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Born in rural Illinois to Palestinian parents, I knew early on I was always going to be different. I was a football playing, musical theatre performing, skater kid who got straight A's. Though a slacker in appearance, I was, and still am, hyperactive. In high school I was the kid with long hair reading his own book at the back of the class, and getting detention for acting stupid during lunch. A lifelong lover of literature from all cultures, I enjoy reading my way across the world(Check out Icelandic novelist Hallador Laxness if you ever get a chance), Also, movies have played a huge role in my life. Living amid cornfields does not provide a great deal of intellectual stimulation, so it was through  movies that my family connected to the world my parents left behind. Obsessions with movies and literature took me to Sarah Lawrence College and I have lived in New York ever since. Between the theatre and used bookstores I have settled into what I feel is a great life with my wife and two dogs, Athos and Dakota.

 

 

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1 06 Synthesizing Writing Based on Audio | Essential Question: How do we write about podcasts? Outcome 2, 5, 6 Agenda: Focus Activity: What's up? - What is something you learned from reading the article you chose to write you PIE... Added on Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 08:55, with
1 05 Locating a Podcast | Essential Question: How do we locate podcasts about our topic?  Outcome: 2,4 Agenda:  Focus Writing: Compose a "What's Up" about the first question you chose to reseach. Mini... Added on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 22:44, with
1 04 PIE Paragraph | Essential Question: How can we incorprorate quotes into our writing? Outcomes: 1, 4 , 5, 7 Agenda: Focus Activity: Complete Step 1 of PIE Paragraph Worksheet Mini Lesson: PIE paragraph... Added on Monday, January 3, 2011 - 21:54, with
1 03 Using Effective Keywords | Essential Quesiton: How can we use keywords effectively to improve our search time? Outcome: 4 Agenda Focus Activity: Review 10 self/10 world questions and make any additions based on new interests... Added on Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 18:18, with
12 23 - Charitable Learning | Essential Questions: 1. How can our work in this class benenfit humanity? 2. How can we represent ourselves online creatively? Agenda: Conference Day Log onto FreeRice.com Play this game for a... Added on Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 08:16, with 2 comment(s)
12 22- RSS feeds and Blogs | Essential Question: How can online applications help improve your knowledge? Aim: Set up Google Reader account Outcome 4 Agenda: What's Up: What are Blogs?Who has them? What are they about? Mini... Added on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 08:42, with
12 21- Search Strategies | Essential Question; How can online communities help us gain knowledge and become better writers? Aim: Practice Search Box Strategies Outcome: 4, 5 Agenda: MiniLesson: Search Box Strategies Guided... Added on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 09:29, with
12/20 - What do you wonder about? | Essential Question: How can an online community help improve our knowledge? Focus Question: Write a "What's Up" post about the last thing you googled. Outcome: 6 Agenda: Focus... Added on Monday, December 20, 2010 - 08:15, with
12/17 Synthesize writing based on audio | Essential Question: How do we synthesize writing based on audio? Outcomes: 2, 5, 6 Agenda: "What's up" post: What movies are you excited to see? Mini Lesson: Listening Skills Set a... Added on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 08:02, with 2 comment(s)
12 16- Using Free Writing to Increase Fluency | Essential Question: How do we develop fluency in our writing? Task: Engage in a freewriting activity for ten minutes. Use the following question as the prompt: Where are you from and how has that... Added on Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 09:17, with
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Today we began by discussing | Today we began by discussing our books and then... 8 years 19 weeks ago in response to Reflections on 2009 Summer Open/Advanced Institute
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today we began with a think | today we began with a think pair share about our... 8 years 19 weeks ago in response to Reflections on 2009 Summer Open/Advanced Institute
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Indeed... AND and can make | Indeed... AND and can make someone dizzy 8 years 19 weeks ago in response to Swirl
Creative Commons is picking | Creative Commons is picking up litter. I know i... 8 years 20 weeks ago in response to Reflections on 2009 Summer Open/Advanced Institute
Dear YotaO, I enjoyed your | Dear YotaO, I enjoyed your post because it... 8 years 20 weeks ago in response to Superhero definition
I'm a huge comic book geek. | I'm a huge comic book geek. The world of graphic... 8 years 20 weeks ago in response to Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Getting to know everyone's | Getting to know everyone's name was a good... 8 years 20 weeks ago in response to Reflections on 2009 Summer Open/Advanced Institute
Today was full of promising | Today was full of promising activities.... 8 years 20 weeks ago in response to Reflections on 2009 Summer Open/Advanced Institute