Monday, 3 October 2016

Digital Bytes - 3rd October, 2016

Resources for Teaching Empathy

After a great twitter chat with educators from around the world last week, Kristin Ziemke, author of Amplify, collated resources to help teachers teach empathy to students. The resources are on a Padlet
Hands-On Science Using Nature Works

Sustainable Forestry, Ecosystem Interactions and the role of Nature and Clean Water are just some of the wonderful resources available at the Nature Works Everywhere website. Read more in Erin Bittman’s great summary: Hands-On Science Using Nature Works.
Games For Change

This website has a great collection of games for students to play and learn about a variety of topics.

You can sort by category (such as environment, conflict, health etc) or by age range.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Friendly Friday Advice Comes Early This Week!

If you are already using Twitter, or if you are new to micro-blogging, here's a sneak-peak at how and why you could craft your very own course hashtag with students:

The reason your Friendly Friday Advice is coming to you on a Wednesday is because we'd like to invite you to lurk or participate in Georgina's #gpersuwcsea debate happening Thursday and Friday.  Contact a DLC to support you, or follow the hashtag and connect with @georginapecas on Twitter.

Read about Michelle Lampinen's approach to using Twitter as a 'real-time' discussion tool here.

The debate amongst students will be live Block 4 Thursday and Block 2 Friday.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Digital Bytes - 26th September, 2016

Video Notes
Video Notes is a fantastic tool for students to take notes on videos that are online.
This step by step guide takes you through how to get started with video notes. You can sign in with your Google account and your notes are automatically stored in your Google Drive.
QR Codes
You have probably heard of QR Codes and maybe even used them before.
Two of the best free QR code generators are QR Stuff with allow you to link to 25 different things and QR Code Monkey which allows you to put a customized image in your QR Code. There are many ways to use QR Codes in the classroom like linking to audio books or even connecting to a Google folder of student work so you can update the content.
Screentime - Quality vs. Quantity

It attempts to answer the question, “Is it really about the time students spend in front of a screen, or the quality of things they do in front of the screen.”

Thursday, 22 September 2016

More Friendly Friday Advice

If you haven't explored Google Photos, this brief overview might entice you to check it out.  As always, should you have more questions, please book a DLC to help you out. Have a great weekend!