The Best Shakespeare Videos for the Classroom Here are a few of our favorite Shakespeare videos for the classroom. You can also check out our playlist of favorite Shakespeare videos here (and be sure to subscribe to WeAreTeachers YouTube channel while you’re at it.) Remember to check out these videos yourself before you show them to your students because only you know what will work for the children in your classroom. What’s So Special About Shakespeare? Michael Rosen explains in less than eight minutes why Shakespeare rocks. The Detail in These Paintings by Leng Jun is Astounding (19 Photos) Leng Jun (冷军) is an influential Chinese contemporary artist best known for his hyperrealistic paintings and drawings. Born in 1963 in Sichuan, Jun graduated from the fine arts department at the Hankou Branch of Wuhan Normal College in 1984 and currently lives and works in Beijing. The artist is renowned for the incredible detail in his works which can only truly be appreciated up close or with a magnifying glass.
The pressure to publish pushes down quality : Nature News & Comment I am pleased to announce that as of the middle of April, my Elsevier publications had received 30,752 page views and 2,025 citations. I got these numbers in a promotional e-mail from Elsevier, and although I’m not sure what they mean, I presume that it would be even better to have even bigger numbers. Indeed, the widespread availability of bibliometric data from sources such as Elsevier, Google Scholar and Thomson Reuters ISI makes it easy for scientists (with their employers looking over their shoulders) to obsess about their productivity and impact, and to compare their numbers with those of other scientists. And if more is good, then the trends for science are favourable. The number of publications continues to grow exponentially; it was already approaching two million per year by 2012.
Learning Games for Social Studies As educators, we are constantly seeking to engage our students in the most meaningful ways. Not engage, like simply hooking them in with entertaining or trending toys, rather we work to engage our students in meaningful learning. Parallel with the constantly evolving world of emergent technology the most meaningful, and most engaging strategies are dynamically changing. We must remember no matter how new and exciting emergent technology is, the true educational potential is only achieved through thoughtful experience design and meaningful conversation. Introduction In my social studies classes we are learning about historical content in the United States from post-Civil War to the Present. Fakebook Lesson Plan - Creating Facebook Profiles for Historical Figures I love to engage my middle school students by incorporating one of their favorite things: social media. And one of their all-time favorites is the Fakebook project. Here’s how it works: Students use their notes to create a Facebook-style social media profile for a historical figure. What I love most about this assignment is that it allows students to express their humor and creativity.
A Photographer Travels Across India To Show How Beautiful And Diverse Local People Are, And We’re Mesmerized d Photography Architecture :SPARQL query service/A gentle introduction to the Wikidata Query Service A gentle introduction to the Wikidata Query Service Have you ever wondered about questions like these? What are the largest cities in the world that have a female mayor?What airports are located within 100km of Berlin?Who were all known descendants of Genghis Khan? Wikidata has the answers. Hot Air Balloon Disaster - Historiana Blogs Helping students to make judgements about relative importance All of the important figures in history are in a hot air balloon whose engine is broken. Who do you throw out first to ensure the rest survive?! History is full of people and a key skill is to get our students to think about the relative importance of these individuals. Who is more important?
Women at war: the British sisters who nursed the French army (1915-1919) Marcia and Juliet weren’t flighty socialites when war broke out. Their first letters testify to their awareness and curiosity. Both regularly read the newspapers and had minds of their own. The young ladies inherited their political awareness from their mother Mildred ‘Mully’ Mansel, a militant suffragette who was briefly jailed at north London’s Holloway prison for women in November 1911 after she smashed two windows at the War Office during a rally in support of women’s right to vote. Mildred "Mully" Mansel and her mother, Mrs Guest© Mansel family archives