Sunday, May 15, 2011

19th Century Characters Connect with Social Media

From Character Blogs to Voicethreads: Exploring Points of View
(Click here to read article in Profweb)

This I Believe

This I Believe was a radio program for which people wrote essays about something they believed in strongly and then recorded themselves reading the essay. Using images to illustrate their beliefs, students recorded themselves on Voicethread. Click on the This I Believe tab to hear more student essays and read about the assignment. Here is Tom's Belief:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Stories Summarized in Six Words

Can you summarize an entire work of literature in six words?

Excerpt from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:
Curious tea party unveils ubiquitous madness
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb:
Thumbless escape foils counterfeit silver operation.
The Red-Headed League:
Red-Headed League dissolved: fugitive's whereabouts solved.
The Importance of Being Earnest:
Tutor's handbag story reveals earnest moniker.

This mash-up adds pictures and music to the six-word summaries. Write your six-word summaries in the comments.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Earnest Geography

Here is a VoiceThread slideshow about some locations mentioned in Earnest.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Winter's Jabber-Walk

Suppose the Jabberwock went galumphing on a fine winter's day...

A Winter's Jabber Walk on PhotoPeach