November 1, 2009

Show #: 116

Teachers Without Borders


Show Host Skype Names:
Sharon (eebee1)
Cheri (drctedd)
Peggy (pgeorge1)

WOWS to be delicioused:
Our delicious tag for tonight: (use this format-year,month,date-no spaces: wow2_20090324)

Sharon:, (21 Interesting Ways to Use Audio in your Classroom)


ScribbleMaps: - customizing maps
Lovely charts: - concept mapping
Live statistics of the web:

Jibbigo: Voice translation app for iPhone Speak in English and it translates in Spanish and vice versa.
Phil Tulga: Music Through the Curriculum (Warning-sound starts to play when you click on the link) Playing Fraction Pies (adding fractions to make rhythms)
The Fraction Pie Rhythms activity connects your knowledge of fractions and equivalency to musical notes and rhythms. Simply choose your fractions and press play — your fractions will transform into a musical composition you can see and hear! You can also change the time signature, email rhythms to your friends, and select between four playing sounds: 1) Taiko drums, 2) Clapping, 3) Orchestral Snare drum, and 4) the sound of Water! Includes many other creative musical experiences: Field Trips (Aztec Drum Rhythms, Drum Language in Ghanaian Schools, Drum Language of the Congo), Language Arts, Math and Science, Homemade Instrument Projects. Excellent for students who learn best through other senses beyond language such as ELL, Special Ed, but all students will be engaged with the projects and benefit from them. Be sure to check out the Cucumber Pickle Machine. Phil shows students how to make rhythmic meters by combining two and three syllable words, i.e., pickles and cucumbers. In this activity you can make your own meters with this talking Cucumber Pickle Machine.

Video Recording of the Alpha Launch of "Peace Dot" Live video broadcast from Gator Radio at Castilleja School with Annie Cardinal and Matt Montagne, regular EdTechTalk webcaster on Parents as Partners and EdTech Brainstorm. Their Peace Dot site is Castilleja has a number of creative projects and initiatives taking place in their school based on the "roots of peace" including empathy, basic needs, understanding and communication. Fan page in Facebook:

PeaceDot is a volunteer run, distributed project, to create a peace sub-domain across the web.

(Guest) Sites:
TWB-Canada is devoted to advancing and supporting the movement for educators and advocates for education to do our part in supporting our colleagues and their students in disadvantaged regions here at home and around the world. John Schinker blog post: How You Can Help Teachers Without Borders-Canada 08-Video memories from Sharon Peters

Questions for (Guests):

Greetings to all.....

Round robin of intros - names, where we are from, school we teach at

Noble - opens with how and why he started TWBC

Keenest memory of your experience?

Challenges you didn’t anticipate?

Take-aways as you return to our NA culture?

Were we successful with what we set out to do?

How has this impacted your teaching and your approach to global issues?

Advice to those thinking about joining or going to work in a “recovering nation”?