Chuck has a 2,000 hour project where he plans to record every hour of work he does as a teacher for the next year! Boy, that sounds challenging – let’s see what he does. I wish him well.
Great idea to recycle used Starbucks cups into paint containers!
A CNN video about a teacher successfully using BYOT (bring your own technology) and Twitter in the classroom. This teacher has mostly Latino and low-income neighborhood students and is showing positive results from this. There are people using cell phones and handhelds and it is growing.
This map shows over 10,000 newspapers. You can select the newspaper and translate it into the language of your choice. This is a valuable tool.
A nice bloom’s taxonomy for apps on the teach with your ipad wiki.
Teacher, Alejandra Quaglia, from Buenos Aires, is doing some great things with her sixth graders. One of the best uses of summer vacation for the northern hemisphere is LEARNING. By following the blogs of those educators in the southern hemisphere, we can learn by watching others in practice while they are teaching (and perhaps ask questions.) Intentionally add some southern hemisphere educators to your PLN.
She is a sixth grade teacher, you can see her assignments here.
This is a bilingual blog in both English and Spanish from Marta Lavista in Buenos Aires. She is doing some interesting global collaborative work as well. Although it isn’t being updated a lot, I like the format. She’s @mlavista on Twitter.
Teacher Fred Haas shares his open evaluation and student results of not giving “grades” for writing in the first few weeks of the fal term. This is a very interesting and introspective read and shows how there is value in reflection. Reflection means that we can all learn from his ‘experiment.” For those who don’t like the fact that the “experimented” at all – realize that all teachers try new things and if you don’t, then you’re not moving forward. We all try things that work and don’t.
Students wrote a book together via Google Docs, uploaded it to lulu. “A Field Guide to Molching” is a very interesting and powerful way to collaborate. Take a look.
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