collecting images, stories and artifacts to bring to the media-rich classroom

 

From the Craigslist Factsheet

Q: Is craigslist a nonprofit?

A: No, craigslist was incorporated as a for-profit in 1999.

Q: Why does craigslist still use a ".org" domain?

A: It symbolizes the relatively non-commercial nature, public service mission, and non-corporate culture of craigslist.

Editor's Note: An Apology To Our Readers

girlwithalessonplan:

everyfiredies:

teachingintweed:

strangenewclassrooms:

I think this would be great to share with students about why they need to not plagiarize. Students need to see the tangible consequences.

What a perfect lesson plan.

As someone who was legitimately plagiarized (in my former life as a reporter by a reporter from a larger paper), I can tell you that they should also be apologizing to the people whose ideas and words he stole.

But yes, since the kids likely know buzzfeed, this would be a great lesson plan to show plagiarism in action since it’s usually an abstract concept to them.

Am I the only person who thinks AP picking up stories from small papers without attribution or contribution credit is plagiarizing? AP picked up a few of my stories and one time they legit pissed me off with the amount they pulled from a story of mine. It was a story about a heat-related death. I had the last laugh when the family told the AP reporter they wouldn’t talk to her anymore because they wanted to talk to me.

Women of color make up more than 36 percent of our nation’s female population and about 18 percent of the entire U.S. population. Yet, according to the article, minority women account for only 18 percent of cover girls on leading women’s magazines.

But how many of the women of color featured on these covers were whitewashed? How many appeared with lighter skin and straighter hair? And, among all of the cover girls, were there any who could be considered fat? Were they all able-bodied?

The Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools actually called the students animals in a tweet and then said it was a typo. "Aminals" is a typo…."Animals" is a Freudian slip. 

The Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools actually called the students animals in a tweet and then said it was a typo. "Aminals" is a typo…."Animals" is a Freudian slip. 

Using Google Docs to Support Content Area Reading and Writing in the Secondary Classroom.

This week I presented a 2-hour workshop on using Google Docs to support content area reading and writing at our county’s Technology Symposium. I originally titled it “Using Google Docs in the ELA Classroom” but after planning it further I realized I was sharing a resource appropriate for any content area teacher…or even adult learners. 

I created a lot of resources for teachers, and I won’t link them here but if any of my Tumblr teacher friends want a copy, let me know and I can send it separately!

Agenda: (these links are inactive but do represent a resource I could share if you want)

  1. ABC Brainstorm for what we know about using Google Docs
  2. Teachers share with students: My Instructions for Teachers; Teacher Organized Folder
  3. Students share with teachers/students: My Instructions for Students; Student Organized Folder
  4. Student writing projects
  5. Editing/Revising: Self- Revision/reflection, Simple Student Sample; Peer Revision Sample
  6. Moderate Google Integration( students master it and you monitor it)
  7. Organizing BIG long term projects (planning, student use and evaluation)
  8. Organizing projects for immediate classroom use
  9. Creating a Google Form:  student  library “book talks”(responses); student choice projects
  10. Support for Before Reading activities
  11. Ideas for During Reading activities
  12. Facilitating After Reading Tasks/Assessments
  13. Share your treasures!

Don't Believe Every Meme You See

holtthink:

Have you seen this meme going around Facebook? It is quite popular and has a gizillion “Likes.” I saw it on a few of my friends feeds, and it got me wondering if indeed the sentiment was true. Let’s think about it for a second:

The quote is: “In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and…

Libraries Are Not a "Netflix" for Books

cheshirelibrary:

The best book I’ve read lately on the intersection of blogs, social networks and mainstream “news”. This book is on a list of choices I have for rising AP English juniors. It may become the required reading for my Media Studies class next year. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👊 (that’s five stars and a fist bump) = read it!

The best book I’ve read lately on the intersection of blogs, social networks and mainstream “news”. This book is on a list of choices I have for rising AP English juniors. It may become the required reading for my Media Studies class next year. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👊 (that’s five stars and a fist bump) = read it!

Story: A Definition

explore-blog:

You/I – a weird and wonderful animated meditation on users and interfaces

benlowy:

33rd Street Walkscape | July 22, 2014

We live in a time of radical documentation: Cameras are within easy reach and CCTVs record our every move. Our landscape and street corners are painstakingly documented. Time and space are mere elements to be observed, recorded and stored away.

My response has been to deconstruct and compress all these elements into a kaleidoscope of overlapping imagery. Walkscapes presents both sides of our visual tendencies: the obsessive documentation of the quotidian and our growing need to retain a modicum of anonymity.

The images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture. 

#walkscape #art #conceptual #newyorkcity

benlowy:

33rd Street Walkscape | July 22, 2014

We live in a time of radical documentation: Cameras are within easy reach and CCTVs record our every move. Our landscape and street corners are painstakingly documented. Time and space are mere elements to be observed, recorded and stored away.

My response has been to deconstruct and compress all these elements into a kaleidoscope of overlapping imagery. Walkscapes presents both sides of our visual tendencies: the obsessive documentation of the quotidian and our growing need to retain a modicum of anonymity.

The images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#walkscape #art #conceptual #newyorkcity