All Blog Posts Tagged 'studies' (13)

Listen! Now I´m talking! A project about language, media and democracy with 7th graders from the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden

Listen! Now I’m talking! is about language and democracy.

48 7th graders have a very concrete mission:

Make up your mind about an opinion that you are passionate

about, something that you think should be changed, be improved, be highlighted

or be banned! You should in words and pictures propagate your opinion and…


Added by Sten Canevall on January 1, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

Great Educational Podcasts for 2nd Grade

We try utilizing some of these podcasts in my 2nd grade classroom.  Some of them are used as a whole class, and then others are used on individual student laptops or iPods.


CNN Student News (

Available through the iTunes store or…


Added by Robert Kennedy on October 30, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments

American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

It's very appropriate. On the 147th anniversary of the Battle of

Gettysburg the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

begins a campaign on Kickstarter

to make the use of augmented reality a "reality" for students studying

the American Civil… Continue

Added by Art Titzel on July 3, 2010 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

What is the Purpose of Being in Education?

Education is the great communal experience. We go to school 180 days a year, for 13 years of our life, and many of us continue along the educational path much longer. We can discuss similar teachers, extra-curricular activities, lunch-room antics, multiplication tables, and books. Education, as an American communal experience, is meant in one part to build our national pride, and also to also fuel the American dream. We go to school and are taught to expect the best of ourselves, of our… Continue

Added by AJ Juliani on January 23, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Information Visualization Transformed to Cultural Analytics/Visualization on a high-resolution interactive HIPerSpace wall at UCSD

Posted a really cool video & info: Cultural Analytics of Mark Rothco Paintings on an interactive 287 mega-pixel HIPerSpace Wall at UCSD.

"The explosive growth of cultural content on the web including social media since 2004 and the digitization efforts by museums, libraries, and companies since the 1990s make possible fundamentally new paradigm for… Continue

Added by Lynn Marentette on November 26, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

Computer Games and Traditional CS Courses

Integrating computer games into existing CS courses may help attract students to the field, but there are guidelines to be considered.

Since computing is the foundation of modern society, a proficient computing work force is essential for maintaining the country's leadership and competitiveness in the global economy. The recent decline in enrollments across computer science (CS) departments and the decrease in student diversity pose significant challenges to the continuation of the… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on November 25, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Sharing with Egyptian students

I teach fifth grade social studies at the Haverford School. In the next few weeks we will be studying ancient Egypt. I like to set up some collaboration with students in Egypt. Maybe, our students can share what it is like to be an American student and an Egyptian student. Perhaps, we can use Skype as a way of communicating.

Added by Robert X. Allman on October 27, 2009 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

A Lesson Guide for Constitution Day 2.0

Each year America celebrates Constitution Day on September 17. Since 2006, federal legislation mandates that all educational institutions receiving federal funds must hold an educational program on the Constitution commemorating the day.

Remix America ( has partnered with Constitutional Rights Foundation ( to bring you the Constitution Day Challenge--a creative way for elementary, middle and high school students to learn about and celebrate… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on August 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Digital E-learning

Though class room education cannot literally be replaced by e-learning online education has its own advantages. Students are familiar with the digital tools and given an assignment they use online resources effectively and learn in self directed manner. Today's net generation like to discover new things and learn from hands on experience. when they look for information online, not only will they try different search engines, they will also search for interactive materials. From the educator’s… Continue

Added by judy jacob on August 27, 2009 at 4:09am — 2 Comments

Rethinking Current Events with Newsvine

If there is one thing students and teachers despise it's clutter. One way teachers create clutter is asking students to print out a current event. Students print out weekly current events, read and summarize it, have it graded and then throw it out. I found more current events lying on my floor or in my trash than any other classroom document. Cringing already teachers? Fear… Continue

Added by Andrew Marcinek on April 14, 2009 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

Black History Month Lesson Plans

In honor Black History Month, the Knowledge Essentials team has created a series of free lesson plans on Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, School Desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

You can find these lesson plans and activity sheets, along with our entire repository of open educational resources, over on our Knowledge Essentials page on LearnHub!

Added by Amy James on February 9, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Free President's Day Lesson Plans

It's almost President's Day and we've created a series of free lesson plans that you are free to use and share it with your colleagues.

To see all of our lesson plans, check out our repository of open educational resources over on our Knowledge Essentials page on LearnHub!

Added by Amy James on February 8, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

The Savvy Teacher’s Digital Toolbox: iGoogle Homepage

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

Many teachers search the web for online resources, images, dictionaries, translation help, news of the day, interactive activities and blogs of interest. Those sites are often bookmarked and usually forgotten in the hodge-podge of the web browser Favorites list.

A lot of teachers spend the day with the web browser homepage showing on the computer monitor. Some… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on March 17, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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