You can get the above video free on PBS on Jimmy Carter. You can move the film to different parts that you want to show your students. Some other full length films found here are on Reagan, Tecumseh, the Panama Canal, Robert E. Lee, Trail of Tears and more.
Monday, February 21, 2011
list, there are some great ones to choose from.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Kno is an educational tablet company that just might have the coolest laptop in the world which you can see in the above video. Think if you connected to ipads together and you get Kno. You can drag things from one screen to the other, type (a la the ipad) on one screen, read on one side and use the Internet on the other, or even make it fold back on itself to have only one screen showing. Take a look and imagine how your students could use it.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Wizard of Oz as an AllegoryI have found talking about the gold and silver standards, Wm Jennings Bryan, industrialization and farmers as a lot for a unit - but telling the kids the real meaning behind the Wizard of Oz makes it all soooo easy for the kids to get. Here is one interpretation that I like, but here are more.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I did an in-service today was partly on how to use Google Docs, Google Presentation (PowerPoint), to create collections (folders), how to upload and how to link to one's student presentation tool (ie Blackboard, Google Sites, Edublog, etc.). The advantage of doing this is that once you have the link set up, you can just make the change within Google and will never have to re-upload the document or presentation again.