Friday Field Notes 8/14/15

Welcome to Friday Field Notes, your weekly source for funny children quotes, articles on education and technology, and music/app recommendations.

Student Quotes

Student 1: I colored this dog black because I had a black lab that died. Student 2: I had a dog die a couple years ago. Student 3: My dog went to a farm!

Mr. M, you've had a day to remember that. I can remember stuff in an hour. When you get old you don't remember stuff as well.

A (female): Do you want to know what pee is made of? Me: Eww. No. A: It's actually not that gross before it comes out of your balls. {Walks away before I can process and respond}

Links of Notes

A More Holistic Approach to Technology Planning - Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

This American Life: The Problem We All Live With - Expect a post about this next week

One Sure Way to Create Reluctant Readers - Kylene Beers

Album of the Week

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Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

I've loved Americana music for a long time, but go through phases on what style of music I listen to most. Right now, I'm back in Americana mode.

I had heard the name Jason Isbell for a few years, but wasn't familiar with his music. When Something More Than Free came out, I decided to check him out and added the album to my Apple Music library. This is an amazing album.

If you don't quite trust me, trust John Mayer

App of the Week

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Drafts 4

I've written about Drafts before, but it is 30% off through today. This is by far the most useful app I have on my iPhone and iPad as a busy teacher. I can't recommend it enough, especially when it's on sale.