by Carol Morgan via LifeHack
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln.
In 2000, Peter Norvig, the current director of research at Google, created a PowerPoint presentation rendered from the Gettysburg Address. Click on the picture below to see the original ppt which Norvig created.
For more information on Norvig’s creative process, click here and for more information on the Gettysburg Address, click here
NaNoWriMo is the shortcut acronym for National Novel Writing Month http://www.nanowrimo.org/
NaNoWriMo begins November 1 and proceeds through the month. (Time to etch it into your lesson plans)
The NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in one month.
At NaNoWriMo you can:
- Write a novel in a month!
- Track your progress.
- Get pep talks and support.
- Meet fellow writers online and in person.
Psst! (and so can your students).
See this 2012 post by Katie Taylor for a great explanation of the whole process from a writer’s point of view.
This is such a great idea and a great PBL project for your students. There is even an app to make the whole process i-friendly.
Total Collective Word Count for 2012 was 3,291,117,756 words
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation…
The Newspaper Clipping Generator is a vintage favorite for delivering personalized content in snippets.
Check it out: http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
Fill in four text fields and click “Generate” to reveal your image clipping. Please do not use students’ names or personal identifiers or actual newspaper names. To download your newspaper clipping, use the link at the bottom of the generated image. You can publish your image on your own website or blog. Direct linking to the newspaper clippings doesn’t work; the images are deleted from the server after a short time span. The sample above is for my online science course.
Supalog : http://supalogo.com/ is a fun website with lots of sprightly options for logo design and download/share.
Great for quick student projects, brochures, games, etc… even placecards, learning center labels, and student name tents.
Reblog: The Twelve Things You are Not Taught in School about Creative Thinking by Michael Michalko:
1. You are Creative
2. Creative Thinking is Hard Work
3. You must go through the motions of being creative.
4. Your brain is not a computer.
Rest the rest of Michael Michalko’s list and explanations by clicking here