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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web. Recently, a teacher we know put together a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which was well received. The only thing was that when the students inquired where the photos came from, the teacher said he searched for them using Google. The students replied, “You mean you stole them!” Some of the images still prominently displayed the watermark from iStock Photo. It looks like open source image sites weren’t a consideration here! Trust me, you don’t want to be in this position, especially if you are trying to teach the 21st Century Fluencies of Global Digital Citizenship. Through this experience, the teacher was gently reminded that he shouldn’t use any random image from the Internet without permission.

The lines have become foggy as the Internet blurs the lines of fair use copyright issues. Resources for Copyright: Google So let’s address the giant in the room: Google. When you pull up Google’s main page, you’ll see at the top left something that resembles this: Click “Images.” Research Resources. The Research Safari During your time at school you will complete many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use information from a variety of sources - many of which will be online. Sometimes, however, searching on the web can feel like being lost in a jungle of information. Don't feel overwhelmed, This great website will help guide you through the information jungle.

It is produced by Leonie McIlvenny who shares it with us under CC 4.0 Visual Thesaurus An online thesaurus and dictionary that you explore using an interactive map. It's a tool for people who think visually. Search Engines A page listing different Search Engines that are available online. Library Webs An Internet library which contains reliable websites arranged in subject order and chosen specifically for secondary students. Encyclopedias A page listing different Encyclopedias that are available online. Newspapers and Journals A page listing different Newspapers and Journals that are available online. The Ultimate Guide to Dystopian Novels. From classics like Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984, to newcomers like The Hunger Games and Divergent, with so many dystopian novels on the market, it’s hard to chose which to pick up next.

After all, it’s important to know exactly what kind of strange future you’re diving into. We’ve categorized some of our favorite dystopian novels by theme — from competitions to special powers to arranged marriages — and included each book’s publisher’s description below. 1. Competition-based dystopias In these dystopias, our protagonists are forced into a confined environment, and there’s only one way out: winning.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure, and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Remember. 2. From Tech Trend to Teaching Tool: Taking the QR Code Plunge! | Coding and QR Codes in Education | Pinterest | Qr Codes, Teaching Tools and Tech. Theconversation. Google is the world’s most popular search engine and is by far the most popular search engine used in Australia.

But our research suggests that most Australians do not understand how the Google search engine works or what they are clicking on when they use it. Most of us use the Google search engine every day, whether to find information for our work, study, shopping, leisure or for pure idle curiosity. But have you taken a close look at the kinds of results Google produces when you conduct a search? And do you know the difference between an advertisement and what Google shows because it thinks it is most relevant to your inquiry?

This is the question at the heart of our research on Australian internet users, which seeks to shed light on whether they understand the different search results Google produces. User confusion Our results show that Australian consumers are confused about the different parts of Google’s search results pages, and why Google produces them. Legal context. Media Arts. Voice Typing Comes to Google Docs. Google Docs now allow for voice typing. I use voice typing on my phone all the time, this is a welcome addition to Google Docs. I am amazed at how accurate the voice typing is. Make sure you talk at a slower pace, carefully enunciating each word. I find it helps to talk a little bit like a robot.

This feature is truly amazing! This will open a floating microphone box off to the side of the document. I highly recommend learning the keyboard shortcut for voice typing. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. 7 Sites for Free (and Beautiful!) Stock Photos. By now, many of us in the presentation business have heard the mantra, “visual is viral.” But just how seriously should we be taking it? Pretty seriously, it turns out. The proof is in the numbers. Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without (images used in SlideShare decks from 2013 to 2014 increased by a whopping 53%, according to

And infographics on SlideShare get liked 5x more than presentations. So how exactly do you reap the benefits of a highly visual presentation? It takes more than a simple drag and drop of the first photo you find online. Be Relevant The photos you select must be relevant to your presentation topic, high-resolution, and captivating. Relevancy is critical because as you would suspect, research shows that irrelevant pictures can complicate learning for your viewers instead of simplifying the comprehension process.

To create a presentation that is memorable and meaningful, your photos need to be relevant to your topic. Choose Quality. Login. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. House Hippo.