Monday, June 13, 2011

Snag Learning Film of the Week - Curious About Cuba

This week's Snag Learning Film of the Week is Curious About Cuba: The Great Museums of Havana. Curious About Cuba is an hour long exploration of Cuba's culture and history. The film examines the work of some people in Cuba to preserve artifacts that document Cuba's culture and history. As always Snag Learning has a series of discussion questions to accompany the film. The film is embedded below.
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77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer

The school year is either over or almost over for the majority of readers of Free Technology for Teachers. The summer is a good time to explore and experiment with new things that you might use in the fall. In the PDF below I've compiled 77 resources that you might want try out over the next couple of months. Even if there's nothing new to you in it, please consider passing it along to a colleague that could discover a few new things from it.

77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer

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Doodle - Easy Group Scheduling

Doodle is a free tool for scheduling group meetings with the input of all group members. Doodle is essentially a polling platform. To use Doodle you create a meeting title, select a series of dates and times for a possible meeting, then invite people to choose the dates and times that work best for them. As the administrator of a scheduling poll you can set the final meeting time based on the most commonly selected date and time.
The video below provides an overview of the Doodle interface.

Applications for Education
Doodle could be useful for scheduling all kinds of school related meetings from IEP meetings to department meetings to PTA meetings, Doodle can help you make sure your meeting is held at the best time for the majority of participants.

I learned about Doodle when Tom Daccord invited me to a meeting he was trying to schedule.