PROJECTS | LINKS | IDEAS | BOOKS | RESUME | HOME | EMAIL
ideas

Strategies
Categorization
Imitation Writing
Panoramic Book
Questioning Strategies & Anticipation Guides
Sequencing in Silence
Spelling
Sentence Transformation

Techniques
Idea Books
Community Building Games
Reading Records
Collections of Things
Brain Seeks Patterns

Project Based Learning
Children Solve Problems
If children and youth are given a forum for discussion and modeling of how they would solve a problem, then they are able to make decisions. Based on a book called Children Solve Problems by Edward Debono. Out of print, but worth finding in a library.

Interviewing
Children and youth using interviewing as a means of learning more about their community. Ideas on putting interviewing into action including examples of webpages created at workshops.

Surveys

Collections of Things

Visual Media
If children and youth learn to manipulate media, then they might learn when they are being manipulated by media.

The following ideas, examples, and methods have been used successfully with children and youth from grades K-12.

Animation
Links with examples of using vintage motion devices. Types of animation include thaumatropes, flipbooks, Phenakistascopes, zoetropes, and more.

Photography
Resources for doing still and digital photography in the classroom including cultural resources, museums, photographers, and Photoshop tutorials & ideas.

Video
Student Portfolios - Students keep an ongoing record for reflection, observation, research, and working collectively using learning centers for independent work.

Student Productions - Students work collectively to produce short and powerful videos. This includes storyboarding and students working as production teams. Check out the student video at Hoffer Elementary School (grades 2 & 3) and New Haven Public Arts High School (Installations of Viewpoints).

Media Literacy
Some ideas and links on media literacy including media ideas.

Visual Mapping
Some great links (and ideas) to using visual mapping including:

  • street, aerial, and topo maps
  • GIS mapping - making data visual
  • mapping an idea with graphical organizers

Other Ideas
Science

The following pages were created to use from a disk in the classroom as a 'lesson' outline to use as one avenue of research. A no cost solution to webpage design is using Netscape Composer. For more advanced software try Adobe Pagemill and Adobe GoLive.
cells/DNA
electricity
ants

ideas
ideas
ideas
ideas
ideas

PROJECTS | LINKS | IDEAS | BOOKS | RESUME | HOME | EMAIL