Posted in writing

H E R S T O R I E S | Library-Short Creative Writing Course — Blackness Personified

I decided to create a library-short creative writing course, now being offered as a virtual online course at Inman E. Page Library, Lincoln University Missouri. The course at this time focuses on women writers of Missouri including Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Lucile Bluford and Josephine Baker. The course lectures can be accessed through Youtube.com. There […]

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Posted in english/language arts, science

Some Poems to Read in Honor of Earth Day — The Reading Zone

Originally posted on wild delight: Happy Earth Day! What a great time to share some nature poetry with students, seeing as it is National Poetry Month, too. Below are a few of my favorite nature poems to share with students. ? Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight by Jane Hirshfield This is a new favorite of mine because I’ve spent…

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Posted in technology, writing

Wikipedia Project: The Brainstorm Phase — Highly Textured Librarian

Okay, so working with the Octavia E. Butler Society on the Wikipedia page for Mind of My Mind gave me a taste for creating Wikipedia pages. I want to get more experience with creating pages, but I haven’t figured out what to focus on. Or should I say, I hadn’t figured it out because now I […]

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Posted in speaking, Uncategorized

Introducing “TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking” — TED Blog

TED curator Chris Anderson’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. A great TED Talk is proof that a carefully crafted short presentation can unlock empathy, stir excitement, spread knowledge and promote a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written…

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Posted in education

San Diego Cuts Back on Testing to Focus on Children’s Well-Being — Diane Ravitch’s blog

I love San Diego. I wrote a chapter about its experience with top-down reform in the late ’90s and early 2000’s in my book “The Death and Life of the Great American School System.” Broad and Gates poured money into a plan to remake the district. Eventually, the voters tired of constant disruption and voted […]

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Posted in education, research, technology

Lilwil’s personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach — TechCrunch

Every student has a unique learning style, but it’s tough for teachers to figure out if they learn best through lectures, images, reading, self-directed practice, or group projects. By using publicly available education progress data and personality analysis, Lilwil is able to automatically identify a the best teaching method for a student and recommend it…

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