Are your students bored by reading? Want a different way to teach great literature? Visit Google Lit Trips at http://www.googlelittrips.org/ and explore a new way of teaching literature. According to the Web site, “Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place…and so much more!” Explore
Michael Wesch: “Harness the relevant tools and engage students in real world problems that the teacher does not know the answer to.” “We need to move our students from knowledgeable to knowledge-able.” Michael Lambert: “Treat a visual like an onion. Peel back the layers, make the students slow down, and dive in.” “Emotion drives attention
DEN Book Club Part 2…. We are several weeks into the Book Club, reading the book ‘Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’ by Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams. The reading of each chapter has brought a bigger understanding of how business entities need to change with the tide, or in a sense, change with
On July 13th, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 47 middle school students from across the country as semifinalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge . CONGRATULATIONS to Deborah Rookey and her teacher Wendy Welch from the Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Middle School in Little Rock! The semifinalists
Wednesday at the DEN LC Symposium consisted of an “Unconference.” It was very cool.
Today the DEN LCs are attending the BLC in Boston. We began with am amazing Keynote speech given by Michael Wesch. We will be following a traditional conference format, choosing from among a host of amazing sessions. My first session of the day is entitled “What Can You Do with 3 (4) Billion Photos?” presented by
My name is Joey Savoy and I am a Technology Mentor for School District 16 in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. I am responsible for helping teachers and students with successful implementation of technology in their classrooms. There are 27 schools under our jurisdiction, with approximately 6,500 students and 500 teachers. Although, I am based out
Please enjoy the posts below from the National Blog and the Tennessee blog about the great unconference we participated in yesterday at the DEN LC Symposium. We all have heard of a very merry “unbirthday”, but have you heard of an unconference? Today, the LC members were tasked with coming up with the burning questions