Free Web Tools #EdublogsClub Prompt 5

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I can’t think of any super-duper creative free web tools that I currently use (and certainly not one that someone else hasn’t so eloquently written about!), so here is one I’m really sad  is no longer available.

A site that I used when I was working towards my masters about 15 years ago was Yahoo’s GeoCities.  It was a free webhosting service that was super easy to use. Part of my senior project was putting together a website to help our district teachers better understand the Professional Development Committee and how to earn their PDC points. My website wasn’t huge, but it probably had about 15-20 pages. I worked on it a lot to make sure all of the links worked. I hate broken links!! Yahoo shut the entire GeoCities site down in 2009. Yahoo gave us plenty of time to move our websites. Wikipedia has some information about GeoCities if you want to know anything else:!_GeoCities

Leadership #EdublogsClub Prompt 3

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There has been a lot of leadership change in my life this year on many levels. Federal leadership down to the most local level of my life such as my job. As part of my political advocacy, I fought hard for several leadership changes, and only some of them turned out the way that I wanted. I’m not sure I have any powerful insights on what makes a great leader, but I know when someone does something I think isn’t so great. It kind of feels like a gut-punch.

I don’t expect more out of a leader than I expect out of myself. I expect a leader to show up on time, work hard and tell the truth. I don’t think that is an unreasonable expectation in any setting. However, on the national level we are hearing about “alternative facts”.  When people with that kind of authority are coming up with that kind of garbage, what’s to keep the “little people” from saying whatever they want to say? No matter what is going on around me though, I will stick to the truth, and expect those around me to take keep taking the high ground. I’m very bad about giving second chances when someone lies to me. I just don’t see the reason for lying in the first place. (That’s why I don’t ask the question, “Does this outfit make me look fat?” or any other question I don’t really want to know the answer to!!)