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The MacLovin' Freebie Bundle offers Lifetime access to the eight different apps to help make your life as a Mac user easier!
Included in the bundle is:
Whether you plan to make use of all the apps or just some of them, you just can't beat the value of free!
Amazon Inspire is a service that provides educators a place to discover, manage, rate, review, and share educational resources. Teachers, schools, districts, and third-party publishers contribute to the Amazon Inspire library of instructional resources across the country. Amazon Inspire will help educators discover digital resources, benefit and learn from the work of their peers, and help improve the quality of education across the country.
What are the educational standards Amazon Inspire supports?We currently support the Common Core State Standards for Math and ELA, the Next Generation Science Standards, the Virginia Standards of Learning, and Florida State Standards. We will continuously incorporate more state standards and update this list.
Who can publish resources on Amazon Inspire?The ability to publish resources on Amazon Inspire will be coming soon. Once available, teachers, administrators (from schools, districts, or states), institutions, or anyone with high-quality, relevant K-12 resources will be able to publish to Amazon Inspire.
Can homeschool instructors and students use Amazon Inspire?Yes. When signing up on Amazon Inspire, select "Homeschool" as your school.
How much does it cost?It’s free to sign up for Amazon Inspire. To sign up, you can either use your existing Amazon.com account or create a new one.
How do I sign up?You can sign up for Amazon Inspire with your existing Amazon.com account by going to www.amazoninspire.com.
Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet learning. Recently, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has opted to contribute to this downloadable, digitized phenomenon with Art of the Poster 1880-1918, a curated collection of posters from the “Golden Age” of graphic design.
Featuring over 200 printed works, Art of the Poster 1880-1918 presents a look at lithography's rise in popularity during La Belle Époque. It was during this time that artists like Alphonse Mucha, Jules Chéret, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec popularized the art form, which gained public prominence thanks to new methods of production. (Source)
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This YouTube Video by Shawn Beard covers a recent update linking Google Keep and Google Docs! Great for collaborating and brainstorming.
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center is uploading hundreds of historic aeronautic research videos to their YouTube channel. These are great for enthusiasts and educators. Check them out!
Online live event Tuesday, June 27, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 p.m. CDT
As the world changes and is moving more rapidly, it is hard to keep up with what are the most powerful ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. Hack the Classroom is an exciting, online, live event designed to show you what’s possible and ignite new ideas. This year, we will be live from ISTE bringing you the latest tools designed to empower your students to create the world of tomorrow!
By attending Hack the Classroom online event, you will:
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