Photos For Class: Another Creative Commons Search Option

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The need to develop ethical online habits, especially around the area of re-use of other’s content is widely acknowledged and often well taught. Even when users search specifically for Creative Commons licenced images, he biggest impediment to appropriate student, (and sometimes teacher), commitment to including attribution is the process required. It’s great therefore to find Photos For Class, which not only enables users to search through Flickr Creative Commons licenced images but also applies a “G Rated” filter to the results. To top things off the images can then be easily downloaded complete with the appropriate attributions which means they can then be easily embedded into work either on or off-line.

There are a couple of limitations with the site however.

  • Apart from using quotation marks, users are restricted to simple search options.
  • As can be seen with the example above the downloaded image or the attribution doesn’t link back to the image source, (this would need to be done separately.
  • The search results don’t return results under the following headings:
    • All Rights Reserved
    • Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives
    • Attribution, No Derivatives
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Apple Education – Books on iBooks

 

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.37.58 pmThe Apps in the Classroom series was created by Apple to provide teachers with a few ideas on how to integrate apps into daily classroom instruction. Inspired by Apple Distinguished Educators..

Source: itunes.apple.com

It’s great to see Apple assembling this collection of iBooks containing lesson ideas related to some of the more popular apps. Included in the series so far are Explain Everything, SketchBook Express, Stop Motion Studio, Hopscotch, Puppet Pals and this one on Discovering iTunes U Collections,

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How To Shoot Close-Up and Macro Photography With Your iPhone

Macro photos turn everyday objects into works of art. Professional iPhone photographer Jack Hollingsworth is here to show you all the tricks you need to get the macro photos you’ve always dreamed of!

Source: snapsnapsnap.photos

If you’re a user of the Camera+ app, (http://goo.gl/q6l9KJ) then this article is just for you. The author explains how to get the best out of the app with and without other accessories such as the Olloclip 3 in 1 accessory.

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Three Siri Tricks for iOS 8 – The Mac Observer

In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and song recognition.

Source: www.macobserver.com

Voice enabled options are the quiet achievers of mobile technology which many users aren’t yet utilising to the full. Though the content of this article are probably not all that relevant to education they do nonetheless point to how things are progressing.

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Resources from Miami Device

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device, a conference held  on their campus November 6 & 7, 2014. Many generous presenters have shared their session resources, notes, and handouts. Let’s take a look!

Source: learninginhand.com

Tony Vincent is not only a great presenter who’s sharing is legend, but he’s also an astute curator who knows quality when he sees it. In this post he brings together not only his reflections on the recent Miami Device Conference but also a listing of the public resources, notes and handouts shared by other conference presenters. It’s pleasing to see a number of quality Aussie presenters on the program. Check out the links to see what other educators are doing.

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Coding In Class

You Comprehensive Guide to applications for Computing in the Classroom on iPad

Source: www.codinginclass.com

Coding in Class is the website of Joe Moretti an Apple Distinguished Educator which styles itself as the comprehensive guide to applications for Computing in the Classroom on iPad. It contains a quite comprehensive guide to programming apps for the iPad as well as a link to a more extensive free iBook.

 

The free iBook “reviews every application available  for programming on iPad in detail in over 30 chapters”. The reviews also contain age suggestions, pros and cons as well as alignments against the UK Computing Curriculum.

 

Check out Joe’s blog too.

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PD Is Dodgy

Over the last five months I have been involved in #TL21C, a

teacher-led professional development program showcasing how teachers from around the state add value to teaching and learning through effective and seamless use of ICT in the classroom.

Yesterday was the culminating event and as the focus of the project was professional development, I offered to present the opening session looking at how the PD we undertake can be reflective of a range of learning theories. Along the way I sought to highlight some options that some of the participants might have already experienced or alternatively might consider in the future. Here’s the Google Presentation I used.

 

 

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