Published on Mar 27, 2013
In 1998, in Uniontown Kansas, high school teacher Norm Conard and a handful of students stumbled across an unknown hero from the holocaust, Irena Sendler. A research project intended for the classroom soon sparked the interest of the world, and forever changed the lives of everyone involved. This is the Kansas side of the story.
K-state College of Education graduate Sabrina Murphy shares in her experiences with Mr. Conard and project member Megan Felt. For more information about the Irena Sendler Project please visit www.irenasendler.com
All images were used by permission from:
The Lowell Milken Center and Yad Vashem
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Facing shrinking enrollment and in danger of closing its doors, in 2007, the Newton (KS) School District reestablished Newton as a public charter school. Bolstered by Charter School Program funds from the U.S. Department of Education, the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center became the first public school in the nation to completely incorporate agriculture into its elementary classrooms and curricula.
Wow, this is just amazing, Kudoo’s to this Walton Rural, a Kansas School. My kids are grown now and hopefully will be starting their own families in the near future. I would love my grand kids to attend a school like this one. They are in the 5% of schools in Kansas. Test scores prove it. I think more schools should take a lesson from Walton. School does not have to be boring, real life experience is a good ticket to success. Let’s get on board. Of course every school would not have to use Ag as their focus, although it does seem very practical as a life skill.
Blubbr is a free website that makes it possible for you to create and play trivia games with embedded videos
Blubbr is a free website that makes it possible for you to create and play trivia games with embedded videos. Blubbr calls the games trivs. You can play trivs in different categories, from celebs and music to sport and education. Click on the image below to play a sample triv now.
Here are a few ideas that might be useful to teachers and students.
- You and your students can create trivs focused on the unit you’re currently studying.
- Students can develop a triv focused on personal interests and then extend that into research, writing, journaling, etc.
- It can be a useful strategy for pre-testing, review and as a study guide.
- Trivs can be an engaging alternative strategy for book reports, science presentations, social studies reports, and more.
- Allowing students to design quizzes puts them in the role of the teacher. This technique can encourage higher-order thinking.
- You and your students can create trivs to introduce yourselves at the beginning of the year.
- Developing trivs can be a fun way for students to reflect on a novel, science unit, historical event, poetry, or the highlights of their school year.
You can challenge your students and their families by sharing trivs on your website, via email, through social networks, or by sharing the links in your print-based newsletter.
Thanks Clif for this great find!
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Keynote can be used to create simple animation. You can use the Magic Move transition to animate objects and move them to different positions on the screen. You can also use transitions to create simple movement and special effects. You can use these in your Keynote presentations, or export them to video file to use in iMovie.
A video made by 8th graders as a creative protest to Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. School lunches never made us fat! Now we’re brown-bagging it…
Please go to link and watch the boys’ video, “We’re Hungry and You Know It.” Not perfect but they worked so hard on it …and it’ s pretty clever! I had absolutely nothing to do with it…Zachary and Tristen (8th graders) really ran the show and saw this project to completion. They need lots of views so share with your friends!
I’m a little bit excited since this is our first iMovie attempt, AND the very first time I’ve ever posted to youtube! In case you weren’t aware, our students have been working on a protest against the federally mandated reduction of calories in school lunches. They have been bringing sack lunches to school since August, have written letters to state representatives, emailed the White House, and have received recognition by mail, local news, and some national syndicates who have called the school and picked up the story. They’d like to keep the momentum of the movement going, so please help by spreading the word. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u748SRboxVc
St. Mark School
MS Lang. Arts & Technology
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I have said it before, I will say it again, Kevin Honeycutt inspires me!
“This is an update with freshened lyrics co-written and sung by my former student Wesley Dewitt. I’ve added new pictures and I appreciate all the help of educators who let me partner with them! For more information visit my website at http://kevinhoneycutt.org”
The launch of teachem, a free teaching platform that allows anyone to turn YouTube videos into online classes. This is great tool for universities, teachers, companies, or experts of any kind to share their expertise in their own private school. Below are a few examples of classes that can be created from the platform.
The Presidential Debate
Steve Job’s Standford Commencement
Teachem – Another Way to Comment on Educational Videos
Heart Rate Camera is an innovative iOS app that measures your heart rate using your iOS device’s camera with no contact. Utilizing a number of advanced algorithms, our app will automatically detect the user’s face and calculate his or her heart rate in a matter of seconds. No need to orient your face into a tiny, unwieldy box. Heart Rate Camera was ranked as high as #38 in the iPad Health & Fitness category. Heart Rate Camera has the following features:
- Face recognition.
- 7-day and 30-day history.
- Share screen shot of heart rate reading via Twitter or email. [optional]
- Facebook sharing.
- Clean interface.
Heart Rate Camera is available for $2.99 on the iTunes Store. Included are links to the developers webpage as well as a YouTube promo and demo videos.
Fla. teachers take to YouTube to encourage studying
A special-education teacher and a high-school English teacher in Florida have created a back-to-school song — posted on YouTube — encouraging students to study. The song, “Study Maybe,” was set to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and encourages students to “give it your all.” “If you get up in front of the room and preach to them they’re going to tune you out,” said special-education teacher Heather Kay. “But if you put it in a song maybe the message will sink in.” Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (8/30)
The teachers at Tavares High School in Florida created a welcome video for their 2012-2013 students.
This post could be almost infinite: there is most certainly an extraordinary array of options for videos which expand educators’ understandings and inspire advances in 21st century learning. …
See on http://21k12blog.net/2012/08/11/18-videos-suggested-for-back-to-school-faculty-meetings-and-other-educational-audiences/
A parody music video promoting agriculture! If you like it, feel free to share it with your friends! No copyright infringement of original song “I’m Sexy and…
These brothers are from Western Kansas…..
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Here are my choices for The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In the Movies (I generally only included sites that also had video clips, though I’ve also included several good commentaries, too):
See on http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/01/18/the-best-places-to-learn-about-and-view-video-clips-of-teachers-in-the-movies/
21st Century Education
This video was produced by the New Brunswick Department of Education to stimulate discussion among educators and other stakeholders in public education in the province of New Brunswick. The 21st Century presents unique challenges for education worldwide. In order to keep pace with global change we must focus on 21st Century Skills and public education must adapt to keep students engaged. Rigor and relevance are key,
here are three important questions that distinguish a Solve for X talk.
- Does it highlight a huge problem?
- Is there a concrete solution that could make a radical impact?
- Does it explain breakthrough science and technology that could enable this solution?
We hope our Solve for X speakers inspire people to work on solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. We selected speakers who answered the three Solve for X questions particularly well or are finding a way to drive Solve for X thinking.
Most of the speakers are working hard on making their <x> a reality. Others are giving proposals for moonshot projects but have no current plans to tackle them. Perhaps you and a small team can build on these proposals and make them a reality.
Check it out: http://www.wesolveforx.com/
Over the weekend I received an email from a reader asking me if I had a list of YouTube channels not named Khan Academy that offer mathematics lessons. I didn’t have a list, but I said I would create one. Therefore, here is my short list of YouTube channels not named Khan Academy that offer mathematics lessons.
First of all, log into the TeacherTube website and create an account if you have not already. You’ll need to log in to view the DOWNLOAD link for the video you want. It should appear in the left sidebar of the webpage, below the video.
A channel dedicated to instruction videos of useful apps for education. This iPadagogy channel will feature videos on useful apps for use in education. Please feel free to make suggestions for other uses for featured apps or other apps to review. Right now there are 27 videos, all tutorials.
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