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Genesis 11:6 motivates inventor of the internally programmable computer

“Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them which they have imagined to do.”

A young man in Portland recently had an inspirational experience in a coffee shop. He shared the experience in a blog post. If you look carefully, in it you will recognize the second half of the above quote. The title of the post has little to do with the content in my opinion, but what the author wrote is very much worth reading.


Assignment for 4 January for grades 7 and 8

Students, you will work on your blogs again today. Be sure to include content relevant to the topic of your blog. Do each of the following.

  • Include an image in a post. Make it relevant to your topic.
  • Take the poll in my blog.
  • Include in your blog a link to my blog.
  • Find my post that includes links to each blog for your grade. Leave a comment that tells what the topic of your blog is. If it requires some explanation, go ahead and include plenty of detail.

If you finish all of this, keep adding content. Do not get distracted by videos. It is okay to leave comments on each other’s blogs as long as you remember anyone can see them and choose your words responsibly. Have fun.

Added after lunch: By the way, trust me about videos being distracting. I can think of a couple students who’d easily be sidetracked by this.

If that’s merely annoying, this mix is tortuous. The first video is embedded in this post. The second is just a link to another video, configured to open in another browser tab. Can you figure out how to do each? Don’t even try until you get all of the above list items completed. While you’re passively watching a video valuable time is passing. I’d rather you spend that time learning. Still, if you have completed all of the above you may then try including a video on your page. Just choose it quickly.

These are the seventh-graders’ blogs

Here are links to the blogs for all the seventh-graders. I allowed them to work alone or in pairs.

Ajay, Claire and Genevieve, Cyrus and Matt, Heather, Jamie and Isabelle, Katie and Lizzie, Nicolas and Silas, Oli and Xavier, Ricky and Sam.

These are the eighth-graders’ blogs

Here are links to blogs for all the eighth-graders.

Alex, Alyssa, Ana, Brice, Chloe, Domo, Emma, Fiona, Hailey, Haley, Hannah, Isabella, Keanon, Mackenzie, Madeleine, Megan, Mitchell, Ocean, Patrick, Pete, Peter, Ryan and Sam.

Seems we can include polls easily enough

It seems easy, but I won’t know until I see it in a post.

Testing the QuickPress area of the Dashboard

QuickPress is in the upper right corner of the dashboard. It has areas for Title, Content and Tags. I’ll tag this with ‘test.’

It also has six buttons. They are apparently used to add an image, video, audio, media, a poll or a custom form. I’ll test the add image button.

Pic of Kirk on bridge

Kirk or Picard? That's easy.

This is the title pane – testing 1 2 3

This is the content pane. I expect what I type here to be the meat and potatoes of a blog entry. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party. It used to be country, but people mostly now use party.

Now would be a good time to have a bunch of lorem ipsum on the clipboard. Now would be a good time to have a bunch of lorem ipsum on the clipboard. Now would be a good time to have a bunch of lorem ipsum on the clipboard. Now would be a good time to have a bunch of lorem ipsum on the clipboard. Now would be a good time to have a bunch of lorem ipsum on the clipboard.