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Why Raising The Standards Won't Make Kids Read

I recently sat in on a class in which none of the students had done the reading. It was an 11th grade English class; they were reading a fat canonical American novel, maybe 350 pages long. 1,239 more words

True Confessions

baldbiker reblogged this on Baldbiker and commented:

This is so true, and it needs to be addressed before it will get better.

The unexpected...

Every now and again, something or someone unexpected catches the public imagination, step forward Sister Christina Scuccia.  This 25 year old nun from the town of Palermo, Italy not only wowed the studio audience with her blind audition on Italy’s The Voice, but she completely blew away the judges as well.   65 more words

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When I die, who will I leave my cloud content to?

Like many people these days I have purchased movies and shows through the cloud and I have content on a server in many places I have never visited nor am I likely too. 297 more words

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Liebester Blog Award

Hello there.

Life can be full of surprises, and it would seem that the same applies on the blogosphere.  I follow Regi McClain at www.regimcclain.wordpress.com… 289 more words

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Daily Post: Linger

Daily post: linger

There are many times in my 55 years of lifelexistrence that I have, or would have loved to linger, but the four below sum up what I bvelieve to the best about life as we live it, in all it’s comical  and gloriousform. 1,269 more words

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Exploring #Parthenon, Pericles and People with 21st Century Digital Tools

Late last year I attended an international gathering, the 2nd Colloquy on the Parthenon Marbles titled Parthenon an Icon of Global Citizenship. My contribution focused on ways of employing the tool kit of 21st Century digital strategies in teaching about Ancient Greece, and about the Parthenon in particular. 247 more words

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