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The Best of the Week: Volume 10

Posted by Marygrove MAT on Jun 13, 2014 11:00:46 AM

best_of_the_week-3There’s never enough time to blog and reblog all of the interesting resources we find during the week, so we decided to start a Best of the Week List where we share all of the education-related blogs, articles, apps and resources we come across every week.

Reading and Language Arts
15 sharp-witted, reading-themed cartoons from an Iranian comic contest
The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing
Books in the Home Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades?

Random Education Links
5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students
3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching
How to Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding
Summer Matters: How Parents Can Keep Their Children Learning All Summer Long
Students Learn Best When You Do This
50 Ways to Empower Students in a Connected World
12 Top Education Resources to Teach at the End of the Year

Useful Apps and Websites
Photo Mapo: Transform your photos into mapped masterpieces (app is free for a limited time)
Blank on Blank (a nice collection of “lost” interviews sponsored by PBS)
The Museum of Endangered Sounds
Coffivity (a “white-noise” generator that simulates the ambiance of a coffee shop)
What Was There (ties historical photos to Google Maps)
Sepia Town (another cool photo mapping app)
81 Dash (a communication platform for educators)
Piktochart (a cool infographic generator)
The Pulp-O-Mizer (create your own pulp magazine cover)
Historvius (a community-based historic destinations directory)

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