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The majority of teachers tell me they use Google Images for all their images. They simply go to the site, search for their image, grab the best one and use it. I get why people would do this; it’s quick, easy to do and inside the Google search comfort zone. Doing this however is wrong, as seemingly too few of us know. Many, if not the majority of images found via the Google Images search engine will be subject to licensing. If you are using Google Images in this way then please stop. Stop now.
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As you may have noticed via my social media I recently did the opening keynote on the teacher day and the same on the leadership day at the JESS Digital Innovation Summit in Dubai. Whilst there I m…
Fake news is nothing new. But bogus stories can reach more people more quickly via social media than what good old-fashioned viral emails could accomplish in years past.
By Shelley Wright As an English teacher, I’ve had numerous conversations with college professors who lament the writing skills of their first year students.
Regular readers of my blog will know I’m always keen to find new technologies that are backed with sound thinking around teaching and learning. As noted in many of my articles on my blog the best t…
Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with our full-text, interactive editions of his plays. myShakespeare replaces traditional footnotes with multimedia resources for the 21st-century student.
Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts." The same fact can be used by different people to support alternative opinio...
Regardless of how you choose to tackle this issue, school librarians have an opportunity and obligation to lead the charge in helping grow a generation of students who:
cannot be duped by "fake news."
know instantly that "alternative facts" are like unicorns: nice to dream about perhaps, but don't actually exist.
are armed with the tools necessary to discern fact from fiction no matter how slickly the latter is packaged.
This is our charge. You have the skills. The tools are emerging are getting better. The way is here. We just need the will. It may not be easy, but our students need us to be brave.
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!
Introduction Social networking sites allow individuals to use technology to connect, collaborate and share over a variety of platforms. Although social networking is not a new form of communication,..
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Explore a massive photo taken during Donald Trump's inauguration speech created using Gigapixel.
A gigapixel image is a digital image bitmap composed of one billion (109) pixels (picture elements), 1000 times the information captured by a 1 megapixel digital camera.
ASKING STUDENTS TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN PATH AND JUSTIFY IT
Would You Rather? Great math website for real-world math decisions for students http://www.wouldyourathermath.com/ from @Jstevens009 #edtech #mathchat