Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms. After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media. If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]
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Hum:2230-Renaissance and Baroque Introduction: This is a look a Michelangelo from a different angle. Michelangelo lived in changing times and his art and writings reflect those changes. This lesson plan deals with his life in Rome after he moved there from Florence in 1534. The Protestant Movement had been underway for some years and the […]
I shared this with my group yesterday. It is a list of apps good for education published by NEA. Suggested Mobile Apps for the Secondary Classroom (click here to make a QR code) In-Service Larger list of 75 Teacher Only Name Description EduTecher A collection of technology-related resources for teachers in […]
Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses. This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]
Andrew Kinsell Title: The Black Death Class: EUH 2000, Western Civilizations I Introduction: The focus of my class on the Black Death is not the disease itself but the societal impacts the Black Death had throughout Europe. In order to accomplish this goal I will include a short video and a primary source (Boccaccio’s Decameron). […]
Name: Nancy Maurer Discipline: History Intro: Here are the two pieces of media which I will be using in my classes for Fall 2014 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Image: http://www.juhaliede.com/poster3.html Video: YouTube video sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Law (3:38) Here is the embed link:
The following infographic gives a clear, short explanation on the importance of using active learning strategies in the classroom. Using these strategies and encouraging students to change from passive learners waiting for information to be handed to them to active, enthusiastic learners that get involved in the learning process has a significant impact on enhancing […]
Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]
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.
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.