Thursday, September 27, 2012

Because it's important to know the territory...

When we put new hardcover library books on the shelves we attach their dustjackets with Mylar covers, which can make it hard to see art on the interior of the jackets or covers. A student reading Catherine Fisher's Relic Master series was looking for access to a hi-res map of the countryside of the fantasy world, and we were lucky to find (through a Google Image search) that illustrator Dave Stevenson's agent Jennifer Vaughn has shared one through her blog.

For more information about the series, check out the reviews on goodreads.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Learning and Teaching: Walden

Some lovely original poetry, and a moving tribute to one colleague clearly making a difference:

From YouTube, Cooper Vacheron's channel:

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by 
Featuring Tyler Appel and Elsie Helou
"Young Mind" by Anthony Fertitta - Narration written by Brendan Thomas
Filmed and Edited by Coop Vacheron
Recorded by Chris Kelly
Music by Youth Lagoon

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CDC: Burn to Learn

Burn to Learn Infographic from the CDC and Making Health CDC Burn to Learn

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Education Rethink: Why I Love Teaching

Education Rethink: Why I Love Teaching: 7 April 2016 Clarification: By John Spencer, in 2012 (9/16). I linked to his post because I liked it and agree with him on many points!
I often try and justify my job with words like "life-long learners" and "critical thinking." It's true, the meaning, the purpose, the vitali...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First post for "just playing" class blog

"Hello, World!"

Yes, I'm a geek for tradition. Here's a collaboratively created explanation of why the text above is meaningful for a first post: Where does Hello World come from?. The highest rated answer, from Wikipedia, makes me a little sentimental because I learned C by reading Kernighan & Ritchie myself.

        printf("hello, world");

A light-programmable biofilm displaying the Hello World message (thanks to Wikipedia, link below)
"Hello World Program." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 Nov. 2012. Web. 12 Sept. 2012. <>.