GEMA versus YouTube's Top 1000 GEMA versus YouTube's Top 1000 A lot of YouTube videos can't be seen in other countries. Almost 19% of the world's top 1000 videos are blocked in one or more countries outside Germany. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. And students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process.
10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students December 23, 2016 Niche-specific content is usually not readily available through regular generic search engines. One example is the academic and scholarly content. While running a search query about an academic topic through a generic search engine such as Google would probably render fairly decent results, it, however, usually takes digging into so much fluff before finally landing on relevant results. This is where having access to topic-specific search engines comes in handy. Such search engines do not only provide specific content tailored to the topic under study but their content is more likely to be reliable and authoritative. To this end, we have compiled this list of excellent academic search engines that teachers, student researchers and academics can use to quickly locate and access scholarly works and publications.
Asking For and Giving Street Directions English Exercise Introduction: Anybody who has travelled to another country or city has got lost. Sometimes maps don't help, so you have to ask somebody for directions. Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange. How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. (Click to see a larger version of the image) In order to make the cut, the app had to fulfill the criteria (from Wikipedia and according to the Blooming Orange’s verbs) set out for each level.
How to Unblock YouTube on Any Device - SaferVPN blog Want to know how to unblock YouTube.com? Several countries including China, Germany, Pakistan and Iran have either permanently or from time to time blocked the video streaming website. The reasons include copyright law restrictions, limiting youth to access inappropriate content and to prevent exposure to videos that could spark political turmoil. This is your ultimate go-to guide on how to unblock YouTube videos on all devices with SaferVPN. Note that the tips also can be used to unblock YouTube at school or at the workplace. Below we’ll outline:
There’s No Such Thing as Library Leadership There’s leadership. Then there’s library leadership. Or is there? Historical Texts Collection: Hanover College The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses. Search by keyword, or browse by subject heading. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies. To make primary texts readily available for classroom use, they selected important documents, scanned print versions that were out of copyright, converted the scans into HTML format, proofread the resulting documents to correct OCR errors, edited them to provide page breaks, page numbers, and bibliographical information, and posted them online. We have since expanded the collection to include transcriptions of manuscript material from the Hanover College archives. Most of the texts in the Hanover Historical Texts Collection are in public domain.
The Grammar of TV and Film Zoom. In zooming in the camera does not move; the lens is focussed down from a long-shot to a close-up whilst the picture is still being shown. The subject is magnified, and attention is concentrated on details previously invisible as the shot tightens (contrast tracking). iPad Applications In Bloom’s Taxonomy This has bubbled up in my feeds not once, but several times now. It’s an interesting graphic that actually places example iPad applications into Bloom’s levels of performance in the cognitive domain. Focussed around students, and not really workplace learning, but interesting nonetheless. Check it out. October 2 & 3 (NEC Birmingham), Booth #D250 | Register (Free) Leave a Reply
Who is AnnaLynne McCord's pastor father who abused her as a child? In a revealing and heartfelt personal account, 90210 alum AnnaLynne McCord has opened up about being the victim of sexual abuse. In the piece via Cosmo, the 26-year-old explains that she’s telling her story now because she “thinks it’s time to tell the truth” and that she’s in “spiritual warrior mode.” During an event for the Somaly Mam foundation in 2012 she had discussed in general being victimized – but has now gone into much greater detail. McCord first discussed the way in which she and her sisters were disciplined by her strict parents – actions that she now labels abuse: My parents believed in strict “discipline,” as they called it — I would call it abuse. The punishments were painful and ritualistic.
50 Essential Sites and People for School Librarians - Librarian Lisa Here are my top 50 essential websites, people, or blog posts for school librarians. These are people and sites to which I consistently return. Some of the entries below are skewed towards California school libraries, but I think they’re beneficial for anyone. Listed in no particular order. American Association of School Librarians (AASL). I continually refer to their Standards for the 21st Century Learner.School Library Journal (SLJ).
Internet History Sourcebooks Project Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. Video projects In this integrated skills series by Jackie McAvoy, students produce TV and radio programmes. There are comprehensive teaching notes and student worksheets, plus tips for recording and downloading videos. Students record their programmes, either as audio or video, and then upload them to YouTube or Google video.