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6 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers This week's list of educational web tools has a variety of new services that we have handpicked for you from different blogs and platforms. If you are a teacher whose work eats away all his/her time leaving him/her with no time to go online and digg for some new technology resources to use with their students then dont worry we did the digging for you and here is what we have for you for this week : 1- Bee Clip DataViz DataViz Mediaeater MMX Archive / RSS June 21 (Source: thedailywhat) Worried about Students Searching the Web Safely? 8 Safe Search Engines for Kids It is inevitable that today’s students are going to use Internet search engines from time to time to as part of assigned school work. But the Internet is not without its share of safety issues and content that is inappropriate for younger students. Fortunately, there are plenty of good kid-focused search tools available, you only need to know where to find them (and now you do)! These search environments are safer and more appropriate for kids than the traditional adult search engines. KidzSearch KidzSearch is an exclusive search engine designed for your.
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start?
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