I recently discovered this amazing video on Netflix titled Rise of the Hackers. I showed it to all of my classes yesterday. It contains cutting edge, up-to-date information (2015) about computer viruses, hacking and encryption. You can view this video online for free right now through several links (although I can’t guarantee that they will always be active), through Netflix or by purchasing it through Amazon.com
Random Name Picker is a free tool from Classtools.net. This game can be used to select students for class discussions, presentations, or group projects. English teachers can use this game for helping students with creative writing: choosing names for stories; creating character sketches based on names, writing scripts etc,.
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for adding student names, playing, saving and sharing the game.
Click New to load your class names…
2. Click Save this list as currently shown.
3. Choose a Password
4. Copy your unique URL address somewhere.
5. Click to Spin to begin playing the game to select a name
Click on the link below to download a free PDF guide for using the Random Name Picker Game
QR Codes stands for Quick Response code. When you scan a QR code, you are instantly taken to a website, video etc. Karen Mensing offers several examples of how she uses QR codes in this video including learning vocabulary words, scavenger hunts, for positive reinforcement and for assigning tasks. The tools to create a QR code are essentially free. Here are 2 websites that allow you to do it…
• Students will use three safe search, search engines, Kiddle.co, Kidrex.org and Google.com (with SafeSearch). SafeSearch can help you block inappropriate or explicit image from search results. The SafeSearch filter isn’t 100% accurate, but it helps to avoid most adult content. Your students will look up different keywords on each site and explore 2 websites in the search results. They will share what they found/learned with the class or another student in the class. Students learn about and how to use safe search websites.
click on the link below to download this free activity…