Saturday, August 20, 2011

Find Helpful Bibliography Templates in Google Docs

The Google Docs template gallery is a good place to check out before you create your next form or document that requires a lot specific formatting. Chances are someone else may have had a similar need and has already created and published a template that you can use. For example, the Google Docs template gallery has templates for creating bibliographies in APA, MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style. This is a great addition to the list of bibliography tools that I've reviewed in the past.

Applications for Education
The Google Docs bibliography templates could be very useful for any student that needs to create a bibliography. The templates can be embedded into a classroom blog as a model for students to follow even if they don't use Google Docs to create their bibliographies. 

Digital Dialects - Games for Language Practice

Digital Dialects offers a nice selection of educational games and activities for learning 55 different languages. Most of the games are designed to learn and practice the basics of each of the 55 languages listed on the Digital Dialects homepage.

Another good website for learning and practicing language basics is Literacy Literacy Center offers games for learning and practicing French, Spanish, German, and English. The Literacy Center is a 501c non-profit with a contract from the US Department of Education.

Applications for Education
The educational games and activities found on Digital Dialects and Literacy Center are great for students just beginning to learn a new language. The games provide instant feedback to students and parents so that they can monitor progress and choose a skill or set of vocabulary terms to practice. 

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine. By the time most of you read this, I'll be enjoying my last weekend before school starts by taking my dog fishing. I hope those of you in a similar situation will also enjoy your last weekend before school starts. For those of you who have already started I hope the new school year is off to a fantastic start.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. 7 Places to Get Free Supplies or Money for Your Classroom
2. 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos
3. 5 Ways Students Can Visually Explore the News
4. Teaching Math Through Culture
5. 5 Ways for Students to Publish Online in Under a Minute
6. 10 Common Challenges We'll Face This Fall - Challenge #5: Giving Every Student a Voice
7. 10 Common Challenges We'll Face This Fall - Challenge #4: Helping Students Research and Organize

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