Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lit Trips, Historic Media Files, Sketchnotes, Timelines, Hyperdocs for Novels, Special Needs Treasures, Google Earth Timelapse, Slides Video Qs, Lions, Life Skills, Smartphone to TV, Save Money Fast, #EdTech

Did you know?
Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth
What is a Lit Trip? “a Lit Trip plots locations from a novel on Google Earth to create a 3D geographic tour of the story. At each location, the Lit Trip can also include annotations, web links, images, videos, activities, and more, all related to that part of the story.” This post from +Eric Curts tells you how to find and use Lit Trips … step-by-step! For a video tutorial click here For the google Lit Trip website click here.

The Public Domain Project Has Thousands of Historic Media Files
Free public domain media to download from @Pond5. They have 4 categories: Footage, Audio, Images and 3D Models. Users will need to create an account to be able to download files. Thank you +Tony Vincent Note: There is sensitive content on this website, however, the auto default search excludes it. A box would need to be checked to allow it in.

What if?
Sketchnoting...Add to Your Students’ Toolbox
As the semester is winding down, there is sometimes space available to introduce students to new tools or practices that will help them in the future...Sketchnoting may be one of those you can introduce and practice between the end of testing/projects and the end of the year. This can be used in any class where notes are taken...not just for Art Teachers! Check out “Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How To Get Started Teaching Sketchnotingfrom  @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis
What is Sketchnoting?
“Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning... Don’t get overwhelmed, just get started.” - Vicki Davis
Upcoming Webinar, “Sketchnoting For Educators With Sylvia Duckworth” on Mon., May 15th @ 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific, sign up here. Thank you +EdTechTeam 

Something to think about…
Deeper Thinking With Timeline Projects
This short article by +Matt Miller has 5 ideas on taking timelines to a new level and with a new spin for more depth of knowledge.

Hey ELA! ...A Padlet Wall Full of Digital Interactive Activities for Novels
This link will take you to a Padlet Wall full of 20+ Hyperdocs created by other teachers for specific novels. The Cricket in Times Square, The Great Gatsby, Hatchet, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, The Chocolate Touch, The BFG, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pax & more! Provided by Heather Marshall
What is a hyperdoc?
“HyperDoc is a term used to describe a Google Doc that contains an innovative lesson(s) for students.”  - Google Teacher Academy

EdTech Special Needs Treasure Chest
A 10-minute podcast from +Cool Cat Teacher covering speech recognition, helping students guide their eyes, accessibility tools, a full edtech treasure chest for special needs students and more! At the bottom of that post is another podcast you can listen to, “Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs“.

Common Google Slides Video Questions
Quick answers from Lance Yoder.

Google Earth Engine - Timelapse
“Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016.”  Search, pan or zoom around 25 different global locations listed across the bottom or do a search for a different one. Thank you +ShakeUpLearning https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/

In Addition…
“When the lion slows down and moves off to the side of the road, it's because he wants you to drive past him, not to keep hanging around and bothering him.” from +Digg


30+ Life Skills That Aren't Taught in School but Largely Affect Our Lives
Check out this post, full of resources, from Eloise Best via +Lifehack Categories include:
Ways To Excel In Learning
Ways To Be Better At Communication
Ways To Raise Your Mental Toughness
Ways To Stay Healthy
Ways To Make The Best Use Of Time
Ways To Have Happy Relationships
Ways To Work Towards A Goal Effectively
Ways To Have A Satisfying Career


How To Throw Video To Your Television From Your Smartphone
In this post, Carley Knobloch has 2 options using Apple TV and 2 options for Android users. Image: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4032/4657041267_c5a3f7af44_b.jpg


The Smart Ways to Save Money Fast (Even If You're a Big Spender)
Great ideas that make good cents! from Nemanja Manojlovic via +Lifehack image: https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8775/16687018984_08d15131da_b.jpg


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