Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Here, you can watch a range of Laureates give interviews and official Nobel Lectures, in which they reveal the stories that helped shape their lives and careers. You can also see the official videos of the Nobel Prize announcements, where members of the Nobel Prize-Awarding Committees reveal their reasons behind their choices for each year's Prizes.
Imagine the potential for greatness that you're exposing your students to as a classroom subscriber to the Nobel Prize Channel.
Here is video of Robert Grubbs and Richard Schrock, two men who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005. In this interview excerpt, they talk about the status of science today among the general public in the United States.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Thanks to David Warlick for blogging about this video on his 2 cents blog. He refers to the video as an "A-ha" video. The U.S. Department of Commerce Ranked 55 industry sectors by their level of IT intensiveness. Education was ranked number 55 — below coal mining!
As educators, we have the responsibility to teach our students to use technology and to be digitally literate. If you're not a tech savvy teacher, I implore you to start slow and don't be afraid to ask questions of other teachers whether they be face to face or online.
The title of the video is Learn to Change. As lifelong learners, educators are always learning, but to some teachers, technology can be a challenge. It can be intimidating when students are more tech savvy than their teachers, but reach out to them and your colleagues.
The resources available through Discovery Streaming are great stepping stones for teachers looking to create a 21st century classroom. But don't stop there. In addition to covering the new New York State standards on internet safety, introduce your students to blogs, wikis and social networks. If you're stuck, you can always get a little help from your friends. Especially if you're part of the TEAM. :)
BTW - I'm a little frustrated that I've already received a few e-mails from my students stating that the TeacherTube site is VERY slow. That will probably have a negative impact on the quality of review. Do you have an alternative video hosting site to use with elementary kids?
Monday, May 12, 2008
I'm excited to start this course, but I was even more excited after reading the blog posting, A Hero is Born, from my online teacher friend Mr. James on his site, Learning as a Way of Teaching.
Mr. James is an inclusion teacher who started using video this year to teach his middle school science class. Check out the Adventures of Taksman.