Teaching History Resources - Historic Newspapers Looking after the world’s largest private archive of original newspapers means that we’re extremely passionate about history. This is why we decided to pick out interesting coverage from historical dates of significance so that others could learn about the past, as it was reported at the time! Our free teaching packs are available in order to help students discover the cause and consequence of historical events. Hard copies are currently available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments only. New York Public Library Invites a Deep Digital Dive Photo Mansion Maniac, a whimsical online toy created by the New York Public Library, may seem like envy bait for the real-estate have-nots. With the help of a Pac-Man-like icon, users can explore the floor plans of some of the city’s most extravagant early-20th-century residences, culled from the library’s archives. But the game is what you might call a marketing teaser for a major redistribution of property, digitally speaking: the release of more than 180,000 photographs, postcards, maps and other public-domain items from the library’s special collections in downloadable high-resolution files — along with an invitation to users to grab them and do with them whatever they please. Digitization has been all the rage over the past decade, as libraries, museums and other institutions have scanned millions of items and posted them online.
Google for Educators - Resources for using Google in school I am a huge proponent and user of Google tools, both for myself and in my classroom. Here are some great resources for educators who want to learn more about using Google's many tools in their classroom. Last week, Kathy Schrock posted a great interactive image of Google tools listed by Bloom's taxonomy levels. It is a great way to search for Google tools as you work to create activities for your students. Google for Educators Mind Map is an interesting site that has resources for educators for using Google tools in the classroom.
Research Portal ™ The Getty Research Portal™ is a free online search platform providing worldwide access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions. This multilingual and multicultural union catalog affords art historians and other researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Getty Research Portal is a collaborative project initiated by the Getty Research Institute in 2012. Material icons - 由 Google 提供的免費精美向量圖示集隨你使用 Google 不僅提供非常多的免費實用服務給大家（像是 Gmail、Google 雲端硬碟等），也提供很多免費素材可以使用，像是 YouTube 音樂庫、Google 的思源字型等，而這次 Google 再推出的向量圖示集「Material icons」，包含各種主題像是 Action、Alert、AV、Communication、Content 等通通都有，圖示都很有品質且數量不算少，重點還是可以下載向量檔案，在運用上方便很多，這無疑對設計者來說是一大福音呀。 Material icons 介紹： 網站：請點我 進入網站後，可以看到上方有一點簡單的說明，主要是讓大家可以用在像網站、手機 APPs 上，未來應該也會持續增加圖示。 目前分類總共有 Action、Alert、AV、Communication、Content、Device、Editor、File、Hardware、Image、Maps、Navigation、Notification、Social、Toggle 這麼多，而圖示數量也有幾百個，直接找到你想要使用的吧。
Teaching Visual Literacy to Students Visual literacy is a multi-faceted subject matter, and faculty wishing to include images in their curriculum can quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the prospect of addressing visual literacy. For an introduction to the topic visit The Basics of Visual Literacy: Form, Context and Content. The following tools are intended to help faculty customize their curricula to incorporate visual literacy in ways that suit their individual instructional needs. Some faculty may want to teach visual literacy as a one-time in- or out-of-class activity. Others may want to teach visual literacy as multi-week or semester-long elements of their courses. Attention K-Mart Shoppers : Free Audio : Download & Streaming This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.
100+ Google Tricks for Teachers It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks