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Why the name fashionzombie.net?

The simple explanation is that I like zombie movies and my name is Couture, which means (sort-of) fashion. All the obvious variations with “Couture” were already taken, so I had to find something easy and memorable. The fashionzombie name is

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Recommending a Student Laptop

I’m trying to decide if I should recommend that my students, particularly my freshmen, get a cheapo Chromebook laptop for school. We have laptops at school, but they are a pain to use. They are Microsoft machines, and crippled in

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Footnoting Lectures

As I rebuild this site for the third time, I am again reminded of the nagging problem of my failure to footnote my lectures as I have gone through my career.  This issue occurred to me for two reasons over

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Vocabulary List Ruminations

I just finished putting together and posting almost all of my US History unit vocabulary lists here in the early summer. For some years now, I have started my annual planning by putting together these lists. The lists allow me

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Late policy ruminations

Another teacher asked me for my late policy a few days ago. I’d been trying to recruit teachers from my building to work with something like my late policy. Everyone in the building has different standards and processes, so the

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The look, the feel – day 2

So I just spent 2 hours messing around with the look and feel of the site. It’s pretty entertaining. Figuring out how parents and students will see and navigate the site is obviously step one. Putting this together on WordPress

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Rebuilding fashionzombie.net

For a couple of years now, fashionzombie.net has lain dormant. I moved most of its functionality onto Google Drive. However, I did miss having a public version of the website for parents and in general. Most importantly, I needed a

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