A new documentary exposes a seldom acknowledged 1898 massacre, perpetrated by a gang of white supremacist Democrats in North Carolina.
New legislation permitting properly licensed students to carry concealed firearms on campus at the University of Texas has re-ignited the debate regarding gun control and the purpose of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Does the second amendment protect the rights of students to carry concealed weapons on campus, or does this create …
GoClass is a classroom application that adapts to the way you teach. Using common mobile devices and an Internet connection, GoClass helps you improve student engagement, classroom management and your effectiveness where it matters most—in the classroom. Only why stop there. With GoClass your students are engaged everywhere they go. With lesson plan review, student notes and media annotation, their classroom experience goes home with them.
Modern Chalkboard is a wonderful new free site for finding SMART board resources. This is a great place to find interactive lessons on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Grammar, Science, Social Studies, and more Also, this is a nice place to find other resources such as links and help files.
Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. The way this works is a teacher creates an assessment/quiz in Google Forms/Documents and then create and print out a unique answer form/bubble sheet for each student. The student then uses those forms to answer the question and take the assessment/quiz. Once the form is complete the user can then open the app on a mobile device and take pictures of the forms. Paperscorer will then grade the form/assessment and generate detailed reports. Also, Paperscorer will import student responses back to a educator's Google account. This makes it ideal for teachers to differentiate instruction.
Channelkit is a new site for curating resources that reminds me of a cross between Pinterest and EduClipper. This is a nice site that turns any type of media (i.e. file, links, images) into digital cards that can then be turned into a channel. These "channels" can then be made public/private and shared w/ others via unique URL.
In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion about the rights of persons living with mental illness in the United States. The event will feature board-certified forensic psychiatrist Robert Maman.
The first day of a new school year is right around the corner! Ease back into learning mode with these social studies book offerings that will be sure to spark interest and prepare your elementary or middle schooler for another school year.
In 2016 alone, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL, has claimed responsibility for several attacks around the world. Acts of terror in Belgium, Germany, the United States, and many other countries perpetrated by individuals pledging loyalty to the organization and its …
“[T]he dead of the battle-field come up to us very rarely, even in dreams.” So admitted the New York Times just a month after it had reported the grisly slaughter of 3,650 Union and Confederate troops at the Battle of Antietam. On a single afternoon of hideous carnage there, more soldiers had died than at any other place, or on any other day, in American history. Yet as vividly as battlefield correspondents described the carnage, home-front readers still seemed unable to visualize the magnitude of the tragedy—or the depth of individual human sacrifice it entailed. Words seemed insufficient. “We recognize the battle-field as a reality,” the Times conceded, “but it stands as a remote one. It is like a funeral next door.”
During the Great Depression, a top commercial portraitist took to San Francisco’s streets to experiment with representing the social devastation surrounding her. Her photos showed men sleeping on sidewalks and in parks like bundles of rags spit out by the economy. Dorothea Lange described watching from her studio windows the unemployed “drifting” past, and wanting to do something. Her “Man Beside Wheelbarrow” (1934) displays one such victim. The worker is bent up against a blank cinderblock expanse. We see only his workingman’s cap; he cannot face the light. Lange later told an interviewer that she “wanted to take a picture of a man as he stood in his world . . . a man with his head down, with his back against the wall, with his livelihood, like the wheelbarrow, overturned.” Lange’s camera eye recorded the Depression’s
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Triventy is a excellent site for creating collaborative quizzes or surveys. The way this works is a user creates their own questions or customizes an existing one and then invites students to add their own. Once the quiz is started (up on a board, projector, screen etc.) a teacher can invite students via unique URL to join. Once the quiz is finished the participate get results in real-time similar to the way Kahoot works.
Supreme Court Roundup 2015-2016 Have students choose three Supreme Court cases from the list below. For each case, they should research and report the following information: When was the case argued? What was the question argued in the case? When was the case decided What was the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the case? Which …
Choosito is a new search engine for education that I found out about from Technology & Learning. This is a great way to search the web in a safe way as well as library resources. Best of all, all search results display a reading level which makes it similar to Nettrekker and ideal for education.
The Man Who Saved a Billion Lives After World War II, many developing nations struggled to feed their people. In places like Mexico and India, crops often failed. Beginning in the 1950s, American scientist Norman Borlaug began to successfully innovate new, disease-resistant, high-yield crops using genetic modification. Borlaug and his team were able to save …