Saturday, September 12, 2009

OK. This is the third time I've tried to Post a Comment. I'm crossing my fingers that it will work this time...

So just the other day, I was thinking of this Very Thing. Rip Van Winkle. And pencils. And paper.

I have been away from teaching for FIFTEEN! years while I stayed home with own kiddos. This is my first year back at Millard North High School, teaching Spanish 1 to (mostly) 9th graders.
Times have changed. The world outside has changed.

But I was watching my 6th period Spanish 1 students complete a worksheet with golden yellow, #2 pencils. In a World of Modern Technology, this seemed almost wrong. Obsolete. Rip Van Winkle. Why wasn't I using iPods or cell phones or computers or a Smart Board?! What are the rest of you doing?!

I totally agree with Jill and her comment about the telephone and putting All This on the back burner. But HOW (exactly) do we bring our schools (our classrooms--our 6th period Spanish 1 students) out of the 20th century?! On Monday?!

I would LOVE to hear what you all are doing out there! I would LOVE some real, practical, hands-on ideas for September 14, 2009. What are yous doing out there?!

I did check out And, at the risk of missing most of the Husker game, I opted out of searching after the first thirty minutes. There's so much Stuff there.

Lora, I would have LOVEd to hear your young student play Chopin. What a Beautiful Thing!

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