Blogger. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling. This is an archive of my blogger blog since I started blogging here before I set up www.coolcatteacher.com
Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 11/23/2010
"simplebooklet is a tool that lets anyone create little flipbooks. It's all WYSIWYG publishing, and it makes it very easy to publish your completed project across a number of channels (email, printer, social network, twitter, and more). "
As many of us in North America plan to eat a bit this week - it is good to think of this program that asks youth to become activists against hunger.
"The student contest titled Meanings of Hunger asks students, no older than 18 years to get involved in exploring an aspect of hunger that interests them. The contest is simple but has room for a lot of creativity: students use the definition of hunger as inspiration to explore an aspect of hunger that interests them. Possible projects range from a poem or essay about hunger to a diorama of a refugee camp in Darfur. You can get more details online: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/students
The contest is open until December 3rd, 2010 and will be judged on clarity of information, creativity and connection to topic. While everyone can participate, the 3 highest-scoring submissions will be profiled on the ACF website and will receive a Student Activist package."
Build your own space mission game from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech. There are tons of very cool games and tools on this website. If you're teaching about astronomy, space, or planets to any age, you should take a look.