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Marc Patton

Education World: The Educator's Best Friend - 45 views

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    Education World®. The Educator's Best Friend. The surfing is over. Here you will find the best education links and original content the Net has to offer. Dozens of other features...
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    In 1996, the founders of EducationWorld recognized the need to create a home for educators on the Internet, a place where teachers could gather and share ideas.
Diana Irene Saldana

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles - 111 views

  • Welcome to Tagxedo, word cloud with styles Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
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    word clouds with style. Create shapes with word clouds
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    "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
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    Imagine a site like "Wordle" but on steroids - Tagxedo allows you to make word clouds with images. Really cool possibilities as an ice breaker to the new school year.
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    "Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
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    Does it only work on PCs...I tried to run this on my mac but can't get past the home page; when I go to create, I am asked to download Microsoft SilverLight, which I do. Then, nothing else happens.
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    The site allows you to choose or upload an image to go along with the tag cloud generated.
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    Similar to Wordle but now you can make them into images!
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    Tag Clouds
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    I genuinely want to ask: what is the educational point of 'word clouds'? To me there are useful as 'word searches' which have to be the almost useless. How have I got this so wrong?
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    The site for creating text shapes.
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    I genuinely want to ask: what is the educational point of 'word clouds'? To me there are useful as 'word searches' which have to be the almost useless. How have I got this so wrong? Totally agree!
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    Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud
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    To Gerald Carey - As an English teacher, word clouds are a great tool. Taking text from literature or even from your own students' writing and placing it in a word cloud builder allows students to find theme words because the words used the most often are bigger than the others. I've used my students' quickwrite entries about a chosen piece of text and shown them that they are all thinking through the literature the same way. It's pretty eye opening for an English class!
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    Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Jeannie Anderson

Common Core State Standards Initiative | Home - 55 views

shared by Jeannie Anderson on 15 Mar 10 - Cached
  • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding
  • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
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      How does CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn? Who is in charge of this curriculum?
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    Draft of K-12 curriculum standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) available for comment
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    Please excuse any cross-posting.
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    Common Core Standards Website
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    This is the homepage for the Common Core Standards. All standards k-12 are presented and organized by grade-level and content area. You may want to review the standards and highlight the standards you will need to address. You can then print out those standards you need to address.
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    The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
Marc Patton

TodaysMeet - 35 views

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    TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime. Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.
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    TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.
Tanya Hudson

Storybird - Create and share beautifully illustrated digital stories! - 91 views

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    Collaboarative Digital Storytelling
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    This site is wonderful for younger students and older ELLs. Using exquisite art graphics from an extensive library of images children create online storybooks. The fanciful and beautiful graphics inspire the creator to write a story. The program then publishes the online book with a default "private" setting. This site appears to be carefully monitored and supervised. Excellent for ELA.
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    This site is wonderful for younger students and older ELLs. Using exquisite art graphics from an extensive library of images children create online storybooks. The fanciful and beautiful graphics inspire the creator to write a story. The program then publishes the online book with a default "private" setting. This site appears to be carefully monitored and supervised. Excellent for ELA.
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    Choose an artist, then create a story by selecting artwork. 
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    Story Bird widely used story book maker website. It has great templates picture bank. It's ease to use and the results look wonderful. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
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    Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.
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    Combine your words with high-quality artwork from talented illustrators around the world.
Siri Anderson

mod3fl5.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) - 22 views

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    Tutorial for teaching basic geographic terms and concepts.
Siri Anderson

HippoCampus US History - AP US History I - Homework Help - 32 views

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    Free online curriculum on a variety of traditional topics in education. Easy to use!
Kimberly LaPrairie

picturing the thirties - 2 views

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    "Picturing the 1930s," a new educational web site created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the University of Virginia, allows teachers and students to explore the 1930s through paintings, artist memorabilia, historical documents, newsreels, period photographs, music, and video. Using PrimaryAccess, a web-based teaching tool developed at the university's Curry Center for Technology and Teacher Education, visitors can select images, write text, and record narration in the style of a documentary filmmaker. They can then screen their video in a virtual theater. PrimaryAccess is the first online tool that allows students to combine their own text, historical images from primary sources, and audio narration to create short online documentary films linked to social studies standards of learning, said Glen Bull, co-director of the Curry Center. Since the first version was developed in collaboration with U.Va.'s Center for Digital History and piloted in a local elementary school in 2005, more than 9,000 users worldwide have created more than 20,000 short movies. In creating digital documentaries, students embed facts and events in a narrative context that can enhance their retention and understanding of the material, said Curry research scientist Bill Ferster, who developed the application with Bull. Besides increasing their knowledge about the period, "Picturing the 1930s" enhances students' visual literacy skills, Ferster noted, adding that PrimaryAccess "offers teachers another tool to bring history alive."
Liz Dodds

Our Courts - Homepage - 6 views

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    A free computer game for teenagers created with the help of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has made its online debut. "Supreme Decision," the first of several planned web-based games, went online in August as part of a project called Our Courts. In it, students can play a Supreme Court law clerk helping a justice with a tie-breaking vote over a First Amendment case. Backed by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Georgetown University, the Our Courts project is designed to teach middle school students about the Constitution and the courts. O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has said more people can name an "American Idol" judge than the three branches of government. Besides teaching about civics, she hopes the Our Courts project will help students learn how to analyze problems and develop arguments. In "Supreme Decision," students play a law clerk and must help fictional Justice Irene Waters write the majority opinion on whether a school can ban students from wearing music band T-shirts. Another game, called "Do I Have a Right," will be released soon. In that game, students will play the director of a constitutional law firm who must decide which amendment resolves a problem posed by a client.
Marc Patton

WebQuest.Org: Home - 3 views

  • A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
  • A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
  • A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
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  • A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
  • A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
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    WebQuest Main Page.
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    You've arrived at the most complete and current source of information about the WebQuest Model. Whether you're an education student new to the topic or an experienced teacher educator looking for materials, you'll find something here to meet your needs.
Marc Patton

Interactive Websites - 7 views

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    pre-k -12 interactive web sites for various subjects
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    Interactive Websites provide standards-based cross curricular web resources designed to enhance online learning opportunities.
Marc Patton

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary and thesaurus - 5 views

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    cool interactive dictionary makes concept map of words/concepts
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    Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
Marc Patton

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds - 28 views

  • Wordle gallery to share with your friends
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    Turning text into pictures.
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    Fun tool to use for banners, poems, reflections
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    Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide.
Dora Gonzalez-Bañales

Simple free learning tools for students and teachers | Quizlet - 44 views

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    Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.
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    Create your own flashcards or use already-made ones. Can use definitions (or words) already stored on the site. Share with others. Useful for ESL students.
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    Vocabulary tool. Create flashcards, play games, search for word lists, etc.
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    Create flashcards. Play matching games.
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    Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online.
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    Recently created flashcards for literary terms, every term my students need was there! Fast, easy, efficent use of time.
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    This is a comprehensive flash card study aid site. Make your flashcards to study anything. Add pictures, text and it supports a range of non-alphabetical languages like Chinese and Japanese. You can choose to learn, spell things, test yourself or play games with the information. Browse thousands of sets made by other users without signing in. A free account is required to make your own flashcards. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
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    My students have loved making their own flashcards for Greek/Latin roots on Quizlet!
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    Quizlet is the largest study site in the U.S., providing powerful learning tools and games to over 7 million students and teachers each month.
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    Vocabulary Resource
Marc Patton

JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template - 30 views

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    Create Jeopardy game without using MS PowerPoint!
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    Online Jeopardy! Forget using powerpoint! This has already done and make your own jeopardy! It also helps you keep score!
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    Have you been using Powerpoint for Jeopardy reviews with your students? Well, you don't have to! Check out this site for Jeopardy templates that you edit and access from anywhere in the world.
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    JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running. Not interested in building your own jeopardy templates? Well that's cool too. You can browse other jeopardy templates created by other people. It doesn't get any better than this!
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    What an amazing Jeopardy template! It's everything you could want.
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    JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world.
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