5 Unusual Uses of Google Image Search You Might Not Have Heard About By now, we all know about different uses of Google Image search. Yaara’s post on some vital Google Image Search hacks should always hold you in good stead. So much so, that I can bet a small part of my piggy bank that it is the preferred address you go to for searching images. Download & Streaming : Moving Image Archive by Internet Archive collection eye This Online Audio Editor Is Beautiful Beautiful Audio Editor is a free audio editor that you can use in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Beautiful Audio Editor lets you record spoken audio directly and or import audio that you have previously recorded in MP3 and WAV formats. You can edit and blend multiple tracks in the Beautiful Audio Editor. When your audio editing project is complete you can download it as an MP3 file, download it as a WAV file, or you can save it in Google Drive.
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? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start.
5 Creative Google Image Search Visualizations This post is about making you even more inspired with Google Image search results: it shares some really creative Google Images visualization projects that can both entertain and inspire. 1. Google Image Inspiration: Dreamlines Dreamlines is an interesting project that deserves more recognition that it seems to be getting. Startup Heroes: Learn Entrepreneurship the Fun Way (#GBL) Dear Readers, I am the co-founder and CEO of the Startup Heroes, an online entrepreneurship educational game simulating the process of the startup creation in an engaging, interactive and risk-free real-life 3D environment. We are living an amazing journey! Most of the students today perceive entrepreneurship as too risky, too costly, too scary and… simply unknown! It is a real black box, and Startup Heroes is a great tool leveraging modern education methods to uncover it and even inspire to become entrepreneurs!
SpeakPipe Voice Recorder - A Quick Way to Create MP3 Recordings Earlier this week I wrote about SpeakPipe's updated widget for receiving voicemail through your blog. SpeakPipe offers another free tool for recording. SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder is a free tool for quickly creating an MP3 voice recording in your web browser on a laptop, Chromebook, Android device, or iOS device. To create a recording with the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder simply go to the website, click "start recording," and start talking. You can record for up to five minutes on the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder. When you have finished your recording you will be given an embed code that you can use to place it in your blog or website.
Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom Digital citizenship is " the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use."It is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age. Just like literacy and numeracy initiatives which provide people with the skills to ' participate in the work force, digital literacy has become an essential skill to be a confident, connected, and actively involved life long learner.'
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Need a collaborative recording studio on your Chromebook, PC or Mac? You got it. Soundtrap.com is a Chrome based web app that lets you record sound or create loop based sequences on any laptop or PC. It has a simple interface but a fair bit of power underneath. You can create sound tracks for videos, learn the basics of sequencing dance tracks, record singing or instrumental playing, import sounds, apply effects, and many other features. What is particularly interesting about Soundtrap is that more than one person can work on a track. This opens the possibility of students working together in groups during the evenings, at weekends, or even just across the classroom.
elaboration So often student writing efforts are what I call "bare bones." Student writing lacks muscle and flesh and features, due to a paucity of specific verbs, adverbs, and adjectives, as well as a lack of complex sentence structure. Students often have not received instruction in showing versus telling.
On YouTube You Can Now Find Free Music to Legally Download and Re-use For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. lyrics When teaching a novel, I love to integrate other genres and pop media to help students see that literature is a reflection of the entire human experience, not simply a part of it. If you're seeking a way to include film, poetry, music, and graphic novels into your teaching, then take a minute to check out the teaching resources at Read Me. Read Me Resources is a suite of lesson plans developed by the National Schools Partnership. Student activity sheets and teaching guides compose the following modules:
Understanding multi-dimensional arrays "That's great," you say. "But how can I edit the data to use the really cool Protovis examples?" The answer lies in multi-dimensional arrays. While this may sound intimidating, the concept is straight forward.