Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus Suite has added some great new…

Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus Suite has added some great new features. All free but if you register you get some added features.

New and improved tools!

  • Multiple Choice Quiz maker 
  • Take quizzes online! 
  • Increased word limit! Registered users can use up to 25 words in their quizzes.
  • New “My Activities” page!.
  • New support for easy sharing!

The Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus Suite now includes

  • antonyms
  • real audio pronunciations
  • new images and animations
  • thousands of new example sentences
  • a new entry presentation, and more.

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vividtimes: February 14 is what most of you celebrate as…

vividtimes:

February 14 is what most of you celebrate as Valentine’s Day, but Google commemorates two different events on this day – Valentine’s Day and George Ferris’ birth anniversary – with a doodle. Celebrating the day of love and the 154th anniversary of George Ferris, the man behind the original Ferris wheel, Google has posted an interactive doodle on its homepage. (via Google Doodle Celebrate Valentine’s Day With George Ferris Wheel | VividTimes)

Blind Date with a Book! Very clever…

Blind Date with a Book! Very clever idea.

sabrinagrimm:

slothturtle:

teachingliteracy:

alethiosaur:

Inspired by Worthington Libraries: Blind Date with a Book!

We started with ~40 books. Two hours later, all but four had found homes with library patrons (sorry, Flush, Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Persepolis, and The ThingsThey Carried, they don’t know what they’re missing).

Now, to send forth a new fleet of exciting books into student arms. Whew!

THAT IS AWESOME I WANNA DO IT

#i see you golden compass

Awesome Idea!

Pop Art Portraits (lessons and templates) This lesson  from…

Pop Art Portraits (lessons and templates)

This lesson  from “ArtyFactory”  website offers many templates of iconic figures to create pop art portraits.  I’ve used these many times and kids really enjoy these lessons. Templates are helpful for many students.

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A sample of the templates and examples.  Also included:  Martin Luther King, Diana Ross, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Barrack Obama, Dr. Spock, Muhammad Ali and many more.  I’m Looking forward to seeing how this lesson works out.

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Awesome  Artists (superb resources)

Make Your Own Printable Word Art

Art Babble

How Is Math Beautiful? Exploring by Creating

See on Scoop.itEducation Matters – (tech and non-tech)

In this lesson, students read about the new Museum of Mathematics and its mission to convey the beauty of mathematics through fun and engaging exhibits.

KB…Konnected’s insight:

Includes some great ideas to implement this lesson. Neat!

See on learning.blogs.nytimes.com
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8 Videos that Prove Math is Awesome
http://mashable.com/2013/02/19/8-cool-applications-math/

An Advocacy Tool

I really want principals and administrators to see this. Some teachers and even librarians need it too–as a reminder or as inspiration. It would be awesome if SCASL could make one of these too.

Wow! Science Friday is a very cool site that features fantastic…

Wow! Science Friday is a very cool site that features fantastic podcasts and videos.

#edtech #scichat

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show on NPR radio in America.

Teachers…Not only does Science Friday provide excellent videos and podcasts but it also has lesson plans to go along with many of them.

Search for  topics on left of screen. Great navigation set- up.

This site is awesome!

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Bill Nye’s Science Videos

The Naked Scientists: Kitchen Science Videos

✔this out! Want to use special characters but don’t know…

✔this out! Want to use special characters but don’t know how?

Then ✔ out Tammy Worcester’s Tech Tip 99 on how to do it fast and easy.

#edtech #elemchat #spedchat #keyboard

No need to remember key combinations any more.

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Learning How to Comment for Kids

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy

See on Scoop.itKB…Konnected’s Kaleidoscope of Wonderful Websites!

Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I’ve posted a couple of articles about Pinterest befo…

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Great Bloom! Meaningful ways to use Pinterest with students.

I love Pinterest!

Want to follow me? I hope you do. 🙂

http://pinterest.com/kbkonnected/

See on teachbytes.com

occupyedu: My students do not work alone. My students grade…

occupyedu:

My students do not work alone.

My students grade each other and decide their criteria for success

My students create for the public

My students build together, each according to their talents and passions.

OccupyEd!

Mucho Posters de Education!! (A whole lotta posters for you to use!)

Mucho Posters de Education!! (A whole lotta posters for you to use!):

holtthink:

How about a whole bunch of education-related posters? Check out this site! It is a goldmine! Download them and print them out! 

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New KB…Konnected Facebook Page #edtech #facebook Some…

New KB…Konnected Facebook Page

#edtech #facebook

Some times I just don’t have the time to write a full post on a cool tool or resource for teachers but I still want to share what I found. Sooooo…I have taken the Facebook plunge (better late than never) and created a KB…Konnected page where I can share extra resources. I’m just getting started but I hope you stop by and give me a “like”. Any tips or suggestions would also be appreciated. 🙂

The Why? Files: The Science Behind the News #scichat…

The Why? Files: The Science Behind the News

#scichat  #sschat

“The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.” University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new story is added each week.

Excellent resource that also includes:

  1. Classroom Activity Pages
  2. The Weather Guys
  3. Virtual Science (interactives)
  4. Archives

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A Computer List of the greatest Education Hashtags [#Infographic]

See on Scoop.itEducation Matters – (tech and non-tech)

Make use of this infographic that will help you find conversations and make followers on Twitter.

See on edtechmagazine.com

Great Source iwrite – Free writing resources for teachers,…

Great Source iwrite – Free writing resources for teachers, students and parents. (gr. 5-12)

#literacy #writing

For Educators — Quick access to powerful writing lessons and assessments 
For Students — Step-by-step support for completing writing assignments
For Parents — Tips for helping your child become a better writer, thinker, and learner

Includes step-by-step tutorials, graphic organizers, templates as well as links to sites where student work can be published.
Nice resource!

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Learning Another Language Makes Your Brain Grow Bigger — Literally | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Learning Another Language Makes Your Brain Grow Bigger — Literally | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

A Must-See Anti-Bullying Poster Perfect For Classrooms

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This anti-bullying poster is absolutely perfect for posting on your classroom website or on your bulletin board. We at Edudemic love it.

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“As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S….”

“As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies. Within the last two weeks, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have chronicled breaches of their systems, and Apple and Mozilla have turned off Java by default in their browsers. This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users.”

Twitter Blog: Keeping our users secure

I got a Twitter password reset email, and a whole bunch of people replied the same. Twitter says the attack was quite sophisticated and believes that more companies beyond the New York Times and Wall Street Journal were hit. This is getting even bigger.

(via chartier)

Twitter Shortcuts Infographic

Via @flipped_class #twitterTwitter Cheat Sheet by mycleveragency
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