Think Different #30

Resources for the Week of August 21, 2017

Welcome Back: A little tooting of the horn

Well, school is back in session for the majority of us. Classes yesterday during the eclipse were sparsely attended, so hopefully, everyone enjoyed the experience. Here is a wonderful photo by a former student of mine (many years ago), Charlie Reidel is a photographer for the AP (Associated Press). Also covers the Royals, and events worldwide. Follow him on Instagram.

OK, I have to took one more horn while I am at it. A former journalism student of mine from my teaching days at Hays HIgh is now a casting director and screen writer in Hollywood. I am just a bit proud of Scotty Mullen. It just goes to show the influnce teachers have. Recently he had a hit show on the SiFy channel Sharknado 5. Check out the article about him.

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Help students see what's ahead

Above I spoke about two former students and what came next for them, I have many more students I am contacting about this project. We need your help

Use your phone to film yourself at work!

  1. Name and Company.
  2. How does your job relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts or Math (STEAM).
  3. What should students pay attention to in that class to be good at your job? 4. Why do you love your job?
  4. Shout out to your favorite teacher!
  5. Send to Dr. Tonnie Martinez:

Check out the website to see some examples already posted, but many, more coming soon.

We need your help.

Great New Selfie App

I taught photography for 26+ years, have lots of expensive camera equipment, but I struggle with the whole Selfie thing. How about you?

A couple of weeks ago Tony VIncent shared a cool app called Sticky Al. Holy moly what a great app, automatically remove the background, incredibility simple to use and the best FREE

Tiy can even add text and there are a couple of picture effect.

Check out Sticky-Al:

NOTE: It is an iPhone app but will work on your iPad too.

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ClassHook Helps Teachers Find Classroom Television Clips

Remember the days using the VCR to record a clip from a television program you wanted to use in class. There are easier ways! Instead of searching through YouTube for perfect classroom television clips to start a lesson or illustrate a concept, ClassHook helps teachers with the process of finding educational moments from popular television shows and movies.

ClassHook can be used to improve student engagement and content retention in the classroom by making connections to popular television shows and movies. Not only does ClassHook save time you time as you search for the “just right” video, it helps you locate engaging, inspiring, and culturally-relevant video content that is appropriate for your next lesson. The demo video below gives a quick, one-minute overview of ClassHook so you can get a feel for just how easy the platform is to you.

And the best part, it is FREE

Special thanks to Class Tech Tips for this resource

Amazing Photographs you can legally use?

Free images and videos you can use anywhere

Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

no really into tweeting, no problem, just type one of these hashtags into your browser and see all the amazing resources. The list is sorta by category and there are hundreds. I am positive you will find some that interest you.