Parent-School Communications and In-school Technologies

I have just finished attending a web seminar, my usual Saturday-morning activity. Glad our power was restored in time for this! The livebinder of links for this webinar is at livebinders.com classroom20live. The actual webinar is available for playback at live.classroom20.com archives (there is a link to archives at the top of the page). It […]


What I thought was an allergy…

seems to have turned into a virus. A head cold, actually. Not influenza. Which is good, because the flu knocked me back about three weeks winter quarter. But this is bad enough. Didn’t study at all yesterday, just sat around in bed mostly, playing computer games because I couldn’t concentrate well enough between coughs and […]


inauguration day – inspiration

It’s not just adults who are interested and engaged in these times. Children are writing Letters to Obama Poetry and Slate Magazine invited its reading to craft aninvitational inauguration speech. and here is how Obama inspired someone overseas, writing in The Daily Telegraph.


Supporting our Youth

I LOVE the way WITS (Writers in the Schools), based in Houston, Texas, supports and promotes literacy and writing. I periodically visit this blog that has a poem written by a child each day. There is so much talent, so much sharing that goes on! It makes my mama/teacher/writer/human heart glad. Today only (Nov 25) […]


Election Day

A few links to sites about the voting that is going on in the United States today. Here is one in Spanish, I followed a link and followed a link and found La Nation’s Website with a blog attached. Here is a link to the local newspaper for Thurston County Washington (also read by people […]


November’s “Spare Time” Project (yeah, right)

I will participate in National Novel Writing Month again this year, but I doubt I will get the 50,000 word limit this time. That’s okay, I haven’t been writing much the last few months because of school, and it would be a good challenge to work toward. I suppose I will have most of the […]


Blog Action Day — Poverty

Okay, I have posted a few links in the days leading up to today. As I was thinking about what to write, I decided to talk about what poverty is (and what it isn’t). And a little bit on abundance. This is my own perspective/opinion, if it helps you, great — if not… would love […]


Blog Action Day -1

Okay, probably by the time you read this, it will be the middle of Blog Action Day and I will be working on my post. But in case you are a nightowl and need something to read, consider this: wealth and health are intertwined. In a few countries (Canada and Sweden, among others), a form […]


Blog Action Day – 4

Four days to go. Here is CNN’s site that is devoted to helping people. I picked the page on Poverty to start, but there are many other topics linked to as well. Impact Your World


Blog Action Day — October 15

I have signed up to participate in the Blog Action Day. The theme is Poverty, not sure what I will write, but I’ll come up with something! The date of action is October 15 — that’s next Wednesday…


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