Posts tagged tumblr
Posts tagged tumblr
I’m having a chat with Dawn Casey-Rowe, a teacher and she was sharing with me what she’s doing on Learnist. This is a Learnist board about how to use Learnist. I am interested in how this works. There is also an app. It looks like a sort of combination between pinterest, mentor mob, and flipboard.
There are times for the life of me- with blogs, reblogs & rants and how people edit each other that I can see people are angry at each other but can’t figure out what happened. I could see how those who don’t use tumblr would be confused.
If you reblog and rant be careful to be clear so those reading your blog can follow-whether they use tumble or not. Seeing done confusion in education tag right now over this.
Milestones are cool and it is so fascinating to me that my 20,000 follower is a 15 year old from Bulgaria, but that is what it is.
So, a big shout out to crazysaraxox, follower 20,000 and a shout out to all of you who’ve made Tumblr so amazing. I do read the #education hashtag and #teacher as well (to stay in touch with all those opinions about teachers). Tumblr is a great place to be… you never know who you’ll meet! ;-)
Thanks to Tumblr and for all of you out there who make this such an important part of an educator’s pLN. ;-)
I have students doing personal interest projects on Tumblr. (Some are on instagram, others on Facebook) and as we meet and talk every day, we are learning a lot, but I thought I should ask some of you who are experts out there.
What is your best tumblr advice for beginners? Thanks.
The Internet Archive has ended over 450,000 journal articles from the JSTOR early Journal content or pre-1923 materials. It you work in arts, humanities, economics, politics, math and other sciences you may be interested in perusing this catalog.
Testing students over material that is NOT in the curriculum is not fair. I think that states should have a way to mark things not covered and just take the hits across the board for not having it in their curriculum instead of causing children to suffer through feeling ignorant. Common Core may be great, however, if it isn’t in the curriculum it is unfair and shouldn’t be done. What can we do? Do we cause children to stress out unfairly because adults can’t get their act together or it takes time to change the curriculum? I don’t know the answers, but the thought of a child looking at a test and knowing that some things didn’t happen in the classroom and the impact of “feeling dumb” that will happen just turns my stomach, literally. From the NEw York Times.
” And they are likely to cover at least some material that has yet to make its way into the curriculum.
The new tests, given to third through eighth graders, are intended to align with Common Core standards, a set of unified academic guidelines adopted by almost every state and goaded by grant money offered by the Obama administration. They set more rigorous classroom goals for American students, with a focus on critical thinking skills, abstract reasoning in math and reading comprehension.”
Cussing doesn’t make you cool, it makes you unsharable, especially if you’re in education. Even tough tumblr is an ecosystem, many of us have our own blogs fed by tumblr and if we reblogged your work, your profanity would go on our blogs and make us marked NSFW.
The problem is, I’m not trying to be a stick in the mud. A lot of you are really cool and have stuff worth sharing. I just saw a fantastic post on how to do something in english class but couldn’t repost because it had the fbomb in the title of the post.
I guess it is OK if you think there is enough market and reshares from those who don’t care about NSFW but if you’re writing something teachers might want to share or educators, you’re really limiting yourself. Can’t you get more creative? Can’t you use asterisks? Can’t you do something else by putting profanity in it all over the place.
Plus, when you try to get a job as a teacher you’ll find there are these rules about being a distraction in the workplace. A teacher can be fired for any reason if that teacher becomes a distraction from teaching at his/her school (had a long talk with lawyer Scot McLeod on this one) and if you write the sort of thing that will embarrass you later that isn’t good. The problem is that if you reblog it on Tumblr and their profile names and words go into your Tumblr, people who don’t understand how Tumblr works will think you wrote it.
Just wishing b/c I’d really be reblogging a lot of stuff and I can’t because it has the fbomb in it. Just wondering why it is becoming such the thing to do on educational blog posts.
Science and elementary teachers CAN’TMISS THIS. Every hour on earthday will mark another hangout by National Geographic with scientists and all kidsof amazing people. Get in on this! This is one of those things to forward!!
‘This year National Geographic celebrates its 125th anniversary and a long legacy of exploration, conservation, and research. Every hour of every day, National Geographic explorers take to land, sea, and sky (each frontier represented by a colored band on National Geographic’s historic flag) trying to uncover, understand, or help care for the world around us.
College / high school is being done in Georgia with the ACCELL program. I think the biggest issue is that it is accelerating classes and perhaps might be ahead of high school, but I promise, it isn’t college. I have some concerns but am glad that it is helping people get started towards college. I just think care must be taken to ensure the quality and calibre of teaching and content, particularly if transfer credits are being required in state.
This is an important issue. Google will be the first to let you designate what happens to your data when you die. This is a great move and something important but can be misused if it isn’t handled properly