JuxtaposeJS - Knight Lab Projects What it does JuxtaposeJS helps journalists tell stories by comparing two frames, including photos and gifs. It’s an adaptable storytelling tool that is ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a city skyline, regrowth of a forest, etc.) or before/after stories that show the impact of single dramatic events (natural disasters, protests, wars, etc.). How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+) by Chelsea Lee Thanks to developments in technology and feedback from our users, the APA Style team has updated the formats for citing social media, including content from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. These guidelines are the same as you’ll find in our APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition (available in PDF and Kindle formats). There are three main ways to cite social media content in an APA Style paper:
Komodo IDE/Edit Documentation History Manual General Use Base Editor Advanced Topics Documentation Archive (older versions) Galleries and Slideshows Image galleries on WordPress.com are a great way to share your pictures with your friends, family, and your followers. An image gallery will display a set of small images attached to a particular post or page. Readers can click on any image to launch a full-size carousel that allows them to scroll through the entire gallery one image at a time. With the slideshow option, images will automatically move from one to the next after a few seconds. Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings. Gallery Styles
15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs. (Wikipedia / whistlaw) Sometimes, we just need some help organizing our thoughts — students AND educators. Paper versions of graphic organizers can do a nice job of that. The Paradigm Shift: 4 Goals Of 21st Century Learning 4 Knowledge Domains That Change Students & Communities by Terry Heick As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities. As both a planning and a learning tool, project-based learning challenges teachers to make new decisions about how they plan student learning experiences, while simultaneously empowering students to take a more active role in the learning process. In this context of trying to make since of exactly what progressive learning was, in 2009 I sketched out a graphic that visualized 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning, and recently created a follow-up framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model.
The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? In Conversation with Professor John Hattie Few people have generated as much conversation and interest around what works in education as Professor John Hattie. As a proponent of evidence-based quantitative research methodologies on the influence of student achievement, John’s research work is internationally acclaimed. His passion for research and education led him to undertake the largest ever meta-analysis of the effect of different factors on educational outcomes, the result of which was his acclaimed 2007 book, ‘Visible Learning’. John recently contributed two papers to Pearson’s Open Ideas series, both of which have attracted much comment and attention from the education community.
65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning:
50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter Twitter is an amazing hub of activity, exposing us to people, ideas, resources and tools. These 50 people and hashtags have made me a better educator. (Public domain image via Pixabay.com) Getting connected professionally on Twitter was the single most important, most powerful thing I ever did as an educator. The most important. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) schooltransformation Pinterest Start curating ideas through Pinterest by searching, selecting and 'pinning' relevant content to your 'boards' Focus on topics such as cooperative learning, learning and technology, positive mindset, and learning spaces Each fortnight take the time to examine the content of a different section of this website. In particular think about the physical, pedagogical and cultural changes we can implement at the school in terms of:
The Travelling Teachers: End of the school year - Some activities using digital tools (and revising grammar!) School is almost over... We've been working hard and now we need to relax! Let's think about the school year just spent together. What did I learn? Did I enjoy my lessons and my teachers? Did I have fun with my school mates?