links for 2010-11-08

  • Based on survey data and interview data collected over four academic years, this longitudinal study examined how a ubiquitous computing project evolved along with the changes in teachers, students, the human infrastructure, and technology infrastructure in the school. This study also investigated what conditions were necessary for successful ubiquitous computing and how these conditions changed at different stages of implementation. The results revealed that over the four academic years, this ubiquitous computing project had changed from a bold innovation to an integral component of everyday teaching and learning. Students' use of the technology gradually matured, focusing more on learning-related activities.
  • Project RED provides you a selection of articles summarizing successful implementations of technology-transformed schools.
  • Today you will find out first-hand why Apple’s new iPad is a must for all school administrators! Discover how the iPad impacts the classroom, evaluate the anytime, anywhere content development and see how useful it is to merge 60 pounds of textbooks or an entire library into a 1.5 pound device. Learn how to take advantage of all that this incredible device has to offer from downloading and managing apps to an exploration of the latest education apps to increase productivity as well as student learning.
    (tags: ipad)
  • Funded with a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program, Digital Docs in a Box was designed for teachers who, like us, find the digital documentary process in social studies rewarding but time consuming. Currently on the site are five digital documentary kits *. Within each kit, there are a collection of annotated documents, images and audio clips primarily from the Library of Congress—all resources are copyright free and easily downloadable. To orient both the teacher and students, we have also provided both an overview of the kit and an introduction to the collection. Our hope is that by providing this resource, we can assist teachers to efficiently and effectively engage their students in the documentary process.
  • Infographics can appear daunting to some with the sheer amount of data they present, but designed in the right manner and step by step, they can actually be one of the most fun things you will ever create. Today I am going to walk you through the anatomy of an infographic, its different levels and sub-levels and a 5-step process to ensure that your infographic is not only conceptually sound, but accurate and easily understood.
    (tags: infographic)
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  • is a free, on-line tool for publishing scoring guides. You can customize your own scoring guide, use a pre-made scoring guide, and edit an existing scoring guide. You can save the socring guide you create and edit it at any time.
  • Free online tool to schedule an event by allowing all participants to indicate what dates/times work for them.
    (tags: scheduling)
  • links to hundreds of online tools for assessment, quiz-making, test-creation, and much more
    (tags: quiz)
  • is a free on-line tool for publishing your own crossword puzzles
  • allows you to create and print your own BINGO cards with your choice of words, definitions, or even math problems. It makes 3×3 and 5×5 cards.
  • Explore the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center through hundreds of new features in ArtsConnectEd. Search over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources. Save and customize items in the redesigned Art Collector. Comment, tag and rate everything!
    (tags: finearts art)
  • news, lessons, on-line resources, K-12
  • site introduces students to symphonic music amd the orchestra and its instruments. "The Music Room" is a kids only page that is filled with information about composers and the instrument families, sheet music, color sheets, various games and activities, an animated seating chart for different musical periods, and a radio for listening to the audio selections. The Instrument Encyclopedia discuss es each of the instruments with a link to the sound that it makes. Additionally there are instructions for making your own instruments, list of twenty-three general music activities, and twenty-two activities students can do at home. K-12
    (tags: finearts music)
  • will show you a few different types of sculpture in the museum and encourage you to explore your own artistic expression by making a piece of art online.
    (tags: finearts art)
  • Draw the red dot around the black box to create a kaleidoscope.
    (tags: finearts art)
  • search for lyrics by artist or category
  • Hosted by the San Francisco Orchestra this web site introduces the language of music, the instruments of the orchestra, and visit the music lab to experiment with the sites and sounds of music.
    (tags: finearts music)
  • a series of interactive Flash modules that will teach students the fundamentals of jazz with plenty of auditory and visual reinforcement.
  • Glossary of Painting Styles; Although at first glance the homepage seems unimpressive – just a clickable list of 12 major styles from Baroque to Surrealism – the deeper pages will take your breath away. Following the Renaissance link brings up a page explaining that period, and clicking on its embedded links for Botticelli, Titian, or da Vinci brings up first thumbnails and then full-screen photos of some priceless paintings that would ordinarily require a visit to Florence's Uffizi Gallery or St. Petersburg's Hermitage.
    (tags: finearts art)
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