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The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and the air is cold. I had to use an ice scraper to clear my car’s windshield on Friday morning. This is my favorite time of the year to be outside. I plan to enjoy today’s sunshine by playing with my dogs at our favorite pond, Oversett Pond. While we wait for things to warm up a bit, I’ll write out this week’s list of the most popular posts of the week.

Here are this week’s most popular posts:
1. Socratic Smackdown – A Game for Learning and Practicing Discussion Strategies
2. MyStorybook – A Good Platform for Creating Picture Books
3. Pixabay Updates Make It Easier to Find Quality Public Domain Images
4. Mark Your Calendar for an Afternoon of Free Webinars About Google Apps
5. Piano Maestro Offers a Fun Way to Learn to Read and Play Sheet Music
6. Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately
7. Use This Interactive Map to Discover Artifacts Used in Ken Burns Productions

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How to Use Join Codes to Add Students to Wikispaces Wikis

Last week I posted information about having your students join a Wikispaces wiki by using “join codes.” I had a couple of people email me this week to ask for a help with this process. I created the following video to demonstrate how to create join codes for your Wikispaces wikis. In the video I demonstrate using the new and old versions of the Wikispaces interface.

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Expedition Insects – A New Interactive Book from the Smithsonian

Expedition Insects is a neat interactive book from the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The new book was written to helps students in third through fifth grade learn about insects from all over the world. The book is full of pictures and videos to complement the text. Throughout the book students can click or tap on underlined words to quickly access their definitions.

Expedition Insects was created for the iBooks platform. It is interactive if you read it on a Mac or on an iPad. A non-interactive version of the book is available to read too.

Applications for Education
By reading and watching the content in Expedition Insects elementary school students can learn about how the insects survive in their respective environments. Students can also learn about the role that insects play in ecosystems.

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Expedition Insects – A New Interactive Book from the Smithsonian

Expedition Insects is a neat interactive book from the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The new book was written to helps students in third through fifth grade learn about insects from all over the world. The book is full of pictures and videos to complement the text. Throughout the book students can click or tap on underlined words to quickly access their definitions.

Expedition Insects was created for the iBooks platform. It is interactive if you read it on a Mac or on an iPad. A non-interactive version of the book is available to read too.

Applications for Education
By reading and watching the content in Expedition Insects elementary school students can learn about how the insects survive in their respective environments. Students can also learn about the role that insects play in ecosystems.

This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers
if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission
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