10×10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time / by Jonathan J. Harris Ten by Ten is a unique program that links images with news stories. Every hour the top 100 news stories from around the world are linked to images on a ten by ten grid. The stories are ranked. Clicking on an image will provide you with more information including links to more articles about the story. (You must allow pop-ups for the article links to work).
When “Library” Is Not an Action but an Old Building – A TTW Guest Post by Dr. Troy Swanson « Tame The Web “For us,we offer services that we believe complement each other and provide a range of support for researchers. But,our patrons do not necessarily see it this way. As Anderson also said,“Value that is not valued is not valuable” (p. 289). Obviously,it is on our shoulders to continue to advocate and reinvent libraries to better serve our users. But,frankly,that’s what I feel like I’ve been doing for the last decade.”
10 Twitter Hashtags for Writers | Publishing Talk The top 10 hashtags for writers, with suggestions for how to use them. (From the blog Publishing Talk which is a place for authors, publishers, agents, booksellers and others to discuss and discover social media marketing, digital publishing, self-publishing, writing and developments in the publishing industry.)
Free Flash Jeopardy Review Game Flash Jeopardy was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a SmartBoard review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a Jeopardy review game, download your game for free, and play jeopardy in your classroom. You can also play Flash Jeopardy online.
Bundlr blog – Curation platforms vs Search engines Search engines like Google are essential tools for every Internet work. But are they the best place to search anything? A post that considers the statement “a manual selection of content is more useful in some situation”
Why Schools Should Learn To Use Online Services Like Facebook & YouTube Rather Than Banning Them | Techdirt “It would require a steep learning curve anyway. But incorporating lesson plans and info and assignments into the tools that students already use would be both cheaper and more likely to actually be used. Of course, some will decry that these sites are automatically bad for kids — or that it makes no sense to waste time on such issues. But the fact is kids are going to use these sites no matter what. Ignoring that doesn’t change that. Banning the sites doesn’t change that. It just makes the activity more underground without any oversight or reasonable lessons. ”
Tools, Not Toys – Becoming a Techy Teacher | Powerful Learning Practice A good article by a US primary school teacher: “At some point this past school year, I began to truly understand how to change my teaching. The big revelation: It’s NOT about technology. It’s about learning. If we are “integrating technology” just to bring computers (or interactive whiteboards, or cell phones) into the classroom, we’ve got it all wrong. Just using the equipment — or the web tools it allows us to access – isn’t going to lead us or our students to truly connected learning.
Great Kids Websites « Ask a Tech Teacher By Jacqui Murray. User-friendly, kid-tested. Organized by grade and topic-scroll down until you find your grade and subject. Each grade level also has websites for teacher.
25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos RefSeek’s guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.