Archive for March 2015

James Bond, Sherlock, and the Common Core – SCN Encourager

Keep honing your “I Spy” skills. You may need them. For there’s yet one more troubling dimension of our nation’s pell-mell drive toward relentless standardized testing that totally caught me off guard – test security. Of course, our student testing must always be fair and above-board, but there’s something about the new “super sleuthing” part of it all that’s a little…

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The naked digital native – SCN Encourager

And don’t worry. As Bob Dylan used to sing,“It ain’t me, babe.” I’ll keep my clothes on. And… come to find out, a naked digital native isn’t as racy as it sounds, anyway. Dang. A naked digital native is actually someone who chooses to “unplug” and remain free of today’s technological entanglements. Kind of a rare bird, don’tcha think?…

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U new to Wufoo? This redux covers the basics.

Everyone learns in their own way. No getting around it. If you’re like OPO here (your “One Person Office” partner in crime), you may have missed SCN’s first two video tutorials on Wufoo, which is a great service for creating online forms. As a busy school communicator, it’s understandable that you’re crazy schedule is understandable. However, if you’re like…

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A Daily Double at the 2015 MSPRA Conference – SCN Encourager

Kudos to the Michigan School Public Relations Association Bravo to the leadership tag team of President Micki O’Neill (Ingham ISD) and President-Elect Kristin Tank (Muskegon Area ISD). They’re definitely one-of-a kind school communicators… unique just like these red tennies… only 2X. If one-of-a-kinds can be 2x, that is. But no matter. My computer is working properly again…

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