Way, way back in May of 2005 I had the following idea- Audio book reviews- This is something Steve Dembo of Teach42 and I discussed. Iâ€™d like to see short podcast book reviews attached to the school library database and in RSS feeds. How cool would it be to look up a book and be […]
Tagged- How Do I Write?
Pete Reilly (tagged by Miguel Guhlin, who was tagged by Brian from Bump on the Log) tagged me with the “How do you write?” meme. It’s been a long time since I’ve been involved in one of these (May 24, 2005 to be exact). I’d say I write based on glimpses I see of possibilities- […]
Organization in a MetaData World (Part 1)
Jim’s finally found a home for his kind of organization I am a swine. I can say this because my mother regularly told me I was “living in a pig sty.” I have struggled to reform myself. Dayrunner (in the bottom of a dusty box). Elaborate Note-Taking Systems (codes never seemed intuitive enough to stick). […]
Attractors A fun way to get kids thinking about orbits, gravitational pull on comets, electrons around the nucleus etc. It is also strangely addicting so remember you’ll have to get them off by force. Even if you have no use for it educationally it’s worth playing with. […]
IMSafer: Helping Responsible Parents
My wife and I were talking about personal responsibility last night. It was the age-old debate about who to blame for the state of the world. More specifically, the state of children (we are both teachers). We both recognized that there are companies actively marketing products, services, and entertainment to teenagers that is clearly inappropriate […]
Disaster Events Map
RSOE HAVARIA Want that certain student motivated and interested in exploring the globe while learning about some interesting current events? This looks like just the right thing to spark some interest in some students I know. A map covering all sorts of unpleasant real time events (natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc) from the National Association […]
Geni Fixes Familial Woes
Geni.com is neat. A great option for dealing with complicated family relationships in history or novels (Richard III for instance). Have your students plot out the family tree and upload pictures all for free in a very easy ajaxy environment. You can move around and zoom in and out to get the big picture. It […]
The Communist Manifesto on YouTube as a Cartoon Remix
A great idea and great project type for kids. You could do this with any number of fairly dry historical documents and while it would take quite a while the level of comprehension, analysis and retention the creators would get from this project would be incredible. The movie itself makes for a nice resource if […]
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How big is Azeroth?- Who says word problems can’t be interesting?
From Tobold’s MMORPG Blog: How big is Azeroth? To measure a square mile, you first need to define what a mile is. As “a mile” doesn’t even have the same length on different places on our earth, that isn’t trivial. The basic definition of a mile is coming from Roman times, defining a mile a […]
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Crystal Clear Instructions with OmniDazzle and KeyCastr
I’m teaching my students how to post to a blog this week (so far they have only commented). Tom showed me OmniDazzle last spring, which makes guiding my students to specific links or pages unbelievably easy. OmniDazzle has plenty of plug-ins that create highlighted windows, flashlight focal points, and other fun attention-getters at the tip […]
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