Wisconsin Media Lab website updated

The Wisconsin Media Lab has redesigned its website to improve the user experience and add new features including: Geolocation technology allows access to content from coffee shops and beyond; A new search box for everything in the resources; and A faceted search function lets you find content organized by subject and grade.

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WISELearn is online

The beginnings of WISELearn, the DPI’s emerging education portal for Wisconsin educators, are now available online. WISELearn’s goal is to give Wisconsin educators a place to find, submit, approve, and rate lesson ideas and other online resources, then share and discuss ways to use them with their professional learning communities around the state.

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Two schools, one district nominated as Green Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated two public schools and one public school district to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program. The schools nominated for the award are Glen Hills Middle School, Glendale-River Hills School District, and West Middleton Elementary School, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. In addition, Granton Area School District was nominated for a District Sustainability Award.

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BTC now booking biotechnology field trips for 2015-16

Last year, over 3, 300 students from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa participated in hands-on, laboratory based Biotechnology Field Trips (BFT) program from the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center. You can participate by visiting BTC or inviting them to come to your school.

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How to ensure that WEAC posts show up in your Facebook news feed

Facebook is implementing a new function that allows you to identify people and pages whose posts you want to see in your news feed. In the past, there was no guarantee that you would see WEAC posts in your news feed even though you “like” the WEAC Facebook page. Facebook was making those determinations for you based on your past online activities, using algorithms. Now, however, you will be able to tell Facebook that you want WEAC posts to show up in your news feed.

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | An Ethical Island

From AnEthicalIsland.com blogger Mia Mac Meekin: Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, “Well, what do you think?” Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your student offers some questionable sources, ask, “Why did you choose that one?” […]

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