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We Are The Freedom Riders Overview Key Staff Social Studies/History Teacher to oversee lesson and make connections with history content. Music Teacher may provide musical context and skills as needed Key Skills Global Connections: Connecting to History and Culture Making Art: Producing, Executing and Performing Life and Career Skills: Leadership and Responsibility Creative Thinking: Communication and Collaboration Summary Students will learn about the song, "We Shall Overcome," and the role it played as an anthem for the civil rights movement in America. Learning Objectives Students will: Recognize the impact individual and group actions can have on society Identify individual responsibility in a democratic society Appreciate the influence music has had historically as an agent of change Role play interviews based on freedom rider biographies Create new verses for the song “We Shall Overcome” Teaching Approach Arts Integration Teaching Methods Cooperative Learning Problem-Solving Role Playing Discussion Brainstorming

Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs, Learn more about your Favorite Books and Share Books with Friends. OED birthday word generator: which words originated in your birth year Do you know which words entered the English language around the same time you entered the world? Use our OED birthday word generator to find out! We’ve scoured the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) to find words with a first known usage for each year from 1900 to 2004. Simply select the relevant decade and click on your birth year to discover a word which entered the English language that year. Please note that the dates given for these words refer to the current first known usage of the word. If you are a subscriber or have access to the OED, visit our guide to learn how to find your own personal OED birthday word. Click on your birth year in the left-hand column to discover your OED birthday word. Words originating in the 1900s include: barfly, n. do-gooder, n. dramedy, n. ailurophobe, n. car boot, n. wassup, int. radio, n. wiretap, n. Words originating in the 1910s include: pastiche, v. headstand, n. rubber-stamping, adj. environmentalism, n. ad-lib, v. record player, n. roomie, n. 1900s

Smithsonian Science Education Center All Events June 18, 2014 - 9:30am - June 20, 2014 - 4:30pm Join us for three days of hands-on learning and collaborative conversations on the beautiful Central Coast.  Who Should Attend? Developing teachers who want to join a larger group of inspired educators that want to take their instruction to the next level.Educators with intermediate to advanced technical skills.Those wanting to learn more about how tech integrates into the common core.Those wanting to connect with other educators. ONLY $159* for THREE big days - includes morning coffee, lunch daily and after lunch treats! CUE Rock Star MontereyJune 18-20, 2014York School, Monterey, CA Join us for three days of hands-on learning and collaborative conversations in the beautiful California Central Valley.  CUE Rock Star Tulare CountyJune 18-20, 2014Sundale School, Tulare, CA June 23, 2014 - 9:30am - June 25, 2014 - 4:30pm Join us for three days of hands-on learning and collaborative conversations in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. 

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles Record Version: 3.12.3 for Windows Last Update: 22 June, 2015 File size: 5.3 MB (hlep files available online) Installation: Standard style setup wizard, check function for system type x32/x64, and uninstall capability Requirements: Windows (XP/Vista/7/8/8.1) and MS PowerPoint (2003/07/10/13). This version is fully working with no adware but licensed for personal and educational use only. We also provide a Pro version with different licenses, a life-time license, 1 year free upgrade, and 24/7 technical support. If you like our work, please buy the Pro version. Purchasing the Pro version helps us to continue developing this software and maintaining the website. Single User License Purchased and used by one user only. Features 1. How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom Previously I wrote an article about the incredible potential of iTunes U for both student and staff learning. I posed the question: Why Aren’t We Talking More About iTunes U ? I was blown away by the many positive remarks in response to this article from others that have also experienced the benefits of iTunes U. I was recently asked if I would write a follow up to that post. In essence, the request was for me to help those interested in learning more about iTunes U to take the next step and explore how easy it is to build a course. iBooks Author As an example, I wouldn’t use the terms straightforward and easy when describing iBooks Author. See another Edudemic article by Fred: ‘ The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In In fact, it’s so easy that even this administrator is in the midst of creating his own course. This would be a good option for a teacher that wants to see what iTunes U is all about and how it might work in their classroom. Public Site Manager Collaborate!

1 Second Everyday 1 Second Everyday Smithsonian's History Explorer Home > Error More Sharing ServicesShare Share on emailEmail this PageShare on printPrint Error Support for Smithsonian's History Explorer is provided by the Verizon Foundation If Education Technology Was A Baseball Team My name is Dale Borgeson and my tech team hails from Temecula, CA where I have managed a classroom for 33 years. This year we have high hopes that our players (education technology) will take us all the way to the postseason. It’s time to start getting your starting nine ready for Opening Day. Every team is a balance of veterans, consistent everyday players, and rookies. Here is my team, my bench reserves, and my superb coaching staff. The Starting Lineup 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Reserves / Bench: Remind101 – A super communication tool for teachers. Yokto – A very versatile player. SpeakPipe – I have added SpeakPipe to my classroom homepage and with a single click visitors can send me a recorded audio message that I receive via email. Voki – Who doesn’t love talking avatars. Edmodo – As you most likely know Edmodo is a social gathering place with lots of extra functions. Pixlr – A superb photo editing service that everyone should know about. Coaching Staff:

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Get Your Dose of History: 8 Documentaries for Black History Month | Independent Lens Blog More Than a Month Filmmaker Shukree Tighman dressed as a Union soldier The most fascinating chapters of America’s past, including our stories of tragedy, pride, creativity, and triumph, are arguably contained in African American history. Black History Month is our yearly pop-up reminder to reconnect with these stories. Though, as last year’s Independent Lens documentary More Than a Month points out, why contain it to just one month? Here is a collection of African American history documentaries to watch throughout the year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.