An Awesome Book was recently featured on the blog iLearn Technology, by Kelly Tenkely. This book, written by Dallas Clayton for his son, is about dreaming big and dreaming different. It is about being creative and not restricting yourself to society’s norms. Clayton originally self-published the book, unable to find anyone to take on the project. After making an impact around the world, he was finally contacted by a major publisher. The book is now available for purchase at major retailers. What is fabulous, though, is that Clayton and the publisher also agreed to make the book available for free online. You can go here to view the book and a short video of the author. Kelly Tenkely has a few recommendations for how this resource can be used in the classroom on her blog. This book will inspire you and your students!
Ever heard of Speed Dating? The concept is to meet with a person for a few minutes, chat, and then move on to another person. The short discussion with the potential date allows each participant to determine if he or she thinks it is worth pursuing the relationship any further.
The other day, I saw a variation on this idea that, believe it or not, is perfect for education. It is called Speed Booking, and the students are given the opportunity to learn a little about a group of books so they can decide which ones pique their interest. If this post piques your interest, check out the details at iLearn Technology!
Many schools are out for the next two weeks, which gives teachers the opportunity to catch up on their personal lives. Sometimes, though, teachers like to use this time for planning.
The past few days have included posts of various different QR Countdowns that I’ve created. One of my favorite bloggers has collected probably the largest amount of technology-related Advent links that I have ever seen at iLearnTechnology. They include his own Web 2.0 calendar as well as an Appvent Calendar. The one linked to the image above will take you to the National Museum of Liverpool calendar, which will reveal a piece of art from the museum each day. I recommend that you check out his links if you plan to do any kind of counting down in December! I will be eager to see what his Web 2.0 calendar reveals…