Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 12/16/2011
Silvia Tolisano shared this with me on the podcast last night we recorded for Curriculum 21. This takes projects and outlines and relates it to the global competencies from the Asia society.
Why Steve Jobs isn’t Time’s Person of the Year - The Washington Post
Lots of conversation about why Steve Jobs wasn't named the Time Person of the year. This would be a fascinating discussion for a social studies or current events class. Who would you name as the person of the year and why.
Going Global: Reflections of a Flat Classroom Judge | Engaging Educators
Great reflection from Ben about what it means to judge Flat Classroom and what he learned. Thank you for joining in!
Get a virtual seat at ted talks
Ted live subscription for your school? You can get a virtual seat at TED talks (it includes a Kindle fire - no one is sure why.) This is a great overview from Edudemic.
Christmas Jeopardy for Literature or Culture Class
This Powerpoint based jeopardy game includes The Night Before Christmas and other Christmas classics as well as a piece on Christmas films. You can download the powerpoint and customize it to your current lessons and play it near the end of the term. A fun way to finish and summarize. Remember, keep teaching!
Tons of printable holiday Puzzles
Crosswords, scramblers, work to do in pairs or together. If you need just one more thing just in case, go here. Created by a teacher.
A CSI Lesson PLan for High School Math
I love this lesson plan which includes algebra, ratios, angles, and stastics that most 9th and 10th graders I know could compute. This could be a very fund summary activity. Look at this PDF and powerpoint and create your own. If you do, please share it with me in the comments or email it to me, I'd like to share what you do.