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Stephanie & Karen

Karen Cagle, Ed.D.
Principal
Grafton Middle School

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Digital Revolution

So true

#WHsoc20 Blog

media-tree webThe educational use of technology is increasing.  We live in a digital society, where most people have access to the Internet and participate in online communities.   Online education is not just for college anymore, there are online alternatives to K-12 education in every state.          Technology tools are used in education such as computers, mobile devices, projectors, televisions, and more.  The Internet keeps students and teachers connected, and it provides access to an unlimited number of resources in seconds.  Many school districts are introducing 1:1 mobile device programs.  The school district in which I work is introducing each student having access to an IPAD at the middle and high school level, and at the elementary level each student has a netbook.  Almost every public school in the nation has access to the Internet and a computer lab.

There are barriers that prevent the integration of technology.  One big issue is…

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Cast List

After a week of auditions, where over 100 students tried out, my colleague & I finally came up with a Cast List for our first show. We managed to stretch a show that was intended for 6 actors and cast 27 instead. That’s 27 out of over 100… Yep. It’ll get posted first thing in the morning. Hopefully before the students arrive… so we can run away…

Yes, we’re chicken!!

Because tomorrow is a big day. That list could really make someone’s day/year, if a student found himself on it. For others, it could be crushing…

I hope it isn’t. Instead, I hope my students try again. Audition again. Do their best to improve their skills for next time. Show their tenacity and persevere. Refuse to take no for an answer. Walk away realizing that “casting is selection and not rejection.” Be a stronger person. Be proud of themselves regardless.

For those who receive a role, I hope my students are humble. Feel honored. Rise to the challenge of preparing a role. Honestly. Wholeheartedly. Do their “acting homework.” Step out of their comfort zone. Try new things. Grow as artists. Stay modest. Support their fellow artists. Have a positive experience.

And I hope I can help all of my students along the way, whether on or off the Cast List.

Ya know. No pressure?!?! 😜

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