Posts Tagged ‘ Lesson Plans ’

StoryCorps

December 29, 2009
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StoryCorps

This resource is listed in Dan Pink’s book A Whole New Mind in the Story portfolio.  I revisited the website in order to review the elements of Story for an upcoming class. You need to check out the about us section as well as Listen to Stories. As Dan Pink mentions repeatedly in his book,…

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Glogster – Poster Yourself

December 24, 2009
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Glogster – Poster Yourself

If you haven’t used Glogster, then you should! This is an easy upgrade to develop the Design aptitude from Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind.  I have used it with students and it is completely intuitive for them. If you are not familiar with Glogster, it is basically a digital poster which has a resemblance…

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Science Vocabulary Upgrade: Story

December 23, 2009
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Science Vocabulary Upgrade: Story

This lesson plan was created by a teacher taking one of my Lesson Upgrade classes over Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind. The basic overview is using Latin science vocabulary to create a short story.  I think that students are more apt to remember vocabulary if they use it in a creative manner, such as…

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Digital Storytelling Resources

December 22, 2009
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This website offers some nice resources to get started with digital storytelling. Daniel Pink’s Story aptitude is easily infused into any current lesson plan.  If you want to look at easy upgrades that will develop the right brain skills in A Whole New Mind, this site is a great place to start.

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Student History Story

December 19, 2009
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This  is a student example of a story board created about Pullman Illinois.  I had students read one section from the text and complete a graphic organizer.  Then I took students to a large panel of windows and had them use dry erase markers to draw out that section using any pictures they wanted to…

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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

December 11, 2009
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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog. These things are just cool.  What a great way for your kids to be introduced to Daniel Pink’s Design.  Words that are used more often appear bigger, which gives you an idea of how words might relate into a visual context. So the next time you go to the lab…

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NEA – No More Homework Excuses

December 10, 2009
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NEA – No More Homework Excuses

NEA – No More Homework Excuses. Here’s some quick ideas for infusing fun into the classroom, and hopefully train our young learners to engage in the “Play” aptitude from A Whole New Mind. No one likes homework, so Linda Starr has compiled three ideas that might help with younger students.  They include Homework bingo, a…

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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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