Supporting 21st Century Classrooms in La Canada

Where Can Students Find Great Images for Projects?

It's important that we teach our students to be ethical digital citizens, and with that comes some boundaries. For example, it's really easy to just take any picture we find in Google Images, but should we?

Many of us teach our students to filter Google Image searches by "Licensed for Reuse with Modification." But did you know that there are some other sites that offer high-quality photos? Check out:

Even better, have students take their own pictures--it'll add even more challenge and authenticity to their work.

Use Google Forms for quick and easy quizzes!

Check out this quick tutorial, and let's meet up to get your first quiz set up!
Google Forms Quiz Creation

How to Curb Academic Dishonesty

“A majority of students (59 percent) admitted cheating on a test during the last year, with 34 percent doing it more than two times. One in three admitted they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment.”

Check out this article from Edutopia.

New resource for Social Studies, ELA, and the Arts: Google Cultural Institute

Teaching Theme? The last lesson you'll need!

Via @jenroberts1:

An excellent pre-built lesson for ELA teachers that you can adapt for your classroom.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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SGV CUE One-Day Conference

Friday, Sep. 30th, 9pm

Covina High School 463 S. Hollenbeck Ave. Covina, CA 91723

Check out the schedule here (featuring some familiar presenters!)

Registration and more details here:

CUE Fall Conference

(Yes, I know it's far away, but c'mon, it's in wine country.)
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CUE Fall Conference

Friday, Oct. 28th, 8am to Saturday, Oct. 29th, 4pm

3000 Newell Drive, American Canyon, CA

Your Full CUE 2016 Fall Conference registration includes the Opening Session Keynote, Closing Session Keynote, over 300 speaker presentations, CUE Tips, Student-Powered Showcase, lunch, coffee each morning, and 20 sponsor kiosks with the latest in educational technology. For additional fees, you can attend one or more Academies and/or Rock Star Jam Sessions.

Saturday-only Conference Registration includes Closing Session Keynote, over 125 speaker presentations, Student-Powered Showcase, lunch, and coffee in the morning. For additional fees, you can attend one or more Academies and/or Rock Star Jam Sessions.