@bcrosby good - I hope you’re out of the woods now!
[VIDEO] from Nov 2013 Clay Shirky: English Is Becoming Increasingly Important youtu.be/IRH-0jtusVM
I finally updated my iPhone to iOS 8!
How I did on Twitter this week: 67 New Followers, 82 Mentions, 290K Mention Reach. How’d your week go? via sumall.com/myweek
“like shields createdBy force fields on Star Trek [repelled] alien weapons-an invisible shield is blocking electrons” j.mp/1FxFU47
@bcrosby I just posted a comment to your blog as a test :-)
@bcrosby I wouldn’t think so… is your web host telling you your site is still too big?
@kjarrett me too! I’ve been wanting to add both a drone & a GoPro to my personal gadget inventory, & this would be a 2 for 1! :-)
@bcrosby what is the update on your blog access, Brian?
@dogtrax looks like a beautiful Thanksgiving backyard setting! :-) I hope you have a restful & joy filled day, Kevin
timstahmer Lots of people upset w/malls & big box stores making employees work on Thanksgiving. Anyone complaining about NFL teams doing the same?
@gcouros thanks George! :-)
new post: Consider Upgrading Your Home Cable Modem to DOCSIS 3.0 j.mp/1HGHsdU
iReading: Android tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware j.mp/1Fpa9tU
@teacherman82 what iPhone model? Running iOS 8 or 7?
@teacherman82 that is weird… Did you restart your phone?
I updated my Twitter “header photo”
jtotheizzoe Almost everything has been talked about or written about before. We create because we want to approach something in our own way
@mtechman Thanks for the shout out :-)
HaywoodStubble Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them. -Pablo Picasso
@lhighfill you are most welcome, it was fun to participate tonight! :-)
@RaeFearing what a great idea! I will propose that to our campus principal to pass along to their district admin team! :-)
@WokkaPatue Perhaps - thanks for the invite! :-)
#oklaed A1 1:1 classrooms amplify S behavior, which can be engaged learning or distraction/passivity. Key is good pedagogy by gr8 teachers!
@James409Jason when a tipping point like this is reached there’s a lot of ice on “the berg” under the water, if you know what I mean
@James409Jason I do not disagree. I’m also removed from the situation so I don’t know lots about their motivations, just hypothesizing
@James409Jason even if others believe that, it doesn’t mean everyone should go “fall on their sword” tomorrow over a reading test…
@James409Jason The question is more than just this 1 assessment, we are living in a toxic culture myopically focused on high-stakes testing
@James409Jason I agree these are big issues. I’ll try to find some time to write a post, hard to express well in 140 characters
@James409Jason yes, it definitely is, just like it is for a military commander or business CEO
@James409Jason for some people in some contexts, however, there can be higher values than job security which are motivating them
@James409Jason no, we all have to play by the rules if we want to keep our jobs.
@James409Jason yes, I agree. That’s what I mean by “they should be ready to face the consequences.” They may be justifiably fired with cause
@James409Jason When teachers are willing to take these kinds of professional risks I’d say a new threshold has been crossed…
@James409Jason there were certainly many people in the 1960s who disagreed with civil disobedience as a form of political speech too…
@James409Jason they also need to be ready to bear the full consequences of their actions, which are likely professionally harmful…
@James409Jason I’m not saying I agree entirely with them, but they certainly have a right to engage in these kinds of political acts
@James409Jason teachers are capable of engaging in civil disobedience just like any other citizen. Even over a reading assessment…
@EDmerger Right - it’s common for teachers who use it do it to/for everyone, regardless…
@EDmerger I’d say not in every context. Yes, extrinsic rewards can be overused. They can be appropriate for some kids in specific contexts