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July 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Writing Stories/Blogging

This is probably a really simple issue, but what is the best approach for creating an assignment that will require students to write an origin myth and then have other students comment/respond to it in a blog? Should I just use a wiki and the discussion forum provided or should I create an alternate blog and import? Or is there another forum better suited to this? Thanks.

Added by Jennifer Schoch on July 27, 2010 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

Lists of things as a 'personality' game: 10 XYZs that Sum Me Up

Not exactly a mathematical activity, unless you want to go into ranking and voting systems!, but creating Top-10 lists seems to be a popular activity to do for most people. I decided to do a 'twist' on this idea as part of my English as a Foreign Language teaching in Japan, and asked students to come up with a list of ten things which they thought represented their personality. They had a list of categories: books, films, pieces of music, recordings of music, buildings, cocktails (for adults),… Continue

Added by Colin Graham on July 26, 2010 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

Inspired by Listening: The Book

This is a book about introducing the art of listening to your students to increase their appreciation and understanding of music.It was designed for all grades and can be found at the following link:

Added by Thomas Bosher-Perran on July 18, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Pop Culture

Academic Exchange Quarterly

Winter 2010 Volume 14, Issue 4

Popular Culture

Feature Editor:

Lena Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Teacher Education, Miami University, Oxford OH



As popular culture establishes itself as a new collective mythos, it also continues to gain validity as a field of study. Popular culture often inserts itself into the classroom and serves as ways for students and teachers to connect…

Added by Frank W. Baker on July 4, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

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