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A letter to Kershaw County School District via their PR person and an associate superintendent who were “Instrumental” in having the book Angry Management removed from a  summer reading list. This is in direct response to Chris Cructher’s response that I blogged about yesterday.   First let me say thank you two and Mr. Douglas […]

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I sent this in an email to staff, and shared via facebook too. This is a snippet from my reader (Jenny Lucca’s Lucacept–Intercepting the Web) about a recent Ted Talk (Formal Title — Ted: Ideas Worth Sharing). Ted is pretty much a favorite video blog, and I’m always playing catch up with it. The snippet […]

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photo © 2010 Abby | more info (via: Wylio)It’s research paper time in the library, but today the un-paper research project was born.  I have an English teacher who lamented that a college prep high school English class of hers was extremely varied in abilities and interest in her class, and she was trying to […]

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The Read, Write, Web site announced the demise of the Flip camera and its software yesterday. I heard about it from several sources, particularly in my reader and via Twitter yesterday.  My friend John Woodring blogged about it today as well. Point, Shoot, Record, Edit And let’s face it, we like them because they are […]

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photo © 2009 Franco Bouly | more info (via: Wylio)Here is an exchange in Facebook that I engaged in tonight.  Please excuse the letters used in place of names as I want to protect the identities of those in the exchange. I did send my friend the current login and password in a private email […]

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Sun(ny) Research

Since the hour was pushed back, we have a new problem fourth block in the library.  Cathedral ceilings that include glass panes provide a beautiful view of Carolina blue skies, but now that sunset is earlier, the bright afternoon sun shining through those high western windows wreaks havoc with the monitors on the eastern side […]

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Music Piracy spells the end of the traditional model for those in the music industry to make an honest living from their talents. At least it is according to my students. Current Events Class Guest Speaker Today I worked with our current events class to discuss the recent shutdown of Limewire as a way to […]

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Recently I’ve stirred up a conversation regarding filters here (yet again.) Look what Ann Oro, a friend from my PLN dropped in my lap tonight! Ann Oro (aka njtechteacher) is referring her friends and PLN members to Nancy Willard’s  recent post regarding filters in schools today, and Nancy is right on the money! (Thanks Ann!!) […]

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Meet Me at the Equinox

This week our school will host a book discussion on the New Moon (Twilight Sequal)  just before the release of the movie! We are planning trivia, a jeopardy game, and musical chairs of sorts, as well as discussing the plot, predicting the movie and what might not make the cut, and favorite characters. We have […]

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I guess I should rephrase that question–is uploading/downloading “copyrighted” music through p2p file sharing legal?  I’ve had this conversation with kids (even my own) frequently, and generally it winds up being an argument that is pointless.  The kids tell me it is so easy, will never end, and can’t be stopped, and not only that […]

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