Education Week American Education News Site of Record The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visually Powerful Digital Resumes and Portfolios April 9, 2014 I am sharing with you some wonderful web tools that you and your students can use to showcase your work and create great digital portfolios. 1- About.me About.me is a great web tool that allows you to create a digital page where you can highlight your achievements and assets and show people and potential job recruiters your strengths and academic accomplishments. 2- Visualize Visualize.me allows you to create a one page infographic resume based on the data imported from your LinkedIn account. 3- LinkedIn Portfolio Feature A few months ago, the popular professional networking website LinkedIn added a portfolio feature to user profiles.This new feature allows users to showcase their unique professional story using rich, visual content on their LinkedIn profiles. 4- Enthuse.me Enthuse.me is a simple, elegant service that lets you showcase your expertise in the most effective way – by cutting out the noise and hand-picking the best examples of your work, knowledge or passion.
English Learner Education Guidelines The Minnesota Department of Education’s English Learner (EL) program ensures equity and access to a high-quality education to ensure English learners are able to reach their highest potential. MDE supports local education agencies (LEAs) to develop, implement and evaluate research-based language instruction education programs for English learners to attain English proficiency and achieve state academic content standards. MDE facilitates academic excellence for English learners by promoting professional development, providing technical assistance, administering state and federal language education programs, and by establishing measures of accountability. The English Learner education guidelines available on this page include information on state and federal funding, program requirements, frequently asked questions and references to state and federal law.
3 Great Free Resources to Download Music and Sound Clips to Use in Class Presentations and Video Projects October 13, 2014 When working on multimedia projects in class, students will definitely need to have recourse to a wide range of resources such as images, video clips, audio and musical recordings to mention a few. Of course the web is the ultimate storage room where students can access these materials. However, there are regulations and copyrights that students have to abide by when using digital resources. In this regard, EdTech and Mlearning has already compiled a list of some of the best places where students can get free images, and today I am sharing with you a similar list but on music and sound recordings. These websites provide students with a safe environment where they can access and use a wide range of musical recordings and sound clips. These are particularly helpful to integrate as background music in presentations, videos and other multimedia projects. 1- The Free Music Archive SoundBible offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds.
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