Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate. As I am meeting with teachers individually, I can’t stress enough the importance of READING other blogs (professional, student, blogs about your hobby, blogs about other interests you have etc.). I am trying to filter and funnel quality blogs in education, their grade level and areas of interest to them as I come across them, so they can build a quality RSS Reader. A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning You’ll find a selection of outstanding online resources and projects, sorted by grade levels, to provide a glimpse of successful school programs. Elementary School: The World Peace Game Skype in the Classroom Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers Middle School:
40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics January 27, 2014 Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork. If you want to select from animation that’s already set up for you then perhaps Explainia makes more sense. 1.
Common Science Myths That Most People Believe There are a number of old wives’ tales out there regarding some basic scientific principles. Though most of them were refuted years ago, these rumors just won’t go away. Here are some of the top myths floating around out there that just aren’t true: We only use 10% of our brains. Chromium-6 in Water Utilities On the map, click on counties/markers for more information. Average level of Chromium-6 Contamination in Community Water Utilities testing for Chromium-6 in EPA's UCMR-3 Not Tested<= 0.02 ppb >0.02 - 1.00 ppb >1.01 - 5.0 ppb >5.01 - 10.0 ppb >10 ppb
What is Plagiarism? — Plagiarism.org Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense: According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's ownto use (another's production) without crediting the sourceto commit literary theftto present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source Bring Your Own Technology – And Thinking About Equity « In my previous post (here) I referenced an upcoming event at SFU, Targeting Technology for Maximum Student Benefit. To think out loud a bit, as well as to garner some ideas, I want to take a look at a number of issues that need to be unpacked, and to create some models for comment, pushback and refinement. So, the idea is to engage in a larger conversation, but less about the case for change, and more about a tangible idea of what that change might look like. One of the points raised in the BC Education Plan under Learning with Technology is “The Province will promote the use of technology for both students and educators.” So, why does the BC Education Plan want to promote the use of technology?
Cool and Credible Web Video: Old Rules, No Rules, or New Rules? (EDUCAUSE Quarterly Key Takeaways Producers of web-video instruction need to negotiate old and new rules of video grammar to remain credible (to the traditional video grammar) as they also strive to be cool (in the new media video grammar). The goal is to avoid violating traditional video grammar while tapping into new video aesthetics to gain ethos with web-savvy audiences (like students). This tutorial explains the best old and new practices in creating talking heads web video for maximum impact and effectiveness.
Six Mysteries Solved By Science While there are some mysteries that scientists have not yet unraveled, there are some myths and legends that seem to persist even after an explanation has been provided. Bermuda Triangle The Bermuda Triangle is an area that represents the region of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida. It became shrouded in mystery after World War II due to claims that ships and planes had gone missing under mysterious circumstances, without leaving a trace. Arctic Web Map Arctic Web Map (AWM) is an Arctic-specific web mapping tool allowing researchers to customize map projections for scientifically accurate visualization and analysis, a function that is critical for arctic research but missing in existing web mapping platforms. It provides a visually appealing tool for education and outreach to a wider audience. Arctic Web Map has two components: An Arctic-focused tile server, and a Leaflet-based client library.
Internet Librarian: Sensible Library Website Development Sensible Library Website Development Amanda Etches Why do we have library websites? Teaching, posting things, a way to access resources and services, allowing access to the catalog and online resources, to help, etc. Amanda says that while we are all unique little snowflakes, we aren’t that unique in our motivations for having websites. How do those similar goals and motivations help us share and collaborate a little more for website design.