EAch week the news of the week is posted in rap style format in a classroom-friendly format to this website. For government or current events – maybe this will help.
This request from Ernie Easter:
“Hi Vicki –
Margaret Lincoln, a librarian from Battle Creek, Michigan and a member of the Maine Holocaust Education Network Ning has posted a request for educators who use art in teaching about the Holocaust to submit curriculum ideas. The artist is a Holocaust survivor. Would you be willing to look at it and add it to your blog? The only thing I am unsure about at this point is the commercial aspect of it, if any.”
New blog by teachers about writing.
American Civics Quiz – for history teachers
This video shares interviews with kids who use itouch and the iphone and what they think about them and the things you can do on these devices. Another great one for flat classroom.
If your kids have itouches and iphones on campus – they are probably doing things you may not want – are you going to ban it or work on behavior – like self discipline – it is a great video. I really enjoyed it.
Really enjoying this video about cell phones – I think the student produced it very well.
Great live blog that if you'll click “replay” librarians will find some great book recommendations for teen readers– thus the valuable of a cover it live group notetaking experience. See the value?
Fascinating presentation on netbooks in the classroom by Doug Belshaw, John Johnston, and Noel Jenkins.
I love Diigo – if you love them too, vote for them. Diigo is simply one of the best additions I've made to my classroom AND BLOG over the past year — I LOVE IT. You should look at bookmark sharing classes – the privacy settings are great – they've done a great job on it!
GOt this letter from Pownce today:
“We are sad to announce that Pownce is shutting down on December 15,
2008. As of today, Pownce will no longer be accepting new users or new
To help with your transition, we have built an export tool so you can
save your content. You can find the export tool at Settings > Export.
Please export your content by December 15, 2008, as the site will not
be accessible after this date.”
I predict that 2009 will be the year many Web 2.0 apps were “left behind.” Export that data — bye bye lots of stuff.
A video about the students in Texas and their struggle to raise money to come to the Flat Classroom conference – this is a great piece and captures so much of the essence of what makes this project so special – it is so much bigger than any of us and a HUGE undertaking for any teacher – but is so worth it.
I find it so interesting that so many schools don't have “room” in their curriculum for these experiences.
This website promotes keeping kids in school and gives them encouragement to not drop out. Don't know a lot about the program but it looks interesting.
Library of free middle and high school video tutorials.
Spoofs keep getting better — WATCH OUT. This is a new one.
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