Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Checking Ownership, Perspecs, YouTube Tip, PicLits, Prepare Students, RePost in Classroom, Google Sheets Reading Log, Add-Ons, Password Rant, Samsung Surfboard, Unsettling Photo Series

Did you know?
How to check ownership in Padlet, ThinkLink & Tackk - just a quick How-To for checking ownership, if using these tools with your students. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vYrSPfSNRzIL_LQr1HhHAbY_XwJJqqkZ4edXs8tXDxI/edit#heading=h.bbhgfe35y2r4

Three Sides to Every Story - Perspecs curates the top news stories and offers 3 different perspectives on each. Could be a great resource for Current Events and helping students see different angles and how they’re presented. Only available as a mobile app at the time of this post (iOS and Android). Thank you +Richard Byrne 

What if?
Here’s a nice YouTube tip from +Tony Vincent on embedding a YouTube video. “Do this to stop related video thumbnails from appearing at the end of your video...:”

PicLits - an easy web tool to use for a warm up, exit ticket or students who are finished early. Simply choose a picture, then drag and drop words to create a piclit. Students will need email to create their account and save or share their work. Thank you +Cool Cat Teacher  http://www.piclits.com/

Something to think about…
How do we prepare students for future jobs that don’t yet exist? +Matt Miller has 5 things teachers can do to start moving in the right direction...not buzzwords, but actual skills...and all of them are quite valuable right now! http://ditchthattextbook.com/2016/05/16/an-unknown-future-prepare-students-with-these-timeless-skills/ image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Triple_Crown/Standard_Winners

Reuse Assignments for Next Year in Google Classroom, but… a good article on how to mindfully avoid “recreating the wheel”, by +Alice Keeler  +Google for Education  http://alicekeeler.com/2016/05/16/google-classroom-grab-update-post-last-year/

Student Reading Log Template with Google Sheets - a nice tool from +Eric Curts +Google for Education

12 Excellent Add-ons for Google Docs - another nice post from +Eric Curts +Google for Education  http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/05/google-docs-addons.html

In Addition…
Password Rant - Thank you +Sarra Smith … sometimes you just have to laugh! https://youtu.be/jQ7DBG3ISRY


Surfboard with a Samsung Heart? Connecting surfers to the wind and wave conditions, as well as their coach, read here: http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/11526/samsung-introduces-a-smart-surfboard


In Anxious Anticipation: An Unsettling Photo Series Kinfolk magazine commissioned this apprehensive series of images. Produced by photographer Aaron Tilley and London-based set designer Kyle Bean. http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/11318/in-anxious-anticipation-an-unsettling-photo-series


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