Teachers' Visual Guide to Using Google Calendar April , 2014 Google Calendar is one of the best free web tools I have been using for few years now. As a teacher, you can use Google Calendar for a wide variety of purposes. You can for instance create events and share them with your students and parents; you can use it to share important dates and information with students. You can also create reminders about assignments and share them with your class or , and if you have a classroom blog or website, you will also be able to embed your calendar in it. Below is a visual guide I created to walk you through the different steps you can follow to create , share and publish your calendar.
25 sources of free public domain books This is an updated list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format. Every year new publications enter public domain. That means their intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable any longer. The content of these works becomes available for public use. Anyone is free to use it – but also to reuse it, for instance publish a new edition. Therefore you may find in major ebookstores (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBook Store, or Google Play Books) public domain books that are not free.
11 Quick and Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom by PowToon! I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind: “A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a “good” or “expensive” or “public” education, but whether you were encouraged to develop your creativity starting at an early age and continuing throughout your school years.” – Adobe.Inc We saw this first-hand, when Edson Tellez, a volunteer teacher in rural Mexico, wrote to us about how PowToon changed the way his students viewed the world, “they’re getting more creative, more receptive, and more dynamic in each class.” The mind blowing fact is that developing creativity is the number one determining factor in the overall success of your students!
The Early History of Beekeeping History of Wild Bees and Beekeeping The beekeeper is the keeper of bee collection of honey and the other products that bees product in the hive like beeswax, pollen, and royal jelly. Another product of bees is for resale to other beekeeper. The location of where bees are housed is called an apiary or beeyard. Histories Branch Public access to ship and aviation histories and the Photo Archives' naval subject collection is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 202-433-3224 at least two weeks in advance. Requests for information from the archives staff are also being accepted by mail or fax. The Histories Branch is responsible for researching and writing naval history from the American Revolution through the present.
5 great apps for fun lessons The ideal app can be just the thing to make a great lesson perfect. Here, educational psychologist and learning apps specialist Peter Maxwell lists five of his favourites. Apple have produced a series of ebooks to help teachers integrate apps into their daily classroom practice. The Online Books Page: Archives and Indexes General -- Non-English Language -- Specialty There's a vast range of online literature beyond what we index individually on The Online Books Page. Below we list some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts, in all languages, both general and specialized. General These are large, general-purpose collections with substantial English-language listings. For archives that mainly carry other languages, see the non-English languages archive listings.
Flipped-Learning Toolkit Thinking about flipping your classroom? Flipped-learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams walk you through the steps you need to take to make blended learning a reality. Read More About Flipped Learning Video lectures at home? Homework in class? Welcome to a new world of active learning, where teachers can be there when students need them.
The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change? Trees When people talk about technologies that might offset climate change, they often evoke not-yet-invented marvels, like planes spraying chemicals into the atmosphere or enormous skyscrapers gulping carbon dioxide from the clouds. But in a new report, Oxford University researchers say that our best hopes might not be so complex. In fact, they are two things we already know how to do: plant trees and improve the soil. Both techniques, said the report, are “no regrets.” They’ll help the atmosphere no matter what, they’re comparatively low-cost, and they carry little additional risk.
Open Knowledge: Open Data Services It’s about more than just technology. Open Knowledge helps people solve the technical, social and legal challenges of opening up data. We offer professional services and technical expertise to clients all over the world. We can work with you to help establish your needs around open data, develop policies and best practices and build capacity in your organisation. Site consacré à l'illustration "...quite possibly the richest source of book-related design and illustration in the universe. Will displays the fervour of the most dedicated historian whilst time and again proving he has an eye for exceptional images." —David Pearson Libraries Test a Model for Setting Monographs Free – Wired Campus - Blogs Librarians love to get free books into the hands of scholars and students who need them. Publishers love it when their books find readers—but they also need to cover the costs of turning an idea into a finished monograph. Now a nonprofit group called Knowledge Unlatched is trying out a new open-access model designed to make both librarians and publishers happy. Here’s how the “unlatching” works: Participating libraries pick a list of scholarly books they want to make open access.
Assessment Maker QuestBase is a web-based, cross-platform application that provides everything you need to create and manage your assessments, tests, quizzes and exams, both on-line and printed. Designed as a training and learning tool, QuestBase can also be used for selection tests, psychological tests, satisfaction and opinion surveys, market researches and customer feedback. As easy as 1-2-3 No software to install or configure — just create and take assessments from any computer or device (for example, a tablet or a chromebook) with an internet connection, or print them on paper automatically, even in multiple different versions and with a professional, modern and great-looking layout. Start saving time with powerful features
5 Lessons From The Companies Making Sustainability More Profitable Than Ever Good news for corporate social responsibility leaders: there’s a growing body of evidence that sustainability often goes hand in hand with profits. A new report from MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group adds even more data to the pile: according to a survey of 2,600 executives and managers around the world, the number of companies that profited from sustainability initiatives climbed to 37%--up 23% from last year. MIT’s paper, The Innovation Bottom Line, is the latest in a series of reports dating back to 2010 that examine sustainability challenges in organizations. Here’s what we learned: