I attended the book group at the local library today. Today’s group was fun! A welcoming group of women who had smart and intriguing ideas about the book. One woman, in particular, had several interesting ideas about characters and their motives that I simply hadn’t considered. I am looking forward to next month. I was … Continue reading Building Community Around Reading → Continue reading Building Community Around Reading
The National Park Service has just announced 24 new national historic landmarks. They include sites related to some more recent path including the Civil Rights movement (Medgar and Myrlie Evers House) and the Vietnam War protests (Kent State shootings site). One quirky addition is the Davis-Ferris Organ, which can be found in Round Lake, NY, … Continue reading What Would You Add to the List? → Continue reading What Would You Add to the List?
Back at the desk after a holiday break that included lots of crocheting, binge watching and then a lovely visit with old friends. The snow storm sent me home a day early and we have been settled in our den for the past three days, warmed by the wood burning stove and watching football and … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging? → Continue reading What Does It Mean to Succeed at Blogging?
Inspired by Donna Donner’s post 12 Month Human at Four O’Clock Faculty which I found on Twitter via Tamara Letter: I completely relate to @DonnaADonner in this post! Thought-provoking. Makes me want to write more! #iste2016 https://t.co/KACIDfwyYu — Tamara Letter (@HCPSTinyTech) July 5, 2016 I write a fair amount about living a life outside the … Continue reading Finding the Flow → Continue reading Finding the Flow
This probably qualifies as a rant but I think there is a larger theme that is important for all of us who interact with others on the Internet. I have belonged to one particular Internet community for more than a decade, a pleasant place where we talk about books. And, it continues to be a pleasant place, but … Continue reading What Do You Value Over Community? → Continue reading What Do You Value Over Community?
After a very full June with lots of events and a trip to the ISTE conference in Denver, I am basically home for the rest of the summer with just one vacation week planned. There is plenty to do: gardening, bike riding, pool floating top the list of R&R activities. But, I also want to … Continue reading Scratching Away → Continue reading Scratching Away
I am looking forward to participating in EdCampNova tomorrow. The organizing team has done a nice job a getting the party started early with some daily twitter suggestions and I’ve already been learning and participating. It’s a great idea that I may borrow for future events. (Plus, I’m a little excited about picking up my … Continue reading Not “Just” Attending → Continue reading Not “Just” Attending
Remember when MOOCs, very specifically those offered through Coursera, Udacity, and edX (the so-called “xMOOCs”) were going to destroy higher education as we know it? Well, a funny thing happened… Turns out fancy content delivery platforms don’t get the job done. Who knew? From the article linked above, which reports on a new study about […] Continue reading Community matters