Give a Listen

    Dean’s latest podcast has really gotten me thinking.  I enjoyed very much his first draft thinking on public vs. private education and what’s published, what isn’t, and what should or shouldn’t be.  More on this subject after the holiday, perhaps with a podcast of my own.    Enjoy Thanksgiving, American readers.  Pardon my […]

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November's Coloradoan Column

    Here’s my most recent column for the local paper.  Hope it’s useful.  Are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo?  I’d love to hear your stories.  I thought about joining this year — but my life is just too full.  Besides – -I’m doing the nonfiction version of NaNoWriMo through this blog.  So often […]

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Long Distance Conferencing

    I’m missing out on two conferences that I usually attend — the NCTE Fall Convention and the .  Luckily, I’m able to get a feel for what’s going on thanks to the bloggers attending in my stead.  I’m blogging what I find over at our CSUWP blog so that I can keep others […]

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Poetry Idol

    Cool. By HILLEL ITALIEAP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts and the publisher of Poetry Magazine have organized a national poetry reading competition for high school students, with the winner receiving a $20,000 college scholarship.“There’s a twofold importance in a program like this,” Dana Gioia, chairman of the […]

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Tuning In

    NPR is now pushing 194 podcast feeds.  One that’s particularly intriguing is the "Most E-Mailed Stories" feed.  Each day, the folks over there edit together a collection of the stuff that others are recommending through e-mail.  That’s a neat way to select the "winner" stories.  I like it because they have so much […]

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Can you spare a minute?

Christian writes: My topic is about teen-agers, blogging, and the degree to which itaffects their ability to write. I need high school teachers (andundergraduate if applicable) to answer a short survey gathering theirobservations on this subject. Unfortunately I only have about a week togather the data, so I am asking you to please consider doing […]

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A Hyperlocal Story

    Lisa Williams and her website are two of the reasons why we’re trying our own attempt at hyperlocal journalism.  Over at Pressthink, she wrote a great piece about why she does what she does.  There’s also a good chunk of history and process in the piece.  Enjoy.

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One More Try

    Miguel has written an that formalizes some of his thinking on filtering and blogging and creating separate spaces for schools to use for creating learning networks.  My applause to him — it’s getting published in a couple of places.  In addition to being amazed by his ability to churn out a ton of […]

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