Open Source the Radio Show

    If you’re at all familiar with the history of podcasting, then you know who Chris Lydon is.  (He did the interviews that Dave Winer turned in to some of the first podcasts.)  If you’re not, maybe you should spend a few minutes at the blog for his new radio show, Open Source.  Eventually, […]

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Graduation Bouquet

  Originally uploaded by Bud the Teacher.     We held our 2005 graduation ceremony on Friday night.  Our school of 120 students sent 37 off into the larger world.  These flowers were given to me by seniors during a section of our graduation we call the Rose Ceremony.  Each flower was given by a […]

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    I received a few e-mails about a problem with the link to the podcast.  I’ve been experimenting with using the Internet Archive to host stuff — and the experiment isn’t going as well as I’d like.      I’ve changed the link to a smaller file — it seems that the Archive servers […]

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Thanks for the Meme-ries

    BionicTeacher, aside from having some really interesting ideas, is also sharing one of those pesky little viruses memes that make their way around from time to time.  He’s right, though, that we can learn more about each other when we share like this from time to time.  So, I’ll play. First 5 Songs […]

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Pushing the Boundaries

    The other day, Fred the Fish stopped by and left this comment: . . . As a first year, untenured teacher in California, I ask: how far can we go before the standards yank our collars and pulls us back? As I plan summer school, which includes a reprisal of the Vagina Monologues […]

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An Oversight and a Thank You

    There’s still more to come on my final thoughts about the blogging experiment and the coming aftermath, but I owe many folks a thank you (at the very least).  Thank you so much to all of you who stopped in and took the time to treat my students like members of the blogging […]

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An End

    We’ve reached the end of the experiment.    I’ll be reflecting over the next few days — there’s been lots to think about and respond to.  For right now, I’d like to tell you a story.       Yesterday, one of our other English teachers had some questions about blogs and blogging.  She […]

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