Artwork/design by UK graphic designer Craig Ward In the classrooms, we have engaged in some really interesting conversations about what is or is not writing, what students consider writing […]
Hi all, In reading the excellent posts in the weeks since our meeting, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we enliven words on a page for our students, and […]
Destruction of Words, Vaughn Fender. Image via Super Precious Graphic Artworks Inspired by 20th Century American Authors by Emily Temple -DCE
The PAGES program next year will feature for its performing arts experience I Malvolio, a re-imagination of Twelfth Night by Tim Crouch. The play is performed in modern English, but […]
Here’s a lesson plan from the NYT Learning Network highlighting National Day of Writing The Learning Network: Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing, Oct. 20 […]
I just watched this five minute video of a trash out .Т I could not believe how well it went along with the Grapes of Wrath quotes in the Pages […]
Check out this very short and informative TedTalkТ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG_TKAJyV6k Civili Disobedience in NYCТ to perceived corporate, financial, and government failures in the wake of the evoloving recession, mortgage & banking crises, etc;
We talked about a This American Life that really outlines the housing crisis and how it happened. Т It also discusses the personal stories of those affected. Т Here are the links: […]
Here is the article from the September 2011 issue of The Atlantic about the Great Recession’s effects on the American middle class. Thanks Wendy! Can the Middle Class Be Saved?
Here is an article from the BBC in which Paul Mason retraces the journey of the Joads from Oklahoma to California in the context of the current recession. In Steinbeck’s […]
Here are a few links related to the subprime mortgage and lending crisis, that might be helpful in examining the economic content of the Builders show: Alan Greenspan 2008 Testimony […]
Here is an article from Newsweek (via the Daily Beast) that outlines the decline in creativity in children over the past twenty years. Also included is a description of the […]
For word cloudsТ Т and Prezi.Т Both are easy, fun, and useful for classroom use.