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Outrageous Thinking – free panel for educators and teachers – May 4

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is host to this second annual national summit (May 4 – 5) exploring the topic of Attention and Engagement in Learning. the event is sponsored by the JHU SOE’s Neuro-Education Initiative.  In conjunction with the summit, AVAM is hosting a free panel for educators and teachers on May 4, 2010 from  6 – 8pm.

Panelists include:
Ashley Merryman, author of Nurtureschock
Dr. Darla Strouse, executive director of partnership developement, MSDE
Ben Shifrin, head of Jemicy School
Antonio Battro, chief executive officer, One Laptop per Child Association
Susan Magsamen, author of Childhood Wonders, co-director of JHU SOE’s Neuro-Education Initiative

Location:  AVAM’S Jim Rouse Visionary Center – 3rd floor – 800 Key Highway – Baltimore


Wordle: Another great (free) app

Wordle is another web-based application that is incredibly simple and pretty darn cool. According to the website (www.wordle.net), “Wordle is a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.”

Basically, you type or dump in a block of text or link to a blog, then hit “go” – and, voila! – instant word art. You can tweak the colors and fonts to your heart’s content. For 38 ideas on how to use Wordle in the classroom, be sure to check out http://clifmims.com/blog/archives/2626.

Have fun!