Please give a warm shout out (Guten Tag!) to Librarian, Bernd Merker, visiting from the City Library of Leipzig in Germany. Merker is working – close to my home – at a Queens, NY library and blogging about intercultural library work at the Librarian in Residence Blog – only until July 18. Here’s the email announcement from the Goethe-Institut New York (Photo [...]
Hats off to librarian, Carolyn Caywood, and her staff at The Bayside and Special Services Library for providing people with disabilities free access to a wide range of library resources. Greg Gaudio, from The Virginian-Pilot, shares Naomi’s story - a third grader who is legally blind and just one of the many people reaping the benefits of these services. "Special [...]
Thinking about learning a foreign language this summer? Or, how about a little curriculum enhancing? If so, the following sites come highly recommended from a French teacher, and a friend of mine. But first, roll the video please… Drag and Drop French Vocabulary This Should Be Done on Big Screen with Sound Up / Listening Skills Grammar for Beginner French French [...]
Before my 4th graders left for summer break, I had them reflect on what they remember most from technology class. It was a good opportunity for me - their teacher - to receive my own tech grade. I must say, it was a humbling exercise, but one I highly recommend. By using a class blog as the portal, here’s what stuck in their minds as [...]
NPR – The House of Mirth http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19351308 http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/boehn/ModeArtistique1888.JPG http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/boehn/Englishwoman1884.JPG http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/eaa/ephemera/A01/A0172/A0172-03-72dpi.jpeg http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/eaa/ephemera/A01/A0172/A0172-15-72dpi.jpeg ***write your own book of rules for women today.
Okay – I’m salivating! I’m also going to throw myself a diss – here’s why. I’ve been posting about teachers using wikis for some time now. Right? I’ve been touting and touting, wikis make learning fun – think outside the box, etc. Well I finally made myself a wiki and gosh darn it, I am having fun! Please, if you have a moment, take a [...]