From one of my favorite educational blogs comes a post about Attitude. I’ve copied the list below for a daily reminder to myself. I anticipate an extra challenging year coming up and maybe these reminders will keep me focused.
Is there anything you do to stay positive that isn’t on Vicki’s list?
- My attitude will not depend upon whether other teachers do their job.
- My attitude will not depend upon whether administrators are doing their job.
- My attitude will not depend upon whether everything is fair around me – life isn’t fair. It
I recently read an article (I’m sorry I don’t have the link handy) whereby a study was done that showed graduating high school students have no idea how to effectively search information. Part of the problem is that many teachers don’t know how to search. Here’s a great post that not only gives some tips for searching with Google but also a bunch of other Google uses. I use Google extensively and am always shocked when people pay for services that Google freely offrers for free… Continue reading
After posting my findings about the various browsers I decided to try out Safari 4 and Opera 9.6. I had to quickly abandon Safari because it lacked the features that I need. So I starting playing with Opera. If you look at my previous post you will notice that (on my machine) the Opera numbers were far faster than the Firefox numbers. But I wanted to play around and see if I could find the features that are important to me.
The first feature I must have is Speed… Continue reading
I recently signed-up with Conduit and created a nifty toolbar that anyone can install. My students are my target audience for this one and I was quickly able to customize it to fit their needs.
Each toolbar has a bunch of options that you can add, however because mine is for my students I tried to make it as simple as possible. Here is the result:
There are some very cool features that I would like to point out…
1. See the “Messages” button?… Continue reading