1. Search for a topic using Google.
2. Click on ‘More Search Tools’
3. Click on ‘Reading Level’
4. Click on the reading level that best fits.
Our Promethean resources have been updated with some interesting resource packs.
Tim and Moby icons. KWL charts, sounds
Classroom Management Activities
activity timers, pulling names from a hat, more
You will also see more icons an graphics to help build your flipcharts: These include: graphic organizers, Technology Icons, Science ClipArt, Bullets and Arrows,
number of files has been doubled
If you discover a resource pack at Promethean Planet that you feel would benefit all ISM teachers, please let you respective IT integrator know.
To access the resources..
0 First choose view>browsers.
By choosing the following, you gain access to…
1 Resource browser. From here you have access to resources.
2 My Resources This is where you would save resources particular to your class that you choose not to share with other teachers.
3 Shared Resources. These resources are open for all teachers to see. (This is the active window that the screenshot shows.)
4 Library. Here you find, sounds, templates, backgrounds, etc.
5 Where you to share your creations This is where you will share created materials with fellow teachers. You are able to save to these folders. This should become the most valuable resource the contents are tailored for ISM students.
6 Subjects. A wide range of tools can be found here.
7 Training. All materials use in the recent professional development can be found here.
This section also includes to-the-point how-to’s on how to use particular tools.
“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.
Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all types of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author’s daily life and thoughts.
Here’s a quick video to help explain things visually: Intro to Blogging
Generally speaking (although there are exceptions), blogs tend to have a few things in common:
Some helpful articles:
The following information is here to get you started, and serves only as a brief reference. If you’d like to participate in training sessions with Brandon, please sign up in the faculty tower.
Publish: your blog post is now live for all the world to view.
Draft: periodically the blog post is saved automatically, but if you are not yet finished writing the post and wish to save it for later, use draft.
Preview: click to view the post as it will be seen publicly, but without it actually being live on the web.
In WordPress, you can write either posts or pages. When you’re writing a regular blog entry, you write a post. Posts automatically appear in reverse chronological order on your blog’s home page. Pages, on the other hand, are for content such as “About Me,” “Contact Me,” etc. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often used to present information about yourself or your site that is somehow timeless — information that is always applicable. You can use Pages to organize and manage any amount of content.
What Pages Are:
What Pages are Not:
To wrap things up, I hope this post will help serve as a brief introduction to the world of WordPress, but please feel free to drop by the workshop sessions I’ll be running for more hands-on training. We may be offering a follow up session for more in-depth training and delving into the possibilities that WP may provide. Please feel free to also contact me via email at any time for quick questions. I’m here to help!
Newspaper Map is a free application that allows anyone the chance to read many newspapers from around the world, translated into other languages. It’s not perfect, but it’s worth a try! Click here to see Newspaper Map in action.
Looking for ideas on how to use Prezi as an engaging resource for students? Check out Mr. Highland’s most recent Prezi on Heat Transfer. You’ll find that is layout is organized and easy to follow.
Check out some other Prezi creations from Mr. Highland here: Transformations and Systems.
You can find even more by seeing the links while viewing one of his presentations.
Tired of jumping between documents to Copy and Paste various bits and pieces of information and text?
Microsoft’s Spike is the answer. The Spike is a little known clipboard feature of Microsoft Word. You are able to selext two or move items ( text, words, paragraphs, graphics) from various locations in a document or different documents, and then insert the items as a group in a new location or document. They are pasted in the order in which they were selected.
To move items to and from the” Spike”:
Ctrl-F3(in Windows) or
Command-F3(on a Mac).
Ctrl-Shift-F3(in Windows) or
Command-Shift-F3(on a Mac).
The one drawback is that when you select the text it “cuts” rather than copy. Be careful not to save the original document with the missing text unless you intend to.
Do you email yourself documents so you can work on them at home? Are you always transferring documents from your school account onto a USB so you can work on them at home? Do you find logging into the portal to access your school documents from home to be tedious? Are you running out of space in your school ‘My Documents’?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then Dropbox is the solution for you!