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30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Edudemic

30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Edudemic | Sizzlin' News |
So you're a Google guru or a search siren... I bet you still don't know every last trick and tool in Google's array of services. But whether you're a newbie or expert, the following infographic may very well be worth printing out and posting in your office or teacher's lounge.

Via Kevin Biles
Sharla Shults's insight:

If you think Google is just a search engine, think again! It's that and so much more!

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:18 PM

Nice visual reminder.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, June 3, 2014 9:57 AM

Possibilidades de uso das ferramentas Google

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:16 PM

Thx Chris Carter!

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Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public

Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public | Sizzlin' News |
Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the World Wide Web available to use, by anybody, on a royalty free basis.
Sharla Shults's insight:

The same guys behind all those experiments at the Large Hadron Collider—has republished its very first website at its original URL. It is amazing how much has changed in 20 years!

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14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit | Sizzlin' News |
14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit


The most popular website at my school, hands down, is Minecraft. Even 1st graders love it (I'm amazed parents let six-year-olds use this sometimes violent game, but they do). Because kids would opt to live in this blocky virtual world 24/7, I only let them play it two lunch periods a week. Those days, my lab is always packed. Kids have no idea they're learning math (estimation, geometry, shapes), science (geology, rocks, minerals), building, or softer skills like thinking and reasoning, problem solving, hypothesis-testing, risk-taking, and collaboration. They don't realize they're exercising that delicate skill called 'creativity' or care that Common Sense Media raves that "Minecraft empowers players to exercise their imagination and take pride in their digital creations as they learn basic building concepts."

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Sharla Shults's insight:

Best news: These are all free.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:39 PM

There are some great sites here for use in a variety of classes. Worth adding to the toolkit you create for your schools.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:41 AM

A "student" or learner desire to visit and explore usually leads to success and motivation.

Tim Scholze's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:09 PM

Yeah, let the kids play! Learning will take place through discovery.

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URGENT APPEAL | Sizzlin' News |
Dear Readers, A situation has arisen concerning Google that is very negatively impacting many Blogs and Websites. This regards Google's new image handling format. Many sites are recording dire drop...

Via Marilyn Armstrong
Sharla Shults's insight:

I recommend that anyone who posts to the web, whether content or pictures, needs to read this article. It is better to know what is ahead and possible precautions than be sorry later.

Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, February 8, 2013 7:59 PM

If you value your work and treasure your freedom, you should take a look. This isn't something that's happening far away. It will ultimately affect all of us and end the free internet as we know it. This is not some sinister cabal. It's good old corporate greed. There's a huge amount of money to be made from mining the internet; we are in the way. The only thing we have going for us is our numbers. If we hang together and we can make enough noise to at least get a hearing. Otherwise, we'll disappear without a trace and we'll be remembing this as "the good old days," when cyber space was free.

Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, February 10, 2013 4:05 PM