Category Archives: Educational Resources

Common Core Lessons & Material for English & Humanities

Edistement!, a division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has released a series of Common Core Lesson plans for the 2014 school year. The resources are organized into categories of Literature & Language Arts, History & Social Studies, and … Continue reading

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5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars

This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. One of my favorite Google Apps resources is Google Calendar. If your school has enrolled inGoogle Apps for Education, it is part of the GAFE suite of tools. With a Google Calendar, … Continue reading

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Free Classroom Polling service via Web or App with Poll Everywhere

One of my favorite polling services, Poll Everywhere, has just issued a series of updates including iOS and Android Apps, integration with Flickr, and a new, faster system for registering students. Poll Everywhere offers free and paid services for quizzing … Continue reading

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Review: Google Slides for iPad is Now Available

Originally posted on Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology Consultant:
Today Google finally delivered on their promise to release an iOS version of Google Slides. It is free, available in the App Store right now, and joins Docs, Sheets and Drive as part…

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Have Students Make & Analyze Treaties via the National Archives

Docs Teach from the National Archives has a lot of great activities that incorporate primary sources and use great digital tools. A newly published activity helps students to analyze treaties through Treaty Making. Students will read and analyze the text of … Continue reading

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Why We Went Google Apps – SAIS 2014 Conference

This October I have the privilege of presenting at the SAIS 2014 Annual Conference. I will be speaking about my school’s journey implementing Google Apps for Education. I will be highlighting my article “Why We Went Google Apps” in Education Week. You can … Continue reading

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National Archives Making Thousands of Images Available via Wikimedia Commons

The National Archives has uploaded thousands of images to Wikimedia Commons, making them available free of charge to the general public.  “By uploading digital content there, we make it readily available for Wikipedia editors to embed in Wikipedia articles, making them far … Continue reading

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Google plans YouTube clean-up, ready for kid customers

Originally posted on Naked Security:
Google’s so keen on getting underage advertising targets children onto its services, it’s even mulling how to clean up the swamp that is YouTube. According to a report from The Information, the data-dealing big boy…

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Creative Commons and Cultural Heritage

Originally posted on Archaeology, Museums & Outreach:
I am very pleased to present a post and resource links on Creative Commons by my colleague Jason Baird Jackson.  More and more cultural heritage professionals and students are faced with questions about…

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Can you use this picture?

Originally posted on History Tech:
In the brave, new world of social media, mashups, and instant information, it becomes very easy to intentionally or unintentionally use the intellectual property of others inappropriately. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort…

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