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It is not what you look at but what you see-sml

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Online visual encyclopedia from DK publishers

This visual encyclopedia is created by the publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK).

We have bought and used many DK publications in our school library over the years. They have always been well produced, easy to use and a great place for younger students to find information about a new topic. When I learned about FindOut! I was interested to see what they were doing. It is new and in a Beta version at the moment, so somewhat limited but they have plans to grow.

It could be useful for younger students, students for whom English is a second language and special education students.

The site is very visual and easy to use and has clear categories as you can see below.

DKfindout-categories

It also offers other sections:

  • What’s New?
  • Videos
  • Quizzes
  • Fun Facts
  • Galleries
  • Another section called My Space will also be added soon

Teachers may create an account and access a lesson planner. The DK Online World Desk Reference may also be of interest. You need to create an account to use it but it only takes seconds to do so.

The site claims to “explore topics in physical and human geography for every country in the world, and practices critical-thinking skills”

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Motivation - technology and learning - sml

  • Copyright 101: A Simple Video Lesson in Licenses “Teaching about copyright, Creative Commons, and how to license your work can be a challenge. Vicki Davis created this lesson to explain this simply. All of the videos she is creating are now on the Cool Cat Teacher TV YouTube channel. They have essential questions with them. She is happy for you to use them with your students.”

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Feedback by ransomtech, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License   by  ransomtech 

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PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems

Rhondda:

This great infographic from Mia MacMeekin offers some interesting ideas and insights on how to implement the principles of problem based learning in your classroom.

Originally posted on An Ethical Island:

Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

Problem Based Learning

Enjoy!

~Mia

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