I’m reminded that creating can be the most effective kind of learning. lnstead of just analyzing media, students can use those techniques to influence audiences themselves. ~Jeremy Bond @JeremyDBond
This week in our PBSTeacherLine course, Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits, we are reading about, thinking about, and digitally posting about electronic books. We’re firing up our Kindles- it promises to be a page-turner!
After exploring the pros and cons of electronic books you will learn where and how to find free eBooks, identify the skills your students need to be able to use them, and explore a wealth of resources that help you integrate them into the classroom. Here are a couple of link edits to note:
We’ve all experienced the thrill of engaging students in a digital storytelling project, guiding them to include content and deep analysis… only to have the excitement stall during the visual image search phase. Image searches may face pitfalls such as unsafe image returns, lack of citation information, failure to adhere to copyright, and inability to download or link to the image.
It’s a bummer to lose the momentum.
Photos For Class–https://www.photosforclass.com/ provides a safe search, collection, and citation of images. Educators, students, and staff can use Photos For Class for:
Photos may be downloaded and saved or accessed via link. Photos may also be shared among 12 social media sites.
I tried several search terms and found Photos For Class to return robust results for not only digital storytelling projects but also for hyperdocs, illustrated journals, website icons, social media posts, and blog posts. Halloween is usually a minefield of both savory and unsavory images but the image below was harvested from the Photos For Class site. Attribution for use in citations appears as a caption in a black border at the bottom of the photo.
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