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MacMag Online: Authoring tools on the Web Authoring tools on the Web In a time not so long ago, authoring tools would have been considered to be a set of pens and a blank sheet of paper. Then came the digital age. Visi Alaminos returns to the Mac Mag Online to reveal what this ‘newspeak’ means, where the tools can be found and how they can be harnessed for the benefit of English language learning. As English teachers, we always try to individualise our teaching as much as possible in order to cope with the mixed ability levels we find in our classes. We often use the many additional resources included with coursebooks, or search the Web for online interactive materials.

Copyright and Creative Commons Explained Last night during my class about classroom blogs we had a short discussion about copyright, Creative Commons, and public domain media. As I always do, I made the recommendation that students should always try to use their own media before looking for public domain and or Creative Commons licensed media. Before starting any blogging activity or other multimedia presentation assignment, I think it is good to review with students the basics of copyright and Creative Commons. The following two videos from Common Craft provide excellent overviews of these topics. For a more in-depth look at copyright for educators, watch Dr. Wesley Fryer's Slideshare on the topic.

16 Little-Known Teacher Tools By Jessica Sanders Educational technology is quickly becoming a normal part of classrooms around the world, bringing the demand for more tools to an all-time high. Because of this, whether you use technology to organize your lesson plans, manage grades and attendance or engage every student in class, there’s a tool for you. However, finding the best ones can be time consuming, not to mention some of the most popular tools are expensive to use, so we did the work for you. How To Play 'What's The Time Mr Wolf' (Playground Games) Play 'What's The Time Mr Wolf'. The children of St Cuthbert's School take you through the rules of the playground game 'What's the time Mr Wolf'. A classic game for younger children. Step 1: For this game you will need A WallPeople To Play

5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it’s a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app’s built-in features aren’t good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. 35 Content Creation Tools Everyone Needs To Know About The success of a website or another type of online project is determined by the content you publish. It doesn’t matter how much you invest in ads and marketing; your efforts won’t yield results if you neglect the power of great online content. First, you should realize what your target audience is, so you can determine the attention span of your average reader. Then, you can use some of the following 35 content creation tools to produce powerful and relevant online publications.

Teens in Museums Written by Chelsea Kelly, Milwaukee Art Museum Over the past four years, I have worked with hundreds of Milwaukee-area teens who love art, and who, over their time in teen programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum, grow to love museums as well. I have always had a sense that my students grow over their time at the Museum. This year, though, to really study that growth, we designed our longstanding Satellite High School Program as a year-long experience to explore exactly how weekly sessions at an art museum might change the thinking of our teen participants.

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning September , 2015 As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths. In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning.

Innovation: Adding art to the STEM subjects (STEAM) After filming a piece at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Kate Gilmore discusses her work with Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Sarah Urist Green. In her recorded performances, Gilmore dons feminine clothing as she attempts to navigate self constructed obstacles. This group of videos highlights artists whose work connects art and design with the traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum. This set includes interviews with Kate Gilmore, Jenny Holzer, Ken Levine, and Mike Perry; as well as demonstrations of origami and the lithography process; and a video featuring Frank Stella's irregular polygons. 24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Mind mapping is the process of using visual diagrams to show the relationships between ideas or information. Its popular uses include project planning, collecting and organizing thoughts, brainstorming and presentations — all in order to help solve problems, map out resources and uncover new ideas. It can be more useful than trying to keep track of our ideas by scribbling them on paper, and can aid in manipulating and generating concepts.

Learn cave painting, contemporary art and everything in between Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010

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