Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they...– Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Day 19: The First Wedding/Funeral You've Been To
The first funeral I remember attending was for my Uncle Charles. I loved him like a grandfather. He was a wonderful man. The first wedding I remember attending was for the the Miners and I was their flower girl and my brother was the ring bearer. I remember the dress being very pink and covered in ruffles. So glad my pink and ruffly days are behind me!
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 →
allisonsearfus: Click above to find images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. These images are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in...
Dear America, when you tell gay Americans that they can’t serve their country...– Sarah Silverman (via e-pic)
The Art of Storytelling →
thingsforteachers: Free Tech for Teachers explains it well: “The Art of Storytelling is a website hosted by the Delaware Museum of Art. On The Art of Storytelling visitors can listen to stories and read stories based on works of art. Visitors can also create their own stories.” I know there are a couple art teachers following me; I thought this might be a neat resource (for other content...
polaroid dreams. ♫: Why Tumblr is going purple. →
vild: Reposting this to remind everyone WHY we are going purple cyzarin:sucre: because these kids have names and they have stories. they’re real people with families and hopes and dreams that were stamped out by hate. may the reason for the color not be forgotten. Tyler…
Art Cadre! What are you doing for Fall Break? Perhaps visiting a college, completing some community service, working on an artwork for class? Please share and remember to document all you do for your service hours and on-line journal!
The Twitter Hash Tag: What is it and how do you... →
thingsforteachers: A good explanation. Twitter’s become a great source of PD for me, as I have displayed here various times. There are also chats that go on by using hash tags; for example, social studies teachers get together Mondays at 7pmEST and “chat” on Twitter using the hashtag #sschat. Other useful education hashtags: #edchat #edtech #ntchat (new teacher chat) Here is a comprehensive...
Day 14: An explanation of my day in great detail
My day started off at midnight with me talking to a friend on the phone until 1:30 a.m. It was a great conversation but as I’m sure you can imagine I have thus been exhausted all day. Then I slept until 6:30 a.m. when I woke up to get ready for work. I started my day off having a laugh with the secretaries about praying for joy in my heart… I think you’d have needed to be...
Free Tech for Teachers: MarkUp.io- Draw on Any... →
thingsforteachers: Richard Byrne gives a great description of MarkUp.io, a tool that allows you to draw on webpages, save your work and share it. This may be a great resource for your students to share notes with one another, or for you to share notes with your students.
Day 13: A list of all the places you've lived
I’ve lived in Indiana my entire life. Specifically I lived in Terre Haute for 21 years, Frankfort for 1 year, Lebanon for 1 year, Indianapolis for 3 years, and then I moved to Brownsburg 8 years ago and that is where I currently reside. I must say that while I have fond memories of my childhood hometown that Brownsburg is now where my heart lies. It’s home to me and I have my...
Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar? →
infoneer-pulse: Ford T. Smith is helping to bulldoze one of the most durable pillars of academic life: the semester. An adjunct faculty member at Kentucky’s Jefferson Community & Technical College, Mr. Smith teaches in an online program that lets students start class any day they want and finish at their own speed. One student, desperate to graduate, knocked off 113 quizzes and six writing...