Writing that college essay

This article raises an interesting point of how much is at stake with writing a strong personal essay for college even though students are rarely taught to do this in […]

Urban Scrawl 2011

Check out this awesome live mural painting festival going on later this month! It takes place downtown in the Franklinton Arts District on August 27th and 28th and features live […]

The Creativity Crisis

Here is an article from Newsweek (via the Daily Beast) that outlines the decline in creativity in children over the past twenty years. Also included is a description of the […]

More Links

For word cloudsТ Т and Prezi.Т Both are easy, fun, and useful for classroom use.      

The importance of Arts education

Below is an article from Guggenheim.org stating the importance of Arts education in school. Т Their study states that including Arts education improves students’ problem-solving skills and creativity. Т This is especially […]

Teaching texting as concise language

Check out this article from the New York Times about using texting to teach writing. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/opinion/20selsberg.html?scp=1&sq=selsberg%20text&st=cse Follow-up letters to editorial are here:Т http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/opinion/l29short.html?scp=2&sq=selsberg%20text&st=cse What do you think?

School Blog

Here is the link to one of my school blogs used for summer reading. http://briggslitblog.blogspot.com/   Not much activity but a short clip useful for anyone teaching 1984.

Links for Builders show

Hi, all, Here are a couple more resources for House/Divided, the Builders Association show.Т  One is a link to the Builders’ development blog, which has entries both from company members […]

What is media literacy?

What is media literacy? Take the PBS quiz and assess your knowledge of media tools and usage. After you take the quiz, ask yourself: What in the quiz surprised you? […]

PAGES 2011-2012 artists-in-residence

Elizabeth Harelik is a second year MA student in the History, Literature, and Criticism program in the Department of Theatre at the Ohio State University. She has a BA in […]

Less is more (teaching concise writing)

Pages teacher partners, this article is right in sync with the conversation we had the other day. The NY Times just releases some great lesson plan ideas for short concise […]