October 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Kids Like Blues: Using Music and Video to Rock Your Classroom

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING SUBSCRIBE TO RSS Kids Like Blues: Using Music and Video to Rock Your Classroom OCTOBER 24, 2012 Teacher Jon Schwartz and his first-graders rockin it out on stage. Photo credit: Jon Schwartz When I started playing blues songs for my first grade students, I never imagined I was introducing a fantastic launching point for thematic, standards-based teaching. We soon formed The Kids Like Blues Band, and since last March we've used blues songs as a springboard for teaching…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 30, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Teaching visual literacy

Teaching visual literacy

POSTED: OCTOBER 25, 2012

Critical thinking and learning
Critical thinking and learning to "read" a film are among the goals in studying classics like Citizen Kane.

This is my brief rationale for (and definition of) “film literacy,” a skill that my students must master in my film classes as well as in today’s screen-oriented world.

To quote recent…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 29, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Digital scholarship lab supports visual learning

Digital scholarship lab supports visual learning

Kiki Barnes Contributing Writer

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012Courtesy of Amy Atticks

The Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab will soon be filled with students. The Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab will be open for classes and individual student use in the Rockefeller Library this month. Featuring 12 55-inch high-resolution LED panels, the seven-foot high, 16-foot long “video wall” provides…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 18, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

World's Greatest Teacher

A best-selling author goes back to his high school to thank the person who first encouraged him to write.



The teacher who changed my life didn’t do it by encouraging her students to stand on their desks, like John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Or by toting a baseball bat through the halls, like Principal Clark in Lean on Me. She did it in a much simpler way: by telling me I was good at something.



When I met Ms. Shelia Spicer, I was in the ninth…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 2, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Humans Evolve a New Form of Visual Literacy… Through Images

HUMANS EVOLVE A NEW FORM OF VISUAL LITERACY… THROUGH IMAGES

Hello. I’m Trey Ratcliff. I’m a travel photographer, and I love using technology to create beautiful things.

I believe we’re starting to use images to communicate in a new way with one another. Imagery is a universal language that has no borders and describes truths and stories that all humans can…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 1, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

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