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Creative online spaces for groups.

Creative online spaces for groups.

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Members of the Northeast Ohio Lego Users Group create beautiful works, brick by brick (video) Lego fanatic Adrian Drake, right, and his son, Ethan, piece together a second Lego edition of the Serenity ship from the television series "Firefly." The model, which will entail some 70,000 bricks, is the builder'™s pride and joy. Scott Shaw/The PD Painters see the world in oils.

QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences A blog without an audience is like...a library without books, a car without an engine, Beyonce without a ring. Those were some of the responses David Mitchell (@DeputyMitchell) got when he asked his Twitter followers to fill in the blank. "We all understand the importance of audience," says Mitchell, an educator from the United Kingdom and vocal proponent of using blogs to engage student writers. His latest strategy to connect students with readers around the world is the online phenomenon known as QuadBlogging. untitled 278 classes with 42 teachers 25 unique units 24 instructional videos 25 posts on THE ANNEX 58 slide shows "Flipped" lessons are taught face-to-face, streamed in class, or assigned as homework, depending on teacher preference. email since 8.27.2015 174 Faculty Requests for Collaboration

yEd - Graph Editor yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X. The latest release is version 3.12.2 Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation Big Ideas Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Henry Jenkins In a traditional English class, a teacher might assign Herman Melville’s famous novel Moby Dick in small chunks. Students might complete their reading (or not), discuss major themes and perhaps write an essay at the end of the unit.

10 free blogging tools for teachers Well it's high time I got this blog moving again and I'm grateful to Karen Schweitzer education writer and author for sending in this guest post to get me started. Here she presents 10 great tools ranging from the basics for getting your blog started to some really interesting tools for getting your blog noticed. Thanks Karen. Teachers who are interested in starting their own blogs or creating and managing student blogs, can find a number of helpful tools online. There are free blogging platforms made specifically for educators, virtual classrooms for students, and tools to help make other people more aware of your blogging efforts.

15 Best Content Curation Tools, Software, and Sites What is Content Curation? For the unversed, a quick content curation definition is the act of finding top performing content with existing social proof from a huge collection of areas and purposefully sharing this top content with your own specific audience for their benefit. We’ve talked about the importance of becoming an authority in any given niche market and how to create the most stellar content for your specific audience. Yet, finding proven pre-existing content is a whole other animal. Why do I need to find curated content? Sharing curated content means truly delivering the latest and best news surrounding your industry in real time. Mapping The Future Of Education Technology Add this massive infographic to the recent discussion of futuristic dorms and what education will look like in 2020--and beyond. Designed by Michell Zappa’s Envisioning Technology (which also created that fantastic interactive infographic mapping the future of technology), this chart maps innovations in education technology for the next few decades. Click to enlarge.

The Pros and Cons of Four Major Blogging Platforms We’re all writers here, so it makes sense that we blog. Should writers blog? I believe so.

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