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Email A pilgrimage is a physical and a spiritual journey to a sacred site, either a church or a place where a saint may have appeared or a miracle is believed to have taken place. Most religions have the practice of the faithful making pilgrimages to holy places as a way to express their deep belief, to ask to be healed or to do penance for sins. It is way of uplifting the soul. Why did people go on pilgrimages in the Middle Ages?
Adrian Camm · Medieval Re-Design Your typical Medieval PBL unit would typically be built around a driving question like “What was life like in 14th century England?” Students would research clothing, art, music, food and perhaps have a culminating event like medieval bread baking. This is inauthentic PBL in my opinion and doesn’t do this incredible period of time justice.
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Email What is a Prophet? Prophecy, which began 5760 years ago, was not uncommon in the time of the Old Testament. A prophet was a spokesman for God to the people, or a channel through whom God communicated with the people. Prophets of the Old Testament
Guest blogger, Barbara Jolie provides some ideas for teachers who want some ideas on using the Internet in the classroom to more effectively accelerate learning outside the classroom. [amazon_omakase size="468x60" locale="" ad_logo="show" ad_product_images="show" ad_link_target="new" ad_price="all" ad_border="show" ad_discount="add" color_border="#000000" color_background="#FFFFFF" color_text="#000000" color_link="#3399FF" color_price="#990000" color_logo="#CC6600" /] For all the flack that the Internet gets, from minimizing attention spans to being a breeding ground for pedophiles and terrorists, if used correctly, the Internet may just be the biggest blessing for teachers and learners since the rules of logic were conceived. But using the Internet correctly is the hard part. For teachers who want some ideas for using the Internet in the classroom to more effectively accelerate learning outside the classroom, here are a few tips: 1. Four Ideas For Using Online Tools to Extend the Classroom
Creating a presentation that keeps a captive audience engaged is tough. Creating a presentation that keeps distracted students engaged is a much harder task again. Whether your are demonstrating to a class or presenting at a conference, keeping an audience focused on your content is more challenging than it used to be. Children and adult audience members alike, now have glowing distractions in their pockets and are expecting the instant gratification that comes from the Internet generation. Text on slides no longer has the appeal and will easily lose the attention battle to a Facebook update or a new cow on FarmVille. Here are a few tools that will help you enthrall your audience and keep your presentations on the entertaining side of educational: 5 Presentation Tools To Captivate Every Student
Google Map Maker Gets A Makeover, Is Now Easier To Use Google Map Maker, the still somewhat undiscovered gem of Google Maps which allows users to create and edit maps, is getting its new Google makeover today. Following the redesigns of other top Google properties including Gmail, Docs, YouTube and Reader, Map Maker’s updated user interface is meant to be easier on the eyes, while also increasing the service’s usability. Map Maker, which launched in the U.S. in April of this year, is largely meant to extend the Google Maps service into countries where there isn’t much data, namely, emerging markets. In these regions, users can hand-edit Google Maps using an online tool, submitting details about roads, points of interest, features near a point and even geographic boundaries. These edits are moderated by Google, and, after approval, go live for all users of Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps for Mobile.