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Finding Free Images for Your Classroom

Finding Free Images for Your Classroom
The Internet has made a myriad of material readily available to a vast audience. Along with these seemingly infinite resources has come a lot of confusion about how images and other content published online should be legally recognized, protected or used. As educators, we often struggle in navigating that road. I recently read an amusing but instructive article entitled “PSA: Don’t Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water.” In my classroom, we use a lot of image-based content. One thing we have learned to look for is material with a Creative Commons License. “A Creative Commons license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work that they have created. There are literally 10′s of millions of images on the Internet specifically covered by one of the six copyright licenses currently established under the Creative Commons protocols. Finding Creative Commons & license-free material Always give credit! About the author Related:  Better web searching

How to Properly Research Online (and Not Embarrass Yourself with the Results) Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you better take the time to make your argument legit. Spending 10 seconds with Google and copy-pasting wikipedia links doesn't cut it. The standard for an intelligent argument is Legitimate research is called RE-search for a reason: patient repetition and careful filtering is what will win the day. There are over 86 billion web pages published, and most of those pages are not worth quoting. To successfully sift it all, you must use consistent and reliable filtering methods. If you are a student, or if you are seeking serious medical, professional, or historical information, definitely heed these 8 suggested steps to researching online:

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. From all the documentaries above, it's evident that our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible. But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing. So take this library of films and use it.

7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs You don't need a degree in rocket science to know that visually organized data appeals more to students than plain text-based scribble. The visual stimulus is quickly captured by the brain and requires way less processing to understand and code it than written text. As teachers, we need to capitalize on this and try to include as many relevant visuals as possible. 1- Padlet Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. Stixy is another great tool that lets users create their own notes and stick them to a clipboard and also share them with others. lino is an online web sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canvas. 4- Corkboard PrimaryWall is a web-based sticky note tool designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time. 6- Museum Box 7- Spaaze

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier You think you know how to Google? You don’t know how to Google. Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world’s most popular search engine. The Scenario: You’re playing Scrabble and some dumb-dumb says, “Hey, ‘panacea’ isn’t a word!” The Solution: Just type “define:” followed by the word you want and Google will take you straight to the definition. The Scenario: You want to find out the origin of a quote, but Google keeps giving results that are nowhere close. The Solution: Put your search phrase inside quotation marks. The Scenario: You want bread recipes that don’t list “yeast” as an ingredient. The Solution: After you enter your desired search terms, add a minus sign (-) followed by the words you want excluded. The Scenario: You want to research digital cameras that fall within a certain price range. The Solution: First type in your term.

OER Commons How to Add Recipients to a Gmail Group Fast That list of email addresses in the To: (or maybe the Cc:) line is not pretty; it is not sensitive or gentle; sensible or recommended; it is quite helpful as, well, a list of email addresses, though, for setting up a group in Gmail that will let you address all those same people fast. Of course, you need not pick up the list of names and addresses from an email — or anywhere. The same process that turns recipient lists from messages into Gmail groups also lets you enter them manually in as fast a fashion as you can type (without any clicking or navigating to interrupt). Add Recipients to a Gmail Group Fast To add email addresses to a group in Gmail contacts as a list (from a received message's To: or Cc: line, for instance): Go to Contacts in Gmail. Now, you can mail the newly grown group fast.

SearchReSearch: Answer: Finding those elusive pics... Turns out, it's tricky... Here's the Challenge for this week: 1. Can you find photos of Don Norman that were taken BEFORE 1997? The ideal answer will give a link to a photo, along with a year, and a description of what you did to find it. Here's what I did. After doing all of the "obvious" searches (e.g [ Don Norman 1900..1997 ] nothing much seemed to work. So I thought of looking for photographs that were of the various groups or projects that he was associated with over time. I know that people in organizations love to document what they've been doing, and will often post images of themselves at parties, meetings, or conferences as a way of documenting what they've done and celebrating their times together. But how would I find out what groups Don had been a part of before 1997? I also know that many writers and academics post a biography of their work. A quick search for: [ Don Norman curriculum vitae ] My search pattern was something like this, where organization is a variable term: is:

Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities Tasks | Worlds of Learning @ New Milford High School Digital Badges in Professional Learning Tasks Filter: Search: Turn Any Image Into an Interactive Graphic Using ThingLink ThingLink is a free and user friendly digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic. Read more → Instantly Collaborate With Padlet A free application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Read more → Chart the Course for Your Own Professional Learning Digital Learning Day is a chance to make a difference with digital learning in America’s schools. Read more → Access Documents and Data From Anywhere Using Classlink ClassLink allows teachers and students to access their documents and data from anywhere and on any device. Read more → This work, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know I often find myself in conversations with teachers and students about Internet search strategies. Often times the conversation reminds me that what's obvious to me is amazing to someone else. Last week I had that very experience as I taught a couple of teachers some search techniques that they are going to pass along to their students. As a follow-up to that experience, I've crafted the following list of search tools and tactics that every teacher and student should know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sweet Search is a search engine that searches only the sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts. Wolfram Alpha is billed as a computational search engine and this is exactly what it does. Twurdy is search tool that automatically displays the readability of your search results for you. Twurdy with Pop - searches using Twurdy's most complex algorithm which includes looking up the popularity of words within the text. 10.

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