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No! You Can’t Just Take It! 

You can’t just take it! No! You can’t take it, because you found it on Google! No! You can’t just right click>save>use, just because you can! No! No! No! No! By “it”, I mean my work, which includes images, visuals, infographics, infoflyers, blog posts, how to guides, text, jpgs, videos, pdfs, etc. My work is licensed under Creative Commons license. On every page on Langwitches (in the footer), you will see the above icon stating Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This means, I support collaboration, remixing, building upon and sharing my work AS LONG AS the following restrictions As an educator you NEED to know and understand copyright and Creative Commons licenses! I often wonder WHY educators (among many others) just take it, simply because they can.

Is it: Ignorance? I have chosen various paths to deal with DAILY violations of the CC copyright license that I have chosen for my work: Like this: Like Loading... 21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity. Google Chrome is such a great resource for students.

21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity

First things first, the browser allows users to sign in to Chrome anywhere and bring up bookmarks, history, and settings, an incredible feature for students on-the-go who are using multiple computers. In addition to this useful feature are a wealth of awesome extensions that students can use to save time and concentrate their efforts. We’ve found 21 time-saving Chrome extensions that students can put to use, from note-taking apps to books, citations, and reminders. Note AnywhereFind something interesting on Wikipedia? You can scribble notes online with the help of this Chrome extension.Google BooksUse Google Books to read just about any book anywhere, from any device you access on or off campus.

Split ScreenSplit your Chrome screen and compare sites while you’re working on research. BoxStore your documents in the cloud with this Chrome extension. Critical Thinking Model 1. To Analyze Thinking We Must Identify and Question its Elemental Structures Standard: Clarityunderstandable, the meaning can be grasped Could you elaborate further?

Critical Thinking Model 1

Could you give me an example? Could you illustrate what you mean? Standard: Accuracyfree from errors or distortions, true How could we check on that? Standard: Precisionexact to the necessary level of detail Could you be more specific? Standard: Relevancerelating to the matter at hand How does that relate to the problem? Standard: Depthcontaining complexities and multiple interrelationships What factors make this a difficult problem? Standard: Breadthencompassing multiple viewpoints Do we need to look at this from another perspective? Standard: Logicthe parts make sense together, no contradictions Does all this make sense together? Standard: Significancefocusing on the important, not trivial Is this the most important problem to consider? Standard: FairnessJustifiable, not self-serving or one-sided Think About...

State the Question. Common Craft. My StoryMaker : Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. Information Cycle - How Do I...? Introduction Welcome to the Information Cycle!

Information Cycle - How Do I...?

The Information Cycle is all around us, part of our everyday lives. It is comprised of tweets, online newspapers, and academic journals, and books. How are these different information sources related? Let’s begin by defining the Information Cycle. DEFINED The Information Cycle is the progression of events over time, processed by media. In the moments after an event, the Information Cycle begins. Understanding how information is created, how it is transmitted, and how it changes over time will help you become a better researcher. This knowledge will help you to understand what information is available and where to find it, making you a more effective in assessing and identifying relevant sources for your topic. As an example, let’s look at the Japanese Tsunami to see how an Information Cycle begins and changes across time.

On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake ruptured off the Eastern coast of Japan. In the DAY AFTER...Summary. Free Virtual Classroom Premium Membership for Academicians on WizIQ. 1.

Free Virtual Classroom Premium Membership for Academicians on WizIQ

Can I use my free account for commercial purposes? Yes, you can use your free account for commercial purposes. Offer your courses for free or a fee, it’s your choice! 2. For how long is my free account valid? This free membership is valid for a period of one year. 3. If you still have an email account affiliated with a School or College then you qualify for a free membership. 4. It is likely that the WizIQ support team is still reviewing your request. 5. It is possible that we missed to include the educational email domain that your school/college uses. Thinking Tools. This graphic organizer is a great tool for students struggling to make a logical decision.

Thinking Tools

It encourages them to look at the pro's and cons and explore alternatives which they might not ordinarily consider. Download it here. Dan Ackland submitted this lesson plan and earned cash for it. You too can earn cash for your teaching ideas right now by clicking here. *Please note all of our documents are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size. Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality. We recommend laminating them for best results. Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book trailer. By Teacher Librarian Michelle Harclerode: - Keep scrolling all the way down for lots of goodies & links to websites.

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book trailer

Are you an author? Educational Standards met with digital presentations : Florida SSS ----- Common Core Standards This is the big picture above. Scroll down for a 7 part break down on how to make a book trailer. Background on Book Trailers Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Student Made Book Trailers: Hints and Handouts Look at our Student Made Book Trailers to get ideas.

What I have learned about making book trailers : Go explore book trailer sites to get inspired. Photo Story 3 Tips : We still use photostory 3 [with Windows 7] windows photo live has replaced photostory 3 Featured Websites to Explore: The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have. Untitled. Last year all of the students in our school district received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy all year getting students up and running and then finding innovative ways to use the tools for learning.


Upon reflection,if I got the opportunity to do it all over again there are three things I would make sure to do at the start of the year to kick off Google Docs. 1. Encourage Teachers to Create an In Box with a Google Form One of the challenges of using Google Docs with a class full of students is in managing all those Google Docs. While it's fairly easy for students to learn to share their work with you, the clutter that ends up in your email box can be overwhelming. Teachers create and publish a Google Form, or In Box, in a convenient place for students to access. 2. The Google Docs revision history tracks all changes that have been made to a document by each collaborator, which makes this a useful feature for student accountability. 3. How to Use an Existing Templates. Thesis Development - Research Tools. What is a thesis?

Thesis Development - Research Tools

A thesis statement declares what you believe and what you intend to prove. A good thesis statement makes the difference between a thoughtful research project and a simple retelling of facts. A good tentative thesis will help you focus your search for information. But don't rush! You must do a lot of background reading before you know enough about a subject to identify key or essential questions. Attributes of a good thesis: It should be contestable, proposing an arguable point with which people could reasonably disagree. Thesis as equation: Specific topic + Attitude/Angle/Argument = Thesis What you plan to argue + How you plan to argue it = Thesis Proficient: Inspires the reasonable reader to ask “How?” How will you discover a thesis? As you read look for: Interesting contrasts or comparisons or patterns emerging in the informationIs there something about the topic that surprises you?

Example of brainstorming a thesis: Create a list of sample questions to guide your research: Readlists. Reading: The Core Skill:True—or Not? How can students know whether the information they find online is True—or Not?

Reading: The Core Skill:True—or Not?

We choose everything—from toothpaste to health care, from education research to instructional strategies—by evaluating information. How do I gauge the effectiveness of our one-to-one laptop program? Which presidential candidate will get us out of this economic slide? Is watching SpongeBob SquarePants bad for my child? We also make daily decisions about whom to trust with our information. Freedom to Learn. Teacher-Librarians. I don't know about you; when I earned my certification as a media specialist, I had never been required to take a course in book repair. My colleague Nancy just received an MLS from Rutgers University (well known for their library sciences program) and she also never learned how to deal with damaged books. How is this possible? Can't figure that one out.

But, if you can't attend a training workshop locally, you can always benefit from those who have posted videos and information online. (When I first started my job, the Internet was just a little baby....) Creaza- suite of creative tools, including cartoonist, movie editor, audio editor and mindmaps DigiTales- create 3-5 minute stories from these types: living memories, beyond words, itza wrap Do Ink- create Flash-style animations using a "simple and friendly vector editor Domo Animate- free animation website offers characters with dialogue, backdrops and special effects Shiddoni- create an imaginary world with animals.

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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning. You’ll find a selection of outstanding online resources and projects, sorted by grade levels, to provide a glimpse of successful school programs. Elementary School: The World Peace Game Skype in the Classroom Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers Middle School: Down the Drain Digiteen: Digital Citizenship for Teenagers World of Warcraft in School High School: World Youth News Digital Youth Network Money Corps: Finance Experts as Guest Teachers Across the Grades: More Ideas that Work Ten Tips to Bring 21st-Century Skills Home Resources: Bring the C's to Your School. Untitled. Teaching Tools. Propaganda Techniques Seven techniques of propaganda demonstrated through easy to follow animation Launch The Propaganda Machine An interactive tool that encourages students to discover hidden propaganda within YouTube films Click and share Exploring the importance of taking a critical look at the affect of sharing content online Source Check Interactive exercises that challenge students to determine the authenticity of a series of online films and websites The Vampire Conspiracy How are conspiracy films constructed?

Bookface. No Books, No Problem: Teaching Without a Text. Thanks to a forward-thinking teacher, chemistry students quickly learn to love leaving the textbook behind. Credit: Francis DaSilva The students in my general chemistry class almost never open their textbook. My reason: The less I use the book, the more they learn. While some textbooks are excellent, most bore my students and frustrate me. "Readability formulae" produce mind-numbing prose. Some textbooks do a fabulous job of making science relevant, but others insult students' intelligence by oversimplifying and fragmenting the subject matter so much that it becomes incomprehensible.

I didn't set out to banish the book from my classroom. Molecular Leveler: Geoff Ruth's outside-the-book approach to teaching chemistry helps him tailor his lessons to students' needs. Without a textbook, I can create curriculum that engages students by relating science to their everyday lives. Teaching without a textbook means more prep time, especially in the first few years.

Go to "How To: Toss the Text. " Infographics in Education - home. Google's New Spell Check Is Crazy Awesome. Do you use Today's Meet? DigitalDisruption - building a web savvy generation. DIS Library PYP. The Adventures of Library Girl. Creating Students’ Survival Guide to the Web. Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Getty By Ann Michaelson Infotention is a word I came up with to describe the psycho-social-techno skill/tools we all need to find our way online today, a mind-machine combination of brain-powered attention skills with computer-powered information filters. - Howard Rheingold Author and educator Howard Rheingold discusses the importance of teaching students how to search the Web skillfully and how to find trustworthy Web sites. (See this YouTube video with advice to students and read “Crap Detection 101“). If highly educated professionals are having problems staying focused on long pieces of writing, what about students?

It’s like Clayton M. Solutions emphasize strict time limits, interesting tasks and real-life problems. Drafting Guidelines Here are some possible guidelines or ground rules that come to my mind for using computers and staying focused in school. A. B. C: Teach and discuss how to find reliable information online. Ann S. Related Explore: I. NeverEndingSearch. AASL: American Association of School Librarians. Big6 Resources. Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know. Search Rescue. Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic] The Plagiarism Checker.

Works Cites (Key Middle School Library) Results : Plagiarism Report. 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use. Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results. The Adventures of Library Girl. ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial. Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations. 6 Websites to Maximize Your Summer Reading. Teachers Homepage. Read it! Loved it! At Last, They See: E-Books 'Democratize' Publishing. Home - Follett eBooks. Home - Follett eBooks. Flipped Classroom Infographic. Perspectives and Talking at Cross Purposes