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A Teacher's Life is Moving to TypePad

A Teacher's Life

FYI, I've moved this blog to TypePad. It's much easier to customize and manage blogs with this service, although it is not free. So if you're one of the two people who look at this site, make a note of this change!

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I've been looking a bit more closely at blogging and all that it entails. I'm especially interested in life beyond Blogger and how people create and maintain well designed and interactive weblogs. This site has come to my attention as one way of increasing web traffic for a blog, so I'm going to give it a try.

Friday 5: Misc. Sites

The Friday 5

Hi Subscribers,

Here's a quick list of sites that I think are worth checking out. Again,
I learned about most of these during the Apple Distinguished Educator
Institute last week.

The Friday 5 is going to continue in its present form, but I'm also
going to be sending out the list via Yahoo! Groups. The reason for this
is that people can subscribe to the RSS feed in Yahoo Groups. If you
have no idea what I am talking about, don't worry because I will be
addressing the subject of RSS feeds and news aggregators in a future
issue! If you are interested in joining the Yahoo Group for the Friday
5, please visit

Have a great week,

Lucy Gray
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools


1) Domino Artwork

A teacher at my school just had her students render the Mona Lisa in
dominoes, so I decided to check out the web site of the artist who
inspired their project.

2) Mabr…

Friday 5: NECC 2005

Hi Everyone,

Long time, no Friday 5! I think I'm going to sporadically send out
Friday 5 lists during the summer as I'm just too busy these days. Here
are a few sites that I've picked up from that National Educational
Computing Conference which concluded today in Philadelphia. I didn't see
as many sessions as I normally have in past years, so I don't have a
slew of sites to pass on. However, the buzz at NECC seemed to revolve
around podcasts and blogging, so many of this week's list revolve around
those topics. In light of how podcasting, blogging and RSS feeds are
taking off, I am now going to try and add the Friday 5 to my blog and
hopefully I'll even attempt a podcast this summer. Stay tuned!


Friday 5
NECC 2005

eSchool News Conference Information Center NECC 2005 Weblog

I wrote a few entries for this blog, but they are not posted yet. Make
sure you browse this blog, especially if you were unable to attend the

Web Sites, Blogs Can Boost Your Career - Yahoo! News

If you do a Google search for the woman's web portfolio mentioned in this article, it pops right up. I thought her site had a nice design to it, and it looks like it's done by a professional company. There are dozens of ways to do something similar, probably without spending a ton on a professional service.

Anyway, I don't think the content of this article involves rocket science. Most people in my field have already realized that having a "web prescence" is important professionally.

I think the next issue regarding personal information online is going to be how to remove yourself from certain situations that may involve details being online. Heck, it seems everyone is googling each other for more info! How much info is enough? And is should everyone be privy to all this information?

Web Sites, Blogs Can Boost Your Career - Yahoo! News