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18 Apr 14

While the AASL calls them “websites,” most of the items on this list can be thought of as web–based tools or Web 2.0 sites. A Web 2.0 site offers a tool or application, content generated by users, or collaborative features rather than content provided only by the site's owner. Read through the descriptions of tools and think about which ones might work well in your classroom.

18 Apr 14

Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance students' academic fluency.

18 Apr 14

Sometimes you stumble across something that really makes you say "wow" and reminds you that there's so much more to this internet thing than just the latest web app. Case in point is this article describing some of the visual resources available on the web. The deep web. These images won't show up in search engines' image searches or on Flickr…

18 Apr 14

If you are frequently sharing images online it’s essential to have a list of go-to websites where you can quickly and effectively find free images. Here's my 16 best!

18 Apr 14

Images are a great way for teachers to spice up a lesson and engage visual learners. However, there is a lot of uncertainty around the vast amounts of information available via the Web. To be sure images are being used effectively for teaching, the ideas of relevancy, authority and copyright should always be considered.

18 Apr 14

Focusing on an art-based literacy program for struggling male writers, this article explores how Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) can help students reach the standards as set by the Common Core.

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