In Syracuse, NY to see my Mom and my wife's family. We were upset they canceled the Sunday night football game, but I guess this clips shows why. This is a 20 hours time period, with a photo being taken every five minutes. Lots of snow. Push Play to watch the snow grow. It is crazy.
Look at this lighthouse!!!
With the snow and cold temps, look at this enduring impact here in Cleveland. Lots of images at this link: http://tinyurl.com/3985epr
The article from Channel 3 is at the following address: http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=164226&provider=top
More later. Mr. H
As you leave school for the last time in 2010, it is time to reflect. I have made a few survey questions for you to response to over the holiday. Stay safe and be ready for 2011.
This is a great summary of the enduring impacts of the ancient world. This was created by a BMS 7th grader who on a pretest showed they knew a great deal about the topics. He worked independently on this....and did an outstanding job.
Bush vs. Gore 10 years later
George Bush and Al Gore had a small problem back in the early winter of 2000. Both thought they had won the United States Presidency. Watch these two short clips and review the events that led to the end of the election on Dec. 12, 2000.
Watch this video to help you understand the electoral college: Electing the President in Plain English
To read more on this topic see Bush vs. Gore and then let me know you thoughts on this topic. Remember Digital footprints.
Enduring Impacts--Inspiration webs
Students have been using inspiration webs to learn about the enduring impacts of the Ancient world: woodblock printing, romance languages, sundial, cement, roads, "zero", Inoculations and more. The images below give you a view of the work in progress. These webs are differentiated by nature. During class some students watched video, some read the Textbook, some read the students created online textbook and some used the web. Everyone was able to find something.
As a class we have identified 25 must remembers: Students will begin to explain how these are seen in our world today, "seeing the world with new eyes".
Before third period started, I noticed several kids drawing pictures of themselves on the board. I watched as all 8 kids went to work. The music played and I let them draw. The images are funny and the five minutes lost was made up in the relationships that are being built on art project at a time.
Today we went over China's enduring impacts and then took a break to turn our attention to Pearl Harbor. We watched the following short YouTube and completed a short daily assignment.
What are your general reactions to what you learned in class today?
Student Blogs: they are awesome
Below you will find a number of pictures of students blogs. They are still learning how to use the software. They are doing great work. Please ask to see their blog live on the web. They have the class password to allow you to see it. They are worth the time.
Students, could you take some time today and response to the following:
1. In general do you like doing a blog, why or why not? 2. Does this change learning in any way? If so, how?
Mr. Holman Beachwood Middle School.
My name is Garth Holman. I have been a middle school teacher for 16 years and teaching at the University of Akron for 8 years in their school of education. I have a passion for learning and hope to pass that on to young minds.