Resources for the Middle School Teacher
April 2, 2013
One Sentence Project
Link to introductory videos on the One Sentence Project: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/09/23/series-of-good-dan-pink-videos-to-use-with-students/
Here is one middle school classroom example of the One Sentence Project.
Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show-Me State
10 Resources for Inspiring Students with Art
Art is a subject that we really need to have in schools. Students are inspired by art, both digital and old-school paper and scissors art. Art is infused in science, design, architecture, history–it’s everywhere. It inspires us. When we look at the things in the world that truly move us, we go on to do great things This week’s Learnist boards are dedicated to art and design–both classical and contemporary. They show the impact of art in the classroom, in history, and in society today.
The Math and Magic of Origami
Architectural Icons Inspired by Mathematics
From the first pyramids to today’s intricate building designs, architecture and mathematics have been inextricably linked. It is essentially impossible to understand architectural design without considering the mathematics behind it.
Is the 5 Second Rule True? And Other Interesting Science Videos
The videos published by VSauce explain the science and math that answers all kinds of fun and interesting questions like "is the 5 second rule true?" "where is the most dangerous place on Earth?" and "will we ever visit other stars?"
Due to the PG-13 rating that I'd apply to some of the content of some VSauce videos I wouldn't turn my students loose on the whole VSauce channel, but I would use an individual video as part of a science lesson. - Richard Byrne
Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills.
Use the Library of Congress to access primary resources as well as resources for teaching using primary documents.
Thanks for the tip, Andrew!
National Geographic's Maps: Tools for Adventure
How to Use Current Events to Make Lessons More Relevant
Three general tips to connect current events to your content area and to your students' interests.