Wikispaces Tips and Tricks
Learn about some cool features you might not have thought about using yet.
Common Sense Media: Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Don’t show, don’t tell? – MIT News Office
“Cognitive scientists find that when teaching young children, there is a trade-off between direct instruction and independent exploration. The danger is leading children to believe that they’ve learned all there is to know, thereby discouraging independent discovery. “If I teach you this one thing and then I stop, then you may say, ‘Well that’s probably all there is,’” Schulz says.”
Celebrating “The Power of Open” « NeverEndingSearch
Learn about Creative Commons through the ebook “The Power of Open”
7 Interesting Ways* to (possibly) use Google+ to Support Learning
It looks like Google+ could have a very positive impact on education.
SnagLearning – Educational Video | Teacher Videos for Students
SnagLearning features carefully selected films from SnagFilms’ award-winning library of over 2,000 documentaries that are appropriate for students from middle school and up. Our titles cover nearly every classroom subject and many are produced by well-known educational sources, including PBS and National Geographic. The goal of this site is to highlight documentaries that make for engaging educational tools.
What is Google+? – Pocket-lint
Everyone is scrambling for an invite to Google’s new social networking platform – Google+. This post takes an in-depth look at Google+ to see what it brings to the table. What are the possibilities for education?
Terrified of Twitter? Here Is the Cure – WorldWise – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Good advise – start using Twitter as a consumer and don’t worry about producing or sharing content until you’re ready and have the hang of how Twitter works.
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