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Like six degrees of separation or six degrees of Kevin Bacon, the goal of this game is to link six separate works through their literary allusions. The key element here would be to get students playing early on and reading/watching/viewing/listening to lots of things with this lens turned on. This may even be a decent reason to use Prezi as an authoring tool to get at mixed media embedding and connecting with text and the benefit of zoom levels. Two possible options follow . . . Option one is to link the works through common literary allusions. For example, the myth of Icarus could be used to tie a variety of disparateI’d force this idea pretty hard and ask for multiple media types, time periods, styles etc. works together. This becomes a more interesting English assignment as you compare the ways in which the allusion is used by the various authors/artists. With Icarus as the central theme, I might connect the following. The Letting Go – One of the stories from The MothAwesome podcast that any teacher will useful although content at times isn’t k12 appropriate so you’ll want to preview things. about an oncologist dealing with death in America submitted under the theme Too Close to the Sun. Here I should get points for audio, modern, and either philosophy […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by bionicteaching Way back when, I really, really wanted to do something with this whole BattleDecks idea. Two years or so later and I finally step up to the plate. These were the rules my students got when they came in. Your group will be assigned to one of the following topics. 1. Internet safety 2. 21st century skills 3. Technology integration 4. The future of education Rules * Your presentation will last between 2 and 3 minutes * You can only choose from these 20 pictures The images were chosen fairly randomly from a selection I had taken that happened to be on my computer. I tried to pick images that were interesting and open to multiple interpretations. * You must use 10 of the provided images * You can add no more than 10 written words in the entire slide showI need to come up with a better way to say this. i had to explain it multiple times. You have 30 minutes to prepare. So it’s not exactly like the BattleDecks setup but it’s close enough and I think the rule changes made allow for more processing and a little less improv/comedy talent being necessary. The students had a lot of fun and the presentations were pretty decent. I think they’d improve […]
Man Regrets Jumping Onto Whale Being Eaten By Sharks – Business Insider “Even the parents of this Perth, Australia, man who jumped onto a whale circled by hungry sharks say their son is an idiot. “ tags: whale sharks choices weekly Intoxicating machines – O’Reilly Radar ““Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about,” [Richard] Feynman later explained. “The trouble with computers is you play with them.” — George Dyson, describing the beginning of the Manhattan Project’s computing effort in Turing’s Cathedral. “ tags: weekly technology potential computers play #thoughtvectors altlabtwitter In Defense of Technology “And so it goes. No contest. The infant experience of the easy life can only ridicule the idea that patience and effort used to be fine. But I’ve been trying to examine the problem from a new angle, and I keep coming back to the same truth: Life is better. In some nostalgic, carefree, totally invented Mississippi River of the mind, we were always floating downstream in a vessel of our own making, always happy to have nothing, living high on our wits and our basic decencies. But was it nice? Was life as good as it is now? One is almost programmed, if over the age of 35, to say […]