- Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources. 0 Comments March 9, 2014 By: Shelly Terrell Mar 9 Written by: 3/9/2014 3:03 PM ShareThis Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “Nothing is original. Your students will often use images, music, and content created by other individuals. Students can learn about Creative Commons licenses by watching this slideshow explaining Creative Commons. Sites for Creative Common Images Flickr- Go to the Flickr Advanced Search page. Sites for Creative Common Sound Files & Music Challenge: Teach your students about Creative Commons. cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author.
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These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools to enhance student learning. All of the apps, games, and websites featured in the roundups are reviewed on Graphite. Other sessions focused on sharing our resources for teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship or for rolling out a 1-to-1 program. Follow the linked titles below to see the specific apps, games, websites, and Common Sense resources featured in each session.
What was your favorite app, game, or website that you discovered at ISTE or used in your classroom this year? Related Posts: Find Common Sense Media at ISTE 2014 Organize Inspiring Tools onto Boards You Create on Graphite. 9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning. Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on the beach, let’s be realistic… their brains are constantly running, reflecting, and mentally archiving away ideas for the next school year. To meet both the recreational and curricular needs of educators, I have concocted a special blend of FREE web tools and apps, highlighting both extracurricular as well as instructional integrations for each.
Hopefully, these tools will exceed your souvenir quota and prove to be true digital treasures for the 2014-2015 school year as well. Bubbli Create 360 panoramic bubbles of the sights and sounds of places you visit that others can explore by clicking on a shared link. Photo Mapo Transform photos into mapped masterpieces. Flowboard Strip Designer Tackk. Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator. Ten Good Online Tools for Creating Mind Maps. Creating mind maps or webs is one of my favorite ways to organize ideas and information. I've often had my students create mind maps as an exercise in making visual connections between important concepts, events, and people in a unit of study. The following free tools offer good options for creating mind maps online. MindMup is a free mind mapping tool that can be used online, with Google Drive, and on your desktop.
MindMup works like most mind mapping tools in that you can create a central idea and add child and sibling nodes all over a blank canvas. MindMup nodes can contain text and links. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping service that is very easy to use. Simple Surface is an online whiteboard tool that you can use to collaboratively create outlines and mind maps. Spider Scribe is an online mind map creation service.
Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. Cardboard Box Tools. The child in the photo above just received the most amazing toy! It might have been a giant stuffed giraffe, or a truck, or a new game. However, the cardboard box is even more exciting. The child will eventually outgrow the giraffe or the truck because those toys can be only one thing -- but the box is timeless.
The box can be a racecar, a submarine, a suit of armor, a castle, or a cave. We can learn a lot from children's infatuation with cardboard boxes. Beyond cardboard boxes, think about the timeless toys that exist today -- Legos, Lincoln Logs, crayons -- and what they have in common: each provides open-ended possibilities for creation. Finding the Right "Box" I once spent six weeks working on a Sketchup project with my seventh graders. I don't remember the learning objective, or what the students gained from the project, and after spending hours teaching myself the nuances of the program, I never touched it again.
Building an Empty Toolkit Explain Everything (iOS and Android) 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more. Productivity Hacks These hacks will make your Google Docs experience even more efficient and streamlined.
Features & Tools Make use of features and tools like Docs Translation or CSS Editing to customize your docs and make them work for you. Collaboration Files, Folders and Filters Organization. Teacher Resources. Resources : Free Tools For Teachers. Web Designer. 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn.
These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating The Internet was invented to foster communication. Google Docs First of all, you never have to hit “save” in Google Docs. Google Forms Whether you want to send a quiz to your students or organize a field trip, Google forms can help you distribute and gather information. WordPress Create a class website or blog on this free, easy-to-use site.
EduBlogs Set up blogs here for yourself or your students, and you can control the safety settings. EdX.