Some more general blogging references:

Some more general blogging references:
A terrific article by Jo Ann Oravec that gives an overview of weblogs as an internet phenomenon, Bookmarking the World, also includes many links to interesting blogs. The journal it’s in may be of interest to teachers: Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
Aldon Hynes posted this comment and query to an academic listserv … Read more...

Yo! Had to take a

Yo! Had to take a few days off to take care of the psychosocial being (as my Alexander teacher calls it). Instead of doing homework and other professional academic-type tasks, I played. Out to dinner with friends and drinking beer with my uncle. Turned NPR off and listened to music. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Now I can face the world again.
To wit, … Read more...

I am crushed. Leda told

I am crushed. Leda told me she agreed with Raz. She tried to soften the blow by telling me that my blog provides some “counterbalance to all the others that are sooo personal,” but clearly, I’m boring. ­čÖü
I want you to read me for my MIND! Not my daily catalogue of activities! Alas….Todd and I spoke later about … Read more...

Awesome photographs of the protests

Awesome photographs of the protests on February 15. I have a slow server and it took a long time to download all of them (literally about 5 minutes) but it was well worth it. My favorites are from Antartica and Prague.
More on the virtual protest set for Feb 26.
And some leaflets you can print for distribution.
Thanks to … Read more...

Well now, I’ve been stumbling

Well now, I’ve been stumbling along learning the blog software for Blogger.com (with intensive tutoring from my intrepid computer guru, Ben Tucker!) for the last several weeks. It’s time to “go public” and share the site with my students. Some of them (perhaps, you!) will choose to establish their own weblogs as a project for the Foundations of EducationRead more...

The blizzard comes! Our usual

The blizzard comes! Our usual pre-storm flurry &emdash; water, flashlights, wood. It’s a way of life in Vermont, but I feel for the folks further south who aren’t accustomed to winter precautions and inconveniences. I anticipate we may lose power this time, as the cold has been so intense for so long the trees will not have much flex in … Read more...

Some interesting things shared by

Some interesting things shared by some of my students: an 8th Grade Final Exam from 1892 and a recent article on Bush’s use of religious language. Also, a speech given to the US Senate by Robert Byrd, which I found via a link at Wil Wheaton’s blog. Wil (aka Wesley from Star Trek’s Next Generation. Star Trek lives!) … Read more...