Group Link Post 11/28/2011
Traveler IQ Challenge
A fun game where players must click on a city or place on a world map to score points.
QuickGrade | The easiest FREE grade calculator for teachers!
Put away your EZ-graders, teachers, QuickGrade is the easiest grade calculator around! Use this tool to make grading stacks of tests a snap. Made with love and totally free to use!
Cool mod: iPhone as digital microscope | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Slimber – Drawing & Painting Online
A simple online drawing tool with just the essential tools. Great for younger learners. Download the end product to your computer.
HTwins.net – The Scale of the Universe
Free Technology for Teachers: Embed Plus – Clip & Annotate YouTube Videos
BoomWriter – Home
Boom Writer blends creative writing and social media technology to provide a competitive writing platform that is integrated into the national education curriculum. The goal is to give schools a platform for a more engaging creative writing process, give teachers a tool that focuses their students on creative writing techniques and all the students have fun in the process. With a slick and easy to use interface, Boom Writer is a worth while tool for writing in the classroom.
Check Grammar, spelling and citation quickly and easily with Grammarly – StumbleUpon
Proof reader and plagiarism checker
Open Course Library
Thanksgiving Interactive: You are the Historian | Plymoth Plantation
“What really happened at the First Thanksgiving?
Become a history detective and find out!
In this fun, award-winning activity, kids take on the role of “history detectives” to investigate what really happened at the famous 1621 celebration. (Hint: It was a lot more than just a feast!) Along the way, they’ll read a letter written by an eyewitness to the event, learn about Wampanoag traditions of giving thanks, and visit Pilgrim Mary Allerton’s home. As a final activity, kids can design and print their own Thanksgiving exhibit panel.”
Area/Perimeter Whiteboard Resource
A beautifully made area/perimeter whiteboard resource. Move the corners around to change the numbers.
Mentoring Your Students in Social Media or Vice Versa | Getting Smart
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Handy guide to search and research.
The Two Faces of Anxiety – TIME
Social networking sites and our lives | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way? The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project decided to examine social networking sites in a survey that explored people’s overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement.
The findings presented here paint a rich and complex picture of the role that digital technology plays in people’s social worlds. Wherever possible, we seek to disentangle whether people’s varying social behaviors and attitudes are related to the different ways they use social networking sites, or to other relevant demographic characteristics, such as age, gender and social class.
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