Friday, January 27, 2012

Digital Resources

Infuse your lesson plans with dance, songwriting, theater, and art using these resources from PBS:

Composer and Violinist Create Modern Masterpiece, Grade 6-12
Draw inspiration from this story of a teacher and a student working together to create a Pulitzer Prize winning violin concerto.

Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role, Grades 9-12
Using videos from the San Francisco Ballet's "The Little Mermaid," students explore artistic interpretation and step into the role of storyteller.

Moveable Books: Pop Ups, Grades 3-12
Step into the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at how this three-dimensional paper master finds ideas and then engineers his intricate books into life.

Cynthia Weil, Grades 6-12
What's it like to write a song that everyone knows? The award-winning songwriter discusses her craft and her experience as a woman in the music industry.

The Animals of Altamira Gallery, Grades 9-12
View images of the first prehistoric pictures to be seen by modern man. Learn how archeologists where initially skeptical of their authenticity, wondering if the paintings were too good for prehistoric man to have painted.

Theater: Green Room, Grades 3-8
Become a casting director! In this interactive, students select their ideal Romeo and Juliet, and then watch the famous balcony scene to assess the production value of their choices.

Source:  PBS

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mac app ruler

Mac app ruler - The ruler appears above and to the left of the text you're working on. You can choose the unit of measure you want (eg. inches, cm, picas). There's no doubt that it's a resourceful measurement tool.

Visit the following link to access the app: