Don’t just use Google images on your websites without giving credit. Most of the beginners enter few keywords to find relevant images and they will use the images on their blogs without actually giving credit. What happens when you don’t give credit? You can even get sued.
This week, the nation is giving thanks to its educators. Across the internet, thousands of people have participated in Teacher Appreciation Week, when everyone is asked to take the time to thank the educator that has impacted his or her life as a student, parent, or community member.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Last year I asked fellow educators to recognize colleagues in their schools who are doing great work. This year, I asked friends to think back to when they were sitting in their students' seats - and remember the teachers who inspired them! In this series, we will share stories from our past and honor the educators who positively influenced us. I'll kick it off by telling you about a teacher who truly changed my life and inspired me in so many ways...
As events in Baltimore continue to unfold, use Newseum resources to make connections in your classroom. Below is a list of relevant resources and lesson plans that relate to the events in Baltimore. Resources are divided into three categories: media literacy, historical connections, and civics and citizenship.
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Research and Education
NRICH: enriching mathematics Fashion in Time National Geographic: The Ocean MIT Center for Civic Media The official website of the British Monarchy Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips NPR Ed: How Learning Happens
It’s Our Environment: EPA’s Blog About Our World Australia’s National Portrait Gallery On Being with Krista Tippett Khan Academy: What is Coronary artery disease Wine and Food Society of Baltimore - Enoch Pratt Free Library Harvard Art Museums The Atlantic: Health: Family 1810 edition of Little Red Riding Hood
In at least three Colorado school districts, teachers proctoring new online state standardized tests this spring have faced discipline or other consequences after students they were supposed to be watching snapped pictures of test items and posted them to social media.
Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond shares how using well-crafted formative and performance assessments, setting meaningful goals, and giving students ownership over the process can powerfully affect teaching and learning.
When dialogue does happen, it can’t always be scripted. Baltimore City Public Schools, which has been active this week when it comes to discussing race and racism, reopened on Wednesday. The district dispatched social workers, psychologists, and other mental health workers to campuses as a resource for students. Teachers were encouraged to use district-issued resources on teaching conflict and social justice. Sample lesson plans covered everything from dealing with emotions like anger and fear (for the youngest students) to analyzing protest music and comparing news coverage. But at Mervo, McDaniels says administrators encouraged teachers to scrap the provided plans in favor of genuine, student-led conversations about how they felt.
Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.
The best teachers I've ever had have used technology to enhance learning, including using Facebook pages for upcoming projects or planned online chats about books we read in class. These teachers were interesting to listen to, and the projects were fun and challenging.
Though testing supporters have attempted to minimize the importance and impact of the opt-out movement, it is having a big impact, as explained in the following post by award-winning New York Principal Carol Burris.
"Except for textbooks, scholarly publishing was a nicely balanced market. This was also a fine tuned and delicately managed symbiosis that had evolved over many, many years. It was imbedded so deeply into academic culture, sharing the fruits of academic work this way seemed to most at the time as simple best practice. So, what could possibly go wrong?Three things: declining subsidies for public higher education, legislative open access mandates, and the emergence of e-publishing technologies."
All of the Robben Island tours are conducted by ex-prisoners. On the new virtual tour, you will encounter Vusumsi Mcongo (see above), a member of the anti-Apartheid movement who was jailed on Robben Island from 1978 to 1990.
“Why are there so few outlets in libraries?” proclaims the Twitter bio of one of library social media’s rising stars, Outlets in Libraries (@LibraryOutlets). That’s a damn good question. So, to find out more, we sat down with the outlet behind Outlets in Libraries to see what we could learn.
Without reservation, I believe we can change the narrative. Not only do I believe that — I’ve also been working toward that goal over the last two years as a teacherpreneur with the Center for Teaching Quality. I know, as do most of my colleagues, that there are more good teachers than bad. That there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that take place on school campuses every day. That the public needs a deeper look into the complexities and importance of our profession.
The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature contains 124 recordings of writers reading some of their poems and other works. Many of the recordings are long (one hour+) interviews with the writers during which they read some of their works.
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