Using Digital Content

We believe students should be creators with technology and not just consumers, so FCIT provides a wide range of digital assets for students to build their projects and, consequently, their understanding. But with well over 100,000 pieces of free digital content for the classroom, FCIT’s collections can be a bit overwhelming. The purpose of this blog is to highlight important areas of digital content and provide suggestions for using these digital “building blocks” in the classroom. Expect to find posts featuring FCIT’s clipart, photo, audiobook, and map collections among others. Your guide for this blog is Dr. Roy Winkelman.

 

Photo of the Month: Reichstag Dome

Photo of the Month: Reichstag Dome

This is the fourth in the Photo of the Month series. Each month, I select one photo from the ClipPix ETC website and give a few examples of how teachers can make connections to various subject areas or use the photo a springboard for class...

Autumn in Verse

Autumn in Verse

(Our friends from Australia and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere will probably prefer to celebrate the September equinox with our collection of spring poetry on Lit2Go. We've noticed a large influx of subscribers from Australia lately. Welcome!) Most...

Using Political Cartoons in the Classroom

Using Political Cartoons in the Classroom

I had some wonderful high school teachers who made history come alive. In addition to learning the facts, dates, and figures, we got a feel for the times we were studying by activities such as reading Civil War poetry or singing our way through a couple of...

Photo of the Month: Everglades Shark Valley

Photo of the Month: Everglades Shark Valley

The third post in the Photo of the Month series is from the Shark Valley Loop Road in the Florida Everglades. Each month, I select one photo from the ClipPix ETC website and suggest discussion questions and connections to other FCIT resources. Nate...

Paper People for Your Preso

Paper People for Your Preso

If you make presentations and want to avoid "Death by PowerPoint," here's a collection of unusual nineteenth century illustrations of people, animals, and word balloons that might just be what your presentation needs. They probably won't be appropriate for...

Trace-Based Case: From Boom to Zoom

Trace-Based Case: From Boom to Zoom

How Conditions in Florida Led to an Economic Boom in the Past and Continue to Help Florida Zoom Toward Future Prosperity This trace-based case is focused on the following question: What are the conditions that contribute to economic development in Florida?...

Photo of the Month: Basilica Cistern

Photo of the Month: Basilica Cistern

This is the second in the Photo of the Month series. Each month, I plan to select one photo from the ClipPix ETC website and give a few examples of how teachers can make connections to various subject areas or use the photo a springboard for class...

Photo of the Month: Dahlia

Photo of the Month: Dahlia

I'm starting a new series with this photo post. I usually send photos back to the staff at the FCIT offices in Tampa, Florida, each week. Recently, one of the staff commented about how much she enjoyed receiving an interesting photo amidst all the...

Tales for All

Tales for All

One of the “hidden gems” within the Lit2Go free audiobook website is the Folk & Fairy Tale collection. Here you will find the text and audio files for well over 300 tales. Some teachers may skip over that collection entirely, thinking that it’s...

Colorizing ClipArt: Using Gradient Maps

Colorizing ClipArt: Using Gradient Maps

This week as I was creating a colorized illustration for our TIM website, I thought it was time to add a second installment to a series on colorizing clipart. The first post was "Colorizing ClipArt: Intro to Blending Modes". That first post included...

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