In some ways the first two ideas I’ve blogged about since I tried to hijack WCYDWT for my own nefarious history type purposes haven’t quite lived up to Dan’s Standard. They’re both good ways into lessons, and they both do a good job of creating interest in something that may not be (for many students) […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/stmiyeLsErw” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /] Ingredients: The World Turned Upside by Billy Bragg (for example the Youtube version above) Lyrics to the above song 1 guitar and a rudimentary knowledge thereof (the chords E, B and A if you want to play it in the same key) Willingness to face down a class […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/stmiyeLsErw” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /] (Lyrics here) What would you do with this? Let me know in the comments. I’ll let you know how I used it tomorrow.
[Original post, plus some great follow up comments can be found here] Meet my friend, the crop button. Or, if you’re lucky enough to be using Keynote, his cousin the mask button. The picture is actually quite engaging in itself, but there’s still a good chance that a good percentage of students will tune about […]
No idea what this is about? Read the intro post here. What would you do with this picture? Follow up post – What I did with this here
I’ve been reading Dan Meyer’s blog for as long as I can remember. Any time my feed reader gets overloaded and I have to hit ‘mark all as read’ his is one of the few I make sure I actually read first. In particular I love both his willingness to share his resources, ideas, frustrations […]