Summer Blast-5 for Friday- Links and Ideas

Incredible set of technology integration tools....
This is a super easy format.
http://issuu.com/richardbyrne/docs/77thingsforteacherstotrythissummer


Could our kids create something for TED....
Part of our work with the creation of excellent student work is the development of authentic audiences that can push the quality of the work. It would be incredible for students to submit and have something accepted for TED-ED
http://education.ted.com/content.php

This is the preamble for The Earth Charter Initiative- Values and Principles for a Sustainable Future. I thought that is is a power text for kids to dissect to dig into the concept and importance of sustainability.

Preamble

We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.

How to implement e-portfolios...
http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/06/29/3-keys-for-a-successful-eportfolio-implementation.aspx


Incredible resource for teaching the Civil War
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/06/28/137450464/3-d-motion-pictures-from-the-civil-war
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As we add more technology to our classrooms to create depth in learning and transparency in our work. Here are a couple of links:
http://www.techlearning.com/article/39404


I really enjoy the way that infographic communication information to the visual learning; would be interesting to see our kids create some really good ones.
https://sites.google.com/a/kathyschrock.net/infographics/

http://davidwarlick.com/graphicaday/

http://visual.ly/

Just like the Thinkfinity site, this seems to have some great lesson ideas that fit with our units.
http://commoncurriculum.com/

Incredible collection of tutorial videos for teachers and kids to grow with 2.0 tools. Log in as a guest, and there are hundreds of videos to learn from. Assign videos to advanced learners to continue their growth.

http://www.hccweb2.org/web2/

iTunes App Store launches "Apps for Teachers" section
http://t.co/tGmqCD3

This seems like a nice set of learning games for kids from our friends at Brain Pop.
http://www.brainpopjr.com/games/

We need to continue to find space for kids to reflect on their work in meaningful ways. This is a great blog post with resources.
http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/06/20/reflect-reflecting-reflection/

Teaching Tomorrow's Skills to Today's Students
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/07/05/tln_wolpert-gawron.html?tkn=XTLD5H1eaKkqfpre3AxAg7ZbJSg%2Fqx45UfgD&intc=es

Don't take the easy way out.... Great post from a great principal
http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/3971