Course 3 Articles

By CoETaIL | Articles to ponder as you go through course 3 of COETAIL

OER reaches ‘inflection point,’ and states are leading the charge

Maria Barreix/EdScoop<p>After years of dabbling with open educational resources (OER), educators have finally begun to embrace the concept as a …

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

• It is an excellent way to provide differentiation for English-language learners.<br>• It relieves pressure from reluctant students or striving readers and …

Teaching

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Classrooms in the U.S. often focus most attention on literacy and math, largely because those skills are considered foundational and are tested. …

Do You Pronounce it GIF or GIF?

Podcasting on a Chromebook

Podcasting is much more than just audio recording. A podcast is an episodic series of audio recordings that are published to the web for a global …

5 hidden iPhone features only power users know about

Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like the ability to make custom vibrations and the ability to let you control your …

How to Make Your Google Presentations Shine

Pinterest<p>I create almost all of my presentations in Google Slides. Google Slides gives me the flexibility I need to be creative, add my own branding, …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Google Photos

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of “you’re so <i>talented</i>,” but truthfully, …

You Can Use a Picture If: Guidelines for Image Copyrights

A couple years ago, I published a flowchart on image copyright best practices that followed the question, “Can I Use that Picture?” While that chart …

Fair Use

The World Wide Web: A Breakdown of Internet Users by Country

The Internet is a global community. People from all different countries and cultures can meet each other on public websites to share stories, dreams, …

World Wide Web

5 Creative Digital Tools That Bring Visuals and Writing Together

Digital storytelling in the classroom requires creative digital tools that truly stand out. There’s lots to choose from out there. Some tools, …

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on …

50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory

While many of us can create something that looks good in Photoshop or attractive when spliced into CSS, but do we actually understand the design …

Want to know how to design? Learn The Basics. | JUST™ Creative

Want to know <b>how to design?</b> Then you should learn the basics of design. The basic elements of design include colour, line, shape, scale, space, …

The Key to Media's Hidden Codes - Ben Beaton

😀 – Emoji as Evidence of Student Learning in MYP Individuals & Societies

<b>Can you read this?</b><p>⪫👑 ▼🌎🗻℄=🌄🌆<p>🔰☀📬⚔👪⇰🌲👧👫⛺⾕<p>💪⚔❤☮💬👍👥👑🏪🌾👞 or …

24 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work (With Tech)

One of the most important parts of assessment is deciding how to organise student work. A great way for students to be more involved in the …

Education Technology

Stock photos that don’t suck

A list of places to find the best free stock photos<p>Finding great stock photos is a pain. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people …

Women of Color

Margaret Atwood joins story-sharing website Wattpad

As of today, there's a new member of the social-reading website Wattpad, alongside the likes of misstwinkletoes, bacutie4eva and xoStardust: the Booker prize-winning author Margaret Atwood.<p>Atwood has signed up to Wattpad to share her writing with its online community of nine million other users. …

Everything is a Remix: The Full Series, Exploring the Sources of Creativity, Released in One Polished HD Video on Its 5th Anniversary

Our veteran readers will perhaps remember Kirby Ferguson's four-part video series <i>Everything is a Remix</i>. Created between 2010 and 2014, the series …

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

You've probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?<p>Here's the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: <b>Bullet</b> …

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another humble proposal – Teaching the Teacher

Phew!<p>Is this the 3rd course of Coetail?<p>My cohort and I are no longer the newbies.<p>After the phenomenal success of #coetailcon, I thought about how we …

Teaching

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded …

Photography

How Coding Can Improve Your Child’s Writing Abilities

How Coding Can Improve Your Child’s Writing Abilities Developing strong writing skills—especially when paired with technical abilities like …

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Access to good science curriculum materials is a “vexing issue,” Harris said. In urban public schools, science textbooks are often 10 years old and …

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

<i>The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space</i> …

YouTube Offers Free Music for your Classroom Videos

One of the things that teachers and students often want to add to a video presentation is background music. Of course, this can become difficult when …