Formative assessment can be a quick and easy way to increase the effectiveness of a teacher.
I will admit it, I love quotes. I memorize them, save them in my phone, write them in my journals, and keep a Google Doc of them in my Drive. The are pithy, interesting, and fun. A few of my favorites: "If you wish to strive for peace of soul and happiness, believe; if you … Continue reading Quotable Quotes
I have taught English in South Korea for over five years and I have helped various people with their English skills since then. Learning a language is tough, though it has its benefits as well. I have tried, with varying success to learn Korean and French. I know how hard it can be to study. Each … Continue reading ‘elllo There!
They say a picture say a thousand words. How about an animation? Jake and Wes O'Neal are the creative brains and graphic-design brawn behind the amazingly illuminating animations of Animagraffs. In the same spirit as The Way Things Work but with the visual flair of Interactive Simulations, Animagraffs breaks down everyday technological and natural wonders into their … Continue reading Amazing Animations!
I love photos that say so much. That's why when I found this simple graphic I had to share it. It speaks for itself. It is better on the website. I have shared my interest in visualizing scale elsewhere. Please let me know if you have any interesting sites or images that show the scale of … Continue reading Droppin’ the Ocean
When I say philosophy, do you think of bearded proffessors, bespectecaled undergrads, and tedious dinner guests? It doesn't have to be that way. Some advocates, like the Philosophy Foundation and the awesomely acronymed PLATO, are trying to make philosophy accessible for public school students. The touted benefits are improvements in analytical reasoning, reading comprehension, problem-solving, and self-esteem. Teaching … Continue reading What do you believe?
"There is a lot of information, very little amount of meaning. I see that as an opportunity." - David McCandless The Information is Beautiful site is more than just a collection of glorified info-graphics. The site creator, David McCandless, and his team are transparent with their sources and even provide access to the forms from which … Continue reading Beautiful Data
Oh, how I miss a good bedtime story. It is a reason in itself to have kids of your own, or to become a primary teacher. If you are a primary teacher or are a parent, then this site is for you. Tonight's Bedtime Stories is great for lulling the little ones off to dreamland, but … Continue reading Bedtime Stories
I came across a cool visual representation of Bloom's Taxonomy created by Rex Heer. It is a 3D stair-like structure that really drives home the way in which tasks and cognitive functions relate. I have written about alternative ways to view the ol' Taxonomy elsewhere, and I still believe in its utility. But I came across … Continue reading Is Magic More Than A Theory?
I saw Graham in a variety of news outlets, so I wouldn't be surprised of you already heard about this interactive science and awareness project conceived by Project Zero, an initiative to reduce road accidents and deaths put together from various agencies in the Australian state of Victoria. Admittedly, the creature that they have rendered … Continue reading Born to Drive…Safely