Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Every article we have read has proven the same point over and over: Generation Y students are more engaged in a learning activity when it involves technology or new media. As teachers who didn’t grow up using new media or technology any … Continue reading

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Internet lingo snakes into the classroom, no LOLs from teachers

NSFW, defriend, facebook official, tweetup. WTH am I even talking about? Just ask your barely literate 9th grade student. Besides the technical jargon that comes along with internet technology, there’s also an entire social dialect spoken by social internet users. … Continue reading

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Fail blogging: Grammar Edition

I hope all of you are familiar with the FailBlog.org website. Fail Blog posts user submitted videos and photos of humans being, well, pretty stupid. Every time I see a “fail” photo I can’t help but to feel a little more … Continue reading

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Why blogs are becoming the norm.

I’m becoming a real believer of digital media in the classroom. The benefits seem to outweight the negatives so greatly that it would seem neglegent not to bring media in to your classroom. I have defended Twitter’s use in the … Continue reading

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This article is so scary, it could be a Halloween costume

You know the old saying “ignorance is bliss?” If blissful psuedo-innocence is your saving grace then don’t read this blog. ‘Cause after the paragraph break, thinks get real bleak, real fast. Does twenty-three billion dollars sound like a lot of money to you? Do you … Continue reading

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YouTube: The Key to Reading and Writing?

When I picked up Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie, the first thing I did was flip to the back jacket and find his photo. “Barnacles!” I exclaimed quietly enough that the librarian wouldn’t tsk, tsk at my boisterousness, “I can’t read … Continue reading

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Purposeful Championing of Twitter…Again

Yes, I have that much faith in Twitter. Though satisfied with previous post, I feel like the topic deserves a wee more discussion. So, I did some digital researching and found another YouTube video that I think y’all will like. … Continue reading

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