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How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students. While many teachers embrace the chaos of digital research (it is the “real world,” after all), for others setting students loose on Google is a recipe for a research project chock-full of Yahoo!

How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students

Answers and other less-than-ideal information sources. While evaluating the credibility of information is an important part of any research project, giving your students proper tools to do the cognitive heavy lifting you’d like them to can be just as important. Luckily, Google gives you the option to customize students’ search experience to rope off certain sections of the internet, or to gently emphasize others. (In fact, you could even have students create their own custom search engine as a part of the project itself.)

Below is an overview of the steps, from naming the search engine and choosing the sites you’d like students to select from, to customizing search features and sharing the link with students. Use GoogleDocs Self-Grading Quiz as an Exit Ticket. Tips & Tricks for Searching Google Like a Pro [Infographic] 100 Great Google Docs Tips for Students & Educators. Google Testing Center. 9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life - TIME. Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: 10 Google Th... Digital Learning Day is March 13th.

Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: 10 Google Th...

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate. Just because young people are functionally very capable, doesn’t mean they always have the criticality to appraise the wealth of information available.

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

English teacher Jennifer Wilson discusses how critical thinking and digital literacy need to go hand-in-hand. Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information : Primary Tech. Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, May 29th 2012 I was recently involved in a conversation about how difficult it now is to filter what is on the internet and research effectively.

Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information : Primary Tech

In the past, students would primarily use books to research; being overloaded with possibly unreliable information wasn’t really an issue. Teaching students research skills is becoming increasingly important. Google Testing Center. Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas. Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application.

Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas

The result? Google Launches YouTube Kids - An for Watching Family-Friendly Videos. Google Apps Tips : Scripts. Using Google Apps, Extensions and Scripts to Make Teaching Easier. How To Undo A Sent Email In Gmail. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez A clown called Bubo works on his computer during the 4th Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, July 25, 2012.

How To Undo A Sent Email In Gmail

You clicked send. Oh crap. When you send a no-take-backs email — maybe an admission to a secret crush, or accidental reply-all — there's an instant pang of regret. It feels like there's no going back. Meet Gmail's Undo Send feature, a lifesaving little hack buried in the Gmail Labs settings.

Create Surveys and Graded Quizzes with Google Drive » Teach Amazing! Written by Teach Amazing!

Create Surveys and Graded Quizzes with Google Drive » Teach Amazing!

100 Great Google Docs Tips for Students & Educators. Google Form Tip: How to Prepopulate a List in "Choose From a List" Learn To Code Online With These 15 Online Resources. Free Technology for Teachers. Tester: iOS 8 Apps Will Work 'Like Magic' - Business Insider. Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide. Technology is a growing part of the classroom, with tablets and smart TVs quickly integrating themselves into the curriculum.

Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide

But fast-paced change – and the fact that students are often miles ahead of both teachers and parents when it comes to the latest apps and social networks – can intimidate even the most tech-savvy teacher. Here’s a quick-start guide for teachers who are looking to incorporate Twitter into their classroom as a learning tool, without getting lost in the millions of tweets sent every day. There are a variety of ways that teachers can use Twitter to augment their student’s time in the classroom, a number of which we outline below. Coding in the Classroom: Computational Thinking Will Allow Children to 'Change the World' 6 Must-Have Apps for Tech Leaders. Save This List! 21 Top Websites for Social Studies Teachers. Every day on our Facebook page, teachers post "Helpline" questions and receive resource recommendations, lesson and classroom management ideas, career advice, and so much more.

Save This List! 21 Top Websites for Social Studies Teachers

Recently, a high school teacher asked readers to suggest their favorite sites for teaching social studies. The list was so awesome, we just had to share it! 1. iCivics icivics.org 2. Teaching Tolerance tolerance.org 3. Who. 3D learning tools positive for pupils, says study. 29 September 2011Last updated at 18:11 Biology teacher Ros Johnson says 3D projections of body organs have given lessons a new direction at the Abbey School in Reading.

3D learning tools positive for pupils, says study

A study of the impact of 3D in the classroom has found that it improves test results by an average of 17%. Increasingly schools are using 3D projectors and learning resources to add a new dimension to learning. The research, conducted in seven schools across Europe, found that 3D-enabled learning tools helped children concentrate more. Prezi - Ideas matter. Triptico. Infographics & Data Visualization. Storify · Make the web tell a story.

10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom. Two years ago I "flipped" my high school Anatomy & Physiology class. Read my previous post for the full story. I learned by trial and error. I have also found some very helpful resources that I would like to share with you. 1. : The leading screen casting software title on the market. Easily zoom, pan, and create call-outs on your screen captures. Accepts multiple audio and video tracks. 2. : from the makers of Camtasia ( TechSmith ), this screen capture tool allows you to quickly capture a still image of all or part of your screen. 3. : You will be creating lots of presentations and handouts in your flipped classroom. Edmodo.com.

Lesson plans. TeacherTube - Teach the World. Standardized Test Preparation. The helpline dedicated to school teachers and staff in FE and HE. A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint. Videos. Khan Academy. Audioboo for Education. Schools and universities around the world are embracing Audioboo as the easiest, most effective way to give teachers and students a voice. Audio enriches the curriculum, engages the learner, and creates conversations that build community. Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003).

The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Technology Enhanced Lesson Plan Sites. Infographics & Data Visualization. The Past, Present, And Future Of The iPad In Learning. The Idea When Apple started dropping hints about a coming “tablet PC” in 2009, it would have been difficult to see the way it might change the way we interact with digital media. The first-generation iPad was introduced in April, 2010 and in lieu of some significant hardware limitations, was a world-beater, garnering $1 billion in sales in just 4 months. The iPad 2 was released 11 months later, and the iPad 3 is currently rumored for a Spring 2012 release.

While discussing the “history” of a product less than two years old may seem a bit premature technology moves at a dizzying, humming pace. Dog years have nothing on tech years. The concept for the iPad started over a dinner. Free Technology for Teachers. How to print multiple Google Docs at once. Here’s a Google Docs tip that has eluded me. It’s pretty neat. Most of the time, there’s no need to print out Google Docs.

Scripts. Blog: Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education. Drum Roll, Please! Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, A Google Add-on for Docs. A beginner’s guide to Google Plus. What ThingLink can do for Education. Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom - Google Slides. Elementary Thinglink Examples. Thinglink. Science World. Scholastic News.

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Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: 10 Google Th... How to share slides and documents with Google+ Google provides all the tools you need to create, present, and share documents. Theme. Respect. Free online tutorial on Podcasting and how to Podcast. Stuff You Should Know Podcast. Product Details Description. Ipadflow.jpg 736×552 pixel.