new “tech” additions to the room: analog and digital

So, call me a luddite for celebrating blackboards… I do, sometimes wish that I had those back instead of streaky, cloudy whiteboards.  Nevertheless, I added a new whiteboard to my classroom as part of this semester’s personal goal to revisit the driving questions that frame our projects.  At Lowe’s, I picked up a 4′ by Read More …

using Diigo to annotate poems & organize research

I recently moved over to Diigo (after suggestion from a colleague), which is a more interactive and community-discussion-friendly social bookmarking service.  Mostly, I wanted to get more control and a fresh approach to using the countless bookmarks that I seemed to have archived over the years.  You still tag, categorize and annotate, but the extension Read More …

The times that I don’t have something funny to say in class…

…or the times that I can’t create an awkward moment to re-grab their attention are the times when my students come up with their own game.  For example, groups in the class try to get away with having a giant blunt as the superior being who gives life to all… or have something that’s called Read More …