not exactly the most inspirational, but it could be interesting to see how it pans out. 
Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in ELT is a free online class taught by Deborah Healey, Jeff Magoto and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith of University of Oregon
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Hello, 

I'm attempting to create a shared spreadsheet in which all staff can set deadlines for particular classes so that we can all see if a particular class has a deadline on a particular day.

 I've got a couple of templates, but I just wanted to check if anyone else had come up with an elegant solution rather than just re-inventing the wheel. 

I'm also trying to simplify things by not using gCal, and through that spreadsheets would be the best way to go. 
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We setup deadline/testing calendar for Faculty to add such event to, for sharing.  After all, that's what calendars are for, dates! :-D
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Yep yep yep.
 
I had to share this photo, I think it is a great reminder.
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One of the skills I teach my year 7s is summerising. (Along with clarifying, questioning and predicting) I've not had this type of answer yet. Give it time. 
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Eating at Al Forno is a very particular experience. Expect it to be loud, raucous and tremendous fun almost every night of the week. The staff are very friendly and gregarious; last week Bruno, the matre d', addressed the restaurant with a loud-hailer. However, we were also serenaded by a local choir on their Christmas meal. It's that kind of place. I wouldn't expect to have a quiet intimate meal here, but great for meeting with friends. The staff cross-dress in tennis kit during the Wimbledon championship.
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