It is always great to have resources and have the ability to recommend places where students can look for exciting learning opportunities! Here is a list of 60 Youtube Channels worth subscribing to!
One not on the list that I love is StoryCorps, here is the description of the video I have chosen to share: “On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.”
View story at Medium.com
Videos relating to teaching by the Smithsonian.
If you are looking for motivation here it is!!!
This is a powerful video that puts schools on trial. Please watch!!
Meme- a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
You can actually use memes in the classroom as explained in the web link below:
Recently I was required to create several memes referencing cyber security for my technology class. I am planning on teaching secondary education so I thought these would be funny.
This one is about the scam/question circulating around on social media about “how much money would you have if it was your social security number?” The people who answer it are putting themselves in a bad situation with the possibility of getting their information/identity stolen.This one is about having a good password on your accounts.This one is about your account settings, like turning off location on your posts/ having good privacy settings to avoid stalkers and other problems.
This one just addresses scams again and people out to get your personal information. For example anything that is “click bait” might not be safe to go to, could result in a virus.
Follow these links and create your own!
http://memegenerator.net/ (Links to an external site.)
https://imgflip.com/memegenerator (Links to an external site.)
http://imgur.com/memegen (Links to an external site.)
Describe a part of this week’s readings/viewings that surprised you and explain why:
Part of this weeks learning which surprised me was that video games can be useful in learning, I have always felt they are a big distraction. Specifically when Gabe Zichermann talked about the game by Sid Meier, “Civilization” which I have plated before. I never thought of the educational aspects of this game until that moment. In the game you get to choose a historical figure, for example Queen Isabella of Spain. The player leads a civilization from prehistoric times into the future on a generated map, achieving one of a number of different victory conditions through research, exploration, diplomacy, expansion, economic development, government and military conquest.
(Isabella I was the Queen of Castile and Leon for 30 years, and with her husband Ferdinand, laid the groundwork for the consolidation of Spain. For her role in the Spanish unification, patronage of Columbus’ voyages to America, and ending of the Reconquista (Recapturing) of the Iberian Peninsula, Isabella is regarded as one of the most beloved and important monarchs in the Spanish crown.)
This is a game that is all about learning. A player has to stratgize, learn about economics, and use diplomacy.
This is one of the three question blog posts
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/# this is a great site to make comics, I focused on the ARCS Model. https://www.learning-theories.com/kellers-arcs-model-of-motivational-design.html And here is kahoot, https://getkahoot.com/?utm_name=controller_app&utm_source=web_app&utm_medium=link
Some think technology isn’t useful but it’s a great aid in education!
The United Nations are working to transform the world by 2030, one of their goals is improving education worldwide.
The goal of a quality education is considered by most the one issue that would make an immense difference in people’s lives. Education is the one thing in life that will always open a person to more opportunities and experiences. Education is an investment that always gives back tenfold. Some of the statistics about education are:
121 million children and adolescents have never started school or have dropped out, there are 781 million illiterate adults, and 1.4 million new primary teachers were needed in 2015 and over 3.4 million more will be needed by 2030.
These files open info graphics on education statistics: lifelong quality equity inclusive