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The Three Little Pigs,,,,If The Story Took Place Today

In my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves, I have a very extensive lesson plan on Bloom’s Taxonomy (it’s one of my favorites and, but the way, I’ll be sharing it at Eye On Education’s online conference in March).

The lesson ends with students applying the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to The Three Little Pigs story. Today, The Guardian newspaper in the UK published a short video imagining how the same story might play-out if it took place today. It’s pretty strange, but engaging. I’ve embedded it below, and think it could be a short and fun video to show students at the end of the lesson. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom (which, by the way, is the most popular of all 9,000 posts I’ve published on this blog).


“What Is Rigor?”

What Is Rigor? is the new “question of the week” at my Education Week Teacher column.

Feel free to contribute your thoughts there or here….


“Camera Awesome” Looks Like A Useful iPhone App

The Wall Street Journal just gave Camera Awesome an incredibly positive review, and this free iPhone app became available yesterday for download. It looks very impressive.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me.


Using Community Organizing To Teach Reading

Get Organized Around Assets is the title of my article in the March issue of ASCD’s Educational Leadership.

It’s subtitled:

The steps community organizers use to help change people’s lives can help teachers improve English language learners’ reading.

I’ve also written a short post about it at ASCD’s blog. The post is headlined Students Remember More When They Tell Stories.


The Best Resources For Learning About Leap Year

I’m a little late to the “party” on this one, but if you can’t use it now, at least you’ll have it around four years from now :)

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learing About Leap Year:

Leap year: 10 things about 29 February is from the BBC.

Here’s a slideshow from MSN about Leap Year.

10 Activities for Learning About Leap Year and Other Calendar Oddities is from The New York Times.

Top 20 craziest facts about leap years is from The Telegraph.

Why is there a leap year? comes from Wired Science.

Here’s a slideshow of celebrities born on Leap Day.

Here are some fun photos of “leaping” marine animals.

Here are some videos:

I found this one at Richard Byrne’s blog:

And here’s a history of the modern calendar overall:

Hope you find these helpful, and feel free to offer additional suggestions.


Photo Galleries Of The Week

Obviously, photos can be great educational tools with English Language Learners and with any students (see The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons). I post about many photo galleries, also called slideshows. To do it in a little more organized way, though, I recently began this weekly feature called “Photo Galleries Of The Week.” This post is a “round-up” of online slideshows I’m adding to various “The Best…” lists:

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter is a Wall Street Journal slideshow. I’m adding it to The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own).

In pictures: Combating drought in the Horn of Africa is from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Web Resources About Somalia’s Drought & Famine.

Holocaust Remembrances and Memorials is a slideshow from The PBS News Hour. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust.

The Books That Shaped History is an audio slideshow by the BBC.


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