Random musings. Half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts. Things that have caught my eye...

Helpful school guidelines

Ewan McIntosh kindly shares East Lothian's self-publishing and social media guidelines for students and for staff:

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!

Hoochie skirts

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?"

Madison dust-up

There's a battle raging over the Madison (WI) school district's decision to turn down $2 million in Reading First money:

Teen lit

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.

Patrick Higgins nicely extends my contrarian post regarding Web 2.0. Thanks, Patrick!


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?!

Have a great weekend, everyone!