Saturday, June 13, 2009

Getting Caught Up

Is it geeky to get caught up on my reading while on vacation? In a quick poll conducted on Twitter, the answer is a resounding yes. My justification? It's relaxing and it comes after 14 straight hours of family time in the sun. So, here's what I've learned:

Wow. Want to understand the power of Twitter? It gave these people a vehicle to organize when all other sources were unavailable.

Awesome website, printfriendly, allows you to create a better document to print. You can cut stuff out, and it reduces the spaces. Check out the video tutorial, lasting 1 minute and 42 seconds.

If you are like me, constantly worrying about how your kids (either the ones you teach or the ones who drain your bank accounts) are going to find a job and support themselves, new jobs are on the horizon.

This one is more than a month old, but President Obama continues to think outside the box in terms of education. Two words: merit pay.

Terminate textbooks and go digital? The Govenator thinks it's worth checking out.

A teacher using twitter to vent a bit has set off a debate amongst journalists and educators. Is Twitter too much for educators? Does it violate privacy issues? Interesting debate.

Still wondering if Twitter and other social networks are a good thing? This editor tackles some tough questions with some great answers. Read the answer to the first question and tell me Twitter ain't great when used properly.

Songs to consider as I listen on the screened in porch of my parents condo in Sarasota, FL. Sittin on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding. Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot. In the Ghetto, Elvis. (Natalie Merchant also does a killer live version.)

Tim Wakefield keeps on truckin. At 43, he is among the lead leaders in wins. You gotta love Wake.

Until next time, here's wishing peace and happiness to all those who seek it.

1 comment:

  1. great music for a humid Florida evening.

    kathy michaels :)