Thursday, September 30, 2004

Planning 10: Skills vs Enlightenment?

Do you think it's more important to learn skills while you are in school (like how to build tables or solve quadratic equations or draw contours on a map) or is it more important to think about who you are, what life is about, and how you fit into the world? Where does knowldege fit in to all of this -- do you have to have knowledge to develop skills or find enlightenment? What's school for, anyways?

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Planning 10: where's your blog?

Hey there... send a comment to this post (start by clicking on comments) and tell us what the name of your blog is, so we can read what you are up to in Planning 10. Remember... you can change your settings, template, etc. when you log in -- make sure your screen name lets us know who you are, but don't give out so much info that the bad guys can get you. If I can figure out who's posting a comment, you can earn partcipation marks. If you don't care about the marks (e.g. you just want to make your point) you can leave an anonymous comment.

For example Marcy Brown could have mbrown for a login (only she knows this) and MarcyB for a screen name, but she shouldn't give her address or last name in her profile

Reminder -- to log in and work on your blog, click the blogger sign at the top left of any blog or go to Once you're signed in, use the tabs (posting, setteings, template...) to change your blog. Use the 'dashboard" to see all your blogs. Please use appropriate langauge in your "blogging." If you want to be gross, use a different blog that you don't share with your Planning class!

Friday, September 24, 2004

Hello from the forest beast

hey... testing the post thing.

Invitation to contribute

Students are welcome to comment on a posting. Once you've been invited, you can add your own posts. What would you write about? Well... if you were in English 9 and you wrote an interesting "Image Wheel" poem, you could post it for us to read here. If you were in Planning 10 and found a good web link for resume writing, you could post the link here. Good luck!

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Links from Sep.9th lesson

Try to find one google result using only two search words...

An introduction to blogs and wikis...

Start your own blog...

A large "wiki" encyclopedia...

Create or add to your own fiction blogs

What are weblogs? What do people say about them?...$8

Using a weblog in education...

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Blog Cabin open

Well now, let's just see what happens with this. I'd like to build this blog outpost on the webriver as a place to pause and linger over some of the interesting things that come up as a teachers. There are so many cool ideas to consider, students to challenge, fellow educators to provoke, and experiments to refine that I need a quiet place to let it all be. For anyone who stops by, please be honest and forthright, leave a comment and let me know what's on your mind. I have a lot of firmly held beliefs and passionate notions about education, but I am also excited about change and willing to adjust my thinking in response to creative and intelligent challenges.