Every Wednesday, we like to provide you a list of useful and informative links. Here are a few that just happen to cross my Twitter feed.
- Build a 3-D City – a math project for scale, area, and perimeter – The title says it all. For teachers looking for an authentic way to teach scale, area, and perimeter, this lesson and accompanying video show you how.
- Jamesville-DeWitt GenYES students teach teachers technology – Imagine involving students in their technological education by having them teach their teachers. This is a great way for the students to develop their skills and for staff to receive some basic professional development of their own.
- Learning vs. Gaming: What Seems to be the Problem? – Blogger serbe.tastic discovers that there is a lot of embedded learning in video games. See if you agree.
- Board of Education Social Media/Networking Discussion – Talk about transparency…One school is opening their school board discussion over social media to a live audience online. Watch Thursday night and see how this process goes.
- When Knowledge Retires – This is a fascinating idea for keeping the wisdom and knowledge lost to retirement in our schools. Consider giving every retired teacher an iPad and teaching them how to use social media to keep in touch with the teachers they leave behind.
Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.