Random musings. Half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts. Things that have caught my eye...
Helpful school guidelines
Commas rule. Comma rules.
Jim Coe shares his awesome presentations on comma rules. I'm quite partial to Rule 1. These are great for teachers looking for examples of interesting and effective pedagogical uses of technology. Thanks for the link, Global Learner!
Regarding teacher dress codes, Miss Profe asks, "Would we take a trial attorney seriously if he came to court dressed in a Hawaiian print shirt and board shorts? Or a hoochie skirt and midriff-bearing top?"
Despite concerns about media immersion (television, music, Internet, etc.), teens are reading like never before.
Remember the Celestine Prophecy?
Check out David Truss' Web2.0 Prophecy.
We need a plan. We really do.
Rulers for New York's state test don't measure up. There's probably a lawsuit in there somewhere. The last two paragraphs of the story are spot-on.
Have I mentioned that I like Seth Godin?!
- Better start buying your [school district]sucks domains now! (be sure to click through to read the various domain names that were bought)
- Schools are monopolies (almost). Ouch.
- Are digital refugees really just fear avoiders?
- Most schools fall in the good, not great, category. Godin believes that there's a big gap between good and great.
Have a great weekend, everyone!