I’ve often read that endnotey and heavily annotated papers, returned to students after a week or two, aren’t terribly useful for improving student writing, and yet I see that that’s how many teachers seem to “grade” papers. That annotation work that the teacher “has” to do also is given as a reason why more writing doesn’t […]Read More So Why the End Comments After Two Weeks, Then?
I’ve been a big fan of the K12Online Conference since it began in 2006 and have had the good fortune to be involved in some way with most years’ event. This year’s conference is chock full of interesting sessions, and I’m pleased to share with you that I’ve got a session in this year’s conference. […]Read More Make/Hack/Play Session at the 2012 K12Online Conference
Sugar cookies for breakfast. So that’s something. # “On the internet today, reading something twice is an act of love.” http://t.co/Mb5bwbJp # From my reading: Flip This http://t.co/yxhV90ad # Starting today with a small clicker class. (Although, they don’t click any more.) # @CurriculumTalk @kadding That is cool. in reply to CurriculumTalk # Visiting an […]Read More The Week in Tweets for 2012-10-15
Just had to teach myself how to hash a file’s contents with SHA-1 to find its location on a server. So that’s Monday. # Related: We live in a fascinating world. http://t.co/pczBAVab # I am a bad designer. Turns out I’m a worse designer on an 11 inch screen. #goodtoknow # @funnymonkey There’s that. in […]Read More The Week in Tweets for 2012-10-08
When I was a kid, I didn’t do too well with eating my vegetables. My mom, wanting to see some eaten, offered me plenty of salad dressing to eat with the vegetables I wouldn’t, and I got awfully fond of salad dressing. But not so much the vegetables. I was in my twenties before I discovered […]Read More Let’s Skip the Salad Dressing
“I’m not convinced training kids like puppies with “treats” is the way to turn them into lifelong readers.” http://t.co/PRNoNLPr # @ScottElias A stylus. For sketching. in reply to ScottElias # @ScottElias Currently, a Pogo. But I like the look of the Cosmonaut. in reply to ScottElias # @SVVSDLibraries You’re most welcome. Thanks for joining us. […]Read More The Week in Tweets for 2012-10-01