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3D Toad - 3D 360 Degree Educational Images

3D Toad - 3D 360 Degree Educational Images | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

3D Toad is a nice site that hosts images that viewers can zoom-in on and rotate 360 degrees. The site is designed to provide educators and students with images that are useful for instruction. In the galleries of images include history, geology, chemistry, skeletons, fossils, and more. Click and hold on any image to rotate it. Double click to zoom-in on it. Each image is accompanied by a short caption.

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Resources, news, and ideas for Hamden Hall Middle and Upper School faculty, April 2012
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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series)

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

Rob is a teacher at Trillium Charter School in Portland. He has been working to develop online portfolios with students for the past six years and has taught in private schools, traditional public schools and public charter schools for the past 15 years.

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3D Toad - 3D 360 Degree Educational Images

3D Toad - 3D 360 Degree Educational Images | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

3D Toad is a nice site that hosts images that viewers can zoom-in on and rotate 360 degrees. The site is designed to provide educators and students with images that are useful for instruction. In the galleries of images include history, geology, chemistry, skeletons, fossils, and more. Click and hold on any image to rotate it. Double click to zoom-in on it. Each image is accompanied by a short caption.

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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

The National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced writing project teachers. Since NWP does not promote a single approach to teaching writing, readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques. These ideas originated as full-length articles in NWP publications.

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Are Teens Embracing E-books?

Are Teens Embracing E-books? | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

A recent PubTrak survey from R.R. Bowker indicated that teens remain reluctant when it comes to e-books. Accustomed to social media, they find that electronic stories have “too many restrictions,” according to the report. But many industry players—agents, booksellers, publishers, and authors—are saying just the opposite: digital sales are booming for YA fiction.

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How should Shakespeare really sound? - Telegraph

How should Shakespeare really sound? - Telegraph | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

The British Library have released the first audio guide to how Shakespeare's plays would have sounded in the original pronunciation.

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SLJ’s App Review: Best of Apps & Enhanced Books (March 2012) — The Digital Shift

SLJ’s App Review: Best of Apps & Enhanced Books (March 2012) — The Digital Shift | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

Each month in our print issue of SLJ we’ll be publishing reviews of some of our favorite apps and enhanced books. The reviews, which were originally featured in our blog “Touch and Go,” aren’t without criticism, but we feel these products represent some of the best titles in a new field. After each review, you’ll find the date it appeared online. Online, there are links to related resources, a trailer (if one exists), and a “purchase” button. Please note that later versions of some of these titles may now be available. 

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Teacher Experience Exchange - Designing project-based learning units

Teacher Experience Exchange - Designing project-based learning units | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

A free online course (there are two lessons) on designing project-based learning units for your classes.

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Humanline.com: Images of art, history and science for educational and commercial licensing

Humanline.com: Images of art, history and science for educational and commercial licensing | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

Search and find unique images, rights-managed and royalty-free images, historic imagery, archival photos from museums, galleries and private collectors from all over the world. Free licenses for educational use.

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Google Is Now a Graphing Calculator

Google Is Now a Graphing Calculator | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

Google has decided to make its simple search box into yet another thing. It's now a WebGL-powered 3D graphing calculator. If you type in a two-variable function, Google's search box on the desktop will graph an animated, interactive, 3D plot right in your browser.

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Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books

Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

As society embraces all forms of digital entertainment, a latter-day Noah is looking the other way. Brewster Kahle, who runs the Internet Archive, a nonprofit, hopes to collect one copy of every book.

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Middle School Students Tutor Their Peers In Writing

Middle School Students Tutor Their Peers In Writing | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

"Teagan and 14 other student tutors in sixth to eighth grade at Ashford School have been learning over the past 18 weeks how to coach their peers on writing. Monday was the first day the student tutors got to try out their tutoring skills."

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Stories In Flight | FlickrPoet

Stories In Flight | FlickrPoet | Swain Library news - April 2012 | Scoop.it

FlickrPoet is part of Stories In Flight, an ongoing exploration of storytelling in the age of the Internet. Just enter a paragraph of text, a poem, some lyrics or even just a few random words and FlickrPoet will find matching photos on Flickr based on a search of tags, titles and descriptions of the photos.

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