When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights. One of the ways that we can do that is to teach students to use Creative Commons and Public Domain images.
Sarah McElrath's insight:
YES! I cannot emphasize enough how we need to be modeling what we want our students doing. Just because we are in education does not mean we have the right to use information without giving attribution.
Nowadays, the digital version of print magazines and newspapers are becoming increasingly popular among publishers as they can save printing and postage costs as well as they are able to reach a whole new audience in the online world. The continuing interest of digital in the adaptation of digital replica editions of newspapers and magazines encourages web developers to create websites that are offering service to allow anyone to create their own digital magazine and newspaper. Some of these websites are very easy to use, simple and provide you with unlimited access to their resources for free.
Take a look at these Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers with easiness. Check this out and enjoy reading!
In simple terms, it is the process of breaking down what you know and information you have, and then evaluating and critically analyzing it in order to make an informed decision without bias.
A critical thinker:
- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives - Desires to be, and is, well-informed - Judges well the credibility of sources - Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions - Asks appropriate clarifying questions - Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion - Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges - Formulates plausible hypotheses - Plans and conducts experiments well - Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context - Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution - Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
There's more to Google Maps than a place you double-check your directions. Google's data-stuffed site offers a lot of helpful tools for vacationers, spreadsheet nerds, bikers, and others. Today we're digging into Google's data-rich geo-tool and pulling out some helpful lesser-known features.
Update: the Prezi itself, below, was updated in May 2013 with some more tips, examples, FAQs, and also to cover the new Prezi interface.
I've been meaning to do this for ages, so here we go: a complete guide to the presentation software Prezi, from what it is and why to use it right up to advanced techniques for making your presentation absolutely killer.
Works best on full-screen, as ever.
The how to make a great Prezi, Prezi on Prezi
I created this for a workshop next week in the library, so I was going to launch it then - but Prezi themselves have started promoting it via their Facebook presence and on their Explore page. (You should really check out the Explore page, some of the Prezis on there are amazing!) So seeing as it's gone global already, I've brought things forward.
I created a hand-out for the workshop, which features screen-grabs of the nuts-and-bolts instructions on how to use Prezi, plus this basic overview for those completely new to it:
The basic principle of Prezi is to put objects on the canvas and link them together with a ‘path’. Your presentation will then consist of Prezi moving from object to object, zooming in on them in the order you’ve chosen.
Objects can be text boxes, images, youtube videos or graphics. You can write and structure your presentation exactly as you would a PowerPoint, or you can do something completely different.
Just click on the canvas anywhere to start adding stuff.
A typical process of creating a Prezi might consist of these stages:
1. Plan the structure and outline of the presentation 2. Add the text, plus any images / videos etc 3. Move them around and arrange them in a coherent order on the canvas 4. Plot the path between them in the order you want to use 5. Click ‘Show’ and watch the presentation back, then refine it if you need to .
If you found this guide useful, I've written a bunch of others to various things like twitter, blogging platforms, netvibes and so on - they can all be accessed here.