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Sandra Carswell's insight:
Nice list of Web2.0 tools for the under 13 set or when you want the students accounts under your main account. Some fees apply.
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014 by Sara Briggs The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms...
We usually see inspiring videos the week before school starts. I say, we need them now! We are dragging and still have 6 weeks to teach. Let's get inspired and finish the year motivated and excited about learning. Our students just may follow suit!
In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds...
In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.
Some interesting copyright cases I had not heard of, mostly art related. Includes the Vanilla Ice/Bowie&Queen case with video interview from Youtube. This one from the comments is especially interesting: Must add of these to my Copyright lessons for Ts and Ss.Cindy Callais Missed one! Around year 2000, an FBI agent walked into a Kinko's with a black and white photo and asked for copies. (copyright infringement was being investigated) The employee said, "No problem. How many?" Agent asked about the copyright printed on the front of the picture. Not a problem. The employee arranged the pictured on the copier to omit the copyright in reproductions for a nicer image. The fine was in the millions and now FedEx owns Kinko's.Apr 26, 2013
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
I agree we need to teach students how to use general search engines as well as research databases. The question I have is when do we start it? As soon as I do, I know they will abandon the databases and I want them to learn to use them first.
Selecting color schemes is not limited to presentations. How about your signage and bulletin boards in the library or digital flyers and posters used to advertise and promote the library programs and resources. Even your website may be spiffied up a bit with a new color selection.
"Last time we reflected on the idea of the internet being an amazing place filled with a wealth of information. I addressed what I feel are ten important pre-search strategies when beginning research with students. You can read about these strategies in the prior post. In this post, I wish to build on the steps outlined earlier. I would like to introduce some tools that can be used to help facilitate the pre-search period of time with students. By understanding the need for pre-search one can see how these tools, some of which you may already know, can be used in a different way to help students as they get ready to research. Please enjoy the tools and let me know of other that I can include in a future post."
"Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom"
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