Weekend Wrapup 07/30/07 Blogging & Technology by Joel Wagner - July 30, 2007July 5, 20101 This is my second installment of the weekend wrapup. I wanted to focus on some great articles I saw this week that relate to writing and blogging. Mystery Teacher has written about the lack of good writing and grammar that has become so common throughout our society. Using the English Language lately? Copyblogger has an article about editing. I don’t edit enough. When I do edit on this blog, it is usually after I have published. We could all use help on getting anyone to read every word we write. Eric writes about the seeming lack of college education majors who blog. I wonder if this is because people are scared to start a blog for fear of not being an expert. Everyone is an expert on themselves. Blogs are a wonderful way of journaling and could be very helpful in retrospect for those and other future educators. LifeDev points us to the concept of limiting our emails to 5 sentences or less. Great idea for most email communication. Finally, Lorelle points us to her slideshow presentation about blogging. “School doesn’t prepare you for problem solving, it prepares you for solving problems.” Pure greatness. Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.