We Transfer is a super-easy tool for sending large files to someone. My Theory of Knowledge students love it – when they have to create videos for an assignment, they can use the website or smartphone apps to easily send them to me. They find it easier to use than uploading a video to Google Drive.
3 ways to spot a bad statistic is the title of data journalist Mona Chalabi’s new TED Talk (you can see the TED Talk video and transcript here).
I think it would be fine to skip the first few minutes of it, but after the first five minutes she does a great job teaching about how statistics can mislead. Even better, she includes examples related to pee and poop, so you know students are going to be engaged 🙂
It would be great to show IB Theory of Knowledge classes when studying math and/or human sciences.
Here’s the YouTube version of the talk:
Richard Byrne, who I assume everybody who is reading this blog knows and reads, shared this video last month. He wrote about using it when teaching about social media browsing.
I plan on adding it to a series of videos I use in IB Theory of Knowledge classes when learning about perception.
I might be the last person in the world to learn about the “Google Explore” feature that was integrated into Google Docs last fall. You can read all about it here. There’s a little button on the bottom right of a Google Doc. Click on it and, as you write, related search items appear in a column. My Theory of Knowledge students found it useful while working on their Oral Presentation outlines and essays.
When we study Perception in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes, I ask students how they would describe the color red to someone who has never had vision. This new video just was published:
Here’s a new and short video on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
I’m not sure if it’s necessary to use a video to teach the Hierarchy, but it could be a nice change-of-pace. Most Theory of Knowledge include it in the course, particularly when covering Human Sciences.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a speech on the removal of Confederate Monuments from his city, and it (or, at least, excerpts from it) will be a “must-read” piece in IB Theory of Knowledge and History classes around the country.