TGIF ~ November 13, 2009

Technology Gems, Ideas, and Facts

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009


Gem ~ a website or application that might work well for you or your students

Copyright Friendly Image Sources is a page from the TeacherLibrarianWiki which lists several dozen sites that provide images for a wide range of curricular topics. A few of the links I tried were no longer valid, but the majority lead to great collections of images. One of the most valuable parts of the page however, is the link near the top of the page to a Creative Commons video. This short video explains what Creative Commons is and how it can help teachers and students find images or other media to use in projects without violating copyright. (http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbworks.com/Copyright+Friendly+Image+Sources)

Idea ~ a way to enhance your LFS lessons with technology

Just in case you’ve exhausted your supply of graphic organizers, I found another site for you. This one comes from Alberta, Canada and is designed for Social Studies, but the templates could be used in any curricular area. The organizers can be downloaded as Microsoft Word files which means that you or your students can customize the text. (http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssass/html/graphicorganizers.html)

Fact ~ just a bit of information

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I came across this image this week while looking for something else. Not only do I like the image and the quote, but I thought it might be a great project idea for a class. Have them search for images to match a quote from history, literature, or another curricular topic and combine the two. It would be really interesting to see how different students interpret the same idea through the images they choose. (Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyteacher/3580553044/in/pool-858082@N25)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Anne

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