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Myths, History, Technology, Control, Critical Thinking, Lobsters

Video of the Day, videos December 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom by Alan November from Brian Mull on Vimeo.

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Preparing students for the new media

The Shift June 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

Clay Shirky, a leading authority on the Internet’s effects, argues that emerging technologies enabling loose collaboration will change the way our society works. In this video, he notes that we are living through “the largest increase in expressive capability in human history.” If this is true, how do we prepare our students for this new, emerging and ever-changing media landscape?

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“Put Up a Parking Lot” – On Your Board!

“Put Up a Parking Lot” – On Your Board!

The Toolbox June 7, 2009 at 8:09 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s June, and your class is not asking questions about last night’s reading assignment. They read it, but they sit, cold stares hitting you from every direction, and there’s just a week of school left. Don’t just stand there! Put up a parking lot! Read more for an effective (and simple) way to engage your students in discussion – any time of the year!

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The Library of Congress is Using Flickr:  Shouldn’t Teachers?

The Library of Congress is Using Flickr: Shouldn’t Teachers?

Featured Articles, The Shift May 25, 2009 at 9:32 am 1 comment

In recent months, the Library of Congress has piloted a new photo series on the photo-intensive website, Flickr. If you’ve never been to Flickr, it’s essentially a website where photographers from around the world are uploading and sharing their photos, and commenting on the photographs other people post.

In this case, Flickr has teamed up with an unlikely photographer (or should I say archive of American historical photography), and the results are literally breathtaking. One example alone is Jack Delano’s “In the waiting room of Union Station”, taken in Chicago, Illinois. The photo features two officers who create shadows in spotlight-like beams of sunshine coming in from the gothic windows above.

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