From a Diigo list I came across an article with Tony Danza about his year teaching English at Northeast High in Philadelphia. The title of his book drew me in, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had. I have to admit I didn’t watch his show, Teach, or even know it aired.
Here is an idea for students to practice measuring angles or finding slope all around them. Have students take pictures with various angled lines. Save the grid overlay here. On a Mac: Video how to Result: On a PC: Video How to (bad sound you may want to mute) and result:
You might have seen the movie City Slickers where the character Curly tells Mitch that the secret of life is “just one thing”. Many of us spend time trying to find our “one thing” and a few lucky ones (I think many are Discovery employees) really capture it. In this article, Lisa Nielsen reminds us
This is an interesting idea I came across earlier in the year. Thank you to Austin Kleon, a writer and artist who lives in Texas, for the idea. The idea of subtraction poetry involves taking words away in order for the information to take a new form. Using a Mac computer with Preview, take a
There are many creative ways for students to deliver content to teachers. Consider Festisite, it provides quite a few text layouts and other graphics. I have included two examples that were captured and painted to make my point. On Festisite, the rebus is taxing.
If you teach using laptops or other portable devices, chances are you have had students record something during class. Keeping a “quiet on the set” atmosphere during these times is difficult. What you need is a sound booth! To create this budget sound booth you need an empty paper box, spray adhesive, egg crate foam,
Let’s ponder the meaning of denizen. A denizen is a resident or inhabitant of a particular place. It ends up that being a DENizen here in the network is apropos considering that when we are looking for some new material to engage students we tend to inhabit the DEN looking for ideas or content we
Projects are an excellent way for students to demonstrate learning. They can also be introduced/framed with an essential question and provide for a variety of collateral learning as students dive into the curriculum. Unfortunately projects can be a time hog if students aren’t given specific time limitations. For that reason it is nice
What do you consider “old school”? I have to admit that for me it conjures memories of Ms. Pansy Taylor in 2nd grade who bent our hands back to smack them with a ruler at the least provocation. **shudder** Thankfully that isn’t common anymore! It comes to mind because we commonly hear different uses of the