Looking at the date of my last post makes me cringe. I cannot believe it has been 5 years since my last post, which wasn’t really a post but actually a re-post from someone.
I began this blog in order to be a model for my students. Each of my students has been set-up with their own blog since 2009 and I thought it would be a good idea to model all the things I wanted them to be doing (you know those things we now call the ISTE standards). However, the workload of teaching AP English classes, honors… Continue reading
I have to applaud the federal government being for being so with the times by starting their new site Apps.gov. However, am I the only one who sees the irony with the fact that YouTube is prominently posted under their Social Media Apps section, yet pretty much no school site in America can access YouTube? So YouTube is too evil for our schools, but not to evil for our… Continue reading
I feel embarrassed and ashamed to be an American right now. You see I don’t pay too much attention to “normal” news and I just found out about the whole hoopla surrounding President Obama’s speech tomorrow. First I read the speech that was released today, then I went back looking for articles trying to figure out why so many people are up in arms.
Here’s what I found at The NY Times
You know the saying from Of Mice & Men, “The best laid plans…”, well that’s sort of what my summer was like. I originally thought it would be my typical: lay by the pool, read a ton of books on my Kindle, watch the 200 TED’s that are sitting in my iTunes, and generally relax. Unfortunately not one of those things occurred, but what did occur was an amazing amount of learning. So when I received the principal’s welcome back letter today I realized it’s time for some reflection and… Continue reading
If you have visited my site in the last few days you may have noticed a couple of things: 1. no new posts and 2. odd & continual design changes, or perhaps 3. you weren’t even able to access the site. If any of the those sounds right, I apologize. Continue reading