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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! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook Read To Me- 16 great stories read to the kids National Geographic Kids- 37 non-fiction magazines for kids. B&N Storytime Online- 16 Classic Books read by the author of the book Ebook #1- 23 Books read by actors Ebook Set 2- 35 online books from various sites Starfall Books- 42 themed books from Starfall Like this: Like Loading...

Infographics & Data Visualization | Visual.ly. To make it Google-proof, make it personal. The principal sin of plagiarism is not ethical, but cognitive. 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. It is busy work that no one likes. Reducing the probability of plagiarism has been an interest of mine for some time.

Source But I don't think just attending to HOTS is sufficient. 1. 2. 3. 4. None of this is exactly rocket-surgery, but it is a fundamental way of re-thinking the purpose of research (to find real solutions to real problems or to explore topics that are meaningful to the researcher) as well as a natural means of reducing the chance of plagiarism. Games and Puzzles. Science Games Who Wants to Win $1,000,000?

- Answer 15 science and math based questions correctly and become a (pretend!) Millionaire! Virginia State Standards of Learning Practice Tests - Practice taking the SOL tests! Subjects currently include algebra, math, science and technology. Science Vocabulary Hangman - Use the clues to discover the computer's secret word! Science Crossword Puzzles - Use the clues provided to solve each crossword puzzle! Scrambled Science Words - Use the clues provided to unscramble a science word or term! Math Games SpeedMath Deluxe - Use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve an equation as quickly as possible!

SpeedMath - Inequalities - How fast can you determine if one expression is greater than, less than, or equal to another? Mystery Math - A math 'magic' trick that will astound your friends! The Nim Number Game - Can you beat your friend, or the computer, in this game of logic? Element Games Word Games Just for Fun. 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. 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: #1) Highlight New BooksUse these quick and looping videos to show off your new acquisitions, recent release walls, and other bookshelves. #2) Showcase Library ExhibitsWhat’s the best way to draw people into your library to see an exhibit?

Show them a quick preview of the treasures they’ll see if they make the trip. #3) Offer Micro Library ToursJust finish a renovation? More… I can think of a number of other great ways that libraries can utilize Vine videos. How to Get Started with Vine Vine and Libraries. 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. 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. There seems to be another group of people who know it’s not right to reproduce any online image in their work, but do this as they don’t know how to source and attribute Creative Commons images. This shows that even people trying to do the right thing with Creative Commons images often aren’t. With more and more people becoming producers rather than consumers of the internet, I find this general lack of knowledge concerning.

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. 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.

Merely posting the EQs and occasionally reminding kids of it is pointless: the aim is to use the question to frame specific activities, to provide perspective and focus, to prioritize the course, and to signal to students that, eventually, THEY must – on their own – pose this and other key questions. Let’s start with a simple example from my own teaching.

Same thing. What is the unknown? Where Essential Questions Come From. Where Essential Questions Come From by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education “I didn’t know they could think!” An excited high school principal blurted out. The principal was reacting to what he had just witnessed: his 9th grade students engaging in their first-ever Socratic Seminar, facilitated by my colleague and wife Denise a few years ago in a Louisiana district. It was a poignant moment (even though the students might have taken offense), since their chatter and body language made clear that they, too, were pleased with what they had done. While it is easy to have a laugh or wince at the Principal’s remarks, I think we all too easily forget how often we have all said such things. We sometimes go further and speak cynically (if elliptically): “You know, he just doesn’t have much going on upstairs,” we say to a colleague who knowingly nods.

I was reminded of all this while in a 5th-grade ELA class recently. We talk about inferences. So, she complains to her principal: “Inferencing. 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. 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. Our goal in creating this guide was to choose books that are proven to click with all kinds of kids -- and can encourage them to become lifelong readers.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and are not influenced by the creators or by our funders. 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. 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. Allow editing without signing in: If you’re sharing a document with classmates who don’t have a Google login, just make it available to edit without signing in.

Chat away: In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Embed Docs anywhere: Get a link to your document or spreadsheet, and you can embed or publish it anywhere, including Facebook or a class blog. Create graphs: Visuals are great tools for getting your point across. 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. 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.

Yet, it is not often that we can put our hands on our hearts and say that the Learner Profile is alive, well and thriving in our schools. Well… part of it is confusion. With the Attitudes in the roots, they represent the hidden, internal behaviours that students need to develop. A second reason that we struggle with the Learner Profile is the paucity of our own ethical educations! The Learner Profile is the one thing that really sets the IB apart from other education systems. I will start a job as PYP Coordinator next academic year and this will be a major priority for me.

Like this: Like Loading... Is the “School in the Cloud” the Future of Learning? Home | ReadKiddoRead.com. Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

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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. Learning Showcase Reflection Posts--just another reason why blogging is awesome. Next Monday evening, our school is hosting a Learning Showcase Night, where students will take their parents to each class and lead a conference about their learning over the course of the year. Today I put my regularly scheduled lesson aside to give my students a chance to stop, look back, and reflect on their learning, so they will be prepared to talk with their parents about it.

Fortunately, as much of student work for my class has been published on blogs, students had a chronologically organizaed portfolio ready for them. All they needed to do was sort through and make some sense of it. In their daybooks students made the chart below, which they used to record notes about pieces of thier work that best hightlighted their ELA accomplighments to date: The first thing that initially struck me was how few issues came up with students being uncertian about what they had done that reflected areas such as creativity, growth as a writer, and themselves as a thinker and/or learner. 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. Nobody does. He dropped on the scene in 2002 to tell us all to watch out for spam and viruses, then tucked inside his shell in 2005, never to be heard from again. That's not unusual. With the possible exceptions of Smokey the Bear and Vince and Larry, the crash test dummies, the US government has a so-so track record of public service mascots with staying power. That's especially true when the topic is cyber security, where the threats and the advice for countering them change every few months. The FBI seems to have gotten the message with their latest online safety program, which ditches huggable spokes-creatures in favor of slick graphics, game play and some serious fantasy. Cyber Surf Island is a playable, web-based game world for school children from grades 3 to 8.

Teachers can create an account with the FBI and receive unique online identifiers for each student. 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. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to . Article I, Section 8, clause 8, of the United States Constitution states the purpose of copyright laws is It’s a delicate . This article will cover exactly . And then we’ll look at the concept of fair use as it pertains to using images online. What Is Copyright? Copyright attaches at the time of creation and there is no requirement to use the “circle c”. Is a federal law of the United States that protects original works of authorship.

. , and applies to both published and unpublished works. . , as is the case for trademark and patent. Reproduce the copyrighted work; In Summary. Technology Tools for Education Majors by Brian Wasson on Prezi. The Reason I Just Deleted My Pinterest Account. I just deleted my Pinterest account . But I love Pinterest. Let me explain. I’ll start from the beginning. What do you do when you sign up for a new website or app? I signed up for Pinterest in this manner. Then my wife, an avid ‘pinner,’ read the terms and conditions thanks to this article (a must read after you finish this one).

Basically, Pinterest is encouraging copyright infringement and misuse of certain content. If you’ve ever had to retain legal counsel, you know it’s extremely costly. What If? So let’s imagine a plausible scenario: You stumble across a cool photo site and find a terrific photograph that you think you’d love to see later. Fast forward a couple weeks, months, years… and then you get an e-mail from the photographer who took the picture. What do you do? If you turn to Pinterest, they’ll point you to their terms and conditions.

I’m not telling you to delete your Pinterest account. The 'Delete Account' Form on Pinterest I Still Love Pinterest I love Pinterest. Terms of Use. 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.

So Who is Using Pinterest? Well according to the numbers it appears that women are the largest participants at 87%. Females 25-34 – 27%Females 35-44 – 29%Females 45-54 – 24% How Engaging is Pinterest? More Reading. 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.