Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers May 11, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free Book Search tool listed below , this is a specific search engine designed to help you find free ebooks, audiobooks, and Kindle books. This tool is also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to conduct your book search right in your Drive. The second tool we have in this list is the popular Google Play Books. This platform combines both an enhanced reading experience together with advanced book search functionalities. You can use its store to search over 4 million books. Hippocampus: Homework and Study Help Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit? How do I enroll in a course at HippoCampus? Are there any fees to take your courses? How do I make a comment or ask a question? How do I get individual help with my homework assignment? What are the preferred texts?
Evaluating Internet Research Sources Robert Harris Version Date: January 21, 2015 Previous: December 27, 2013; November 6, 2013; Nov. 22, 2010 and June 15, 2007 "The central work of life is interpretation." --Proverb Introduction: The Diversity of Information Adopting a Skeptical Attitude 11 Common Core-Mapped EdTech Tools Teachers Love In March, we launched a new discovery tool on Graphite called Common Core Explorer. Common Core Explorer provides intuitive filters for teachers to use to quickly surface apps, games, and webites that support teaching specific standards. Also in March, we invited educators to write Field Notes about apps, games, and webites that support teaching specific Common Core State standards.
Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Page 6 Games and Activities for the English as a Second Language Classroom Page 6 Return to iteslj.org/games. Ball Game Level: Any Level Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates. The prevalence of short-attention-span media — easily scanned or consumed — has led to much hand-wringing over how students will develop that lifelong love of reading perceived to be so critical to lifelong learning. How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom. Familiarize Students With the Infographic Concept Photo credit: visual.ly
digital learning environs As I walk the halls of my building I am delighted to see students and teachers using the technology we’ve invested in. My colleagues express the same sentiments about the implementation of technology. However, while it’s great to see teachers and students using various types of technology from tablets to 3D printers the same questions arise; is the technology being used appropriately and how can we measure the effectiveness of technology? So how do you know? Or how should you answer these questions.
12 Best Math Apps and Websites Aligned to Common Core Standards If you are in a state that is aligning its curriculum to Common Core, you are, no doubt, on the hunt for apps and websites that support Common Core State Standards. Our team of educators has evaluated each product for the key standards that are supported. This list highlights the best math apps and websites that are Common Core aligned and is part of our Top Picks area of the site. To see exactly which standards are supported, click into a review and look for the "See Standards" button on the left-hand column of the page. These products are from our top picks list, Math Products Aligned to Common Core Standards. What are some of your favorite math apps, games, and websites mapped to Common Core State Standards?
23 Great Library Blogs Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share your latest news and events, or perhaps to develop your own personal learning network (PLN). You’re motivated and ready to begin, but you may have some lingering questions about the best way to get started and maybe you’re not entirely sure how to organize your new blog. Unfortunately, searching the internet for “how to create a great library blog” doesn’t yield many helpful answers. There are some sites that come up in that search that appear useful, but overall it seems to make more sense to just visit library blogs, see what works and what doesn’t, and craft your blog around the ideas you like the best. To make that process easier, we’ve compiled a list of library blogs on Edublogs.
Jane's Pick of the Day: 25 places to find instructional videos Recently I have received a number of emails asking about places that offer free instructional videos (on all subjects), so I thought I would put together a posting of the main ones that I know about: 5min Life Videopedia - instructional and how-to videos Academic Earth - Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholarsblip.tv - next generation TV networkGoogle Video - videos on all topics Graspr - The instructional video network Howcast - How-to videos iCue - A fun, innovative, learning environment built around video from the NBC News ArchivesInstructables - Make, HowTo and DIY iTunes U - Faculty are using iTunes U to distribute digital lessons to their students, e.g Stangord, Trinity College Dublin, etc.
Day In the Classroom - Capturing Kids’ Hearts Last week I spent three days in an all-day workshop called “Capturing Kids’ Hearts.” This workshop was paid for by my school district and was presented by the Flippen Group. Our presenter was Dr. 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? Borrow Modern eBooks Click here to skip to this page's main content. Hello! Open Library is participating in our eBook lending program.