Entries from August 2008

Gaga for Google in the 21st Century AP Language classroom

Date August 30, 2008

Several months ago now a CFP came through on the use of innovative technology in the classroom. I immediately thought of the work I’ve been doing with Google in my classroom and wrote up a proposal, which was accepted. In June 2008 I sent the first draft to the editors and received their comments back […]

Finally got room!

Date August 26, 2008

Earlier this summer our 9 year old television blew up. We got a 42″ HD LCD 1080P television and naturally we wanted to follow this up with an HD DVR box. We’d gotten a ton of stuff from Cox about recording hundreds of hours of Olympics, so we headed over there. Everything installed just fine, […]

It don’t feel like Christmas anymore…

Date August 22, 2008

I use to love to check my email. It was that feeling of sitting down at the table, flipping open my computer and logging into email. I would sometimes forget in the evenings or weekends to check work email, so then I would have even more to read and respond to. Then I got a […]

United Blood Services

Date August 19, 2008

A couple of years ago I got an email at work from someone named Sharon from United Blood Services. They needed a new sponsor at my high school to organize blood drives. What was I getting myself into? I agreed immediately that the National Honor Society would sponsor this. Heck, it’s blood. It’s important. We […]

Google Groups & Summer

Date August 17, 2008

It’s been awhile, but last week was busy for all of us. The students became very stressed because all of the summer work was due. Some of this became escalated if they didn’t bother reading until this week. On top of that is that one of the assignments was a group project, and the students […]

Confused kids

Date August 7, 2008

The projects surround the summer reading are beginning to come due, and as that happens I get more worried, frantic questions. Some I’ve answered 200 times already and some are better asked. Some students are confused between the two books, and sometimes I become confused too. The nonfiction is tied to the analysis, while the […]