Easter Day Quiz for Teachers during April Fool’s Season

Easter Day is just around the corner. Dear teachers, have you prepared well for students’ questions about Easter Day? Though it is a commonly-known religious day, students still need to know more details. How can you know whether you have mastered the knowledge of Easter Day? What way will you choose to teach and share the Easter Day information with children? Ok, this Easter Day’s quiz will help you.

Easter Day Quiz

Question 1:

On what street in New York does the city’s famous Easter parade take place?

A. Broadway

B. 42nd Street

C. Wall Street

D. 5th Avenue

Question 2:

Who was the last monarch to wash the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday as an act of humility in remembrance of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet?

A. Victoria

B. James II

C. George III

D. George VI

Question 3:

In France how are Easter eggs thought to be delivered to children on Easter Sunday?

A. By the Easter goose

B. By a church bell that scatters eggs as it rings out on Sunday morning

C. By the Easter bunny

D. By the Birgin Mary who delivers them to the children while they sleep

Question 4:

Who was the first to speak to Jesus after he had risen from the dead/

A. God

B. Mary, his mother

C. Judas Iscariot

D. Mary Magdalene

( Do you know the answers? Come on! ^_^ )

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Question 5:

What are the English and German names for Easter or Ostern derived from?

A. The Passover ritual of Seder

B. The ancient name for the month of April

C. The German word for Austria, traditionally believed to be where Easter eggs were found

D. The Latin for word for eggs

Question 6:

What does the Easter Triduum refer to?

A. The Sunday after Easter Sunday, the conclusion of the Easter week

B. The ascension of Jesus to heaven and the completion fo the Holy trinity

C. The last three days before Easter Sunday

D. The meal eaten by the disciples following Jesus’ crucifixion

Question 7:

The Good Friday agreement, signed on Good Friday 1998, is also known as what?

A. The Belfast agreement

B. The Democratic Unionist agreement

C. The Dublin agreement

D. The Northern Ireland agreement

Question 8:

The term Maundy, describing the Thursday that commemorates the last supper and celebrated the day before Good Friday, is derived from the Latin word mandatum, meaning what?

A. Final

B. Commandment

C. Mandate

D. Disciple

Question 9:

What way will you choose to teach your students? If e-Learning method is used, what will be the result?

The quiz is finished, while is it hard to do the quiz and make a judgment? Please be patient. Let's try another version of this Easter Day quiz.

Is this one much more engaging? I didn’t show the Easter Day quiz made with Flash quiz maker first; however, don’t regard it as teasing on you. You know, it is April Fool’s season. ^_^ Check out the score you have got. Oh, there is an open question – the last question. What is the key? I think you should have already known the answer based on your experience in doing the quiz, and your students possibly have the same feeling.

Don’t feel upset if you failed in the quiz this time. There is still enough time for you to learn more about Easter Day. The following are some materials about Easter Day for you:



Children always like learning in interesting ways. Dear teachers, why not make full use of these techs in your class? E-learning has become the hot topic. If the e-Learning technology can be well adopted in teaching, students and also you must get great benefits from them.

Happy April Fool’s Day and Easter Day!

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Facebook Guide for Students: How to Become Popular?

Recently the news pops up that Facebook has overtaken Google to become the most popular site in U.S. As a survey shows, at least 85% of college students have at least one Facebook account. It has become part of students’ life. Then how to become popular on this hot social platform? This must be the confusion for many students and Facebook users. Here I want to share some tips with you, dear friends. You may find some inspiration from the Facebook guide based on my using experiences.

To become popular on Facebook, you need full preparation, patience and it is also necessary to know some tips and tricks. Please remember a principle: perfect your own profile first, and then communicate with others. Let’s see the details:

1. Choose unique image and nickname. Don’t change them if not necessary. This is because the image and nickname are the first two elements for other members to recognize you. Once friends get familiar with you, they firstly will distinguish you through your picture and name.

2. Decorate your page and make it look great. Never hesitate in choosing a personalizing Facebook background. Fill in all the blanks, and don’t let it look dull. If there are just some big blanks or “no info”, visitors will definitely lose interests.

3. Give freedom to your visitors. Pay attention to your privacy, but offer friends freedom they can enjoy. For example, you can make it open to comment in videos, images, etc. Help your visitors enjoy the time on your page.

4. Tweetmeme.com provides you bunch of hot news and topics for sharing on Facebook. Updating news and sharing interesting pieces are the best method to make others know your page is quite active. Tweetmeme will save your time in searching for the attractive word.

5. Communicate with others actively. Before visitors come to your page, you need to “go out” first. It is important to increase the number of your friend list, but the more critical thing to get more friends and keep them on your list is your interactive action with the people on and out of the list. Keep on commenting others’ messages attentively, and they will feel your true heart and appreciate you. Don’t just add friends, but “talk” with them.

6. Make full use of applications Facebook offers. To attract others to your page, you can take advantage of the Facebook applications, especially those which can make your page more engaging. For example, you can make a quiz on Facebook for visitors to take, which will be more interactive. Here is the tutorial: How to make quiz on Facebook. You can also make multimedia quiz with quiz maker like QuizCreator and upload it to your own site. Then share the link on Facebook. Many applications are quite interesting, but don't add a bunch of silly apps. Get some suggestions through the following article: Facebook Applications for Page Popularity .

The above are some tips I summarized based on my use of Facebook. Hope they can help you to some extent. For more useful tips, dear friend, you can get them on this authority website for Facebook guidebook: http://mashable.com/guidebook/Facebook/ Facebook is a hot and excellent social media platform for students to get friends, learn news and knowledge, while please act wisely to prevent yourself from being absorbed into it.

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Techs and Resources for Water Saving Education

Water, as one of the most important sources for human’s life, is facing a severer and severer situation. It is easy for us to find many tragedies resulting from the water shortage and pollution, so actions need to be taken at once! One of the necessary actions is to raise people’s consciousness of saving and protecting water source. That is to say, we must strengthen the water saving education to which techs and resources will be beneficial. The coming World Water Day on March 22th, 2010 is a good chance to enhance this education.

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Five techs for water saving education:

1. Scribus

Scribus is the powerful free software that helps teachers or disseminators create great looking documents of all kinds easily. It is useful to make some interesting and practical educational brochure of water saving and protecting.

2. Ren'Py

Ren'Py is a cross-platform engine that helps users to combine words, pictures, and sounds together to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual novels. Teachers can make funny or innovative visual stories about water to kids and students.

3. Zoho Show

It is an online presentation maker, or we can take it as the alternative of PowerPoint. The big advantage is that users can embed the presentation to website by copy and paste the code snippet Zoho provides, which means teachers can create online water slideshows free for students to view at any time.

4. PowerPoint to DVD converter

Brochures are good for the publicity, while active “brochure” may be more vivid. Students may like a brochure that displays like a movie better because it is livelier. It is easy to make such a movie about water with PowerPoint and a PowerPoint to DVD converter.

5. Quiz creator

Make a World Water Day quiz with multimedia, and then let students or any other people take it. Thus, people can learn through interactive tests. Quiz competition can also be hold at schools or communities.

There are many technologies for the education on water saving and protecting. As long as teachers or disseminators use them properly, the techs must be able to work as a great assistant. Apart from the technologies, the teaching materials are the other critical part in water education. Check some authority websites of water knowledge below.

1. http://www.unwater.org/flashindex.html

This plays as the authority site of UN-water, a mechanism in United Nations. The relating statistics, activities and policies can be easily found here.

2. http://www.worldwaterday2010.info/

It is the theme website for the World Water Day 2010 from which we can gain information about the latest situation of water resource and the events relating to water protection in the world.

3. http://water.org/

It is the site of Water.org, an American nonprofit developmental aid organization. This site shows us knowledge about water facts and what we can do to offer the clean water.

4. http://water.usgs.gov/

Here visitors will see the knowledge about water in all rounds like the basic information about water, water use, water pollution and ways to protect water. The feature is that there are specialized materials for education.

5. http://www.kidzone.ws/water/

There are fun facts for kids about the Water Cycle. Photos, activity suggestions and some printable worksheets are offered to visitors.

As reports show, many areas in the world are facing serious water shortage and pollution. Therefore, UN has started World Water Week from September 5th to 11th and World Water Decade from 2005 to 2015, besides of World Water Day. However, as residents of this global village, we must take actions by ourselves in daily life to protect precious water. At the same time the water education needs to be strengthened to raise the public’s sense of water protecting and make more people, especially the young, know the importance and benefits of it.

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Enhance Poison Prevention Education to Keep Children Safe from Toxicants

National Poison Prevention Week is coming. The goal of this special week is to raise awareness of the risk of being poisoned by household products, medicines, pesticides, plants, bites and stings, food poisoning, and fumes. Children are always curious about everything, and have poorer ability of self-control; thus children belong to the group needing more help in poison prevention work. Schools have great responsibility to educate children how to prevent horrible poison.

Knowledge of poison prevention is complex and fussy, while teachers first need to make children clear about the most important or efficient contents.

1. Raise students’ awareness of the danger in poisons. Students may be naughty and rebelled, so the best way to persuade them to be cautious about the toxic is to make them well know the danger and harm. According to the research, Over 1000 Americans die from poisoning every year. And more than two million potential poison exposures are reported every year to American Poison Control Centers. On average, poison centers handle 1 possible poisoning every 13 seconds.

2. Tell students how to avoid the harm from poison. When children know the danger of the toxic, it is time to help them act correctly and properly in their daily life. People live with poisons every day. Some small actions may result in unhappy endings. Tell students what they can do and what they cannot.

3. Share some symptoms of being poisoned and the fist aid tips. Unavoidably, some students or people beside them may be tortured by the toxicants. When emergency happens, the knowledge students learned can be of great help for themselves and also the other victims.

With the above training, the possibility for children to be poisoned can be reduced in some degree, and also even when some accidents happen, they themselves will take proper actions to relieve the pain. The following are some links for schools to share with students for poison prevention:




These are all professional and authoritative websites of poison prevention. Situations, treatment, first aid tips, etc. can be easily found there.

It is important to adopt poison prevention education, and the way to pass relating knowledge to students is also critical to the teaching efficiency.

1. Make children disseminators of poison prevention in voluntary activities.

During the poison prevention week, schools can organize some voluntary activities in communities, such as propagating poison prevention to residents, which will drive students’ sense of responsibility. Thus, they must devote to learn the knowledge and maybe they will continue passing the knowledge to others after the week. Teachers can also help students create some poison PowerPoint slideshows as courseware telling how to prevent being poisoned and tips for first aid. With the knowledge and courseware, students must do the voluntary job more efficiently.

2. Generate online poison prevention quiz for students to take.

Tests act as another method to encourage students to study poison prevention. Teachers can make quizzes about poison prevention and upload them to websites or LMSs for students to take. One thing to remember is to keep the quiz interesting and attractive, and this will draw students’ interests. A quiz can be made with Google Docs, free online websites and quiz maker, etc. The online test made with quiz software like Wondershare QuizCreator is recommended to school use. It can create quizzes with multimedia (images, audios, Flash videos, Flash movies, etc.), more question types and more publish channels, which definitely will please the quiz takers.

Educating students on poison prevention is a task for a long time. Teachers and school authorities must take the responsibility to help children know more about the toxicants, so there will be fewer tragedies.
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