It is very much too early on a Monday morning.
I’m currently at our state edtech conference and, as part of the team running this show, I don’t get much time to write about, much less reflect on, what’s happening here in real time.
So, just a few quick observations before the day kicks into high gear.
This is my annual playlist of new-to-me tracks, added to my collection of holiday music. Stuff I can stand to hear in heavy rotation this time of year.
Definitely not the far-too-cheery, often annoying dreck you’re likely to hear in the supermarket and mall.
In the world of science fiction movies and television, it seems as if aliens are constantly dropping in from all parts of the universe. Sometimes they come in peace. More often, the reason for the visit is more sinister.
Then there are all the people for whom jumping back and forth through time seems to be more of a local trip.
Fortunately, there are a couple of fun resources to help keep track of all that traffic.
According to the College Board, the SAT is “intended to measure literacy, numeracy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college”.
But the New York Times has discovered that this high school ritual is far more a measure of a students socio-economic status.
Something many of us who taught high school understood decades ago.
To all who choose to celebrate this most sacred of days.
Which is not entirely snark since this is pretty much the most universally honored “holiday” remaining on the US calendar. It’s also one that I don’t think anyone has added a “support the troops”/military spin to. Yet.