We’ve introduced you to a variety of quality image sites where you can find Creative Commons images, but the Creative Commons license goes far beyond just images. Different types of content are licensed online using Creative Commons — videos, music, and even blog content. You’ll find plenty of it online to share, remix and use commercially. When it comes to Creative Commons music — there are certainly no shortage of websites with audio you can use for any occasion.
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There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below.
"As part of its report on “Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow,” The Atlantic recently featured a look at the 'Catch-22 of digital literacy'—a conundrum that’s holding back millions of people from gaining computer skills and digital fluency. According to the Federal Communications Commission, 66 million Americans lack the basic skills to use computers and the internet. Referring to this group as 'digital outsiders,' Amy Southerland addresses the difficulty in encouraging more of them to acquire basic skills..."
Internet access has taken a new turn with the introduction of Smartphones in the industry. With a Smartphone in your hand, you don’t need to seat in front of a desktop or to carry the laptop with you wherever you go. Actually, this tech savvy generation keeps in touch with the internet through their handy, high class mobile devices. That is why they frequently visit those websites that can be easily accessed through mobile devices as well.
Most of the website developers and website designers are now engaged in developing sites that can also be accessed through mobile phones without any hassle. That is why the demand for tools to convert a website to mobile-friendly format is so high in today’s market.
Here are 8 tools to help you convert websites to mobile devices.
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by Med Karbach Thinking about using Twitter with your students ? The visual below is one of the best guide I have come across online. The graphic is created by Langwitches and provides a cognitive incentive for those reluctant teachers out there to start using social media with their students and particularly Twitter. Langwitches started her graphic by outlining some of the reasons why as a teacher you should be engaged in a tweeting experience with your students. Tweeting, as is shown here, helps you cultivate a wide range of important literacies including : digital literacy, information literacy, network literacy and also promotes some other skills such as critical thinking and reading and writing skills. In the second part of the graphic Langwitches introduced the Twitter routine and talked about some of the things students need to keep in mind while using Twitter and then at the third part she placed some Twitter practices along a continuum of thinking skills with lower order thinking skills in one end and higher order thinking skills at the other. Langwiches has also recently created a wonderful visual on visible thinking routines. I recommend that you check it.
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“ Technologies are flooding into schools, but with very little evidence that students are learning any better. The problem is that all too many educational technologies aren't grounded in what scientists know about how people ...”
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“ Want to speed up your writing? What if you could write as fast as you can speak? Many writers use speech recognition software – it can help you to double your output, so it’s well worth trying if you’re facing strict deadlines.”
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It would certainly help many people with disabilities, impairments and learning difficulties