#K12Media: It's the Final Countdown (of 2011)

18 Dec

by Ms. Keats

For last year's words belong to last year's language

And next year's words await another voice.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.

                                T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

Eliot’s words echo the thoughts of many at the end of the year; a time to start anew, a time to recalculate one’s plans and pathways, and perhaps the resolve to end bad habits.

The #K12Media chat was started with the intention to connect a community of people who are passionate about media studies in the classroom. This experience has been extremely rewarding for us. As the holidays approach, we know things will get a bit hectic over the next couple of weeks, so we're taking a little break until January. We’d like to mark our final chat of 2011 with a question:

Where are we going in 2012?

What will you be doing in your classroom in the new year to connect your students to the world of media around them? We invite you to share your best suggestions, assignment ideas, or topics of interest that may have stemmed from a previous chat. You may even have a topic you would like to see added to a future discussion, let us know.

See you Monday at 8 (ET) on Twitter.

Happy New Year!