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12 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake

12 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Can you spot the fakes? Hundreds of amazing images wash over our greedy eyeballs each and every day, clogging our Twitter timelines and Facebook feeds...
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Might be fun for teachers to explore digital literacy topics, especially validity. Then introduce fact-finder sites like snopes.com. Students can present these or similar fakes and urban legends to their classmates after an inquiry-based project focusing their attention to the less dangerous dangers of the Internet.

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Magisto - Magical video editing. In a click!

Magisto - Magical video editing. In a click! | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Magisto turns your everyday videos into exciting, memorable movies you'll want to watch again and again.

 


Via Nik Peachey
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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:43 AM

Very simple.. easy to use! Quick uploads to YouTube.

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:13 PM

Easier animoto alternative.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 15, 2014 4:05 AM

Intriguing apps for video

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Geography of New York State

Geography of New York State | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Website on geography of New York with suggestions for tours

 

Many visitors to New York are very surprised by its variety - large urban areas, small towns, farmland, and even wilderness. That is to say, it is a geographer's playground!

As a geography teacher, I am interested in New York's landscape, people, history, climate, and economy. When I travel throughout the state, I try to zero in all the geographic aspects. The purpose of this website is to share my thoughts about the geography of the Empire State with you. Hopefully, you will learn a lot just by reading these web pages. To get the full impact, however, you need to get outside. Get out on the road! And, better yet, get out and walk! 
Geography is not an indoor sport. 

This is very much a work in progress. The format of the pages is all new, which hopefully will make it easier for browsing. Another new section is the Freedom Trails North page (on the Underground Railroad in New York). And for those of you who are looking for good travel ideas in the Empire State, may we suggest our Bonus Section with ideas of road trips, scenic views, short walks, historic places, and cultural institutions.

There are several main components of Geography of New York State. First, it is suggested that you read over the pages on Physical Geography, Human Geography, and Economic Geography. 
Then you might want to visit the ten different regions of New York State. Most of them are completed, but I am still working on Downstate New York regions (Long Island, Hudson Valley, and New York City). To see the Regions Map, click on the Regions of New York link. There is also a new section on the Erie Canal, with suggested places to visit to see both the modern waterway and historic canals.

For educators, there is a special section with Lessons on North America. They are interdisciplinary, and can be used in most grade levels, with some modification. 
And now there is a new section titled Lessons on the Geography of the Underground Railroad in New York State. 

If you have any thoughts or photographs to share, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for visiting!

 

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"@BankStreetLib: A cool New York geography resource from faculty member Jenny Ingber http://t.co/FT6yuKPXMV #GeoWeek"

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Internet Privacy and Social Networking Study

Internet Privacy and Social Networking Study | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Results of the Study

Not surprisingly, the AdLab found that communicating through social networking websites was second-nature to the study participants. However, while student were aware that the sites are inherently public, they were unaware of how public the information on these sites is and how that information can be used against them.

 

Through case studies and questionnaires, the researchers examined the students' use patterns and assessed their awareness of privacy and ethics online. The results reflect that while students regularly use the Internet in general, and social networking sites in particular, to find information about others online, many study participants had a "blind spot" in not fully realizing that the same type of a search could be performed about them.

 

The students in the study recognized that a person must take responsibility for his or her online profile, but insisted that it was wrong to judge that person by what he or she chose to post online.

 

In general, the study participants were only vaguely aware that people other than peers and classmates might be looking at their profiles. Instead, the students somewhat naïvely expected a degree of personal and professional separation online even if potential hiring managers, internship coordinators, or athletic coaches were viewing the materials online. In reality, the delineation between a person's "virtual" and "real" life appears to exist only for the college-aged participants. They appeared uncomfortable with the notion that few others make a similar distinction.

Sharrock's insight:

This is a resource that can help inform and support educators who are facilitating learning of privacy, Internet, and social networking safety.

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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom « ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools

Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom « ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Nowadays many pupils, when given a research task, immediately might think to themselves, “I’ll just Google that.” Internet search engines are powerful tools but many pupils use only a fraction of the power of them, and then can also have difficulty finding the information specific to the task. There are many resources now available to help in developing pupil skills in searching more effectively using online search engines.


Via Eric Stockmeyer @stockmeyer1, Lynnette Van Dyke
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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventure...

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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How P...

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“The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how edtech alters the way we learn.”


Via Rebecca Penina Simon, Saransh Garg, Tim Viands, Brad Merrick
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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:14 PM
Very important factors to consider in future models of learning.
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The strangely familiar browsing habits of 14th-century readers - MIT News Office

The strangely familiar browsing habits of 14th-century readers - MIT News Office | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
MIT professor’s book digs into the eclectic, textually linked reading choices of people in medieval London.

 

Consider Andrew Horn, the chamberlain for the city of London in the 1320s — meaning he was essentially the lawyer representing London’s interests in court against the king, who was Edward II for most of that time. The bound manuscripts in Horn’s possession, handed down to the city and preserved today, reveal a rich mixture of shorter texts: legal treatises, French-language poetry, descriptions of London and more. 

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I was led to believe that our brains were changed by electronics, and that our "short attention spans" was a result as well of browsing. Now, it seems, that people with access to information, to wide ranges of texts, maintained "eclectic reading habits" as well. Intead, maybe it's about intelligence, connectivity (analog social networking), and an interest in being valuable to various social groups in other words, for being interesting (yes, I'm reaching). 

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Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw

Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school, parents need to know the signs that child identity theft happened, and how to prevent it.
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The darkside of social media | USA TODAY College

The darkside of social media | USA TODAY College | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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It's amazing that college students don't recognize that that their profiles are searched just as they search the profiles of others. I wonder if it is a case that they find others more interesting than themselves, that no one would be interested enough. Or is it that anonymity effect of the Internet, that people can't face people so believe they are invisible.

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10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter - FishbowlDC

10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter - FishbowlDC | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter
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Something to support lesson of Internet/social networking use: manners, etiquette, impact, etc. Also useful to make it clear to high school students that adult professionals display behaviors on social networking just like teens.

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