So, this working from home means I sit a lot.
And it hasn’t been good for my back. The egg timer helps, though. Every 20 or 30 minutes, the ding ding reminds me to get up and stretch. Some days that’s easier than others. Today, I had so much to read, I ignored the signal.
From my Google Reader:
- Will’s post about kids heading back to school and finding….the same old thing. I wondered how parents reacted to my “back to school” presentation/discussion when I told them their kids would be blogging, skyping, working in groups, and having much choice in their writing. Ha, they were probably on edge as much as fellow 2.0 parents are to see chairs in a row!
- Nine Study Tips: We keep learning about how to do this well. Why don’t we all do it?
- The Line of the Week: I keep thinking about this one
- And this one, which I’ll return to again. The changing nature of authorship. I left a comment on Dean Shareski’s blog sharing similar thoughts. Writing doesn’t matter until there is an audience…and this post discusses how authorship is changing.
As the article suggests, we are nearing an age of nearly universal authorship. The question that remains is how educators and educational systems – the creators of those hated classroom essays – can adapt to this change. Currently, researchers are exploring how students’ out-of-classroom writing, such as with fanfictions, can be used to help them learn. However, educators need to also address the continuing role of shame that is part of our discussions of young persons’ writing.
Shame? I’ll let you go read the rest of the post to learn more about that. Much to think about….
image: By MiikaS