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Numerous links to useful websites for online research, arrayed in categories. Each link is described briefly. Nice job.
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I'd like to thank @suifaijohnmak from whom I learnt about this site in his excellent blog posting "Reseach Tools"
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“ A software engineer at Trip Advisor, Bill Stitson finds himself every Tuesday at the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester helping sixth-graders learn algebra by making video games. No, it’s not a pushover class.”
by Vicki Davis
"Kindle books do save notes into a plain text file. While there is a tricky way to pull those notes into Evernote, I like using the Web clipper in [my] browser. I like to keep copies of my notes and the one thing about ebooks that bothered me was that I couldn’t get the notes in. This summer, I figure[d] out how to solve this problem and promised some of my friends I’d write it down so they could do it too."
"Healthy online reading habits require constant gardening. Every Internet company provides us a little plot to tend for, and that’s how they keep our attention where they want it. But the soil is pretty gross in most of them, and the seeds are tightly regulated. If we want to read healthily, we have to build our own info gardens.
The most important gardening task is deciding what to plant — that is, what sources to read — and that’s a personal choice. The topics, tone, and perspective of your information sources are for you to determine. But the bulk of the work is in building and tending the garden, and this guide will suggest some tools and methods to help. And with the gardening work out of the way, you’ll spend most of your time cooking, eating, and sharing. That’s the delicious part, and this guide will offer my best recipes."
Succinct, relevant, practical tips on online literacy skills from a skilled infotention practitioner.
"Though some have criticized the real value of MOOCs, it is undeniable that these courses give students the capacity to learn at a level never before made available to them. It may not be perfect, nor at times pretty or easy, but it is a step forward towards the ultimate goal of providing a quality education to not only the lucky and privileged, but to all who seek to better themselves through learning.
"Below is a list of courses from various MOOC providers, separated by subject areas that are increasingly valuable in today’s society. Also included are courses that educators can use to improve their own teaching methods, skills, and facilitate a more effective learning environment in their classrooms."
via The Committed Sardine
description by Scout Project
"What if you could send a message that could only be read once? SecretInk can let you do just that. Visitors can type in a message and send it out via email or text message. Once the message is read, it disappears forever. It's a novel little device and it is compatible with all operating systems."
Jim Lerman's insight:
This seems a bit more on the personal, rather than educational, side -- but still seems pretty interesting. I can think of a number of messages that I'd like to send that will fit nicely in this category.
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...
Thank you for sharing.
Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..
Table Of Contents
§1 – Introduction
§2 – How To Supercharge Your Time With IFTTT
§3 – The Cookbook: Which Recipes Are Best?
§4 – Conclusion
by Katrina Schwartz
"Younger kids typically love to draw and aren’t too worried about the outcomes of their artwork — until they get older. By the time they’ve learned to read and write, art takes a back burner to academics, primarily because of what most schools prioritize. Over time it becomes harder for kids to think in pictures the way they once did.
"But what if students were encouraged to think in pictures alongside words?
“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.
"Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently."
by Lauren Orsini
"GitHub is more than just a programmer's tool. If you want to collaborate on anything, you should give it a try. Part 1 of a two-part look at getting started with GitHub."
"Explore the newest tools to implement best practices in a traditional writers workshop (draft, share, respond, revise, publish). The paperless classroom is within your reach!"
1-hour video from 2013 ISTE conference
Graphic created in Google Draw. Access the poster here.
Oh, so very useful!
description by Michael Karlin
"Lisa Nielsen at The Innovative Educator has a new post entitled, "How Social Reading Enhances the #CCSS" in which she discusses how the excellent online discussion platform ReadUps can be used in support of the Common Core Standards. Nielsen offers some great tips and ideas for utilizing the service within the classroom."
Guest post by Travis Alber
“ Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.”
What a great idea!
“Learn how to load free EPUB digital books onto an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch using iTunes software and online book sources. Read this article by Donald Bell on CNET.”
For almost everyone who is a part of the online world coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge. Practically every guideline advises that content should be engaging, informative and relevant every single time. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.
Simply put, content curation is the process of curating relevant and interesting content from various sources on the web and putting them together and publishing them on a personal site or blog. As a result of the popularity of the content curation process, a number of content marketing tools have been introduced. These tools are meant to help in the process of content marketing and SEO and facilitate the process of curation...
Preaching to the choir...
A nice infographic about Scoop.it in case any of you were wondering about this thing I'm always posting from
Content curation as a "must" strategy for educators
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"The trend in education is to use small collaborative learning groups and not large group lectures.
"Chromecast can be the prefect way to share each learner and faculty's screen on large TV screens on the wall. As more and more content is stored in the cloud and is accessed via smart mobile devices, this would be a perfect accessory for education institutions."
"Do you ever wonder where you put that last PDF you created? It can be a vexing problem, but with PDFstash you need wonder no more. The program allows visitors to put all of their PDFs in the cloud and then create bookmarks and folders that will keep things neat and tidy. Placing the PDFs in the cloud simply requires users to drag and drop documents. The free account option allows users to store 20 different documents per month and is compatible with all operating systems."
Teaching the Principles of Computer Science to Primary-Aged Children - - Prof Barry OSullivan, University College Cork Computers are extremely important in m...
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Table Of ContentsIntroduction§1 – What’s the deal with tumblr?§2 – Let’s make a tumblr!§3 – How do we use our tumblr?§4 – What do tumblrs look like?§5 – How to make our tumblr look fancy§6 – Why is the search feature so bad on tumblr?§7 – Tools for managing your tumblr
§1 – What’s the deal with tumblr?
§2 – Let’s make a tumblr!
§3 – How do we use our tumblr?
§4 – What do tumblrs look like?
§5 – How to make our tumblr look fancy
§6 – Why is the search feature so bad on tumblr?
§7 – Tools for managing your tumblr
§8 – Going forward with your tumblr
§9 – Editing your tumblr’s theme
"In the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving we decided we would share a short list of tech tools we are thankful for. Most who have met us know we like to discuss only a few apps or tools that we know make a difference."
"People use GitHub to host projects ranging from music composition to cookbooks to municipal data. But what you might not know is that GitHub isn’t just a storage locker, but also a showcase. That is, GitHub allows you to set up a bare-bones website you can use to display projects and collaborate.
"Welcome to GitHub Pages, the glossy, forward facing side of the site. Unlike the dense repositories that would confuse your less tech-savvy friends, Pages are ordinary looking websites that GitHub hosts for free.
"GitHub Pages, which are a bit like Git with training wheels, let you explore repository building without ever leaving the website. No command line coding here: GitHub Pages lets you make a documented change, or "commit," to the site simply by clicking “OK.”
by Richard Byrne
"SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click "summarize." A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied."
I'm skeptical, for sure, but this might be a useful classroom tool for teaching students how to write high-quality, objective summaries. How does this summary compare to your own? Was the machine effective?
Over a decade ago, I taught myself the basics of game programming and game development through the limited tutorial resources I could find on the Internet.