These are definitely "interesting" times. As I post this, many of you are scrambling to find some high quality content resources to share with your students during this time of COVID-19 and the uncertainty that it has brought upon us. I just wanted to try and lighten your load a bit by sharing 20 of my current favorite content resources for students. I present them to you alphabetically. As always, you should review any material before using with your students.
Please enjoy and share with anyone who you think could benefit from this list.
For the past few months, I have been creating slides of some of my favorite quotes. I currently have 16 sets of these with 5 slides per set. Since it is March, I thought this would be the perfect time to get some feedback from you and to see which ones you think are the BEST. Keep in mind that BEST is a very subjective thing. It might be your favorite quote or the slide that you think that is designed the best. Whatever your criteria, I would love to see what you pick.
I wanted to close out the shortest month of the year with another round of quote dedicated to Black History Month on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights. This time we have five brand new slides with quotes from Gil Scott-Heron, Nikki Giovanni, Katherine Johnson, Beyoncé, and Wiz Khalifa.
This week on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, it is all about the LOVE! There are so many fantastic and memorable quotes about the subject that it was really overwhelming to try and pick just five. I tried to link them together thematically and look for connections. This week we have words of love from John Green, Dr. Seuss, Rumi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Taylor Swift. While it may seem like a random group, I think you will see how it fits together.
This week on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, I offer a collection of five brand new slides in honor of February and Black History Month. Read on for inspiration from African-American pioneers Dr. Mae Jemison, Frederick Douglass, Jesse Owens, Shirley Chisholm, and Harriett Tubman.
Back in November at NAGC, James Bishop and I presented Superheroes and the Gifted: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. Vlogger Reigarw Comparisons put together this intriguing video chart displaying the probabilities of Rarest Superpower Mutations.
Included in this list are various sleeping habits, high IQ levels, ambidexterity, photographic memory, speed, endurance, visual acuity, and supertasting. Also plotted in this chart are the odds of having an amazing resistance to such things as fire, alcohol, sleep, low oxygen, pain, and poison.
I laughed at you when you first appeared because I thought you were essentially a GIANT iPod touch. Why would I ever want one of these? It's not even a phone.
Then, you came into my life, and I couldn't live without you as a constant media companion. With the addition of the Apple Pencil and an upgrade to the iPad Pro, you changed my life and the way that I interact with information in a wide variety of settings.
Happy New Decade! To kick off 2020 on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, I present a collection of five quotes from five of my favorite authors writing in the 1920s. A personal goal for me this year is to read more novels with attention to classic pieces of literature from 100 years ago. There is something that I have always found fascinating about the Jazz Age and how at The Noble Experiment coincided. Let's take a closer look at quotes from Kafka, Forster, Woolf, Fitzgerald, and Joyce.
Some of my favorite childhood memories of revolve around the excitement of pouring over the pages the annual Christmas Catalog. I spent more than a few hours imagining the possibilities of what might be. There was something so satisfying about the anticipation leading up to the big day. In the age of Amazon and being able to find almost anything on the internet, I feel like we have lost some of the magic of yesteryear. The wishbooks were just that. Books where you would make wishes. Further evidence that you can find almost anything on the internet, I present wishbookweb.com: The vintage Christmas catalog archive.
For the final week of Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights for 2019, I am mixing things up and transitioning to a new format for the new year. I took a serious look at how long I was spending each day on this project, and while I really enjoy it, I finally realized that I need to be smarter with my time. So, here is what is changing: all five quotes will be posted at the same time. I am trying to determine what the "best" time for posting is. Right now I am trying to decide between Friday afternoon or Monday morning. With all all that being said, let's go boldly go forward with five quotes about DARE.