On the heals of last weeks TED talk by Mike Rowe, I highly recommend taking a look at Seth Godin’s newly created manifesto about school and education. Feel free to blog about any of his ideas. I’ve send this out to teachers but I think my students may have more to say about the ideas presented.
A blogger/educator that I follow is Richard Byrne. He has great tips about everything, but I think his 11 Things You Should Know About Blogging post is highly relevant to all of my students. You are all bloggers now, and while in the future I’ll share this at the beginning of the year, it’s never too late to refresh, remind and renew one’s commitment to their blog. Oh, and the “niche” that he refers to…remember “your sentence”?
Guy Kawasaki (Apple guru) gives some great tips for presentations:
See that cute little print button that’s now at the bottom of each post ↓. That’s a cool little print and/or e-mail feature. Try it. Go ahead and click it. I dare you. Okay…silly, but might come in handy. I’ve enabled it sitewide so that if you want the feature on your blog you can have it too.
Much of the material I use in class that relates to essay writing comes from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s online writing center. I will be going over a great deal of it but there is a plethora of good information there and I strongly encourage everyone to explore it.
I really like this post that give 4 Tips for Serious Bloggers. Most of you can’t do anything about your typography, but the others are worth noting, and it’s a quick read.
Right, in 11th and 12th grades we don’t usually go over grammar (or spelling)… very often. However there are a few words that tend to elude (or is it allude???) most people. With that in mind I highly recommend you visit the following links and add the topics into your RSS readers (because I know you were all diligent in setting one up!)
And speaking (well, actually writing) of grammar & spelling…
I came across this post tonight about jailbreaking iOS 5. Extra credit for the first FIVE people who send back a COMPLETELY & PROPERLY (non-italic words) corrected version to me.