It goes without saying that every library in the U.S., large or small, should at least have a volume of selected poetry by Frost, preferably a collected works. Albertville has a Complete Poems, an Early Poems, as well as In the Clearing and North of Boston. Frost is an icon of American poetry. His poetry is accessible and is especially suited to a rural area since it dwells so much on life in the country. Although he’s considered a New England poet, I trust farm folks around here could relate to much of his poetry. His work now has historical value as well, portraying a time when electricity couldn’t be taken for granted, a phone call required an operator, and doors were left unlocked in case someone in need passed by while you were away. For Albertville, the more the better where Frost is concerned.
- Social BookmarkingSocial BookmarkingWhat is this, and how will it help my students? In the good old days, when you found a website that you liked, you simply bookmarked it on your computer. But, when you were on a different computer, you didn't always have access to it, unless you had a great memory. Enter - social bookmarking. Now, you can store all your bookmarks onlin […]
- Mindmapping and Brainstorming together.Sorry about the late posting today. If you don't know the benefits of mindmapping - check out this youtube link by Tony Buzan, the person credited with creating the concept. In the physical classroom, I learned how to use Inspiration, a commercial software that our school district had purchased. This was my software of choice - it's easy, and mo […]
- To the Cloud...Yesterday’s introductory post was very long. I’ll try to keep the rest of the posts this week very short - easier to read and use hyperlinks to direct you to further material available about the topic for those that want to explore it further. CollaborationCollaboration has long been a part of the classroom, and many students do not enjoy the enforced group […]
- Welcome to the MDE conference. Using Emerging DE technologies in the K12 classrooms.Welcome to the MDE conference. The idea behind this particular blog was born when, as a miltary wife, I followed my husband to Pennsylvania for 10 months. Unable to teach full time, I had just begun my second MDE class, and I accepted an internship in a museum setting. As a regular classroom teacher and librarian, I knew the benefit of field trips for ou […]
- No easy place to start...There is so much new technology out there that I'll have enough material to write about for a long time. I'l start off with a thank you to Jane Hart at C4LPT. She has put together a slide presentation listing the top 100 technologies for 2010, and for previous years. This is a good place to check out what is popular and even if you don't pl […]
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