Perfect Present for the Teacher in Your Life
Travel Time/Time Travel One of those essential things history students (and teachers) need to keep coming back to. – via Flowing Data (which is good) via MNN (which I don’t like) who supposedly got the information from the 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States which you can find here (although I haven’t found these maps yet). Hedges I never understood quite what was going on with hedges despite the fact that they’ve come up repeatedly in history courses and in literature. I just assumed they were dense rows of bushes. Now I know differently. Such a simple and effective way to build a fence. Din Minimum N0 = the critical number of guests above which each speaker will try overcome the background noise by raising his voice K = the average number of guests in each conversational group a = the average sound absorption coefficient of the room V = the room’s volume h = a properly weighted mean free path of a ray of sound d0 = the conventional minimum distance between speakers Sm = the minimum signal-to-noise ratio for the listeners This equation is supposed to determine “How many guests can attend a cocktail party before it becomes too noisy for conversation?” It would be fun to mess around with equation based answers to […]
Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country trip in US ends in Philly “With the robot destroyed, Zeller said, she was most concerned about children who loved hitchBOT and followed it on social media. Her team doesn’t plan to release the last photo of it to protect young fans who might be distraught. “I hope that people won’t be too disappointed, too sad,” she said.” tags: weekly usa robot sociology Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Ever trying to follow in the footsteps of Tom, I realized quickly that it helps to add drama and humor into your communication with staff and students. Shortly after taking the Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) position, I began brainstorming possible personae to catch the attention of my staff. I finally settled on I created a wall size poster of the image above, laminated it, and hung it behind my desk. I put reminders on it for students and staff. Whether reminders of training dates or loud calls to back up and archive weekly, this poster has definitely caught the eyes of teachers and learners. Taking it one step further, I ventured into film with “Ted Coe”–my twin brother. I casted Ted as a bumbling authority who really had little knowledge of technology, and placed myself next to him as the voice of reason. My most recent project was a series of videos that introduce our county’s Technology Integration Progression Chart (or TIP-C) to the staff. Below is one of the videos. Under it is a link to my TIP-C page with all of the videos. The TIP-Chart Page The teachers are responding favorably to the videos. I think it keeps communication fresh, and it is always nice to be entertained while you are learning something new. This idea could […]