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Chris Hays's Network. How to Create Image-Based Quizzes in Google Forms. 170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids. All my favorite ebooks!

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Infographics & Data Visualization. To make it Google-proof, make it personal. The principal sin of plagiarism is not ethical, but cognitive.

To make it Google-proof, make it personal

Brad Hokanson, U of Minnesota The program for this year's ISTE had a few sessions with "Google-proofing" in the title. Since, I suppose no one copies directly from print sources anymore, "Googling" and "plagiarizing" are synonymous. And as professor Hokanson suggests in the quote above, when there is a direct transfer of information from source to student product - with no cognitive processing stop in-between - little learning occurs as a result of the assignment. Games and Puzzles. Science Games Who Wants to Win $1,000,000?

Games and Puzzles

- Answer 15 science and math based questions correctly and become a (pretend!) 15 Cool Ways Libraries Can Use Vine to Create Social Videos. Vine is a new social video application from the folks at Twitter that will let you create and share short and sweet 6-second videos that loop.

15 Cool Ways Libraries Can Use Vine to Create Social Videos

This exciting free app is available for both iOS and Android devices. And libraries have already begun adopting this popular new format. If you’re wondering what can be accomplished in a 6-second video, here are some ideas for ways libraries can use Vine videos: Creative Commons Infographic. I’ve long been aware that many people don’t realise that you can’t use just any image off the internet for your own purposes.

Creative Commons Infographic

Many of my students join my class with the habit of reproducing Google Images strongly ingrained. This habit is often either taught or not questioned by parents or previous teachers. I also find that many people who use any online image think that “attributing” with a link to the source makes it acceptable. Little do they know, all creative work a person makes is copyright unless stated otherwise. Linking to the source doesn’t change this fact. On genuine vs. bogus inquiry – using EQs properly. We had a delightful visit to The School of the Future in New York City the other day.

On genuine vs. bogus inquiry – using EQs properly

Lots of engaged kids, a great blend of instruction and constructivist work, and an obvious intellectual culture. And as the picture illustrates, everywhere we went we also saw helpful visual reminders of the big ideas and essential questions framing the work we were watching: School of the Future staff have long been users of UbD tools and ideas. But far too often over the years I have seen plenty of good stuff posted like this – but no deep embedding of the EQ into the unit design and lessons that make it up. Where Essential Questions Come From. By Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education.

Where Essential Questions Come From

Teach Parents Tech. Essential Books for Kids and Teens. Parents often ask us to suggest good books for their kids -- ones that will engage, entertain, and maybe even enlighten them.

Essential Books for Kids and Teens

So we've scoured our recommendation lists and consulted with teachers, librarians, and book critics to assemble what we consider essential titles for your home bookshelves or to download to your ereader, smartphone, or tablet. From the classics to more recent must-reads, fantasy to funny, we have more than 150 great book suggestions for your kids and teens, from bedtime stories to chapter books to true literature, and more.

Just search our themed categories, and you'll find all of our picks arranged by age groups. Welcome · Digital Public Library of America. 20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it. Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers. Learner Profile – is it working for you? In my experience, I have found that the PYP Learner Profile is a much maligned, ridiculed and – even worse – ignored element of the PYP.

Learner Profile – is it working for you?

Yet, it encapsulates the very essence of what it means to be a PYP school bringing up future “global citizens”. It gets laminated and stuck on walls. Kids learn the words parrot-fashion and teachers whack them on planners in schools everywhere. Is the “School in the Cloud” the Future of Learning? Digital Citizenship Curriculum.


Classroom Accounts. Search engines. Kindergarten UOI. Grade 3 UOI. Grade 1 UOI. Grade 4 UOI. Grade 2 UOI. Grade 5 UOI. Ipad. DIS ITL Planning - 2011-12. Just another reason why blogging is awesome. Digital Citizenship. The FBI’s “Cyber Surf Island” game aims to promote internet safety amongst students. Do you remember Dewey the Turtle? The US Federal Trade Commission's online safety mascot? Of course you don't. Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images. You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words , but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth three words: cease and desist. OK, that’s kind of a lawyer joke.

But it illustrates how protective people are about finding their images used online without permission. Technology Tools for Education Majors by Brian Wasson on Prezi. The Reason I Just Deleted My Pinterest Account. The Marketers Guide to Pinterest - Infographic. Humans are extremely visual. We experience life visually and the role of photos, images and videos in our life is evidenced by the sheer quantity (250 million a day) of photos of friends, family and cute dogs that are uploaded to Facebook every day . I remember returning from the annual summer holidays and my father would invite all our friends over to view the photos and videos that he had taken on the yearly trip. The visual record of the trip was a vital part of the the sharing of the stories and experiences that had occurred in our family travels. Photos are highly engaging and the rise of Pinterest to become the 60th most visited site in the US last month provides more data to verify the attractiveness of beautiful images on this visual pinboard social media network site.

TodaysMeet. How Teachers Actually Feel About Education Technology [Infographic] 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use. Make Your Images Interactive. Internet Catalogue. Primary Sentence Fluency & Reader's Theater. E-Reading. A fire to be kindled - guest post by Paul Cornies. How To Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle for Free. Thousands of libraries across the United States offer digital lending for Kindle devices. Read on to see how you can enjoy the benefits of free library books on your Kindle. Just like you can check out physical books from your local library, at over 11,000 public libraries you can also check out ebooks for use on your Kindle.