Friday, April 3, 2020

Educational Links 4/4/2020


How to Use Google Classroom for Remote Teaching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUOwyIgzFOU


‘It feels a little hopeless’: Parents of kids with disabilities worry coronavirus quarantine will mean regression



Fifteen Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12





COVID-19 Educator Resources


Remote Teaching Resource Center


Online Assignments: Best Practices for Teachers to Use With Students


Survey: Teachers support school closures, worry about students falling behind



7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching From Home


Understanding the “why” behind teaching practices can help parents create meaningful and effective at-home learning opportunities during the pandemic.

Don't Like Poetry? Betcha Do

...don't forget all those Valentine's rhymes!

 You say you don't like poetry--I doubt that. We just have to establish what we mean by poetry.

Yes, you enjoyed a movie that is all poetry.
That come-on line is nothing but poetry.

Romeo + Juliet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_%2B_Juliet 

 

The Cat in the Hat--even my name is poetry.

 

You can't say you never liked Dr. Seuss--what's that--you forgot it was poetry? 

The Cat in the Hat

http://www.seussville.com/books/book_detail.php?isbn=9780394800011 

     

Betting you have quoted poetry, though maybe not all at once.

Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all  Tennyson To err is human; to forgive, divine  Alexander Pope  A thing of beauty is a joy forever  Keats And miles to go before I sleep  Robert Frost Hope springs eternal in the human breast  Alexander Pope To be or not to be: that is the question Shakespeare I know why the caged bird sings Maya Angelou O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo Shakespeare...there's no joy in Mudville, the mighty Casey has struck out. Thayer

You probably chuckled at the Limerick about the girl from Venus, but I won't print that since this is a family edublog. But this poem  might make you smile, especially noting the poet.

The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, "Not fair!
Why kan't I keep my share?" 
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian.
—Salman Rushdie 

Maybe you didn't realize you were accessing poetry during spiritual moments. The Psalms are poems, like the most quoted Psalm 23.
Lena Moore Psalm 23 Quilt ca. 1930 Collection of Janet M. Green "Talking Quilts" American Folk Art Museum
Remember when you were in ninth grade and you kind of liked that wild story with the Greek guy and all the monsters like the Cyclops and the crazy-haired Medusa? 

That was poetry, thanks to Homer, not Simpson. The Odyssey by Homer.
Cyclops AKA Claymation

Achilles AKA Brad Pitt.

 And don't forget Achilles, not the heel. The Illiad (and the story of Troy) was  a poem, too.

 Speaking of Homer Simpson, here is my last evidentiary item. You enjoyed "The Raven: the Simpson's Version." I know you did. Though they did a really Poe job of it. (Ha, English major joke.)

The Raven: The Simpsons Version

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=251203 

Poetry...you like poetry. Told ya so.

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The Raven:The Simpsons Version[117,615 views]

 

National Poetry Month: Poem #1

The Curious Blackbird by Maureen Ida Farley

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Wallace Stevens


I
Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.
II
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.
III
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
IV
A man and a woman
Are one.
A man and a woman and a blackbird
Are one.
V
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
VI
Icicles filled the long window
With barbaric glass.
The shadow of the blackbird
Crossed it, to and fro.
The mood
Traced in the shadow
An indecipherable cause.
VII
O thin men of Haddam,
Why do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
Of the women about you?
VIII
I know noble accents
And lucid, inescapable rhythms;
But I know, too,
That the blackbird is involved
In what I know.
IX
When the blackbird flew out of sight,
It marked the edge
Of one of many circles.
X
At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in a green light,
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.
XI
He rode over Connecticut
In a glass coach.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds.
XII
The river is moving.
The blackbird must be flying.
XIII
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.

Blackbird McCartney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Man4Xw8Xypo

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Educational Links 4/3/2020

7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure


San Diego Zoo Academy offers eight weeks of free classes


Online and Blended Learning Guide




ONLINE WORKSHOPS


New Strategies in Special Education as Kids Learn From Home


7 keys to effective online learning


High-quality and engaging online learning programs have a number of common characteristics


A Deep Breath, Time to Think--Reverie



Debussy: Rêverie (1890) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UfWizjGiQ 


The Arts Give You Smarts

5 Reasons Why Arts Education Is Important For EVERYONE


Arts and Smarts


STEM to STEAM: The “Arts” and Its Importance in STEM Education


Does Learning Art, Dance and Music Boost Young Brains?



Arts Across the Curriculum


Art Enhances Brain Function and Well-Being


The arts play an important role in human development, enhancing the growth of cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor pathways. Neuroscience research reveals the impressive impact of arts instruction, such as, music, drawing and physical activity, on students' cognitive, social and emotional development.

Educational Links 4/2/2020


“AUTHOR INTERVIEW: ‘CULTURAL COMPETENCE NOW'”


Parents Of Kids With IEPs Worry About Regression



WORKING FROM HOME TIPS FOR TEACHERS


Special education inconsistent in California school districts during closures



No, Students Don't Need Grades


NEW RESOURCES ON RACE & RACISM


Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies For Teaching And Learning


To be clear, being data or research-based isn’t anywhere close to fool-proof. So many of the modern trends and innovations that are “not grounded in research,” or don’t “have the data to support them” suffer here not because of a lack of possibility, potential, or design, but because of research and data itself being sluggish in their own study and performance.