Tech Tuesday: Five-Minute Film Festival @ Edutopia

This week, I’m featuring a web-based tech resource from one of my favorite websites, Edutopia.  Edutopia is a comprehensive resource designed by The George Lucas Foundation (GLEF).  Yes, that George Lucas.  Crazy right?!  What would George Lucas know about education? Turns out, GLEF knows quite a bit about the latest and greatest education trends.  Edutopia is based on 6 … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Paper by FiftyThree for iPad

For Tech Tuesday this week, I’m featuring Paper by FiftyThree.  Paper is a beautiful creative app that I discovered just about a month ago.  Coincidentally, it’s also been in the news recently because of a little problem with a certain social media site.  Just to clarify, I am not talking about the Facebook paper app. Paper is … Continue reading

This Is Water

In honor of my OFFICIAL completion of school (for now), I am sharing this speech by David Foster Wallace (full text here).  He originally gave this speech at the 2005 commencement at Kenyon. I just find it so beautifully honest, and depressing. We can’t know the meaning of “day in and day out” until we … Continue reading

What Teachers Make – Taylor Mali

It’s frustrating when I tell someone I’m studying to be a teacher, and their immediate response is, “You know you’re not going to make any money, right?” It is rude, condescending, and ignorant on so many different levels.  If anyone said this about a profession other than teaching, people would be mortified! However, it seems … Continue reading

A Class Divided

Happy Friday everyone! To wrap up the week, I finished Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. It exposes some of the misinformation “taught” in US history textbooks. I’ll be posting a thorough review of it soon, but for now, I wanted to share something I found in the book. In the chapter, “What … Continue reading

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