Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 06/19/2012

  • (2) Shocked at people…

    Sometimes the best conversations happen out of the blue on FAcebook, this is one of them I made a comment how some people don't google potential employees to which many people responded with different and very inconsistent policies on hiring and social media. Miguel Guhlin makes a lot of sense that we need consistent policies.

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  • Rio +20 Teaching resources

    If you are teaching about sustainability, environment, or politics, you should share about what is going on at the Rio +20 conference June 20-22. Here are some lesson plans that you can use relating to this conference.

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  • Rio+20 – United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    June 20-22 is the Rio+ 20 conference where delegates from around the world meet with the UN Committee on Sustainable energy. For those who care about good stewardship of this beautiful planet this is is an event to note.

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  • Poetry of Qu Yuan – Resources – TES

    I created a set of Qu Yuan resources on TES. If this is your expertise, you may want to also create some resources here.

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  • Translated Chinese Poetry: Poems by Ch'¨¹ Y¨¹an

    If you want to discuss the Dragon Boat Festival and cover the legend of Qu Yuan, here are some translated poems. This poem “Li Sao” the Lament is one of the best known poems he wrote. If you're just curious, it is a fascinating read.

    “A prince am I of ancestry renowned,
    Illustrious name my royal sire hath found…”

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  • San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival

    The San Francisco International Dragonboat festival is an example of the many dragonboat festivals that happen around the US.

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  • Duanwu Festival – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The fifth day of the fifth moon, this festival is stated to commemorate the death of poet Qu Yuan. They drop sticky rice wrapped in triangles into the water for him to eat in the afterlife. When the locals rowed out to retrieve his body, they say this became the origin of Dragon Boat Racing. There are many other theories and this article does a nice job of outlining them. This is a great cross curricular exploration that has poetry, history, culture intertwined.

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  • Dragon Boat Festival

    The Dragon Boat festival is June 23 this year. This is a lesson plan and has some videos about the Dragon boat festival. It has one of the longest histories of any festival and is being celebrated in more and more cities each year.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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