An archived stack of papers: April 2006

Vocabulary Blogs

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Apr
  • 06
  • 2006

Blogs allow for great interaction between author and reader. They also allow for interaction between different readers, something every other media does little to encourage. But if you read something and never talk to anyone else about it, what’s the point? And if it’s only a monologue, even more so.

With vocabulary study, things like The... read more

Vocabulary Via RSS

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Apr
  • 05
  • 2006

Want to study a few vocabulary words? Want something like that for your students?

You’ll need an RSS feed of your vocabulary words (Tom put together a quick intro to RSS that might be helpful). ... read more

Copy This

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Apr
  • 04
  • 2006

Sticking with the pretty geeky educational requests, today revolves around scanning.

While discussing something in class, my girlfriend used an ACLU ad to make a point about writing argumentative essays. Before I get cries of, “wicked, liberal teachers, forcing their opinions on our youth!”, let it be known that... read more

Grammar With CSS

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Apr
  • 03
  • 2006

Here’s the example: Punctuation and Capitalization Practice I’ve typed something into a text file (saved as “text.txt”). I want the contents of that file as a variable in a PHP script so I can do some STR_REPLACE action to it, specifically so I can wrap all punctuation in SPAN tags. Surely, you can... read more

Essays Kill

In a stack of papers called Grading.

  • Apr
  • 02
  • 2006

I just got off the phone with a friend and fellow teacher. While talking about whether or not to get breakfast together (we decided we’d do it next week instead of today; I think the hour change messed us both up a bit), she asked, “Are you going to do any school work today?”

2 sets of 2 Siddhartha quizzes. 1 set of personal narratives. 1 set of essay rewrites. Another... read more

Get Rid Of Bad Teachers

In a stack of papers called Reform.

  • Apr
  • 01
  • 2006

Teachers know who the bad teachers are. So do students. So do administrators. So do parents. So do union officials.

But year after year, those bad teachers remain in the classroom. Teachers, students, administrators, parents, and union officials moan the same complaints and hold the same wishes of retirement. The bad teacher is still there and nothing changes.

The other teachers on campus... read more