Brad Bannerman

43 Flips | 11 Magazines | 1 Like | 7 Following | @bradbannerman | At-risk/Academic Interventionist for Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, IA. Looking for tools, techs, and tricks to meet the needs of the at-risk population.

Project Based Learning - An Explanation and Model Rubrics

Last week I had the privilege to work with Tony Vincent to lead a workshop about project based learning. Two of the resources that we shared during …

Move over, GDP: How should you measure a country's value?

<b>Poor GDP.</b><b>Everyone seems to be rounding on the once highly regarded economic measure.</b><p>Gross domestic product - a measure of the value of goods and services a country produces - is perhaps the most powerful statistical indicator in history, and has a huge influence on global policy.<p>Yet the main …

More Good Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources

Even though we’ll be officially recognizing Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday, his real birthday is today.<p>Here are two excellent resources I’m …

Two Must-Visit Resources: 40 More Maps AND 40 Charts “That Explain The World”

Last year I posted about an incredible Washington Post resource:<p><i>40 maps that explain the world is a great collection from the Washington Post that</i> …

Changing the Laws of Learning

Some time ago I observed two boys. I was immediately intrigued by the curiosity and imagination. The boys had just found a very large cardboard box. …

15 Options for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos - Including on Chromebooks

<i>For the next few days I'm taking some time off to relax, play with my dogs, and ski with friends. Rather than leave the blog dormant for a few days,</i> …

An Animated Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond recently released a new feature called the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United …

New Tool Invites Students to Zoom into History

The open source tool turns the vast history of the universe -- 13.8 billion years of information -- into an interactive, visual timeline. Features …

What Does John Locke Say? - A Fun Way to Learn About Locke

Like many high school Civics and Government teachers, when I taught Civics I started out with lessons on the works of John Locke. This morning Mr. …

8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools

When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the …

Use Your Phone to Control Presentations and Share With Your Audience

Presentation.io is a service that helps your audience follow along with your presentations. Presentation.io does this by allowing the members of your …

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

<b>16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.</i>In the age of blogging and …

Pedagogy

Listen to The Iliad In Ancient Greek

Between yesterday's post about a Shakespeare iPad app and this post, I'm on a bit of a classical literature kick. Last night I listened to part of <i>The</i> …

A Virtual Tour of the Globe Theater

Back in May I shared five good resources for teaching and learning about Shakespeare. Last night through Open Culture I learned of another resource …

17th Century London in 3D

Google Earth's Street View, 3D imagery, and historical imagery is good for showing students what London looked like in the 20th Century and today. …

3 New Educational Video Resources for Teachers

SchoolsWorld is a brand-new, multimedia platform, providing innovative and informative content for everyone involved with or wanting to be involved …

Research Behind Genius Hour Choice in the Classroom

<i>Updated: I’ve updated this post and page since publishing my most recent book about student choice. I’d love for you to add resources you’ve found in</i> …

Teaching

Duncan’s Dilemma

One of my reasons for becoming active on Social Media was to engage people of influence in the discussion of education. I soon found out that there …

22 Simple Examples Of Social Media In The Classroom

Social media in the classroom, while not perfect, has its benefits.<p>Though many teachers are (perhaps wisely) forbidden to “friend” students on …

5 Things I Like About Building a PLN on Google+

Due in part to the fact that anyone who has a Google Acccount has a Google+ account, Google+ claims more users than Twitter. But based on the …

How One School Community is Using Google+

Yesterday, I shared five things that I like using Google+ to build a PLN. One of the five things that I mentioned was creating communities for your …

A Simple Video Explanation of Compound Interest

Compound interest can be a wonderful thing if you're saving money. Or it can be a curse if you're trying to pay-off a debt. Either way, it's a …

Create iPad and Android Magazines on Flipboard on the Web

Last month the popular iPad app Flipboard added a great feature that allows everyone to curate their own digital magazines. Today, Flipboard made …

The Great Economists - A Marginal Revolution University MOOC

The Marginal Revolution University is a project started by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University. MRUniversity offers MOOCs about …

The Ten Blogs I Read First

I've published lists like these in the past. The last time I did was last summer. Someone just emailed me asking for a list of the blogs that I read …

Depression Quest - An Interactive Story About Depression

Depression Quest is a website that features an interactive story designed to educate people about depression. The story puts you in the place of a …

The History and Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one week from today. Here are a couple of quick resources that you may want to include in a lesson about Memorial Day.<p>The Meaning of …

Use Clips of Seinfeld to Teach Economics

Over the last couple of days I've shared some resources for teaching and learning about economics. Here's one more that I've used with some high …