Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Bits & Pieces, aka the Dangerous Allure of the Internet... and one interesting coincidence

The Polite Umbrella: I really need one of these. I have been told that I am a hazard to others when carrying an umbrella. Also, I never quite manage to hold my umbrella in the optimal position to keep myself dry.

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My Science Box: My freshman RA has become a middle school science teacher. She and I ran into each other at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute two summers ago. But I knew all that already. Irene has a neat new website where she is sharing her "science boxes" - basically, kits for a unit of study - starting with the ones she made at the Exploratorium and including new ones she's created since then.

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Music blogs............ a new world to me, these are just two that I've found...... what are your favorites?

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Blog Awards:

The Best of Blogs Awards: Nominate your favorite blogs in many categories, including Education & Homeschooling. I think the deadline is 1/3/06.

eSchool News Education Blog Awards: Nominations open until midnight on January 6th.

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And now for the coincidence you've been waiting for....

I read Joanne Jacobs' book, Our School, while I was at home. It turns out that one of the teachers at DCP worked at the same school I did during my first year of teaching. We weren't on the same grade level and taught no students in common, and it was a big school, and I was laying very low that year, so I didn't know her well, but she was very committed, funny, patient, interesting. I knew that she moved to California, and I guess I knew it was to work at a charter school, but I had no idea what happened to her after that....

Maybe more on the book later. I have things to do besides surfing the web. I swear.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ms. Chalky Talk said...

I tried going to the Practical Theory site that you nominated for Best of Blog...it didn't work from your link, which will disqualify the site for nomination. Is it entered correctly, or is it me?

12:08 PM  
Blogger ms. frizzle said...

I've been having trouble accessing it, as well, but I'm pretty sure the link is right... maybe his server is down?

12:26 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lawrence said...

It's always tough to guesstimate musical taste, but here are three music blogs I can't live without:

Fluxblog: http://www.fluxblog.org/.
Extremely hip and indie-oriented, but for the best in new music, I swear by it.

Music (For Robots): http://music.for-robots.com/.
Eclectic and experimental, but they've introduced me to a lot of my current favorite bands.

Said the Gramophone: http://saidthegramophone.com/
All over the map. For example, there's a song on there now by Paul Newman from Cool Hand Luke and two Curtis Mayfield tracks.

4:22 PM  

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