You could do an observation round - play them a short clip from a film or TV series and then ask them questions based on what they've seen (eg. what colour dress was the main character wearing, or what was the name of the shop they walked past). … [Read more...] about 10 quiz round ideas to make your next Zoom quiz more interesting
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The data reinforces the increasingly realistic prospect that big cities will become shells of their former selves as office workers transition to working from home permanently and huge headquarters that were once a marker of a company's success become an unnecessary expense. … [Read more...] about Is this the end of tech hubs? 66% of staff from companies including Facebook, Twitter and Uber said they would move OUT of major cities if working from home becomes permanent, study claims
AI could be used to assist “investigations by ‘joining the dots’ in police databases, the risk assessment of offenders, forensic analysis of devices, transcribing and analysis of CCTV and surveillance, security checks and the automation of many administrative tasks”, it said. … [Read more...] about Robocops to replace British bobbies on the streets, police force reveals
First they found that there were people more radical than themselves (they called them Anabaptists) who began using the newly available text in startling ways. Such people often took the Bible very literally, and might argue, say, that only that which is expressly permitted in it is permissible. Radicals naturally rejected any role for tradition in their thinking. They might feel, for instance, that if polygamy was good enough for Hebrew patriarchs, it was good enough for them; more commonly, they rejected military service, or withdrew completely from ordinary society; and often, they denied the rightness of infant baptism, since it was more or less impossible to prove from the biblical text. All this forced mainstream reformers back to the role of tradition in making decisions about Christian belief. … [Read more...] about The King James Bible’s language lessons
Starting off, I had thought the main issue would be accuracy. I worried I’d be forced to make wildly inappropriate remarks to longstanding friends and colleagues, like the hapless idiot in an American sitcom, receiving ear-piece instructions to get him through a date with the hottest girl in school. You know the scene: he’s doing great for a while, but eventually comes a cropper when his Bergerac is hit in the crotch by a wheelie bin, or a nest of wasps, which causes our hero to repeat his every swear word verbatim. This, I feared, could be my fate; glibly responding to emails announcing the death of a family friend with blandly inappropriate corporate speak like “Outstanding!” or “Can we change this to Friday?” It turned out I shouldn’t have worried, as the replies were almost universally, even unnervingly, appropriate to the topic. My week was merely a never-ending spree of palatable options that were terrifyingly bland. … [Read more...] about How smart are Gmail’s ‘smart replies’?