March 2009 Blog Posts (13)

New Web Adventure

I'm exploring this site as part of a course with the University of Missouri. This is my first visit.

Added by William G Covington Jr PhD on March 31, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Protest music video

In 1915, as war raged in Europe, lyricist Alfred Bryan and composer Al Piantadosi released a popular protest song urging Americans to stay out of the war. The song was called "I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier."

You can listen to it here (from the Internet Archive -online).

A short… Continue

Added by John Lee on March 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Globalism, Milton Freidman, and a flat Earth

Three decades ago the free Market economist Milton Friedman started presenting this simple anecdote about the diversification and complexity of global markets. Telling the biography of a pencil, Milton Friedman describes the flat Earth almost thirty years before that other Friedman got around to it. See the complete series that includes this short video at… Continue

Added by John Lee on March 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

John Stewart and literacy

Jim Crammer of the CNBC show Mad Money appeared on John Stewart's Daily Show March12, 2009 - covered here at Huffinton Post. The appearance came on the heels of a testy long distance exchange between Crammer and Stewart over the role of Crammer in the financial crisis that has unfolded over the last six months. The previous week, Stewart ripped Crammer and Rick Santelli, another CNBC commentator, on… Continue

Added by John Lee on March 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Digital historical narrative

Meghan Manfra has a very helpful and interesting description of how to produce digital historical narratives on the University of North Carolina Documenting the American South website. In this presentation, Meghan highlights a a heuristic developed b Glen Bull at University of Virginia that suggests five for digital historical videos.

1. Dramatic question

2. Point of view

3. Emotional content

4.… Continue

Added by John Lee on March 11, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

SITE 2009 Student Outcomes and Digital Documentaries


Added by Meghan Manfra on March 5, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SITE Presentation Thursday March 5, 2009


Added by John Lee on March 4, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

ELA 8th grade scenario using ThinkQuest to collaborate with students from other countries

Classroom Scenario. An 8th grade ELA class is using ThinkQuest to collaborate with students from other countries on topics of mutual interest. ThinkQuest is an interactive online tool that allows students and teachers to create projects, collaborate with others to conduct research, generate innovative content, and share their products worldwide. One 8th grade ELA class decided that they wanted to answer the question: Why is Tolerance Important? The teacher posted their project idea in… Continue

Added by Hiller Spires on March 3, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments

TPACK example in Mathematics

In ubiquitous computing environments, students have constant access to technology tools for gathering and sharing information, exploring mathematical objects and relations, formulating conjectures, creating justifications or proofs, and presenting findings to peers.

Imagine the following scenario: The bell rings, students walk into the classroom, start up their computers, go to the course wiki to see what conjectures were posted by peers last evening related to an investigation about… Continue

Added by Karen Hollebrands on March 2, 2009 at 9:34pm — No Comments

1:1 vingnette for science

In the NC Standard Course of Study for secondary Earth and Environmental Science is the goal:

2.07 Analyze the sources and impacts of society's use of energy.

* Renewable and non-renewable sources.

* The impact of human choices on Earth and its systems.

Here is a possible Problem-based Inquiry activity that the students can engage in.


Deforestation is a major issue on many of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world, where forests are… Continue

Added by Eric Wiebe on March 2, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ways of Knowing Through Videography

The following information will be presented at the SITE conference on March 5, 2009, during the New Literacies Collaborative Symposium on Digital Video and New Literacies:

ECI 513 is a graduate course taught in NC State's College of Education called "Videography in Education." Teachers taking the course learn to integrate a variety of student-centered video projects across the curriculum and acquire skills with video capture and editing to facilitate these lessons. Teachers also… Continue

Added by Kevin Oliver on March 2, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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