The Digital Narrative – Find your story There are numerous ways to introduce digital storytelling into a classroom. Of course, writing and telling stories using digital media brings up a host of questions that relate to narrative and structure, how you approach a lesson and maneuver around technical problems
FactCheckED.org ”Our aim is to help students learn to be smart consumers of these messages, not to accept them at face value; to dig for facts using the Internet, not to stop looking once they get to Wikipedia; and to weigh evidence logically, not to draw conclusions based on their own biases. “
MyMoon The Lunar and Planetary Institute, a division of the Universities Space Research Association, was established during the Apollo missions to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program.
eLearn: Best Practices Good blog post on prepping for a webinar. Could be useful in preparing for the latest training project
VoiceThread – Group conversations around images, documents, and videos ”VoiceThread portal at nypl.voicethread.com where you can find and make copies of VoiceThreads created by the amazing staff of the New York Public Library. These Learning Modules include expert commentary explaining the background of the images and provide a starting point for further exploration and use of these source materials in the classroom.”
A Collection of Photo Effects – Online Photo Editor The Tuxpi site offers a bunch of easy, one-click web-based tools for adding borders, captions, reflections, and other types of effects to your digital photos. You can turn any image into a postage stamp, wanted poster, pop art collage, and more.
Tombstone Generator If you are into a more black humour style, the tombstone generator might be interesting. It’s a quick and painless web form that adds your custom text to the headstone.
Street Sign Generator From the same people who developed the Warning Label Generator above is a tool for making funny and inappropriate street signs. Once again this is a simple web form; simply choose one of four background styles, input the text you want displayed on the sign, and choose an optional suffix (Road, Lane, etc.).
Parody Motivator Generator Annoyed by those superficial and unflaggingly insipid motivational posters we’re subjected to in dentists’ and corporate offices everywhere? Why not take a stance against mass-produced pseudo-solutions to important problems? With the Demotivators tool you can easily generate a realistic illustration of the trials and tribulations of Real Life. Just choose an image from your desktop to create a motivational parody from, customize your image settings, add a title and de-motivational text and you too can contribute to the better psychological health of us all.
Warning Label Generator Advising people to the dangers of the situation has never been so easy. Simply pick a label style, a warning icon, and enter your desired text into a simple web form and voila, you’ve got a standup warning label. For a vertical sign-style warning image, check out the companion site Warning Sign Generator.
The Digital Narrative – Find your story There are numerous ways to introduce digital storytelling into a classroom. Of course, writing and telling stories using digital media brings up a host of questions that relate to narrative and structure, how you approach a lesson and maneuver around technical problems.
A Classroom in your Pocket: iPods in Education Enhance curriculum, increase student achievement, and learn creative new ways to develop innovative lessons with the use of the iPod. The purpose of this slide presentation is to provide educators with exciting new skills to enable them to utilize iPods as tools for classroom instruction. Participants will learn how easily the iPod can be integrated into all content curriculum areas to engage students, increase achievement, and foster creative learning
I just love the name you have used – Wandering around the Web. That’s precisely what I was doing when I hit upon this site. A neat little collection of links that can help bite out some boring moments. Thanks for sharing.