In Our Feeds: teacher bloggers, childhood libraries, and Hemingway’s favorite cocktails
By Megan on November 16th, 2012
Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!
There was so much going on this week! It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through November and that Thanksgiving is next week. Bring on the feasting. In the meantime, here are a few links from around the web that caught the interest of my lovely colleagues.
Tyler shared this comprehensive list of the 100 best teacher blogs. Collectively, they touch on everything from policy to chemistry to coaching to commuting to school. And in case you want to “read local,” they’re organized according to region.
Are you suffering from “digital device distraction syndrome”? Sounds serious. According to this TIME article, we are all way too fixated on our screens (smartphone, desktop, TV) and could be losing ourselves because of it. This makes me want to try to cool it on the tech this weekend. (Thanks, Nadia!)
I can always count on Lia for an article about libraries, and this one is especially lovely. Caitlin Moran of the Huffington Post shares the story of her childhood library in a gorgeous narrative: “A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold, rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen, instead.”
Alex sent over this great article on suggestions for how teachers can use social media effectively. She loves the idea of having students live tweet lectures.
Finally, because it’s the weekend, here’s a slideshow of Hemingway’s favorite cocktails. I’ll have a Josie Russell on ice. Happy weekend!
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