Mathew Needleman's Blog – January 2008 Archive (6)

Carnival of Education

I'm honored to be hosting the Carnival of Education this week from Eduwonks. I hope you'll join me in what promises to be an exciting assortment of articles from around the edusphere.

If you're new to blog carnivals, here's how it works. You submit your article using this form by Tuesday, 2/29 at 5:00 PM PST.

I'll compile the entries and post them here on Wednesday, 2/30. See you there!…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 24, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Clay Animation Podcast Bonanza

Thanks to Greg Paulsen, Kevin Hodgson, and Carolyn Daly for joining me to discuss the ins and outs of clay animation in the classroom including rationale, sample projects ideas, and down and dirty tips on how to get started.

If you have iTunes, please subscribe to the podcast. Future podcasts are now being edited. If you don't have iTunes, you…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 22, 2008 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

Let the Digital Storytelling Begin

The Digital Storytelling Blog Carnival is now online.

Let the storytelling begin.

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 15, 2008 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Design and Storytelling on Film

Creating Lifelong Learners

An interesting conversation began in Students 2.0, where Anthony, a high school student, wrote,

" home movies, most...student videos are lacking a thesis and a design to support them. As technology allows us to integrate creative projects...we need to give students the tools to funnel their…

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 14, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Integrate Video Production in the Classroom

Excerpted from Video in the

1. Student engagement. Too many students in urban cities are dropping out. Engaging students early and providing positive experiences with school can help to hook these students before they leave.

2. Student achievement. Every classroom has a few students who are below grade level. Traditional teaching is not working for these students.…


Added by Mathew Needleman on January 6, 2008 at 11:02am — 3 Comments

Day in a Sentence

Members of Classroom 2.0 are invited to submit their Day in a Sentence for the feature which I am guest hosting this month on the Creating Lifelong Learners blog.

It's a fast, simple writing activity that you may want to implement in your classroom after trying it… Continue

Added by Mathew Needleman on January 3, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments


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