It’s been well over a year since my last one of these. Let’s see what I’ve found since then. For many schools in the Northeast, there’s the approaching Spring Break in which to explore. And yes, there’s more to follow.
Books, Reading, etc.
- This is so cool: an app for the Canterbury Tales, in part produced by Terry Jones (yes, the Monty Python guy)
- Remember the old Oregon Trail game? There’s a new take on the theme, When Rivers Were Trails available. And for those who love old maps, NYPL to the rescue!
- Another great site to share is the Art Institute of Chicago’s online collection.
- I’m sharing this Beyond Fake News guide with students, hoping to help them do a better job with source evaluation.
- danah boyd is eloquent (as always) about media literacy. And Jane Lofton has a great presentation on data visualization.
- If your school has a class covering the medieval era, this game might be just the thing to bring it all to life.
- My seniors are learning where they’re going to be next year, and Stephen Bell has a list of the things they’ll need from their next librarians. How can we help them bridge that gap?
- Along with that, we need to remember that school libraries are continuing to evolve.
- For far too many students, studying history is just another box to tick for graduation. This History 101 class (and rationale) is something every history department should read about.
- This walkabout is something I’d love to try during orientation/the opening of school (for faculty and students!)
- IMVHO, ninth graders should do a serious annotated bibliography instead of a research paper.