Do I start posting my show and tell links?
I show two videos a week to suck kids back into their seats after break and get them geared up for whatever.
Today I showed the preview for Heima, a concert documentary of Icelandic band Sigur Ros, featuring stunning footage of (surprise) Iceland, set to stunning music by (surprise surprise) Sigur Ros.
Freshmen were like, wtf, mate?
After I told them the freshmen hated it, my sophomores were like, ah, yes, I think I like this.
No hard feelings if this sort of linkage ain’t worth your while. I only want to put my practice online to the extent that it helps out yon weary ‘net-dwelling teacher. No time for this long-tail nonsense.
Ten comments in the affirmative makes this happen.
adamSeptember 10, 2007 - 9:06 pm -
Longtime reader, first time commenter… and someone who shamelessly borrowed ideas from your first day activities for my first day of my first year of teaching.
I, for one, would love to see your show and tell links.
Ben ChunSeptember 10, 2007 - 9:25 pm -
RickSeptember 10, 2007 - 11:12 pm -
Count me as #3 on your list.
Chris CraftSeptember 11, 2007 - 1:33 am -
And I will then be #4. I like your linkage lots!
JackieSeptember 11, 2007 - 2:38 am -
I’m yes #5.
AdelynSeptember 11, 2007 - 4:38 am -
yes #6 for me
jeffreygeneSeptember 11, 2007 - 6:18 am -
dan you know how many times i shared that low-budget film festival link? that was awesome, educational uses be damned.
#7, unless someone else has already beaten me to it…
H.September 11, 2007 - 6:34 am -
# 8 unless someone beat me.
Scott EliasSeptember 11, 2007 - 6:45 am -
8 + 1 = 9
I save these tidbits as pick-me-ups for staff meetings. They far surpass the usual quasi-motivational drivel that usually passes for “inspirational.”
Plus, Iceland is on my Must-Visit list.
Karen janowskiSeptember 11, 2007 - 7:07 am -
You are my hero – you’ve sucked me in with all your teaching methods.
I’m the magic number 10!
SinclairSeptember 11, 2007 - 7:30 am -
You have a margin of 10% !
danSeptember 11, 2007 - 8:00 am -
Alright cool, we’ll turn that faucet on then.
SSeptember 11, 2007 - 8:24 am -
Even dozen! Iceland takes my breath away!!
J.D. WilliamsSeptember 11, 2007 - 2:08 pm -
If you haven’t yet, you might want to use the Microsoft Surface website for one of your show and tells. http://www.microsoft.com/surface
If you don’t like Microsoft, you could show the TedTalk given by Jeff Han. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/65 (There are a lot of good TedTalks and they are all downloadable. There is an iTunes link somewhere in there too: http://www.ted.com/talks )
Preview them before you use them in the classroom though, because a few throw out a word or two that parents might complain about.
danSeptember 11, 2007 - 3:10 pm -
Yeah, we excerpted a little of Han’s talk last year. Not on account of content but because I start feeling guilty if the diversions last longer than five minutes.
Personally, I’m more taken aback by Aguera’s Photosynth demo. That thing’s crazy.
J.D. WilliamsSeptember 11, 2007 - 8:20 pm -
Yeah, I played around with Photosynth after watching that demo. It is definitely something that will be great for “virtual field trips” if it ends up working like they say it will. I was thinking about letting my students play around with it but I don’t think the school computers could handle it (and I think there was a bit of a download?). Neat stuff.