Seth Godin’s blog is one of my favorites. Here are some posts that I think are especially good and appropriate.
The Best… What’s High School For?
Self Directed Effort is The Best Kind (just replace “job” with “school”)
Remember this week when I said one reason I show you TED talks is to expand your minds? Here’s a good example of that. It’s really short. Just watch it and you’ll get what I was saying.
This is a great set of tips from Sue Waters. For all of you who want to write better weekly reader posts you should take a look at it.
I shared this with the teachers but it just occurred to me that many of my students (and their parents) might benefit from this just as much as the teachers. One thing my husband always continually taught me about computers was to back up everything, in multiple places. This is a great free online book that walks you through the how’s and why’s of backing up data. It’s written in plain English and the author did a great job laying things out clearly. I hope you look at it and follow the advice of backing up your stuff!
Isn’t this what I’ve been telling you all for years?
You may want to check-out this article:
Common Craft is a company that makes explanatory videos in a cute simple way. This one about blogs is ESSENTIAL viewing for all of my new students. It’s only 2 1/2 min. long and will help you understand what a blog really is. I might even have a pop quiz next week based on the information.
And while your there browse around. They have some great informative stuff.
Check it out. Maybe even use it for your bi-weekly reader post.