Instagram for Teachers

Good post on how to use Instagram for teaching ideas. https://learninginhand.com/blog/instagram-for-teachers


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Lego Engineering

Lego Engineering is a great site with a ton of wonderful challenge ideas and tips for working with Lego Robotics. Be sure to use the search to find a slew of great resources.

http://www.legoengineering.com/category/support/get-started/?s


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SketchPad – Vector Drawing Online

sketchy example

SketchPad is a great online tool for creating vector images. Those images can then be downloaded as an svg and imported into Tinkercad to make a 3D design. https://sketch.io/sketchpad/?lang=en (above created with the Sketchy Tool)


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AutoDraw

Autodraw Sketch

Autodraw allows you to start doodling and then it will make suggestions of clip art based on your doodle. This is a nice way to create logos.  https://www.autodraw.com/


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Experiments with Truth

“Gandhi called his life “experiments with truth,” and experimenting in the complex field of forces that bear on our lives is how we learn more about our integrity. We learn experimentally that we thrive on some connections and wither with others, that we enhance our integrity by choosing relationships that give us life and violate it by assenting to those that do not.

Experimentation is risky. We rarely know in advance what will give us life and what will sap life away. But if we want to deepen our understanding of our own integrity, experiment we must – and then be willing to make choices as we view the experimental results.

‘All real living is meeting,’ said Martin Buber, and teaching is endless meeting. Staying open to new meetings, trying to distinguish those that have integrity from those that do not, is a tiring and sometimes frightening task. I am often tempted to protect my sense of self behind barricades of status or role, to withhold myself from colleagues or students or ideas and from the collisions we will surely have.

When I succumb to that temptation, my identity and integrity are diminished – and I lose the heart to teach.”

Revisiting one of my favorite books – Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer – and the above spoke to me.


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Where do you want to go today?

TheHiddenWorldsofNatParks

Here are some great sites for virtual field trips.

Discovery VR (works on computers, mobile, and VR)
www.discoveryvr.com/

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/project/national-park-service

Google Expeditions
www.google.com/edu/expeditions/

 


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