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Googling Creative Commons

Googling Creative Commons

Educators and students are always looking for images and media to be integrated into a variety of classroom projects.  Some of those projects may be book reports, digital storytelling projects, or podcasts. To some of us, relying on Flickr for images licensed under Creative Commons is our second stop after searching DE Streaming images.  Creative

Interactive Human Body

In this time of education initiatives including 1:1 and Interactive Whiteboards, Google has taken another step towards solidifying their role as an education resource. Prior to Christmas break, one of the hot topics on Twitter was Google Lab’s Body Browser.  I found the conversations very interesting  and I decided to investigate the new Google Lab’s

Google Science Fair

I received this email from NASA-AMES today and I had to pass it along.  What an opportunity! Get your students together and get ready to jump on this STEM activity! “On the 11 January 2011, Google is launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO

Google Docs for the Classroom and Much More!

For many years now, I have been an avid user of as much Google as possible. Google Maps, Images, Gmail, Places, Docs…I think I’ve tried just about everything. I recently gave a presentation to my school staff about using Google Docs in the classroom, and I shared the following links with them: Google for educators

20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web

20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web is a online “book” from Google that describes 20 different things about the internet, web browsers, and online applications. The book is well written, easy to understand, and nicely designed. Some of the “things” are: the internet, cloud computing, web apps, html/javascript/css, HTML5, 3D in the

Google Collaborative Tools

Do you use or have you tried Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets, or presentations), Sites, Gmail, or Calendar? Many educators have found that the best things about using Google Docs, Sites, or Calendar with their students or colleagues are the ability to collaborate and to work from any computer. Teachers are using Google’s offerings for

Geekybird sighting at The Bird House

Take a look at this blog maintained by Matt Monjan.   If you’re ever looking for DE info previously posted,  ideas for integrating DE in the classroom, or differentiating instruction, you’ll find it here ( power points, videos, lists, suggestions).  Matt is also a big fan of Digital Storytelling, which is greatly enhanced with DE

Another Crazy Week – Google Voice

Recently, It seem that every time it is my week to contribute to this blog something crazy happens.  The first time it was our email server going down.  This time it was our phone system. On Monday, my office started the transition to a hosted VOIP phone system.  We were expecting the phones to be

Teaching the Civil War with DE streaming

How do Wisconsin educators use DE Streaming when teaching the Civil War?  Jennifer Dorman (Pennsylvania DEN) has set up  a Google Form (below) to get your input.  When completed, Jennifer will compile and post the results.  Even if you don’t teach the Civil War, but have ideas for how it could be done, make sure to include your

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