Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
US History and Hulu
I found this at FreeTech4Teachers.com. There are a number of shows from the NBC Today show. For example, there are the ignagurations of Reagan and Kennedy (see above),assassination of RFK, Vietnam, "Meet the Presidents," the Apollo 11 moon landing and much more.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Books of the Future or Should I Say the Present
The juniors in my school have been using e-books this year rather than a paper text. Some of them love it and others don't, but for me it is an important step towards what will be a much better product in the near future as you can see above.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Multiple Ways to Use Wordle
I have used Wordle on this site to show how you can compare two different sources on the same topic to look for bias. But I went to this blog and found the multiple uses you can see above including ways for your students to analyze their own writing and work. It is a great slideshow.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Free Online Meeting for Your Students?
Like all public schools that I know about, we are not allowed to use Facebook to let our students to collaborate after school hours. Here, though, is a free site that allows one to have up to 10 people working together in a conference setting. Here are the features:
Desktop sharing, ten participants, switch presenter, remote keyboard, session recording and playback, whiteboard, transfer files, pointer, copy/paste, etc.
As we head towards MLK Day next week, here and here are two great places for resources on him. Above is the video of his "I have a dream speech." While we study it as historians, it also had the very real political impact of putting pressure on Kennedy and the Congress to pass what became the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
JFK Announces Presidential Bid
This is pretty interesting. Fifty years ago, President Kennedy announced his candidancy for the president. Now the JFK Library will be having a daily Twitter feed saying what he did each day and releasing documentation. For example above Kennedy making the announcement and here is the press release. I found about this project from one of my "Twitter friends" named ww2poster. You can, of course, follow me on Twitter, either on the sidebar of this blog or here.