If you are looking for a new technology tool to add to your arsenal, then look no further. The Thinglink Summer Teacher Challenge for 2015 officially kicks off the week of June 28th. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn … Continue reading
There are 2 types of teachers in this world. The vast majority uses the summer months to spend time with family and de-stress from their hectic schedules during the school year. I belong to the other group…those that go nuts … Continue reading
What is Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons?
Read the following blog post about Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons, written by Ronnie Burt: The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
How do I cite a book or website?
Here is an example of an MLA citation format for a website using EasyBib:
Burt, Ronnie. “The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons.” The Edublogger. Edublogs, 09 Feb. 2012. Web. 04 May 2015. <http://www.theedublogger.com/2012/02/09/the-educators-guide-to-copyright-fair-use-and-creative-commons/>.
How to cite a website using EasyBib:
How do I cite an image I found on the Internet?
First, you must search for the image’s Creative Commons attributes. There are many image libraries that will search for only those images that have permission to use and modify:
- images.google.com – Click on “advanced image search” and then select for the “Usage Rights” dropdown, ALWAYS confirm that the images you find are actually licensed as you selected.
- search.creativecommons.org – Allows you to search google and flickr for creative commons images, and several other search providers for non-image based content (try attaching “image of” or “stock photo” to your search terms.
- pics4learning.com – A safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, and more.
- commons.wikimedia.org – More than 10 million categorized, photos, illustrations, footage, sound bites etc.
- http://pixabay.com/ – Free high quality images you can use anywhere.
- photosforclass.com – All downloaded images are stamped with citations at the bottom of the image.
Here is an example of an MLA image citation created using EasyBib:
“The Asiatic Lion” by Shanthanu Bhardwaj – The Asiatic Lion. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Asiatic_Lion.jpg#/media/File:The_Asiatic_Lion.jpg
How to cite an image using EasyBib
Can I embed video on my website or blog?
You are free to embed any video found on YouTube, Vimeo, SchoolTube, Watch Know Learn, etc. as long as it gives you an embed code. You can’t, however, with sites like Discovery Education since that contains paid content and requires login credentials.
How to embed a video from YouTube
The easiest way to cite a digital source is EasyBib. You will need to create an account, otherwise your citation will disappear in 3 days. There is also an easy to use Chrome extension already installed in your Chrome browser (if logged in with NEISD Google credentials).
End of the Year Tech Ideas View more lists from Laura Turner Moore
NEISD Instructional Technology Specialist Kelly Miksch and Vineyard Ranch Librarian Lisa Barnes worked together to create an amazing collaborative SMART Amp lesson for their 4th grade students. This lesson had many interactive components and utilized several different devices and tools. The curriculum was a … Continue reading
It’s poetry month! To celebrate this annual event, Sara Romine, librarian at Woodstone Elementary, is facilitating a Skype session between 4th graders from San Antonio, TX and 2nd graders from South Burlington, VT. She found them via Twitter and the Poem in Your Pocket … Continue reading
One thing I’ve learned about younger students is that multitasking is a skill learned over time. Actually, I’ve learned the hard way. There have been many a day when I felt like pulling my hair out simply because we have … Continue reading
Self-paced projects facilitated by Thinglink: This is a collection of 5th grade research projects. The teacher gathers all the resources and directions in one place so that the student can complete tasks at their own pace.
Symbaloo Webmixes: Ton of ideas here…
App Smashes and Flows: This is a differentiated professional development class for teachers. There are task cards for both app smash and app flow activities. I also like the idea of providing differentiated activities for each center. Here is my Listly list that includes task cards and resources for iPad Apptivities.
Using Thinglink for differentiated centers: This is an example created by Susan Oxnevad. I love the color-coded reading levels.
Using Hstry for cross-curricular projects: Similar idea as the Thinglink one above, just different format.
Last February, I wrote a post about active vs. passive video viewing resources. I asked all of you in Education Land to let me know if you have a good digital tool you have used with students for a more … Continue reading