Larry Ferlazzo: National Geographic’s “Open Explorer” Lets Anyone Create Their Own Expedition. “National Geographic has just unveiled Open Explorer. They call it a ‘digital field journal’ where anyone can document their exploration of anything (they use ‘your backyard’ as one simple example), as well as follow the explorations of others (many are much more involved than a backyard).”
Teacher Reboot Camp: 34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!. “Students can get restless about this time of year. Summer vacation is near and so is April Fool’s Day and Easter. Many students also are testing or gearing up for graduation and this can be a stressful time for both teachers and students. Humor can help you and students avoid burn-out. Humor also engages students and keeps their minds open to the learning when implemented appropriately! Below are some free web tools, apps, and resources to add some humor to lessons.” Have to do a silliness roundup every now and again.
ALA District Dispatch: Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students. “We are excited to offer our next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective. Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.” The Webinar takes place March 1 and is free, but is limited to 100 people.
Phys .org: Fake news ‘vaccine’: Online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics . “A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation—potentially ‘inoculating’ them against the influence of so-called fake news in the process.”
New to me and recently updated. University of Maryland Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly. “A free, publically accessible site where Employee Assistance (EA) professionals can post original works, historical documents and other related papers or multi-media, has grown to more than 1,500 articles since the archive was created five years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.”
Larry Ferlazzo: Just Revised & Updated “Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations”. “I just completely revised and updated Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations. Let me know if I’m missing any. I’m beginning my annual review of many Web 2.0 – related ‘Best’ lists. Yesterday, I revised The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.” I can’t include all Larry’s lists here because I wouldn’t have room for anything else. But I encourage you to explore his site if you haven’t.
Learning in Hand: Google Classroom Tips . “As I teach classes with Google Classroom, I’m discovering tricks and inventing workarounds to make it work better for my students and me. I’m sharing several tips below. I’ll continue to add more as I create visuals for things that are handy to know about Google Classroom.”