By Guest Blogger Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer
There are these phrases that spring from the pens of pundits and spread outward through the culture.
"Yuppie" (the derivation of which scarcely anyone considers anymore, but which was supposed coined by erstwhile essayist Bob Greene to mean Young Upwardly Mobile Person) is a good example. There are scads of other such phrases: Both…Continue
Added by Writers Plot on May 12, 2007 at 4:29pm — No Comments
SEOmoz’s new Web 2.0 Awards were announced yesterday. Last year’s list led me to tools that became a regular part of my life online. There’s lots to explore. Some are already favorites. Some look like great fodder for pathfinders. Others present some cool potential for incorporating in learning activities.
Among the categories:Continue
Have been reading Friedman (The New York Time ) spin on globalisation and of course was interested in his perspective (it is driven by economic models raising…Continue
Just wanted to share our very easy end-of-year display case idea. Our seniors look forward to this all year.
We put out boxes of index cards and art supplies. Each senior decorates a card with his or her plans for next year. They go crazy competing to create the very best index cards--school colors, mascots, all sorts of images. We cluster them. (For instance, all the Penn State cards go together. All the military cards go together.) This year we photocopied their 9th grade pics from…Continue
Added by Joyce Valenza on May 1, 2007 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Please read about my new book FAT TALE available at www.barnesandnoble.com also www.amazon.com FAT TALE, written and…Continue
Please join Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA) on May 17th from 7:00 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT as we share our talents with other communities around the world. This pilot event will be an opportunity to meet artists and see their work. We don't yet know exactly what to expect, but are hoping for happy, amazing and inspirational introductions to creativity around the globe. If you can't participate, we do…Continue
Added by Erika Thickman Miller on April 26, 2007 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Just spent some time perusing the forum and have come away with a refreshed sense of what I want to accomplish before the end of the year. My colleague is retiring and was speaking with me today about how she can make things easier on me through the end of the school year as she won't be here through the end (and I don't blame her for not wanting to lose some of her sick days, especially expecting a grandson around that time!). I just can't believe that the end of the school year is so close…Continue
Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 26, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments
In true Karol Sacca style- today we held our final book buddies of the year. Since this was our last one, I made the kids read from part of the world I chose.
For the last few years it has been authors from IRAQ,
but this year since so many teachers in our building were working on Africa- we chose that. I'll bet we had 30 folks
signed up and they were reading some really good titles. I was a little disappointed
because several students had…
Added by guybrarian on April 19, 2007 at 8:25pm — No Comments
I was just catching up on David Warlick's blog, 2 Cents Worth, and realizing that there's a conversation going on about people feeling they have nothing to contribute to current conversations (he was speaking regarding the Classroom 2.0 ning, but I've actually heard this comment in a few different places lately), especially with those who have much to say on those topics and who do speak out. I've been thinking that way recently, as well, though I also haven't had the means nor the…Continue
Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 19, 2007 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Blog postings are here.
I wish there was a way to embed my blog in Ning.
Added by Rob Darrow on April 18, 2007 at 10:54pm — No Comments
This site is awesome. I will be sure to mention it tomorrow night at our SLST meeting at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca. If you are in the area, you are invited to come!
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Added by Lesley Edwards on April 17, 2007 at 2:45pm — No Comments
To my wonderful colleagues who might wander through this morning, it might look like I'm sitting on my rear and not doing anything. The truth is, I'm trying to rejuvenate myself for the last stretch until school is out and also take notes on ideas for next year. I'm starting graduate school again this summer (this time for a CAS in Digital Libraries) and know that even if I intend to plan this summer and come up with some snazzy ideas, I won't. I'm taking two classes this summer, then two in…Continue
Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 17, 2007 at 11:09am — No Comments