Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's as easy as ABC: Always Be Commenting

There are three parts to blogging:

  1. Read.
  2. Think.
  3. Write.

Try it out. Look through the images in the slideshow below. Briefly describe the image/quote that struck you and leave a comment about. You might start your comment ...

  • I noticed ...
  • I wonder ...
  • What if ...


  1. You might not know it, but you're using comics to get our ideas moving. Words and pictures to create juxtaposition and narrative interest. Kapow.

  2. We are all at different points on the curve, links in the chain.

  3. Slides are too quick. I can't read that fast. Signed "Resource Raven"

  4. "Knowing different disconnected facts is not enough" I agree. We (teachers and students) need to know the facts link together, the bigger picture, in order to make use of them in future. Students want to be given tests that exactly replicate or "cookie cutter" the questions they have previously seen. Why not challenge them by giving questions that force them to use what they've learned and apply it to new contexts?

  5. these collection of words and images do not speak to me in way.

  6. From the slide- " Wait to you see what happens to education".

    ....really?... Not much has changed since I was in high school.

  7. Knowing many disconnected facts.....

    People can be vats of useless information, it is how you connect all of those facts to your life and to the students that is key.

  8. Lets unplug all the devices, look each other in the eyes, and just talk.

    1. "Lets unplug.." we're on the same wavelength anonymous.

  9. Love the mountain cabin picture. I want to be there right now. Who wants to join me?
    In most of the slides, I realized that I noticed the pictures first, words second.

  10. “Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak. But it is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact we are surround by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. The way we see things is affected by what we believe” John Berger

  11. I wonder about what our students will accomplish, when we and they educate for linking current and future understanding.