It was a night out at Chase Field for some sisters from Alpha Chi Omega and the Fox Sports Arizona announcers had lots of fun commenting on the barrage of selfies the girls were taking.
The video quickly went viral with no doubt the stereo-types of self-absorbed girls completely engrossed in a self-absorbed session of selfies fueling the fire.
When the Diamondbacks tracked down the girls to offer them tickets to a future game, the ladies of A Chi O revealed a completely different side of themselves and their organization.
Instead of accepting the tickets the sorority asked that they be given to their national philanthropy A New Leaf, an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. The sorority is now using the ensuing publicity to generate even more support for the cause.
This is a great example of how quickly society jumps to conclusions about people and how inaccurate they can be. As educators we have to be really careful not to do the same thing in our classrooms by pegging kids with our own assumptions.
Great job Alpha Chi Omega!
It is Broadway meets “
Flocabulary” in this American History rap biography of Alexander Hamilton.
Vulture.com has the streams shared by NPR of the cast recordings. Whether you’ve seen the show or just hearing about it now. These are well worth the listen. #StraightOuttaSaintKittsAndNevis
Check it out:
You Can Finally Stream the Hamilton Soundtrack — Vulture
Sometimes the silliest things make the most sense. A
tweet this afternoon from the always entertaining @edtechhulk sums up my thoughts on bad PowerPoints to a tee.
Discovery Education is offering a two-part interactive learning opportunity for next Thursday’s Constitution Day.
At 12PM Eastern, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Beyer will host a Q&A about his role on the high court in a video town hall format.
From 1:30 to 2:00 PM US Appeals Court Judge Marjorie O. Rendell will give a tour of the National Constitution Center and field questions as well.
Judge Marjorie O. Rendell
Discovery’s event page to learn more, view grade level appropriate activities, or register your class for this FREE online learning event.
I vividly remember these AT&T ads from College and half-thinking “I can’t wait,” and half-thinking “Yeah, right!”.
Well, twenty-two years is a long time but almost all of these predictions have come true in one form or the other.
As the United States trickles back to school, Google is offering up some great tips for both educators and students.
All kinds of things from staying better organized with calendars to understanding how work is stored are covered in these quick hitting tutorials.
One of my biggest personal initiatives is to dig deeper into working with Google Classroom. A handful of the tips will help with that from both the teacher side of it and from the learner’s perspective.
55 Google Tips for Teaching and Learning.
Check out all of these resources from Google All-star David Saunders. Maps, Maps Engine, and Tour Builder are all covered. Best of all you’ll get the educational angle as well.
Resources from his CUE Rock Star Geotools Sessions.
Check out Jon Corippo explaining why the CUE Rock Star model has proven so effective when it is so different from the typical educational conference or PD.
Jon Corippo – CUE Rock Star #BLC15 – YouTube.
Join me in proposing a session or two for MACUL 2016 in Grand Rapids, one of America’s best educational technology conferences.
Call For Presenters Is Open!.
Take a deeper look at some of Michigan’s most breathtaking spots.
Trekker is new in
Street View and takes you to places the Street View cars just can’t maneuver. Michigan.org has compiled links to all of the spots in Michigan like this trek across the Grand Hotel’s famous porch.
This video is a great look at what goes into capturing all of the amazing images provided by
Google Trekker and a link to what’s available around Michigan.
Explore Amazing Michigan Locations With Google Trekker’s Stunning Street View – YouTube.