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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Sub Plans for Tuesday, 5/8

Dear Guest Blogger! Thank you for taking over my blog today while I am ill! You are appreciated.

Some general things you should know about our day:

1. Beginning the day: We usually start with some banter and news-sharing. Remember to let all participants have a turn!

2. Seatwork: All participants are expected to do their own work. Whispering voices are tolerated so long as volume remains low and all talking is assignment-related. If participants cannot follow these rules, they can complete their posts in silence for the remainder of the period.

3. Ending the day: Just before the end of the post, remind participants of key details of the assignment, asking if anyone needs clarification. Remind them that their assignment is due no later than next Monday, but that it may be completed early.

4. Attendance: Please make a note of any participants who are absent or tardy this week.

5. Discipline: You should not have any discipline problems, but should something unexpected arise, there are Take-Home Detentions and an assortment of referrals on my desk. You may also send any unruly participants to these other blogs.

Today's Assignment:

Weird Internet Stuff

1. Using the Internet, participants will locate and link to any webpage, gadget, or site of interest to them.

2. Participants will be able to (PWBAT) use the a href= protocol to create hyperlinks in their responses.

3. Finally, participants will examine links posted by others and generate well-reasoned, thoughtful critiques using proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Please collect all assignments and leave for me upon my return.

Thank you! Have a great day!

E. Downey

32 comments:

Tyson said...

this kid makes me jealous!

Tyson said...

... but he's not good as this guy

Brannon said...

what about this chick

Tammy said...

Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution -- yes, I admit, they ARE very cool. But me? I prefer to rock it old school

Tyson said...

Ok, it's getting late, let's dim the lights and eavesdrop on a real cybersex conversation and get our jollies on.

Tammy said...

My "well-reasoned, thoughtful critique of Tyson's post, using proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation is:

That was fucking hilarious. Should I be ashamed that parts of it also made me kind of hot?

Elaine said...

So what sort of plans did you leave for the technologically challenged student in your class?

I don't know how to make a link in the comments section. Can I have a writing assignment please. I need to pee... it's an emerrrrrrgency.

Frustrated, I get up and hit my neighbor on the head. WHY WON'T ANYONE PAY ATTENTION TO ME!

Have you read my modifications because I have reduced assignments. Does that mean I only have to post half a link? I get to repeat the instructions back to you as many times as "I" need. And, I need close proximity to teacher at all times for instructional benefit and behavior management. Look in the special notes section. You are to take up my keyboard if I start getting frustrated so I won't bang on it.

Ask B... he knows.

Elaine said...

PS... those little word verification codes you have to type into the box in order to post your comment discriminate against dyslexics. First, I am calling the news station, then my attorney.

Tammy said...

Elaine, I just emailed you a quick "hyperlink how-to", so check your inbox. It's easy-peasy-one-two-threesy, I promise.

Tammy said...

I freakin' LOVE Freebirds World Burrito -- eating there just makes me happy to be alive. But today I found this burrito calorie calculator from a similar restaurant...

Chipotle Nutrition Calculator 2.0

...and I wept. Good thing I usually go for a vegetarian Halfbird, but still! Good God!

Tammy said...

Dedicated to Billyfish

Elaine said...

Okay, I have Tammy's email open and blogger so I can follow her easy-peasy-one-two-threesy instructions. So let's see how it goes

Hairy Crab

The Size Of Our World

Well, let's hope this works. I suppose I could have tried it out some place else first, rather than here... but where is the adventure in that?

Elaine said...

Hey... it worked well first time, and I didn't have to send Erin 20 practice posts.

Elaine said...

I liked the one dedicated to Billyfish. I like Chamillionaire, so I was compelled to watch it all the way through.

B betrayed me though... that was just wrong.

Tammy said...

Elaine, the "Size of our World" link is cool...although I don't believe I have ever felt so insignificant.

Billyfish said...

Whoa, everybody. Shouldn't we have a prayer before class begins?

Tammy said...

In Elaine's most recent post on the abortion debate, she links to an article written by Brian Elroy McKinley which, after reading it multiple times, inspired me to read some of the other articles on his site

...wow.

Should you want to have a debate on Christianity, forced morality, or the Religious Right, this would be your go-to guy.

Interesting reading... be sure to check out his "About the Author" commentary.

Tyson said...

Wow... synchronicity at work; I have already heard of hairy crabs, and actually used this link's photo as a desktop picture. Starnge creatures, these things!

Tyson said...

OK, MY hairy crab is a different species than Elaine's. Mine was discovered just 2 years ago, and it's called kiwa hirsuta.

Tyson said...

Sheesh. Nice going, Elaine. You got me on an animal kick with your post. I can't help myself now, so I'll just post one more link to this crazy spider and then suggest you look around it's host site NewCitters.com. I could spend hours here!

Elaine said...

Your link doesn't work, Tyson... the crazy spider one that is.

Elaine said...

I read some of El's other writing from his site. I even emailed him... sadly, he didn't respond. Oh well. Nothing I've found so far on his site seems all that surprising to me, from a religious perspective that is. Though, I can see how it would seem so for many people. I had fun reading between the lines and musing about what he probably meant. He is open and honest about many things most decorous Christians avoid, the whole "three things you should never talk about in polite company," et al, to which I boast no loyalty. His writing is compeling and arresting, not to mention prolific... but I think we are now completely of task from our assignment. ;) Elaine dreads the smack of a well placed ruler when wielded by an experienced hand.

Billyfish said...

Can't Believe It's NotBig Butter Jesus

Tammy said...

(LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY!)

You KNOW how much I love me some Big Butter Jesus -- THANK YOU, Fish! Just when I thought Butter Jesus on the cover of Sgt. Pepper was the ultimate in funny, along came Butter Batman Jesus...

Life is sweet. Buttery sweet.

Tyson said...
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Tyson said...

Oops. Here is the intended link.

Elaine said...

Cool spider. I had to open the link cautiously. I am arachnophobic, genuinely. I have worked hard to improve the issue, including therapy. Spiders are marvelous creatures. Learning about them has helped the cause. I doubt I know nearly as about them as Teacherman-Sciencegod, but enough to appreciate their splendor.

I think I will post more about spiders on my blog.

Tammy said...

In honor of my Roman Catholic roots, a Python classic

Everybody sing!

2 girls slapping each other said...

Speaking of Monty Python.

Michael Palin: An argument isn't just contradiction.
John Cleese: It can be.
Michael Palin: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
John Cleese: No it isn't.
Michael Palin: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
John Cleese: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
Michael Palin: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
John Cleese: Yes it is!
Michael Palin: No it isn't!
John Cleese: Yes it is!
Michael Palin: Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.
(short pause)
John Cleese: No it isn't.

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

Tonight, my heart wants Snow Patrol

"Run"
Music/Lyrics: Snow Patrol

I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Away from here

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Slower slower
We don't have time for that
All I want is to find an easier way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart my dear
We're bound to be afraid
Even if it's just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Billyfish said...

Girls slapping each other. Kinda got me hot. Turnabout is fair play. For the ladies here is Men Slapping Each Other