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Thing 2

I've operated this blog for about 1 1/3 years now. It came about because I used to send out some gigantic E-Mail at the beginning of every year listing my favorite reads, listens, and views from the previous year. That became so unwieldy to write so I thought I would keep up a blog to regularly comment on my choices as well as any other ridiculous thing that crossed my mind.
I haven't used this for any sort of classroom connection (other than occasionally mentioning to students that I have a blog) because sometimes I post a rant or two and I don't want to be screened by my district for off-hours comments. Not that I criticize my workplace or anything of that nature, but I have been known to drop an Anglo-Saxonism or two (though I strive to limit those).
Essentially, the blog has taken the place of my journal--though I occasionally write noodlings of a non-public nature in my journal.
I'm not sure how to make the connection of my blog (or anybody's for that matter) to my classroom, other than an dual exercise in proving to my students that I am human and I have an ego.
I'm open to using this in the classroom--though like most districts, blogs are verboten in RU.


Anonymous said…
great post. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you guys hear that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

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