Battle of the Browsers #SOL19

I lost access to all my Dashlane passwords, so I have been revisiting Safari as a browser since Apple has a built in password manager.

Except.

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Behind on Everything! #SOL18

Especially posting.

I have a lot to say today since I introduced my students to the group contracts mentioned before and actually, finally wrote up the assignment sheet for their upcoming group assignment. However! It is late (12:18 a.m. as I write this) and I teach at 7:30 a.m., so I need to get to bed.

I will say that the group icebreaker was a success. I asked them to come up with three celebrities (dead or alive) they would want to help them rebuild after the apocalypse, and their answers were fun. Lots of groups picked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because he played lots of characters who had to survive. One group (of girls) picked him because he would be able to carry them if they got tired, which made me laugh.

I did write down most of their answers, which I will probably share tomorrow (or not–you know me), but for now, I away to bed. Anon!

Slice of Life Challenge
Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.

Q is for Quaint #AtoZChallenge

Okay, so I already posted about this on Facebook, but it fits perfectly with the letter for today, so I’m going for it again.

Warning! Excitingly nerdy news ahead! (source)

 

I got to use a transparency today for the first time in years! YEARS, I tell you.

 

 

See, we have doc cams in almost every classroom here, which makes transparencies unnecessary and obsolete. But the classroom I was teaching in today doesn’t, and I needed to go over a student draft. What was I to do? AND THEN I REMEMBERED.

I got to use the bypass tray on the copier and everything.

Also, my transparency marker still worked. It was awesome.

Blogging from A to Z is a challenge that runs through the month of April.

For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for R.

Nerding Out #sol17

Yesterday, I put this prompt up on the board for my creative writing students:

Write a scene in which a character standing in an open courtyard filled with people she (or he) knows finds out s/he’s been stabbed in the back by his/her best friend.

After they asked, I told them the open courtyard could be any super public place and the backstabbing could be figurative or literal.

When time was up, I asked how many of them got my literary reference. Two hands went up, but then one student admitted that she only got it after the other student explained it.

So, only one student got the literary reference. One!

Then, I asked if any of them knew what the day was, and a student said, “The Ides of March.”

And I said, “That’s right! The Ides of March!”

And then I showed them the following memes/gifs:

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