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. Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core The Common Core State Standards are here. These are the apps you need. Tests and textbooks are catching on to the fact that teachers will be expected to meet the Common Core State Standards, but few apps are up to speed. Here are five iPad apps you can use to help your kids meet the new standards.
Teacher Guides These guides come in very handy for every teacher looking to better integrate technology into his/her teaching. They are very simple,developed in a step by step process, illustrated by pictures, diagrams, video tutorials, and examples, and concluded with a webliography containing links to a variety of other websites relevant to the topic under discussion. Needless to mention the pedagogical implications we include in the review of the web tools we feature in our guides. @import url( Custom Search
Growth Mindset and the Common Core Math Standards For many years, intelligence was thought to be static (fixed) and could not be altered. Informal research has shown this to be particularly true when it comes to students thinking about their mathematics intelligence. But with the advent of advanced technology and cognitive labs, psychologists and neuroscientists have found that aspects of intelligence -- and even intelligence itself -- can be altered through training and experiences.
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.
Teaching With Documents Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources 8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try This Summer A mix of web apps that can help you make presentations that are fun, eye catching, and engaging (great for students too)! In this month's free online workshop, we're learning about the wonderful variety of free digital presentation tools available on the Internet today, and ways we might use them in our classroom. For the last assignment, I want to let participants select from a list of applications we haven't tried yet. Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset All educators care deeply about their students' motivation. They want them to love learning, and to be resourceful and persistent in the face of learning challenges. They don't want their students to lose heart when they get stuck, make mistakes, or receive disappointing grades. In this context, the growth mindset entered the scene. A growth mindset is the belief that you can develop your talents and abilities through hard work, good strategies, and help from others.
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.
Making Evidence-Based Claims Units - CCSS ELA / Literacy - Grades 6-12 - Odell Education FEBRUARY 11, 2013: NEWLY REVISED UNITS! We are pleased to announce the release of our newly revised Making EBC units. We have improved the materials based on feedback from Achieve’s Tri-State Quality Review Process and the insight and expertise of teachers using the units, including those at the NY Network Training Institutes. Highlights of the new versions include: • Addition of the Text-Centered Discussion Checklist for teaching key collaboration skills • Editable glossaries for differentiated vocabulary development • Clarified Instructional Notes • Simplified organization of materials • Enhanced black and white printing Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts.
How to Learn Math: For Teachers and Parents Now Open! Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you.
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.