USA TODAY Education Sign up to receive updates, offers and our weekly newsletter – Inside USA TODAY! Connect Current Partners News and associations Vocabulary Video Word Webs Posted on January 14, 2015 by Bridget Dalton Recently, some folks asked for a copy of the Vocabulary Video word webs I use to guide students in researching the meaning of their word and developing ideas for their Vocabulary Video skit. I’ve posted two word web maps below, one that can be used with any word and one that is customized for working on character attributes. I’ve also provided an Assessment Rubric and a Guide Sheet that you can adapt to fit your context. To learn more about Vocabulary Videos and view some examples, see my Literacy Beat post on VocabVid Stories. Have fun exploring word meanings through student-created videos!
A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics by Maria Popova A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation. Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Powerful Images to Give Lessons Punch One of the benefits of having an Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom (or even just a data projector) is the opportunity to display full colour high quality images instead of grainy acetates or posters. With a powerful image you can really add some “punch” to your lesson. Put images up while students are coming into the room – use them as part of a lesson starter – stimulate questions. What is going on here? Why is the astronaut wearing that suit? Why is it white?
Where to Download Free Stock Photos and Public Domain Images It’s tough to escape copyright infringement in a digital age. As enticing as it might seem, you can’t legally use any image you’ve found online and throw it in your blog or use it for commercial purposes. The bulk of the images on the Web are subject to copyright – meaning the photographer or creator of a particular image retains exclusive rights to that image – and are therefore protected under federal law. Luckily, there is an entire realm of free-for-all images that fall under something called “public domain.” Public domain images are available to anyone and can be used for whatever purpose you like, even commercial use, for a variety of reasons: the copyright may have expired, the images could have been taken by a government branch, or the owner may have just forfeited his/her rights for whatever reason.
websites/apps for teaching These digital resources and tools for creating, collaborating, researching, and sharing can be found in the Common Core Curriculum Maps. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, as the technologies are constantly evolving. Consider it a beginning! Free Online Resources English Vocabulary Exercises By Topic - ESL Vocabulary Tests HOLIDAYS - ESL Quizzes about popular holidays: (PDF versions of all the holiday vocabulary quizzes are available on our new site ESLPDF.com) OFFICIAL ENGLISH TESTS: University of Cambridge General English Exams The University of Cambridge ESOL General English Exams are (non-specialized) examinations in English language ability for non-native speakers of English. These exams are also known as the "Main Suite" exams. KET (Key English Test): elementary PET (Preliminary English Test): intermediate FCE (First Certificate in English): upper intermediate CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): advanced CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): very advanced Some also include the CELS (Certificates in English Language Skills) exams, which test students in particular language skills (reading, writing, speaking, etc.) separately.
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Where to Find Free Stock Photos Online: 29 Sites to Check Out Need images for your company website or blog--but can't afford (or don't want to afford) to pay for them? Chelsea Blacker, head of Client Delivery at digital marketing agency BlueGlass UK, put together the following list of websites that provide free images for commercial business use, which means an image is available through a Creative Commons (CC) license or is royalty-free. (For more on what those terms mean and to learn about restrictions on commercial use, check out the bottom of this post.) Some sites supply only Creative Commons or royalty-free images, while other sites offer a mix of images, some free for commercial use, some not. Always make sure you understand the restrictions on a particular image before you use it. Here's Chelsea's list: