The wonderful Retro Report (which revisits popular news stories of the years gone by and follows up on their claims) has posted a great, 10-minute documentary on “crack babies,” concluding that the promised crack baby epidemic of kids with gross deformities who couldn’t attend regular school never materialized. The documentary says that the entire phenomenon […]
I have read ADHD is a major symptom. Thus far from what I have seen, that would be true. Need to read up on this again.
Bexar County’s so-called BiblioTech is a low-cost project with big ambitions. Its first branch will be in a relatively poor district on the city of San Antonio’s South Side. It will have 100 e-readers on loan, and dozens of screens where the public will be able to browse, study, and learn digital skills. However it’s likely most users will access BiblioTech’s initial holding of 10,000 digital titles from the comfort of their homes, way out in the Texas hinterland. It will be a truly bookless library - although that is not a phrase much to the liking of BiblioTech’s project co-ordinator, Laura Cole. She prefers the description “digital library” - after all, there will be books there, but in digital form.
Redeeming the Family: Blessing Children of Incarcerated Parents (by Wesley Fryer)
Wesley Fryer is not only a great educator but a great man. Here he shares how he and other men went into the Cushing Oklahooma correction facility and helped dads record messages to their children for Father’s day. What a great thing to do. Part of my own faith is the forgiveness that we can receive and as people we must forgive and encourage those who have made mistakes. If you don’t make a mistake ignore this post, if you do, then consider bringing something like this to your area. Great work, Wes. I hope our PLN’s share this message far and wide.
From Wes’ blog:
“This is a 14 minute video reflection by Wesley Fryer, who volunteered with Redeeming the Family on May 15, 2013, at the Cimarron Correctional Facility (prison) in Cushing, Oklahoma. Oklahoma currently has 17 prisons, and Cimarron is one of three which is privately operated. Corrections Corporation of America has owned and operated this prison commercially since 1997. Last week Redeeming the Family volunteers assisted 50 incarcerated dads to record video messages of love for their children, which will be mailed to their children before Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th.”
I put on this shirt from the #fallcue keynote flash mob. I wore it to remind me what I encourage teachers to be and to be that myself- to finish well. These kids spent a long time on their projects and I will thoroughly review them all. #teaching #education I love conference t shirts. I live the teachers that take the time to Ho to conferences and do this job every day and I love my students. :-) #love2teach yep.
How do you get around CIPA issues with Tumblr. I'm working with 7th graders.
Seventh graders are under 13, so you can’t have them on tumblr. I’d suggest you use edublogs or Edmodo with them instead. Otherwise, you’ll have to have one class account that you post from and have them draft, etc. You can have them on Tumblr, but it will have to be through you. Supervise them closely - there’s quite a bit of content here not suitable for seventh graders.
I’ll miss you class of 2013! I’ve been teaching 11 years and can’t remember a day without your shiny faces at the door of my classroom and the song of your lives singing into my heart. I love you all. I’ll especially miss you, my son James. I am so proud of you.
To day is their senior movie day at school and then, they’re done except for graduation next week. I’m ready. They’re ready, but one more time I’ll remember all of the greatness that we had together. You’re a special class of kids.