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Interesting Ways

Interesting Ways
The Curious Creative "ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence" Interesting Ways 1.9kShares 1.2k The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea. Interesting Ways to… Use Google Tools Use Google Forms in the Classroom Use Google Docs in the Classroom Use Google Earth in the Classroom Use Google Search in the Classroom Use Google Maps in the Classroom Use Devices Use the iPad in the Classroom Use Your Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom Use an iPod Touch in the Classroom Ideas for Class Blog Posts Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom Use Audio / Visual Use Audio in Your Classroom Use Your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom Use a Visualizer in the Classroom Use Web Conferencing in the Classroom Use QR Codes in the Classroom Support subjects and other class work Support Reading in the Classroom Find and Learn about Creative Commons Resources Teach Internet Safety

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Whether you love them or hate them, infographics are still one of the most effective ways to present a lot of information in an interesting, concise and easily digestible way. It’s much faster to get the gist of something by scanning an infographic than reading several paragraphs of text. There have been a lot of bad infographics presented over the past few years, but overall, I’m noticing that the quality is going up. Goal 23 – 10 ways I Utilize a Computer with No Internet Connection in the Classroom Goal 23 of the 30 Goals Challenge is to integrate Technology Effectively. Here’ s what I do with our classroom computer, which has no Internet connection (we got this up-to-date computer less than a year ago): 1) Showcase students’ slideshows. Every year we would reserve the computer room and see the slideshows pupils made for their literature project.

edte.ch My Reflection on #28daysofwriting February 28, 2015 – 4:23 pm It was in about early January when I began to mull over the idea of getting back into a writing habit. Uploads from TED-Ed ed.ted.com TED-Ed Loading... Working... ► Play all Uploads from TED-Ed Full Circle Kit Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs. FAQDIF mapped to Common Core State Standards Common Core State Standards mapped to DIF (pdf) 1. Locating Information Efficiently: What Information Am I Looking For--Where Will I Find the Information--How Will I Get There?

Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. I remember some of the first technologies I used with students were a TV/VCR, cassette recorders, cameras, polaroids, large video cameras, large desktop computers, microscopes, telescopes, the Internet, a transparency projector, and a video projector. Easi-Scope Hand-held Digital Microscope People who looked at Easi-Scope Hand-held Digital Microscope also looked at... Practical Pre-School Silver Award Winner 2009 Shortlisted for an ERA Award 2009 - Secondary Resources and Equipment - using ICT Position Statement on the Confidentiality of Library Records The members of the American Library Association,* recognizing the right to privacy of library users, believe that records held in libraries which connect specific individuals with specific resources, programs or services, are confidential and not to be used for purposes other than routine record keeping: i.e., to maintain access to resources, to assure that resources are available to users who need them, to arrange facilities, to provide resources for the comfort and safety of patrons, or to accomplish the purposes of the program or service. The library community recognizes that children and youth have the same rights to privacy as adults. Libraries whose record keeping systems reveal the names of users would be in violation of the confidentiality of library record laws adopted in many states.

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