Classroom Blogging Prepares Kids for the 21st Century

Jordan: First let me say that I really enjoyed reading your book, especially the emphasis you put on writing. You argue: “The central virtue of a liberal education is that it teaches you how to write, and writing makes you think.” I appreciated that you didn’t just emphasize the importance of writing as a technical skill, a workplace proficiency. Instead, you are arguing for the importance of well-structured articulation.

via Here’s Why Nothing Prepares You For The 21st Century Like A Liberal Arts Education – Forbes.

Writing does make kids think and reinforces learning in all subjects, so I fully support efforts like classroom blogging that get kids writing (and thinking) just for the fun of it! Jackson-Via Computer Club

International Neighbors | WHY CHARLOTTESVILLE?

INCharlottesvilleWhy Charlottesville?

Charlottesville is one of only 22 cities in the United States where the International Rescue Committee is located. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (http://www.rescue.org/) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people to survive and to rebuild their lives.  Since 1998, Charlottesville has become home to almost 2000 refugees from more than twenty-five countries. …

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