This Week in Links

Class Parrot
@web20classroom posted today about Class Parrot, which could be an awesome resource. I’ve been using Google Voice to function as my intermediary since it’s release. I like that it provides me a with a local number (which means my students don’t have my actual cell phone number) and records all text messages in a Gmail-like interface. Take a look at @web20classroom’s blog post to find out more about this other interface, Class Parrot.

A Looking for Alaska Movie
If you ever wondered about the awesomeness of Nerdfighteria… I am constantly in awe of the things that Nerdfighters create, and I think this is, well, awesome.

Writing Prompts
I can’t remember whether or not I posted this link, but even if I did, there’s no harm in posting it again. I found this link in the iLearnTechnology blog a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve passed it along to the teachers in my department, and gone through all the pictures, some as my students looking over my shoulder. I have to say that my students absolutely love these prompts. My goal, with providing them as a daily bell work (one that occurs at the end of class) is to provide my students with an opportunity to write creatively. To write something not tied to curriculum. To get in the habit of writing.

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