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How to let students safely look for photos on the internet

This could be mighty useful. I am in the habit of turning off the projector or turning my laptop away from students when I am looking for an image, but one day I might forget. Photos For Class is an attempt to save Teachers from all that stress plus allows students to safely look for images themselves.

It was created by the people behind StoryBoard That, an online storyboard creator, which I definitely need to look at another time. The images are sourced from flickr, with high safety settings. Photos For Class then apply their own filters, and even check the most popular images.

It will search for …
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Prezi - Presentation Software for Teachers and Older Students

Uses: Classroom and school presentations. At first look, it looks incredible. Slick and whizzy, a real head turner in presentations... so I signed up to see what could be done.

Description: Motion - Captivate your audience by zooming through your story. Collaborate - Build presentations with coworkers wherever, whenever. Meaningful - Visually explain how new ideas relate to each other. Personalize - Use images and videos to enhance your presentation.
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Create Infographics with easel.ly

Uses: Eye catching and easy to create info-graphics for educators and students.
Price is free, until you want access to extra clip art and other features I've not looked at yet. Price of upgrade $3. Works in your browser.
Description: At times as an instructor, it is necessary to display information in creative ways. For instance, a teacher can document factual information through infographics. Easel.ly is a tool that can be used to to create infographics. This technology tool allows an instructor to add pictures and symbols as well as graphs and charts to present information in a bright and colorful format.
My thoughts: I like this. So lets throw the manual to one side and check it out !
Sample project 1: A visualization of my teaching experience in Japan (embedded via easily).
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I am a Teacher from the UK working in Japanese IB Schools - Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Middle School Design / ICT Teacher, Librarian. I created this website, all the artwork, videos and teaching materials within this website, Teachers Pay Teachers, YouTube, and Etsy. New products and special offers will be announced here first before I post them do other sites. All resources have been tried and tested in classrooms before making them available here.

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