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September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Nice Video On The Importance Of Asking Questions – & An Accompanying Writing Prompt

Warren Berger shared this great video on Twitter today.

I plan on showing it, then sharing the writing prompt below, and then show the video again…

I’m adding this post to both The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More and to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

What do you think the video is saying asking questions? Do you agree with what it says? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

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September 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Clips” Might Be The Easiest Tool Out There For Editing Videos

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I have my IB Theory of Knowledge students create a fair number of videos, and a challenge for many of them is finding a tool they can use for editing. Even the relatively small cost of of some editing tools is a burden.

It gets a little easier each year with new and free tools becoming available — see Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.

Today, though, TechCrunch wrote about a brand new iPhone/iPad app that might be the best video-editing tool out there – or, at least, the easiest one to use. It’s call Clips, and it’s free.

It seems great. Let me know if you agree….

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August 30, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“I Could Do That” Is A Great Video For Anyone Interested In Close Reading (& For TOK Teachers)

John Spencer just shared this great video on Twitter.

It’s from PBS, and is a great one for IB Theory of Knowledge teachers when exploring the arts.

Even more interesting – to me, at least – is how it can applied to an understanding of “close reading.” I suspect David Coleman, the primary author of the Common Core Standards, would not necessarily agree with what the video says about the critical importance of context…

I’m adding this to The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos.

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