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Showing posts from November 4, 2012

The Historic Presidential Elections and the Bieber-Gomez Split

Several days ago, I was thinking of writing something about 'a nation divided' in today's world superpower's presidential election. But who is going to care about my writing when everyone is so amused about the most-tweeted picture of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama? Lest the buzz about the results of the elections that resound in every angle that led to some people plunging into racial slur.

However, what gave me the greatest push to at least scribble a little bit in the midst of my busy life is the break-up between two spotlight icons: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. They earned many critics and silent enemies, but at least they are respected in their own way.

The cause: a long-time hatred for Selena by Justin's die-hard fans.

Come to think of it, why do I care in the first place? And when have I started dealing with showbiz celebrities? Seriously, I don't. But I am working with kids who look up to them as role models. Thus, I need to be conce…

'Pinteresting': Four Great Ways To Use Pinterest in Teaching and Learning

Pinterest is a recent phenomenon in social networking. However, it spreads like wildfire across the internet world.

This medium is not new to me. In fact, I was one of those who opened an account when it was introduced (probably 54,356,297th; LOL!). Because I didn't know how to make sense of it, I lost my password. LOL!

When I attended day 2 of my Reading Foundations workshop recently, our facilitator's promotion of Pinterest was so strong that it brought back my interest in Pinterest (the rhyme sounds ridiculous but I can't help it!). Ms. Laura Pilland, 1st grade teacher at Dare County Schools, NC, is a guru in Pinterest, and she needs to be named and recognized. She showed us how organized her account is, and what we could get from Pinterest.

After 24 hours of waiting to be re-invited in Pinterest (that's what you will also do if you are new to Pinterest!), I tried to figure out how we can make sense of it in teaching and learning. Below are recommendations on how P…
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