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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. 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.” 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Vector hands holding electronic device. Vector hands holding electronic device: apple device, IPad, IPhone, Samsung, HTS, smartphone, call phone, planshet, phone, hold, IPad in hand, IPhone in hands, in hand, wi-fi, look..

Vector hands holding electronic device

Download free Vector hands holding electronic device (0,8 mb) Attention to all bloggers, web masters and tutorial writers. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Common Craft Cut-outs: Now Available Individually. Visuals play an important role in how we communicate, but nice looking digital images can be a pain to find or create. That's a big reason we offer Common Craft Cut-outs - to provide a library of over 1,600 downloadable images that can be used in projects like presentations, blog posts and videos. Mathematics, Learning and Technology. A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers. He-dictionary-shakespeare-may-have-owned-and-annotated. Resources For Teaching About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. Get Free Resources from National Schools Partnership! Have you heard of National Schools Partnership?

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