Yes, another Spanish video, but this is too good to pass up. Just think of Glee in a foreign language class. We need to do this in Latin, don't we?
My son's Spanish teacher shared this video. Pretty funny:
I have been surfing the web for teaching materials and stumbled upon Harvard's tradition of giving salutatory orations in Latin. Now, my students can no longer complain when I make them recite the openings of Caesar's Gallic Wars , Vergil's Aeneid, or compete in the Latin oratory at the GA Latin convention at Rock Eagle!
Watching Monty Python's Philosophy Football: Germany vs Greece
Listen to NPR's report on how politicians are misusing this classical metaphor.
The National Junior Classical League announced their annual creative writing contest. Learn more HERE.
Both had chops
I just ran across a 2009 article posted by Teachpaperless.blogspot.com: "21 Things that Will become Obsolete in Education by 2020." A fascinating read. What do you see happening now? Do you disagree with anything on the list?
I thought # 5 was the most interesting:
"The Role of Standardized Tests in College Admissions
The AP Exam is on its last legs. The SAT isn't far behind. Over the next ten years, we will see Digital Portfolios replace test scores as the #1 factor in college admissions."
I read all the time how employers look at Facebook pages to judge an applicant. How often do you judge a blog by its immediate design and photos before reading the articles? How can we teach content if the visual content is so important? What skills in design and film will play a role into a student's digital portfolios? Dear colleges, please don't make me have to videotape student recommendations!
Apartment Therapy drifted away from house tours full of Eames rockers and modern wallpaper for a while to give us a glimpse into an ancient Greek terrace abode. Way to recognize a good apartment whatever the age! Click on the picture to see the tour.