Current affairs lesson plans up for collaboration
Andrew Pass's Current Events in Education blog is a great source of ideas on how to use news events as stimulus for learning. He had hoped to get some collaboration from teachers through the comments on his blog but, for whatever reason, this hasn't really happened. But now, believing that the best lesson planning ideas are collaborative efforts between different teachers, he has made this collaboration easier to carry out through his new Current Affairs Wiki. I like it a lot, although I wonder how useful the current affairs are after 48 hours. That said, considering most textbooks are slightly older than that I think there's a future for teachers to update previous events with the most current affairs in that area. This is, in fact, a living textbook.