7 Secrets of the Super Organized A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don’t aim to be. But I know where everything is, I know what I need to do today, I don’t forget things most of the time, and my house is uncluttered and relatively clean (well, as clean as you can get when you have toddlers and big kids running around). So what’s the secret? Are these obvious principles? If your life is a mess, like mine was, I don’t recommend trying to get organized all in one shot. So here are the 7 habits: Reduce before organizing. If you take your closet full of 100 things and throw out all but the 10 things you love and use, now you don’t need a fancy closet organizer. How to reduce: take everything out of a closet or drawer or other container (including your schedule), clean it out, and only put back those items you truly love and really use on a regular basis.
Videos Contribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us Home › Videos E-mail / Videos display: page | 1 2 3 4 5 © 2014 IRA/NCTE. 200 useful chord phrases in C major We've spent two full months of this blog exploring the basics of chord writing in rock music so you can create your own chord progressions (or chord phrases, as I like to call them). Personally, I love this stuff! There are so many hidden symmetries to discover, so many subtle relationships between notes that you can play with. But... All right, then. Wherever you need a phrase of music, just drop in one of these chord phrases. By the way, these chord phrases are not random; they're in a sort of functional order.
Education Technology - theory and practice: Pearltrees for teachers Year 2012 last post is a guest post from Finnish teacher Tommi Viljakainen. He is a teacher in Elimäki lower and upper secondary school. He teaches English, French and P.E. He is also interested in social media, iPad and the future of education. 10 tips for teachers: 1. The new social media tools make it possible for us to take the learning to the next level. Links:The program: app (iPad, iPhone) Me and Pearltrees:My blog writings (in Finnish) Semantic web, Web 3.0:Content Curation by people not - The Third Web 3.0 and the Smart eXtended
PowToon : Online business presentation software to create free, cool, animated, powerpoint video alternatives David Coleman on ELA Common Core Standards Watch this video presentation here: Shifts in literacy with CC 1. 50 percent stories and 50 percent informational text. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Summation: Read like a detective and write like a conscientious investigative reporter Blog Archive » The Web’s third frontier Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the real time web, collaborative systems and location-based services. Technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development. Although these explanations are both pertinent and intriguing, none of them offers an analytical matrix for assessing the developments that are now underway. In contrast, other explanations are far too broad to serve any useful purpose. How can the web’s development be understood? The web represents a compendium of technical resources, functionalities and usage practices, and it cannot be reduced to just one of these dimensions. The development of the web thus does not arise from technologies, products or usage patterns alone. The founding principles 1- Allow anyone to access any type of document
Create an ESL EFL Video Quiz ESLvideo.com is a great free site that enables you to create your own quizzes based on video clips from popular sharing sites like YouTube or BlipTV. You have to register and log in and then you just grab embed codes for the video you want to build you quiz around. The site is multilingual so it doesn't just have to be an English language video. Then you just add your questions and then embed the finished quiz into your blog or site. As well as this the site has a huge collection of quizzes that have already been created by users and you can grab the code for these and add them to your blog. Here's an example one. You can also register and create your own 'class' on the site. which you can then invite your students to, so that you control which quizzes they do. This is a great and simple way to create motivating online tasks for your students and it's totally free. I hope you enjoy this site and create lots of great quizzes. Related links: Best Nik Peachey
Google Forms: how to create a quiz or a test that automatically grades itself in Google Docs--Internet--Tools & Tips for Multimedia Designers--Planet of the Web Using forms in Google docs lets anyone create forms quickly and share those forms via email, embed them into a webpage or blog. If you are a teacher, you can create formulas that allow you to have these forms graded in minutes. The formula part is a bit challenging, so I wrote this article to talk about how I recently created a final for one of my classes. Create a new Form in Google Docs To Create a form, go to the Create New menu and choose form. Type in your questions, help text and question types There are different types of questions you can choose from. Make some quiz questions required You can also make some questions required. Choose a test quiz type I'm going ask 5 questions of different types on this quiz. Finished quiz example Here's what my final test looks like. Here's what my test looks like when it's done. Choose how viewers will take the quiz Once you've finished the test, you have three options to give people access to your quiz. Check out the test results
Rumsey Historical Map Collection The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. Maps are uniquely suited to high-resolution scanning because of the large amount of detailed information they contain. With Luna Imaging's Insight® software, the maps are experienced in a revolutionary way. Materials created in America and that illustrate the evolution of the country's history, culture, and population distinguish the collection. about the technology Computer Network: