Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Places & Ways to Find Copyright-friendly Images

August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

Though I have an RSS feed of Free Tech for Teachers’ posts at the bottom of the page, I thought this post was definitely worth a re-post. I think that a lot of people forget that they can’t just find an image wherever they want, and use it in a presentation, on their blog, website, etc. Here’s a list of seven places to find images that you CAN use:


Critical thinking In the classroom

August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

I have not had time to read through this "book" by Microsoft about critical thinking, but I thought it may be worth a look-see. It is not very long, and, from the brief skim I gave it after downloading it a few minutes ago, has a bunch of references for further reading.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Attention future math teachers!

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

If you can’t make the Elluminate session tonight, you can view a recording of the webinar later! I’ll hopefully have time to check it out tomorrow.

In case you haven’t seen anything by Dan Meyer, he has some excellent ideas of how to make learning more interesting and engaging. Watch a video of a talk he gave at TED here.

Thanks to Free Tech for Teachers for posting this as a link!

The 44 Phonemes Following is a list of the 44 phonemes along with …

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Thanks to the blog Not Just Cute for the recent blog post, including a link to this resource:–phonemes-along-with-

Inaugural essay

August 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

I am experimenting with using HootCourse for the CL. I think it would be a very useful way to communicate with TEP students, faculty and staff about goings-on in our little slice of libraryland.

To post to the CL HootCourse via Twitter, use the hashtag #SAUCurriculumLib. If you use, via your Facebook or Twitter account, the hashtag will automatically be filled in for you. HootCourse gives you the option of posting the content entered at to either Facebook or Twitter (depending on which you’ve used for a login).

Obviously, HootCourse also lets you post “essays,” by connecting to your blog. Several blogging platforms are supported, including WordPress.

Go to this address to sign up for the CL course.

Let me know what you think!

Swift Kick Central: Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling in Graduation Speech

August 11, 2010 § Leave a comment


    • We have no choices in life when money is our motivational force. Our motivational force ought to be passion, but this is lost from the moment we step into a system that trains us, rather than inspires us. 

    • You still have the opportunity to stand up, ask questions, be critical, and create your own perspective. Demand a setting that will provide you with intellectual capabilities that allow you to expand your mind instead of directing it. Demand that you be interested in class. Demand that the excuse, "You have to learn this for the test" is not good enough for you.

    • Education is an excellent tool, if used properly, but focus more on learning rather than getting good grades

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TechSoup webinar: 10 Social Media Tips and Secrets

August 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is a very interesting look at how to maximize return on investment with social networking sites.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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