Plant a Question, Grow Answers Topic (required) Type the topic of your new AnswerGarden. This can be a question or a topic, such as: "What do you think of my website?" More options (optional) For your convenience, you can change the following settings for your new AnswerGarden. Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app. We're excited to grow and improve the product going forward.
Make Beliefs Comix For Educators How to Play with MakeBeliefsComix.com How to Play: For Educators Click here to watch a video of students at City College, New York, talking about how MakeBeliefsComix.com helps them learn English. Their instructor, Tamara Kirson, was named The New York Times 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. To see her lesson plan click here. Why Facebook is blue: The science of colors in marketing 33.5K Flares Filament.io 33.5K Flares × Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind.
Writeboard Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. As part of refocusing on Basecamp, we’ve decided to retire Writeboard.com.
The Literacy Shed - Visual Resources for Writing Lessons While researching tools that promote digital storytelling, I came across The Literacy Shed. It is a collection of visual resources that teachers can use as a stand-alone lesson, be the basis of a literacy unit, or enhance a unit already in use. The creators of The Literacy Shed has categorized the clips and images in thematic “sheds”. They share details of each, with a little historic background, places the clip in context, and then offer numerous lesson suggestions. This is the link to The Great Animations Shed, which includes a clip from the movie, The Rocketeer.
Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History A high schooler's reading history infographic. Photo credit: Sarah Mulhern Gross I'm an evangelist. A book evangelist, that is. I hand out books to students and colleagues, booktalking them in class, at lunch, and even in my email signature. I want my students to read widely and read often, to pick up a book instead of browsing Tumblr every time they are bored. How big is the ocean? - Scott Gass Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of the world’s foremost centers in marine research, has a fantastic array of ocean materials and content. Including extensive coverage of topic areas such as climate, ocean chemistry, ocean circulation, ocean life, deep sea environments, tools and technology, and even underwater archaeology, current, in-depth features make this a must use resource. See all that they have to offer.
Looking at Student and Teacher Work Collaboratively By: Pamela Brown Publication: The Voice, Vol. 8, No. 5 Date: 2003 Summary: Collaborative examination of student work samples and teacher assignments using a variety of protocols was the centerpiece of the June 2003 LETSWork Institute for the 32 teacher-consultants who participated... "How can I tap into his love of illustration and help him apply it to his writing?" was the question posed by Mattie Davis of the Philadelphia Writing Project as she shared vivid paintings and brief written pieces from one of her first grade students. Careful examination of student work samples and teacher assignments was the foundation of the LETSWork Institute held in Berkeley, California, June 25–28, 2003.
Looking Collaboratively at Student Work: An Essential Toolkit Siderbars:Some Guidelines for Learning from Student Work The Collaborative Assessment Conference The Tuning Protocol: A Process for Reflection on Teacher and Student Work The Primary Language Record & The California Learning Record The 'External Review' of Portfolios and Exhibitions Making the Whole Student Visible: The Descriptive Review of a Child Surfacing the "Opportunity to Demonstrate" Factor Sampling a "Vertical Slice" of Student WorkWhat to Look for in Student Work: Some Standards for 'Authenticity' Examining Student Work: A Constructivist Protocol For More Information Looking closely together at student work can unveil a treasure trove of insights to guide school communities as they reflect on their purpose, assess their progress, and plan strategies for reaching all children better. It's scary work, though, and respectful protocols can help. In the two years after their nine-month-long project, the death rate among their patients fell by an astonishing 25 percent.
Craft a Short Audio Story on The Art of Storytelling The Art of Storytelling is a website hosted by the Delaware Museum of Art. On the site students can learn about works of art. The better part of the site are the tools for creating short audio stories by using elements of artwork, text, and voice. In Tell a Story students select a work of art, write a short story about it, then record their own narration of the story. In Picture a Story students select a scene, choose characters, add props, write their stories, then record narration for their stories.
Collection Development 2.0 I've been a super fan of Gwyneth Jones' fantastic comic tutorials (using the comic creator Comic Life) for a long time! And what's not to love?? Gwyneth's colorful, fun graphics are a great way to share information and learn new stuff. So... when I was tasked with creating a tutorial on how to create a "21st Century Collection Development Plan" for a group of NC librarians, a comic tutorial seemed like just what the doctor ordered. Now... before I go any further, I want to go on record as saying that it's (past!) time to stop calling things "21st Century ______." Reading Incentives that Work: No-Cost Strategies to Motivate Kids to Read and Love It! In Search of..... - TV.com www.tv.com/shows/in-search-of Narrarated by Leonard Nimoy, In search of was a 30 minute syndicated show that covered a wide range of paranormal topics. It pioneered a lot of the methodology that ...
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