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On Edupunkism

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Edupunk.Isn’t.Dead (“That works…” – an EducatorBlog Comic)

“A guy walks up to me and asks ‘What’s Punk?’. So I kick over a garbage can and say ‘That’s punk!’. So he kicks over the garbage can and says ‘That’s Punk?’, and I say ‘No that’s trendy!'”

Billie Joe Armstrong

“Punk to me was a form of free speech. It was a moment when suddenly all kinds of strange voices that no reasonable person could ever have expected to hear in public were being heard all over the place.”

Greil Marcus

I have a friend who is extols the virtues of direct vocabulary instruction. My word of the day today is edupunk. My friend would say that my use of the word edupunk is “so 2000” – but better late than never (this doesn’t apply to use of the phrases “whoop there it is”, “that’s whack”, and “fo ‘shizzle”).

Here are resources for the aspiring edupunk:

TechLEARNING Blog: Daily web 2.0 tools and tips for teachers.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling: A primer for educators who want to use digital storytelling in the classroom.

Hypertextopia: An innovative online project that aims to change the way people write and tell stories.

The Library of Congress: Teachers should integrate photographs, sound clips, copies of old pamphlets, and many other primary sources into students’ learning.

A great lesson plan that integrates Library of Congress materials into a Civil War lesson.

Google Reader: The easiest way to subscribe to and view blogs. Educators should try to read blogs a few times per week and search for eduhacks (kind of like lifehacks, but for teachers).

ToonDoo: A free and easy to use comic strip creator that teachers and students can use to communicate ideas in new ways.

WordPress and Blogger: Blog it out.

Fo’ Shizzle my Edufizzles.