Help wanted: Moving Forward classroom wiki and podcast projects

Although we need some more lists of subject-specific blogs (which I'll work on in future posts), the blogs page of the Moving Forward wiki is basically a pretty solid resource right now. The wiki and podcast pages, however, could use some work...


If you know of an exemplary K-12 classroom wiki or podcast project, would you add the link to the appropriate wiki page?

  • Classroom wiki projects
  • Classroom podcast projects
  • Thanks!

    [The Moving Forward wiki houses a collection of resources to help presenters and change agents as they help move schools and universities forward into the 21st century. If you have a resource to add, please do so!]

    Why American history lives between the cracks

    The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?

    Videos
    • History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
    • In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
    • Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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    Juice is terrible for children. Why do we keep giving it to them?

    A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.

    Pixabay user Stocksnap
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    Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

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    Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

    Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

    (Eugene Sim/Shutterstock)
    Surprising Science
    • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
    • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
    • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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