Month: January 2020

Collaborative Hearts And Minds Help Kids Cope

Source: ASIDE 2015 With the increasing questions we received from our sixth graders about the abhorrent news this past week, we realized they needed to do something to make them feel they were sending a positive message to help the world be a more peaceful place. Eleven- and twelve-year-olds hear […]

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Heart-Shaped Maps – Valentine Primary Sources

Source: Wikipedia – Oronce Fine, 1531 It wasn’t until our students started making heart-shaped worlds as part of a way to promote peace that we wondered if there were any historical references. To our surprise, there were plenty. One of the earliest heart-shaped (cordiform) map projections by Oronce Fine, a French mathematician and cartographer, […]

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SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All – How Far Have We Come?

Source: TES Global An important and undeniable thrust of the 2015 SXSWEdu conference has been the attempt to reconcile the nation\’s educational inequalities. Marquee panels and sofa conversations alike have centered on this notion of access – access to college, to technology, to careers, to mentors, to professional development, to contemporary learning tools. […]

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10 Ways To Use The Meerkat Streaming Video App In Education

Source: Meerkat The new Meerkat app has taken the tech world by storm. Especially in the cubicles of Silicon Valley and the newsrooms of political sites, early adopters of Meerkat are trying to figure out how this real-time streaming video app will transform both social media and news reporting. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign, major news personalities have been signing […]

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Renderforest: An Amazing Tool For Students & Teachers To Create Motion Graphic Videos

Source: Renderforest Motion graphics are some of the most effective learning tools today. Sometimes called explainer videos or animated infographics, these multi-sensory clips deliver information in a high-octane fashion that appeals to all of the learning modalities. These colorful, spirited videos combine voice, images, and kinetic typography to employ all of the brain\’s receptors in internalizing ideas. […]

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