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36 great free downloadable (for Mac/Win) handwriting fonts. If you need a handwriting font for your project, look no further. When we talk about handwriting fonts, we're not just referring to one style of typography; they can come in a number of various executions. They are in the same area as cursive fonts but with even fewer constraints and often based off freeform illustrations. More recently, this style of typography has been making more appearances than ever before, with print and digital alike favouring it over more traditional offerings.

Here, we plucked some top free fonts in a handwritten style for you to download and enjoy. 01. Stay Writer Charming handwriting font Stay Writer was created by graphic designer and illustrator Syed Faraz Ahmed. 02. Handwriting font SoulMarker was created by graphic designer and illustrator Faraz Ahmad. 03. The team at Australian-based design agency Team Scope are behind handwriting font Claire Hand. 04. "This is a one-day font," says Cavorting typeface creator Missy Meyer. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting | CoolCatTeacher.

Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning. These sketchnoting resources will get you started with your students. You don’t have to have a ton of talent, just a little know-how. I’ll update these sketchnoting resources, so tweet me or leave a comment to add your favorites. Don’t get overwhelmed, just get started. Twitter Tip: If you want to find and share great sketchnotes, follow the #edusketch hashtag on Twitter. Most Valuable Sketchnoting Resources Sketchnoting Tools 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win, Sylvia Duckworth’s Sketchnote of the ebook by Vicki Davis Places to See Awesome Sketchnotes Sylvia Duckworth’s Sketchnote Flickr Account – Sylvia sketches relevant things for educators today.Sketchnote Army WebsiteSketchnotes on Pinterest (this is a search for the tag, you must filter to find the ones you want, but I love trolling for ideas here.)Sacha Chua’s Evernote Notebook of Sketchnotes (hat tip Todd Finley for pointing me to her!)

@ozlmackltrhn You're welcome. Looks like a great resource. Best wishes for your project. Using Assessment to Create Student-Centered Learning. Assessment is key to creating a more student-centered classroom. Before proceeding, though, I want to clarify what I mean by assessment. I don't mean testing, nor do I mean grading. Unfortunately this term (as well as other terms like data-driven instruction) has been hijacked to mean more testing and knowing students only in terms of their test scores. We know this is unacceptable and does not meet the needs of all students. Yes, data such as test scores can give us a window into better serving our students, but it's not the whole window. Assessing Student Passions and Learning Styles One key way to create a more student-centered classroom is by assessing students for their passions and interests.

Assessing 21st-Century/Success Skills We know that some of our students collaborate better than others, just as some students have more global empathy than others. Formative Assessment of Content and Skills Assessing for Instruction Do you use feedback as formative assessment? 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians. Librarians can jump-start the school year by setting some essential goals. Here, teacher librarian Phil Goerner tackles his top six objectives and lays out a plan for achieving these goals, which range from creating new maker space projects to engaging teachers in professional development.

Collaborate with teachers I think this is one of the most important parts of our jobs. I know it always takes a while to build momentum in the fall and get into classrooms. One of the best ways for me to get started is to stay organized. I’m working on “sneaking” into as many classrooms as I can to line up team teaching jobs, demonstrate a tech tool, or just to promote the library resources.

Promote the library Letting teachers and students know about the library resources is vital in the fall. Take a lead on professional development Wow! Meet with clubs For our book club, student leaders and I help all members create Goodreads accounts to share their reading. Engage in making Celebrate “freadom” Modern Chalkboard: Custom Lessons Specifically Designed For Digital Whiteboards.

School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition (Free, Downloadable, PDF File) By IFLA School Libraries Standing Committee, Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg (Eds.) This is the new edition of the School Library Guidelines, approved by the IFLA Professional Committee in June 2015. These guidelines constitute the second edition of the IFLA ‘School Library Guidelines’.

The first edition of the school library guidelines was developed in 2002 by the School Libraries Section, then called the School Libraries and Resource Centers Section. These guidelines have been developed to assist school library professionals and educational decision-makers in their efforts to ensure that all students and teachers have access to effective school library programs and services, delivered by qualified school library personnel. The drafting of these revised guidelines involved discussion, debate and consultation with many people from many countries at workshops during IFLA conferences and mid-year meetings and through ongoing writing and review in person and online. Download. Announcing Digital Compass. Common Sense Education’s digital literacy and citizenship resources have played an integral role in addressing the technological revolution that is happening in today’s classrooms.

Having touched more than 200,000 teachers who have educated over 5 million students, this forward-thinking program addresses what it’s like to behave responsibly in the digital age. Our suite of resources gives educators the tools to introduce reliable, research-based information to students about digital media and its impact.

Fostering an organic classroom dialogue goes hand-in-hand with access to interactive activities. The conversation moves beyond the classroom by introducing parent resources and educator development opportunities that help bridge the school-home connection. In the creation of Digital Compass, we utilized the latest research in gamification and learning tools to develop a choose-your-own-adventure interactive experience. The Best Free Resources for Perfecting Your PLN. Professional Learning Networks (PLN) are the lifeblood, the sustainer, the nurturer of the modern digital teacher.

No longer do you have to be limited to those professional opportunities that your particular school provides that may or may not pertain to you. You—yes, you—can take control of your professional development! Let’s take some time now to look at some of the finest avenues to turn to when seeking relevant and meaningful support for sharpening your career and craft. These are some of the best tools out there for perfecting your PLN. Twitter While the ubiquitous microblogging website is front and foremost in this area, it’s more of a starting point—a portal, if you will, out into the information ballroom.

The key to following folks on Twitter is to focus on those whom you aspire to emulate. It is a learned skill to be able to devote time to scrolling through hundreds of Tweets to locate information that is important to you. EdWeb.net But you know what? Google+ Communities. Digital Video: iBook (Not Free) to help Eng language teachers use web based video resources. Pork-a-palooza: Tories hit magic mark of $1 billion in handouts in 1 day. The picture above is what a cheque handout ceremony looks like if you’re an MP. (Read about this one in an article in Okotoks Online titled “Federal Funding To Help Local Communities) The MP here is Conservative John Barlow — in the middle with the light gray jacket — and he has just dispensed a handful of cheques from Ottawa to be spent in his riding of Macleod, in southwestern Alberta.

And it generated just the sort of article and publicity any government MP would want on the eve of an election call. Now, to be fair, MPs do a lot of this whenever they’re not in the House of Commons. One of their chief occupations is to make sure groups and individuals in their riding are tapping into the federal flow of money. Since the we last had a general election, government MPs have participated in more than 7,000 ceremonies like the one pictured above. But this week, Conservative MPs have really amped up their game — one of the hints that we could be into a general election as soon as Sunday. Walking Safely Along the Digital Highway – resources to help teach Digital Literacy and e-Safety. There are many resources available to help support schools to teach pupils to be responsible users of the Internet and to educate pupils to be as safe as possible when using online tools. Helping learners learn in a global, connected classroom is not something which is just nice to do, it’s essential.

In an ever-changing technological arena it’s important that supporting learning in digital citizenship is accepted as the responsibility of everyone, and an onging process, not an “event” to just happen once, like a vaccination. And of course that then requires a range of resources for supporting teaching digital citizenship, to help learners be citizens in a connected world, so that the resources are age-appropriate, reinforce and build on prior learning and experience, and support differing audiences and contexts.

So here are some resources to support teaching digital literacy: Who should teach kids internet safety? Do I share a photograph of my friend…..? Why Does Cyberbully Care? 50 Freelance Job Sites For Designers and Programmers | Hongkiat. Being a freelancer can be extremely advantageous and is probably a dream for many designers and developers who are tired of the cubicle lifestyle. Not only do you get to choose only the jobs you are really interested in, you also have total flexibility in terms of time, whom you want to work with, and where you want to work at.

The problem now is where can you go to find work that will help you sustain your freelance lifestyle? To help you with this we have listed the best 50 freelancing job sites to help you in your project search. If you a company or individual looking to outsource or hire a freelancer, these sites will be able to serve that purpose as well. More: Check out our Guide to Freelancing series for more tips, pointers and discussions of what matters most to freelancers. Freelancer Find or post a project or post on this platform to get the best bids from a gamut of skilled web designers, copywriters or freelance programmers. Elance Upwork (formerly oDesk) Toptal 99designs Fiverr Guru. Free Vector World Maps. By Chris Youderian This is a pack of 30 different world maps in scalable vector graphics (SVG) format.

You can easily edit and customize the world maps using a vector graphics editor like Illustrator, Sketch, or Inkscape. Also, the maps are ready and optimized for Web use. This was done by simplifying country borders to reduce each map’s file size. This freebie was created exclusively for Six Revisions readers by SimpleMaps. Preview Natural Earth Map Projection Natural Earth Map Projection (Joined) License These world maps vector files can be used for free as part of your projects, even if said project is commercial in nature. Technical Details on the World Maps This free set of world maps uses the common map projections. There are many ways to project a 3-dimensional world into 2-dimensional space. There were 15 map projections used. The 2-letter country ISO codes are specified through the data-id and id attributes of the SVG path elements.

Download Related Content. The Need For Digital Literacy - A Principal's Reflections. The following post is cross-posted at edu@scholastic. With 1:1 technology initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs increasingly being implemented in schools across the globe, the need for digital literacy education has become more important than ever. Although technology enables students to access more information in much less time, it does not always foster learning. Teaching digital literacy helps to manage all of the benefits of technology while helping students understand how to safely weed through the vast amounts of information online.

Image credit: Offer students the ability to email and video chat with students in other countries. Skype Translate allows students to have a real time conversation with immediate translation.Don’t get caught up in the need for strictly finding information and evaluating it. Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web.

For many students, the words “math” and “fun” don’t seem to have much overlap. Math is often thought of as a dry subject – equations don’t get most people excited – but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in a number of different formats. Students who find math boring now may just need to be given a new way of looking at it. Naturally, the internet has come to the rescue with a wide range of math resources designed to help students see how math can be fun and useful.

Here are some of the best ones out there. 1. We’ve sung the praises of using TED Talks in the classroom before and probably will again. A few examples to consider using include: 2. All math teachers have heard the common complaint: “but how will I ever use this in the real world?” The site mixes videos, images, and real-world challenges that get students thinking about where math fits into their day-to-day lives. 3. 4. Photo Credit: Arthur © 2014 WGBH. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For... In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We would spend great deals of time looking at funds and how they could best be used to make an impact on student learning.

I believe many districts do that. However, often, when the hardware is installed and the software has been trained on that is where conversations end and responsibilities shift. The problem with that approach is that how do we know that what we purchase is actually being used appropriately or even being used for that matter? I began looking at technology after the purchase. With that in mind I development 5 questions that school leaders should be able to answer on a walkthrough. Who is using the technology? If you took the technology away, how different would the lesson be? How much variety with the technology is there? What opportunities do students have to collaborate with or through the technology? What do you think? Makerbook Is a Huge Collection of Free Resources for Creative Projects. Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN.

7 Awesome Writing Help Services for Students. 7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Own Book. "My Child Is Being Bullied" : Check out These 7 Helpful Resources | MakeUseOf. Media Literacy 101. Your Nostalgia Isn't Helping Me Learn - Medium. Free, Downloadable, Family Tip Sheets On A Wide Range Of Digital Issues. A Collection Of Comments For Report Writing. OFF2CLASS: Online ESL Lessons For Tutors And Teachers. About the Study Guide. Who Killed Canadian Studies? | ActiveCanada. Making sense of open educational resources #edtechopen #etug. How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing | Te@chThought.

Saskatchewan teacher gives grade one class standing desks. OER Handbook for Educators: How to find, use, develop, share Open Ed Resources. Hector’s World | K-5 Digital Literacy Scope and Sequence. 6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning. TWINE: Open-source Program for Writing Choose Your Own Adventure Stories. Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Redefining Curriculum with Open Educational Resources and Teacher-Created Content - EdTech Researcher.

EduCanon. School Libraries, Librarians Critical for Transition to Digital Learning, Says New Report. Grade Students' Assignments using A Camera. Open Educational Resources Meet Instructional Design. Social Media Information Resources For Students, Parents and Teachers.