Ditch That Textbook: Choice stories in Google Slides: How to + ideas for class. “Choice stories let students make choices and decisions. Plus, they show what they know by creating!”
Jisc: One million pages on the history of science freely available for researchers, students and teachers. “Jisc and global publisher Wiley are poised to digitise a one-million-page collection on the history of science. The collection will largely comprise content from the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), now the British Science Association (BSA). UK universities will also be able to put their collections forward for inclusion in this digital archive provided the content complements the BAAS archive and meets practical and logistic considerations.”
Royal Society of Chemistry: Lesson planning just got a whole lot easier. “We’ve launched our new education website that brings together all our support for chemistry teaching in one place. With just one simple and free registration, our users can now access Education in Chemistry articles, all of the teaching resources previously available from Learn Chemistry, the Chemistry Olympiad, Spectroscopy in a Suitcase, professional development and more.”
Women Love Tech: Anzac Correspondent Lets You Learn About History With The Use Of AR. “With the use of augmented reality, Anzac Correspondent transforms your smartphone or tablet into a vintage 1918 camera that you scan the room with to snap pictures of people, animals, and events of interest from The First World War to relay back home. The app is in fact an expansion on the photos and stories that can be found in Queensland Museum’s Anzac Legacy Gallery, but in a way that is more engaging and dynamic; especially for the younger audience.”
PR Newswire: Macmillan Learning Launches a Search Engine Designed for Supplemental OER (PRESS RELEASE). “Macmillan Learning announced the availability of Intellus Search, a new search engine designed to make it simpler for instructors to discover free and relevant supplemental materials. While nearly three quarters of professors require textbooks for their courses, a recent study from the Babson Group found many also require supplemental materials like articles/case studies (47%) and videos (28%). Intellus Search offers hundreds of educator-selected OER (Open Educational Resources) per course.”
Shake Up Learning: 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029. “In this blog post and podcast episode, you will learn insider Google Classroom tips that most teachers don’t know, as well as, a closer look at important Google Classroom updates to help you make the most of this robust tool!” You can get a lot from the blog post — you don’t have to listen to the podcast.
Missouri School of Journalism: Missouri School of Journalism Launches Online Learning Tool to Help Teach Journalism, Strategic Communication to Junior High, High School Students. “The Missouri School of Journalism has launched a free, 25-module online learning tool for middle school and high school teachers who want to teach or revamp their journalism or strategic communication lessons.”