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Worth a read 10/28/2014

  • “If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos.

    All of the photos that you will find on the websites below are free to use for commercial purposes, without asking permission or they need attribution so make sure you check before you use a photo.”

    tags: images creative commons copyright free photos KDSBytes

  • “One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.”

    Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

    Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.”

    tags: games team-building collaboration KDSBytes

  • “Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it).

    Bite-size snacks of knowledge, TED-Ed Video Lessons are short, free educational videos written by educators and students, then animated by some of the most creative minds in the business. The topics of these addictive little videos range from quantum physics to the art of beatboxing, and once you watch one, you may want to watch 10 more.”

    tags: TED-Ed TED video classroom activities KDSBytes

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Europeana

I only came across Europeana recently. It is a website where galleries, museums and libraries from across Europe are providing access to their collections. The British Library, The Louvre and the Rijksmuseum are just three of the many institutions contributing to this site.

Europeana Launch Video from Europeana on Vimeo.

From the about page:

Explore millions of items from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings, they’re all here. No need to travel the continent, either physically or virtually!

Found something you like? Download it, print it, use it, save it, share it, play with it, love it!

Search results include images, text, video and sound recordings. It is easy to refine a search with the options on the left hand side. I particularly like how you can limit your search to display items that are licensed for re-use if you wish. This search result shows 160 image, text and videos related to medical instruments that can be re-used with attribution or with restrictions.

Europeana search results

The contributing institutions are from all over Europe so the built-in translation service is handy.

You can register for a Europeana account if you wish which allows you to save items for future reference.