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Carla Shinn

Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education - Lesson Plans Incorporating Visuals ... - 17 views

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    "Canva is a nice tool for designing infographics, collages, flyers, and slides in your web browser or on your iPad. I've been a fan of the service since it launched. In fact, I like it so much that I became an unpaid advisor to them when they started thinking about developing resources specifically for teachers." ~ Richard Byrne
Carla Shinn

Book Cover Design: 50 Amazing Covers That You Will Want to Pick Up - Design School - 25 views

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    Fascinating article from the blog for the Canva Design School
Cathy Oxley

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you - 42 views

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    "Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next."
Carla Shinn

Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology an... - 61 views

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    Infographic on some of the most popular books the world has ever seen.
Carla Shinn

What Is Literature For? - 21 views

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    Video from The School of Life, a cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life. http://www.theschooloflife.com/ Site includes a classroom and library (archive of study resources).
Jennifer Dimmick

TED-Ed and Periodic Videos - 24 views

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    A website with video links explaining every element on the periodic table from TEDEd
Carla Shinn

The future of the book - 19 views

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    CHOOSE YOUR READING MODE In keeping with its topic, this essay can either be read in a scrolling screen format or in a book-like format; it can also be listened to.
Jennifer Lane

Welcome // | DiRT Directory - 20 views

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    "The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software."
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    Amazing find. Could get lost in this for hours!
Carla Shinn

Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years on Flickr - 23 views

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    Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period.
Carla Shinn

Free Technology for Teachers: LibrAdventures - A Map of Writers and Their Stories - 30 views

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    LibrAdventures is a neat use of Google Maps that displays the place and the events that influenced famous authors and their works. LibrAdventures also includes some artists and film directors. You can explore LibrAdventures by selecting a name, a location, or an event from the drop-down menus at the top of the LibrAdventures homepage.
Carla Shinn

"Tsundoko," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves - 15 views

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    "Tsundoku" From Open Culture, the best free cultural and educational media on the web. It's a great place to find free ebooks, videos, online learning resources.
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    Love this word! Had never heard it before.
Carla Shinn

A Nice Graphic on the Evolution of Storytelling - 19 views

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    "Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other. With the advent of internet and web technologies, storytelling has got some new and wider dimensions. The journey of storytelling from its early beginnings to its actual state is the subject of this wonderful graphic below. It documents the major periods and forms of storytelling that was pervasive during each era. It is really amazing to take a pause and take a look back into history to see how storytelling has evolved to be what it is now."
jenibo

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobil... - 28 views

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    The wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms Taxonomy coupled with ipad apps that go with it.
jenibo

A Round-up of 12 New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mo... - 33 views

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    "As is he habit once every month, I feature here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of some new educational iPad apps that I came across in different blogs and websites. Of course I can not include every single app I bookmarked because the list will be too long, however, the suggestions I have below are the ones that stood out to me from the rest. I invite you to check them out and probably share them with your colleagues."
Carla Shinn

Top 10 Ways to Use Technology to Promote Reading - 49 views

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    Let me be right up front about this: I am primarily sharing the good ideas of other far smarter people that I could ever pretend to be. Some primary sources for this list include: ■Beaman, Anita and Amy Obert. Reading 2.0 website ■Ludwig, Sarah "Going Beyond the BookTalk: Breathing New Life Into Book Programming with Technology" ■Valenza, Joyce. Reading 2.0 slide show I only steal from the best. So here we go. Johnson's Top Ten...
jenibo

Google Sites for Schools - Eric Curts - Google Drive - 31 views

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    The purpose of this help guide is to provide instructions on how to use Google Sites to create a basic class website. There are many more advanced things than can be added to a class site than this guide will address. Also, with Google Sites there are many different ways to create specific web pages, and this guide will simply be demonstrating one way
Carla Shinn

The International Children's Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Lan... - 29 views

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    For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even less is aimed at children who speak foreign languages. The International Children's Digital Library offers children ages 3-13 free access to the best available children's literature in more than 40 languages.
Carla Shinn

What Is the Role of a School Library in the Digital Age? - 44 views

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    Supporting Students as Producers
Carla Shinn

Pudding Lane Productions - 19 views

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    blog, screengrabs, flythrough, production details
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