Tktchr’s Friday Links You’ll Love
1. Math music videos – Sylvia Tolisano (who blogs as Langwitches) created math music videos with her middle schoolers. Where can you use this with your students? If you can export to jpgs (like from ComicLife or PowerPoint), you can upload to Animoto.
2. Wallwisher. This is a fun site where you can create a “wall” and have your students post stickies on it. I’ve created one here.
3. TED (Technology, Education and Design) talks. I’m sure many of you have been to this incredible website before. At TED – you can hear talks by some amazing people about amazing things. Here you can watch Dave Eggers talk about starting his tutoring business, Alexis Ohanian talk about starting Reddit, his social-voting news website, and Steve Jobs of Apple talking about how to live before you die.
4. 60 second recap. This sites summarizes great works of literature in a minute. Not only can you read Jenny’s assessment of the plot, characters, symbols, etc. of great works like Hamlet, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, you can record your own response as well. I love the idea of taking the greats and condensing down to one minute.
5. Designing For Conversation. In this YouTube video, comedian Heather Gold talks to Google staffers about the difference between conversation and presentation.
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