Gone Digital

Shortly before leaving for the NCTE conference, I found out that I need to develop a course on reading and must include digital literacy. I am so glad I discovered this BEFORE the convention, because I was able to attend many sessions on digital literacy and come away with an entirely different view of what…

Writers First

I have been thinking a lot about the questions Anthony Sedun asked in his presentation at NCTE12. What kinds of stories are teachers allowed to tell? Are certain narratives privileged over others? Do we have the freedom to say the same things about education that Sir Ken Robinson said in his opening keynote speech? If…

Lessons for NCTE 2013

This was my first attendance at NCTE, and I am hooked. Already planning to go next year. Plus, it’s in Boston! Culture! Bookstores! Art museums! Bookstores! Coffee shops! Bookstores! Write a reflection every day. I thought I would be able to remember everything and reflect later. Ha! Four days later, I can’t even make sense…

NCTE12 Reflections in the Form of 17-Word Reviews

At the first session I went to, Kelly Gallagher shared a few assignments he uses with his students. He had us try out one of them, the 17-word review. I wrote my review on Firefly: Only the best space western ever made. Too bad it was canceled after 11 episodes. Boo Fox. I decided to use the 17-word…

Vegas Haiku

Inspired by The Paper Graders’ NCTE Day2 Haikus, I have written my own series of haikus (not strict) about the experience of being in Las Vegas. I’ll do another post later on about the NCTE conference, which has been wonderful. I should probably also learn how to use spam filters since I am about to use…