Sometimes, it *is* about going to the blackboard or raising your hand.
Home. Long day.
So many modes. So few conversations about creating for them rather than the tools they involve.
RT @ryanbretag: If you are interested in literacy/literacies, don’t miss this presentation taking place right now: http://tinyurl.com/cv3egz
Today’s poem, kind of. http://twitpic.com/2np0k
Thanks, new Twitter friends - but I’m not shopping for a meeting platform today, just trying to help our BOCES get theirs working.
Not at THIS service level, at least.
Oh. So WebEx doesn’t support Mac. Grr.
Twitter replies are now mentions - captures the @username at any point in the tweet. Nice improvement.
RT via @teachermagazine Colo. Revamps State Spending http://tinyurl.com/c7sj9j
Spammers are out in force tonight. Or I’ve really, really made some people angry.
Why would the US DoE release research findings as Word files?
About to start a conference call. Enjoying a little piano music while I wait.
Oh, WebEx, how you tease me so.
I’d like to share a poem called “English” by Marjorie Agosin with you today, but I can’t find a copy online - so you’re on your own.
Dear Twitter: I will pay you for reliable DM send/receipts. Really. There’s a business model.
Kindle e-reader: A Trojan horse for free thought |... →
But it comes with restrictions: You can’t resell or share your books â because you don’t own them. You can download only from Amazon’s store, making it difficult to read anything that is not routed…
RT via @KyleneBeers: Reviewing info for the NCTE National Day on Writing, 10/20/09. See www.ncte.org for info on the day …
My good friend wanted to eat chicken wings for his birthday. Good to be his friend today. And always.
Um. So. Earth Hour. Um. Yeah. What was the point of that again?
What a beautiful post-blizzard snowy day. Wow.
What price, funny? http://twitpic.com/2j6p9
Halfway through two books. A few other reports. So why, then, did I just buy a digital copy of _Cryptonomicon_?
RT via @cbeard765: Technology review: Colored pencils http://tinyurl.com/2t5ghm
I’m going to lose that Scrabble game. Badly.
Not the best Scrabble start. I have six vowels.
I’ve just been gently reminded that I need to take my turn in a Scrabble game.
I have just been informed that, by special request, chocolate chips will be placed into my oatmeal cookies. Things just got better.
I’m a fan of mother/daughter cooking, especially when l am expected to eat the results.
Cookies about to be baked. Sun shining. Weekend. All is right with my world.
A bonus poem:”To be alive” by Gregory Orr http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19233 “If we’re not supposed to dance,/ Why all this music?”
Turns out that this netbook screen’s just a wee bit small for Ning message popups. First glitch I’ve run into in a few weeks of use.
Cookies. Yum. http://twitpic.com/2ii3o
Father/daughter writing time. http://twitpic.com/2ihis
I’m a fan of father/daughter cooking, too, for what it’s worth.
The artist embraces her creation. http://twitpic.com/2iias
Richland County School District One →
Evaluation forms and a district policy around blocked/filtered websites. via Twitter.
Driveway’s clear. Again.
Listening to the Chair of the TXBOE arguing for his amendments to Texas Science Policy. http://bit.ly/A8WU
Today’s poem: “We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths” by Philip James Bailey. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20240
Oh, good. Orchard’s now doing RtI. I’ve had a really poor experience with Orchard, so I hope no one in district’s getting excited.
Why is it that anytime a popular website adds the word “education” somewhere, people go wacky excited?
Tonight’s poem: “You Can’t Have It All” by Barbara Ras. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15239
Calling it a night.
The Longmont newspaper is on Twitter. @timescall
Another snow day for St. Vrain tomorrow.
Was supposed to begin teaching a course on blogging starting tonight. That’ll now start two weeks from now.