My Tweets for 2010-06-15

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 15-06-2010

  • attending a pbworks webinar… summer camp time! #

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for June 11th

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 11-06-2010

These are my links for June 11th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for June 9th through June 10th

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 10-06-2010

These are my links for June 9th through June 10th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for June 8th

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 08-06-2010

These are my links for June 8th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for June 7th

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 07-06-2010

These are my links for June 7th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for June 3rd through June 4th

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 04-06-2010

These are my links for June 3rd through June 4th:

  • Brewer pupils finish 50-state ?tour? – Bangor Daily News – A Web-based project started several months ago as a way for pupils to stay connected to a classmate who moved to Minnesota last year has sparked a new educational tool that has spread across the Internet like cyberwildfire.
  • Technology – An interesting article on how to teach thinking skills…

Aaaaand, I changed the Lab again…

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 04-06-2010

lab1.JPGlab2.JPGI decided to put the computers in rows against the walls.  That way, I can get to everyone easier and can see what they are all doing.  During instruction, I will have the back row turn their chairs around so they are not messing with the computer when they are supposed to be listening to directions.

My del.icio.us bookmarks for May 27th through June 2nd

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Steve Dembo on 02-06-2010

These are my links for May 27th through June 2nd:

  • EarthEcho International – An overview of Earth Echo media, education, and community action programs, including the Water Planet Challenge
  • dipity / mojodave – amazing Oil Spill timeline.  Don’t like the Ad on the right side of the page- Obama is NOT to blame, people! 
  • What Would Yoda Do? – i love this slideshow, not so much for its tidbits of wisdom, although those are nice, but for its amazing photography of two stormtroopers in such curious situations that they seem to be alive!  I smell a photography/writing assignment here…

Don’t be a Zombie! well, at least not all the time…

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Laura Smith on 01-06-2010

I love reading Seth Godin’s blog… he always has inspirational things to say and make you think.  One of his recent posts was about the different “voices” we have in our heads.

The ego–seeks applause and recognition.
The lizard–seeks safety, wants to fit in and not be rejected or criticized.
The artist–wants to be generous, creative and make positive change with impact.
The boxer–wants to poke and be poked, seeks revenge and ultimately victory.
The zombie–wants to turn off and be entertained.
The carpenter–seeks to do useful work, and finish it well.
The philanthropist–wants to help, anonymously.
The evangelist–wants to spread an idea.
And the hunter–wants to successfully track and bring down a target.

My mind has been pulled in what seems like a thousand directions lately, and I thought maybe I was just scatterbrained. (Which I am, but that’s another story! :) ) But looking at it this way makes more sense, and makes me feel a little more normal! These various agendas are at work in our minds every day, and also in our STUDENTS’ minds. We have to find ways to satiate the Zombie while still engaging the Carpenter. Maybe through meeting the needs of the Artist and the Ego this can be accomplished.

My goal this summer (and in the future) is to resist the urge to be a Zombie, because that’s too easy. I also want to resist the urge to allow my students to be Zombies. That’s only one of the many needs that they need met. They just don’t realize it yet.

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