TL2014 – Resources of the week… (weekly)
Awesome Tutorials on how Teachers can Use Google Forms
Google Forms is a great free service for us in education. It is part of the free tools Google Docs offers to its users. Google Forms has a huge potentail for classroom teaching and teachers can do a myriad of tasks with it. As an example, instead of going looking for quiz forms others have created and that might not suit your teaching purposes why not learn how to create your own forms. Testing forms is just an example and of course there are many other things you can do with forms.
What should be my (our) guiding questions? | Dangerously Irrelevant
This short-but-powerful article by Scott McLeod appeared recently on a site called Dangerously Irrelevant. These are the kinds of questions we should be asking ourselves as we continue steering education forward through the unchartered waters of the age of InfoWhelm.
A Must-Have Guide To Gaming In The Classroom
“For parents and teachers who have concerns about gaming in classroom, here are some success stories in the form of a fabulous infographic by Online Schools.”
The New World – Interactive – NYTimes.com
We appear on the brink of yet another nation-state baby boom. This time, the new countries will not be the product of a single political change or conflict, as was the post-Soviet proliferation, nor will they be confined to a specific region. If anything, they are linked by a single, undeniable fact: history chews up borders with the same purposeless determination that geology does, as seaside villas slide off eroding coastal cliffs. Here is a map of what could possibly be the world’s newest international borders.
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education | Center for Social Media
“This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.”
14 High Schools Worth Visiting
Here is a list of high schools worth visiting.
How Common Core Standards Mesh With Education Technology
“So how do all of the newer, innovative teaching methods and ideas mesh with having to meet certain standards? In this month’s issue of the Edudemic iPad Magazine, our awesome writer Terry Heick takes a look at how technology and the Common Core standards are working together…or are they?”
A Six-Point Checklist for Education Innovators
Are you an education innovator? Find out with this checklist from Suzie Boss featured in the following Edutopia article. Boss stresses that all kinds of innovators share many commonalities in mindset and personal abilities and talents, and the same is true for those in the field of education.
Edmodo | Digital Citizenship
Edmodo has created a Digital Citizenship Starter Kit. This introduction provides a one-page overview, poster, and getting started lesson. Please go to the Collection area for the full kit – including activities/lessons for Elementary, Middle, and High.
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