Something has slipped

A college education professor has to advise her teacher candidates not to connect with their students because of the “Facebook Law:” “It’s just better not to connect that way,” Talbut said. She said she thinks one thing schools could do to benefit students and teachers when it comes to communicating online would be for them …

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Digitally Literate Teachers

So often, we talk about our technology expectations for students and we talk about what kind of digital literacy we want to foster in students, but are we as teachers and administrators holding ourselves to the same expectations? The leadership in the school should be modeling the use of technology and helping to build community …

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Church Hopping

I am a church hopper. I almost never at the same church on Sunday morning. I want to see and get a glimpse of the different communities that are a part of Greenville. I also am extremely interesteed to visit a church when I know people who go there. I like to experience what they …

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Let’s Make a Deal

On my last flight, I realized I’ve stopped enjoying flying. Rather than being amazed at the sights I was able to see and the experience of defying gravity, I was muttering under my breath, “Straighten up! Remember there ate people back here!” I was speechless when I realized how critical I was being. Just because …

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The few

On Southwest flights, there are no seat assignments. You board and find your seat. On one flight, the stewardess asked if a few people would be willing to volunteer to move so that a family of four could sit together. No one offered. She offered free adult beverages. Hands went up all over the place. …

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Flying with Style

I’m a selfish traveler (or maybe just in general). I want to be appreciated and taken care of when I fly. I don’t want to be blamed when I almost miss a flight when it’s the airline’s fault. So you can imagine my giddiness this morning when I encountered Southwest’s unique flying experience. As we …

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Spotify Love

This is why Spotify has outfoxed iTunes. In the age of instant communication and instant feedback, Spotify’s sharing option sets it apart as the best music player.   I’ve been sharing music with my friend in England.  I can listen with her and we could even recreate the German hip hop dance class that we …

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Merianna’s Search for Meaning

I am reading Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. I am fascinated with his voice and the way that he invites his readers into the hearts and minds of concentration camp prisoners. It serves as a good kick in the pants to my incessant whining about the amazingly easy life that I lead. He reflects, “We …

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