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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom.
You don't want to watch, but once you do, you want more and more. You ask yourself why, and all you can come up with is that there is something cathartic about tragedy (not exactly a new finding -- but ranks up there with the eternal verities) -- and, the Aristotelian ideas / precepts still hold: the tragic hero is compelling because of the essentially flawed nature of his/her beingness, and hubris resides at the core. "There but for the grace of God ..." we intone because we all have a "hubris trigger" in our heart of hearts -- we all would love to be invincible and to somehow transcend / escape angst, pain, fear of death, and death itself. But the tragic hero tends to die -- and to die prematurely -- precisely because he / she tried to cheat death, and to grab onto all the spoils of life -- wealth, glory, fame, progeny -- and the act of grasping is what triggered the downward spiral.
The Essential Value of a Classic Education. JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University Lesson Overview Some people regard the classics as mere historical artifacts or fodder for cocktail party conversation. To succeed in today's world, the thinking goes, it's not necessary to closely read Plato's Republic or Dante's Inferno when one can easily find a summary in Cliff Notes or on Wikipedia. Professor Brenzel argues that not only can reading the great classics enrich your education, it can actually make your life better.
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Authored By Suz Burroughs In either formal learning, informal learning or models which transition between the two, there are many opportunities for learners to co-create the syllabus and/or outline their own course of action. The sage on the stage of formal instruction must become at the most a guide on the side who acts as a coach appearing only when needed rather than as a lecturer who determines the content that the learners need to master. In the following inspirational but certainly not prescriptive examples, we will focus on co-learning methods drawn from a Social Constructivist perspective, which fits nicely here. We offer a few examples below to show a range of learner centered approaches.
A BBC documentary featured Dr. Hans Rosling, a founder of Gapminder, which uses data animation to educate the public about gaps in health and wealth. Go to related article »
StoryMaking is a process facilitated by a variety of tools. Following the Seven Steps of StoryMaking provides an opportunity to master a variety of tools. The following suggestions offer a starting place for integrating technology that supports this process. The list is updated frequently as new choices enter the marketplace so check in often or send additional ideas to Bernajean@Digitales.us. Depending on time and interest, choose the tools that best fit your readiness for digital storytelling. See more in-depth information for video-making and other media production tools on the navigation side bar.
Curatr is a curation platform geared to learning and educational settings. By adopting a rich, visual interface and a hide-and-reveal approach of information-objects it encourages users to explore learning following their own path, creating personal journeys and doing it at the pace that best suits them. Besides a pleasing visual interface for info-collections that resembles somewhat Pearltrees' own, the key characteristics of Curatr that one notices, is the fact that info-objects are apparently unlabelled and therefore meaningless unless one actively goes to explore them.
The number one selling video series for libraries and Literature classes in this country. This collection has revolutionized the teaching of Shakespeare as the preeminent production of every Shakespeare play written, performances featured in these productions would otherwise be seen only by the theater elite, in London or New York. When the BBC first undertook this six-year project, it became the most ambitious undertaking ever attempted on film. This was the first time in the 400 years since they were written that all 37 plays would be preserved on tape. Produced by Cedric Messina and Dr.
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On some level we already know that language shapes the way we think. We're automatically more afraid to fight a guy named Jack Savage than somebody named Peewee Nipplepuss, even if we've never seen either of them before. It's totally illogical, but you probably run into an example of that every day, and don't notice it. While we tend to think words are just sounds we make to express ideas, science is finding that language is more like a fun house mirror, warping what we see in mind-blowing ways. For instance ...
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Yesterday, the Open University released ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes,’ a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history. The Vikings gave us “give” and “take.” Shakespeare added another 2,000 words and expressions to the mix. The British Empire (see video above) then brought the evolving English language to new lands, creating new varieties of English worldwide. And so the story continues. You can find this series featuring the voice of Clive Anderson on iTunes or YouTube .
So, Mr. or Ms. English teacher, do I get high marks for my use of alliteration in the title? Pretty fancy, eh?! If you’re not impressed by THAT feat of literary genius, I hope you’ll at least give me an “A+” for putting together this list of 101 websites for English teachers . I did it by polling several of LinkedIn’s most prominent ELA groups over the course of a few months. As always, I hope you find something that’s new (and useful) to you!
This fun English game has some silly pandas to help teach the parts of speech. Get enough of the questions correct, and you can make your own silly sentence. Sharlayne Overton , author of A Daily Dose of Writing , came up with the concept for this game. To get exercises to help with writing, check out her fun book ! Strike 1! Help the Chimpunks win their Championship Baseball gameby helping them read base words with suffix endings.
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