21 Skype Lessons For Active Learning, Sorted By Topic Continuing our mini-series on using Skype in the classroom, I wanted to present a few of the many Skype lessons that are currently available for classrooms and everyone else to try out. What is a Skype lesson, you ask? It’s simply a pre-planned ‘call’ where you can watch and learn from others via Skype. Like a Google+ Hangout or other live video-based lesson. Below are just a very small number of Skype lessons you should consider checking out over at the official Skype in the Classroom website.
7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education by Eric Sheninger, Principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey As schools change leadership must as well. With society becoming more and more reliant on technology it is incumbent upon leaders to harness the power of digital technologies in order to create school cultures that are transparent, relevant, meaningful, engaging, and inspiring. In order to set the stage for increasing achievement and to establish a greater sense of community pride for the work being done in our schools, we must begin to change the way we lead.
Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays for the Classroom Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form. Readers read from a "script" and reading parts are divided among the readers. No memorization, costumes, blocking, or special lighting is needed. Presentations can easily be done in a k-3 classroom. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship.
The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use A five-part series When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake! You really did plan to find time over the summer to familiarize yourself with the latest information on copyright law. You absolutely intended to look up the fair use guidelines for using technology resources.
20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators The Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time to sift through all of the mediocre material in order to find the truly inspirational ideas? We’ve done the sifting for you. Though we’ve divided the sites by subject, most cover the education spectrum and will be useful to every teacher. Even better, they show you how to integrate subjects, whether that’s using a writing lesson to learn about thunderstorms or finding a musical beat during physical education.
U.S. Copyright Office U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. This Fair Use Index is a project undertaken by the Office of the Register in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). The Visual Way to Explore and Understand Data Students use InspireData® to investigate, analyze, and represent data and information in dynamic graphs and charts. InspireData tools make it easy to change variables and plot types so students can explore data in multiple, meaningful ways. This encourages them to investigate data analytically, ask more questions, and apply their understanding of the data to form better conclusions and continue exploration. Download a free 30-day trial of InspireData today! InspireData helps students to successfully: Build data literacy Develop analytical skills Strengthen critical thinking
- Themed Resources Exhibitions, special presentations, lesson plans and other materials gathered from throughout the Library of Congress for selected curricular themes. Abraham LincolnExplore the life of the sixteenth president of the U.S. through photographs, his correspondence, speeches and expert commentary from the Library of Congress. AdvertisingThe rise of consumer culture traced through branding and product information. Asian Pacific AmericansOfficial documents, newspapers, photos, poems, maps, images, and Webcasts chronicle the experiences and accomplishments of Asian Americans in the United States. BaseballCulture, change and history, including Jackie Robinson's groundbreaking role, through baseball cards, songs, and historical documents. Civics and GovernmentThe evolution and functioning of the U.S.