Anthony Smith, Hearing-Impaired Boy, Gets Custom Superhero, ‘The Blue Ear,’ From Marvel Comics (PHOTOS)

By now, you have heard the story about the 4-year-old and the blue ear. But I thought I would share it again because it shows how much can be accomplished when people work together. And what is education if not for the power of team work?

Anthony Smith, a 4-year-old hearing-impaired New Hampshire boy, was confident superheroes didn’t wear hearing aids.

So when his mother, Christina D’Allesandro, asked him to put in his “blue ear” one day, he put up a fight.

Flummoxed by her son’s reaction,D’Allesandro emailed Marvel Comics to see if there were any superheroes who might be able to help, WCVB reports.

For the rest of the article, click on the link below. And don’t forget to check out the great artwork this little boy’s blue ear inspired!

Anthony Smith, Hearing-Impaired Boy, Gets Custom Superhero, ‘The Blue Ear,’ From Marvel Comics (PHOTOS).

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Summer Learning from Edutopia News | June 20, 2012

The newsletter below has published a list of ways to keep students learning during the summer break. It includes tips on engaging students with technology, learning to use web tools, and even has tips for professional development for educators. You can even subscribe to get your own newsletter emailed to you as it hits the internet.

Edutopia News | June 20, 2012.

I love Edutopia, even though I no longer teach in the K-12 classroom. It always offers a host of ideas that I can share with pre-service teachers and graduate education students. Technology is here to stay, and teachers need to learn how to effectively use it with students.

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Focus On: Book Blogs | The Daily Post at WordPress.com

This article may be of interest to anyone who is interested in e-publication. Blogging on your favorite books may be an option for you. If you are a teacher, check some of the sites listed to see if your students found their book reports/reviews online. The blog lists several good book blogging sites. Read on!

Focus On: Book Blogs | The Daily Post at WordPress.com.

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