Google Calendar (free) offers a wonderful feature for teachers: The ability to set up “appointment slots” which other people can click on to schedule a meeting at an available time. This is ideal for scheduling parent-teacher conferences or other meetings in which individuals in a group need to specify a time that works with their schedule to meet with yo
Girl Underground is the companion novel to Morris Gleitzman’s Boy Overboard. It is the story of Bridget White, whose parents run an illegal imports business, and whose older brother Gavin is in jail on a shoplifting charge. Bridget’s parents have sent her to an exclusive boarding school in the belief that it will give her opportunities they didn’t have, and so she will not ‘end up like them’ – but as Bridget makes clear, she wants to end up like them: ‘kind and generous and good’.
Some excellent educational content can be found onYouTube. However, many teachers cannot access YouTube in their classrooms. That is why I originally wrote what became one of the most popular posts to ever appear on Free Technology for Teachers, 30+ Alternatives to YouTube. That post is now fourteen months old and I've come across more alternatives in that time. Also in that time span some of the resources on the list have shut down. So it's time to update the list.
Most of us will probably agree that we will use Google as a default for searches on the internet. Market share statistics show that Google has the biggest % of the searchengine market with 65% share. It is also now commonly accepted as a Verb – It would sound quite strange to say “I’ll Yahoo that” but it shows just how prevalent Google has become, whilst Alta Vista and Lycos are names that conjure a hint of nostalgia and old school screen shots.
Those who have kept a close eye on all things Google over the last few years are wary of search results that it returns. Results that can be affected by the browser you are using, operators you choose, geographical location and decisions on which results to return based on previous searching history can be useful, but often give results that Google might think you want, rather than what you think you were looking for.
Remote labs enrich science and engineering education by vastly increasing the scope of experiments that students have access to in the course of their academic careers. As partners, the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University's Office of STEM Education Partnerships offer the following through The iLAB Network:
A few weeks ago You Tube announcedtheir commitment to education by moving a lot of their educational content to a separate domain, http://youtube.com/education. This allows schools and districts to, depending on their filtering, unblock the videos found there for use in the classroom. It's been open for a while now and reaction has been positive. New content gets added daily and the site continues to gro
Twitter is one of the most valuable channels online. Using it to connect with potential clients or simply building a strong network is crucial. Yet, moving forward on Twitter can also be very time consuming. Finding tools which help us to focus more on the work we are doing is key.
Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun. The planets orbit a single star, called KOI-961, and are 0.78, 0.73 and 0.57 times the radius of Earth. The smallest is about the size of Mars.
or some, math education, whether it's in grade school or on the path to getting a bachelor's degree, is just plain dull. Yet math geeks know that the subject can be fascinating, beautiful and even awe-inspiring when it's presented in the right way. These lecturers know how to do just that, making everything from fractals to physics fun, interesting and just plain entertaining to learn to about, whether you're a math geek or a math hater.
Just before Christmas Google announced the YouTube for Schools platform, which runs through a schools Google Apps for Edu account, allowing students to access selected content. In a week where the focus is on the changes of ICT curriculum I am concerned that the wider debate around open web access in schools will be once again lost.
The media used on this site is very helpful in making engaging presentations. - post by Tracie Hightower
I'm learning that there are lots of categories for using audio, video, and images... as well as text. We have at least these categories: Public Domain, Creative Commons, Copyrighted, but used with Fair Use, AND inlline linking. The final category allows us to use media in our work by linking it into our work instead of saving it onto our servers and importing it. - post by Paul Allison
Grab the code underneath and add it to ahtml box on your blog in the sidebar area. Change your email address (first line in bold). The second line in bold is where I have saved the image. If you prefer another image and have one on file, save your image to a photobucket account, get the direct link to the image and replace it in the code.