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What can you learn just by looking at social media? Here is an interesting example. A cautionary tale for students.
Here’s a fun challenge to give to students and most adults; try to wait ten minutes before looking at your phone when you hear your text message notification. It’s a difficult challenge for most people. Study Boost knows this and is trying to leverage that compulsion to check text messages in order to make studying a part of students’ text messaging habit.
Watch as a physics teacher spins a basketball on a pen while he grades papers!
What do we do to encourage this kind of thinking with our students? Is your school a Moonshot school?
Many educators find this approach the easiest way to create videos; whether it’s to introduce a new topic or provide clarity to a sticky point from a previous class session. Meanwhile, students appreciate the ability to replay key portions they don’t understand.
Two great ideas - shoot live action or transform existing resources to video, something you can do in PowerPoint on PC or Mac. And the key to getting started? Don’t stress about the production value and focus on the content.
Listen is a documentary about standardized testing from the students’ perspective and how us students don’t have a say in what we want from our own education.
More info on the film: facebook.com/listenthefilm
In her Tedx talk, Angela Maiers gives examples of how telling students that their voice and actions have consequence in the world can change how they perceive their contributions — and affects their level of commitment. They’ll also have a better understanding of their individual genius when they know the potential is there.
I love the idea of “noticing ambassadors.” What if you carried a notebook?
A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.
Though critics liken the monitoring to government stalking, school officials and their contractor say the purpose is student safety.
Teaching is not an easy job. We all know this to be true. I have a sure fire way to make your job easier. Take out your smart phone and take video of the interesting things you do in class. It doesn’t even have to be interesting, just take some videos of students doing their regular daily work. You think that’s boring? I will tell you who doesn’t think it’s boring, your parents.
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?
Watch the “Language Apprentice” from the The Ways, an ongoing series on language and culture from Native communities in the Great Lakes from the Wisconsin Media Lab.
If you’re a lady-human of the geek persuasion, you’ve probably had a run-in or two with dude-geeks who think you just aren’t geeky enough (whatever that means). OK … so I can’t speak Vulcan? That doesn’t mean I’m not a true “Star Trek” fan. And besides, Mr. Dude-Geek, even if you do make this kind of stupid assumption again, as this nerd-tastic song explains, I certainly don’t have to prove myself to you.
See if you can spot the celebrity appearances.