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Challenge 4 - Using images in posts

Even though this is a week of freedom, I feel we need a post about using images. Can you use any image on the internet? No you can't. You can use images that are creative commons where the owner has given you permission to use the image as long as you include attribution.

Embedding Flickr, YouTube, Tweets, and more with a URL

WordPress powered blogs such as Edublogs now allows you to quickly embed videos, images and other content such as Tweets and Scribd into a post or page using their URL. This video shows you how easy it is.

TinEye Reverse Image Search

TinEye is a reverse image search engine built by Idée currently in beta. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.

Class 5 in the English world

My parents and I went to the sport shop and bought new skates. I began to go to the figure skating club. First it was difficult. I fell again and again. One day Irina Slutskaya visited our club and she showed us some jumps and then she told her story about the Olympic Games.

A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 29, 2014 Below is a selection of the basic blogging terms that are definitely a must-know for any beginner blogger. The aim behind this list is to help teachers and students new to the blogosphere avoid those "awkward" lexical confrontations with technical terms .

New Interesting Updates to eduClipper for iPad Including Sending Video and Audio Feedback to Students ~ Educational T...

January 30, 2014 eduClipper has recently released a new update to its iPad app making it thus possible for teachers to give their students feedback in the form of audio, video or written format. additionally, students can use eduClipper to create clips from the web, Drive, and Dropbox.

Classy Blogging: Starting Points for Newcomers

As an educational technology professor, I have noticed that teachers are really not very excited about blogging. Many have never even heard about it, and most do not know the benefits that blogging offers students. Let me suggest some blogs that will get you and your students started in the blogosphere.




Hi All! As a new teacher,the thought of starting to blog with your students may may seem ... if you haven't already, to put your courage wings on the get blogging with your this coming school year. Let me know if you do, and how it goes!

QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences

A blog without an audience is like...a library without books, a car without an engine, Beyonce without a ring. Those were some of the responses David Mitchell (@DeputyMitchell) got when he asked his Twitter followers to fill in the blank.

New Teacher Boot Camp Week 5 - Using Blogs

Editor's note: See the full archive of the five-week boot camp. Welcome to our fifth and final week of New Teacher Boot Camp! Today we're going to be exploring blogging. Not only for students, but for educators as well. What is a Blog?

Student Bloggers Connect with Peers

Credit: Getty Images In 2004, Dave Boardman, an English teacher from a small town in Maine, met a San Francisco social studies teacher named Joel Arquillos through the National Writing Project and realized they both wanted to use technology to encourage their students to think and write about their communities.

Digital Discussion: Take Your Class to the Internet

Credit: Mystic Aquarium Many teachers have started to experiment with blogs. For some, a blog is an electronic notebook -- one students can't lose (or claim the dog ate). For others, it's a forum where a class discussion can unfold 24/7. Either way, blogging can be a powerful educational tool.

Blogs Give Students an Audience

The insomnia I attributed to the beginning of the school year, which I complained about in my first blog post, still hasn't gone away. A few nights ago, tormented, I woke up at 1 a.m. and began mulling over the crises and craziness I see every day in the Oakland, California, public schools.

Blogging Is History: Taking Classroom Discussions Online

Some people fear that new technology will seduce kids away from books: Why bother with old-fashioned reading when you can surf the Web or play your iPod? But for one eighth-grade history class at South Valley Junior High School, in Liberty, Missouri, technology -- specifically, a blog and a podcast -- made a book come alive.

Blogs in Plain English A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal. This video comes in an unbranded "presentation quality" version that can be licensed for use in the workplace.

Elementary Student Blogs: Innovative Classroom Technology

Elementary students use innovative classroom blogging program with teacher Jon Schwartz to learn about writing, technology, graphic design, market awareness, search engine optimization, statistics, and internet publishing. For more info go to

Blogging in the Elementary Classroom

A video about why blogging has a place in elementary


QuadBlogging: Creating Social Networks for Your Classes


QuadBlogging: Creating Social Networks for Your Classes


QuadBlogging: Creating Social Networks for Your Classes


QuadBlogging: Creating Social Networks for Your Classes


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