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Fresh Resources for Web Developers – November 2014. As web developers, it’s important for us to stay in touch with what’s going on in terms of new technology and the new programs available.

Fresh Resources for Web Developers – November 2014

Sometimes, this can be a bit difficult with so much information being out there. Fear not, as I’ve done the work and have put together some more fresh resources for the month ahead that will hopefully come in handy. We have for you a new bunch of goodies to choose from. From an online compiler for Sass and SCSS to a jQuery plugin that can lend a typing effect to your website, take a look for yourself. Recommended Reading: Fresh Resource For Web Developers – October 2014 Shine Shine is a JavaScript library that lets you generate interactive shadows; e.g. the demo website shows how the spread of the shadow follows the movement of the pointer, which is really fascinating. SassMeister SassMeister is an online compiler for Sass and SCSS. Tethr Tethr is an essential design-kit for mobile designers. Ideal Image Slider CSS Shorthand WPComJS Typed Page Speed StockUp. Writers Workshop Classroom Poster How to Write a Good Essay Poster. Strategies for Writers is a proven-effective, standards-based writing and grammar solution that teaches students to use the writing process and six traits of writing to become effective writers—and how to apply this knowledge to written assessments.

Writers Workshop Classroom Poster How to Write a Good Essay Poster

The Next Generation Assessment Edition of Strategies for Writers equips educators with the tools they need to raise writing results. Download up to nine free Strategies for Writers lesson plans complete with teacher and student pages. Basic Geometric Constructions. The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, more than half of teens and adolescents have reported that they’ve been bullied online, and between 10 and 20 percent say it occurs regularly.

The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying

As a slew of recent news stories have demonstrated, the consequences can be devastating. A recent study conducted by the Center found that 20% of respondents who had been bullied, “reported seriously thinking about attempting suicide.” Not all cases result in such poignant tragedy, of course, but cyberbullying has become a widespread problem that affects students of all ages and backgrounds. What’s worse is that many victims of cyberbullying don’t reach out for help, and they may continue to suffer from the consequences of bullying — such as low self-esteem and heightened levels of stress — for years after they’ve finished school.

What can educators do to put an end to this often invisible issue? The Facts About Cyberbullying Image via Flickr by MaineDOE Notable Updates in 2014. New Video: Instructional Objectives Explained. New Digital Literacy Program Educates K-12 Students on Internet Safety. The free curriculum is designed to facilitate conversations between teachers and students about digital citizenship in the 21st century.

New Digital Literacy Program Educates K-12 Students on Internet Safety

Navigating the ins and outs of online privacy, security and fair use in the digital age can be challenging for parents and educators, let alone students. With the rise of Internet-based learning and greater use of technology in the classroom, how should teachers engage students on topics about digital literacy and Internet safety? What should be discussed in an age-appropriate conversation about healthy and responsible use of the Internet and being an ethical digital citizen? The good news is that the Internet Keep Safe Coalition is laying the foundation for those conversations to begin when students enter kindergarten and continue through high school, according to Education Week.

Curriculum Teaches Students How to BEaPRO Here’s how Hancock defines BEaPRO: Balance: Maintaining a healthy balance between work and play, online and offline activities. Related. Science Graphic of the Week: Super-Detailed Interactive 3-D Seafloor Map. This super-detailed map of the ocean floor’s topography is based on satellite measurements of subtle lumps on the ocean’s surface.

Science Graphic of the Week: Super-Detailed Interactive 3-D Seafloor Map

These lumps of water, which are subtle, low, and wide on the ocean’s surface, are caused by the gravitational pull of underwater features like mountains and ridges. The team of scientists wrapped their data around a Google Earth globe, so you and I could explore it ourselves, in the visualization above. The map has more than twice the resolution of previous seafloor maps, and shows a plethora of never-before-seen features. These include thousands of volcanoes and what could be the ridge where two plates pulled apart to create the Gulf of Mexico. The map is part of new research published last week in Science. The visualization at the top of the page (click here for a full screen view) lets you play with the vertical exaggeration of both continental and subsea topography using the upper left drop-down menu. How satellites map the seafloor. 22 maps and charts that will surprise you. A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you.

22 maps and charts that will surprise you

The best visualizations help you you see things you never thought the data would tell you. These 22 charts and maps were, at least for me, in that category: all of them told me something I found surprising. Some of them genuinely changed the way I think about the world. More than half the world's population lives inside this circleThis map can be summed up quite simply: a ton of people live in Asia. That circle encompasses China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Burma, Thailand, South Korea, Nepal, Malaysia, North Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and Bhutan. Here a few surprising things you should know about America's oh-so-dysfunctional health care system. Correction: A previous version of this article identified Per Square Mile as One Square Mile. Fresh Resource for Web Developers – October 2014. Being a Web Developer is a really exciting thing.

Fresh Resource for Web Developers – October 2014

Why? Because there are always new shiny tools to try and play with every month. Whether you’re a developer who likes playing around with CSS or someone who prefers tinkering with Java, there’s always something to get a hold of and it’s hard to keep track. Well, you’re in luck as we’ve done the work for you. We have searched every corner of the web and put these resources together. Recommended Reading: Fresh Resources For Designers And Developers – September 2014 Monocle Monocle is a tiny JavaScript library that will magnify the item along with the user scroll. Inspired by the Flash-based which he once visited, Hakim built the same effect using JavaScript and CSS3, so we can apply it on websites without having to depend on Flash plugin.

OS X App Icon Template The new version of OS X, Yosemite, is just around the corner. Marka Marka is the Indonesian translation for the word “mark”. jQuery FocusPoint Markdown Table CSS Gradient Inspector Runnable. Resources on Engaging Student Voices. Infographic: Social Media Networking Site Cheat Sheet. Must Have Resources on Using Twitter for Teachers Professional Development.

September 30, 2014 Twitter is definitely one of the best social networking websites to help you with your professional development.

Must Have Resources on Using Twitter for Teachers Professional Development

I have been using Twitter for a few years now and I must say that it was and is still of tremendous help to me both in learning about resources and tech tools to share with you here and also in my personal growth as a budding scholar interested in studying the impact of emerging technologies on literacy learning. So it is no coincidence that my master thesis was on the educational potential of Twitter.

Recognizing the huge importance of Twitter in our professional growth, I created an entire section here in EdTech and M-Learning where I share tools , posters, and tips and guides to help teachers make the best of this microblogging platform. Today, I am adding another excellent resource from Cybraryman's library. This is a page packed full of wonderful resources and materials to help you better leverage Twitter for your professional development purposes.

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Vector hands holding electronic device

Download free Vector hands holding electronic device (0,8 mb) Attention to all bloggers, web masters and tutorial writers. If you'll use this vector silhouettes in your tutorial with backlink to this page (use page title as a link text), I'll review your tutorial on my blog. In this case we will do 100% relevant link exchange to share our readers. Just sent me an e-mail to, or leave a link to your tutorial in comments. Great Websites to Teach Anatomy of Human Body in 3D. September, 2014 looking for some amazing web tools to teach human anatomy?

Great Websites to Teach Anatomy of Human Body in 3D

The websites I have assorted for you below are probably among the best you can find out there. From engaging interactives to live simulations of the body system, these tools will enable your students to explore the mystery of the human body in unprecedented ways. Some of these tools provide 3D imaging of parts of the human body so students will both learn and live the experience of discovering the hidden secrets of our body. 1- Visible Body Visible Body offers students 3D anatomical models of the human body. 2- Zygote Zygot provides students with a virtual lab with 3D dimensions where students can learn about dissection and human anatomy. 3- Inner Body Inner Body is a web tool that allows students to explore the human body using a large array of interactive pictures and through descriptions of thousands of objects in the body. 4- Get Body Smart 5- Virtual Body Virtual Body is a web tool provided by MEDtropolis.

An Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad. Digital Citizenship: It’s More Than a Poster! Let me begin with a huge disclaimer.. These posters are not intended to substitute for true, open and honest discussions with kids, nor are they meant to replace the daily modeling that should be taking place in showing kids how to be a great digital citizen through our own actions. I’ve always been open with students. These statements on these posters are a result of discussions that happened within our classroom and most importantly, they are not just some ‘rules’ that I posted at the start of the year and expected kids to understand and follow.

Being a great digital citizen is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. Daily News Story. PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, we are proud to bring you the Daily News Story which takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans and stories developed specifically for students.

Our lesson plans and resources help achieve Common Core State Standards goals and cover core academic subject areas ranging from civics and government to world affairs and education. Engage your students today with This Week's News. Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright. September 1, 2014 Integrating technology in your classroom is not only about knowing the technicalities part of the process, it is also, most importantly, about knowing how and what to do with that technology.

Issues of copyright and proper use of digital materials always comes to the forefront in such discussions and teachers usually face serious problems concerning the legality of the digital materials they use from the net. To clear out some of the confusion surrounding copyright in education, I created a section entitled " Copyright Resources for Teachers" where teachers can have access to a wide variety of copyright tutorials, guides, tips and tools.

Today, I am adding another excellent resource on copyright. This is a handbook created by Emily Puckett and Kristin Fontichiaro entitled " Shared Creations: making Use of Creative Commons". Folger's Shakespeare Library Releases 80,000 Images of Literary Art Into the Public Domain. Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen. Less discussed are the visual representations of Shakespeare in fine art and illustration, but they are multitude. In one small sampling, Richard Altick notes in his extensive study Paintings from Books, that “pictures from Shakespeare accounted for about one fifth—some 2,300—of the total number of literary paintings recorded between 1760 and 1900” among British artists.

In the period Altick documents, a rapidly rising middle class drove a market for literary artworks, which were, “in effect, extensions of the books themselves: they were detached forms of book illustration, in which were constantly assimilated the literary and artistic tastes of the time.” The collection’s enormous archive of 19th century prints is an especial treat. Essay Map-A Handy Interactive Graphic Organizer to Help Students with Essay Writing. August 18, 2014 Essay Map is one of my favourite web tools that I have been repeatedly recommending for teachers. Essay Map, as its name indicates, is a tool that helps students with their essay writings. It is an interactive graphic organizer that provides students with a step by step guidance through the process of developing a robust outline to their essays. Having a clear and well-built outline is definitely a pre-requisite for good expository writing. It gives students' writings focus and coherence needed for developing cogent arguments.

Essay Map is ideal for that. Outlines created via Essay Map include an introductory statement, main ideas supported by more details and arguments, and then a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. Common Craft Cut-outs: Now Available Individually. Mathematics, Learning and Technology. A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers.

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