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Support Red Ribbon Week or other Community Campaign

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Janet Cook Last Activity on Oct 16, 2014

Educate your students while you get them involved in decorating the school and its website for Red Ribbon Week or another community campaign. Assign all students to create a project illustrating your school's Red Ribbon Week theme (in the US 2014 Red Ribbon Theme: “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  See website: http://redribbon.org/) or other community campaign.  Students should research the topic and come up with a poster, web page, public service announcement or other use of their media to communicate this theme to their fellow students and community. Students can even create a game or program a presentation using characters if they are in a programming class.  Publicize their work on your school website, newsletter, and, of course, hallway walls.   Emphasize the need for knowing the audience, making sure to use readable text, keeping work G(family)-rated, while having attention-getting features when doing this type of work. Also they should avoid including p... Read More
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Open Knowledge

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by deston tanner Last Activity on Aug 30, 2014

One of the unique features of this course is that we're building the modules around existingOpen Educational Resources. Instead of creating our own lectures videos, we're curating the best from the open web, and we'd like to invite you to help us by contributing your discoveries to our growing list. We ask that anything you add be tagged with the appropriate module/week number (see below) as well as any relevant descriptive terms.
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Blendspace - Create online lessons easily

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 by Clint Balsar Last Activity on Aug 13, 2014

I found this article that directed me to the website service know as Blendspace. If you haven't heard of it yet, you should definitely give it a try. 
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Fireworks Tutorials

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 by RON Brown Last Activity on Jun 6, 2014

I am a Fireworks fan and have been a user since 1.0 at Macromedia.  Here are some sites I use to get tips and tricks, even the old stuff works pretty well.   Although Photoshop or other tools are used by many, I still prefer Fireworks because I know it works well if your purpose is web. 
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Tech Trumps

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Richard Osborne Last Activity on May 29, 2014

The tech trumps are pocket sized cards in the top trump style which summarise how off the shelf web technologies can be applied to the dimensions of work-integrated assessment model for authentic assessment, as designed by Education Quality & Enhancement staff at the University of Exeter. They summarise the affordances of each digital technology in the context of the dimensions model.
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The 6 Simple Machines

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on May 30, 2014

This iBook incorporates interactive widgets made using Adobe Edge Animate throughout the book.  Each interactive widget shows how the simple machine works, with many showing how mechanical advantage is gained using these simple machines.  As a core curricular topic, students at the middle school level are required to know these machines, understand the advantage we get from using them, and how they can be combined together to form more complex machines.  This 29 page iBook works all of these concepts in to give the student a complete understanding of the 6 simple machines.  Auto graded assessments, interactive puzzles, photo galleries and videos for iOS help to complete the picture.   The resources listed include a link to this iBook (free) for Mac and iPad users on the iTunes bookstore and a PDF version (static) showing the content, but not the interactive components.
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Animation (Mini worlds)

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 by Brett Kent Last Activity on Sep 5, 2014

This is a unit of work that some year 4 students (9 yo) worked on as part of a unit of work on 'mini worlds' (reptiles and amphibians). The students were instructed to make an animation explaining how the reptile or amphibian of their choice was able to survive in its environment. The program that is included was an initial draft that the final project developed from. In the draft program it shows a duration of 6 weeks although this is only due to the time allocated, it could be completed in a class in as little as two days with young students. (it is pretty easy and fun to do)
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Human Heart animation

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by David Butler Last Activity on Apr 23, 2014

A diagrammatic representation of the normal operation of the human heart as a Flash 2D animation. Demonstrates the blood flow into and out from the heart. The demonstration begins with a labelled diagram of the various components of the heart. Disclaimer: The animation still needs some adjustment in timing. The author makes no claim to a perfectly accurate representation of a heart's operation. This is intended mainly as a demonstration of animation techniques. This cannot be viewed on devices that does not support Flash.
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What is Hydrolysis?

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 by David Butler Last Activity on Apr 21, 2014

This is a digital element that could be incorporated in a Learning Object. A Flash-based animation, a diagrammatic representation of a virtual-lab experiment depicting the process of chemical hydrolysis, where water can be broken down into its two components: Hydrogen and Oxygen. Suitable for High School level Disclaimer: Some elements of this demonstrated process may not be considered absolutely correct by some chemical scientists. This is meant primarily to be a demonstration of Flash skills.
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Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Apr 17, 2014

This tutorial iBook is leveled at the primary grades 3-5.  Teaching fractions, decimals and percents are tied together in comparing and associating with each other.  Basic arithmetic skills with fractions and decimals are reviewed using multimedia and interactive animations, including in-book assessments.  A new approach was taken in this iBook as I collaborated with a high school student, Dominic Redding, in (fellow AEL) Mike Skocko's class 3,000 miles away using Edge Animate, to create an exciting game that encourages kids to improve their skills in converting from fractions to decimals to percents.  Kids teaching kids...what a concept.  The actual game widget is attached.
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Simple Machines - The Screw

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

This simple animation shows how a screw is made by wrapping an inclined plane around a cylinder.  Although no calculations are required to make this simple machine do work, students will learn the effect of an applied rotational force (screw driver) and how the distance that force is applied to will convert to a linear force with the screw.  The iOS widget for iBooks, the .oam file for DPS (InDesign), the .html file and the Edge Animate files (with all assets) are attached.  The actual web animation is posted on the weblink.  Edge Animate was used to create the interactive animation and Fireworks was used to edit the image files.  The widget will be included in my latest iBook titled "Simple Machines" coming soon to the iTunes Bookstore (free download).
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Simple Machines - The Wedge

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Apr 5, 2014

This project includes the widget, oam and weblink to the interactive animation made with Edge Animate on the simple machine - The Wedge.  The widget for iBooks Author and the oak file for InDesign includes sound files which only serve to enhance the interactivity of the animation.  This simple machine is included in my latest iBook, "Simple Machines" - soon to be released on the iTunes Bookstore.  With one to go (the screw), all simple machines will be featured using interactive designs from Edge Animate.
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Simple Machines - The Wheel and Axle

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 25, 2014

As a continuation of Simple Machines, this Wheel and Axle interactive animation gives students a chance to visualize how a mechanical advantage is gained by using this simple machine.  Edge Animate was used exclusively to produce this project and will be used in my latest iBook "The Simple Machines" coming soon to the iTunes Bookstore.  The interactivity is the means to providing students a longer focused attention to learning about the mechanical advantage of all simple machines.
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Simple Machines - The Pulley

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 12, 2014

This interactive animation gives students the visual aid needed to understand the mechanical advantage to using a pulley and pulley system (block and tackle).  The formula for finding the force needed to move a weight using these devices makes sense once they see how the number of supporting ropes changes, depending on the number of pulleys used. All assets needed to make this animation using Edge Animate CC are in the zip file.  The web link shows how the interactive animation will look in a browser.  Also contained in the zip is the iBooks widget file that may be used as is or altered for use in iBooks Author. Look for my iBook "The Simple Machines" coming soon to the iTunes Bookstore.
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Simple Machines - The Inclined Plane

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 12, 2014

This interactive animation gives students the formula for finding the mechanical advantage of inclined planes.  Using the formula, students are quickly able to see the advantage of using simple machines over brute force.  This Edge Animate file is simple enough for students to complete in a few class periods, and will give them a sense of empowerment as they learn and internalize the concept of simple machines.
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A short course in Typography

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 by Matthew Miller Last Activity on Aug 29, 2014

A poster I developed for my graphics design classes, summarizing what I felt were the essential elements of typography I wanted easily reference-able.  If you feel there is anything I've missed that's essential, please let me know about it for consideration for inclusion in version 2. It may not be obvious from the thumbnail here, so I want to mention specifically that this is licensed CC-BY-SA, so feel free to use this in your courses, modify it, share it with others, and so on, subject only to the requirements to attribute me and share it in the same fashion (see the link if you're not sure what this means).  
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Simple Machines - The Lever

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 25, 2014

These interactive Edge Animate files show how first and second class levers are used to gain a mechanical advantage.  Based on the position of the fulcrum in relation to the effort and load, the lever is one of the most used simple machines today.  These examples help show how the effort force can be reduced by increasing the distance through which it is moved.  Edge makes interactivity easy and quick with a huge gain when students enjoy using the resultant animation. Contained in this package are the Edge Animate files as well as iOS widgets published using Edge Animate CC.
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