Lenses Originally uploaded by Bud the Teacher I’m thinking about how to write about this book. And while I do, I’m realizing that this picture, quite by accident, is all about ways I see things. Several ways.

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I’m Not Waiting

For many of my colleagues, the last few days have been some of those days where it’d just be better if there were no Internet, and there were a safe place to hide.  Folks’re keeping their heads down, or their hackles up.  Either way, something’s not right.  Between Oprah and NBC, it seems that everyone’s […]

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The Week in Tweets for 2010-09-27

Starting the day with a department meeting with the superintendent. # Best name ever for a document full of long numbers and bits of administrivia. http://twitpic.com/2qbuw6 # Re-posting. Because she's right. http://milobo.edublogs.org/2010/09/17/easy-is-a-four-letter-word/ # So it looks like Oprah Winfrey solved all the problems of public education today. Whew. That's a relief that she could take […]

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Keep. On. Writing.

I’ve been trying to make it more of a habit to make it to the blog lately to write.  Not so much for you, but for me – there’s lots going on and I fear losing the important bits in the maelstrom of daily tasks.  I figure that a few minutes spent writing any of […]

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On (Purposeful) Play

In the Digital Learning Collaborative, we tell teachers that year one of their two-year commitment is to play with technology. ((Year two is all about teacher research.  To be honest, I’m not sure which year is harder.)) And we mean “play” in the best sense of the word.  Fiddle.  Tinker.  Explore.  Discover.  Try.  Fail.  Reengage. […]

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The Week in Tweets for 2010-09-20

@bonstewart I wonder if Heath's _Ways with Words_ would be useful. Different populations, but I suspect some connections. in reply to bonstewart # @willrich45 @timwilson I like the idea of that process. Except for the part where I lock my books into Amazon for forever. in reply to willrich45 # @bonstewart I figured she was […]

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The Week in Tweets for 2010-09-13

Just looked at my NCTE/NWP schedule. Going to be a busy event. Fun, though. And thoughtful. # @TeachaKidd Google Presentations. in reply to TeachaKidd # @TeachaKidd You said you wanted free. I think that’s as close as you can get if you want to host and display. in reply to TeachaKidd # @kfasimpaur For prompts […]

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