A kind-hearted blog that might be used for comic relief, Googly Eyed Literature could be used in a lesson in which you want to discuss a work of fiction and introduce the discussion with a chuckle. This blog has so many classics with googly eyes. Click on the book for more titles.
Daily Archives: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
This is a 4-minute video featuring Mitchell and Webb – 2 British comedians. The topic covered in the video is exploration, and how newly discovered lands acquired their names: Virginia, the East Indies, New South Wales, and Greenland. It can be used in the classroom as an introduction to exploration and colonization – or as […]
This lesson can be used for Elementary Spanish I or II. After learning greetings and introductions in Spanish, students will watch the short film by Pixar “For the Birds” and as a group project will write a script for it in Spanish. Class Assignment: There are many ways to greet someone in Spanish. Use several […]
This infographic test your knowledge to check if you are truly fluent in Spanish. It’s fun and really sparked my interest. http://www.speakinglatino.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ARE-YOU-REALLY-FLUENT-IN-SPA.png
Businesses already know it’s smart to invest in creativity, so why do we insist on cranking out graduates–and our own children–in a way that asks them to conform to an antiquated (and arguably misplaced) system? Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, Mitchel Resnick, discusses possibility in the piece at this link.
Before you go out and make your own infographic, take a look at this link. It’s a wired.com piece by Adrienne So examining ways to make data “pop.”
This website offers a variety of activities for those who are really interested in learning Spanish. It’s simple and offers good reads according to the individual’s level. http://spanishobsessed.com/blog/language-learning-secrets/
Introduction: My name is Nancy Maurer and I teach American history, 1492-1877 (AMH 2010.) This is a lesson plan for Mercantilism. Mercantilism is an economic system used by European nations in the 17th and 18th centuries. The British implemented mercantilism in the American colonies using a series of acts called the Navigation Acts. While mercantilism […]
Click the picture above to examine this more closely. It’s an infographic syllabus for an online Comp II class. All the necessary information is included for college requirements. The only thing missing? About ten pages of drollness. This is created using Piktochart, a free infographic-creation software using cloud technology.
Interactive Engagement Strategies (approx. 20 min): Video (approx. 10 minutes with discussion): After I complete the lecture I give students a handout that has 25 questions with the meaning or stem of each term. Handout; https://blu174.mail.live.com/default.aspx?id=64855#tid=cmK7gi6gSM4hGDDwAeC8tyNg2&fid=fly1XSLFi7fEmKCXJCJcJtzg2 First: I instruct students to listen to the next video and answer questions as quickly as possible. Since they […]
Carol E. Miller Title: Test Taking Strategies Class: SLS 1121 (Student Life Skills). Time Frame: Face-to-Face Introduction: Test taking strategies is an important component for Student Success. This note taking lecture is designed to learn the various techniques that are available!. I lecture on true/false, matching, multiple choice, computer-graded, short answer, and essay questions. Learning […]
The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head. Here’s an effective and colorful infographic that explains the flipped classroom concept. Check out the viewer comments, as many are quite informative.
College Students are always looking for a quick fix. A works cited page in MLA format is required for almost every college level English and humanities paper, so this can be very useful. This is a quick reference guide for writing a works cited page in MLA format illustrates the correct order of information and […]