Edublogs Weekly Review: Top 5 sites to find images for student use -Edublogs – education blogs for teachers, students and institutions
Many students’ first instinct might be to head to Google’s image search and use the first image that they see, but it is important for all of us to make sure we are following all laws and protecting the rights of others. This includes learning about and following through with attributions and acknowledgements of the source of an image when required.
Crackle – Watch Movies Online, Free TV Shows, & Original Online Series
Crackle is the place to experience pure entertainment: full-length movies, TV shows, and original series from genres that embody cool — all uncut, uncensored, and unbelievably free. We’ve had enough of “disposable entertainment” that is as relevant as a laughing/dancing baby — we are here to watch and talk about the videos that really matter.
The Phraseology Project
The idea is simple — You submit a letter, word or phrase and we’ll make it look beautiful with type.
Gamifying Education.org | Home
Gamification is the use of game-like thinking and elements in places that aren’t traditionally games. The use of game mechanics and dynamics like badges, leaderboards, and actions can be useful for improving motivation and learning in informal and formal settings.
Adobe® BrowserLab is an online service that helps ensure your web content displays as intended. Accurately preview web pages across multiple browsers and operating systems, navigate links, and use diagnostic tools to optimize websites efficiently.
BBC – History – How to do History Trail
The historian – detective, judge or analyst?
The clues that uncover past lives
Making history talk through oral history
Archiving Early America: Primary Source Material from 18th Century America
Here at Archiving Early America you will be rewarded with a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, magazines, maps and writings come to life just as they appeared to this country’s forebears more than 250 years ago.
Geography Report Card Finds Students Lagging – NYTimes.com
Even as schools aim to better prepare students for a global work force, fewer than one in three American students are proficient in geography, with most eighth graders unable to explain what causes earthquakes or accurately describe the American Southwest, according to a report released Tuesday morning.
How to Use Twitter (and Why It’s Not a Waste of Time) « Indiana Jen
Oh Twitter… How misunderstood you are. You are the semi-colon of social media – people have an idea of your existence but many have not fully grasped your usefulness and beauty. I love twitter and find it immensely valuable for a myriad of reasons: yes, it can be a time waster, however, it can also be a news source, a way to gauge public sentiment, and even a research tool.
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