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How to Create a Collaborative KWL Chart Online. Nearpod - Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. Five Tools for Sharing Portions of Videos. Three Tools Students Can Use to Add Annotations to Videos. When we talk about flipped lessons it often involves a lot of heavy lifting on a teacher's part.

Three Tools Students Can Use to Add Annotations to Videos

From finding a video to adding questions to the video, it is a time-consuming process and in the end we're still not always sure if the students actually watched the video or they just guessed at the answers to the questions. One way to flip the standard flipped classroom model is to have students find and annotate videos that then submit to you. The following three tools can be used by students for that purpose. Using VideoANT anyone can add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video. To do this copy the URL of a video and paste it into the VideoANT annotation tool. Vialogues is a free service that allows you to build online discussions around videos hosted online and videos that you have saved on your computer. 2015 AASL Best Apps and Best Websites revealed! Brainy Librarian. Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets. Lab Scheduler is a neat Google Sheets Add-on that enables you to easily create and maintain a lab or room reservation system for your school.

Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets

It is designed for schools that use a labeled block schedule (for example, the high school in my district uses "period 1" through "period 8" even though there are only four periods in a given day). Once you have added Lab Scheduler to your Google Spreadsheet it will walk you through the process of creating blocks of time and lab/room space in your spreadsheet. You can set your Lab Scheduler to maintain a preview of as many dates as you like. The preview is what people will see when they want to make a reservation.

Share the spreadsheet with your staff and they can reserve a block of time in it. Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets. Theprojectff. Cody Carlson is an undercover investigator, and he works on factory farms, taking pictures and getting information.

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Once, he took up the position of a maintenance worker at the largest dairy farm in the northeast; Willet Dairy. When he was there, he learned that every day, 5,000 cows were crammed into manure-filled concrete barns. Through artificial insemination, they were kept eternally pregnant. Most cows had swollen joints and infections, as well as inflamed, heavy udders. Many of the cows would collapse in the concrete barns at four or five years old, and then would be sent to slaughter or left to die. Cody's boss would attack the cows aggressively, without being provoked.

Cody Carlson is a real guy. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

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Soundzabound. Copyright free music for students & teachers What is Soundzabound?

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Soundzabound is a streaming audio collection of royalty free music available for unlimited use with your WSWHE BOCES MultiMedia membership. Soundzabound music may be inserted into PowerPoint presentations, Podcasts, Videos, Reports, Movies, Digital Storytelling, Web Design, Video Yearbooks or any other projects you can think of! All districts that belong to MultiMedia Services have unlimited access to Soundzabound.

Step 1: Login to Soundzabound. Activities and Ideas / Browse All Interactive Lessons. Experiencing Poetry through Photo Stories Submitted by: Mike Deldonno Students select a famous literary poem by a published author OR write their own original lyrical poem of sonnet length.

Activities and Ideas / Browse All Interactive Lessons

Then, using the Windows PhotoStory program, students sync images and music with the poem that capture the author's intent. Biomes and Ecoregions Submitted by: Megan O'hara. Free Technology for Teachers. Office Sway - Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more. Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters. Daily Infographic. Infographics Archive. A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics. Topics Start » Inspiration » A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics Inspiration A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics.

A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics

Tools - Cool Infographics. Adioma creates information graphics out of your textual data, using timelines, grids and icons.

Tools - Cool Infographics

Create impressive charts from spreadsheets. Assemble into dashboards, embed in websites, or simply share a link. Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics. Learning to Love Tennis is a cool infographic describing the major changes within the USTA’s rules for kids playing tennis.

Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

Designed by Digital Surgeons, the infographic visualizes some the biggest changes like court sizes, raquet sizes and net height. Also, including things like comparing the calorie burn of different sports help show the reader why tennis is such a great sport for kids. The game of tennis has been scaled for youth play. To date, tennis has been the only major sport without equipment and field of play dimensions specific to children. By introducing smaller and lighter racquets, balls with different compression ratios, lower nets and scaled court sizes, kids can begin playing and competing earlier. Overall, I really like this design.

The grid of 30 kid icons showing 70% of Kids Quit Sports isn’t accurate. This is a really huge initialative for the USTA, and the new rules are complicated to understand for parents. Thanks to Pete for sending in the link! The 90 best infographics. Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion. The best infographics may look like they were simple to create in Photoshop, but designing an effective piece of data visualization is usually anything but.