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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

December 8, 2009
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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage. What a great way to develop empathy.  I’ve used some of these cartoons at PoliticalCartoons.com, which are very reasonably priced. But if you are looking for an angle to teach empathy in history, go to the Library of Congress site and use their resources.  Their analysis guide is outstanding. I use it for…

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Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again

December 7, 2009
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Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again

Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again. Now this is an excellent piece of technology for Story.  Students can get the experience of researching a topic and then weaving a story from it. I have seen teachers use this to explain classical music.  I have also seen some very interesting uses in…

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Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine

December 7, 2009
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Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine

Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine. You really need to look through this site and learn more about Six-Word Memoirs.  This is an effective way to get students to digest large amounts of information, use the most effective words, and synthesize an expansive concept with next-to-nothing. I have personally started using this technique to have my…

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Using Animoto

December 7, 2009
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Using Animoto

Animoto Home Page A colleague told me about this site and I unleashed my students on it.  It really is a simple idea that hits on some major components of the Story and Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind.  It’s easy and lets students focus on telling a story, not on learning new software.

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One more Six Word Story

May 18, 2009
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One more Six Word Story

Students really tuned in to the dementia that Mark Chapman, Lennon’s assassin, displayed, and the sordid history of Chapman’s youth. Single words: John Lynnen (sp) Assassination gun bullets 5 shots dead bible abused Six Word Story: “The abused became the abuser.” Share

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Six Word Stories over John Lennon’s Assassination

May 18, 2009
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Six Word Stories over John Lennon’s Assassination

Also in the Decades Collection from the History Channel was the story of John Lennon’s assassination. Students knew who John Lennon was, but very few knew that he had been murdered, much less any information about the assassin. I think the true power of the Six Word Story is relayed in the fact that students…

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More Six Word Stories

May 18, 2009
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More Six Word Stories

Just a few more examples from “The Fall of the Berlin Wall”, Decades Collection presented by the History Channel. Circled Words: Divided Berlin Airlift Blockade Communism Red Army Violence Tear Down Six Word Story “Germany divided by communism, much violence” Share

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Six Word Story Examples

May 18, 2009
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Six Word Story Examples

I just wanted to share some student work from our work with the Six Word Story. These examples are over the 1980′S DVD from The Decades Collection presented by the History Channel. Students watched “The Fall of the Berlin Wall” and were asked to write down descriptive words of what they saw or felt. Students…

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Windows as Whiteboards

May 12, 2009
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Windows as Whiteboards

Something simple but effective: Go visual with your windows as a whiteboard!

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The Six Word Story

May 12, 2009
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In an attempt to upgrade the students’ experience with documentaries, I decided to use the Six Word Story concept and have the students summarize the 50-minute documentary in six words or less. They struggled with the first try, but we had some great insights. They tried, and most of them gave it their all. Examples…

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