National Banned Books Week 2015

National Banned Books Week is September 27-October 3. According to the American Library Association, there were 311 book challenges in 2014. Check out the infographic below to see the top 10.

Want to know more about National Banned Book week? Check out www.bannedbookweek.org, the ALA’s Banned Books, or Teaching and Technology’s previous post about National Banned Book Week.

Download this infographic as a PDF.

Infographic: The Best Educational Apps for Elementary and Secondary Students

What educational apps are on your tablet? How did you decide which ones were the best?

 

Source: http://elearninginfographics.com/best-apps-elementary-secondary-school-students-infographic/

Glogster—Replace Your Flimsy Poster with a Digital One

Glogster is a web 2.0 tool that helps students create digital posters for class projects. Unfortunately, the one glog that explains all about Glogster doesn’t work. In its place, I’ve selected a few from the Glogpedia as great representations of what Glogster can do (see below).

Pricing

Glogster is a paid service. There are three pricing tiers available for elementary, secondary, and faculty. Head on over to Glogster for more specific numbers/detail.

ACCESS: Education ONLY

Sadly, Glogster and its awesomeness is only available for educational use. It has a .com address, but it is frequently called GlogsterEDU. There is no commercial product available. It is truly a shame because I think there a some business meetings that could cease to exist if a link to a Glogster was just emailed instead. Just think of how much time you could save NOT listening to THAT GUY asking the same question three times and then playing Devil’s advocate.

iPad App

Have an iPad and an a Glogster login? Then, according to the marketing copy, you can “experience the new standard for learning anytime, anywhere with our iPad application – built from the ground up for a truly engaging learning experience. See Glogpedia at its very best with a sleek new browser, and express your ideas instantly with enhanced editing functionality.” Sweet. Still need to download the free app? Here’s a link.

Glogpedia Content Library

Students make glogs and some of them are available to the public for examples, enjoyment, or you know, educating. Sometimes you just need to school someone one Newton’s Laws or the Oxford Comma using some sweet graphics and videos. If you happen to find yourself in that type of situation, visit the Glogpeida Content Library to find the perfect lecture, sans lecture*.

  • “Boom!” and “Booyah!” not included.

Sample Glogs

For the following Glogs, you may need to expand into full-screen mode as some of them are widescreen glogs. A message may also pop up about Flash. It is okay to click allow.

Guest Post: Famous Writers’ Insults

Guest Post by: AussieWriter

Famous writers are humans with their own weaknesses and peculiarities. And sometimes they can’t resist the temptation to insult their colleagues. It’s difficult to say was it mostly because of personal reasons or professional ones. But all in all, great writers remain creative even in sharing these insulting characteristics. This infographic from AussieWriter depicts some of the most figurative among them.

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