Christine Hitchcock

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Student Produced Podcasts Provide Opportunity to Demonstrate Content Knowledge and a Variety of Skills

The students in my English classes read some of the best in nonfiction literature — Bryan Stevenson’s <i>Just Mercy</i>, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ <i>Between the World</i> …

Teaching Photo Editor tool

World Food Atlas


The BBC is letting you download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples from its archive

There can be few organisations that have used more sound effects than the BBC, so there’s bound to be great interest in the news that the corporation …

Music Production

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

Of all the plants that humanity has turned into crops, none is more puzzling than the sweet potato. Indigenous people of Central and South America grew it on farms for generations, and Europeans discovered it when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean.<p>In the 18th century, however, Captain …


10 Podcasting Projects Teachers Should Try in the Classroom

If orange is the new black, podcasting is the new oral report. And now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make …

Education Technology

Your School Needs A Podcast - Christopher J. Nesi | House of #EdTech

Do you want to podcast but need more 1:1 attention? Connect with me and I am ready to assist you in your podcasting efforts.

Education Technology

Medieval Trade Routes and Geography

A NEW version of this map can be found here: Download a higher resolution image of the NEW map here: …

The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic …

Asia Pacific

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion.<p>Polish President …

World History

Time Management With PBL

One strategy is to audit your year and course for learning that you think is critical to students. What are the things that students need to know, …


Music and the Holocaust

Welcome<p>From Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 until the liberation in 1945, music played an integral role in daily life under Nazism. On this website, …


How Islam Shaped the Enlightenment

In 1698, the noted Arabic scholar and Catholic evangelical crusader, Ludovico Marracci published the first historically accurate Latin translation of …


The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages

Every two weeks a language dies. Wikitongues wants to save them.<p>On a residential block at the border between Brooklyn and Queens, Gottscheer Hall appears like a mirage from 1945.<p>Blue awnings advertise the space for weddings and events. Inside, an entryway is covered with the saccharin smiles of …


Music by Nazi death camp prisoners played for first time

Pieces of music composed by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps have been played to an audience for the first time.<p>They were collected over decades by an Italian composer and performed at a concert in Israel.

Nazi Concentration Camps

How Muslim slaves rose up against slavery in the 19th century

In 1835, a young Muslim slave participated in a revolt in the Brazilian city of Bahia. Their group was led by Ahuna, an elderly religious leader who …


18 Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it might also be worth a thousand dollars if your school gets hit with a copyright violation claim. This …

Web Design

The rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire - Leonora Neville


Collaborative Reading and Note-Taking: How to Foster a Forum Using Google Docs | AHA

Encouraging students in introductory history courses to engage with assigned sources meaningfully has been an urgent challenge of my (admittedly …


VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.<p>Housing segregation is in everything. But to understand the root of this issue, you have to look at the government-backed policies that created the housing disparities we see today.<p>Gene Demby explains how these …


How Complex Were The Earliest Humans?

FLORA LICHTMAN: This is Science Friday. I’m Flora Lichtman. Ira Flatow is away.<p>This week, at South by Southwest, Elon Musk said his BFR– his big …


A Note on Note-Taking


The ISIS Files: When Terrorists Run City Hall

We unearthed thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long.

City Halls

8 Essay-Free Ways to Share Student Research

Research-based essays help our students fluently build, develop, and expand on their ideas. But in the real world, not every research process ends in …

Black History

16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students

Pinterest<p>If you follow my blog, you know I curate a lot of resources for teachers. This post brings together a suggested list, a curated list if you …

Education Technology

AP PHOTOS: Washington then and now, 50 years after MLK riots

Riots erupted in America's capital in the hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Grieving and angry, rioters smashed windows, looted and burned buildings for several days, and at least 10 people lost their lives as a result of the violence.<p>With the Washington, D.C. …

Black History
Black History

How Comics Captured America’s Opinions About the Vietnam War

In America’s imagination, the Vietnam War is not so much celebrated as it is assiduously contemplated. This inward-looking approach is reflected in …

Marvel Comics