[Integrated Learning Weekly] This week in the news…

I am exploring new ways to share updated information and news with my collegues. Here is my current method. It is a List.ly list that I am hoping to curate weekly. All of these links came from my own reading from my Feedly page, Twitter, and shared articles. I save these posts using Pocket, and…

[Mentor Text Monday] The New Culture Club

Okay, not really. The old Culture Club was enough to tide us over for a few more decades at least. Admittedly, I did just scour Culture Club lyrics for something witty. There may be a Culture Club mentor text coming soon. For today, I want to thank one of my amazing siblings for this mentor…

[Personal Accountability] My Double-Standard

Okay, I admit it.  I have been a hypocrite.  Ooooh, what an ugly word.  I even looked up synonyms to try to soften the blow, but no.  That’s the word. Although, on a side note, this definition is pretty lame… I digress. It’s time to admit my hypocrisy. I have been presenting, coaching, going to events,…

[#leadershipday13] What if?

It’s Leadership Day at Dangerously Irrelevant! To celebrate the author has given a throw down: On Thursday, August 15, 2013, blog about whatever you like related to effective school technology leadership: successes, challenges, reflections, needs, wants, resources, ideas, etc. Write a letter to the administrators in your area. Post a top ten list. Make a podcast or…

[SDAWP] Be Like Sweden

If you are old like me, or like I’m fixin’ to be soon, you might remember this commercial: Rather than launch into a discussion about how this irritated me when it came out, how it’s a tag phrase I remember now, and how it is possible they were making a joke (I hope), I will…

[Friday Free Day] NPR–rrific

It is no secret, I am a public radio nerd.  I listen to my local NPR station to and from work most days, and on road trips.  I learn something new on a weekly basis–probably more, but I try not to exaggerate other than for means of literary hyperbole.  I often leave myself short voice…

[Tech Tip] The Storybirds Are Flying

Earlier this week I told you about something I was going to try in my classroom–Storybirds. Well my caped friends, the birds they are a-flyin’. As the lovies finish their stories I’ll add them to the Student Story Bird page on this blog. In the meantime, here are two that made me smile or laugh…