Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The skill of keeping important questions in front of us: The Five Questions from Met School, Providence, Rhode Island

The skill of remembering an event: How do we keep Aaron Swartz in our minds? The additional skill of using Facebook without leaving a digital footprint that is associated with your name

This is an interesting skill:  How do we choose events to remember and re-emphasize?  
What methods do we use to spread that reinforced memory to others?
How do we put a copyrighted piece into a blog so that others can read the article five or ten years later?
How do we capture an item so that we can review it years from now?  ... and so our children's children can know what we cared about?

If you are on Facebook (even as "John Smith"), you can comment easily on these articles.

The skill of looking at a situation from several angles: The Six Hats Approach to Thinking by Edward deBono

Go ahead, download the seven pages.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monetizing YouTube -- A skill for students

Here are some of the screenshots that are likely to appear when you connect your youtube account with your bank account.

If you have questions, call me   +1 954 646 8246.

Mr. Mac

What are the other blogs by Mr. Mac?

the math class

trends in education

life skills (don't mention this in class)
campaigns for students and others
History project with David Mc the historian who wrote 1776 and John Adams.

The goal of this blog is to share information with students without taking class time.

If you want to see the lessons that we're actually doing during math class

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

What skills do we want students to have when they leave high school? How about "skillful use of the Internet"?

Let's begin by looking at the end:  What skills do we want our students to carry with them when they leave high school?

As Stephen Covey writes, "Begin with the end in mind."

If we want students to navigate the Internet safely, let's use the advice of this book.

Let's look at selections from this book


Learn more about the book

These pages are freely available at the bookselling webpage, but many students won't take the time to click, so here is a quick way to get the information to students.  ... so follow the advice and visit Common Sense Media...