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Protecting Yourself Online 2nd Edition Booklet. Computer Hope's free computer help. Student Area.

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Programming. Computational Thinking. Digital Bytes. Digital Bytes. Bulletin Board - Online Safety Commercial. Frank Hardcase on the Case 2. All Right to Copy? Fun Stuff - The Carnegie Cyber Academy - An Online Safety site and Games for Kids. Boolify, Web 2.0 teaching tool & search engine that develops 21st Century skills. Address: Boolify is an educational Boolean search tool aimed primarily for elementary and middle school children.

Boolify, Web 2.0 teaching tool & search engine that develops 21st Century skills

It is designed to teach students the basics of a good search using popular search engines. Users drag and drop tiles depicting search parameters (OR or NOT) onto the display screen. Resulting web links are listed below the display area. Writing Tools. Multimedia Learning Resources - Educaplay. Character Scrapbook.

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages. - Got a picture? Blabberize it! Welcome to Flubaroo. Computer Basics: Basic Parts of a Computer. Mouse A mouse The mouse is a peripheral that is known as a pointing device.

Computer Basics: Basic Parts of a Computer

It lets you point to objects on the screen, click on them, and move them. Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt. Examples: I would be plagiarizing if I were to write an essay about the walrus and said: The walrus' other characteristic features are equally useful.

Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt

Use and abuse of laptops in class - The Lamron. Imagine that you are sitting in a lecture hall trying to take notes and you see a person nearby using their laptop to surf the web.

Use and abuse of laptops in class - The Lamron

For those couple of seconds, your attention is diverted to their “recently added photos” on Facebook, their inbox, Twitter account, that college basketball game—anything but what you are supposed to be learning. We’ve all been there. On the other hand, however, we have all been on the other side of this scenario as well; sitting in lecture, distracted by a multitude of other things online rather than listening and taking notes on our laptops. In defense of laptops in the college classroom. Courtesy of Shutterstock In grad school, I was one of dozens of TAs for a 1,000-student freshman lecture course.

In defense of laptops in the college classroom.

One morning, as I sat parked amidst the undergrads—a move, it was explained, that maintained order throughout the otherwise-anarchic auditorium—I noticed the student in front of me had her laptop open but was not taking notes. “Pssst,” I hissed at her. “Stop effing around on Facebook and pay attention!” The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom.

A colleague of mine in the department of computer science at Dartmouth recently sent an e-mail to all of us on the faculty.

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

The subject line read: “Ban computers in the classroom?” The note that followed was one sentence long: “I finally saw the light today and propose we ban the use of laptops in class.” While the sentiment in my colleague’s e-mail was familiar, the source was surprising: it came from someone teaching a programming class, where computers are absolutely integral to learning and teaching. Education Center Activity: Getting to Know Your Computer. Children learn the names of the parts of a computer and get a basic introduction to how it works.

Education Center Activity: Getting to Know Your Computer

Assembling a computer model with cutouts reinforces their understanding of computer terms.


Relate - Enhancing STEM Curriculum with Technology – Cambridge, Maggie Keeler. Evernote Reflection Break - Collaborating with Google Docs What did you learn about collaboration?

Relate - Enhancing STEM Curriculum with Technology – Cambridge, Maggie Keeler

Which of these tools might you use with your students? How might it impact their learning? 9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle. The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners.

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle

The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them. A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use. Understand what you read. How To YouTube Your Classroom. How To YouTube Your Classroom by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a crazy old post we forgot we published and nobody read anyway because we were only weeks old and had zero traffic so yeah.

How To YouTube Your Classroom

YouTube is popular. How popular? More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each monthOver 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute Over 3 billion videos are viewed each day. A trillion. Whatever mechanisms YouTube uses to deploy content works.

Research on ICT, Reading, Comprehension and Long-term memory

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners. It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) Tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. Video Playlist: Tools to Enhance Videos for Learning. Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks.


Google Tools and Drive. Quiz and Web Quest Makers. SourceForge - Download, Develop and Publish Free Open Source Software. 18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students. 1- SpiderScribe This is a great mind mapping tool that allows users to easily visualize their ideas by connecting various pieces of information together and create free style maps.

It also combines elements like text, images, files, calendar events and geographic locations. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary. If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. I write frequently about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and my recent infographic – the 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Vocabulary Instruction – has proved very popular having been Pinned over 31,000 times.

In today’s 21st century classrooms, digital tools must coexist alongside more traditional tools. Digital tools have advantages. The following digital tools show promise to support word learning, review, and playing with language. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary Reference Tools. Stream - ThingLink. Sweet Search. 13 Great Free Text to Speech Tools. Below is a list of some great web tools that allows you to convert text into speech. 1- Announcify Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you're too tired but still need to study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax. 21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher.

By Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D., Top 10 FREE Plagiarism Detection Tools for Teachers. Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in November 2013. Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in October 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful.