Month: November 2013

Comment Spam: At Lease Someone Loves Me

Comment Spam: At Lease Someone Loves Me

I was delighted today to notice that I have 20 comments on my blog posts! 20 comments from people all over the world. How wonderful. I think that spam is proof that people are evil by nature. Who does that? Just once, I want to meet the actual person behind just one of the spam …

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Reflection on “Real Life” versus the “Virtual”

Reflection on “Real Life” versus the “Virtual”

I am looking at poster in my classroom that a group of students created. It reads, “It’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with.” Where am I right now? I’m in my classroom sitting at a table somewhere in Omaha. I’m with students who are attempting to write. We are all here together in …

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The Kid Without a Computer

The Kid Without a Computer

The kid without a computer walks into my room at this 1-1 school. All the other students get their laptops out obediently and look up what they are supposed to look up. The bell rings, and the student without a laptop just sits there looking kind of lost. Sure, it’s probably his fault that he …

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