Monday, November 5, 2012

Teenage Life in Ancient Rome - A TED-Ed Lesson

A Glimpse of Teenage Life in Ancient Rome is a new TED-Ed lesson developed by Ray Laurence from the University of Kent. The video and its associated questions feature the story of seventeen year old Lucius Popidius Secundus. Watch the video below.

Applications for Education
After completing this TED-Ed lesson I might have my world history students research what life was like for teenagers in Ancient Rome who did not come from wealthy families.

H/T to Open Culture

Learn Spanish in the Spanish MOOC

From the people that brought us Study Stream language learning platform comes the Spanish MOOC. The Spanish MOOC is an open course for people that do not have any background in speaking or learning Spanish. The course will have twelve graded assignments so that you will get actual feedback on your progress. The course has conversational practice opportunities too. You can preview the course right now by using the guest login on this page

The Spanish MOOC course begins in January 2013. Registration is free and is open now.

H/T to David Kapuler.