Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Here's a nifty website I came across recently. DocStoc allows you to upload documents you've created. You can not only store your stuff there, you can embed your documents in webpages you create in message boards, wikis, or...oh...say...blogs so others can view or download them.

You have the option of making your documents public or private, and you can search through their public files for documents you might want to use yourself. This is an ideal place for teachers and students alike to publish their works online for class.

Here's an example of how they're embedded using a rubric I created:

Senior Research Paper Rubric -

Monday, October 5, 2009

Welcome fellow Wilkes grad students!

I've had a blog here for sometime, though I haven't been terribly active in recent months. It's quite possible that this class will help jump start my bloggy enthusiasm.

In any event, here it is for class: my content area is English, and I normally teach grades nine and twelve, though at the moment I am the CFF coach for the high school. I won't be back in my regular classroom until the second semester in January, but I am looking forward to it.

As far as posting an image goes, I'll give you this:

This is a book that was suggested to me a few months ago by a fellow English teacher. It explains how the NCLB act has been very effective in wiping out the joy of reading for most students and gives ways on how to reverse that trend. I heartily recommend it.