Posts Tagged ‘ Free Lesson Plans ’

Glogster – Poster Yourself | New Info

February 9, 2010
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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…

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

January 30, 2010
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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…

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Unfold Wide

January 28, 2010
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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…

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21st Century School Teacher – Home

January 27, 2010
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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…

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Shape Collage Online – Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

January 26, 2010
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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…

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

January 25, 2010
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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,…

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

January 24, 2010
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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…

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Student web designers help businesses

January 11, 2010
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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…

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Fenton senior center serves as classroom for elementary students | Flint News – - MLive.com

January 7, 2010
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Fenton senior center serves as classroom for elementary students | Flint News – - MLive.com

When I first came across this article I immediately thought of Dan Pink’s Meaning and Empathy aptitudes from A Whole New Mind. What an excellent example of offering meaning to young people and senior citizens.  If you read through to the question-answer session, you can easily see how students were enhancing their empathy.

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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

January 6, 2010
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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

What a great application of an old storytelling idea.  Collaborative storytelling with Twitter. I think this ideas covers Story, Empathy, and Symphony from Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes. I really am chasing the idea of using the back channel in the classroom.  With the disaggregation of information through handheld devices and social networking, the challenge of…

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