environment

These students from Danae Boyd and Janelle Bence’s Coppell High class, created a spoken word poem about climate change. Can humans rise above our own selfish needs to make decisions for the planet? As you watch this, what are some ways you might encourage students to address the next president in a spoken word poem about this or other STEM issues? KQED provides this Spoken Word Media Make...
Which came first?  Visual Art or Literature?  I relate more to a cave man drawing on the walls than Shakespeare writing a sonnet.  But both tell a story.  Stories throughout history have inspired visual art (Ex. The Last Supper).  But how many times have I asked my students to create a visual art piece that is an interpretation of a piece of literature?  Not very often.  grimm7.jpg...
My students and I love this photo by Joseph Morales (a retired teacher who has been working with us) of Tree Swallows on a box that students built with Rocking The Boat and installed in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Notice how the conversations are growing: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/tree-swallows-project-days-1-and-2 http://youthvoices.net/discussion/bird-watching-482013 http://youthvoices...
My students and I love this photo by Joseph Morales (a retired teacher who has been working with us) of Tree Swallows on a box that students built with Rocking The Boat and installed in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Notice how the conversations are growing: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/tree-swallows-project-days-1-and-2 http://youthvoices.net/discussion/bird-watching-482013 http://...
WikimediaCommons2-29Google_Data_Center,_The_Dalles3.jpg In this March 2008 article from Bloomberg Business Week, Manfred Dworschak documents the energy use of supercomputers, and then turns to the internet, finding that one Google search consumes enough energy to power an 11-watt fluorescent light bulb for as much as an hour. Google has sited its new server farm in...
CCCC.jpg This position statement issued by the College Composition and Communication Conference (CCCC), a subset of NCTE, takes a pro-technology stand, asking that we integrate technology responsibly in the teaching of writing. In a section headed "A Current challenge: Electronic Rating," however, the position statement warns of the dangers of machine-scoring...
Key ideas about literacy learning and play are highlighted here in this video introducing Project DIRECT of the Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon. A key piece of Project DIRECT is the use of virtual environments, in this case Second Life, to support rural teachers and their professional development work with new media and digital literacies. Here we see a group of twenty...