There's that old adage, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Since we can't effectively create displays for students or do in-person Readers Advisory, we've started an occasional newsletter. It's promoting our services as well as other websites and resources that we think our readers will find helpful/useful/interesting. This was what we started with: But that… Continue reading Getting the news out
While at my last school, I was asked to present on ebooks and our school's experience. Porter's is a 1:1 iPad school and virtually all of the student's textbooks were digital, so when one third of the students responded saying they preferred print was not a surprise. Some of the answers why included that because… Continue reading Will our ebooks fly off the screen?
In March, just after we closed due to COVID, the library's focus was on supporting our history classes doing research (around 600 students, all researching away... just a little crazy, right?). So we added EBSCO's Academic and High School ebooks collection, entering 3500+ MARC records into our catalog while encouraging students to search the whole… Continue reading Getting a little giddy
Luckily for me, last week I was working on campus and so missed much of the Amy Coney Barrett hearings commentary. One thing, however, did cross my radar and got me thinking. It was this exchange with Sen. Hirono: “I have no agenda,” Barrett replied. “I do want to be clear that I have never… Continue reading Am I the last to know?
A short while ago I posted Ready? Set? and so now, clearly, it's time for "go"! "Go" started yesterday, the first day of classes (remote) for the Upper School. Our Middle and Lower Schools are still doing some orientation work, but those students are on campus, getting used to the new spaces and pathways and… Continue reading Go!
A few summers ago, after working on a big weed, I texted my then-assistant. She is Québécois and I texted her en francais: je suis fini However, thanks to autocorrect, and a quick send, it came out as je suis finite (which, ok, kind of close). A year or so later, we were talking about… Continue reading Zut correction automatique!!
Last week we finally heard from our Head of School what the start of the year would look like. Because Milton is such a complicated school, with three divisions, two of which are day only and one of which is day/boarding, decisions needed to be made by division rather than school-wide. Result? Our Lower and… Continue reading So now we know… sort of…
Today my father forwarded this to me and my sister: Dear Professor Pearle, This THANK YOU note is more than 50 years late. I was in your freshman physics class at the Case Institute of Technology in the Fall of 1967. I really enjoyed your lectures; I particularly remember your ad hoc demonstration… Continue reading It’s never too late to say thank you
Today is graduation for the Class of 2020. In keeping with the crazy, mixed-up, eff’d-up year they have faced, there was a delay due to a power outage on campus. If these amazingly passionate students can survive this year, they can survive anything.
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