Rockefeller University: New online resource brings science outreach to a broader audience. “After years of running on-campus workshops for New York City’s educational communities, the RockEDU Science Outreach team has accrued a rich portfolio of science education materials. With the launch of a new website, RockEDU Online, these resources are now available for learners, educators, and scientists everywhere.”
MakeUseOf: The 7 Best History Apps That Make Learning History Exciting. “Thanks to interactive learning methods, smartphones can turn even the dullest subjects into enjoyable and informative experiences. History is typically a course that doesn’t attract excitement from many. But with the right apps, you can overcome its monotonous image and maybe even have some fun. Here are seven apps for people mulling to learn more about history.” That’s a rather gloomy assessment of history as a subject!
Google Blog: Stay organized in 2019 with new features in Classroom. “A new calendar year brings an opportunity for a fresh start. One resolution we often hear instructors make is that they hope to keep their classrooms (both physical and virtual!) organized and clean. While we can’t help with those lockers and backpacks, we can help teachers online. So to start the year off on the right foot, we’re introducing updates to help you stay organized and revealing a fresh new look for the Classroom you know and love.”
Mashable: 4 free sites for creating your own comics. “In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren’t all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one.”
Learning in Hand: Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings. “Every year Matt Miller hosts Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit, a free online learning experience. This year I chatted with Matt about learning activities that teachers can make with Google Drawings, and it was published as a video for the summit. Lots of educators tweeted the things they learned. Some even posted graphics and sketchnotes. I collected many of the tweets in the embedded wakelet below.”
Larry Ferlazzo: All The “Best” Lists Posted In 2018. “This post contains all the ‘Best’ lists I’ve posted this year. You can see all 2,000 of them here – categorized!”
From the terrific Larry Ferlazzo: There Are Now Two-thousand (Yes, 2,000) “Best” Lists!. “The publication earlier today of my most recent ‘Best’ list brings their total to an important number – two-thousand of them!”