Title: Ready, Set, Search! with Creative Commons: The free to use, free to share way to search
Creative Commons Search Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 34: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. [SL.9-10.5]Digital Tool Description: Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The Creative Commons Search allows students (and teachers) to query digital content that is free to share, use, and remix. (Description from creativecommons.org).
Title: Create Mega-Sized Posters to Display Mega Learning
Block poster maker Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (11) 24: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information. [W.11-12.6]Digital Tool Description: The Blockposters website allows individual or groups of students to create and upload content to visually illustrate their comprehension in virtually any content area.
Title: CNN Student News
CNN Student News Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (12) 31: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used. [SL.11-12.3]Digital Tool Description: CNN Student News is a 10-minute news program designed specifically for middle and high school students. There is a program each day (Monday-Friday). Each show comes with a daily transcript, daily curriculum, and additional support materials to use in the classroom. Each show is designed with the Common Core standards in mind and aligns with the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards.
For additional information on how to use CNN Student News in the classroom, visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/studentnews/sn-what-is-student-news/index.html.