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I love wordle, so I was reading some of the forum information and the wordle creator had kudos for the creator of this site. The interface is a little easier to use and the results are stunning. This site has a great potential for poetry, essays and whatever you can think of.www.tagxedo.comSee More
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At 1:47pm on November 24, 2008, Matthew Berger said…
Hi Dogpile,
My supervisor told me about the workshop this Friday. I would honestly like to attend but while not obliged to attend classes I still should. But we live pretty close to each other. If you'd like to talk after school, exchange some lesson plans, or just commiserate let me know.
Goyang HS
At 1:49pm on October 13, 2008,
Hi Don,

Sorry for the late reply. Monday as usual - swamped but feeling good!

I'd love to do a workshop and usually an invitation like this is just the push I need.... Let me know what you have in mind and I promise to make it teacher friendly and first. I don't know what theme you envision but I'd love the chance to shake off all the rhetoric and do something teacher friendly like -- Teaching with a blank piece of paper. Simple but powerful ideas for teaching without anything but a blank piece of paper. Just an idea.

Let me know and if it is the weekend, I'm most often available. Thanks. Cheers,


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At 11:20pm on May 16, 2008,
Hey dogpile! I hope you had a great birthday....happy belated one!

This weekend we will have a birthday indicator -- starting to set it up, as well as do some other major changes to help "make community" out of EFL teachers and give us tools. It takes time..........


At 12:29am on September 26, 2007,

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