Monthly Archives: August 2013

Great Character Descriptions from Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Micheal Bradley introduced this article to us in his blog. I09 is awesome. Just think of the language arts discussions you can have.

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The Guardian: High Culture vs. Pop Culture

What engages students most effectively? High Culture or Pop Culture. Andrew Jones takes us on an interesting journey as he explores the issue. By Andrew Jones “A high culture is the self-consciousness of a society”, Roger Scruton wrote last year in the … Continue reading

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TED-ed

TED talks. Admit it, you’ve used one or two of them in your lessons. Did you know that through TED-ed you can create “lessons worth sharing” around their youtube video library? I highly recommend you consider checking it out. And … Continue reading

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Shark Week Disappointment

Shark Week Disappointment Actor Wil Wheaton, of Star Trek TNG and Table Top fame, called foul at Discovery Channel today on his blog. for presenting “a work of fiction that is more suited for the Syfy Channel as a truthful … Continue reading

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Buzzfeed in the Classroom: More to the Story

Buzzfeed in the Classroom: More to the Story by KellyAnn Bonnell MA Fostering 21st Century Skills in the classroom can be daunting at times. The challenge is how to engage students in a way that is meaningful for them while … Continue reading

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