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Blackout Poetry

I don’t even remember how I was introduced to the work of Austin Kleon, but I have done blackout poetry with my students every year since. I was incredibly proud of my students today, pouring over books and newspapers, searching for the poems hidden within. My vice principal even dropped in for a minute for another reason and said, “Look how engaged your kids are!”

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Now what have I gone and done?

As I sometimes do over the holidays, when I have a few minutes to sit and think, I go and sign up for stuff. This time around I signed up for the RPS Half and an ETMOOC.

I have found that Twitter has completely changed my PLN, introducing me to tons of new people who share my view of education and with whom I can collaborate at anytime of day or night. My #pdgeeks are awesome!

So I signed up for and Ed tech massive open online course with 1200 or so other colleagues from around the world. I’m very much looking forward to learning and sharing. And I’m a little intimidated by the skill level already demonstrated by some other participants. This is gonna be good!