1st August, 2014

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1st August, 2014

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry

On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.

Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.

Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.

Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

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1st August, 2014

Is anyone else having problems adding gifs to posts lately, or just me?

1st August, 2014

teachnologies:

An education blogger was fired for teaching students about homophones. Yes, you read that right.
I can’t even. He was fired because his boss thought homophones would associate the school with homosexuality because it has the word “homo” in it. What the actual hell?
You can read the teacher’s account in his blog post here: http://iwritetheblogggs.com/2014/07/24/the-homophones-got-me-a-record-of-a-recent-firing/

What the damn hell?

teachnologies:

An education blogger was fired for teaching students about homophones. Yes, you read that right.

I can’t even. He was fired because his boss thought homophones would associate the school with homosexuality because it has the word “homo” in it. What the actual hell?

You can read the teacher’s account in his blog post here: http://iwritetheblogggs.com/2014/07/24/the-homophones-got-me-a-record-of-a-recent-firing/

What the damn hell?

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1st August, 2014

Anonymous asks:

How do you sign off e-mails to co-workers or students, or particularly students you know well? Is there any way to do this well? It baffles me. Also, your post-it system is incredible

teaching-everydayisdifferent:

I am sure to have a generic signature with my name, title, and courses that I teach.  This way all of my emails end the same no matter who I am corresponding with.  It also gives a professional feel to the emails between my students and myself.  

However, I think you mean what do you write to end out an email.  Normally, I say “Let me know if you have any questions.” This works for almost any email that I send to my students. I try to keep things as professional as possible. 

My husband teaches at the college level and one of the biggest complaints between his colleagues is that their students do not understand how to appropriately correspond in a professional manner. So, I try to hep with that as much as I can.

World-Shaker once had a really good video of a presentation he did at his old job all about sending emails.  I actually showed it to kids once.  

I lost the link and I’m not sure if his YouTube channel is still active.  

That wasn’t helpful at all.  I’m sorry.  BUT, i know I’m going to screencastomatic a video on emails/attachments for my students since they’ll have chromebooks.

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1st August, 2014

tswgo:

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August 3rd is Esther Day, a holiday to celebrate love for family and friends! 
Tell a friend or family member that you love them: pick up the phone, make a YouTube video, leave them a voicemail, tell them over coffee. Tag posts about your #Esther Day to share them with the world.
Esther passed away from thyroid cancer in late August 2010, aged 16. The non-profit foundation This Star Won’t Go Out was established in her memory. You can find out more about Esther and donate to TSWGO here.
tswgo:

(Illustration credit: bored-meetings)
August 3rd is Esther Day, a holiday to celebrate love for family and friends! 
Tell a friend or family member that you love them: pick up the phone, make a YouTube video, leave them a voicemail, tell them over coffee. Tag posts about your #Esther Day to share them with the world.
Esther passed away from thyroid cancer in late August 2010, aged 16. The non-profit foundation This Star Won’t Go Out was established in her memory. You can find out more about Esther and donate to TSWGO here.

tswgo:

(Illustration credit: bored-meetings)

August 3rd is Esther Day, a holiday to celebrate love for family and friends! 

Tell a friend or family member that you love them: pick up the phone, make a YouTube video, leave them a voicemail, tell them over coffee. Tag posts about your #Esther Day to share them with the world.

Esther passed away from thyroid cancer in late August 2010, aged 16. The non-profit foundation This Star Won’t Go Out was established in her memory. You can find out more about Esther and donate to TSWGO here.

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1st August, 2014

Bury My Body Down By the Highway Side: A Road Tour of America’s Blues

detroitsomething:

Well Tumblr,

You’ve probably wondered where I’ve been for the last year.  I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like.  There’s a reason! My buddy Josh and I have been working tirelessly on completing our book. Good news is that it’s finally here!

Here’s the description:

“In the summer of 2009, two friends embarked on a road trip through a narrative history of American music. They visited cities of the dead, sold their souls at the Crossroads, dipped their feet in the Mississippi, and made memories with preachers, police, and teachers. Musicians, hippies, and gatekeepers.

And when the dust settled, they discovered more than just music.

They found the Blues.”

You can pick up the hardcopy or paperback here!  Thank you all for your support!

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how cool!

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