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Why Do We Still Care About Shakespeare? | Ovations | UTSA's College of Liberal and Fine Arts Magazine By Cindy Tumiel Four hundred years have passed since William Shakespeare penned his last play. Yet his prose, plots and characters are as alive today as they were when the plays were originally staged during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. For two of UTSA’s eminent literary scholars, the bard of Avon’s enduring appeal is an enduring topic as well. The answer is simple for Craven, a professor emeritus at UTSA who taught his first Shakespeare course back in 1965. “He is the greatest dramatist, the greatest poet and the greatest prose writer in the history of the language,” said Craven, who teaches undergraduate courses in Shakespeare and has seen all of his plays performed at least once. The language is rich, the characters are complex and many of his basic themes – love, treachery, honor, bravery and political intrigue – still resonate today, said Craven. Alan Craven Mark Bayer, an associate professor and chair of the Department of English at UTSA, agreed. Mark Bayer

ClassBadges Is A Free Way To Gamify Your Classroom Looking to find a new, simple, and free way to gamify your classroom? There a new web tool out that you should probably know about. It’s called ClassBadges and it’s a free online tool where teachers can award badges for student accomplishments. Teachers can set up an account and award the badges whenever they wish. Pretty straightforward. Request an invite to create an account (it looks like right now, they’re working on handling a higher capacity of users), and once you do, you’ll be able to create a class list. You’re able to choose what badges are awarded (and they’re customizable!) See Also: The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification

What's Wrong With Google Telling Me Everything? The topic of Critical Thinking and Google Searches seems to poke it's head out via various discussions and conversations every now and then. Even on #edchat last night the topic centered around moving kids away from thinking Google has all the answers to thinking critically. First let me clarify. I use the term Google Searches loosely. That has come to mean all searches but there are obviously other search engines out there (Like Bing and Yahoo) that are still relevant and used in schools. So my question is, what's wrong with the fact that Google is able to tell me everything I need to know? I am having trouble remembering what I did before search online. So what would have taken 5 minutes of searching, now takes seconds. So I ask whats wrong with Google (or any other search engine) telling me the answers I seek? The argument seems to be, in the classroom, that if a question is asked that Google can answer, then there is something wrong with the question. What do you think?

Whiteboard | Interactive Whiteboard App for iPad Quick look at Splashtop Whiteboard and how it could be used in a classroom.Education App ReviewsList of top 10 apps for iOS for K-6 learning. iPad, iPod and iPhone learning app reviews for standards based teaching and classroom use. Scholastic Tech Tools Author: Brian Nadel One of the great weaknesses of even second generation iPads in the classroom is the continued lack of support for Flash media and the limitations placed on what you can display with a large-screen monitor or projector. Splashtop Whiteboard Testimonials “I am a big fan of any new technology and a proponent of technology in the classroom. - Chris S., 3rd Grade Teacher, MERIT graduate, and Technology Professional Development Team member, CUSD. “We are in the process of equipping a state of the art, media equipped seminar room in which we teach advanced graduate courses in sociology including some specialized courses in qualitative and quantitative techniques and advanced data management. - Martin L. - Peter H.

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Laurel & Hardy | 100 funny jokes by 100 comedians - Comedy Joyce Valenza Joins Rutgers SC&I Faculty Joyce Valenza, Ph.D., SLJ blogger and early adopter of helping children to create a “robust academic digital footprint,” will join Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information (SC&I), the university announced today. Valenza, who SLJ once dubbed a “rock star librarian,” will use her extensive experience in education and technology to lead courses in school media, social media and learning, and digital youth in SC&I’s undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs. Valenza, a high school teacher-librarian at the Springfield Township High School Library (PA) since 1998, will join SC&I in January 2014 with a wide array of research interests, including youth information seeking and communication behaviors in mediated and socially networked environments. “Dr. Adds Library and Information Science department chair Marie L.