Lesson Plans

Story Board Template

February 15, 2010
By

I’ve been promising that I would post this Story Board Template that I shared at TechNet. For those of you who have not used Dan Pink’s Story in your classrooms, the template should give you an easy way to start. In my history classes, I have students create a fictional history story using the story…

Read more »

Colts curriculum gets kids excited | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

February 12, 2010
By
Colts curriculum gets kids excited | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

What a great lesson plan!  If you look through some of Dan Pink’s presentations, he speaks about developing the entire right brain, and not being too caught up in individual aptitudes. As the Indianapolis Star points out in this article, teacher Chad Wallace uses football statistics to enhance his mathematics lesson plans. Students wear jerseys,…

Read more »

Glogster – Poster Yourself | New Info

February 9, 2010
By
Glogster – Poster Yourself | New Info

I was sent this update from Glogster EDU and thought I should pass it along: As of February 28th, Glogster will begin limiting its free education accounts to 100 students. If you are like me, you teach more than 100 students in a day.  If you sign up for your account before the deadline, you…

Read more »

A special report on social networking: Yammering away at the office | The Economist

January 30, 2010
By
A special report on social networking: Yammering away at the office | The Economist

I ran onto this article on The Economist website.  I think it really hits at the heart of technology use. The article discusses social networking and the desire to harness its value for business purposes.  What if your students used something like Facebook to collaborate and create? I think this will be the defining struggle…

Read more »

Unfold Wide

January 28, 2010
By
Unfold Wide

I plan on ordering this book in the near future.  Dan Roam’s book The Back of the Napkin was a mind-opening experience for me, and was a building block for implementing Dan Pink’s design aptitude in my international studies class. Now Mr. Roam has published a guide book that looks like it would be an…

Read more »

21st Century School Teacher – Home

January 27, 2010
By
21st Century School Teacher – Home

This is a great resource that I was introduced to by our technology department.  It has a number of great resources.  Be sure to check out the cool websites link and the tip sheets. I have used a number of these technologies, and I will post about them in the future in order to get…

Read more »

Shape Collage Online – Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

January 26, 2010
By
Shape Collage Online – Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

I ran into this online collage maker which I thought might be a nice tool for student projects. You basically type in a URL of pictures that you would like to use.  I used the Google image search in the sidebar and changed the word “cats” to whatever I was wanting to use.  I had…

Read more »

Austin Daily Herald | Southgate uses Lego League as building block for high school robotics

January 25, 2010
By
Austin Daily Herald | Southgate uses Lego League as building block for high school robotics

Remember the Segway?  Well Segway inventor Dean Kamen has an education program that he has started called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). This program enhances both design and symphony from A Whole New Mind.  It also follows Dan Pink’s motivation research from Drive by letting students obtain mastery, providing them autonomy,…

Read more »

Students get pen pals, learn about diversity through NFL – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

January 24, 2010
By
Students get pen pals, learn about diversity through NFL – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

This is an interesting way to develop the empathy aptitude from A Whole New Mind, Students write letters to NFL players.  The purpose is to start a pen pal relationship that is meant to help students appreciate diversity. As Johanna Giunta, Chapel Trail elementary teacher states “I’ve watched my students grow closer, more tolerant of…

Read more »

Student web designers help businesses

January 11, 2010
By
Student web designers help businesses

This article shows the power of realistic, project-based student work.  High school students used to develop websites for fictitious companies, working in isolation from the outside world. When the business departments in the Bismarck public school system went out to find real companies to work with their students, they added both Meaning and Symphony from…

Read more »

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline

Switch to our mobile site