Google Apps for Education is taking schools by storm. With its cloud-based suite of functional apps, teachers can start at the Learning Center to learn more about how to use the tools, join a community of Google-users, find training and even become certified as a Qualified Individual or Trainer themselves. If you’re looking for a starting point to utilize this tool for your own classroom, this is a good one to bookmark.
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Infographics are all the rage these days but as students and teachers are enthusiastically assembling them, here are a few things to keep in mind when sourcing the data used.
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With grateful thanks to the young man and his family who saved my father’s life this week, here is a collection of resources and lesson plans about organ donation. Starting with the Interactive Body, students can learn about the different types of transplantation. Teachers can find the lesson plans in the Educator Resources menu.
The URL: http://www.organtransplants.org/understanding/
Here’s a rather lengthy list. I haven’t used all of these and some I haven’t heard of but as students and teachers become better at creating content, this list of 50 animation tools will offer something for everyone.
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I’m not sure if I would have seen this or not as a child but I sure enjoyed it as an adult! Here’s a 15 minute clip of Jim Henson demonstrating puppetry techniques that are simple and entertaining. The article states that he made this just before joining Sesame Street but you can see some of his iconic design in this early work.
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My friend, Edna Dach, showed me this list of Step-by-Step handouts by CalStateLA. They include several popular software titles from Microsoft, Adobe and a few other conceptual areas. Some of them are a bit dated for the current versions but there is enough here to get the idea.
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