If you have ever watched as a student prints off a ream of paper after pushing print on a website they've found, you need to try Print What You Like. Print What You Like is a simple web tool that lets users select just a portion of a website. This is particularly useful for printing articles from websites or blogs that do not have a "printer friendly" option. Print What You Like is not simply a cropping tool, users can also remove images from the background or foreground of a website before printing.Applications for EducationPrint What You Like has the potential to save schools a lot of money on paper and printer ink. Teach students to use Print What You Like before printing content from a website. … [Read more...] about Save Paper, Print What You Like
In this newest podcast episode I share a tip I learned a while back for determining the level of Internet access your students really have outside of school. I also share an idea I've about using Facebook or Myspace in education. Does Facebook or Myspace have a place in education? Listen to this short podcast and share your thoughts in the comments.As always, you can listen to the podcast using the player embedded below or use the widget embedded in the right column of the blog. Powered by Podbean.com … [Read more...] about Facebook: Does It Have a Place in Education?
Snag Films, the free service that lets you watch full length documentaries and share them on your own blog or wiki, is providing seven free films about the events of September 11, 2001. All week long these films can be watched in their entirety without commercial interruption.As I mentioned in my first review of Snag Films, Snag Films solves two problems for me. First, I can watch high quality documentaries without having to shell out any money for them. Second, by embedding a film's feed into my class blog if a student is absent the day I show a film, that student can watch the film without having to stay after school with me or going to the library to watch the film. … [Read more...] about A Remembrance in Film, Presented by Snag Films
Jim Burke at Learning in Maine posted a great list of resources for teaching ethical business decision making. If you're a business education teacher, this list could be quite valuable for you.Jim's list got me thinking and searching for some resources about Internet ethics for students. I found three resources that I liked. Zippy Scenarios for Internet Ethics presents 36 hypothetical situations that teachers can use to start conversations with students about Internet ethics. Cyber Ethics for Students and Youth provides teachers with a glossary of terms and lesson ideas for teaching Internet ethics. Students and parents will also find useful information about Internet ethics and Internet safety. Finally, Brannon Carter created a good slide show presentation about copyright and Internet ethics. You can view the slide show below or view it on WizIq. … [Read more...] about Everyone Else Does It… Lessons in Internet Ethics
Creating lesson plans that make students apply academic knowledge to real-world situations can be difficult. Fortunately, for today's teachers there are websites like The Chem Collective that provide great ideas and resources for applying academic knowledge to real-life scenarios. The Chem Collective is a project designed by the Chemistry department at Carnegie Mellon University.Applications for EducationThe Chem Collective is designed for teachers and students at the high school and college level. The instructor page provides teachers with seven interactive activities requiring students to apply academic knowledge to a real-world scenario like detecting arsenic in drinking water. Teachers will also find on the instructor page tests, course modules, simulations, and virtual lab problems. The pages designed for students contain interactive tutorials, online simulations, and practice tests. … [Read more...] about Applying Chemistry Concepts to Real-World Scenarios