I previously vented my frustrations about the losing so much time to preventable problems while doing my first video project, though despite these issues I decided to give it another go. I feel the project design is pretty strong, so I didn't want to just scrap it because of some technical issues. After today's "Grand [...]
Originally written as a guest post over at Free Technology for Teachers.
Last semester I had students create videos that creatively describe the families of elements despite a lack of much in the way of digital video hardware, software, or technical support. There were some challenges along the way, but overall I found the project [...]
I'm a little concerned by the word, "pilot."
I'm in the midst of ramping up my students for 5 solid weeks of self-directed learning related to climate change. Uncharacteristically, I cleared the proposal with my principal and the science curriculum director before going forward with the plan. I was given "permission" to pilot this program.
I tend to skip through reading your blog posts when I'm busy. If I'm lucky, others of you will post tweets or blog posts pointing me back towards the good stuff I've missed1.
Wes Fryer posted about potential copyright issues with showing 10 full-length films in a semester. I saw it, glanced through the list [...]
n my traditional cavalier/reckless fashion, I designed a project where students would create videos as the final product. I have two video cameras1 (a Flip and my point & shoot that shoots video), MovieMaker, three microphones, and a lack of experience with the moving picture medium.
Students got into groups, randomly selected a family of [...]
I might not be quite the Google-ite others are, but I do use a good number of their tools, and I think their corporate structure and culture might have some lessons for the education world. As a result, I decided I'd like to see the Google in action at the Google Teacher Academy in NYC [...]
Chris Lehmann recently gave a presentation titled "School 2.0: Creating the schools we need" at an IgnitePhilly event.
It's probably the best 5 minutes video clip I've seen online¹. I've never heard someone explain things I've grown to believe so right on.
Watch it. Love it. Do it!
Mr. Lehmann gives his take on [...]
A beautiful typographic video of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights put out by the Human Rights Action Center: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights from Seth Brau on Vimeo. It amazed me how large a percentage of the world doesn't enjoy the basic rights set forth in this declaration. In fact, even the United [...]
Amazing slow motion video of a lightning strike:
Most people have an emotional response to lightning. Growing up, that emotion for me was fear¹. As I got older, the fear gave way to respect, awe, and wonder. Indeed, staring out at an approaching thunderstorm on a warm summer night, watching the constant flashes of [...]
Today marks the first time the Large Hadron Collider will attempt to circulate a particle beam. This new tool in the belt of particle physicists should help prove/disprove some current grand unified theories, including the existence of the Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving mass to particles.
While some people have been worried [...]