Sunday, March 30, 2014

So Why Have a Blog?

I've read and seen lots about the value of having a blog, but wonder what you think now that you've been keeping one this year. Here are some questions to consider when you reply:

  • What are the advantages of having a blog?
  • What were some of your favorite blog posts that you wrote this year and why?
  • Which blog post of yours got the most replies, and why do you think this happened?
  • Do you think it is a good idea for people outside of your class to read your blog and comment? Why or why not?
  • What recommendations would you give to teachers who are considering having their students keep a blog?
I found this image on Twitter today in which an educator offers his idea about blogging. You don't have to agree, but wanted to post it as one person's interpretation of blogging.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

So You'Ve Heard of the Kid President, But Do You Know the Real Story About Him?

In case you don't, be sure to watch the video in full. Maybe, you want to watch it with your whole class and discuss. Not to spoil the surprise, I won't say more, but please leave comments after you watch the video to let me know what you think. Thanks.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

See Some Pictures of Beautiful New England Towns

By now,  you know I live in New England. As winter turns to spring, and the snow hopefully evaporates, lots of visitors flock to New England.

I know you can't easily get here from Iowa, so thought I would direct you to a post with lots of photos of famous places in New England known for their scenic beauty.

Just check this link to get to the post, and let me know what you think.

24 Small New England Towns--each worth exploring, each beautiful in its own way.

I am also including some photos from the post to entice you to learn more about New England towns by checking the post:  24 Small New England Towns

Thursday, March 6, 2014

How Would You Change School?

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Michael Buist:

Seeking your thoughts on these questions about changing our culture of school. Your opinion counts.

  • How would you change schools? 
  • Would you go to school if you did not have to? 
  • What would you do it you were allowed to stay home from school?
  • If aliens from another planet visited your town, how would you explain to them what school is? Would you want the aliens to attend school with you? Why or why not?