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We will share some of our work in a Google+ Community. We will upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links here.

Reminders & Updates: Week 1 & 2

Reminders & Updates: Week 1 & 2

Hi nice people,

Here are some friendly reminders and things for this week (most of this is also on the calendar, which you can find from the front of our website):

  • BOOKS: Make sure you let me know your book preferences asap (by tomorrow would be great). I’d like to be able to let everyone know so we can get books ordered. Link again here to form.
  • INTRODUCTIONS: Join our G+ group and write an introduction. Was hoping by today (Sunday), but I can live with tomorrow. Thanks Andrew and Alondra for getting us started. Instructions for joining our G+ and how-to turn off notifications on the assignments tab under “Reading & Discussions” (link here). And truly, you should read the course website to get yourself grounded for our class this semester: look over syllabus, assignments, calendar. Really.
  • INTERVIEW PLANS: Here is the link to our questions for next Thursday. To prepare for Thursday’s meeting with teachers, if it were me, I would do these things:
    • I’d copy and paste some of the questions into my own document and bring with me. I’d even order the questions in a way that makes sense to me and the things I want to ask.
    • I’d play with recording audio on a tablet, laptop, or phone to make sure I know how when I get to class next Thursday. OR, I would email Kim to ask her to bring a laptop or tablet for me to use.
    • I’ll send out a couple other reminders before class Thursday. We have about 20 minutes before teachers arrive to get situated too.
  • Book in a Box: Sabrina, Andrew and Lydia: you might check out the assignment for the Book in a Box project on the Assignments page too. You’ll leave some sort of artifact inside the Love That Dog book and a note in the journal for the next reader. Such excite.

And your first Pro-Tip: it’s time to join the community of English educators if you have not already. Some places to start depending on your social media platform of choice:

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Instagram. LINK HERE They often share book ideas or lesson plan ideas.
  • Bookmark the NCTE website: Link
  • NCTE on twitter: LINK @ncte
  • National Writing Project on Twitter: LINK @writingproject
  • LINK  
  • More next week or see who I follow on Twitter: @drjaxon

Thanks everyone! Let me know if you have any questions. To do asap: 1) let me know book choices and 2) join G+ to write your introduction.

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