1. View and compare historical news coverage in the Google News Archive . Google has compiled archives of newspapers as far back as the 1700s. Users can browse newspapers by name or search the archives by keyword. Instead of seeing how textbooks and websites summarize history, students can see how it was treated in the media first-hand.
Students can grab screenshots of historical newspapers for their projects, summarize them or link to them to compare/contrast or add additional details to what they’ve found in other sources.
2. Add images ethically and responsibly with Google Images. Not all Google Images searches are equal. A standard image search returns mostly copyright-protected images. However, by selecting Google Images from a Creative Commons search, users can find images tagged with Creative Commons licenses that grant usage rights to anyone (as long as they follow the license’s instructions).
3. Create flow charts and informational graphics in Google Drawings. Drawings is one of my favorite tools! Gail got hooked on drawings first-I was not impressed by it. After playing with drawings in the past year, as I said, it is one of my favorite tools. They can create new images and graphics from scratch. This helps students organize and present ideas and information more clearly and attractively.
Students can add text, images, lines and shapes to a Google Drawing to create a thinking map or informational graphic to illustrate new ideas.
4. Great Exit Ticket Ideas!!!
5. Friday at the Movies-Something to make you smile on this dreary Friday.
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
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I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler