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Apps for Education – Google in Education. The Resourceful School:Favorite Freebies. December 2011/January 2012 | Volume 69 | Number 4 The Resourceful School Pages 84-85 The International Children's Digital Library is an amazing open-access resource with hundreds of digital books in dozens of different languages.

The Resourceful School:Favorite Freebies

Educators can use it to give children access to a rich library of culturally diverse books in a fun digital format. It also enables English language learners to access books in their native language as well as read books in English with protagonists from their heritage. —J-Lynn Van Pelt, director, E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy, University of Nevada, Reno Teaching Channel contains videos showcasing many practical, specific ideas and tips for pedagogy organized by age level, subject area, and topic.

—Nick Romagnolo, professional development, Agile Mind. 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers. A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-12 school year, and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! Remind101. Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers. Share what you know. Learning with the world, not just about it ... Assistments. WISE Home Page. Java UpdateJan 15, 2014 On January 14, 2014, a new version of Java was released.

WISE Home Page

Please update your computer to this version to continue using simulations and probes in WISE. Click here to download the latest java. WISE Image AnnotatorFeb 27, 2013 Check out the new WISE image annotator. Java UpdateFeb 20, 2013 For OS X 10.7 (mountain lion), typically Mac machines sold in 2011 and later, a security update will require you to reinstall the Java applet plugin to run many of the WISE4 projects. WISE in SpanishFeb 14, 2013 WISE is collaborating with a group in Argentina to create versions of all our activities in Spanish. WISE 4.6 is released! A stable release of WISE v4.6 is now available for download from Among other goodies, we've made authoring easier, added more functionality to the pre-made comments, and added a new threaded discussion step type.

WISE Server DowntimeOct 15, 2012 The WISE server will be down for maintenance on Saturday October 20th from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM PDT. New Design! Open Badges. The Differentiator. Try Respondo!

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→ ← Back to The Differentiator The Differentiator is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Sandra Kaplan's Flip Book and Flip Book, Too, and David Chung's product menu. Try It In French • Tweet It • Like Byrdseed • Pin It Students will judge the ethics of the [click to edit] using a textbook and create an essay in groups of three. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy adapted from "A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives" by Anderson and Krathwohl Depth and Complexity adapted from The Flip Book by Sandra N.

Depth Big Idea Unanswered Questions Ethics Patterns Rules Language of the Discipline Essential Details Trends Complexity Multiple Points Of View Change Over Time Across the Disciplines Imperatives Origin Convergence Parallels Paradox Contribution Key Words Consequences Motivations Implications Significance Adapted from David Chung and The Flip Book, Too by Sandra N.

Group Size One Two Three Four.