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: Espada Aqueduct

Photo of the Month: Espada Aqueduct

The Espada Aqueduct is a part of the irrigation system that supplied water to the Spanish Mission Espada in San Antonio, Texas. The aqueduct was built in the mid-1700s to carry water over Piedras Creek. The Espada acequia fell into disuse in the 1880s, but...

Photo or Illustration?

Photo or Illustration?

FCIT provides over 100,000 copyright-friendly images for students and teachers to use in the classroom. The two largest collections are ClipPix ETC (our stock photography collection) and ClipArt ETC (our collection of illustrations—mostly black and white...

Hidden Gem: 4,000 Drop Caps

Hidden Gem: 4,000 Drop Caps

ONG BEFORE THE PRINTED BOOK and before our modern conventions of paragraphs, sentence punctuation, or even spacing between words, writers of manuscripts would mark the start of a new section with a large (and often embellished) initial letter. These...

Photo of the Month: Sunflowers

Photo of the Month: Sunflowers

Sunflowers always fascinated me as a child. I'd try to trace a spiral of florets (or seeds if later in the summer) outward from the center, but then suddenly the spirals would all seem to go in the other direction. And then, for a moment, I...

Photo of the Month: Skew Arch Bridge

Photo of the Month: Skew Arch Bridge

This bridge is less than 200 years old, but it isn't substantially different from bridges built 2,000 years ago. The arch bridge is one of the earliest forms of bridges. I am fascinated by bridges because they often combine both engineering and aesthetics....

Lit2Go: The Soundtrack for Your Students’ Next Movie

Lit2Go: The Soundtrack for Your Students’ Next Movie

We recently received a request from the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument to use our Lit2Go recording of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address in a video they were preparing about the Monument. Their finished video can be viewed...

Lit2Go: Grade 12 Reading Activities for Home and School

Lit2Go: Grade 12 Reading Activities for Home and School

Parents, if you have children at home due to school closings or vacation periods, the Lit2Go free audiobook website is a great resource to keep students reading and learning. You'll find plenty of age-appropriate reading passages, audio files, and activity sheets...

Lit2Go: Grade 11 Reading Activities for Home and School

Lit2Go: Grade 11 Reading Activities for Home and School

Parents, if you have children at home due to school closings or vacation periods, the Lit2Go free audiobook website is a great resource to keep students reading and learning. You'll find plenty of age-appropriate reading passages, audio files, and activity sheets...

Lit2Go: Grade 10 Reading Activities for Home and School

Lit2Go: Grade 10 Reading Activities for Home and School

Parents, if you have children at home due to school closings or vacation periods, the Lit2Go free audiobook website is a great resource to keep students reading and learning. You'll find plenty of age-appropriate reading passages, audio files, and activity sheets...

Lit2Go: Grade 9 Reading Activities for Home and School

Lit2Go: Grade 9 Reading Activities for Home and School

Parents, if you have children at home due to school closings or vacation periods, the Lit2Go free audiobook website is a great resource to keep students reading and learning. You'll find plenty of age-appropriate reading passages, audio files, and activity sheets...

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